By Dan Ambrose: Moments ago, Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) obliterated Josesito Lopez (30-6, 18 KO’s) by a 6th round TKO on Saturday night at the on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California, USA. Maidana dropped Lopez in the 6th round from a right to the head.
Maidana then unloaded on a badly hurt Lopez with a nonstop storm of shots causing the referee Lou Moret to stop the fight at 1:18 of the round.
Lopez had fought well in the 4th round where he appeared to hurt Maidana with some hard head and body shots. At point it looked like Lopez had knocked Maidana down, but the referee ruled it a slip. Maidana was kind of pushed down but he was definitely hurt at the time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (31-3, 17 KO’s) made the mistake of coming out aggressive tonight against the hard hitting Adonis Stevenson (21-1, 18 KO’s) and it cost him big time by Dawson getting knocked out by a single left hand from Stevenson in the 1st round at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Dawson was fighting more or less okay up to the point Stevenson nailed him with a big left hand shot. Once that shot landed, Dawson went down flat on his back on the canvas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Boxing Muse: It appears the rivalry between David Haye and Tyson Fury is gathering momentum and will hopefully result in a contract being signed for what can be classed as one of the biggest fights in boxing.
Each camp should take confidence in the fact that there is a blueprint on how to beat each other. Even though Tyson is undefeated and Haye has only lost to Carl Thompson (in 2004) and the youngest Klitschko brother. It seems apparent that there are ‘keys to victory’ which seem obvious routes to take if one is to be victorious. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Sometimes when a fighter moves up in weight they find themselves in situation where their power doesn’t carry and they’re physically overwhelmed by the stronger fighters at this weight. This is going to be Josesito Lopez’s situation tonight against Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) in their fight at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Lopez isn’t strong enough to be fighting at 147, which is why I’m not surprised that he chose to stay at 140 for so long despite being huge for the weight class. Lopez’s just not a big puncher.
He lucked out against Victor Ortiz last year because he was trailing on all three cards at the time that Ortiz quit on his stool after the 9th due to a broken jaw. Lopez was losing by the scores 86-85, 87-84 and 88-83. Lopez absolutely needed Ortiz to quit because he was going to lose that fight. It’s this fight that made Lopez and it’s not much of a win to be honest. It was more like a gift than an actual win for Lopez. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Photo Wende By Jim Dower: WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (36-2-1, 25 KO’s) toughed out a 12 round majority decision win on Saturday night against challenger Ola Afolabi (19-3-4, 9 KO’s) at the Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany. The final judges’ scores were 114-114, 115-113, 117-111.
Huck clearly deserved the win, but not by the 117-111 score. That was ridiculous score. Afolabi clearly one the 1st round and dominated from the 9th round against a tired Huck. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a predictable result, WBC Silver super middleweight champion James DeGale (16-1, 11 KO’s) stopped his over-matched, 2nd tier opponent Stjepan Bozic (26-7, 17 Ko’s) in a 4th round TKO on Saturday night at the Glow, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, United Kingdom. The fight was halted after the 4th round ended after Bozic couldn’t come out for the 5th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: The October 5th fight between IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s) and WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) is now a “done deal” according to Team Povetkin. The two fighters’ management have been negotiating over the drug testing for the fight, which had been one of the last points that need to be ironed out.
Fightnews.com is reporting that Vladimir Hironov announced that the Povetkin-Wladimir fight is a “Done deal.” Read the rest of this entry »
Stevenson’s promoter: If Adonis doesn’t beat Dawson it could be a long time before he gets another world title shot
By Allan Fox: At 35-years-old, Adonis Stevenson (20-1, 17 KO’s) is in a must win situation tonight against WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (31-2, 17 KO’s) in their HBO televised fight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. A loss for Stevenson will put him in a situation where it might take him one-two years get another title shot. At his age he can’t afford that because there’s no telling how much time the Canadian has left with his boxing career.
Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel said this about Stevenson’s situation as quoted by RingTV: If Adonis Stevenson doesn’t win this fight, it could be a very long time before we see another world championship fight here.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver super middleweight champion James DeGale (15-1, 10 KO’s) will be defending his strap tonight against 2nd tier fighter Stjepan Bozic (26-6, 17 KO’s) at the Glow, Bluewater, Greehithe, Kent, UK. This is a mismatch, but maybe not quite as bad as DeGale’s last mismatch against Sebastien Demers last month but it’s awfully close to being that bad. DeGale says he’s going to start facing better opposition after this fight. I hope so.
DeGale said to I Film London “It’s a solid test, but he’s not in the top 10. After this fight I’ll be stepping it up. My next fight will be in September. It will be an eliminator. You’re going to see a much different fighter.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz is saying that Pacquiao can fight on other networks besides HBO for his fights. If this is possible then a fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. would have more of a chance of taking place because both fighters currently fight on different networks. Mayweather fights on Showtime, while Pacquiao has been fighting on HBO.
Koncz said to RingTV “Manny’s not tied to any network, so if the fans still want to see this fight, we’re willing to do it.”
Pacquiao is going to have to look really good against Brandon Rios for Mayweather to even want to bother with him because he already said the fight’s not appealing right now because Pacquiao has lost his last two fights. Read the rest of this entry »