By Scott Gilfoid: #6 IBF, Darren Barker (25-1, 16 KO’s) feels he’s got too many skills for IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KO’s) to beat him in their fight next month on August 17th at the Revel Resort, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Barker, 31, wants to snatch Geale’s IBF strap and then take it back to the UK with him.
Barker said to Sky’s Toe-2-toe podcast “I’ve worked too hard not to beat him, and I feel like I’ve got the advantage in every department. It’s about getting it right on the night and bringing that belt home with me.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) plans on fighting on November 2nd in New York and then 6 weeks later on December 14th in Monte Carlos, according to Steve Kim. For Golovkin to return so quickly to the ring in December, he’s going to have to blow out his opponent early like he did against his last two opponents Nobuhiro Ishida and Matthew Macklin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Billy Bogan: Tyson Fury, love or loathe him, is by far the most entertainingly bizarre character to come out of British boxing since Chris Eubank Senior. Fury’s record is excellent on paper, but so severely padded out at present that it’s hard to judge how good he really is… or how good he will become.
He is an enigma of sorts. The first thing most boxing fans saw of Fury was a fat and out of shape kid bigging himself up, but not producing the desired performances to match. He was undeniably clumsy in his approach and he didn’t look like a future Heavyweight champion at all. In fact I was convinced back when I watched him defeat a little known Northern Irish fighter called Scott Belshaw that the big man from Manchester would be beaten soon enough. But, like so many other fight fans, I was wrong. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach doesn’t seem to understand that Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t interested in facing his fighter Manny Pacquiao unless he’s willing to sign a contract with Mayweather Promotions to make the fight happen.
Mayweather already attempted to set up two fights with Pacquiao in the past, once in 2010 and another time last year, and he’s moved on. Roach is still after Mayweather to try and get him to agree to fight with the struggling Filipino fighter.
By Allan Fox: 33-year-old former heavyweight title challenger Odlanier Solis (19-1, 12 KO’s) will be fighting this Saturday night in a scheduled 12 round bout against Yakup Saglam (29-2, 26 KO’s) at the Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Solis, a former 2004 Olympic gold medalist, will be defending his IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title. There’s a possibility that Solis, #13 WBC, could face #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev in an IBF eliminator bout next if Solis can get past the 36-year-old Saglam on Saturday, according to Fightnews.
For Solis, this is his third fight since coming off of multiple knee surgeries to repair his injured right knee that he hurt in his 1st round stoppage loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in March of 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC, Tony Bellew (20-1, 12 KO’s) is now locked in to face the winner of the September fight between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and Tavoris Cloud, according to the BBC Sport. Bellew will fight the winner of that bout possibly on November 30th.
Bellew doesn’t match up well at all with Stevenson, so I imagine he’s hoping that Cloud is the guy he’s going to be facing in November because Stevenson would be a nightmare opponent for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eugene Carnachan:
Quick summary of bout:
Lucas Browne – won 17 (KO 15) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 17 – supposedly on the ascendant but untested.
Travis Walker – won 39 (KO 31) + lost 11 (KO 7) + drawn 1 = 51 –on the descent but fought a lot higher calibre of opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chester Rivers: It seems this fight will take us back to the good old days of boxing when the best fought the best. It was a time when fighters fought because that was fight the public demanded. Many think Floyd Mayweather Jr. will dominate Saul Alvarez while others feel Canelo has a legitimate chance of pulling off one of boxing’s biggest upsets.
Some of you feel the most exciting fight is the co-feature between Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse. What I want to know is what do you think? I’ve only been writing for a short but I want to revolutionize the sport by asking you, want do you think? I think it’s a fair question. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Unbeaten Keith “One Time” Thurman (20-0, 18 KO’s) is going to have to be on the top of his game this Saturday night in his match-up against #1 WBA, Diego Chaves (22-0, 18 KO’s) in their Showtime televised fight at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Thurman has been saying for well over a year now that he’s ready to fight and beat the best at 147. He’s going to get a chance to prove that he’s for real against the hard hitting Chaves.
Chaves has excellent power, and he’s a lot like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with his fighting style. He’s got knockout power in both hands, and a vicious right uppercut that he likes to throw. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Roger Mayweather, one of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s trainers, says he wasn’t all that impressed with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s 12 round unanimous decision win over Austin Trout last April. To Roger, the fight could have been scored a draw because Canelo didn’t establish that he was better than Trout in that fight. Read the rest of this entry »