Saul Alvarez wants Cotto or Kirkland next

Alvarez Cotto Alvarez vs. Cotto  saul alvarez miguel cotto james kirkland By Chris Williams: Number #1 on his Christmas wish list for 2012 was a fight against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. next for WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KO’s), but now that Mayweather is heading for jail for 90 days starting on January 6th, Alvarez has downsized his dreams a little. Read the rest of this entry »



Marquez’s trainer feels Pacquiao is reluctant to fight Marquez again because of his improvements

Pacquiao Marquez Pacquiao vs. Marquez  manny pacquiao juan manuel marquez By Chris Williams: Angel Hernandez, the strength and conditioning trainer for Juan Manuel Marquez, feels that Manny Pacquiao is reluctant to face the 38-year-old Marquez again because of the vast improvements in speed and power that Marquez made from the last time he fought him in 2008 to their recent bout last November where Marquez gave Pacquiao a beating and appeared to be the better fighter. Read the rest of this entry »



Mikey Garcia could face Lopez-Salido II winner

By Chris Williams: On March 10th, Juan Manuel Lopez and WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido will meet up in a long awaited rematch in Puerto Rico with the winner of that fight possibly facing #3 World Boxing Organization ranked contender Miguel “Mikey” Garcia (27-0, 23 KO’s) in their next fight. Read the rest of this entry »



Huck could earn Klitschko shot if he beats Povetkin next month

Huck Povetkin Huck vs. Povetkin  wladimir klitschko marco huck alexander povetkin By Jason Kim: WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KO’s) has been itching for a fight against one of the Klitschko brothers for well over a year now. After he saw former cruiserweight champion David Haye talk his way into a fight with IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, this gave the 27-year-old Huck even more confidence that he would eventually get the fight he wants against one of the Klitschko brothers. Read the rest of this entry »



Froch will be in big trouble against Bute in Montreal

Froch Bute Froch vs. Bute  lucian bute carl froch By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch and IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute are in negotiations for a possible two fight deal in 2012. Froch needs a big win to jump start his career and he seems to be willing to bet everything on him being able to beat Bute and take his International Boxing Federation title, even if it means fighting Bute in Montreal, Canada next. Froch loses to Bute in Montreal seven days a week, 365 days a year. He can’t win there unless he knocks the guy out. Read the rest of this entry »



Malignaggi: Mayweather #1, Ward #2, Pacquiao #3 in Pound-for-Pound rankings

 paulie malignaggi manny pacquiao floyd mayweather jr andre ward By Chris Williams: Former IBF light welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi disagrees with the Ring Magazine ratings, which currently has WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao at No.1, Floyd Mayweather Jr. at #2 and Andre Ward at #5. Instead of those rankings, Malignaggi sees Mayweather #1, Ward #2 and Pacquiao #3. Read the rest of this entry »



Ricky Burns chased by thugs while jogging

 ricky burns By William Mackay: WBO interim lightweight champion Ricky Burns (33-2, 9 KO’s) was reportedly chased by some thugs while on a run in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland on Monday. Instead of turning and trying to fight them, Burns turned and ran and was able to run fast enough to get away. Read the rest of this entry »



Juergen Braehmer vs. Jose Maria Guerrero on 1/28

Braehmer Guerrero  jurgen brahmer By Allen Fox: Former WBO light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (36-2, 29 KO’s) will be fighting for the first time in almost two years when he faces little known Jose Maria Guerrero (29-2-1, 11 KO’s) on January 28th at the Grand Elysee Rotherbaum in Hamburg, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »



The WBC likely to sanction Chavez Jr. vs. Rubio fight

Chavez Rubio  marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: Sergio Martinez appears to be getting the shaft with the WBC reportedly on the verge of sanctioning the February 4th fight between WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Marco Antonio Rubio. The WBC previously ordered Chavez Jr. to fight Martinez next during the WBC’s convention in mid-December. Read the rest of this entry »



Arum sees Donaire-Vazquez Jr. as being the better Chavez Jr-Rubio bout

Donaire vs. Vazquez Jr. Chavez vs. Rubio  wilfredo vazquez jr nonito donaire marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr By Chris Williams: Bob Arum has put together what he sees as a solid card on February 4th with former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (22-1-1, 18 KO’s) trying to get his career back together in a fight against former two time world champion Nonito Donaire (27-1, 18 KO’s) in a fight for the recently vacated World Boxing Organization super bantamweight title at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »



Lopez-Salido II moved to March 10th

Lopez vs. Salido  orlando salido juan manuel lopez By Dan Ambrose: The Juan Manuel Lopez (31-1, 28 KO’s) vs. WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido (37-11-2, 25 KO’s) rematch has reportedly been moved from March 31st to March 10th with fight still taking place in Lopez’s home country of Puerto Rico due to his ability to draw huge crowds there. The last time the two fighters met a year ago, Salido wore Lopez down with hard right hands after discovering early on that Lopez had no defense for a right hand whatsoever. Read the rest of this entry »



Arum gushing over Chavez Jr. vs. Rubio bout

Chavez Rubio  marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: Rather than comment on why his fighter WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-1, 31 KO’s) isn’t fighting Sergio Martinez, who the WBC recently ordered Chavez Jr. to fight, his promoter Bob Arum instead gushed over how great he considers Chavez’s next fight against No.1 ranked World Boxing Council contender Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 46 KO’s) on February 4th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »



Cleverly-Karpency: Another soft defense for Cleverly – Very disappointing but so predictable!

Cleverly vs. Karpency  nathan cleverly By Scott Gilfoid: Earlier today it was announced that WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (23-0, 11 KO’s) would be making his next defense against #11 World Boxing Association ranked contender Tommy Karpency (21-2-1, 14 KO’s) in a fight on February 25th at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales Karpency hasn’t fought in over a year. Great opponent, eh? I think it’s fair to say Cleverly will win this one. Read the rest of this entry »



Mayweather marketability won’t be impacted by jail time

Mayweather Pacquiao Mayweather vs. Pacquiao  floyd mayweather jr By John F. McKenna (McJack): There has been much conjecture on how WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KO’s) will be impacted by his 90 day incarceration in jail for domestic violence. From a physical aspect there should be little or no impact with Floyd being out of circulation, particularly when you take into consideration that he more than likely will not serve a full sentence. Read the rest of this entry »



Why is Pacquiao being matched against so many faded fighters?

 manny pacquiao By Sean Anderson: Manny Pacquiao has quite literally been considered a phenomenon since breezing through the boxing weights, beginning his career at flyweight in February 1996. Between 1996 and 2008 Pacquiao won world titles at Flyweight, Super-Bantamweight, Super Featherweight and Lightweight. Read the rest of this entry »



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