By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) will be making his first defense of his IBF strap against his #1 mandatory challenger Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) on January 19th in the United States in a still to be determined venue. Although the 26-year-old Brook has more fights on his resume compared to the 25-year-old Alexander the difference here is that Alexander has much more experience against quality opposition compared to Brook. It’s not even close.
Here are the well known fighters that Alexander has fought: Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach thinks he’s come up with the strategy for his fighter Manny Pacquiao to conclusively beat Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8th without controversy this time. Roach says he’s going to have Pacquiao fight at an incredibly fast pace like he did in his first fight with Marquez back in 2004 when Pacquiao was 25. He’s now about to turn 34, and it’s debatable whether Pacquiao can realize Roach’s vision.
Roach said “We [Pacquiao] plan to fight the fight at a much faster pace this time like we did in the first fight [in 2004] in the early rounds. That’s where we had the most success.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi thinks a motivated Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1, 21 KO’s) could give a rusty Ricky Hatton (45-2, 32 KO’s) all kinds of problems when they meet this Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in the UK. Malignaggi defeated Senchenko recently after puffing up one of his eyes in April. However, Malignaggi has been active unlike Hatton, who has been out of boxing for the past 3 1/2 years.
Malignaggi told thesun.co.uk “Senchenko might think ‘I lost to Malignaggi. I might as well go for broke.'” Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas Hector Camacho Sr., who has been hospitalized for gunshot wounds to the head, neck and shoulder, has reportedly suffered a heart attack early this morning while hospitalized at the Rios Piedras Medical center in Puerto Rico. Camacho Sr., 50, is in a deep coma and according to fightnews.com. Read the rest of this entry »
I don’t know who watched the Sky Special on Ringside last week (I had to record it and watch it back as I was at an event).
I managed to get round to watching it last night and found my self overly excited at the upcoming Mike Tyson interview at the end of the program. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rusty Nate: I recently read an article regarding Adrien Broner and what is next for him after capturing the World Title from Demarco and also securing the number 1 spot in the Ring Lightweight Ranking.
A lot has been speculated.
He shouldn’t fight Burns because it would be an easy win so what’s the point.
He should step straight up and fight the champions at Light Welter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eugene Carnachan, live Hisense Arena, Melbourne: It’s a packed house, estimates of in excess of 7000 people have filled out Hisense Arena, very much in keeping with Melbourne’s reputation as the city that loves their sport.
Here comes Shane Cameron and his trainer, he looks confident, very up for the fight, bouncing on his toes to the tune of Kenny Rogers song ‘The Gambler’.
Cameron’s in the ring holding his fists aloft in acknowledging his supporters. Read the rest of this entry »
I take offense to people who say boxing is dead. Boxing is very much still here and will continue to be here. Yeah, some people say its a slowly starting to fade, but I beg to differ with shows like 24/7 and Fight Camp 360 and not to mention the internet. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (19-1, 16 KO’s) will be fighting for the IBF 168 pound title in his next bout with or without the current IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch, according to fightnews.com. Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel told Fightnews “It will be against Froch or whoever else if the title is vacant.”
What this means is that Stevenson isn’t going to step aside to let Froch fight former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute or whoever else Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn can dig up for Froch to fight instead of his mandatory challenger Stevenson. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The talented WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) is #1 in the Ring Magazine lightweight ratings, although he’s still not recognized as the full lightweight champion just yet. However, it’s still a great to see the 23-year-old Broner recognized by the Ring to be the top lightweight in the division after defeating Antonio DeMarco by an 8th round TKO last Saturday night.
Here are the Ring’s current lightweight rankings: Read the rest of this entry »