By Hector Gonzalez: I’ve read a couple of new articles on BN24 on speculations that Mayweather would beat Pacquiao if and when the fight takes place. I thought that I’d write a counter argument since I don’t agree with these articles. If they fought Pacquiao would win and it really comes down to one thing and one thing only. In order to beat Pacquiao or at the very least be competitive against him there is only one tool that is not only an essential but a key ingredient in being victories, a granite chin. In order to be effective against Pacquiao the opponent will have to at the very least be able to be willing to engage from time to time.
Why Mayweather’s defense would not be a factor Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former WBA/WBC heavyweight champion Leon Spinks (24-17-3, 134 KOs) has reportedly been hospitalized in Las Vegas, Nevada following surgery to correct an abdominal problem. This was the second operation for the 61-year-old Spinks on the problem. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) expects to make it easy when he finally gets World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (34-1-1, 21 KOs) for his mandated title shot in the near future.
Deontay had originally estimated that he’d face the soon to be 36-year-old Stiverne in November, but that obviously isn’t happening. December is likely out as well. We’re probably looking at the fight taking place in the first half of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) says he’s ready for war this Saturday night in his tough title challenge against World Boxing Association Super World middleweight title holder Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
While Rubio is a huge underdog in this fight, you have to consider him a threat to beat Golovkin due to his punching power and his aggressive style of fighting. Read the rest of this entry »
By Edgar Solorzano: Pablo Picasso once stressed, “Everything you can imagine is real.” Lucky Picasso, the boxing politics never touched his heart with the forceless jab that knocks fighters down while still standing on there feet. Politics is a mental battle that not many fighters can avoid.
No jab, hook, or shoulder roll can defeat the politics in boxing. Different battles require different tools, and to defeat the politics, one must start the battle with the pen and paper. While Picasso was an artist that painted the canvas with fresh paint; he could teach a few things to these modern artist that paint the canvas with fresh blood one jab at a time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jamie Fairclough: Last night Anthony Joshua (9-9-0) absolutely destroyed a tough and durable fighter in Denis Bakthov (36-24-10) from the first bell of the fight to the moment referee Ian-John Lewis stepped in and stopped the fight Joshua had Bakhtovs number nailing him with a a lot of big shots.
What was truly scary was the power Joshua was putting into these shots, he looked fast and speed plus power is a frightening combination, add into that the fact Joshua seemed to be timing his shots nicely all adds up into an impressive performance. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: The 24-year-old Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is insisting that he will be fighting next May in 2015 on the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo even if the No.1 money PPV star in boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr is fighting on the same date.
Canelo says he’ll fight on that date on HBO PPV regardless of what plans Mayweather has of fighting on the same date on Showtime pay-per-view. With the pay-per-view industry not able to support duel PPV events on the same night, Canelo appears to be playing a game of chicken with Mayweather, possibly hoping Mayweather will back down and move off the date so that Canelo can have that date, as well as the Mexican holiday date in September all for himself. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Ambrose Mendy, the boxing adviser for #1 IBF James DeGale, is offering IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch a guaranteed £4m if he’ll agree to fight DeGale. Mendy thinks Froch won’t take the fight, and that his promoter Eddie Hearn isn’t answering the phone.
They would like to fight Froch on January 31st next year when Froch next fights, but it’s still unknown who the 37-year-old Froch will be fighting next. He’s mentioned guys like Mikkel Kessler, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Anthony Dirrell as possible opponents for his next fight, but he still doesn’t know who it’ll be. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Newly crowned World Boxing Council (WBC) International heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (9-0, 9 KOs) will be back in the ring in a little over a month against 39-year-old journeyman Michael Sprott (42-22, 17 KOs) in a 10 round bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
This is fight that will be on the Sky Box Office pay-per-view card headlined by Tony Bellew vs. Nathan Cleverly 2 rematch. The card is loaded with some of Matchroom Sport’s biggest names, but as far as I can tell, a lot of the fights are mismatches on paper, including the Joshua vs. Sprott fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Last night, heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (9-0, 9 KOs) defeated the much older and smaller 5’11”, 34-year-old journeyman Denis Bakhtov (38-10, 25 KOs) by a 2nd round knockout at the O2 Arena in London, UK to win the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) International heavyweight title.
It was such a mismatch in terms of size, age and talent that you really couldn’t get anything from the fight because Bakhtov was just too short, old and limited to do much with Joshua. In other words, it’s a fight that wasn’t worth putting together. I said before the fight this was a lateral move for Joshua from his previous opponent Konstantin Airich, who Joshua knocked out in 3 rounds last September, and it turns out I was 100 percent correct. Read the rest of this entry »