by Bob Smith: This is a topic really any boxing fan should love and I definitely look forward to reading your comments and suggestions. Of course, an article like this is purely speculative; at the same time, these speculations are worth real money, as 2-4 years ago this fight would have been worth tens of millions to each fighter.
Of course, this is article is not to say that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not in his prime, but arguably Manny Pacquiao is not in his prime at this point.
The truth is that I am not sure who would win if these two fighters fought at their primes. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Right now, fans of WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2, 11 KO’s) are giving him lots of pats on the back after he came from near oblivion to defeat Jose Gonzalez (22-1, 17 KO’s) by a 9th round retirement following a wrist injury that Gonzalez suffered at some point in the fight to his left wrist. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2, 11 KO’s) got a really lucky break tonight when his opponent Jose Gonzalez (22-1, 17 KO’s) suffered a wrist injury and was unable to come out for the 10th round on Saturday night at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. >
Burns was trailing 7 rounds to 2 on my scorecard and the only round you can arguably give him was the 8th and 9th after Gonzalez injured his wrist in the 7th round after totally dominating Burns in the 7th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Jaime McDonnell (21-2-1, 9 KO’s) defeated previously unbeaten slugger Julio Ceja (24-1, 22 KO) by a 12 round majority decision on Saturday night to capture the vacant IBF bantamweight title at the Keepmoat Stadium, in Doncaster, United Kingdom. The final judges’ scores were 114-114, 115-113, 118-110. Read the rest of this entry »
by Bob Smith: Of all of the fighters currently trying to move their way up the ranks and to obtain championships and big paydays (no particular order) two strike me as the most overrated: Tyson Fury and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
First, let’s start with one ‘”fighter” hopefully all of us can agree is overrated – Tyson Fury. To be fair, he is a respectable 2nd rate fighter with wins over Derek Chisora and Kevin Johnson but he is nowhere near the level of either his hype or his self-perceptions. In his match with Steve Cunningham he behaved like a WWE clown with his touching of the gloves and hitting after the bell and still got knocked down within three rounds by a glorified cruiserweight who is at least six inches shorter and at least 30 pounds lighter than him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: With one week to go before the light welterweight clash between Lamont Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO’s) and Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s), there are still a lot of tickets available through ticketmaster.com for their May 18th fight staged at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The seating capacity for the Boardwalk Hall is 10,500. The fight would have been sold out a long time ago had it been staged in Washington, DC, where Peterson fights in front of huge, huge crowds. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photos courtesy PR Best Boxing Promotions/Joel Colon) By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBO challenger Jose Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KO’s) realizes what he’s up against tonight in venturing into Glasgow, Scotland to face WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) at the Emeritates Arena.
Gonzalez realizes that he’s probably going to need to knockout Burns to make sure that he walks out of the ring with the WBO strap around his waist.
This is Burns’ home turf him being from Scotland, and it might take a thudding knockout to make sure that he doesn’t find himself on the receiving end of a questionable decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British bantamweight Jaime McDonnell (20-2-1, 9 KO’s) thinks he’s got an easy mark tonight in unbeaten Mexican warrior Julio Ceja (24-0, 22 KO’s) just because the 5’5 ½” Ceja is 2 ½” inches shorter than him. The 5’8” McDonnell says he’s now more than ever certain that he’ll beat the 20-year-old Ceja tonight after standing next to him and looking at the height difference between himself and him.
Ceja and McDonnell will be fighting for the vacant IBF bantamweight title tonight at the Keepmoat Stadium, in Doncaster, UK.
McDonnell said to Sky “I knew I was going to beat Ceja before, but now that I’ve seen how short he is, I know I’m going to win now.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Last February 41-year-old heavyweight contender Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) blasted out Britain’s David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) in two easy rounds in Liverpool, UK.
Instead of Price and his promoter Frank Maloney getting a clue that it might not be the best idea to tangle with the 6’5” Thompson again, they’ve set up a rematch for July 6th, and once again in Price’s home city of Liverpool, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Mcglinchey: Unbeaten Heavyweight sensation Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) is set to be out again in the summer to continue his journey on the way to Heavyweight stardom.
According to his uncle and trainer Peter Fury his options are Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KO’s) or Tomasz Adamek (48-2, 29 KO’s) for his next bout according to Peter Fury’s social media site. Peter also mentioned David Haye. However, Haye recently signed to fight 2nd tier Manuel Charr, so he’s out of the picture.
Either Adamek or Pulev as an opponent for Tyson would generate massive interest from boxing fans around the world because they are both legitimate and established world class fighters. Read the rest of this entry »