By William Mackay: Showtime has taken a big risk by signing former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO’s) to a three fight deal. Khan fought on the Showtime television network last Saturday night in a mismatch against a soft opponent picked out from the lightweight division for Khan. There’s talk that Khan will fight the recently knocked out Josesito Lopez for his next fight in April.
So far so good for Khan, because he should win that fight but it’s not a given because Lopez can fight a little. Where Showtime may end up holding onto a loser is if Khan faces WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia after that. That’s a fight where Khan has a good chance of getting knocked out again like he was in his previous fight with Garcia last July. If Khan gets flattened again that will be his third loss out of his last four fights, and it would give a clear sign that Khan isn’t a world class fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: The struggling former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO’s) will be back inside the ring in April or May of next year, according to RingTV. There isn’t an opponent selected for his ring return, but it’s likely not going to be anyone that you would consider dangerous. Golden Boy has to take it easy with Ortiz, because he’s lost his last two fights and looked poor in both of them.
Ortiz’s broken jaw is reportedly healing nicely and he should be ready to go in April with a danger of him re-breaking it. In his next fight, Ortiz will be fighting at welterweight, and he’s going to really need to be careful if he doesn’t want to keep losing. Despite having lost his last two fights, Ortiz has a lot going for him still. Read the rest of this entry »
These two decisions lie at the feet of the last known (to casual fans) Pound for Pound great. Floyd Mayweather has two tough choices that can either hurt his career or hurt his career. Canelo and Guerrero are both highly skilled and respected boxers in the boxing community. Either one of these champs would eventually become acceptable to those truly familiar with the sport but this article is focusing on legacy. How will Floyd’s legacy be seen after a confrontation with either of these fighters.
In all honesty Mayweather will always be a victim of his own dominance. We have come to expect something from Floyd that we don’t expect of any other athlete in the world. For him to never lose, and since we expect him to never lose we truly believe he is perfect. Since he is perfect no matter who the opponent he willl never be given his just due. It wasn’t till recently when he came back down to earth and showed that he could be hit and made to bleed that fans applauded his effort. Or was it just Miguel Cotto who poked a hole in Mayweather’s cloak of invincibility? Read the rest of this entry »
I cannot help but wonder why so many people follow Amir Khan. His career has been marked by blemishes rather than achievement. Khan started with a wonderful 18-0 record before he was knocked out by Breidis Prescott. Prescott was a high flying prospect at the time but has since been exposed as a mere journeyman fighter.
Khan then recovered to win his next 8 fights. Those included TKOs over Dmitriy Salita (30-0-1 at the time), TKO over Paul Malignaggi, an old Zab Judah, and Marcos Maidana. Maidana is in my opinion, the best win on his resume. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says he’ll be revealing which fighter – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Robert Guerrero – that unbeaten WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KO’s) will be fighting on May 4th. Mayweather’s choices are one of those two fighters, because he wants to take advantage of the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo by fighting a Mexican fighter on that date.
Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix said on his twitter “Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told SI he hopes to have an announcement on Floyd Mayweather/Canelo/Ghost Guerrero fights first week in January.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions has decided to match their fighter WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (28-0, 20 KO’s) against #5 WBC Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19 KO’s) on February 9th on the undercard of the Zab Judah vs. Danny Garcia fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Quiilin, 29, had been mentioned as facing former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, but that fight isn’t happening. Taylor-Quillin fight would have been a mismatch, and it’s a good thing that Golden Boy isn’t going with that, but Guerrero-Quillin is about the same. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) will be back in the ring on February 16th in Atlantic City, New Jersey, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. Up until it wasn’t known where the talented Broner would be fighting next, but now Schaefer has revealed the location at least. Heavyweights Johnathon Banks and Seth Mitchell will be fighting a rematch on the undercard.
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing Broner fighting a unification bout with WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns, as his promoter Alex Morrison has stated that Burns will be fighting on January 26th against a still to be determined opponent in Glasgow, Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rusty Nate: So as you may have guessed by the title, this article is because we are all winding down for Christmas or the Holiday Season as our American friends may say and I just wanted to put something out there that hopefully you can all get involved discussing but without the mention of PED’s, Dodgy Promoters, Fixed Judging or fighters dodging each other.
I was thinking about this the other day and trying to come to a conclusion of weather “Unbeatable” is possible or just a made up word that can never really be proven!
As we know there are fighters of the past such as Rocky Marciano, Joe Calzaghe, Sven Ottke, Ricardo Lopez, Terry Marsh and Edwin Valero who all retired, Stopped fighting for illness or in Valero’s case suicide with records in tact with no defeats. But none of the above fighters would rank in many peoples top 5 or even 10 of all time greats. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rusty Nate: So I have been reading the articles, that I am sure you all have, from the bias writers regarding Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather and more specifically who should fight who and who doesn’t deserve the fight and so on.
The point I just wanted to make is, what’s changed in all honesty?
So Pacquiao and Marquez fought their 4th fight recently and we are all aware of the outcome of that. Read the rest of this entry »
Floyd Mayweather Jr is gifted with hand speed, footwork, and defense. In his prime, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker was a defensive genius, but I think Mayweather Jr. surpasses that. Casual boxing fans criticize Mayweather for coming in 2 lbs. heavier against Juan Manuel Marquez in their fight in 2009, but the fact of the matter is Mayweather made easy work of the legendary Marquez with speed, ring generalship, and most of all defense. Mayweather made Marquez look silly with the way he had him flailing at nothing but air.
Going back even further when Mayweather fought the late Diego Corrales, who was undefeated at the time, was 6ft. tall and had very good punching power. Mayweather knocked him out in his prime. Mayweather fought Ricky Hatton when he was undefeated and knocked him out too. I as much as anyone else was hoping to see Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao and although it didn’t happen I have always been convinced that Manny would not beat him. Read the rest of this entry »