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title Dirrell: No way I lost the fight

_MG_2090(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: Boxing fans in Boston are in shock tonight in what many of them felt was a daylight robbery involving Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) on the receiving end of a highly controversial 12 round unanimous decision loss to visiting fighter James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. When you see decisions like this, it just makes you shake your head. Whatever the case, I think Dirrell won the fight. If you wanted to be kind to DeGale, you could call it a draw, but that’s it.

The scoring for this fight was just so, so sad. I don’t know what to think of it myself. The judges scored it 114-112, 117-109 and 114-112. Frankly, I didn’t give DeGale more than 4 rounds, and I didn’t count the second knockdown. Read the rest of this entry »



title James DeGale: Mission Complete

By Sean Ness: Tonight we saw the arrival of James Chunky DeGale (21-1-0) with his 12 round unanimous decision win over American Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) to win the vacant IBF 168lb title at the Agganis Arena, Boston Massachusetts. DeGale had been cool, calm and collective in the build up to this world title fight and took that mantra into the squared circle with him. Read the rest of this entry »



title DeGale defeats Dirrell, captures vacant IBF 168lb title

By Jim Dower: #1 IBF James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) defeated #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday to win the vacant IBF super middleweight title at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. DeGale didn’t look that great in the 1st round, but he came on strong in the 2nd to drop Dirrell twice in the round with big hooks. Read the rest of this entry »



title Groves: Whoever [Dirrell-DeGale] holds their composure the best will win

_MG_7233(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Allan Fox: There are a lot of people who don’t know who to pick between Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) and James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) in their big fight today in Boston. One person who appears to have a good idea who will win the fight is top #1 WBC contender George Groves, who believes that DeGale has a good chance of winning the fight.

Groves believes that the winner of the fight will be the guy that stays calm, and jumps out ahead first. He feels that whoever gets momentum in their favor early in the fight will be the one that wins. Read the rest of this entry »



title Espinoza to start discussions soon with Mayweather for his September opponent

1-02By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made it clear to Showtime executive vice president of sport Stephen Espinoza that his next fight in September will be the last one of his 19-year pro career.

Mayweather plans on retiring after he finishes that fight. Espinoza respects Mayweather’s decision to hang up his gloves, although he says he’s open to assisting him in putting together a rematch against the injured Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao if that’s a direction that Mayweather chooses to go in next year. Read the rest of this entry »



title DeGale will need to pressure Dirrell and hope he fades

_MG_0083(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: The way I see it, James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) is up the creek without a paddle today in his fight against the more talented Andre Dirrell (24-1, 14 KOs) at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

This is not a good match-up for the 29-year-old DeGale. If you look at the kind of guys that DeGale has been fighting in the past four years to help boost his confidence and improve his won-loss record, he’s pretty much put in with slow guys without hand speed, with no ability to move, and with limited athletic ability and punching power. Read the rest of this entry »



title Kell Brook – Brandon Rios in the works for August 8th on HBO

chaves335567By Dan Ambrose: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) may not be getting the big money fight against Amir Khan that he’s been interested in for the last couple of years, but it looks like Brook will get a fight against Top Rank fighter Brandon Rios (33-2, 24 KOs) this summer.

Cameron Dunkin, the manager for Rios, told USA Today that a fight between Rios and Brook is possible for August 8th. It would be televised on HBO. There’s no word yet about where the fight would take place. Read the rest of this entry »



title Broner-Porter: Shawn not worried about 144lb catch-weight

porter#1By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF welterweight title holder Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) is totally unconcerned with having to melt down three extra pounds to make the 144 pound catch-weight for his fight next month on June 20th against former three division world champion Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 27-year-old Porter isn’t surprised that Broner wanted a catch-weight for the fight because he figured that he would look to gain every advantage in the book in order to get an edge against him. Read the rest of this entry »



title DeGale to try and make history tonight against Dirrell

_MG_7227(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) by Scott Gilfoid: Tonight we’re going to find out if James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) has the talent or not to make history in his fight against Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) in their fight for the vacant IBF super middleweight title at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

DeGale has got a really difficult task ahead of him in this fight because he’s facing a guy that is a lot more talented than him in 31-year-old Dirrell. DeGale picked the wrong guy to try and make history against. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mike Perez’s loss to Povetkin has his career outlook looking bleak

perez45By Allan Fox: #2 WBC Mike Perez (21-2, 13 KOs) went into Friday’s WBC heavyweight eliminator bout against Alexander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KOs) with the possibility of winning the fight and becoming the mandatory challenger to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

A victory over Povetkin would had led to the 29-year-old Perez getting a nice payday against Wilder, and given him a shot at winning the WBC world title. But after getting blitzed by Povetkin in losing by a 1st round knockout, Perez’s career is not looking good at this point. Read the rest of this entry »



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