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By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) has gone in for a new look recently with him sporting a beard that reminds one of the Duck Dynasty group on AMC, and it’s got me wondering whether the soon to be 35-year-old Kessler has any intention of ever fighting again. Kessler hasn’t fought since losing a close 12 round unanimous decision to IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch last year in May. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: For those fans who were hoping that former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye was going to be able to make a quick recovery from his major should surgery to repair the torn tendons in his right shoulder, you can pretty much forget about it. The way the 33-year-old Haye’s describing his shoulder, he may or may not be able to come back from the injury. It’s three months since Haye’s surgery, and he still can’t even throw a punch, and worse that that, he can’t even run.
It’s starting to sound like this could take an entire year for Haye to come back from this injury, if he’s able to come back from it at all. I’m starting to picture Haye coming back in the same way that Jeff Lacy did after he had shoulder surgery on his left shoulder, and he was never able to regain the full power in the shoulder. Read the rest of this entry »
Would like to Thank all the fans who voted for me on the @FloydMayweather poll, just waiting for him to announce the fight now
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) February 12, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) is waiting on pins and needles for the time that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) to make the announcement that he’ll be his next opponent on May 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan got voted in the fight by his many loyal fans rather than Mayweather selecting him the way that he normally selects his opponents. Of course, you can make a strong argument that Mayweather selected Khan when decided to put it for vote by twitter followers rather than having it done by normal vote an independent site. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Right now heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (4-0, 4 KO’s) is getting most of the attention in the UK as far as heavyweight prospects go. Heavyweight Hughie Fury (12-0, 7 KO’s) has become the forgotten man for a lot of fans, because of Hughie having to work hard to defeat little known 3rd tier heavyweights that he should be knocking out in 1 or 2 rounds. Instead, Hughie has had to go the full distance in 2 out of his last four fights in beating the likes of Dorian Darch and Hrvoje Kisicek.
In contrast, the 6’6″ Joshua stopped Darch in the 2nd round earlier this month on February 1st, and before that, Joshua stopped Kisicek in the 2nd round last December. Hughie had to go the full 6 rounds with both of those guys, and I must say he didn’t exactly shine in either bout. I thought he looked pretty unspectacular. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum thinks that his fighter Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) is slowly finding his way back to the way he used to fight many years ago when he was hitting guys and then trying to get out of the way of their shots. Arum thinks Pacquiao got stuck with a bad habit of trying to overpower his opponents following his 2nd round KO win over Ricky Hatton in 2009 rather than staying with his elusive style of fighting that had made Pacquiao what he was.
After Pacquiao’s win over Hatton, he beat Miguel Cotto, Joshua Clottey, Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito and Juan Manuel Marquez before suffering back to back losses to Tim Bradley and Marquez. In his last fight, Pacquiao beat Brandon Rios. Arum thinks that Pacquiao went back to his elusive style of fighting in the Rios fight, and he sees him as being back to where he was in 2009 now with his focus on being hit without getting hit back. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yan D: Let’s leave the boxers alone for a bit to talk about the sport in general. Boxing is actually one of the very few if not the only major sports on the planet without a governing body, but why is that? With so many fighters coming from so many countries I can’t believe why a worldwide federation can’t be created. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying that the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and every others sanctioning body are useless, they are actually needed today with so many fighters coming from everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: 40-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KO’s) could be in the ring in what would amount to be a tune-up fight on May 17th against Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KO’s), according to Fightnews. The Marquez-Alvarado fight would potentially be on the Mikey Garcia vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa fight card, if that fight even takes place. It’s still up in the air whether that fight will happen, though, because Mikey doesn’t seem all that excited about fighting the tough Cuban.
Marquez fighting Alvarado will give some fans the belief that Marquez is ducking WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov, who badly wants to fight Marquez because it would give him his first well known opponent of his career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Alon Calinao Dy: Trainer Joel Diaz believes that his fighter WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s) is now going to beat a former pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) after defeating Pacquiao conqueror Juan Manuel Marquez last year in October.
However, long-time coach Freddie Roach of the Filipino boxing icon simply never minds the opinion with Bradley’s trainer. This time, the unbeaten American boxer could never cheat the outcome of the contest because Pacquiao will leave no trace for Bradley to win even by unanimous decision. As everyone would remember that Bradley struggled on his fight against Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov, and everybody knew how difficult it was for Bradley to face an aggressive fighter like Pacquiao. But he schooled Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked out Pacquiao a couple of years ago, and considered as a greatest counter-puncher – second to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Read the rest of this entry »
By Shaun Ayres: Amir Khan v Floyd Mayweather Jr. is all but sealed for 3rd May at the MGM Grand. I have read countless articles and the subsequent opinions which then follow on from the article. There is a wealth of opinion, some justified, some not so much. So the question I am asking is how can a fight divide so many fight fans?
The first element of this question was poised by Amir Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter in which he raised the issue of Perception vs. Reality? This is an intrinsically good point to start with as there is a massive perception that Khan has a “Glass Jaw”! The reality is somewhat different. Yes, Prescott did knock Khan out; however, in Khan’s 4th round TKO loss to Danny Garcia in 2012, he finished on his feet. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) wants to put his embarrassing loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. behind him by beating Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) next month and looking impressive in doing at on March 8th at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Canelo feels that his defeat to Mayweather Jr. was a learning tool for him, and that it doesn’t mean that his career is over.
“I consider myself a person with a strong mindset and that’s how I moved on from the loss against Mayweather,” Canelo said. “I always train to win, like everybody else and unfortunately last September was not the case. I’m training to make history and be one of the best in boxing history. One defeat is not everything. The biggest boxers in history have been defeated. For instance, Muhammad Ali was defeated and he came back.” Read the rest of this entry »