By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KO’s) is getting nearer to a world title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) and he expects to take his title when the two of them meet later this year. Stiverne won the WBC title last May with a 6th round stoppage victory over Chris Arreola, and since then he’s been enjoying his title as the new WBC heavyweight champion.
Deontay isn’t going to let Stiverne enjoy his moment in the spotlight for very much longer, because he plans on taking the title from him by the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chester Rivers: Catch-weights, questionable judging and unworthy rankings are huge problems plaguing the sport of boxing and we saw some of that last Saturday night in the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Erislany Lara fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Catch-weights: Saturday’s night showdown was to determine who the number guy at junior middleweight was. The only problem was that the contracted weight was 155 lbs and junior middleweight has a maximum weight of 154 lbs. This was technically a middleweight fight to see who should be number 1 at junior middleweight. Catch-weights are a source of handicapping your opponent and Team Canelo took full advantage knowing Canelo would be at an advantage not having to shed the extra pound. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) is already looking past his opponent for this Saturday night against 37-year-old Sod Looknongyangtoy (63-2-1, 28 KOs) towards some much, much bigger fights in the near future.
Rigondeaux wants to get rid of Looknongyangtoy, and then look to fight unification matches against IBF champion Kiko Martinez and WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz in the near future before moving up in weight to featherweight where there are a number of big named fighters for him to face such as Nonito Donaire, Vasyl Lomachenko, Jhonny Gonzalez, Abner Mares, Evgeny Gradovich and Nicholas Walters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0, 14 KO’s) saw Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) struggle his way to a controversial 12 round split decision over Erislandy Lara last Saturday night in their fight at middleweight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Andrade is ready to give Canelo a beating in order to add his scalp to his growing resume.
Canelo is ranked at #2 by the WBO behind Andrade’s recent knockout victim Brian Rose. Andrade is more than willing to give Canelo a shot at his title if he’s up to the task. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) By Allan Fox: Challenger Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) sees himself in a situation where he’s going to need a knockout to beat WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) in their rematch on September 13th.
Maidana doesn’t see himself being given a decision due to Mayweather having too good of defensive skills for him to beat him that way. Maidana obviously knows that Mayweather will be concentrating more on his defense for the rematch than he did the previous time they fought each other in May. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: You might be wondering who Shawn Porter and Chris Algieri are. They are actual boxers. Moreover, these are those fighters that no one knows and really don’t give them a chance to win going into a major title fight. Porter upset Devon Alexander and took his IBF title as well.
Chris Algieri beat Ruslan Provodnikov in a WBO junior welterweight title bout. If one were to closely comb through our favorite fighters resume we would find more than a few Shawn and Chris’s on there. While many people dismiss these fighters, these are the most dangerous fighters one can face. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: Wladimir Klitschko has dominated the heavyweight division for almost a decade. Floyd Mayweather has dominated boxing ever since he scraped past Jose Luis Castillo. Both are very much in the twilight of their careers and have more fight earnings than you could spend in a lifetime.
In their next fights Wlad faces yet another mandatory challenger in Kubrat Pulev while Mayweather is covering old ground against Marcos Maidana. At 38 and 37 respectively I am waiting for those career defining fights that they both need to cement their legacies. For Wladimir up to now his biggest win would have to be David Haye, but I don’t see that as career defining. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) has been out of the ring since last May when he fought Luis Collazo on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Marcos Maidana card.
While Mayweather and Maidana are already scheduled to face each other again on September 13th, Khan is sitting on the sidelines without a scheduled fight and with his future prospects for big fights looking uncertain. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) has a nearly impossible task in front of him this month when he faces WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) on July 26th in a fight televised by HBO at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Next to no one is giving the 33-year-old Geale any chance in this fight because he’s arguably facing the best fighter in the middleweight division. Even guys like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto have shown zero interest in wanting to get in the ring with Golovkin despite both of them weighing the same as him.
Golovkin is just someone that no one wants to tangle with right now due to his incredible punching power and excellent boxing skills. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) means business this time when he faces Argentinian challenger Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) on September 13th in their rematch.
Mayweather says he wants knock Maidana out to make sure he’s not still standing afterwards so that he can make a fuss by complaining and saying he should have won the fight. Mayweather wants to make sure that there is no doubt who the better man is on September 13th. If Maidana to complain to anyone in this fight, it’s going to be to the referee for stopping the fight. Mayweather wants to leave no questions after the fight. Read the rest of this entry »