By Chris Williams: WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero says he’s going to prove boxing fans wrong when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 4th on HBO at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Guerrero points out that few fans believed that he could move up to welterweight and beat the likes of Andre Berto and Selcuk Aydin, and now many of these same fans don’t see Guerrero capable of beating Mayweather Jr.
Guerrero said to eastsideboxing.com “People will find out the truth very soon…I’m a natural southpaw who can adapt to different styles in the ring. I’m also more athletic than most realize. It’s all there to defeat Floyd…everyone will be in shock…I’m going to tell everyone ‘I told you so.’” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) says he and WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) could be fighting on May 4th on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Trout said to the elpasotimes.co “Hopefully, we get the Canelo fight done. It’s looking good. I think it’s close.”
If this fight can happen it’ll give Alvarez a chance to try and avenge his brother Rigoberto Alvarez’s defeat to Trout from two years ago when Trout beat Rigoberto by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision in February 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout was reportedly arrested in the early morning hours on New Year’s Day in El Paso, Texas on suspicion of public intoxication at Taco Cabana. According to the El Paso Times, a fight broke out in the table next to Trout’s and the police responded and arrested him after smelling alcohol on his breath while they were investigating.
Trout was briefly held but then released after paying $105 for a book fee. There wasn’t a breathalyzer taken despite Trout reportedly asking for one to be conducted on him. Trout told the El Paso times “It was all just a mistake.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr., thinks Manny Pacquiao has been on the downhill slide since his grueling but one-sided win over Antonio Margarito in 2010. Mayweather thinks the end results of Pacquiao’s slide was his 6th round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former super middleweight talent Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO’s) is saying on his twitter page that he’s going to be back in the ring on January 19th against fringe super middleweight contender Rowland Bryant (16-2, 11 KO’s). Nothing is confirmed with the fight as of yet, however, so we’ll have to wait and see if it takes place or not.
Dirrell has got the speed, power and defensive ability to make this a very easy fight. Dirrell lost a controversial decision to Carl Froch in the Super Six tournament in a fight that many boxing fans felt Dirrell won. That’s the only loss on Dirrell’s resume, and I personally don’t count it as a loss. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated #4 WBC Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) and his trainer Peter Fury are hoping they can get a fight with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko as early as March of this year.
Peter Fury said to the Manchester Evening News “If we can get Vitali for March, then we will. We are happy with that, I’m happy to sign up for it. We are ready if Vitali decides to fight on. I can see Tyson winning and keeping hold of the world title.”
I can’t see Fury getting the fight and I definitely don’t see him holding onto any title he gets a hold of unless he avoids all the serious challengers. How can a fighter like Fury win a world title when he won’t even fight Deontay Wilder and David Price? Read the rest of this entry »
By Omar Torres: In my opinion in order for Floyd Mayweather to make a lot of that money he loves so much he needs to step in the ring with Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. It’s no secret that the next super fight outside of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, is Mayweather vs. Alvarez.
So why isn’t this fight being made? Is Floyd Mayweather trying to protect his “0” record?, Alvarez also has an “0” on his record so its even. The drama will be there, the P.P.V buys will be there, the big money will be there, so why not? Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Angel Heredia, the strength and conditioning coach for Juan Manuel Marquez, deserves a trophy for his excellent work in building up the punching power and overall conditioning for the 39-year-old Marquez for his last fight against Manny Pacquiao last December.
With Heredia’s help, Marquez was able to transform his body and build incredible power that enabled him to knock Pacquiao down twice in beating him by a 6th round knockout on December 8th. We started to see Heredia’s great work at play on Marquez’s 3rd fight with Pacquiao in November 2011 in a fight where Marquez’s punching power was suddenly better than Pacquiao’s own. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ian Aldous: On Friday January 25th, Demetrius Andrade (18-0) will attempt to make a big push towards the top of the junior middleweight division when he faces former world title challenger, Freddy Hernandez (30-3) on a ‘Shobox: The New Generation’ telecast live on Showtime. Just prior to the New Year, Demetrius took some time to talk with me about the fight and his fledgling career.
A fight with Freddy Hernandez seems like a logical fight for the development of his young career. Last time out, Hernandez lost a unanimous ten round decision to Erislandy Lara, the Cuban who’s rated in the top ten junior middleweights by Boxrec and The Ring magazine. Hernandez poses a significant challenge on January 25th. “Yeah, I believe this is a great step up and to show the people that this is the time for me to start stepping up. I’m 18-0 and people wanna start seeing me fight better guys and I think this is the bout to take.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is really impressed what he sees of WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) thus far and he sees him as the same kind of exciting fighter as the legendary former world champion Marvin Hagler.
Arum said to AnnaSportsReporter “Gennady is one of the top fighters in the world. I enjoy watching him fight. He reminds me of the way Marvin Hagler fights where they don’t mess around and they bring their fights to their opponents.”
Arum is right. Golovkin really brings the fight to his opponents a lot like Hagler used to do, and that’s what makes him so incredibly tough. Golovkin walks his opponents down and then blasts them out with his huge power. Read the rest of this entry »