By Scott Gilfoid: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) was pleased that Gavin Rees’ trainer Gary Lockett decided to stop the fight last Saturday night after Broner had knocked the Welsh fighter to the canvas in the 5th and was teeing off on him.
Lockett decided he didn’t want to let Broner annihilate the badly hurt Rees, so he threw in the towel to have the fight stopped.
Broner said to ESPN “They stopped it at the right time because I would have had to hurt him bad.”
It’s really good that Lockett stopped the fight. I know a lot of boxing fans thought it was a quick stoppage, and I know some boxing fans wondered if Rees even came to win. I agreed with the move by Lockett because it would have gotten much worse had Rees been able to make it out of that round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has just been given a huge $250 million six-fight contract with Showtime/CBS, but now he’s going to have to earn it by fighting the six fights within a 30 month period time starting with the tough Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero on May 4th.
Mayweather recognizes the kind of fighter that Guerrero is with his nonstop Antonio Margarito type of fighting style, and he plans on getting in the best condition possible in order to beat him.
Mayweather said this as quoted by RingTV “Guerrero is a very aggressive fighter. I am starting to train. As a matter of fact, this week I was out on the basketball court with some young kinds working on my cardio. I have to build my cardio up to beat Guerrero. I will not overlook him.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Coming off of an embarrassing knockout defeat from last October, Thomas Dulorme (17-1, 13 KO’s) destroyed a badly over-matched Eddie Brooks (9-4, 3 KO’s) in a 1st round TKO in a scheduled 8 round bout on Thursday night at the Roseland Ballroom, in New York, New York, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr’s signing with Showtime/CBS pretty much finished what little chance there was in Mayweather someday fighting the Filipino star Manny Pacquiao in a mega fight between two aging stars of the sport.
Pacquiao fights for HBO, whereas Mayweather just signed a six-fight deal with Showtime/CBS that will reportedly pay him as much as $250 million if he can finish out the contract in the 30 months. If Mayweather finishes that fight series unbeaten, he’s going to be a very, very rich man. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (16-0, 12 KO’s) will be looking to grab the vacant EBU super middleweight title on March 16th against Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye (22-1, 13 KOs) on the undercard of the Ricky Burns vs. Miguel Vazquez in a fight that will be televised on Epix/EpixHD.com in the United States, and BoxNation in the UK.
Groves, #1 WBO, is ranked highly by the World Boxing Organization and he may get a title shot against WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham in 2013. It’s possible the fight could get dragged out until 2014 if Abraham is able to maneuver around it.
Abraham has already slipped in one optional title defense against fringe contender Mehdi Bouadla last December, and now he’s fighting a rematch against former WBO champion Robert Stieglitz on March 23rd. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) believes that the people who bet on him winning against unbeaten WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) in their May 4th fight on pay-per-view are going to make money because he intends on beating Mayweather soundly in front of what will likely be a huge MGM Grand crowd in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guerrero said this as quoted by Dan Rafael “It’s great for people who bet & it’s great for people who will bet on me because they will make money. Odds don’t mean nothing to me because at the end of the day you still gotta get in there and fight. I see him [Mayweather] slowing down. [he’s] ripe for the picking. I’m pumped; I can’t wait to show why I am the best fighter in the world.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Havey: Let me start off my saying that I am not his biggest fan. Adrien Broner has copious amounts of talent. But he often replaces punches with slaps, and his opponents have often given up before they go down. It’s like they are looking for a way out. When he does punch full on, power is evident.
Broner has certainly divided opinion. Some people say that he is the future of boxing and is certain to take over once Mayweather and Pacquiao retire. Others say he is a Mayweather copy cat who believe he is better than he is. Some people watch Broner to see is boastful style and cocky demeanor, others watch to see him get knocked out. Whatever the reason, you watch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Calooke: This week it has been announced that Floyd Mayweather (43-0, KO’s 26) has signed a 30 month, six fight deal with Showtime. This has ended a long a prosperous period at HBO. Showtime or HBO, it doesn’t really matter. Floyd Mayweather will pull in the viewers and money as always. I don’t know how much Mayweather is being paid for his signature, but it must be alot to make such a silly mistake.
Mayweather will turn 36 this month. This isn’t really old for a defensive boxer, but Mayweather has already shown signs of fading. It’s fair to say that he hasn’t taken a truly dangerous fight since 2005 when he faced Gatti. Floyd was incredible that night but has since remained on top by avoiding the toughest fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Super bantamweight Robert Marroquin (22-2, 15 KO’s) will be moving up to featherweight to face Antonio Escalante (28-5, 19 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout at the WinStar Casino, in Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA. This will be a good test for the 23-year-old Marroquin, who is coming off of a 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBA World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux last September.
Despite losing the fight by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision, Marroquin hurt Rigondeaux on a couple of occasions with hard left hooks to the head. Marroquin showed good power in that fight, and his big size advantage over Rigondeaux really helped his case. Unfortunately for Marroquin, he failed to throw enough punches to win and he ended up getting badly outworked by Rigondeaux. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KO’s) and unbeaten #4 WBA Keith Thurman (19-0, 18 KO’s) will be battling it out on March 9th in a WBO welterweight title eliminator bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The winner of the fight becomes the mandatory challenger for WBO 147 lb. champion Timothy Bradley.
You have to really like the 24-year-old Thurman’s chances at beating the soon to be 37-year-old Zaveck, and then beating Bradley as well if Thurman can get the fight with him.
Just because Thurman becomes Bradley’s mandatory doesn’t mean Bradley will necessarily face him. For starters, I think Bradley will drag his feet and make Thurman wait for well over a year, and then I see Bradley vacating rather than facing the much bigger 5’11” Thurman. Read the rest of this entry »