By Scott Gilfoid: IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) says he wants to fight IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) later this year in the UK provided that Froch gets past WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) in their fight this month on May 25th at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Hopkins said to the Dailymail.co.uk “Froch is on top of my wish list…our styles would make for a great fight. I will happily go over to the UK to make it happen but of course Carl will have to beat Kessler first. I am rooting for him to do it and I think he will win this time.” Read the rest of this entry »
PacquiaoBy Chris Williams: On November 23rd, Manny Pacquiao will be facing Brandon Rios in a fight that will be televised on HBO pay per view from Macau, China. There still isn’t a price listing for U.S boxing fans, but if history is any guide the fight will likely be shown for $59.99 and likely higher for HD.
With both guys coming off of losses, and Pacquiao having lost his last two fights, how is it that this fight is on PPV? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like Martin Murray’s recent 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez won’t be hurting him as badly as some people thought it would. Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) is interested in fighting Murray on August 3rd in Mexico City, Mexico, according to Mexican news.
This would be a fight where both guys are coming off of losses, as Chavez Jr. was soundly beaten by a a relatively healthy Sergio Martinez last year in September by a 12 round unanimous decision.
Murray fought Martinez last month on April 27th and lost a 12 round decision at the Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he’s not sure who he’ll fight in September, but he’s not ruling out a fight with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, a fighter that many boxing fans want to see Mayweather fight.
Mayweather said this to ESPN in response to whether he’d be interested in fighting Saul Alvarez: “They’re always throwing names at me. Like I said before, everyone wants to fight Floyd Mayweather. It’s like a lottery ticket. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios won’t have to worry about having to strip off a lot of water weight for his next fight against Manny Pacquiao on November 23rd in their fight at the Venetian Maco Resort Hotel in Macau, China.
The fight will take place at 147 lbs, so if Rios has to struggle to make even this weight then there’s no excuse for the guy. Rios had to move up in weight from lightweight last year because he could no longer make the 135 lb. limit, but then in his last two fights, Rios has struggled to make the 140 lb. at light welterweight in his two fights with Mike Alvarado. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Casino/Showtime) By Raymond Riggins: I’m a huge boxing fan, and couldn’t help but read the article on this site about Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) not being an all-time great. I mean this is crazy. What does it takes to be an all-time great?
It seems to me in order for him not to become an all-time great he’d have to lose. Mayweather’s 12 round unanimous decision victory over Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) this past Saturday was flawless. He showed he still has his speed, great footwork, excellent defensive skills and is as sharp as a needle. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: According to Steve Kim, former 8 division world champion Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) will be fighting Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) on November 24th in a Top Rank promoted fight in Macau, China.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum had recently narrowed the choices for Pacquiao’s next fight to Mike Alvarado and Rios after his primary targets – Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley – had decided to fight each other instead of taking the Pacquiao fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By C1TheGoodFella: In today’s modern world, money really dictates all & everything in life, boxing being no exception. The Welterweight division is rich with talent and fights that we would love to see, but for whatever reason politics being the main reason, the right fights do not happen. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: If you were hoping to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) face the Filipino Manny Pacquiao for his next fight in September then you can forget it; Mayweather says he has absolutely no interest in fighting Pacquiao now because he’s lost his last two fights, and it’s not interesting to him anymore.
Mayweather said to USA Today: “He [Pacquiao] just lost two fights. The fight don’t hold no water no more.”
The way that Mayweather said it he seems to have closed the book on a fight between him and Pacquiao. Mayweather doesn’t want to fight guys that are struggling and/or over-the-hill, and right now it’s not looking good for Pacquiao with him having lost his last two fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Frank Warren reportedly has made an offer to match his fighter heavyweight Dereck Chisora (16-4, 10 KO’s) against the unbeaten Golden Boy Promotions heavyweight Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) for a fight that would take place in the summer if Golden Boy accepts the offer.
Warren said in his column at frankwarren.com “There isn’t a real name of substance on his [Deontay] CV, he looks crude and open. I’d heavily back a fit and fired up Dereck Chisora to tame him and have already made the Yanks a substantial offer to return here [UK] this summer.” Read the rest of this entry »