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title Roach: I picked Geale for Cotto because he can give him rounds

By Allan Fox: Trainer Freddie Roach says he selected the 34-year-old Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) for his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) to fight tonight because he sees Geale as an old guy who can mainly give the 5’7” Cotto some rounds in order to get him ready for his next fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Roach says he didn’t want to pick out a stronger/tougher fighter than Geale because Cotto has been out of the ring for a long time since his last fight a year ago against Sergio Martinez. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin would murder De La Hoya, says Mares

delahoya789By Dan Ambrose: Former three division world champion Abner Mares doesn’t think it’s a good idea at all for 41-year-old Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) to get in the ring against unbeaten IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) for a fight.

Mares laughed at the suggestion that De La Hoya should fight the hard hitting Golovkin. Mares thinks that De La Hoya would wind up getting murdered by Golovkin if he were to face him in his comeback. For that reason, Mares suggests that De La Hoya should fight the 52-year-old Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Mares thinks that would be a good fight. Chavez Sr. hasn’t fought in 10 years since losing a fight to Grover Wiley in September of 2005. Read the rest of this entry »

title Weights: Guerrero-Martinez, Cuellar-Darchinyan & Angulo-Raines

By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Robert Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) made weight on Friday for his 10 round stay busy fight against Aaron Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KOs) on NBC on Premier Boxing Champions from the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Guerrero, who has lost two out of his last three fights, came in at 145.6 pounds. The 33-year-old Martinez has also lost two out of his last three fights. He weighed in at 146.6 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder sees his star power eclipsing Mayweather in future

wilder45765By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) sees his own popularity eventually eclipsing that of unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the future as he keeps piling up the knockouts one after another, and unifies all the world titles.

The 6’7” Deontay sees himself becoming even bigger than Floyd. While it may be hard for some boxing fans to stomach right now because Deontay is just now made it to the big time in recently capturing the WBC heavyweight title with an impressive win over Bermane Stiverne last January. Read the rest of this entry »

title Are contenders happy to fight at catch-weights against Miguel Cotto?

cotto2(Photo credit: Will Hart/HBO) By Gerardo Granados: This week the major attention towards the Miguel Cotto vs Daniel Geale has been focused on the unfair catch weight than the fight itself. There are fight fans who simply don’t agree that now the A side not only dictates all the terms on the contract, be it gloves or size of the ring, or the pay of the contender but now he has the privilege to impose the maximum weight to his opponent to drain him and make him weak on fight night.

I got the chance to talk to the President of the WBC Mr. Mauricio Sulaiman via twitter on this subject. Days ago he said that he would look for to study the catch weight problematic topic on the next annual convention. It seems the rules have not fully regulated this issue and it is legal to have such catch weights, but I wonder if the so called big names are taking an unfair advantage on the hungry contenders who will do anything to land a shot at a major organization title. Read the rest of this entry »

title Joshua expects to get title shot against Deontay Wilder sooner rather than later

wilder57By Scott Gilfoid: #6 WBC Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KO) believes that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) will throw him a bone sooner rather than later by giving him a world title shot due to the 6’7” Wilder wanting to get an up and coming challenger to defend his title against.

Joshua for some reason thinks that he’s going to get a fight against David Haye in the future as well, and he sees his fight against Deontay coming before a fight against Haye. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach: Geale looked fragile and very thin at weigh-in, Cotto will go for his body

geale783(Photo credit: Will Hart/HBO) By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach was gloating about how weak and thin Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) looked at the weigh-in on Friday after he had to drain down to get to the 157 pound catch-weight for his title fight against World Boxing Council 160 pound champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) on Saturday.

Roach says that Cotto will make it a point in going after the body of the 34-year-old Geale because he believes he’s weak from losing water weight to get down to the 157 pound catch-weight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather shouldn’t fight Pacquiao again if he has the same people around him, says Ariza

arizaBy Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza doesn’t see the point in Mayweather facing the 36-year-old Manny Pacquiao a second time if the Filipino fighter hasn’t done anything to overhaul the team that he has working with him.

Ariza thinks that the outcome won’t be any different in a rematch because Pacquiao has the same old tired team around him as before. Ariza thinks that Pacquiao needs to change out his entire team from top to bottom. Read the rest of this entry »

title Bernard Hopkins wants to thrash James DeGale

1-HopkinsKovalevFinalPC_Hoganphotos1By Scott Gilfoid: Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) wants to add IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale’s pelt to his collection by facing him in the fall in order to capture his IBF strap. Hopkins, 50, is making it known that he wants to fight DeGale and give him a royal beating and dethrone him as the IBF 168lb champion.

Hopkins didn’t come out and say it, but it’s possible that he wants to avenge Andre Dirrell’s recent defeat at the hands of DeGale. Frankly, Dirrell should have won the fight if he wasn’t knocked down a couple of times in the 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »

title Weights: Cotto 153.6, Geale 157

cotto12345(Photo Credit: Will Hart/HBO) By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) just barely made weight on Friday in coming in right at 157 pounds to make weight for his 157lb catch-weight bout against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) on Saturday night on HBO Championship Boxing from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

For his part, Cotto came in really light at 153.6. Cotto’s weight is definitely a concern here because he’s likely not going to rehydrate more than seven pounds. We’re probably talking about Cotto walking into the ring at 160, or possibly a little heavier than that. Read the rest of this entry »

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