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title Paul Smith: Abraham is only behind Froch in the super middleweight division

By Scott Gilfoid: Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) was ready to acknowledge tonight that he was beaten by the better many in WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) in their fight at the O2 Arena in Berlin, Germany. Smith lost the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision, and he was ready to come to terms with his loss after the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin beats Murray, calls out Cotto for unification fight

golovkin42222By Dan Ambrose: Earlier tonight, IBO, WBA and WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) defeated England’s Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) to keep his seven-year knockout streak going in winning an 11th round knockout at the in Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The fight was supposed to have been a competitive one, but it turned out to be a one-sided fight with Golovkin battering Murray each time he could catch up to him to land his shots.

Murray tried his best tonight and was able to land some really nice shots. You could tell by the swelling on Golovkin’s fight that Murray was a lot tougher than he expected him to be. If Murray had a little more power, he would have had Golovkin on his heels in this fight, but the power was lacking with the British fighter. Read the rest of this entry »



title Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. James Kirkland moved to May 9th in Houston, Texas

canelo06By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya is reporting that the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) vs. James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) bout, which will be televised on regular HBO, has been moved from May 2nd to May 9th. The fight will be taking place at the Minute Maid Park, in Houston, Texas, USA.

While De La Hoya previously mentioned wanting to move the Canelo-Kirkland fight to May 9th if the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight were to take place on May 2nd, it is now official.

The Canelo-Kirkland fight is now been moved to May 9th in Houston, Texas. There had been talk of the fight being staged in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome, but De La Hoya decided to move it for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin massacres Murray; Fury decisions Rudenko

murray5By Scott Gilfoid: In a total beat down, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) gave a brutal beating to a very defensive and constantly clinching #1 WBC Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) tonight in Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

By the end of the fight, Murray’s nose was bloody and his left eye badly swollen. Golovkin had Murray’s nose bleeding in the 6th round after hitting him with a series of hard left uppercuts that sliced through Murray’s clam-shell guard. Murray was covering up constantly with his clam-shell guard, but Golovkin was nailing him repeatedly with uppercuts that came underneath and powerful body shots. It’s unclear if Murray suffered a broken nose. It’ll be interesting to know if his nose was broken from the many uppercuts he ate in the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Abraham defeats Smith; Price stops Costa Junior

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) won an impressive 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night against challenge Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) in their rematch at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany. Abraham flurried on Smith in every round to dominate the action. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Only one tour – LA or NY

floyd656By Chris Williams: It was originally thought by some fans that Floyd Mayweather Jr’s delay in announcing his mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao would potentially encroach upon their ability to conduct a long press tour to help promote their May 2nd fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

But as it turns out, the two fighters will likely only be touring one city in the buildup to the fight, according to Dan Rafael. They’re be going go either New York or Las Angeles, California to promote the fight. Additionally, there will be only two press tours, and possibly no public sale of the tickets for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Manny Pacquiao rises to the top

By Brickshot: Manny Pacquiao, one of the most dynamic boxers of all time has faced some challenges that would stop most men in their tracks. In one of Manny’s most recent fights he faced one of his biggest rivals, Juan Manuel Marquez. In the early rounds the dominating Manny Pacquiao found himself hitting the canvas as he took a thunderous shot to the head. Although he quickly rose back to his feet his face showed a bit of surprise, but that didn’t stop him. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hearn expects crowd to help Paul Smith beat Arthur Abraham tonight

smith4422(Photo Credit: Sebastian Heger) By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) will be bringing over a large crowd of Brits tonight in Smith’s title shot against WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany.

The arena sets up to 17,000 fans for boxing events, and it’s estimated that between one thousand and two thousand Brits will be in attendance to cheer Smith on the victory.

It’s unknown if the adrenalin that the 32-year-old Smith will get from the potential 2,000 British fans will be enough to make up for what he lacks in the talent department, but we’ll have to see. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan left out in the cold with Mayweather-Pacquiao announcement

khan777By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan got some bad news last Friday with the announcement by Floyd Mayweather Jr of his mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao for May 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Khan, 28, had been sitting on the sidelines for the past three months waiting to possibly get a fight against Mayweather or Pacquiao for May. Now Khan finds himself left out in the cold and needing to scrape up his own fight. However, Khan still hasn’t given up hopes of fighting the two superstars, as he thinks he has a good chance of fighting the winner of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao: Will the winner be considered the best ever [TBE]??

pac0001By Gerardo Granados: So it is finally official and next May 2 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada at the United States of America; the current WBA/WBC welterweight Champion of the World Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) will fight against the WBO welterweight belt holder Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs).

It is very probable that the reader is a boxing fan instead of just a Mayweather or Pacquiao groupie so you must be objective on the dimension of this fight and by consequence the status that the winner will reach after one of the fighters is declared the winner. Read the rest of this entry »



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