By Eugene Carnachan:
Quick summary of bout:
Lucas Browne – won 17 (KO 15) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 17 – supposedly on the ascendant but untested.
Travis Walker – won 39 (KO 31) + lost 11 (KO 7) + drawn 1 = 51 –on the descent but fought a lot higher calibre of opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chester Rivers: It seems this fight will take us back to the good old days of boxing when the best fought the best. It was a time when fighters fought because that was fight the public demanded. Many think Floyd Mayweather Jr. will dominate Saul Alvarez while others feel Canelo has a legitimate chance of pulling off one of boxing’s biggest upsets.
Some of you feel the most exciting fight is the co-feature between Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse. What I want to know is what do you think? I’ve only been writing for a short but I want to revolutionize the sport by asking you, want do you think? I think it’s a fair question. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Unbeaten Keith “One Time” Thurman (20-0, 18 KO’s) is going to have to be on the top of his game this Saturday night in his match-up against #1 WBA, Diego Chaves (22-0, 18 KO’s) in their Showtime televised fight at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Thurman has been saying for well over a year now that he’s ready to fight and beat the best at 147. He’s going to get a chance to prove that he’s for real against the hard hitting Chaves.
Chaves has excellent power, and he’s a lot like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with his fighting style. He’s got knockout power in both hands, and a vicious right uppercut that he likes to throw. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Roger Mayweather, one of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s trainers, says he wasn’t all that impressed with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s 12 round unanimous decision win over Austin Trout last April. To Roger, the fight could have been scored a draw because Canelo didn’t establish that he was better than Trout in that fight. Read the rest of this entry »
David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) and undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) will face each other in a huge clash on September 28th in Manchester, UK.
Here are the likely outcomes:
1. Haye KO 5th Round – The most likely outcome is Haye knocking Fury out early on. Expect a few boring but tense rounds with each fighter checking each other out. Then, Fury getting frustrated and coming at Haye wild resulting in a big Hayemaker landing and Fury unable to get up.
2. – Haye unanimous decision. This can go two ways: 1. an exciting match up living up tot he hype and PPV attraction where both Haye and Fury goad each other on in an exciting 12 round brawl with both trading blows. But Haye being more active and scoring the knockdowns and winning a close but dominant points decision. Read the rest of this entry »
1. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
Arguably, the biggest case for a boxer to move up in weight is Chavez Jr. He is not just a big middleweight, but a boxer who should really be fighting a couple of divisions at least above middleweight. It is getting to the point where it is not just affecting his performance in draining 20-30 pounds before fight night but also his overall health and boxing career. I would like to see Chavez Jr. make the step up to 168 permanently after Vera and go after a world title. He has the talent and those extra few pounds will help
2. Andre Ward
Andre Ward really has no business left at 168. He has proven to be the no.1 at the division beating all the top names. Andre is also a big super middleweight, having started out as a light heavy in the 2004 Olympics. Beating Dawson, who at the time was the best light heavy, proved that Andre can easily move up and conquer another division. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions believes the key to his fighter WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) is to outwork him by forcing him to fight hard for three minutes of every round.
De La Hoya is convinced that Mayweather fights hard for less than one minute of every round, and he believes that this is the key to his red-haired fighter Canelo to beat Mayweather by simply throwing a lot of punches to force Mayweather into using up energy. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s talk that unbeaten Kelly Brook (30-0, 20 KO’s) will be facing former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (33-1, 22 KO’s) in October in London, UK. The Kell Brook-Senchenko fight will set up a good large fan base for Kell in the UK – everyone will be right behind Kell to avenge the defeate of British Boxing legend, Ricky Hatton.
A clever move in the lead up to a potential lead up to a potential PPV super fight with Amir Khan. Khan is already a big name in UK and with the IBF title Kell will help push up the numbers from his side.
Senchenko is a former world champion and is a step up from Kell’s previous opponents – better than the likes of Carson Jones and Hector Saldivia. Read the rest of this entry »
Miguel Cotto – We all know Cotto’s best performances were at welterweight. He was strong, fit and had KO power. At 154, Cotto has been a small light middleweight and against the elite, has come short, e.g. Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout. This has been down to poor conditioning as Cotto is not a natural light middleweight and is blowing up not at his physical best at 154.
Cotto has probably the worst conditioning of the elite boxers in the sport. With better conditioning, I believe Cotto will easily make welterweight and be at his best. As Cotto is now the Top Rank, I would like to see Cotto against Bradley for the WBO title should Bradley defeat Juan Manuel Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former two time Olympic Gold Medalist Zou Shiming (1-0) will be headlining Saturday night’s HBO fight card against novice Jesus Ortega (3-1, 2 KO’s) in a scheduled 6 round bout at the Venetian Casino & Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
What’s interesting about this is Shiming, a fighter with only 1 fight under his belt, is headlining a fight on HBO, yet Bob Arum of Top Rank is saying that HBO isn’t interested in televising WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux’s fights on their network after his 12 round unanimous decision win over Nonito Donaire last April. Read the rest of this entry »