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title Mayweather is too smart for Pacquiao, says Fernando Vargas

floyd0012By Chris Williams: Former IBF/WBA junior middleweight champion Fernando Vargas is really looking forward to the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao this May. Vargas, 37, thinks the fight between them will be taking place, and he sees Mayweather as being far too intelligent for the 36-year-old Filipino star to handle in this fight.

Vargas points out that the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight isn’t as valuable as it once was due to Pacquiao having been exposed by Juan Manuel Marquez in their fight in 2012, but he’s still interested in seeing the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Carl Froch drops retirement hint

By Scott Gilfoid: If there was any doubts that IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) will soon be hanging up the gloves, I think he may have answered it today with his tweet showing a pair of gloves hanging up. You can read that to be a message that the 37-year-old Froch may be retiring from the sport rather than fighting on and risking his hide against talents like the Dirrell brothers and Andre Ward. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder wants to fight 3 or 4 times in 2015

deontay102(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) (Bermane Stiverne seen here tackling Deontay Wilder in the 2nd round on referee Tony Week’s blown call on a missed knockdown of Stiverne) By Scott Gilfoid: For boxing fans wanting to get a chance to see newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs), they could be seeing him three, possibly four times in 2015. Wilder says he wants to fight four times this year if possible.

Wilder’s immediate goal is to fight three times if he can. Given that he wants to fight both Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, it’s highly unlikely that Wilder will fight more than one more time this year unfortunately. Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Manny Pacquiao but…

floyd103By Sizzle JKD:
Here’s the thing… as many believe, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will most likely outpoint and outbox Manny Pacquiao in their much anticipated welterweight unification title bout on May 2nd. Floyd will be the favorite to win by decision, but Manny has the offensive firepower and arsenal to damage Floyd’s face and win by knockout, something which has never happened to Floyd in his illustrious, unblemished career…

Floyd will be the A-Side in the fight and will make upwards of $120 million, but if Manny wins the fight, Floyd will be the B-Side in the rematch (if there is one)…
Floyd will undoubtedly talk smack at Pacquiao during the pre-fight press conference and promotional tour in order to gain a psychological advantage, but when Manny smiles at Floyd during the face-off and if Floyd smiles back at Manny, then Manny gains the edge… Read the rest of this entry »

title Wilder believes he’s the man to end Klitschko’s heavyweight rule

deontay101(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: A day after battering WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) to take his WBC title in a 12 round unanimous decision, Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) is setting his sights on IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) as the guy he wants to face most of all in 2015.

Wilder, 6’7”, feels he’s ready to end Klitschko’s long heavyweight rein as the champion in the division. Klitschko has held one or more titles since 2006, and he’s not had any serious competition during all those years. Read the rest of this entry »

title Stiverne had to go to hospital after fight, says Wilder

stiverne566By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) badly punished WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) last night in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 118-109, 119-108 and 120-107 to take his WBC title.

Stiverne stood up to the big shots that Wilder was landing, but afterwards Stiverne looked in bad shape when being interviewed briefly after the fight. Wilder says that Stiverne had to be taken to the hospital after the fight. It’s unclear whether this was just a precautionary measure or if it was due to him having any after effects from all the punches he’d been hit with by Wilder. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Pacquiao fight to be announced during Super Bowl?

mayweather3411111By Allan Fox: There are rumors that the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight will be announced in the next two weeks during the Super Bowl on February 1st in order to gain maximum exposure.

By having the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight announced during the Super Bowl, the Maweather vs. Pacquiao fight announcement would be heard by millions. For example, last year’s Super Bowl contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos was watched by 111.5 million viewers. Read the rest of this entry »

title Trainer Mark Breland stamps his signature on Deontay Wilder victory

deontay105(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Sizzle JKD: Here’s the thing, Deontay Wilder came with a game plan and executed it to perfection Saturday night to capture the WBC Heavyweight title at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former champ Bermane Stiverne had no answer for Wilder’s jab, and was thoroughly outclassed as the longer and stronger Wilder showcased what trainer Mark Breland was hired to teach him. Even more impressively, Wilder showed he had the stamina to box a complete 12 rounds and maintain the intensity and focus to win the championship rounds of a championship fight against a legitimate threat who could knock him out at any given moment. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder wants Tyson Fury next, then Wladimir Klitschko

deontay200(Photo credit: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Scott Gilfoid: Following his impressive masterclass performance last night against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs), America Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) said he’d like to make his first defense of his WBC title against Britain’s Tyson Fury if he’s up to the challenge. Deontay said that he wants to face the 6’9” Fury next followed by a big unificiation match against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko later in the year.

Deontay, 6’7”, is putting it on Fury to see if he’s interested in the fight, or if he prefers to face Wladimir for the title instead of him. Fury is Wladimir’s WBO mandatory challenger. However, you’ve got to figure that a Fury vs. Wilder fight would be a much bigger bout than Fury vs. Wladimir. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder hurt right hand in 4th round against Stiverne

deontay201(Photo credit: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Scott Gilfoid: If you’re wondering why heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) was unable to score a knockout last night against the badly beaten and weary WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, you only have to know that the 6’7” Wilder injured his right hand in the 4th round.

From that point on, Wilder had pain in his right each time he would land it. Eventually, Wilder rarely threw right hands after the 7th round. The pain was obviously a huge factor, because he couldn’t land his shots the way he did before hurting it. Read the rest of this entry »

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