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title Andy Lee: It could be explosive once Quillin and I exchange punches

lee91By Scott Gilfoid: WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) expects to see fireworks on Saturday when he and former WBO 160 pound champion Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) let their hands go in their fight on NBC on Premier Boxing Champions at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Lee, 30, feels that he’s made a lot of progress with his career in the past year in terms of the technical changes he’s made after working hard in training camps. Lee has bailed himself out of tough situations in fights against John Jackson and Matt Korobov by landing huge right hooks to capture the wins. Read the rest of this entry »



title Wladimir Klitschko has multiple game plans for Bryant Jennings fight

IMG_4980(Photo credit: HBO) By Dan Ambrose: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) says he’s got a number of game plans he can fall back on if the original plan doesn’t work for his April 25th title defense against unbeaten American Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) in their fight at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Wladimir, 39, says he’ll be ready to shift games from plan A all the way to plan-E if he has to in order for him to get past the 6’3” Jennings in their important fight on HBO World Championship Boxing. Read the rest of this entry »



title Kirkland: I know Canelo’s style, I feel like I can beat him!

KirklandSAWorkout_Hoganphotos6(Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: American slugger James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) feels confident that he can beat the red-haired former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) in their fight next month on May 9th at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

Kirkland, 30, says he’s studied the fighting style of the 24-year-old Canelo, and he feels he can defeat his style of fighting. Kirkland is ready slug with Canelo if that’s the type of fight that he’ll be looking to bring on May 9th.

Kirkland is looking forward to this fight because he sees Canelo as someone that he can definitely beat.

“I want to fight Canelo because I know his style. You see something, you analyze it, and I feel like I can beat him,” Kirkland said. “I know Canelo is going to put in the work on fight night. I want to be a step ahead of him, so if he comes to box or comes for a slug fest, I will be ready.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Roach: I see Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight as good vs. evil

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By Chris Williams: For the past couple of weeks trainer Freddie Roach has been trash talking Floyd Mayweather Jr. and giving him very little credit for him having been boxing’s No.1 fighter for most of his long career.

Roach even went so far as to say that Mayweather was taught wrong from the start of his career. But now Roach is characterizing Mayweather’s May 2nd mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao as a good vs. evil type of fight with Pacquiao being the good guy and Mayweather representing the evil side. Read the rest of this entry »



title Upcoming Big Fights For The Next 30 Days!

By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest) Hello Boxing fans and enthusiasts and welcome to another edition of Upcoming fights for the next 30 days. As you already know Danny Garcia will be taking on Lamont Peterson this Saturday in a non title fight. I think there is enough coverage on this site of that fight so we’ll begin with the all out war between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan: I have pressure to do a better job beating Algieri than Pacquiao did

khan343444By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) feels that he’s got a lot of heavy pressure on him for his May 30th fight against former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs). While it’s pretty much a given that Khan will win this fight due to his superior power, hand speed and experience at the pro level, he feels that his performance against the 31-year-old Algieri will be compared to that of Manny Paquiao’s performance.

Pacquiao defeated Aligeri by a 12 round unanimous decision last November in Macau, China. In that fight, Pacquiao knocked Algieri down six times and won every round. As such, for Khan to get anything from the Algieri fight, besides a boatload of money, he’s going to need to whip him like no tomorrow to show that he’s at the same level as Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »



title Amir Mansour discusses his career ahead of ESPN main-event against Joey Dawejko

By Ian Aldous: As ESPN brings an end to its iconic Friday Night Fights series, one of the final broadcasts bring us an intriguing battle between two East-Coast heavyweights. On May 8th, Amir ‘Hardcore’ Mansour (21-1) and Joey Dawejko (14-3-2) headline the card at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia and will go toe-to-toe for the Pennsylvania State heavyweight championship. Last week Amir took some time to chat with me over the phone about the fight and his career so far. Read the rest of this entry »



title Roach: We [Pacquiao] have to win this fight

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach feels that Pacquiao is in a must-win situation with his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd. Pacquiao has lost plenty of fights during his long 20-year pro career, and he’s had several fights against Juan Manuel Marquez that he arguably should have lost as well. Read the rest of this entry »



title 30-day weights: Mayweather 150.5lbs

floyd555By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. weighed in at 150.5 pounds in his 30-day weigh-in for his fight against the Philippine’s Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was obviously Mayweather’s natural weight and not a case of him draining down to make the 30-day weight like some fighters clearly do.

Pacquiao is likely to come into the Mayweather fight weighing in the low 140s. It’s doubtful that Pacquiao will be close to 147 for the fight. But even if he does weigh close to the same amount as Mayweather, it’s still going to be very difficult for Pacquiao to be able to handle the speed, movement and reach that Mayweather has. That’s more important than weight for this fight.

Of course, if Pacquiao were to be fighting a 170+ pound fighter like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez rather than Mayweather, then the weight would be very important. But I don’t think Pacquiao would agree to fight Canelo without a handicap as far as a catch-weight goes, and possibly a rehydration limit. Read the rest of this entry »



title DeGale overlooking Dirrell, wants Groves fight afterwards

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>By Scott Gilfoid: In a sign that #1 IBF James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) is already looking past his next fight against #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) for their fight next month on May 23rd for the vacant IBF super middleweight strap, DeGale is talking about wanting to fight #1 WBC George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) or one of the other world champions at 168.

The thing is the only way that a DeGale vs. Groves fight makes any sense at all is if DeGale defeats Dirrell to capture the IBF super middleweight title, and Groves beats WBC 168 pound champion Anthony Dirrell to win his title. Read the rest of this entry »



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