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title Hearn counting on Froch-Chavez Jr fight taking place in 2015

froch552By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is counting on the Carl Froch vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr fight being put together in the near future for March of 2015. Hearn believes that he’ll eventually be able to make progress on that fight once the smoke clears from Chavez Jr’s problems with Top Rank.

Froch really wants the Chavez Jr fight for some reason, and he thinks that the fight is pay-per-view worthy in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao needs Mayweather now because he needs help, says Jeff M.

pac8888By Chris Williams: Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr, believes that the soon to be 36-year-old Manny Pacquiao needs a fight against Mayweather Jr right now because he needs help. Jeff doesn’t say why Pacquiao needs help, but it could be that Jeff feels that Pacquiao needs money for one reason or another.

Jeff believes that Pacquiao twice had an opportunity to face Mayweather Jr, but he failed to take the fights when they were offered to him. Jeff specifically mentions 2010 and 2012 for when Pacquiao had an opportunity to face Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »

title Tyson Fury and the Heavyweight Division

fury5555By Lukasz Clemans: When I first saw Tyson Fury fight 5 years ago I was not a fan at all. I believed that his height could cause some lower level domestic fighters some trouble and he may even one day become a European Champion based on his decent amateur background and his young age. I couldn’t imagine him being a true world contender at any stage of his career and would be very surprised that 5 years later he would be still undefeated after 23 fights. However Tyson Fury has definitely changed my mind in the past couple of years and I am now a big fan, despite the fact that his competition can still be considered to be lacking in elite-level fighters.

Last Saturday Fury beat Derek Chisora (20-5, 13Kos) via a dominating yet rather boring 10 round TKO as most of you will know. Yes Tyson had already beaten Chisora a few years ago by a unanimous decision but this Chisora was a far fitter, more focused fighter than he was in the previous match-up and was a man who had gained great experience fighting at a very high level since their last fight, regardless that he had lost every time he truly stepped up in level. Read the rest of this entry »

title Crawford vs. Beltran averages 836,000 viewers on HBO

crawford5222222By Dan Ambrose: Last Saturday night’s fight between WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford and Raymundo Beltran brought in disappointing ratings on HBO “Boxing After Dark” from Omaha, Nebraska. The Crawford-Beltran fight averaged 836,000 viewers with a peak of 936,000 viewers, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. This was below the average of 898,000 for an HBO BAD fight.

While there could be many reasons to explain the lack of interest in the Crawford vs. Beltran fight, such as the late start time, you have to look at the fact that neither of these guys have much of a fan base as of yet in terms of casual boxing fans. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chisora planning on fighting on February 28th

chisora66By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Dereck Chisora (20-5, 13 KOs) says he’d like to return to the ring on February 28th on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s next fight in the UK.

Chisora was soundly beaten by Fury last Saturday night in losing by a 10th round stoppage at the ExCel Arena in London, UK. Chisora’s trainer Don Charles pulled him out of the fight due to him having absorbed too much punishment. Read the rest of this entry »

title Provodnikov targeting Maidana, Matthysse and Danny Garcia for next fight on March 28th

provodnikov034By Dan Ambrose: #2 WBO light welterweight contender Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KOs) will be back in the ring in the next three months on March 28th in a fight that will take place at a still to be determined venue in the United States.

Provodnikov, 30, is hoping that he can get one of the following fighters to agree to face him: Marcos Maidana, Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse. The problem is that those fighters are managed by Al Haymon, and it’s highly doubtful that Haymon will bother setting them up for a dangerous fight against a slugger like Provodnikov when there’s not much of any upside. Read the rest of this entry »

title Geale defeats Fletcher

By Jim Dower: Former IBF/WBA 160 pound champion Daniel Geale (3-3, 16 KOs) easily beat fellow Australian Jarrod Fletcher (18-3, 10 KOs) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision on Wednesday night at the Horden Pavilion, Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

title 2015 Boxing’s best year in decades?

floyd74By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest) Wrapping up the year of 2014 we had many ups and downs seeing a lot of mismatches along the way. This is Boxing and mismatches tend to be a part of the sport. Yet we have some great fights already confirmed and some stellar match ups that look more promising than ever for the year of 2015. There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the sport for the upcoming year and I’d like to have us all take a look and discuss the upcoming bouts. 2015 Has the potential to be the best year in boxing in decades for a few reasons lets revise that now.

Starting off with Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao because it has the most potential to bring the sport to the forefront once again and has the most significance in the sports history today. Of course this is a huge fight that will break records and generate unmatched revenue for a long time to come. The hype behind this bout is obvious and fans have been waiting for too long. I won’t say more than that because this topic has been exhausted by every media outlet and journalist for years. What I will say is that 2015 seems the most likely year the fight will take place if ever. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin-Murray: Martin in nearly impossible situation on 2/21

golovkin4By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC, #3 IBF middleweight contender Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) has twice fought for world titles in the past three years, and twice he’s come up empty.

In two months from now, Murray, 32, will be getting a third shot at a world title against arguably the best fighter in the 160 pound division in WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »

title Anthony Joshua vs. Kevin Johnson on 1/31 in London, UK

joshua8By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) will be back in the ring next month against 35-year-old journeyman Kevin Johnson (29-6-1, 14 KOs) in a 10 round fight at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Joshua, 25, will be defending his WBC International heavyweight strap.
Johnson previously fought for a world title against former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko five years ago in 2009. Vitali ended up beating Johnson by a lopsided 12 round decision. Read the rest of this entry »

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