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title Pacquiao to spar Provodnikov to get ready for Rios

provodnikov22By Chris Williams: Former welterweight title challenger Ruslan Provodnikov will be one of the sparring partners to help get Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) get ready for his November 24th fight against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China, according to the

Provodnikov, 29, is trained by the same guy, Freddie Roach, Pacquiao and he’s worked as a sparring partner for Pacquiao in the past.

Provodnikov is coming off a close 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley last March in a fight where he had Bradley hurt several times in the fight from big shots to the head. Read the rest of this entry »

title Ricky Burns v Jose Gonzalez press conference

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) and his unbeaten challenger Jose Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KO’s) had their final press conference to market their fight for this Saturday night at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, in Scotland, United Kingdom.

Neither guy much to say and Burns’ promoter Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Sport did most of the talking in his usual long-winded way. The press conference consisted pretty much of Hearn talking 80% of the time with only a few token words mixed in from the Burns and Gonzalez. Read the rest of this entry »

title Who’s next in line? The Floyd Mayweather Lottery

floyd#30By Samuel Roy Junior: Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) pocketed a cool $32 million for the Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) fight last Saturday night. That’s some amount, considering a large number of people out there that probably would of preferred to see him face a different opponent.

Anyhow, Guerrero was the mandatory challenger, he was game, and he’d just beaten comfortably a solid welterweight in Andre Berto, something most people didn’t actually expect him to do. He earned his shot, within the requirements of the WBC governing body. Except the boxing public usually have their own set of rules, but hey, there’s always going to be debate. That’s what makes boxing compelling in not just the ring. The fans and enthusiasts really do make the build ups to fights an exciting experience, different thoughts from different people are always welcome. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather Will End Up Knocking Broner Out

broner988221By Mohamed Horomtallah: No, Floyd Mayweather Jr is not fighting Adrien Broner. At least not that I know of but he might end up knocking him out just the same. Broner is a young and very talented fighter but hanging out with Mayweather can jeopardize his career.

Broner is marketing himself as the next big thing, the next pay-per-view superstar. He talks the talk but he still has to walk the walk. Being around Mayweather is dangerous for him because he gets to see Floyd live the life of a boxing superstar, with all the toys, the money, the jets, the respect etc. He feels that this could be his life in the short term and that makes him act like he’s already arrived. Read the rest of this entry »

title Young Cantu playing waiting game

By Rey Sifuentes Jr. Just as fans like to see them, young boxers love to accomplish a knockout. Kingsville’s Oscar Cantu, though, has shown some patience while winning his first three pro fights, but would indeed like to notch his first KO when he and Markale Duncan (2-0), out of Dallas, square off in a six-round super-flyweight co-main event of the ‘Fight Night’ card being held at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds on May 11. Read the rest of this entry »

title Groves and Cleverly helping Kessler get ready for Froch

kessler#11By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) is being helped by Brits Nathan Cleverly and George Groves for his fight this month against IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) on May 25th at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Kessler is really pleased with the sparring sessions with Groves and Cleverly, and he feels that this is going to give him a real advantage when he steps inside the ring with Froch. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder arrested for ‘domestic battery’

deontay45By ponyboyjay: Undefeated American heavyweight contender Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) was arrested over the weekend and charged with ‘domestic assault’. He appeared in court on Monday and was released on a $15,000 bond. He is due to appear in court on July the 3rd.

His trainer Jay Deas gave a brief statement on the charges to RingTV:

“The only thing that I can say is that I wasn’t there, and I haven’t had a chance to go over with Deontay what happened, other than I know that he was arrested and know…He’s back here now (Alabama). Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd needed Manny

floyd#26By David Figueroa-Martinez: This past Saturday, we were privileged to watch one of the most talented boxers to ever step into the ring in Floyd Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO’s) with his 12 round unanimous decision win over Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I’m a boxing purist, and really enjoy watching a technician pick apart his opponent. It’s just fascinating to watch Mayweather throw a punch, then slip or move away from his opponent’s punch as if he was in the Matrix. At age 36, it’s even more remarkable, but I do understand that this to other can be boring. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather Jr: One down, five to go

floyd#28By Dan Henderson: Floyd Mayweather completed the first of six contracted fights on Saturday night, he defeated Robert Guerrero via a unanimous decision after all three ringside judges scored the bout 117-111.

In this article we will look at potential opponents for his last five fights, I must add that these are possible opponents I’m not saying he will definitely fight any of the fighters I’m about to mention.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez – This is the fight everyone would want to see but I can’t see it happening and the reason why is that Canelo rehydrates to such a big weight come fight night so before Floyd would face him he’d have to agree to come down to 147lbs with a rehydration limit of 160lbs and why would Canelo agree to that? Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao making a mistake in fighting Rios

jmm_ko_pacBy Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao and his team may think they’ve got an easy mark on their hands with the stationary fighter Brandon Rios, but I see this fight going really badly for Pacquiao when he meets up with Rios on November 24th at the Venetian Room in Macau, China.

There’s no question about it Pacquiao has the better hand speed and he moves better – or he used to. However, if he plans on standing and trading with Rios for 12 rounds, he’s going to be in a lot of trouble in this fight because Rios can any take shot Pacquiao can give. Read the rest of this entry »

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