By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) can pretty much forget about a rematch with IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s), because his promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s trying to set Froch’s next fight up and he’s hoping to match him against one of the following fighters: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Gennady Golovkin or Andre Ward.
Yeah, Groves remains an option too, but my understand is he’s more of the last resort for Froch if he can’t get one of those bouts. Froch could fight Groves if Hearn isn’t able to nail down one of those bigger names for the aging soon to be 37-year-old Froch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dominic Sauboorah: After analyzing many of Floyd Mayweather’s fights it’s easy to say that a basic brawler or even a combination puncher is not the one to beat him. He will easily make those kinds of fighters miss and make them pay. He’s done it countless times over his career against Miguel Cotto, Victor Ortiz, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and so on. He’s even be able to out box guys that have tried to box him like Juan Manuel Marquez and Saul Alvarez.
People are saying Mayweather will struggle with fast punchers like Amir Khan but Mayweather’s a counter puncher and timing always negates speed. There’s only one man I can see beating Mayweather if not at least give him problems and that’s Erislandy Lara. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former WBC light heavyweight champion Montell Griffin thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr’s possible fight against Amir Khan on May 3rd is nothing more than a business fight for Floyd. He sees it as a case of Mayweather Jr. looking at Khan’s huge fan base and wanting to take advantage of it by fighting him to make a lot of money.
Griffin doesn’t see Khan-Mayweather fight as being a fight that has anything to do with competition. It’s just money. In other words, Griffin sees this as a mismatch between vastly superior fighter in Mayweather against a flawed fighter in Khan. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora sees former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko making a comeback if he’s not elected the President of Ukraine in the 2015 Presidential election. If Vitali chooses to make a comeback in 2015, he’d be 44-years-old and he’ll have been out of boxing since 2012 when he last fought Manuel Charr.
“He’s not really gone. If he don’t get in the presidents office, he’s coming back,” Chisora said to BoxNation.”
I could see how it would be nice if Vitali did return back for Chisora. He fought Vitali in 2012 for his WBC title and was easily beaten by a one-handed Vitali, who suffered a shoulder injury to his left shoulder in the 2nd round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Olly Campbell: Since I began posting to this site very recently, I have been truly humbled by the kind words and fantastic responses received from you, the reader, my fellow boxing fans. My most recent article on my top three domestic dyer ups of the last decade, created some real debate, and threw up some very interesting points. It is that very opinion and debate that has led me to this article today.
An article about a bygone era in the British fight game, when we undoubtedly boasted some of the best middle and super-middleweight fighters modern boxing has ever seen. It was a magical time that those of us lucky enough to live through, will remember forever. I was but a young boy 20-25 years ago when the following three fights took place, but the fantastic (and tragic) legacy created by those contests are largely responsible for igniting my life long love of The Hurt Business”. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Rather than take on the dangerous interim WBA light middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) next and risk getting schooled as badly as he did in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) is taking on the guy that Lara just knocked out in Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) on March 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the meantime, the Cuban Lara is wondering when he’ll get a chance to face the red-headed Canelo so that he can collect his scalp in the same way that Mayweather Jr. did by giving the 23-year-old fighter a major boxing lesson that he won’t soon forget. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Welterweight contender Kell Brook is giving fellow countryman Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) no chance at all in beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) if he’s the one that’s selected as Mayweather’s next opponent.
Besides seeing the 27-year-old Khan as being unworthy to fight Mayweather due to his 2-2 record in his last 4 fights and his unavenged 1st round knockout loss to Colombian slugger Breidis Prescott, Brook doesn’t think Khan has the talent to hang with Mayweather and he just sees this as a sick mismatch on May 3rd. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao is seemingly discouraged with his ability to get a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. after learning recently that he wants Pacquiao to leave his long-time promoter Bob Arum before he’ll agree to fight him. To Pacquiao, he sees this as Mayweather Jr. not really being interested in fighting him. To top if off, Mayweather has been trash talking the 35-year-old Pacquiao as of late by saying he’s “desperate” for the fight.
Pacquiao doesn’t seem to understand that Mayweather is just trash talking the way he normally spars with his opponents – or in this case – his would be opponent before fighting them. Pacquiao seems to be getting upset with Mayweather’s ribbing of him. Pacquiao doesn’t understand Mayweather very well, and is taking his trash talking and requests as a sign that he doesn’t want to fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) may have exercised his rematch clause for a rematch against WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) for nothing, because Maidana says he’s still not decided who he’ll be facing next. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer jumped the gun by saying that Broner and Maidana would be facing each other in a rematch in April. I guess he should have checked in with Maidana first before talking about the rematch because Maidana has other ideas.
Maidana doesn’t want to agree to a rematch with Broner before he’s explored his other options, such as a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. That’s probably not a fight that will happen, but Maidana is smart to keep his options open until he hears about who Mayweather will be fighting next. It can’t be too much longer before Mayweather announces his next fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) and Golden Boy Promotions are picking the wrong time to have him fight for the first time as a pay-per-view headliner in his fight with the recently knocked out Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s). If Boxing fans want to see the red-haired Canelo’s next fight on March 8th against Angulo on Showtime PPV, then they’ll have to purchase the fight on PPV. It’s unknown what the fight card will cost, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it goes for $59.99.
Fans don’t have an issue with Canelo fighting an easy mark like Angulo, because Canelo is coming off of a loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. He was totally outclassed by Mayweather in almost humiliating fashion in that fight. Read the rest of this entry »