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title Monroe defeats Brian Vera

By Jim Dower: In a rather boring fight from start to finish, #3 WBA, #7 WBO, #13 WBC middleweight contender Willie Monroe Jr (19-1, 6 KOs) boxed/ran his way to a dull 10 round unanimous decision win over journeyman Brian Vera (23-9, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Turning Stone in Verona, New York. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Pacquiao fight still might not happen, says inside source

floyd#300By Dan Ambrose: It seems that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has been speaking out about the mega-fight negotiations between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao without there being any real agreement.

According to an inside source on what’s going on, Arum is exaggerating the status of the negotiations when he says they’ve agreed to everything that Mayweather has asked for.

The source says that Mayweather hasn’t agreed on any of the negotiating proposals, and Arum is making things worse by talking to the media as if things have been ironed out. Read the rest of this entry »

title Santa Cruz: I want Mares or Rigondeaux after Ruiz

Leo Santa Cruz and Jesus RuizPhoto credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: At today’s weigh-in, WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs) stated that he’s interested in facing either Abner Mares of Guillermo Rigondeaux next if he can get past his opponent Jesus Ruiz (33-5-5, 22 KOs) this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Santa Cruz is expected to have an easy time beating Ruiz, though, as he was pooled from the bottom of the featherweight division rather than from the top. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo wants another opponent, Bradley a possibility, says Arum

canelo7657By Dan Ambrose: Not accustomed to having to grit it out and do a lot of waiting during the negotiation process, the red-haired former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) has reportedly asked his promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions to start looking for another opponent for him to fight on Cinco de Mayo on May 2nd.

Canelo has been waiting for world from WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) whether he’ll agree to the contract negotiations in order to face him in this mini-mega fight on HBO, but Cotto’s people have said that the negotiations aren’t complete. Read the rest of this entry »

title Weights: Stiverne 239, Wilder 219

Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight belt holder Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) will be enjoying a 20 pound weight advantage tomorrow night when he enters the ring against challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) in their grudge match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stiverne, 36, weighed in at 239 pounds on Friday at their weigh-in in Las Vegas. Deontay came in at 219 pounds, which is lean for him. Wilder obviously trained hard during camp, but he might not have eaten enough to keep the weight on during the camp. Read the rest of this entry »

title Broner: I’m going to stop John Molina

broner111By Dan Ambrose: 32-year-old light welterweight John Molina (27-5, 22 KOs) will be facing former three division world champion Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) on March 7th on NBC at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Broner, 25, is predicting a knockout victory over the hard hitting Molina, although it’s hard to see that happening in light of Broner’s recent performances. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum: Mayweather is running like a thief [from Pacquiao]

mayweather6778By Chris Williams: First it was Manny Pacquiao voicing his frustration at Floyd Mayweather Jr for him not caving in and signing a contract he’s clearly not comfortable with for their May 2nd fight, but now it’s Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum’s turn at venting his frustration. Arum thinks Mayweather is running from Pacquiao and possibly on the verge of backing out of the fight.

Arum wants Mayweather to just give in and sign the contract, because Arum says he and Pacquiao have agreed to all the negotiation points that Mayweather asked for in the contract. Read the rest of this entry »

title Wladimir Klitschko hoping Deontay Wilder beats Stiverne on Saturday

By Scott Gilfoid:
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) is pulling for unbeaten #1 WBC Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) in his fight tomorrow night against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) in their important fight on Showtime.

Wladimir has worked with the huge punching Deontay Wilder in the past when Deontay worked as his sparring partner to get him ready for his title defense against the big hitting 6’8” Mariusz Wach in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golden Boy Promotions inks David Lemieux

lemieux4554By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions made a key acquisition to their growing stable of fighters on Friday in signing #2 WBC, #3 WBO, #5 IBF, #13 WBA middleweight contender David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) to their team. The news was leaked a couple of weeks ago, but the signing was made official today with Golden Boy adding the 26-year-old Canadian Lemieux to their team.

Lemieux is probably still too green to snatch the middleweight titles from champions like Miguel Cotto, Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs and Jermain Taylor. Read the rest of this entry »

title Malignaggi: Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations pretty much done; Floyd will dominate!

malignaggi5656By Chris Williams: Former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi says the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao negotiations are almost done, and he says the fight will definitely be taking place. Malignaggi’s inside source says that everything has pretty much been agreed on at this point with Pacquiao saying yes to Mayweather’s negotiating demands.

Malignaggi feels that Pacquiao really blew it by not accepting the random blood testing during their first negotiations in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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