By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is still stewing about WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) showing little interest in fighting his No.1 guy WBO 147 pound champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) in a mega-fight.
Roach has recently been saying that the only reason why Mayweather has shown no interest in that fight is because he feels he’s a shot fighter whose legs are gone. In a recent interview, Roach continued along that theme with him believing Mayweather has lost a few steps and can no longer move like he used to. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Just as I expected, WBA 122 pound strap holder Scott Quigg (28-0-1, 21 KOs) prefers to face IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton in England rather than Belfast, which is where Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan wants the fight to take place.
Quigg has a title defense coming up next week on September 13th that he has to get out of the way first against bantamweight Stephane Jamoye (26-5, 16 KOs) that he has to get out of the way first before he can think seriously about fighting Frampton in a unification fight, and even then, the IBF is going to need to give Frampton permission to bypass his #1 IBF mandatory challenger Chris Avalos for the fight against Quigg to happen. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Gillon: Former WBC, WBO and Ring middleweight champion Sergio Martinez career will be decided next week when he meets with a doctor to run tests on the injuries he has occurred over recent years.
Martinez is coming off a heavy loss to the new WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto where Martinez lost that title to Cotto, Martinez to me was a favorite and I gave Cotto no chance of winning this fight due to Cotto not ever fighting at 160 and Martinez still being good enough to beat Cotto.
That wasn’t the case as Cotto put Martinez down three times in the 1st round and then again in the 9th. The fight was stopped by Martinez’s trainer who could clearly see Martinez was not going to win on the scorecards and had nothing left to go for the knockout. Martinez’s legs couldn’t handle Cotto’s power shots and the only thing that kept Martinez was going was the heart he has. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: Everyone has an opinion on why Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao have not yet fought. It would be ignorant of me to try and convince anyone either way who is to blame as most are on one side or another and that won’t change.
If you blame Mayweather that’s fine, no problem, what I don’t like is the throw away comments about him ducking this or cherry picking that. With the exception of Pacquiao is there anyone else he should have fought in the past but didn’t? I thought I would have a proper look back at his career and assess the situation.
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By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) reminded boxing fans and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) last night that Maidana isn’t on the same level as him and he’s going to be taking a considerable step up in class when the two fighters meet in the center of the ring on Saturday, September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather respects Maidana 100 percent as a fighter and believes he’s a competent guy who would give anyone in the division problems at 147. But Mayweather doesn’t see Maidana as being an A level fighter like himself. He seems Maidana as strictly as a B level guy making a big jump up in competition, and like most B-level fighters that face Mayweather, Maidana is going to have some problems. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Here is last Saturday night’s Showtime All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 episode 2. The episode showed some of what I feel is some edginess on the part of Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) as the fight date comes closer for his rematch with WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #4 WBC George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) has been knocked out in his last two fights against IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch and yet here Groves is fighting in a WBC 168 pound eliminator bout this month on September 20th against European super middleweight champion Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) at Wembley Arena in London, UK.
Ignoring for a second the oddity of someone fighting in an eliminator bout after coming off of two straight knockout losses, what I’m wondering is whether Groves’ chin will hold up against Rebrasse for a full 12 rounds without betraying him once again. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) By Dan Ambrose: Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) says he wants to fight #1WBO, #2 WBC 140lb contender Lucas Matthysse (36-1, 34 KOs) next following Broner’s hard fought 12 round unanimous decision win over Emmanuel Taylor (18-3, 12 KOs) last night at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
It was a tough scrap for Broner, but he was able to pull out the victory in the second half of the fight when Taylor stopped throwing as many punches. If not for that, Broner would have lost again. His work rate was not good, and he spent too much time on the ropes just covering up. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) By Dan Ambrose: Last Saturday night #1 WBO, #2 WBC Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) defeated WBC Silver 140 pound champion Roberto Ortiz (31-1-1, 24 KOs) by an impressive 2nd round knockout at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Immediately after the fight, Matthysse said he wanted to fight WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia next if he had the courage to take the fight. But if Garcia didn’t want the fight, Matthysse said he’d look to face Adrien Broner, who defeated Emmanuel Taylor on the same card last night in Cincinnati, but in a far less impressive fashion. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) By Gav Duthie: After another average Adrien Broner performance on Saturday in winning a close decision against Emmanuel Taylor he continues to have question marks over his star quality as he claws his way back to the top after his loss to Marcos Maidana. With Broner’s relaxed, dismissive attitude towards Emmanuel Taylor it would be easy to forget that he actually lost a fight recently.
It brings me to question whether Broner will be the next Floyd Mayweather Jr or will he be more like a Zab Judah. Furthermore how does he fair against the current champions in the 140 lb division. Read the rest of this entry »