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title Khan fails to silence critics

khan0987(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Ryan Allan: Amir Khan returned to the ring this past Friday with a less than sparkling display in his unanimous points victory over the American, Chris Algieri at the Barclays centre, New York.

I tipped Khan to win on points in my submission last week but the manner of his victory has failed to inspire much credit or respect for the Bolton man.

Khan, who is still trying to earn a fight with Floyd Mayweather, had been ridiculed for his choice of opponent in Algieri and he did little in the fight to turn these sneers to cheers as he fought to a somewhat unconvincing decision win over the game New Yorker who looked pretty huge at the weight and fought an aggressive and educated fight despite his defeat.

The American deserves a lot of praise for performing above his expected level but as ever there is not much sign of praise for Algieri even if Khan did under-perform.Khan though will be disappointed with this performance on Friday: Here he was in a fight that he really needed to look good in, considering the lack of perceived threat in Algieri, but his speed and power were lacking, and once again there are more questions than answers for Amir who many feel is simply not doing enough to warrant the fight with Mayweather he so desperately craves. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn ”Anthony Joshua could face Thompson, Arreola, Solis and Charr this year”

hearn666By Demetrius Luke: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is looking to match heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) in with some top names in the division before the year is out starting with a big fight in September with a boxing domestic name along the line of David Price, Derick Chisora or Dillian Whyte.

After that Hearn is looking to move onto European level with some of the experienced names that have a solid background with them from beating some previous big names. Read the rest of this entry »

title The Best Brits never to win a world title

By Gav Duthie: Eddie Hearn dubbed Saturday nights event Rule Britannia and for the most part thats exactly what happened. Not only did we get the wins that were expected we watched Lee Selby, Anthony Joshua and Kell Brook score somewhat surprising knockouts against durable and awkward opponents. Once again however the one mission that didn’t go according to plan was lead by agent Kevin Mitchell as he bravely fell short of dethroning WBC Lightweight champion Jorge Linares losing by 10th round TKO. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan-Algieri averages 811,000 viewers on Spike TV

khan677777777(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Scott Gilfoid: Last Friday’s bout between Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) and former WBOI 140lb champ Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) brought in an average of 811,000 viewers on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions. The fight peaked at 1.3 million viewers. That’s not bad for a fight on Spike TV. The numbers likely would have been much higher had the fight been televised on NBC or CBS.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers were twice as good on those networks. The Khan vs. Algieri fight took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. They reportedly scaled the fight for an attendance of 7,000, and curtained off the other half of the Barclays Center. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hunter: Khan would have to fight on another level to have chance of beating Mayweather

khan999999666(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Scott Gilfoid: Three days after struggling to beat Chris Algieri by a close decision, Amir Khan is waiting and hoping to get a call from Floyd Mayweather Jr. letting him know that he’s been selected for his next fight in September. Thus far, Khan hasn’t reported getting that call from Mayweather and all he can do is hope that he somehow gets lucky and is given that call.

In the meantime, Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter, who may be on his way out, says that Khan would need to fight way over his head for him to have a chance of beating a talented fighter like Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn: Manuel Charr is a great fight for Anthony Joshua

charr3434By Scott Gilfoid: Like many boxing fans, I was somewhat amused and shocked at hearing British heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua’s fast-talking promoter Eddie Hearn bring up the name of 2nd tier heavyweight Manuel Charr (28-3, 16 KOs) as a possible opponent for Joshua’s next fight on July 18th. The 30-year-old Charr has lost two out of his last four fights, and he’s no longer even ranked in the top 15.

Why Hearn would want to match Joshua up against Charr is unclear. I think it’s a fight on the same level as Joshua’s last opponent 35-year-old Kevin Johnson, who some fans felt looked no better than a punching bag last Saturday night against Joshua. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder’s lethal right hand is fine for Eric Molina fight

By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) has had five months to heal his broken right hand that he injured in his last fight against Bermane Stiverne, and he’s now fully healed 100 percent and ready to rock against the hard hitting challenger Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KOs) in their fight in less than two weeks from now on June 13th at the Bartow Arena, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

title Carl Froch to decide on his next move this week with announcement, legacy and future

froch111By Demetrius Luke: Carl Froch is no doubt one of the biggest names in British boxing over the past decade, facing all the top fighters of his generation since being at the elite level and winning numerous world championships over the years.

”The Cobra” as he refers himself is now at a situation where he either calls it a day on his wonderful action packed career and he enjoys his lovely family knowing he has financially set himself and them up for life or he can lace the gloves up one more time and take on the biggest rising star in boxing today taking a huge risk. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cotto needs to make a good impression against Geale

By Dan Ambrose: With WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) taking on one of the less dangerous middleweights in the division in #6 WBC Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) this Saturday night on HBO Championship Boxing, Cotto will be looking to make a good impression so that he can setup a big pay-per-view bout later this year against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Read the rest of this entry »

title Who is Kell Brook?

brook54566By Jose Espinoza: IBF 147 pound champion Kell Brook is considered to be one of the most dangerous fighters in the welterweight division. Last Saturday night, Brook has just come off an impressive 6th round technical knockout win against fellow Briton Frankie Gavin at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Now he is set to take on either Amir Khan or Brandon Rios on August 29 in a bout that could potentially boost his status as one of the premier fighters of this generation.

Brook who is now 29 years old, stands behind his impressive record of 35 wins with 24 knockouts and no losses. His road to the professional boxing circuit has been paved with great opportunities and lots of ambition. In 2010, asked Brook about how he got stated in boxing. Read the rest of this entry »

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