By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated #3 WBC, Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) faces journeyman Nicolai Firtha (21-10-1, 8 KO’s) in a stay busy fight on October 26th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This isn’t the fight that the 6’7” Deontay wanted for this card, because he wanted a big name to show off his stuff.
Unfortunately, none of the well-known talents wanted to mix it up with Deontay; leaving him little choice but to take the bout with Firtha. It’s still a good fight for Deontay, as he needs fights like this to keep improving his skills to sharpen up.
With knockout punchers like Deontay, timing is everything, and that’s why guys like Firtha are still worthy opponents for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (21-1, 18 KO’s) says he’ll be looking for a knockout this Saturday night against American Tavoris Cloud (24-1. 19 KO’s) at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Stevenson, 36, believes that a knockout win will make him a more marketable fighter, and he wants to make sure that he can get the hard hitting Cloud out of there as quickly as possible.
In Stevenson’s last fight, he stopped former WBC 175 lb. champion Chad Dawson in the 1st round with his “Superman” last June. Stevenson says he’s going to try the same “Superman” punch against Cloud on Saturday night to see if he can duplicate the results. Read the rest of this entry »
American knockout artist Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder, will be taking a backwards step in his already non-progressive career, by taking on journeyman Nicolai Firtha on October 26th on the undercard of Karo Murat vs. Berbnard Hopkins fight at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The fight card will be televised on Showtime in United States. It has to be said, this really is a backwards step for the highly touted American.
Wilder’s last fight seemed like a baby step forwards, fighting a former, though well past his best, world champion in Siarhei Liakhovich. Firtha was stopped by Tyson Fury in the fifth round in Fury’s 15th fight, so it is highly unlikely that Wilder is going to learn anything from this fight and it will no doubt be a short nights work. Read the rest of this entry »
By @C1TheGoodFella: Floyd Mayweather Junior (45-0- 0 – 26) is a living legend. Fair dues to the man who has reigned supreme in boxing for nearly 2 decades, which is unheard of and will not be matched until someone VERY special comes around, if possible (I doubt it)!
That is unheard of and I doubt in my lifetime or anyone on the earth today, will ever see anything like this again, so praise where praise is due.
I am not going to sit hear and write an article on who I think will beat Mayweather Jnr, as he has proven that everyone who tries, none worthy so far.
But I would like to see some fighters in the same ring with Mayweather Jnr. Read the rest of this entry »
By Isaac Brodie: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is without a doubt the biggest name in boxing. And from the second the bell rang on his September 14th contest the world was already asking, who’s next?
The answers have sprung up, ranging from the predictable (Danny Garcia) to the absurd (Bernard Hopkins), and from the new heroes (Gennady Golovkin) to the old favorites (Manny Pacquiao). But at this point there is one possible challenge for Floyd that could meet everyone’s criteria, many have suggested and I agree that this man is Sergio Martinez.
To many that GGG would seem like the more exciting choice. I agree. However I’ve chosen to try and base this article on fights that have a (vague) chance of coming into fruition. Gennady would surely make a great fight. With the kind of power he has in either hand there would be enough of a danger factor to keep the crowd on the edge of their feet. Read the rest of this entry »
By Duke Pahulu: On November 16, Andre Ward is defending his ring title against Edwin Rodriguez. On fight night, its going to be 14 months since he last fought destroying then light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson.
The Dawson fight was Ward’s first fight on HBO since winning Showtime’s Super Six tournament. The Dawson win had people thinking Ward was going to one day take the mantle Floyd Mayweather sits on as the pound for pound king.
He was originally set to face former middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik in the first quarter of the year but Ward injured his shoulder and Pavlik retired. As Ward went through surgery and rehab, the landscape around his weight class was changing. Carl Froch beat Kessler in a rematch and established himself as the clear number one contender for Ward’s throne. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) is all wound up about how he has to start his training all over again for his rescheduled fight against David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) on February 8th at the Manchester Arena, in the UK.
They were supposed to be fighting this Saturday night, but because of the cut that Haye suffered in sparring, the fight had to be delayed 4 ½ months.
Instead of being happy that he’s still in line for a nice payday that will give 5 million pounds, Fury is whimpering over the fact that he’ll need to restart his training all over again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Middleweight contender Brian Vera (23-6, 14 KO’s) will likely be giving up 20+ pounds against what could be a nearly 200 lb. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) this Saturday night in their “Guess the weight” fight at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA.
Chavez Jr’s promoter Bob Arum is no longer even bothering to say what the weight limit is for this fight, because the chances are that Chavez Jr. might not even be able to make the 173 lb. limit mentioned by his father Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. recently.
The fight was supposed to be taking place at 168 after it was moved up two previously from 162 to 165, but there’s no way Chavez Jr. will be able to make 168. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: If Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) can get past his right with 37-year-old Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KO’s) on November 9th, Donaire reportedly wants to fight the winner of the October 12th fight between Orlando Salido (39-12-2, 27 KO’s) and Orlando Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KO’s) for the WBO featherweight title, according to Philboxing.com.
Salido and Cruz will be battling for the vacant WBO 126 lb. title. By Donaire going after the winner of that fight, he’ll be taking the path of least resistance in trying to win one of the featherweight titles. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: With the weigh-in limit being a mystery for Friday’s weigh-in for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera, Ronnie Shields, the trainer for Vera, wants some kind of re-hydration limit to keep Chavez Jr. from ballooning up in weight for Saturday’s fight on HBO between Chavez Jr. and Vera, according to Steve Kim at Maxboxing.com.
Ronnie does not want Vera to get hurt by facing someone that could end up having a tremendous weight advantage over him in this fight.
As it is the weight for the weight is still an unknown at this point. It’s going to be at whatever weight that Chavez Jr. comes in at. That kind of shows you the power imbalance in this fight, because in a lot of cases a fight would fall through if a fighter failed to make weight, but not in this case. Read the rest of this entry »