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title Ramirez remains undefeated at LA Fight Club!

By Anthony Montero – An action packed card of boxing put together by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions certainly kept the fight fans entertained. Headlining the event was local favorite undefeated Featherweight prospect Julian Ramirez from East Los Angeles. He squared off against the durable Raul Hidalgo, of Mexico, who was definitely a game challenger.

The third man in the ring Lou Moret did an excellent job of not interfering and letting the action continue between the pugilists when a brawl broke out in the center of the ring during the first few rounds. The action was fought in close quarters like a phone booth. By the third round brawling took a backseat and disciplined boxing took over. Ramirez used distance and timing to set up his punches in combination behind his jab, while beautifully slipping his opponents shots. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan rejects IBF 147 eliminator against Tim Bradley

khan62By Scott Gilfoid: Earlier on Thursday, Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) broke the news that he’ll be fighting Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) on May 30th in New York. If Khan thought that boxing fans would be interested in seeing him fight the light hitting Algieri, he proved to be dead wrong, because the overwhelming opinion from fans has been negative.

According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, Khan had the chance to fight former two division world champion Tim Bradley next rather than Algieri. Instead of taking the fight with Bradley, Khan turned it down for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather vs. Pacquiao PPV will cost $89 for SD, $99.95 for HD

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: The price has finally been revealed for the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao mega-fight on May 2nd, and it’s exactly what boxing fans have been expecting it to be with the fight going for $89.95 for regular standard definition and $99.95 for high definition. This is a bump up in price from the normal; $64.99 for standard and $74.95 for high definition.

With the price being bumped up approximately $25 for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, the question is whether the price will be going up permanently for PPV fights? With the money being so good for HBO, Showtime, the fighters and the cable distributers, it’s always possible that they could keep the prices at this inflated rate. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan vs. Algieri won’t be televised on Showtime, network passes on the fight

algieri1546By Scott Gilfoid: Showtime has decided to pass on televising the May 30th fight between Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) and former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) in New York. Dan Rafael is reporting that Showtime chose not to televise the Khan-Algieri fight.

You can only guess why. Showtime has been burned a number of times in the past in televising mismatches, and it’s possible that they might not have wanted to purchase this fight, which would appear to be a mismatch on paper with Khan likely to be heavily favored. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andre Ward to fight on June 20th in Oakland, California

ward3432By Scott Gilfoid: WBA Super World super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) says he’ll be returning to the ring on June 20th against an opponent still to be determined at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. HBO won’t be showing the Ward fight on June 20th, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.

Instead of HBO, it could be televised on BET. The recently beaten Paul Smith from the UK is one of the names that is being mentioned for Ward’s tune-up. What’s interesting about Smith is that he’s coming off of a 12 round decision loss to WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham last February. Read the rest of this entry »

title David Haye open to fighting on an undercard

haye54 - CopyBy Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) says he’s open to fighting on an undercard for his next fight as long as he’s fighting on a big card. Haye, 34, hasn’t fought in the past three years, and he’s coming off of shoulder surgery which has kept him out of the ring.

Haye is targeting WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Haye wants to follow in a path that will get him a fight against the talented 6’7” Deontay. For Haye to get the shot against the hard-hitting Wilder, he’s going to need to prove that he can beat some solid heavyweights. Read the rest of this entry »

title Muhammad Ali’s publicist says Ali isn’t picking Pacquiao over Mayweather

pacquiao4534By Chris Williams: After an earlier report by TMZ about boxing great Muhammad Ali giving support to Team Pacquiao for Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd, Ali’s publicist is saying that it’s absolutely false. Ali isn’t giving a preference either way for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

Many of Pacquiao’s fans were quite pleased when TMZ broke the story about Ali’s daughter Rashedi saying that Ali is “Team Pacquiao all the way.” Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan vs Algieri Official

By Scott Gilfoid: As expected, Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) will be fighting the recently beaten former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) on May 30th in New York. The venue for the fight isn’t known as of yet. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Pacquiao the wrong opponent for Mayweather?

pac77777777By Yannis Mihanos: Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) has arguably been caught in far too many difficult fights than his counterpart Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs). At times these fights proved right for Manny and at other times proved wrong.

As I described in a previous article surprisingly it’s the wrong fight that reveals the real face of the fighter. There it appears his talent on its truest form and full scale. It’s the occasion that shows from what he’s made of. And that happens only against fighters who are close, equal or even above his class. These are fights that the fighter is tested mentally and physically. Read the rest of this entry »

title Beterbiev wants Kovalev fight, not worried about Campillo fight

press conference-0003 - Artur Beterbiev(Credit: Amanda Kwok / PBC on CBS) By Allan Fox: This Saturday night unbeaten #11 WBA light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (7-0, 7 KOs) will be fighting 36-year-old former WBA cruiserweight champion Gabriel Campillo (25-6-1, 12 KOs) in a 12 round bout on the undercard of the Adonis Stevenson vs. Sakio Bika fight at the Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Beterbiev isn’t worried at all about the Campillo fight. He sees it as a bout that he’ll definitely win. The bout that he wants is against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Read the rest of this entry »

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