title Deontay Wilder: This is something you get on Showtime or HBO

deontay wilder  photoBy Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (22-0, 22 KO’s) will be stepping it up on Saturday night against Owen Beck (29-10, 20 KO’s) in an eight round bout at the Killer Buzz Arena in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Wilder, 26, sees his fight against Beck bringing huge excitement in a fight that would be worthy of being televised on Showtime or HBO. I agree with Wilder. This is going to be a pleasure watching the man work. Read the rest of this entry »

title Dallas Jr. stops Javier Castro in 6th round

By Jim Dower: Light welterweight Mike Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KO’s) defeated Javier Castro (27-5, 22 KO’s) by a 6th round TKO to capture the interim WBO Latino light welterweight title on Friday night at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California. Read the rest of this entry »

title Yuriorkis Gamboa resolves dispute with Top Rank, now a free agent

yuriorkis gamboa  photoBy Allan Fox: Former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KO’s) has resolved his dispute with his promoters at Top Rank, and Gamboa is now a free agent. Gamboa could wind up signing with Mayweather promotions, but it’s still a wait and see on that. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chisora: I’m going to send Haye into retirement; there won’t be another Klitschko fight for him

derek chisora david haye  photoBy William Mackay: Former British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KO’s) is promising to finish former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) off on July 14th in their clash in London, UK. Chisora believes that Haye will retire after he gets finished beating him in front of what could be as many as 30,000 fans at the Upton Park Arena. Read the rest of this entry »

title 43-year-old Tarver tests positive for a banned substance

antonio tarver  photoBy Eric Thomas: 43-year-old IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver (29-6-1, 20 KO’s) has allegedly tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone from a urine test taken before his fight against unbeaten cruiserweight contender Lakeef Kayode earlier this month on June 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »

title Weights: Ortiz vs. Lopez, Soto vs. Matthysse

By Jim Dower: Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO’s) successfully made weight on Friday for his clash with Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KO’s) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. During Friday’s weigh-in, Ortiz came in a half pound under the welterweight limit at 146.5 lbs. Read the rest of this entry »

title Conspiracy theories abound after Bradley – Pacquaio fiasco

timothy bradley manny pacquiao  photoBy John F. McKenna (McJack): Predictably whenever there is a bad decision in major fight in boxing skepticism arises as to the legitimacy of the scoring. The firestorm which erupted after former World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 50 KO’s) lost his title belt to new WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (29-0-1 NC, 12 KO’s) on June 9 shows no sign of abating. Read the rest of this entry »

title Boxing News magazine compile ‘50 most powerful’ list

By Mark Havey: This week Boxing News published their list of the 50 most powerful and influential people in boxing. I couldn’t help but laugh reading it. I suppose it depends on your definition of power. But whatever you definition, I’m sure you wouldn’t place Don King at 31 whilst placing Amir Khan at 29. Or Teddy Atlas at 34 whilst placing Muhammad Ali at 41. Read the rest of this entry »

title Victor Ortiz needs to take Josesito Lopez seriously

victor ortiz  photo(Photo: Naoki Fakuda) By Mark Havey: Tomorrow night Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, KO’s 22) will fight for the first time this year against Josesito Lopez (29-4, KO’s 17). People are considering it as a stay busy fight but it isn’t. Ortiz has been out of the ring for far too long and was anxious for a fight, any fight. The problem is Saul Alvarez. Read the rest of this entry »

title Manuel Charr’s body shots could give Vitali problems

vitali klitschko manuel charr  photoBy Dominic Sauboorah: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will be taking on the undefeated, but also untested, Manuel Charr on September 8th in Kiev, Ukraine. Many people see this as an easy fight for Vitali, however I beg to differ. Read the rest of this entry »

title Sergio Martinez can’t let Chavez Jr. dictate the size of the ring

sergio martinez julio cesar chavez jr  photoBy Dan Ambrose: If there’s one thing that WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez can do to help improve his chances of beating WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in their fight on September 15th, it’s for Martinez to make sure that the ring size is a normal sized championship ring and not the small ring that Chavez Jr. used to defeat Andy Lee last Saturday night in El Paso, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

title Victor Ortiz: I’m going to have my hand raised at the end of the night

victor ortiz  photo(Photo: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Allan Fox: A confident former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO’s) promised victory for Saturday in his bout against fringe welterweight contender Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Silver welterweight title at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. Read the rest of this entry »

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