By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. feels there’s a problem with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in terms of his conditioning after he failed to make weight for his fight against Alfredo Angulo last Saturday night. Canelo would lose to WBA interim junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara, Mayweather Sr. says. He feels he’s not ready for a skilled fighter like Lara.
Floyd Sr. notes that Canelo stopped throwing combinations after the first few rounds and was just looking to land one shot at a time. Mayweather Sr. thinks he could help Canelo improve, but he’s not going to do it even if he asked him to. Canelo will need to improve on his own without Mayweather’s help if possible. Read the rest of this entry »
Marco Huck suffered a fracture. The March 29 show in Berlin is cancelled. All fights including @DavidPrice_1 will be rescheduled v shortly.
— Kalle+NisseSauerland (@SauerlandBros) March 11, 2014
By Allan Fox: WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (37-2-1, 26 KO’s) suffered a thumb injury while training for his March 29th title defense against little known challenger Mirko Larghetti (20-0, 12 Ko’s), and the fight will now need to be rescheduled. The same goes for the co-feature bout between British heavyweight David Price (16-2, 14 KO’s) and Ondrej Pala (334, 23 KO’s). The card was supposed to take place at the Velodrom, Berlin, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA interim junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) will likely be making his first defense of his interim WBA title against former IBF 154 lb champion Ishe Smith (25-6, 11 KO’s) on May 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. This is the fight that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is talking about making next for Lara.
It’s clearly not the big fight that Smith was hoping to get in taking on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, but the red-haired Mexican fighter told him point blank last Saturday night that “you’ll have to wait.” It doesn’t matter that Canelo doesn’t have anyone better than Lara to fight next on July 26th. He’ll likely fight someone like Carlos Molina, who is clearly a couple of steps below Lara in terms of talent. Read the rest of this entry »
Even though I look bigger + thicker the SPEED is still there but with POWER. Iv been working on strength, stability and on my core.
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) March 11, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) has bulked up a little in the last 11 months in putting on muscle while sitting idle and wasting a year of his prime for nothing. Khan feels that the extra muscle that he’s put on has increased his punching power, and he thinks it’ll equate to him having success at welterweight. As of now, Khan still doesn’t have an opponent picked out for his April or May comeback fight, but he’s going to need to take on someone with a pulse for a change if he wants to make a case for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s really great and satisfying to be back in Las Vegas with Mayweather Promotions, as nothing beats training at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Putting in quality work with my trainer Nate Jones, and of course, watching Floyd Mayweather prepare for his upcoming clash with Marcos Maidana.
It’s impressive and instructive to watch Floyd workout, and always motivating at the same time. He always pushes himself hard, be it on the heavy bag, body work with Nate or pads with Roger. The man is incredible; he’s just turned 37 and still strives to be a better fighter. When Floyd eventually retires, he will be sorely missed.
I’m pleased and privileged to be a part of his team. He’s brought me into his world and treats me like family. All he asks for is for me to give him my best – all of the time. He’s shared with me the superstars in the boxing world he believes I can fight and beat.
I’ll continue to work as hard as I can, as I also believe I can improve and become a world champion one day soon. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Chris Farina/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) will be fighting a smaller guy in Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KO’s) on June 7th in their catch-weight fight at 159 lbs at the Madison Square Garden, in New York, New York, USA. The two fighters met on Monday in a press conference at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico to discuss the fight. What was surprising about the two fighters was how much bigger Sergio was compared to the 5’7″ Cotto.
Sergio looked considerably larger, and that’s something that wasn’t lost on him. He noticed how small Cotto was, and he figures that he won’t be standing by the 9th round when the two of them meet up in three months at MSG. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: This Saturday night WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KO’s) will be defending his titles against #4 WBA, #10 WBC contender Mauricio Herrera (20-3, 7 KO’s) on Showtime from the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. While this is technically a title defense for Garcia, it’s viewed more as a tune-up/stay busy fight by hardcore fans, who have shown very little interest in this fight for obvious reasons.
I’m surprised Showtime is televising the Garcia-Herrera fight as the main event this Saturday because there is absolutely no interest in this fight among boxing fans in the internet forums. Showtime vice president Stephen Espinoza should have gotten the drift by now that this isn’t a fight that fans are excited about and instead replaced this fight with the Juan Manuel Lopez vs. the Daniel Ponce de Leon in the main event, and then Deontay Wilder vs. Malik Scott as the co-feature bout. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robbie Bannatyne: They say in boxing you are only as good as your last fight. On the evidence of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s last bout, a boxing lesson by the magical Floyd Mayweather Jnr many experts predicted the death of the career of Saul Alvarez- who had barely turned 23 years old at the time of the bout.
In such a fickle sport, Canelo’s defeat against Floyd Mayweather last September was seen as a disaster which would have damaging repercussions for the rest of his career- starting with Alfredo Angulo. Consequently, Canelo simply had to quell any suggestions that his career was in crisis with a clinical result, and performance against the man they call ‘El Perro’- Spanish for ‘The Dog’. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bradley Dee: If all goes as planned we have a fight between Chris Arreola (36-3) and Bermane Stiverne (23-1) to look forward to on June 21st in a fight for the vacant WBC heavyweight title in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, but before that fight happens, has anyone actually stepped back and checked out Bermane Stiverne’s record? I have to say when I did, I was a little amazed. Browsing through his resume you’ll find a list of B, C and D level fighters, but mostly C and D level. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Challenger George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) is upset after having been shoved out of the blue by IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch earlier today in their meeting with the press at the Wembley Stadium to try and promote interest in their May 31st rematch. While Groves was standing facing Froch for what should have been a face off, Froch gave Groves a shove that knocked him back several feet.
Needless to say, Groves wasn’t happy about it because he feels that Froch has no right to start attacking him outside of the ring while they’re trying to promote the fight. Groves said he’ll be speaking to his solicitor [lawyer] about the incident. Read the rest of this entry »