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title Martin Murray says he won’t be nice guy with Golovkin on Saturday night

Final Press Conference(Photos credit: Will Hart/HBO) By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) says he won’t be playing mister nice guy on Saturday night when he gets inside the ring with WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) in their fight on February 21st at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Murray, 32, says he’ll be playing it nice during their last press conference before the fight, but once he gets Golovkin in the ring “that’s not going to stop me wanting to rip his head off.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Roach feels confident Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will take place

pac44By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach feels confident that the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight will be taking place next May. Why does Roach feel this way? Roach thinks that Mayweather’s recent talk of the Pacquiao fight in the media is a clear sign that he’s interested in the fight.

“When you see Mayweather talking on TV, that means something to me because he never goes on TV to talk about a fight. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen him do that,” Roach said via Steve Kim at UCN. Read the rest of this entry »



title Martin Murray: I will beat Golovkin

Final Press Conference(Photo credit: Will Hart) By Scott Gilfoid: While WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) was taking it easy today during his press conference to promote his fight on Saturday night, his opponent Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) was working hard to intimidate Golovkin and show the fans in attendance that he’s not just going to be the sacrificial lamb coming over from the UK to be slaughtered by Golovkin on Saturday, February 21st in Monte Carlo.

Murray may end up getting smashed to bits by Golovkin, but he’s not going to let him see him sweat before they get to that point by showing fear. Read the rest of this entry »



title Abraham: Paul Smith is in for a tough night

abraham9(Photo Credit: Sebastian Heger) By Scott Gilfoid: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) is promising that challenger Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) will be in for a rough night this Saturday when the two of them battle it out in a rematch at the O2 Arena in Berlin, Germany.

The 32-year-old Smith campaigned long and hard for the rematch after losing a 12 round decision to Abraham last September in Germany. Smith got his rematch, but this time he’s going to have to win if he wants to keep the rematch cycle going. In other words, Smith won’t be able to complain his way to a third fight if he gets beaten by Abraham. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin looking beyond Murray, wants Lee-Quillin winner or Froch

Final Press Conference(Photo credit: Will Hart/HBO) By Scott Gilfoid: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovin is facing #1 WBC Martin Murray this Saturday night in Monte Carlo, but already Golovkin is looking past Murray towards bigger fights against the winner of the April 11th fight between WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee and Peter Quillin.

Golovkin also is interested in facing WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch if he can get him to agree to the fight. In both cases, we’re probably looking at 2016 before any of those fights can take place. Read the rest of this entry »



title Tyson Fury wants knockout win over Christian Hammer on February 28th in London

By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBO heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) isn’t just content with going out and beating #3 WBO Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KOs) in their fight this month on 2/28. Fury wants to score a knockout against the 27-year-old Hammer when the two of them battle at the O2 Arena in London, England. Read the rest of this entry »



title Paul Smith can pull out the win over Arthur Abraham, says Johnny Nelson

smith7777By Scott Gilfoid: Sky Sports commentator Johnny Nelson thinks that #4 WBO Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) has a real chance of pulling off an upset this Saturday night against the big-hitting WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) in their fight on February 21st at the O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, in Berlin, Germany.

The Abraham-Smith II fight is a rematch that was brought about by the constant bellyaching done by Smith and his fans about the outcome of the previous fight between Smith and Abraham. Read the rest of this entry »



title Andre Dirrell willing to fight James DeGale in the UK

dirrell3432By Scott Gilfoid: #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) is fully prepared to travel to the UK to face #1 IBF James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBF super middleweight title on April 25th if he has to.

Dirrell would obviously prefer the fight take place in the United States so that he can fight in front of his own boxing fans, but he’s willing and unafraid of fighting the 29-year-old DeGale in front of his British fans if the money is right.

Dirrell and DeGale are both in negotiations as of now, but the fight is expected to be announced by next week possibly. Read the rest of this entry »



title Roach has changed game plan for Pacquiao in Mayweather fight

roachBy Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach says that both Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao have both aged in the last five years, and because of that he can’t use the same game plan that he would have had for Mayweather if the two guys had faced each other back in 2009.

Roach isn’t saying what the new game plan is for the 36-year-old Pacquiao, because he’s currently studying Mayweather’s recent fights. In the past, Roach thought that the best way for Pacquiao to beat Mayweather was to overwhelm him with punches and to put a lot of constant pressure on him. Read the rest of this entry »



title Will monopolization of the boxing Big Names hurt Fight Fans?

By Gerardo Granados: Professional Boxing has never been easy to handle and is as complex as any industry that brings multimillion dollar earnings per year worldwide. Once there were many Boxing Promoters that you could relate to major events such as Don King, Top Rank, Duva Promotions, Main Events, Frank Warren, Lou Di Bella, Cedric Kushner and others; and somehow those promoters found a way to work together. It is known by all concern citizens that competition makes every industry grow and the boxing industry is no exception. Read the rest of this entry »



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