By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) says he feels content with his 6th round knockout win over Filipino Manny Pacquiao last December, and he has no interest in fighting him again for a bigger payday because he feels he’s already proven himself by beating.
Marquez said to ESPN “I don’t think about that [fighting Pacquiao] anymore. Anything that was pending was settled in every way. If he would have knocked me out the way I did to him, how am I going to ask for another fight? Keeping that feeling is grandiose.”
Marquez is taking the right approach. Why bother fighting Pacquiao again when he’s already proven that he’s better than him in their four fights. Marquez got jobbed on the win in the first fight after out-boxing Pacquiao from the 2nd round until the 12th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-0, 12 KO’s) says he’s willing to sacrifice weight by moving down in weight 7 pounds to whip IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) if he would only accept the fight so that he could get the job one on the 35-year-old Froch.
Cleverly said to walesonline.co.uk “I know I can beat Froch so I’m more than happy to move down a division to show people what I can do. It would be tough for me to move down, but it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to take.”
I hate to say it but I think Cleverly would beat Froch if that fight were to be made, even if Cleverly was a little weight drained. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) has been working under the guidance of former heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis in this training camp to get ready for a rematch against 41-year-old Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) on July 6th at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
Price was knocked out by the 6’5” Thompson last February, and he wants to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Whether Lennox Lewis can help Price beat Thompson this time is questionable.
Price is going to have to be able to take some shots from Thompson if he wants to win. Last time Price couldn’t take it and was stroked out. That was Price’s best opponent in the pros by far, and he was easily beaten. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions feels that his #1 fighter WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez won’t meet the same fate as past victims of Floyd Mayweather Jr. like Victor Ortiz and Juan Manuel Marquez. De La Hoya thinks because Canelo comes from the streets of Mexico that it makes him different with a better chance of beating Mayweather than the other guys.
De La Hoya said to RingTV “Canelo is no Victor Ortiz. Canelo is no Marquez…Canelo comes from the streets of Mexico…he has bad intentions, let me tell you. This kid is a street guy who had bad intentions…the question is, is Mayweather going to beat Canelo solely on experience. I would guess that I think not.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Juan dela Cruz: Floyd Mayweather Jr is known to say something but having a different meaning. It might be his smokescreen to hide something, but whatever, it is not good for a person of his stature. If we could remember, when Pac-Floyd fight started to brew up among sport fans and writers, Floyd said all Manny Pacquiao has to do is to step up on the plate and call his name.
After Pacquiao called him out, Floyd then made several ridiculous demands that stalled the dream fight, and we already knew what happened after then. There was also an instance during the Floyd-Ortiz pre-fight conference when Floyd said that after Victor, Pacquiao will be next, of which, Floyd denied having said that the next day despite the fact that Floyd made such statement in front of a crowd and boxing scribes who were in attendance at that time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: I am much more of a casual fan than a boxing expert, but I can say that I was very impressed by Leo Santa Cruz on the undercard of Mayweather vs. Guerrero. He is known as “El Terremoto” or the earthquake, and there is a reason for this – he averaged over 100 punches per round in his five fights in 2012 – this is an almost unbelievable work rate.
He was the bantamweight world champion until deciding to move up to junior lightweight, for similar reasons that Mayweather, Broner, and Mares have moved up – bigger paydays, better competition, more exposure, and more chances for belts. In fact, he is currently the #4 fighter in the division as of 5/27 right behind Rigondeaux, Donaire, and Victor Terrazas, but he will fight Victor Terrazas some time in the next few months. Read the rest of this entry »
By Steven Angulo: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez contains several advantages over the pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. with pounds being the most hyped one, but advantages that are overlooked from the perspective of Mayweather fans who view Canelo as a basic fighter are in for a rude awakening.
Alvarez) holds skills in categories Floyd is a stranger to, beginning with the world’s famous Mexican liver shot, which is the best in boxing hands down. The left hook to the body is delivered after Canelo pulls his head back slipping the straight right and delivers the rib cracking blow. This will be a key punch for Canelo since Floyd throws so many straight rights which were his game plans for Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and specifically Victor Ortiz. Read the rest of this entry »
By M.V.Medrano: I have read a few articles on this sight about this topic and it amazes me how in both the articles and comments section followers of the sport refuse to cover the basic facts about the September 14th fight between WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Before you bash the article, read the whole thing.
This is a much more intriguing fight then followers are giving it credit for. On one hand you have Floyd who has won every fight he has taken against many big names in the sport. Many names have been used to describe the fighters that he has faced, old, small, hyped as well as completely dodging others. This point can be argued both ways and has been many times. This simple fact remains that he is undefeated and has many followers in the sport and out. He is also paid very well for the legacy he has built. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dominic Sauboorah: Unbeaten Heavyweight prospect (21-0, 15 KO’s) has been unable to negotiate a deal to fight the unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev (17-0 9 KO’s). The fight was a final eliminator for the IBF crown currently held by Wladimir Klitschko.
Due to this it now looks very likely that Fury could meet former WBA champion David Haye in the ring in what would be a mega domestic clash. Fury brings a fair bit to the table considering that he’s undefeated, is highly rated by all the sanctioning bodies and is extremely controversial; therefore a fight with Haye is likely to bring in a large amount of revenue. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Frank Warren thinks former IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe (46-0, 32 KO’s) would have beaten IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) if they have ever fought before Calzaghe retired from the sport in 2008.
Warren said to thesun.co.uk “He [Froch] would not have beaten Joe Calzaghe…twice I offered Froch the Calzaghe fight but both times he stalled. He knew Calzaghe was as tough as him, yet far more quicker and more skilled.” Read the rest of this entry »