By Scott Gilfoid: Cruiserweights Tony Bellew (21-2-1, 13 KO’s) and Nathan Cleverly (27-1, 13 KO’s) will be sharing the same fight card on July 12th in separate fights against still to be determined opponents at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. Also on the card is heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua facing Matt Skelton, super featherweight Stephen Smith, and super middleweights Paul Smith, Callum Smith, and Rocky Fielding in separate fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Middleweight prospect Chris Eubank Jr. (15-0, 10 KO’s) will be fighting Stepan Horvath (12-3, 4 KO’s) in a scheduled 8 round bout this Saturday night on the Paul Butler vs. Stuart Hall fight card at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom. Eubank Jr, 24, is trying to make his way up the rankings to contender status. He’s being matched against a fighter who has lost 3 out of his last 4 fights in 31-year-old Horvath.
Eubank Jr. sees Horvath as a good fighter because he lasted 8 rounds against Frank Buglioni last year in November before getting knocked out in the 8th. But instead of seeing Horvath as a good fighter, it might be a good possibly that Buglioni is flawed. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) says the New York State Athletic Commission are going to let him wear his knee brace for his fight on Saturday night against Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KO’s) after all. It was thought that Martinez wasn’t going to be able to wear the brace for the fight, but it looks like Martinez’s management smoothed it over with the Commission. Sergio says he has doctor’s orders to wear the knee brace to protect his surgically repaired right knee.
Martinez isn’t sure if it was someone from Cotto’s team that may have dropped a dime about his knee brace by contacting the Commission about it, but whatever the case he says he’s going to take it out on Cotto’s hide on Saturday night by giving him a beating in front of his own fans at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Wende) By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight David Price (17-2, 15 KO’s) will be taking another small step this Saturday night in trying to resurrect the broken pieces of what was once a promising career against Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (16-6, 14 KO’s) at the Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Since signing with Sauerland Events, Price has fought once in Germany and another time in Denmark. Now he’ll be back in Germany.
It’s obviously not the ideal situation for Price for him to be fighting in front of foreign boxing fans who don’t identify with him like his British fans do, but nothing is forever. If Price fails to pan out for Sauerland, he’ll likely be back in the UK trying to figure out what do with his career. As of now, he’s won his last two fights against weak opposition, and it looks like his handlers are slowly but surely looking to build him up for a cash out world title fight in a year or two. Read the rest of this entry »
Hugo Centeno, Jr. Exclusive Interview Unbeaten Light Middleweight Prospect Headlines Friday ShoBox Card
By Marc Livitz: Many of the great fighters of yesteryear made a virtual calling card out of their willingness, desire and understanding to fight on and fight often as well. While we’ve been somewhat forced to grow accustomed to wait for the big months of May and September, for example for some of prize fighting’s biggest commodities, there are still a handful of combatants who don’t let idle hands (or gloves) get the best of them. This writer first spoke to boxer Hugo “The Boss” Centeno, Jr. about two years ago. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Virgil Hunter, the trainer for WBC Silver welterweight champion Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s), likes the idea of Khan fighting WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) next year in May rather than later this year because the 27-year-old Khan will be able to get another training camp in between before that time. Hunter thinks Khan will improve with each training camp he gets under his belt with him before facing the 37-year-old Mayweather.
No one from Mayweather’s management has said anything about wanting to fight Khan in May of next year, so Hunter may be longing for something that ultimately never takes place. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) will be trying to turn his career around against #10 WBA welterweight contender Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KO’s) in two months on August 2nd at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rios, 28, has been sitting out of action since he was thrashed by Manny Pacquiao last November in losing 12 round unanimous decision in Macao, China. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya finally came forward today to make a statement following the resignation of Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer this week, but instead of directly addressing that issue, De La Hoya merely sent a positive message that came across as a pep talk of sorts.
Here’s what De La Hoya said: “Golden Boy Promotions is moving ahead on all fronts. We look forward to continuing and expanding our key position in the boxing world and to providing the public with the very best the sport has to offer.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KO’s) started his career at 140 back in 2001, and he’s now going to be moving up to 160 on Saturday night to face WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) for his 160 lb. title at Madison Square Garden in New York. Martinez has quite rightly pointed out that Cotto, 5’7”, will be little more than a welterweight in terms of power no matter how much weight he puts on for this fight.
Martinez feels that a fighter with a frame of a light welterweight remains a light welterweight even if they gain weight, and so he’s not too worried about Cotto’s power for this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: Coming toward the end of one’s boxing career, fighters often to look for cash out fights. What is a cash out fight? It’s when boxers look for the most profitable opponent that will generate them the most cash in a boxing match. These are often called a high reward/low risk bouts as well. For example, fighter A has a huge following, can fill up an arena, and bring some decent cash. Read the rest of this entry »