By Dan Ambrose: September will see a pair of mismatches by WBC champions Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30 KO’s), the WBC middleweight champ, and Saul Alvarez (37-0-1, 27 KO’s), the WBC junior middleweight title holder. Both Chavez and Alvarez are hugely popular in their native country of Mexico, and it doesn’t seem to matter that neither of them has ever fought anyone even slightly dangerous. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Fernando Montiel (46-3-2, 36 KO’s) defeated Alvaro Perez (21-4-1, 12 KO’s) by a third round KO on Saturday night at the La Cetto Vineyard, in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. It was a good win but a weak opponent for the 32-year-old Montiel. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former three division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KO’s) realizes that in order for him to be guaranteed of a win over WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KO’s) he may have to knock the Filipino out on November 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s kind of sad that the soon to b 38-year-old Marquez has to win by KO just to get the ‘W’, but that’s probably the reality of it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: 46-year-old former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (56-11, 37 KO’s) defeated 2nd tier heavyweight Damian Willis (30-3-1, 23 KO’s) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Saturday night to win the vacant World Boxing Foundational International heavyweight title at the Houston Athletic Fencing Center in Houston, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: No.2 ranked WBC junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo (20-1, 17 KO’s) breezed through a badly over-matched Joseph Gomez (17-5-1, 8 KO’s) in stopping him in the 1st round on Saturday night to claim the vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas light middleweight title at the Nido Sport Center in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Fernando Montiel (46-3, 36 KO’s) picked up an easy win on Saturday night, stopping little known Alvaro Perez (21-4-1, 12 KO’s) in the third round at the Cetto Vineyards in the Guadalupe Valley, Baja California. Montiel, 32, dropped Perez with a hard left hand that finished him. The fight was officially stopped at 1:26 of the round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allen Fox: Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KO’s) could be facing International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (23-0, 19 KO’s) in December. Pascal’s promotional team is reportedly looking to make the fight with the 29-yer-old Cloud on December 17th at the Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: It seems like every time I read a post from one of Manny Pacquiao’s fans related to the upcoming September 17th fight between Victor Ortiz and Floyd Mayweather Jr. I see a lot of these fans hoping that Mayweather will lose to Ortiz. That really makes me wonder whether Pacquiao’s fans believe that he can beat Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Making his first fight in over a year, junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo (20-1, 17 KO’s) destroyed a badly overmatched Joseph Gomez (17-5-1, 8 KO’s) in a 1st round TKO on Saturday night to capture the obscure WBA Continental Americas light middleweight strap at the Nido Sport Center, in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Angulo started slow but then quickly heated things up with some huge body shots that put Gomez down. Referee Jose Cobian halted the fight with Gomez still down. This is the third knockout loss for Gomez in his last five fights.
By Sean McDaniel: Ireland’s Paul McCloskey (22-1, 12 KO’s) is convinced that he’s going to be able to out-box knockout artist Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19 KO’s) next month in their WBA light welterweight eliminator bout. McCloskey, 31, is a slick fighter that likes to make his opponent’s miss and is counting on that attribute to carry him to victory over the lanky 5’11” Prescott. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO’s) is still a little resentful of the bad press he got after he was stopped in the 6th round by Marcos Maidana. A lot of boxing fans and writers saw Ortiz as a quitter because of the way that the fight ended. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: It was thought that the December 3rd fight between WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29 KO’s) and Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KO’s) was going to be taking place at the full 154 pound limit for the junior middleweight division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Danny Burns: 41 have tried and 41 have failed, to say newly crowned W.B.C champion vicious Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO’s) is entering the dragons den come 17th September is an understatement. There standing in his way is future hall of famer Floyd Mayweather jnr (41-0, 25 KO’s). the man who calls himself “Money Mayweather” is taking an awkward fight against a young hungry fighter to prove he’s still the best pound for pound king in the sport of boxing. Read the rest of this entry »
Who will be the first Mexican fighter to capture four world titles: Arce, Montiel, Marquez or Morales?
By Gerardo Granados: In the race to be crowned as the first ever Mexican fighter to achieve world titles in four different weight divisions only four warriors have a real chance to accomplish what Roberto Duran and Leo Gamez have done as Latin American fighters. Read the rest of this entry »
By John F. McKenna (McJack): World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO’s) who faces former Pound for Pound (P4P) king Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand on September 17 is brimming over with confidence. Read the rest of this entry »