By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO’s) may have done a great job of beating WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire in schooling him badly in a fight televised by HBO last April from New York, but HBO has no interest in televising Rigondeaux’s next fight, according to Dan Rafael.
Rigondeaux’s promoter Bob Arum says HBO doesn’t want to televise Rigondeaux’s next fight and he’s not sure what he’ll do for his next fight.
Arum said to Rafael at ESPN “Every time I mention him [Rigondeaux], they throw up. So I have to figure out who I could put him in with.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By BoxingMuse: Since the mega-fight between undefeated champions Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was announced, the anticipation has been gradually building which will come to a fever pitch by fight night, September 14th.
In a previous article I wrote named ‘Mayweather v Canelo: Boxing fraternity give their opinion’, I compiled a list of some of the industry’s biggest names, boxers, coaches, experts and journalists opinions on the dream matchup. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sevak Sarkisian: Boxing fans will be treated to an exciting match-up on July 12th between super bantamweights Chris Avalos (21-2 16 KO’s) and Drian Francisco (24-1-1 19KO’s) on ESPN2 9pm ET. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KO’s) and Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) will be facing each other in a rematch this Saturday night at the Craven Park Stadium, Yorkshire, UK. Jones, 26, is promising to spoil the atmosphere for the 27-year-old Brook by beating him in front of his own fans and leaving him an unhappy camper.
Jones said at their final press conference “There’s going to be a lot of sad faces after the fight guaranteed. You’re going to be one of them…If he dies, he dies.”
The last line seemed to stun Brook and his promoter Eddie Hearn because both of them looked in shock after Jones uttered it. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Erik Morales believes that the youth and size advantage that WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) will have over Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) in their fight on September 14th could be enough for the 22-year-old Canelo to win this fight.
Morales also thinks Mayweather’s age could be a factor in this fight, because Morales thinks he’s seen Mayweather coming close to getting beaten by Shane Mosley in the not too distant past. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (26-0, 12 KO’s) thinks IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) is only interested in facing guys moving up from middleweight, such as Gennady Golovkin, or guys from his own weight class rather than facing someone like himself in the weight class just above him at 175.
Cleverly doesn’t think that’s too cool, Froch willing to fight a guy in a lower weight class but against someone in a higher weight class. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (6-0, 4 KO’s) will be fighting this Friday night against 39-year-old Croatian fighter Ivica Perkovic (19-20, 14 KO’s) in a scheduled 6 round bout at the Fairways Hotel, in Dundalk, Ireland.
It takes a second to get over the shock of seeing the god awful record that Perkovic has, but actually his record looks outstanding compared to the 18-year-old Fury’s last opponent Tomas Mrazek (7-40-6, 5 KO’s).
As you can see, Hughie’s promoter Mick Hennessy is taking it very, very easy with Hughie to the point where I don’t see how he’s getting any benefit out of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: A match-up between WBO interim light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO’s) and Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KO’s) is possible for October 19th in Denver for a fight that could be televised on HBO, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is working on putting the fight together.
It’s still early to know whether he can pull this fight off, but it’s looking good thus far. One thing that isn’t known is what weight class the fight will take place at.
Provodnikov fights at welterweight, whereas Alvarado is still fighting at 140 despite being huge for that weight. It’s probable that Provodnikov would be asked to come down in weight to fight Alvarado rather than him coming up in weight, especially given that the fight will be taking place in Denver. Read the rest of this entry »
By Babatis Banda: Floyd Mayweather Jr., P4P king 44-0-26 is always at the centre of discussions whenever it comes to boxing. Anything that involves Mayweather is mega in size in comparison to any other fighter active today. This is not a claim, but a fact. It does not really matter the reason, but he is a big drawing power. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) will be facing 37-year-old Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KO’s) in November rather than facing the guy that just badly schooled him in Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Donaire had said that he wanted to avenge his 12 round unanimous decision loss to Rigondeaux next, but Donaire’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank has other ideas for the Filipino instead of putting him back in with the highly skilled and much faster Cuban fighter.
Arum said to the Manila Standard, “It’s likely to happen sometime in November.” Read the rest of this entry »