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title Mayweather-Pacquiao discussion

pac43By Dominic Panaia: The great illusion promoters like Top Rank’s Bob Arum and the various media outlets aligned with Top Rank are spinning to the fans are something David Copperfield would be proud of.

Arum, the promoter for Manny Pacquiao, claims Floyd Mayweather Jr is scared of southpaws, then one by one people followed suit many people don’t see the illusion created when you read this “opinion journalism”. The “truth” is Mayweather has fought eight left hander fighters in his career with eight wins and four of them by way of knockout or TKO. Read the rest of this entry »

title Espinoza says no contracts have been signed for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight

pac454By Chris Williams: Earlier on Saturday there was a report that Manny Pacquiao had already signed the contract for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd. This in turn got a lot of boxing fans excited and thinking that the fight was on the verge of being signed. However, Stephen Espinoza, the vice president of Sports for Showtime, says that no contracts have been signed because the contracts aren’t even ready.

So in other words, the talk of Pacquiao having signed the contract for the fight is totally meaningless because there is no contract yet. Read the rest of this entry »

title McGuigan: Tyson Fury has every chance against Deontay Wilder, but not Klitschko

wilder4By Scott Gilfoid: Barry McGuigan believes that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) is someone that unbeaten Tyson Fury can beat if and when that fight takes place in the future.

McGuigan says Fury needs to make a statement in his next fight against Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KOs) this month on February 28th at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. I’m not sure what kind of statement that Fury can make against a fighter of this class, because Hammer struggled badly to defeat journeyman Kevin Johnson in their fight in December of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hughie Fury takes huge risk against Andriy Rudenko this Saturday

fury67307 - CopyBy Scott Gilfoid: We’re only six days away before heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (14-0, 8 KOs) takes a gigantic risk next Saturday, February 21st in his 10 round fight against Andriy Rudenko (24-1, 16 KOs) at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

It’s a very strange and highly risky match-up for the 6’6” Hughie, given that he’s coming off of a long illness that has kept him out of the ring for many months since May of last year when he struggled to beat Danny Hughes. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn: Andre Dirrell is probably the favorite over DeGale

dirrell445By Scott Gilfoid: A fight between #1 IBF super middleweight contender James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) and #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) is being worked on for April 25th by DeGale’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport and Dirrell’s manager.

Hearn sees Dirrell as being the favorite in the fight. Hearn doesn’t say why he believes that, but it likely has to do with Dirrell’s superior hand speed, power, defense, mobility and experience. Dirrell is simply a better fighter from what I can see. Read the rest of this entry »

title Anything but Hopkins-Froch

hopkinsBy B.G.B: We all love (or at the very least respect) Bernhard Hopkins. He’s gone beyond what any trainer, fighter, manager, promoter or fan could have ever imagined. At 50 years old he still remains at world level having lost his IBF and WBA light-heavy weight world titles just a few weeks ago to the best fighter in the division Sergey Kovalev.

Managing to survive 12 rounds with Kovalev is a feat in itself more so considering the amount of punishment Hopkins took. He has more than cemented his place in the BHOF and will never be forgotten. The sad thing is that Hopkins’ actually fights are easily forgotten. Read the rest of this entry »

title Brian Rose: I demand a rematch against Carson Jones

By Scott Gilfoid: In what has to be seen as a nightmare for Britain’s Brian Rose (26-3-1, 8 KOs) tonight in Blackpool, he was destroyed in lightning fashion by ring veteran Carson Jones (37-10-3, 27 KOs) in a 1st round knockout at the Winter Gardens in England. Read the rest of this entry »

title Espinoza: Mayweather and Showtime will have the biggest fight ever on 5/2

floyd002By Dan Ambrose: With the news that the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao could be announced within hours or perhaps a day from now, Showtime vice president of Sports Stephen Espinoza is already seeing the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight as the biggest fight that has ever taken place in the sport of boxing.

The fight is said to have a pot of $250 million with Mayweather set to bring home $150 million and Pacquiao $100 million. With money like that, Pacquiao can pay off any bills that he might have in his life that he may or may not have to deal with. Read the rest of this entry »

title Carson Jones destroys Brian Rose in 1st round TKO

By Scott Gilfoid: Just as I suspected, American journeyman Carson Jones (37-10-3, 27 KOs) totally annihilated the hapless junior middleweight Brian Rose (26-3-1, 8 KOs) in blasting him out in just one round on Saturday night in their fight for the vacant WBC International super welterweight title at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Pacquiao fight to be announced on Sunday during NBA All Star game?

floyd8282828By Chris Williams: The Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao mega-fight will be announced this Sunday, February 15th during the NBA All Star game, according to 8countnews. Their two sources, which they say are “credible sources,” are saying that Mayweather will drop the bomb by announcing his fight against Pacquiao tomorrow.

In order for Mayweather to be beaten to the punch with inside sources spilling the beans before his announcement, he’s probably going to need to hold off on signing the contract until right before his announcement. You know how that goes. Read the rest of this entry »

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