By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn says a rematch between Froch and Mikkel Kessler is the likely next fight for the 35-year-old Froch. Hearn still isn’t entirely sure if that’s going to be Froch’s next fight but that’s the one he says he’s betting will happen next.
Hearn said to I Film London “If I was to put my money on it, I would say the trilogy with Kessler [will happen next]. I just don’t know. It’s not been discussed. I do think that this is a huge fight.”
As far as Kessler vs. Froch being in a neutral venue like the United States, Hearn said “I’m not sure it would have the same buzz, would it? How can you beat [last] Saturday?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Milo Torres: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) will be proving his worth on September 14th in facing unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s).
Many people don’t give Canelo his respect he deserves. Yes, he hasn’t fought a lot of not well known fighters but he is undefeated. That does not happen over night.
Mayweather is showing courage by stepping up for this fight but he knows he had to take it giving what his pay per view buys for his last fight against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero weren’t high. The official PPV numbers haven’t been released yet but word is they are very low. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Like Robert Guerrero, WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) has been after a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) for a long, long time, and like Guerrero, the 22-year-old Canelo believes he’s got more than enough talent to beat the 36-year-old Mayweather at this point in his 17-year-old pro career.
Unfortunately for Canelo, Mayweather still has more than talent left in his game to beat the youngster and expose all of his flaws for the world to see when they step foot inside the ring on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (16-4, 10 KO’s) takes a dangerous test against unbeaten American heavyweight Malik Scott (35-0-1, 12 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout on July 20th at the Wembley Arena in London, UK. Chisora had hoped to fight another American Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s), but Wilder was unable to take the fight at this early stage.
However, he does remain very interested in facing Chisora in the future. Of course, Wilder’s interest in facing Chisora may disappear if looks as bad as he did in his last fight against Hector Alfredo Avila last April.
Chisora looked sloppy, tired and past it in winning a 9th round TKO over the 38-year-old fighter. If Chisora fights like that against Scott, he’ll lose the fight, it’s as simple as that. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mel Reyes: Right Now that the possible fight of the century has been announced between WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) for September 14th, Canelo is in search of a strength and conditioning trainer.
Rightfully so, Canelo needs to work on his stamina and losing the two extra pounds to make the catch-weight requirement of 152lbs. for the fight. We’ve seen in Mayweather’s most recent fights that he can keep his stamina into the championship rounds when his opponents are gassed out and frustrated. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rusty Nate: James DeGale is fresh back from his trip to Quebec in Canada and a 2nd round stoppage win over a fighter with a losing record and no reputation to speak of. He has decided to let the world know that he is ready for a “huge” domestic clash with either George Groves or Carl Froch.
DeGale also made public the news that he would be fighting again very soon, this time in Bluewater, England against Stjepan Bozic (26-6(3ko) who we all know is the Croatian Superstar of Boxing!
I don’t know what they put in the water where James DeGale trains but he seems to be seriously deluded if he believes that he has anything at all to offer at the level of Carl Froch or even George Groves. Read the rest of this entry »
By Omar Torres: It’s finally happening, a mega fight in boxing between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight could have the chance to match the previous record set by Oscar De La Hoya vs. Mayweather in 2007, and this match can help boxing rise again, at least here in the U.S.
It’s too bad that we might never see Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao, but at least we get to see this very interesting fight. Mayweather is finally going to be taking on a powerful young fighter in the peek of his career. This would be the first time Floyd faces a strong young stud such as Canelo in years. Canelo has never faced an opponent with the supreme boxing skills such as Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Austin Trout being the closest. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rusty Nate: Depending on what side of the world you are on, your waking up or going to bed with the news that Floyd Mayweather has agreed a fight with none other than Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for September 14th at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
What a turn up for the books! Mayweather has done what few expected him to and signed to fight probably the most dangerous on form opponent that he could find in Alvarez. Whats more we are hearing that the contract includes a pretty non existent catch weight of 152lbs as well as NO rehydration clause. I am shocked, surprised, respectful of Mayweather but also a little bit confused with a few doubts in my head. Read the rest of this entry »
By Paddy Dwyer: With the news that Floyd Mayweather Jr (44-0, 26 KO’s) will be taking on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) at a catchweight of 152lbs, accusations of “cherry picking” and “playing the odds” have once again been leveled at the consensus number one pound for pound boxer on the planet. The credibility of such charges will be debated vehemently by both abettors and detractors. Their reasons will be varied and worthy of being mooted but care must be taken so as not to allow myth to become fact.
“Catchweights” are not a new phenomenon. Despite the scorn aimed at fighters such as Mayweather and his protracted adversary Manny Pacquiao, they belong to a long list of fighters, some of whom esteemed, to have fought bouts at unofficial agreed weights. As far back as 1895, Joe Walcott (“Barbados Joe” rather than “Jersey Joe”) (then operating at what we would recognise as light-welterweight somewhere around 138lbs) took on Kid Lavigne (then operating at what we would know as featherweight or approximately 128lbs) at a catchweight of 131.5lbs. In 1904, the same Walcott had moved up to what we could consider to a natural “welterweight” fighting around the 145lb mark yet took on the legendary Joe Gans at a catchweight of 138lbs. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The September 14th fight between WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) and unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) will have no rehydration clause in the contract for their catch-weight fight at 152 pounds, according to Steve Kim.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is saying that the rehydration clause wasn’t included. What this means, of course, is that Canelo can rehydrate as much as much as he wants.
If Canelo wants to rehydrate to 172 lbs. like he did in his last fight in April against Austin Trout, then there’s nothing stopping him from doing so. Read the rest of this entry »