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title Amir Khan: Dont wait!

khan1111By B.G.B: After a career best performance beating Devon Alexander last weekend, Amir Khan now has his sights set on Floyd Mayweather Jr. It is no surprise that Khan has expressed his desire to fight Floyd and has demanded the fight for some time now.

Khan is banking on a showdown with Floyd in 2015 on Mayweather’s next fight date May 2nd. However, there is now a very real possibility that Floyd may face long time rival Manny Pacquiao on that date if (a BIG if) an agreement between the two parties can be made. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: A Tale of Two Desperate Fighters

floyd93By Chester Rivers: The idea of Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao is once again saturating the media airwaves. Once again we’re being sucked in by the thought that once and for all the two men will prove in the ring who’s better. Once again we’re putting the cart before the horse because neither man has signed an official contract and the fighters are not in the ring. Why now? After 5 years of waiting why are both fighters so adamant about finally facing one another?

Could it be that both fighters are desperate and this is the only fight that can secure their legacy and finances.

Why is Floyd Mayweather Jr. desperate? Mayweather is seemingly losing his stronghold on boxing. Ali passed the reigns to Leonard. Leonard then passed the reigns to Tyson. Tyson to De La Hoya and De La Hoya to Mayweather. Now it’s time for Mayweather to relinquish to Alvarez but, Mayweather doesn’t want to go quietly. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao to Mayweather: Let’s give the fans the fight they want

pac7848By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao took to twitter earlier on Tuesday to once again ask Floyd Mayweather Jr for a fight next year.

It’s kind of an unneeded move for Pacquiao, because Mayweather clearly said in an interview last Friday on Showtime that he wants the fight with the soon to be 36-year-old Pacquiao on May 2nd. Mayweather Jr just wants Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum not to duck the fight by coming up with some excuse not to make it happen. Read the rest of this entry »

title Rigondeaux takes stay busy fight against Hisashi Amagasa on 12/31

rigondeauxBy Allan Fox: With WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) unable to get any of the big names at super bantamweight to face him, he’ll instead be taking a stay busy fight against Japan’s Hisashi Amagasa (28-4-2, 19 KOs) in less than two weeks from now on December 31st at the Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, in Osaka, Japan.

It’s a simple money fight for Rigondeaux. He’ll be traveling to Amagasa’s home country, even though Rigondeaux is the champion, to face a guy who has done very little during his career. Read the rest of this entry »

title Lara wants Golovkin, Mayweather and Cotto in 2015

By Dan Ambrose: After recently beating Ishe Smith and Austin Trout and being arguably robbed in his fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, WBA World junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) says he’s interested in fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr, Miguel Cotto and Gennady Golovkin in 2015.

Just which one of these three will say yes to a fight against the southpaw Lara is the big question. It’s quite possible that Lara scared away all three of them with his performance against Canelo. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn gives Khan a great chance of beating Mayweather

khan56By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, thinks Amir Khan matches up well with Floyd Mayweather Jr, and he’s giving Khan an excellent chance of defeating Mayweather if that fight takes place next year.

Interestingly enough, Hearn naturally thinks his fighter Brook can beat Khan. I’m not sure that are too many boxing fans who would give Brook any chance of beating Mayweather. So if we’re to follow Hearn’s logic, Brook could beat Khan, but Mayweather couldn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo: Oscar is getting me May 2nd and September fight dates

canelo06By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) still insists that he’ll be fighting on May 2nd and in September of next year despite the fact that Floyd Mayweather Jr has already said that he plans on fighting on those dates next year.

Canelo wants to fight on the Mexican holidays in May and September, and he sees it as a case of him wanting to take the dates due to him being Mexican. However, it might end up biting Canelo in the backside if he does try and compete with the popular Mayweather because it’ll mean that Canelo’s pay-per-view numbers for those months will likely wind up much smaller than they would be if he were to fight on another date. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan has more chance against Mayweather than he does against Brook

khan777By Chris McCarthy: On Saturday we saw Amir Khan back to his brilliant best, completely shutting out Devon Alexander over 12 rounds, throwing with his incredible speed and accuracy. Alexander was beaten from the first round and knew it.

The trouble with this is Alexander is not a puncher. He is a counter puncher who wasn’t given the chance to dictate the fight. Khan will always beat these fighters. What he should avoid like the plague is one punch knockout artists like the Danny Garcias and Keith Thurmans of this world. While Brook isn’t quite as ferocious as those two, he does have the power to put Khan away.

For all his great attributes, Mayweather lacks the power to destroy opponents within the 12 round distance. We have to go back 9 fights to when Mayweather last knocked anyone out, and that was Ricky Hatton, who by that point was running around the ring like a headless chicken and a knockout was inevitable. Please note that I do not count the Victor Ortiz knockout as genuine as I felt Ortiz was doing what he could to get out of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao: Mayweather can get the amount he wants

pac999By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao says that Floyd Mayweather Jr can get the money that he wants if he agrees to fight him in 2015. It’s unknown what kind of money split that Mayweather is looking to get in a fight against Pacquiao, but you have to believe that it’s no less than a 70-30 split.

Pacquiao badly wants the fight, but he’s in a situation where he’d be the B-side and would need to either accept Mayweather’s terms or else he wouldn’t get the fight.

“Mayweather can get the amount he wants,” Pacquiao said via the Detroit Free Press. Read the rest of this entry »

title Did Tim Bradley influence Keith Thurman’s Performance?

thurman4By Dan Esch: During fight week just days before Thurman vs. Bundu and Bradley vs. Chavez across the street from each other in Las Vegas , a war of words between Keith Thurman and Tim Bradley transpired in separate fighter meetings and interviews. These interviews were caught on film by “Dontaes Boxing Nation” via YouTube in response to reporters asking Tim Bradley about Diego Chavez and his dirty tactics versus Brandon Rios.

Reporter: “Tim do you think Diego Chavez uses dirty tactics in the ring?” Read the rest of this entry »

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