By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO’s) will be facing #11 WBA. #11 WBO Andy Lee (31-2, 22 KO’s) on April 26th at Madison Square Garden in New York. James Kirkland is out of the picture for Golovkin for that date, according to Dan Rafael. He’s reporting that Kirkland’s camp has said no to the Golovkin fight, although he could fight on the undercard against a still to be determined opponent.
As for former IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale, he’s said no to the fight because the April 26th date conflicts with another sports program that will be televised on the same night in Australia. Geale wants the fight to be shown in Australia. However, that can’t happen unless Golovkin changes the date for his next fight, and that obviously isn’t going to happen, not for a less than popular fighter like Geale. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: #1 WBO Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KO’s) is promising that he’ll be knocking out IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) in their fight in two months on April 26th at the Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Leapai, who was born in Samoa but lives in Australia, sees himself as being the most powerful heavyweight that Wladimir has ever fought in his career, and he aims to prove on when they meet up in the ring in April.
Leapai might not have seen Wladimir’s past fights against Corrie Sanders, Samuel Peter, Ross Puritty, David Haye and Lamon Brewster. Those guys are all arguably bigger punchers than Leapai. That doesn’t mean that Leapai can’t punch, because he does appear to have really good power. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it didn’t take Amir Khan (28-3, 18 KO’s) long to come out of the woodwork and start yapping about why he thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) is leaning in direction of fighting the killer slugger WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) on May 3rd instead of himself. Khan has Mayweather’s motives worked to be a case of him looking for an easy opponent to knockout in his next.
It’s kind of interesting because Khan seems to have everything backwards in his thinking. Maidana is the exact opposite of a fighter who is easy to knockout. In fact, Maidana has never been knocked out during his career, although he has been dropped on a number of occasions. Khan is the one that Mayweather would want to fight if he were looking for an easy knockout to impress the boxing fans on Showtime pay-per-view. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) won’t be fighting 39-year-old little known fighter Gonzalo Omar Basile on February 15th. That’s the good news. That news is that Fury will be fighting Joey Abell (29-7, 28 KO’s) instead on the same date at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK. What we have here is a basic swap of a one easy mark for another. I wish I could say that Abell is an upgrade from Fury’s previous opponent Basile, but I can’t. This is like a straight even swap of one 2nd tier fighter for another.
Abell is supposed to be someone that will get the 6’9″ Fury ready for his needless rematch against Dereck Chisora in June. I won’t bother going into why I see the Fury-Chisora fight as being one that makes absolutely not sense at all, because it would take the entire article for me to list my reasons. Read the rest of this entry »
By Nick Hagan: There is absolutely no doubt, that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a great boxer. However, many boxing fans, are becoming increasingly disappointed, because time and time again, we just being short changed by Mayweather as an elite boxer.
Mayweather’s career success has been based around his ability to use the “Philly Shell” roll defence, his reflexes and to counter-punch, arguably doing all three, better than anyone in the history of our sport. Read the rest of this entry »
By DA: On April 12th Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) will get a shot at redemption against Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) who controversially defeated Pacquiao with a 12 round split decision and in the process taking his WBO Welterweight title. I’m gonna point out the facts, Pacquiao missed a lot of his punches and HBO’s biased commentary would applaud everything he threw when clearly he did not land. But for Tim he didn’t do much at all to Pacman but stay on the defensive.
The Compubox shows who the clear cut winner should’ve been and it was indeed Pacquiao. Pacquiao out-landed Bradley by roughly over 80 punches. Though not many people know this, Compubox do not determine winners in a boxing match. Judges do not view Compubox and only view what’s going on at ringside. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jamie Eskdale: The Showtime Super Middleweight Super 6 Boxing Classic may have ended over 2 years ago. However after reviewing the tournament this past week it got me thinking. Was the tournament successful and could it be repeated in different weight classes?
The Super 6 tournament started out with eventual winner Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell, Carl Froch, Jermaine Taylor, Arthur Abraham and Mikkel Kessler. Though during the tournament Andre Dirrell and Mikkel Kessler both withdrew, Kessler with an eye injury and Dirrell for alleged neurological reasons, though some claimed at the time it was because he was scheduled to fight Ward and didn’t fancy it. Read the rest of this entry »
By @BoxingMuse: Fight fans this is a short list of current top boxers who have enthralled our sport for years, all of these men are near the end of their remarkable careers. This article briefly reviews and reminds you as the reader, that these ring icons time in boxing is shortly and surely running out. So treasure these greats while they are still live and active in front of our eyes. Follow and tweet me @BoxingMuse to give your opinion on this article or perhaps suggest a name I didn’t mention.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Love him or hate him, unarguably the biggest star in the sport at 36 years old and with several fights left to fulfill his Showtime contract, in under two years ‘Money’ is surely heading to the bank to cash in on his stellar career for the very last time, after turning professional in 1996. Former ‘Pretty Boy’ has been boxing the best and the elite since 1998 and has never lost. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bashar Khaddage: With the entire boxing world awaiting Floyd Mayweather Jr’s official announcement on who he fights next, a real fan of the sweet science can only hope he DOES NOT choose Amir Khan. I’m sorry, but no matter how you slice and dice it, Khan is not worthy of a fight with Floyd Money Mayweather.
With the stack of talent from the 140, 147 and 154 pound divisions, a fight with Khan is a bit of a joke. Yes, I understand that Khan is probably the only fighter out there who’s ‘faster’ than Mayweather, but come on, he has done absolutely NOTHING to deserve a fight with the pound for pound king. He’s been knocked out several times, and has done little since his KO loss to Danny Garcia to redeem himself. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KO’s) is facing what almost a tune-up caliber opponent on March 15th against Mauricio Herrera (20-3, 7 KO’s) at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Herrera has lost 2 out of his last 4 fights, and he seems to have been picked out for what he did in the past when he beat Ruslan Provodnikov many moons ago in 2011. A lot of things have changed since then for Herrera. He’s been beaten by Karim Mayfield and Mike Alvarado.
Garcia has chosen to fight in Puerto Rico where his parents came from. That’s fine, but why didn’t Garcia pick someone a lot better than Herrera? I’m still trying to understand his choice of opponent. If he really wanted to create the best impression with his parent’s people, then why didn’t he select someone that actually has a chance to beat him like Lucas Matthysse instead of someone that has lost 2 out of his last 4 fights? Read the rest of this entry »