oooh weeee!!!!! Hurry up and send me that thang📨 so I can put my John Hancock📝 on it #BOMBZQUAD
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) October 17, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) is raring to go for his title shot against World Boxing Council heavyweight title holder Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Dan Ambrose: Abel Sanchez, the trainer for World Boxing Association (WBA) Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) doesn’t think much of challenger Marco Antonio Rubio’s 51 knockouts on his 59-6-1, 51 KO record.
Sanchez notes that those knockouts didn’t come against guys that were at the same talent level that Golovkin has. Rubio has scored a lot of knockouts, but against much weaker B, C and D level opposition during his long career. Rubio has had a lot of record-padding fights throughout his 14-year pro career, and he’s rarely mixed it up with really high quality opposition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: This Saturday night HBO will have one of their better co-feature bouts when WBA Super World featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) goes up against WBA champion Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Donaire, 31, is considered the favorite as of now, but more and more boxing fans believe that this fight is Walters to win due to his youth, size, power, defense and boxing skills. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) will be fighting Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) this Saturday night on HBO. But that’s not the fight that Golovkin is looking for.
Before Golovkin retires someday, he would like to face boxing’s biggest star in Floyd Mayweather Jr, according to his trainer Abel Sanchez. Fighting Mayweather has been a dream of Golovkin’s for some time now, but that dream is about to expire in the near future due to Mayweather nearing the end of his career.
“I think that’s Gennady’s dream fight [against Mayweather]. If it happens, great. If it doesn’t happen, we’re still going to have a great career,” said Sanchez to esnewsreporting.com. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) says he’s thinking about extending his current contract with Showtime, according to Fighthype. Mayweather is down to his last two fights of his 6-fight contract with Showtime/CBS, and if he were to extend his contract for another 4-6 fights, he would wind up making a massive amount of money to go along with his estimated net worth of $250 million.
Mayweather could bring his net worth to half a billion if he extends with a long-term contract. Even a short term contract would bring him big bank with the right fights against the right opponents such as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) is saying the dread R-word about him possibly retiring from boxing if he doesn’t get a fight against former WBA 160lb title holder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 32 KOs) next January on the 31st.
Froch says he doesn’t want to risk his legacy fighting the slick southpaw James DeGale (19-1, 13 KOs), who is his IBF mandatory challenger.
Froch has given his promoter Eddie Hearn his marching orders to try and get a fight lined up between him and the 28-year-old Chavez Jr, but it’s still highly doubtful that Hearn will be able to set that fight up. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former three division belt holder Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) says he’s targeting Marcos Maidana, Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Lucas Matthysse in the near future. Broner, 25, says he wants to avenge his loss to Maidana first, as that’s a loss that he wants to get behind him.
Broner was beaten by Maidana last year in December by a 12 round unanimous decision. This led to Maidana getting two back to back fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr, fights that Maidana didn’t do that badly despite losing both of them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Gillon: Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov looks set to return to the ring in late November on the 28th in Moscow, Russia. However, his opponent is still yet to be confirmed.
It is looking highly likely he will be put against 40-year-old veteran and former WBC lightweight world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia thinks his fighter WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) has the power, experience, courage and boxing skills to pull off an upset this Saturday night against WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) in their “Mexican Style” fight card at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like boxing fans are going to need to wait another 3-4 more months for the long-awaited heavyweight clash between WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) and the unbeaten Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs).
According to Rick Glaser, he spoke to Stivern’s promoter Don King and he’s saying the Stiverne vs. Wilder fight will likely take place in January or February of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: With it becoming increasingly clear with each and every fight that Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) takes nowadays that his power has disappeared on him since 2009, he is hoping that he can reach back 2000 yesterday’s ago and find some of his long lost old power to knockout his next opponent Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) on November 22nd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, in Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Pacquiao hasn’t knocked anyone out since 2009 when he stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round. While Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach has continued to hammer away with his bold predictions for Pacquiao to knockout each of his last 8 opponents, Pacquiao has come up empty each time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is interested in matching the winner of this Saturday’s fight between WBA Super World featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) and Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) against WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1 KOs).
This would be an excellent fight, but it would be awfully tough on Walters and Donaire, because neither of those guys are in the same league as Lomachenko in my view.
“Arum told me today he’d like to match Saturday’s Donaire-Walters winner with Lomachenko if V-Lom wins 11/22. LOVE IT! #boxing,” said Dan Rafael of ESPN. Read the rest of this entry »