By Dan Ambrose: In what could be a future boxing champion in the super middleweight division, #2 WBA, #2 WBO, #3 IBF, #3 WBA Gilberto Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) will be fighting next month on November 15th in a scheduled 10 round bout against 37-year-old journeyman Fulgencio Zuniga (27-9-1, 24 KOs) in a fight on HBO Latino at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya feels very confident that a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Amir Khan will be made soon and it’s just over the boxing horizon.
Khan has been talking up the Mayweather fight tirelessly, and we’re now seeing trainer Floyd Mayweather Jr talking up the fight as well.
“The Mayweather-Khan fight is only a matter of when and where,” De La Hoya said via Golden Boy Promotions twitter.
If what De La Hoya says is true then he’d better contact Mayweather to try and make the Mayweather-Khan fight happen sooner rather than later, because if he doesn’t work on putting the fight together by early next year then he’ll have lost his chance. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr thinks WBO 147lb champ Manny Pacquiao is only interested in fighting the No.1 fighter in boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr because he’s hard up for money and wants to get the big payday he’d receive in fighting him.
That’s the reason why Floyd Sr says Pacquiao has suddenly started showing interest in fighting him. Floyd Sr thinks the Filipino superstar never had any true interest in fighting Mayweather Jr in the past, but now that he feels that Pacquiao is in need of money, he’s started to show interest. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Hughes: Fighters, promoters, managers, trainers, writers and boxing fans will always question tight decisions the world over the nature to debate a close call. It makes boxing the one sport you can sit around a table or bar and argue to your heart’s content when a fight goes to the scorecards. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF 147lb champ Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) is not too pleased that the red-headed boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) pulled out of their scheduled December 6th fight because of a lingering ankle injury that he’s had since before he fought Erislandy Lara several months ago.
Clottey, 36, isn’t buying Canelo’s injury excuse and he sees it as a straight up case of him being afraid of the risk that he presented to him. Clottey says he was surprised that Canelo agreed to fight him in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for unbeaten heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (8-0, 8 KOs), is hoping to match the 6’6” Joshua against former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) in late 2015 in a stadium fight.
Hearn also wants to have Joshua fight Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury and David Price in 2015. In other words, Hearn is hoping to match Joshua against all the top British heavyweights next year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya says his fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will probably be sitting out of action to let his injured ankle heal until May of 2015 when De La Hoya hopes the 24-year-old Canelo can get a big fight against the likes of WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.
Canelo was supposed to be fighting on December 6th against Joshua Clottey, but Canelo pulled out of the fight on Monday due to an injured ankle that has been giving him problems since before his fight against Erislandy Lara last July.
According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, the doctors have advised Canelo to rest his ankle for 6 weeks and then begin physical therapy. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) says he should be back in the ring by next February in 2015, and he wants to face either Amir Khan or Floyd Mayweather Jr. He’d like to fight Khan with the winner to take on Mayweather in a unification bout. Brook is still recovering from a stab wound in his leg.
Brook, 28, is coming off of a surprise upset win over IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter from last August. Using the punch and grab technique, Brook was able to clinch his way to a controversial 12 round victory. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire Sr says he’s hoping that WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) goes on the attack against his son Donaire Jr (33-2, 21 KOs) in their fight in a week and a half at the on HBO Championship Boxing from the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA.
Walters, 28, is the type of fighter who doesn’t go on the attack much. Instead, he’s the type of guy who takes advantage of his opponents attacking style. In that case, we could see Donaire having problems when he goes after Walters with his left hooks. Read the rest of this entry »
By Marc Livitz: It’s anyone’s guess if Canelo Alvarez will remain true to his word (as well as those of his promoter) and not subject his legions of fans to another pay per view bout anytime soon. The red headed anomaly from the land of the tricolor indeed cranked out an impressive two fight grind in 2014 with impressive wins over Alfredo Angulo and Erislandy Lara, respectively.
Alas, just when many likely thought that the fighter from Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX would step out of the annoying pattern which sadly characterizes the two poster chaps of boxing (fighting but twice a year at most), Golden Boy Promotions issued a press release less than thirty minutes ago which read as follows: Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) has reportedly suffered an ankle injury, and he won’t be able to fight 37-year-old former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey on December 6th, according to Golden Boy Promotions.
There’s no word whether the 24-year-old Canelo will attempt to reschedule the fight for a later date, but you’d have to assume that he’s going to stay out of the ring until he faces WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto next May on Cinco de Mayo in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: On September 2nd of this year, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum told The Independent (a UK based newspaper) that Manny Pacquiao could fight Floyd Mayweather Jr twice in 2015. In that same article he claimed it “appeared” that Showtime and HBO wanted to the do the fight.
In the same month on the 11th, Arum said he was contacted by both networks and was told how they would jointly handle the fight (as told to another UK newspaper Telegraph Many fans geared up somewhat with excitement, but I remained calm to wait for more information. My patients prevailed as Arum then told Dan Rafael that Marquez could potentially fight Tim Bradley or Manny Pacquiao in April of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »