(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: After his questionable 12 round unanimous decision win over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) last Saturday in Boston, Mass, IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) is intrigued with the idea of fighting IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs).
DeGale says he sees weakness in Golovkin after his 6th round stoppage win over southpaw Willie Monroe Jr. this month on May 16th. DeGale thinks Golovkin is small for a middleweight.
DeGale’s promoter Eddie Hearn would have to give him the greenlight to go ahead and fight Golovkin if the fight were offered to him. It’s unlikely that Hearn would say yes to that fight because of how Golovkin has been destroying everyone in the past seven years of his career. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: It appears that James DeGale’s victory over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) has planted some ideas into his head because DeGale is now talking about being ready to take on any top super middleweight in the division.
DeGale might want to start with giving Dirrell a rematch because his victory over the American fighter left more questions than answers, and it’ll look bad if DeGale walks away from the fight as if he won the fight by a clear decision.
It definitely wasn’t a clear cut win in my view, and in the view of a lot of fans that witnessed the fight. DeGale won the vacant IBF 168lb title with his “win” over Dirrell. With the win, it now makes DeGale responsible for defending the strap. When you take Dirrell out of the equation, the IBF’s ranking is filled with fodder opposition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) will be looking to bounce back from his recent defeat at the hands of light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara when he faces little known middleweight Marco Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) on July 18th at a still to be determined venue in Texas.
According to Fight News, Chavez Jr. could be facing the 27-year-old Reyes in Houston, San Antonio or El Paso, Texas. The Chavez Jr-Reyes fight could be televised on Premier Boxing Champions in the United States by one of the networks. Read the rest of this entry »
Congrats to @jamesdegale1 I think he'd whoop Froch! Predictions??? 👊
— Joe Calzaghe (@RealJoeCalzaghe) May 23, 2015
By Scott Gilfoid: Former 168lb champion Joe Calaghe sent in a tweet congratulating James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) for his win over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) tonight. Calaghe said that he thinks that DeGale would whip Carl Froch, and he asked for predictions. I don’t know who would win a fight between DeGale and Froch. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: Boxing fans in Boston are in shock tonight in what many of them felt was a daylight robbery involving Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) on the receiving end of a highly controversial 12 round unanimous decision loss to visiting fighter James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. When you see decisions like this, it just makes you shake your head. Whatever the case, I think Dirrell won the fight. If you wanted to be kind to DeGale, you could call it a draw, but that’s it.
The scoring for this fight was just so, so sad. I don’t know what to think of it myself. The judges scored it 114-112, 117-109 and 114-112. Frankly, I didn’t give DeGale more than 4 rounds, and I didn’t count the second knockdown. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean Ness: Tonight we saw the arrival of James Chunky DeGale (21-1-0) with his 12 round unanimous decision win over American Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) to win the vacant IBF 168lb title at the Agganis Arena, Boston Massachusetts. DeGale had been cool, calm and collective in the build up to this world title fight and took that mantra into the squared circle with him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: #1 IBF James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) defeated #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday to win the vacant IBF super middleweight title at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. DeGale didn’t look that great in the 1st round, but he came on strong in the 2nd to drop Dirrell twice in the round with big hooks. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Allan Fox: There are a lot of people who don’t know who to pick between Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) and James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) in their big fight today in Boston. One person who appears to have a good idea who will win the fight is top #1 WBC contender George Groves, who believes that DeGale has a good chance of winning the fight.
Groves believes that the winner of the fight will be the guy that stays calm, and jumps out ahead first. He feels that whoever gets momentum in their favor early in the fight will be the one that wins. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made it clear to Showtime executive vice president of sport Stephen Espinoza that his next fight in September will be the last one of his 19-year pro career.
Mayweather plans on retiring after he finishes that fight. Espinoza respects Mayweather’s decision to hang up his gloves, although he says he’s open to assisting him in putting together a rematch against the injured Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao if that’s a direction that Mayweather chooses to go in next year. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: The way I see it, James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) is up the creek without a paddle today in his fight against the more talented Andre Dirrell (24-1, 14 KOs) at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
This is not a good match-up for the 29-year-old DeGale. If you look at the kind of guys that DeGale has been fighting in the past four years to help boost his confidence and improve his won-loss record, he’s pretty much put in with slow guys without hand speed, with no ability to move, and with limited athletic ability and punching power. Read the rest of this entry »