By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan’s former trainer Freddie Roach believes that if a fight between Khan and WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) takes place in the near future, Khan would triumph largely due to his superior hand speed. Roach, who has no love lost with Khan, feels that Khan’s youth and hand speed advantage would be the telling factor in a clash against the soon to be 38-year-old Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) weighed in successfully on Friday for his fight on Saturday night against #12 Stephane Jamoye (26-5, 16 KOs) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
Jamoye is a replacement opponent for another fringe contender Quigg was going to face in #15 IBF Paulus Ambunda. Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn basically exchanged one fringe contender for another one when he made the Quigg-Jamoye fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jermill Pennington: Adrien Broner 29-1 (22ko) is one of boxing most eye grabbing prospects today. As a black man I can’t lie, at times his antics make me cringe. It seems his act is to embody all that is perceived as negative by society, but he seems to be oblivious to any of the criticism.
To be clear I am not one to cast the responsibility of being a role model on a person who gets punched in the face for a living. That said I do believe if you are put in front of cameras you should aware of the way you represent yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In what has to be seen as a clear attempt to create interest in a fight between himself and WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) for early next year, Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) will be at ringside this Saturday night to watch Mayweather’s rematch with slugger Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Khan wants to face Mayweather next May, and by showing up and being in the audience on Saturday, Khan is obviously hoping that Showtime will put the camera on him quite often so that the massive amounts of boxing fans that will be watching the fight will get excited about the prospect of him fighting Mayweather next May rather than someone else. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Boxing fans may have seen the end of Juan Manuel Lopez’s career last Thursday night with him getting stopped in the 2nd round #1 WBA Jesus Andres Cuellar (25-1, 19 KOs) in a fight for the nterim WBA World featherweight title at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. All the A-side fighters on this card won their fights, and there was zero drama. Each fight was so one-sided that it wasn’t even interesting.
Cuellar hurt Lopez with a left to the head after cornering him. Once he had Lopez hurt, Cuellar flurried on him until Lopez dropped face first on the canvas for a knockout. There was no doubt about it. The fight was halted and Lopez couldn’t complain this time like he’d complained after his losses to Orlando Salido. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: Luis Ortiz 22-0 (19) ended the recent poor run of Cuban form with an impressive first round knockout over Latif Kayode 20-1 (16). Ortiz was really flying the flag for Cuban’s after recent defeats to Gamboa, Salinas, Lara and heavyweight duo Solis and Mike Perez. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) and his trainer Robert Garcia have been talking about how he plans on coming into this Saturday’s rematch against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) below 160 pounds, but Mayweather thinks Maidana will be once again weighing well over 160 pounds when he gets inside the ring with him.
Maidana, who probably should be fighting in the junior middleweight division at this point in his career, weighed in sat 165 pounds the night of the fight last May against Mayweather. Maidana had rehydrated almost 20 pounds after making weight at 147.
Maidana blames his high weight on him having had only 5 weeks to train for the fight. However, Maidana weighed 165 for his fight against Adrien Broner last December as well, and he had a full 9 weeks to train for that fight and he still came in close to 170. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Marcos Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia is predicting that WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) will be complaining to the referee Kenny Bayless all night long this Saturday night about Maidana’s fighting tactics in the Mayweather-Maidana rematch on Showtime PPV.
Garcia sees Mayweather taking his case to Bayless every starts getting the worst of it or when he gets fouled.
“He’s going to cry to Kenny Bayless. He’s worked like 4 Mayweather fights,” Garcia said. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: The third episode of All Access: Mayweather-Maidana premiered yesterday at the Beachers Madhouse at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A few interesting items were included in the show that reveals what is going on inside each of the fighter’s camps.
The episode started off with former Maidana strength and conditioning trainer Alex Ariza showing up to Floyd’s training camp to watch him train. Mayweather claimed Maidana is overweight in the mid 160’s with the fight at that point still a week away, and he should have kept Ariza in order to get the weight down. Read the rest of this entry »
Robert Garcia wants Maidana to fight Mayweather a third time if he beats him rather than facing Pacquiao
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: If trainer Robert Garcia gets his way his fighter Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) will look to face Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) a third time if Maidana defeats him this Saturday night rather than to move forward and fight WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification match.
Garcia rates Mayweather as a better fighter than Pacquiao, and he believes he’s the bigger fight than fighting the 35-year-old Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: On September 11th of 2004, at the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; two undefeated contenders battled for the vacant WBO light welterweight championship. On one corner Miguel Cotto W20(16)-L0-D0 Height 5¨7” Reach 67”, on the other corner Kelson Pinto W21(19)-L0-D0 Height 5´10 ½ “. I think on that night Pinto looked way bigger than Cotto but you can also tell that Miguel had talent, his boxing stance and the way he walked in the ring. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: Taking a page out of the old playbook of Rocky Marciano, Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) plans on trying to tire WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) out with punches to his arms and shoulder areas to make them too heavy for him to hold up to protect himself adequately this Saturday in their Showtime pay-per-view fight starting at 7 p.m. ET.
Marciano, a fighter with heavy hands, likely to throw hard shots to his opponent’s shoulders and arms to wear them down. Like Maidana, Marciano also threw a lot of looping shots that would connect sometimes to the back of his opponents’ heads which made him all the more dangerous to deal with. Read the rest of this entry »