By Alon Calinao Dy: Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino Pride, is excited to face the undefeated American boxer Timothy Bradley this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao is 100 percent ready to fight his counterpart, who has a highly controversial win years ago. The Filipino congressman wants to dethrone the crown of the two-time depending champion Bradley on April 12.
However, the American boxer has a big chance to prove to everyone that he has the power and speed to defend his belt. At this point of time, Timothy has become more muscular-looking and stronger than the Filipino icon according to his avid fans. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Jeff Krugler/Dr.SweetScience: Amir Khan will be facing Luis Collazo on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Are we supposed to believe that beating Collazo will prove anything substantive to the case of Khan? Furthermore, were we at any point seriously supposed to believe that Khan was a formidable opponent for Floyd Mayweather? I’m not sure which question is a bigger joke.
At one time, Khan looked like a promising prospect in the eyes of many, but as time has revealed that was all smoke and mirrors. What we are left with is the ‘Khan Man’ who managed to look good in carefully selected fights until his one dimensional style was exposed. By the way, what was all the hype about? Do you remember? There had to be some fights that put this guy on the map right? So what were they? Who did he really beat? Let’s take a deeper look into that and refresh our memories. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) will be putting his reputation on the line next month against Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KO’s) in a fight that Broner cannot afford to lose on May 3rd on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana fight card. A loss for Broner in this fight will be a huge blow to his career. At 24, it certainly won’t be over for Broner if he loses to Molina, but it’ll make things very difficult for Golden Boy Promotions to rebuild his career. They’re already trying to rebuild his career by matching him against the 5’5” Molina following Broner’s loss to Marcos Maidana last December.
Broner needs to win in a manner that makes fans forget about his loss to Maidana. This is what this fight is all about. Broner needs to win in such a decisive manner that fans will forget the loss to Maidana, and they’ll start jumping on board the Broner train again. Read the rest of this entry »
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By Allan Fox: WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez says he’s really surprised that WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) agreed to face Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) in their fight on May 3rd, because Martinez sees Maidana as a really tough fight for the 36-year-old Mayweather. Sergio sees the pressure that Maidana will be putting on Mayweather for the full 12 rounds of the fight will be difficult for him to cope with in this fight.
“Well it’s a very tough fight for Mayweather who is great beyond his years, but I’m surprised he took such a tough matchup because Maidana is a machine, he won’t stop coming and I think he can get the win for Argentina,” Martinez said to the Boxingsocialist. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matthew Macklin (30-5, 20 KO’s) is being talked about for a fight against former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KO’s) on May 24th in a fight that will take place on HBO, according to Steve Kim. There won’t be any title on the line obviously because Geale was beaten by Darren Barker last year in August and he lost his IBF strap in that fight. Since then, Geale has only fought once in beating Australian fighter Garth Wood. Geale had the chance to fight WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, but the fight never materialized.
Macklin, #9 WBA, #10 WBO, #14 WBC, was destroyed in 3 rounds by Golovkin last year in June in a failed attempt to capture his WBA 160lb title. Macklin has fought once since then in beating Lamar Russ by a much tougher than expected 10 round unanimous decision last December. Macklin took a pounding by the taller 6’2” Russ, and if this fighter hadn’t run out of gas late in the fight, he would have definitely beaten Macklin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #7 IBF Kevin Mitchell (37-2, 27 KO’s) says he’ll be fighting #6 IBF Ghislain Maduma (16-0, 10 KO’s) in an IBF lightweight eliminator bout on the undercard of Carl Froch vs. George Groves rematch on May 31st at the Wembley Stadium in London, UK. The winner of the Mitchell-Maduma fight will become the IBF mandatory challenger to champion Miguel Vazquez.
It’s hard to imagine Mitchell getting another crack at a world title after he was easily blasted out in 4 rounds 2 years ago by former WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns in 2012. Mitchell looked incredibly bad in that fight, just as he did in getting blown out in just 3 rounds by Michael Katsidis in 2010. However, Mitchell has won his last four fights in beating Karim El Ouazghari, Mikheil Avakyan, Marco Lopez and Sebastien Benito. Read the rest of this entry »
By John Kelvin: Many boxing fans and members of the media enjoy discrediting Floyd Mayweather Jr’s career. They continually call him a coward for supposedly in their eyes not fighting the best and instead cherry picking opponents to preserve his unbeaten record. I find it disrespectful to call a boxer a coward or scared when they continually face world class opponents at the highest level of the sport, if they were scared they would have stopped boxing a long time ago.
This sort of attitude shows how little understanding people have about boxing and on fighting in general. Floyd Mayweather is the most skillful boxer in the world but his skills are not fully appreciated because some people dislike the way he portrays himself. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #7 WBC Enzo Maccarinelli (38-7, 30 KO’s) is hoping that WBA World light heavyweight champion Jurgen Braehmer (43-2, 32 KO’s) will be a good one and give him a rematch after Maccarinelli suffered a horrific eye injury that caused his title challenge against the 35-year-old Braehmer to be halted prematurely before the start of the 6th round last night at the Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Maccarinelli, 33, isn’t saying that he would have beaten Braehmer if he hadn’t been injured, but he still feels the fight outcome would have been different.
For Braehmer and his promoters to give Maccarinelli a rematch, they’d have to take at the past history of Maccarinelli to decide whether it would be worth the risk of subjecting their German fans to another less than pleasant looking fight against Maccarinelli if there’s a chance that one of his eyes will start to swell up the second that Braehmer starts nailing Macc with straight left hands to the head. Read the rest of this entry »
Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder didn’t get to see much of the action in his first promotion. He was too busy meeting fans and taking pictures as the mob at the Belk Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama followed his every step.
“I sincerely want to thank everyone who came out to make the event such a success. It was great to meet and talk to everyone and hear their words of encouragement. They want the next heavyweight champion of the world to be from Alabama,” said Wilder. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Last week WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s) expressed his belief that he feels he can knockout Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) in their fight next Saturday night if he connects perfectly with one of his best left hooks to his chin.
Bradley has added more muscle and punching power for the rematch, and it’s quite conceivable that he could catch Pacquiao and knock him out cold I their rematch, especially if Pacquiao fights aggressively in the way that he and his trainer Freddie Roach have been talking about. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: In less than a week the long awaited rematch between People’s favorite champ Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will take place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas Nevada.
Since the announcement of the fight a lot has taken place from both sides. The memories from the first in 2012 are very much alive. That’s because of the controversial ending of that fight: Bradley won by a decision that the judges gifted to him. It was a shameful night for boxing. Unfortunately such results occur quite often in boxing and that’s where it takes its bad reputation. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (5-0, 5 KO’s) will be fighting on the undercard of the Carl Froch vs. George Groves 2 fight card on May 31st at Wembley Stadium, in London, UK. There still isn’t an opponent for the fight date, but Joshua is hoping it’s a step up from the weak opposition he’s been facing. Being that he captured the Olympic gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics, Joshua should be facing much better opposition at this point of his career.
You see someone like Vasyl Lomachenko fighting for a world title after just 1 fight as a pro. Joshua should be stepping it up and facing the top contenders to get a title shot as soon as possible. There’s no sense waiting years and years before putting hi in with a good heavyweight, because Joshua is the finished product at this point. This is as good as it gets with him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank is reportedly interested in matching former WBO lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2, 23 KO’s) up against former WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (30-3-1, 23 KO’s) in a catch-weight at 143lbs, according to Dan Rafael. He says that the fight won’t be at 140, the weight class that both Rios and DeMarco both fight at. Rafael says there’s too much risk involved as far as Rios making the 140lb weight limit for the fight, so it would have to take place at 143.
“I checked with Top Rank as it related to a possible DeMarco-Rios fight,” Rafael said in his chat at ESPN. “IF it happens, and it’s being discussed, it would not be at 140. It would be around 143, as per TR.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach thinks that his former fighter Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) has the skills to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr (45-0, 26 KO’s) if and when that fight takes place. In fact, Roach feels that Khan has been ready to beat Mayweather ever since he was trained by him back in 2012.
Khan dumped Roach after his back to back losses Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, so Roach didn’t get a good chance to trumpet how Khan could take Mayweather. The wins that Khan got while being trained by Roach were largely over lesser fighters and/or guys that were over the hill like Zab Judah. Read the rest of this entry »
By Simon Allen: Jurgen Braehmer retained his WBA light heavyweight title after Enzo Maccarinelli forced to quit after suffering a nasty eye injury.
Enzo, hoping to become a two weight world champion entered the fight with a point to prove after being written off by most Boxing pundits.
In round one both fighters started quickly and willing trade as they felt each other out.
Braehmer showed his experience throwing one twos from range and moving out of distance. Maccarinelli however did have some success landing a few big punches of his own. Braehmer suffered a cut above his right eye midway through the round after an accidental clash of heads. Maccarinelli probably thought his luck was in and had something to exploit until Braehmer landed a right hand of his own ten seconds before the end of the round. Read the rest of this entry »