By The Sandman: With Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. now retired, the sport speculates who will be the next best pound for pound fighter. He is already here; Danny “Swift” Garcia.
There is no other fighter that has a better resume than Danny Garcia. Danny Garcia started his career fighting tough opponents on a moment’s notice. Imagine the Errol Spence and Phil Le Greco fight, where Phil Le Greco was given 2 weeks to prepare. Danny Garcia was Phil Le Greco, fighting difficult fighters like Nate Campbell, on a short notice. The difference is that Danny Garcia continued winning.
The winning streak continued with his first high profile fight was against the Mexican legend, Erik Morales. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: In a statement released moments ago, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez announced that he’s vacating his WBC middleweight title so that he can have more time to negotiate a fight against interim WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin without the fast approaching deadline that the World Boxing Council had put in place before a scheduled May 24 purse bid.
Canelo says he’s still interested in negotiating the fight with Golovkin. He just doesn’t want the pressure from the WBC in their purse bid. The question now is whether Canelo was serious about still wanting to negotiate the fight with Golovkin. The fact that Canelo gave up the WBC title without asking for an extension is an odd one because the WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman surely would have given Canelo an extension if he had asked for it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Brendan Taylor: DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (44-27-1, 26 KO’s) has had a career which has seen him fight in 15 countries across the globe. The height of that career took place in the early part of the 2000’s as he picked up the WBO super lightweight title and would later pick up a quality victory over the hard punching Randall Bailey. Following his win against Bailey he took on Zab Judah and lost a competitive split decision to Judah back in 2003.
Both fighters have reached the point of “Father time” in their career and only Corley has remained active through the years. Judah’s last fight was a unanimous decision loss from Paulie Malignaggi back in 2013. Despite the long layoff, Judah has tried returning to the ring on numerous occasions only to have his fights cancelled. So with all that being taken into account, understand that Judah needs to shake off some ring rust.
Yesterday in an interview I did with DeMarcus Corley he expressed to me his desire to not just continue his fighting career, but to also make a rematch with Zab Judah happen. Through out the course of our conversation he details a sparring session that took place last year in Las Vegas between himself and Zab.”I put it on Zab for 2 rounds, all he gave me was 2 rounds” said Corley. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 19 KOs) hasn’t put much of a dent in the close to 60 pounds he needs to burn off before he gets down to his target weight for his rematch against Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) in less than two months on July 9 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
According to Sky Sports, Fury still has 44lbs to go, and he’s having problems in both his sparring and with his trainer Peter Fury. It seems the 27-year-old Tyson Fury was royally worked over in sparring on Tuesday in getting knocked down several times by a light heavyweight from Belgium.
Naturally, Peter wasn’t too happy about it and he reportedly let Fury know about it and walked out. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is targeting MMA star Conor McGregor as his next opponent in resuming his boxing career. Mayweather says he’s still undecided about whether he’ll return to the ring or not, but if he does decide to fight on, he’d like to face the 27-year-old McGregor for his next fight.
Mayweather thinks a fight against McGregor will bring in the same amount of PPV buys as his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum thinks it’s a really bad idea for Mayweather and McGregor to fight each other because he feels it would be a joke if the fight takes place in a boxing ring. Read the rest of this entry »
By Askhat Bapiev: Many people are convinced that Conor McGregor has no chance against Floyd Mayweather Jr. And they also believe that Floyd has a good arsenal to kill all aspirations for win.
It will be difficult to visualize a full picture of winner,until we turn the page. We simply can’t judge McGregor’s chance according to Mayweather’s ability and greatness.
Our mind can be dictated by many factors as anger,hatred or sympathy for one of them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (59-6-1, 52 KOs) won’t be facing the 6’7” Ukrainian Alexander Dimitrenko as previously talked about, as Dimitrenko has reportedly pulled out of the fight unfortunately. Instead, the 44-year-old Briggs could wind up facing 33-year-old Croatian journeyman Jakov Gospic (17-14, 12 KOs) in a 10 round bout on the undercard of this Saturday’s heavyweight clash between David Haye and Arnold Gjergjaj at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
It’s too bad that Briggs won’t be fighting Dimitrenko, because he needs a good opponent like that to help build up a fight between him and the 35-year-old Haye for September. Fighting Gospic, who has lost seven out of his last ten fights, won’t create a lot of interest in the British boxing public for a Briggs vs. Haye fight, or at least shouldn’t create a lot of interest. I hate to say that Gospic is a “possible” opponent for Briggs because he’s definitely one that they’re looking at for the fight, but with the track record of this promotion in nailing down an opponent for Briggs, I won’t assume anything until I see Briggs standing across the ring with Gospic on Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »
By Navi Singh: It’s difficult not to admire Wladimir Klitschko in spite of the persistent allegations of steroid abuse and his sometimes controversial, control-freak antics. A PHD-holder who is also conversant in four languages, Dr. Steelhammer has dominated the heavyweight division for roughly a decade prior to the sensational upset last November.
His conqueror’s uncle and trainer, the astute Peter Fury, made some interesting points about Wladimir. Long derided by some other heavyweight fighters for his supposedly below-par opposition, Peter Fury in a recent interview claimed that other talented contenders were avoiding Wladimir for all these years, as opposed to the other way round.
No trainer wanted to offer up their prospect as a sacrificial lamb. The sudden emergence of all these promising challengers almost immediately after Wladimir’s defeat to Fury is testament to this point. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: 24-year-old Joseph Parker (18-0, 16 KOs) isn’t going to be turned away in his goal of becoming the IBF mandatory challenger to IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. This is #4 IBF Parker’s chance to make some life changing money by earning the title shot against the 6’6” Joshua this year.
Parker is facing the hard hitting #3 IBF Carlos Takam (33-2-1, 25 KOs) this Saturday night on May 21 in an IBF title eliminator at the Vodafone Events Centre, in Manukau City, New Zealand.
Parker wants to turn back the 35-year-old Takam, but it’s a lot easier said than done because he’s such a big step up from the guys that he’s been facing during his career. I don’t think Parker has been brought along too slowly because he’s still a young guy. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBA middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs) has inked with Matchroom Sport in a new promotional contract. The addition of the 26-year-old Eubank Jr. to Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom stable is turning that promotional company into a giant.
I’ve never seen anything like it with one promotional company becoming so huge. It reminds me the type of huge companies we saw during the gilded age when John D. Rockefeller was around with his Standard Oil. Read the rest of this entry »