By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn says that the negotiations are moving slowly for a fight he’s trying to put together with Top Rank for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Carl Froch fight on January 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hearn says he’s got other options for Froch in case the Chaves Jr fight doesn’t get made by putting him in with Mikkel Kessler for a third fight between them, and James DeGale. I’m sure Hearn would look to make the Froch-DeGale fight in a second, same with the Kessler match-up. Hearn promotes DeGale and Froch, so he’d be killing two birds with one stone if he were to make a fight between them.
“I’m continuing talks with Bob Arum over a fight between Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr on January 24 in Las Vegas,” Hearn said to the Dailymail.co.uk. “It’s going slowly. We still have the same options of Chavez, James DeGale and Mikkel Kessler.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Gillon: IBF and WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch has said he will consider calling it a day on his boxing career if a long awaited fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Las Vegas falls through. Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom recently stated that talks with Chavez promoter Bob Arum at Top Rank had recently re-opened to see if they can put together a fight for January 25th 2015.
Hearn said if the fight was to be made that it wouldn’t be this year it would most definitely be in early next year. Carl Froch isn’t thinking to much about it, as he knows putting his last fight on hold for Chavez is risky due to how unreliable he has been before in pulling out of a fight with Gennady Golovkin earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Courtesy of Showtime/Amanda Kwok) By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) has thought about his upcoming fight against unbeaten #1 IBF Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KO’s) a lot in the past month, and no matter how hard he tries, he just doesn’t see him being better than the guys he’s faced in the past.
Porter’s studied Brook’s fights in great detail and he doesn’t see the great talent that some of Brook’s loyal fans have been talking about. Porter rates Devon Alexander as being a better than Brook. He also rates some of his other opponents as better than him too, but he didn’t mention who those guys are. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Daniel Jacobs (27-1, 24 KOs) wants to pick up the vacant WBA middleweight title this Saturday night in his fight against #2 WBA Jarrod Fletcher (18-1, 10 KOs) of Australia, and then move onto unification fights against WBO 160 pound champion Peter Quillin and WBA champion Gennady Golovkin.
The Jacobs vs. Fletcher fight will be taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on the undercard of the Rod Salka vs. Danny Garcia fight.
Jacobs says he wants the Golovkin fight, but it’s hard to know if he’s just namedropping or if he’s serious about wanting to fight him. A match between him and Golovkin could prove to be a real tough one to try and put together given that Golovkin fights on HBO, and Jacobs on Showtime. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Allan Fox: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) is going to be getting a decent payday for his non-title fight against lightweight Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Garcia will be getting $700,000 for the fight, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. Salka, a fighter that few fans are familiar with, is getting $125,000.
Garcia could likely make a lot more money if he were to face Lucas Matthysse in a rematch. That’s a fight that would draw a lot of interest in big ratings on Showtime, even though Garcia did beat Matthysse past September. Garcia vs. Viktor Postol would also have been a better fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: As Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KO’s) prepares for his looming showdown with Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s), many in the boxing world are wondering what exactly is the “big surprise” that Floyd mentioned will take place in his next fight after Maidana.
While Marcos gave Mayweather a great battle in May, the consensus opinion is that Mayweather will make the right adjustments for the rematch and take home a victory. Maidana is a huge puncher and while it’s never wise to totally write off such a heavy handed fighter in any fight, let’s take a look at some of the options available for Floyd’s big surprise for May of next year if he pulls off the win over Marcos once again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: Can the boxer beat the puncher or is the puncher much better than the boxer? Is Manny Pacquiao better than Floyd Mayweather Jr or is Money is better than Pacman? Who is the absolute best? Because there must be someone who is better than the other or not? Who has the edge if there is any? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn was up in arms today about boxing fans taking shots at Brook (32-0, 22 KOs). Fans obviously have been taking shots at Brook left and right about how he twice pulled out of fights against former IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander until the fight was no longer offered to him. Fans also have been on Brook’s case for him having fought largely less than dangerous opposition during his 10-year pro career.
Brook has a target on him right now until he proves himself against IBF 147 pound champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) in their fight on August 16th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: In what would be an entirely non unpredictable outcome Deontay Wilder looks yet again to be fighting a tomato can journeyman in Mike Sheppard 21-17-1 (9). 39 year old Sheppard boasts a proud record of being knocked out on a regular basis over 3 decades having made his boxing debut in 1997.
Of his 17 defeats 5 of them have been in the first round and even against the likes of journeyman Joey Abell and Jeremy Bates. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Back in August 7th of 1983 at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium, in San Juan, Puerto Rico; a young lion challenged a though experienced fighter for the vacant WBC super featherweight title.
On one corner southpaw Hector Camacho, this was the first title bout for Camacho who had an undefeated record of W21(11)-L0-D0. On the other corner the former two time WBC super feather champion Rafael Limon who had a record of W50(35)-L13-D2; it was the third shot at the title for Bazooka Limon who previously had lost the title to Bobby Chacon by UD15 in the Ring Magazine fight of the year. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Ivan Godfrey: Kell Brook (32-0,22K`Os) has revealed that he believes that a bout between himself and fellow English welterweight Amir Khan(29-3,19 K`Os) has the potential to be as big an event as the may blockbuster between Carl Froch and George Groves. However, the fight taking place at all is of course dependent on a successful outcome to his own challenge for the IBF welterweight strap against the undefeated American champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs).
Brook said, “I believe so (that it can be like Froch-Groves). A win over Porter gives me a world title and opens all the doors at the elite level. I think everyone would grab onto the Khan fight and it will be huge like Groves-Froch because there is no love lost between us”. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photos Courtesy of Showtime/Amanda Kwok) By Jim Dower: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) will be back in the ring this Saturday night in what he hopes will be a better fight for him than in his last one against Mauricio Herrera last March.
Garcia says he didn’t prepare for the Herrera fight the way that he should have, and that’s why he had so many problems with him. On Saturday, Garcia will be fighting Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) in a catch-weight fight at 142lbs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Salka, 28, isn’t journeyman level fighter, but he could very well be on his way to that status if he gets beaten badly by Garcia. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says that he offered WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz a unification fight against his fighter WBA 122 pound champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs), but he chose not to take the fight, Hearn said. Read the rest of this entry »
By C. Noriega: Myths maybe very old, or very new and the thing about a myth is that it may or may not be true. Under these circumstances we can have new mythical warriors with promising careers and very old warriors who start to show their true colors as they age. A legend, on the other hand, is a story with important meaning and symbolism for the culture in which it originates, in this case, boxing community and history. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) will be taking a huge risky fight on August 16th when he fights in a 10 round bout at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA.
It’s a risky fight because if Deontay loses, he can forget about getting a world title shot in November or December against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne. Deontay is the mandatory challenge for Stiverne, but he’s been waiting, and waiting for the fight for ages and he doesn’t want to stay out of the ring any longer. Read the rest of this entry »