By Sizzle JKD: Here’s the bottom line: the middleweight division is the best division in boxing and Gennady Golovkin is primed to take over the division by 2016.
Why is the 160-pound division the best in boxing? Let’s start with Golovkin.
At 31-0 with 28 KO’s, Golovkin is arguably the most feared fighter in the sport. He has defeated his last 18 opponents by knockout, and his resume isn’t too shabby either. He has an impressive win against Marco Antonio Rubio, who knocked out another feared fighter in the division, David Lemieux, a few years ago. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp) By Dan Ambrose: Welterweight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero is putting the finishing touches on his training camp for his March 7th fight against WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will be televised on NBC as part of the “Premier Boxing Champions” series.
Guerrero expects the fight to be a war with the two of them trading power shots from start to finish. If this is the case then it’s going to be a huge departure from Thurman’s last fight against Leonard Bundu. In that fight, Thurman ran from Bundu for 12 rounds in winning a dull 12 round decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: For boxing fans interested in purchasing the May 2nd mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao on HBO or Showtime pay-per-view, they’ll be seeing three fights for their money, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.
The exact price of the fight isn’t yet known at this time, but there have been rumors that it will be going from base price of $100 to as much as $110 for high definition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Amir Khan, who was hoping to get a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao, thinks their fight in May will be a potentially boring affair with Mayweather winning but making it boring with his boxing skills.
Khan thinks that it would have been a lot more exciting fight if the two had fought four to five years ago when they were younger. Khan believes that he matches up better against Mayweather than Pacquiao due to his height, reach, speed and style of fighting.
Whether that’s the case or not will likely never be proven because Mayweather has shown little interest in fighting Khan. Read the rest of this entry »
By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest): The Next 30 Days In Boxing provides us with some interesting match ups. In this article I will touch upon the upcoming bouts as seen in the video above. So get prepared for a lot of Boxing in the next 4 weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The Ring has reportedly stripped super middleweight Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) of his Ring Champion belt due to him not having defended his title against a top #5 contender in the last two years.
Ward hasn’t fought since he beat Edwin Rodriguez in November of 2013. Ward has been out of the ring due to injuries and promotional issues. Ward’s last fight against a top guy before that was against Chad Dawson in September 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #11 WBA super middleweight contender Rocky Fielding, a stablemate of #1 WBC Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs), expects Murray to rough up, out-smart and out-box WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night on 2/21 at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »
Roach: Golovkin’s name hasn’t been mentioned by Cotto’s adviser as a potential opponent for next fight
(Photo credit: Will Hart/HBO) By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach shut down any talk of WBA 160 pound champion Gennady Golovkin as being a potential next opponent for the 34-year-old Cotto by saying that Cotto’s adviser Gaby Penagaricano hasn’t brought up Golovkin’s name in talking about potential opponents for Cotto’s next fight in May or June.
Penagaricano has reportedly already given Roach two names that he wants him to give an up down vote of approval for in terms of Cotto’s next fight. Roach says that Penagaricano is going to give him an additional two names that he wants him to evaluate. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 IBF Lee Selby (20-1, 8 KOs) and IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich (19-0-1, 9 KOs) have reportedly agreed to terms for a fight on April 25th, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.
By agreeing, the two fighters’ teams have avoided a purse bid for the fight. The Gradovich-Selby fight will be taking place at the O2 Arena in London, UK, even though Selby is merely the challenger. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), is looking to put a fight together between Brook and the soon to be 42-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) for the summer in the UK. However, Marquez is coming off of a knee injury and a long layoff after he hurt his knee in his last fight against Mike Alvarado a year ago in May 2014.
Marquez has been rehabbing the knee, and he’s only now started training again. It’s unclear whether his knee is 100 percent or not. You’d hate to see Marquez take the fight with Brook at less than 100 percent. Read the rest of this entry »