By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is hoping Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement if/when he sees Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) defeat former WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) this Saturday night in their fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
De La Hoya would like to see his red rooster avenge his loss from two years ago in 2013, a fight in which Canelo was totally dominated in and badly exposed in getting totally outclassed. Read the rest of this entry »
By J Caldwell: The problem with elite boxers with an endless list of no name fighters to his or her credit is this: It generally tends to rub diehard boxing fans the wrong way.
Clearly, the guy from Kazakhstan, Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) can fight: With an amateur record of over 340 wins, and a KO ratio in the professional ranks of well over 90%, the numbers speak for themselves. The argument, however, then turns to the ubiquitous question, presumably, most prize fighters hate being asked…which is this: Just who has he [Golovkin] been beating? Read the rest of this entry »
By Adam Mccoy: Firstly I’d like to say welcome to my first article of Boxing Covered, I have spent years writing the odd article and being a daily viewer on many on the main boxing sites around the net. I thought it was time I put my time into something hopefully everyone can enjoy and comment, I want to create discussions and debates that are totally unbiased.
I will give my views and my predictions on upcoming bouts from a boxing perspective not a personal perspective and I hope you readers appreciate that and enjoy my work. I have just opened a new twitter page where I will be adding all my boxingnews24.com articles along with other information daily, so please follow me @Boxing_Covered. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Despite Floyd Mayweather Jr. being retired since September 12th following his 12 round decision win over Andre Berto, trainer Freddie Roach still thinks he’ll be coming back to face his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) if he can beat Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOS) this weekend in their fight on HBO PPV.
Mayweather would be taking a huge pay cut by facing Cotto rather than Manny Pacquiao, however, as there wouldn’t be as much interest from fans in seeing Mayweather fight Cotto a second time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: With Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) choosing not to pay the sanctioning fees of $300,000 to the World Boxing Council for his WBC middleweight title to be on the line for Cotto’s fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) this Saturday night in their fight on HBO PPV, it’s now unclear whether WBC interim 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin ( 34-0, 31 KOs) will be getting the $800,000 that he was supposed to be receiving for him to step aside so that the Cotto-Canelo fight could take place with the WBC title on the line.
Golovkin reportedly agreed to step aside for the Cotto vs. Canelo fight to take place despite the fact that he was the WBC mandatory challenger and it was he who should be fighting for the WBC title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley’s new trainer Teddy Atlas says he likes the idea of a third fight between Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) and former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao. Atlas feels that Bradley, 32, should be at the top of the list for Pacquiao for his final fight of his career on April 9th, due to Bradley’s impressive stoppage win over Brandon Rios this month.
“I think a rubber match would be intriguing,” Atlas said to Ringtv.com. “At the end of the day, I think another Bradley fight is at the top of the list for Manny’s last fight,” Atlas said. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) is the underdog for his title defense this Saturday night against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cotto, 35, is the older and more experienced fighter of the two, but in this case the oddsmakers don’t believe that Cotto’s superior experience and his advanced age will be a positive thing for him. They see Canelo’s youth, hand speed, and punching being more of a positive for him than Cotto’s experience. Read the rest of this entry »
by Kirk Jackson: Much to the pleasure of many and to the chagrin of a few others, notable mixed martial arts super star Ronda Rousey suffered her first professional defeat this past weekend.
Rousey was dominated in route to a 2nd round TKO stoppage by former world champion boxer and newly crowned UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm.
Ever since this epic upset, social media has had at Rousey, with various memes, gifs, altered pictures popping up left and right poking fun at the once thought of unstoppable force of nature. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) completed their final press conference yesterday at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas ahead of their Nov. 21 world championship showdown, which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View. Read the rest of this entry »
Tyson Fury urges British and Irish fans to bring the noise and watch him make history on November 28
Number one heavyweight contender Tyson Fury has urged fans from Britain and Ireland to snap up remaining tickets to his highly-anticipated world heavyweight title clash with Wladimir Klitschko at the ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf, Germany next Saturday (November 28), and to cheer him on to an explosive and historic knockout victory. Read the rest of this entry »