By Jim Dower: In a dull fight former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (28-2, 15 KOs) scored a 7th round stoppage win over a badly over-matched Luis Grajeda (17-4-2, 13 KOs) on Thursday night in their scheduled 10 round bout at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, in Temecula, California, USA.
Trout worked Grajeda over with body shots, left hands to the head and right hooks through seven rounds. After the 7th, Grajeda quit on his stool rather than coming out for the 8th. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) will be receiving a $950,000 for his fight against Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) this Saturday night as the headline bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight will be televised on Showtime. Khan will likely receive additional money from the UK as part of the fight being televised on Sky. Alexander will be receiving $500,000 as the B-side in that fight.
In what’s really surprising is that former WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) will be receiving $2 million purse for his fight against Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) on HBO on the same night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a little over a week from now, #7 IBF, #7 WBC, #14 WBA super middleweight talent Andre Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs) will be in the ring to face the hard hitting #10 WBO, #12 IBF Derek Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs) in a 12 round IBF eliminator fight at the Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
The Dirrell-Edwards fight will take place on the undercard of the Adonis Stevenson vs. Dmitry Sukhotsky fight. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) successfully weighed in on Thursday for his title defense against challenger Ishe Smith (26-6, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Illusions Theater, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Lara, 31, weighed in right at the junior middleweight limit at 154 pounds. For his part, the 36-year-old Smith weighed in at a half pound under at 153.5 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Hogan Photos) By Allan Fox: Interim WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday night against unbeaten welterweight Leonard Bundu (31-0-2, 11 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thurman, 26, is thankful that he’s facing an unbeaten fighter because he enjoys fighting undefeated guys. But he wishes he was fighting either Amir Khan or Devon Alexander. Read the rest of this entry »
By Antonia Bufalino: A few days ago a press statement was released of how Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has agreed to Miguel Cotto’s terms for their fight. It seems it is only a matter of time before everything else is set and done.
Now, Floyd Mayweather Jr has made it his tradition to fight on May 2 every year, Cinco De Mayo weekend. However, Canelo and Cotto are planning to fight on the same exact day. Mayweather is famous for doing things how he likes and how he wants. In his eyes, he is the king of boxing, and the possibility of someone stealing Cinco De Mayo would not sit well with him- at all. However, the only fight that would outsell Canelo/Cotto would be Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. With Mayweather being a smart business man, he knows this. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: The hard hitting Fedor Chudinov (12-0, 10 KOs) stayed unbeaten on Thursday night in defeating Australian fighter Ben McCulloch (14-1, 11 KOs) by a 2nd round knockout to give him his first defeat of his career in winning the interim World Boxing Association super middleweight title at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr says he’ll be tuning in to watch Amir Khan’s fight against Devon Alexander this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather likes Khan’s confidence, but he also feels that he’s just another one of many fighters that want to take him on. In other words, Mayweather isn’t committed to facing Khan if he wins the fight against Alexander. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Fellow Boxingnews24 writer Mr. Gav Duthie wrote an interesting article about two promising cruiserweight prospects and after I read the article it made me wonder why “Despite increasing the Cruiser limit from 190lb-200lbs in recent years in a category that theoretically should possess the perfect blend between size, speed and power it has never really succeeded in comparison to its marketing potential” (quote from Gav Duthie article). Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Hogan Photos) By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook doesn’t think Amir Khan has earned the right to fight boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2015. Brook thinks Khan should at least have to fight him in order to rate for a fight against a super star like Mayweather.
Brook believes that Khan is just looking to get a big payday fight against Mayweather in order to collect the dough from that fight, and then move on to fights against guys like himself. Read the rest of this entry »
By Brian H. That’s right. I don’t believe Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a Boxer. I also do not believe he is a cherry-picker, a dodger, a punk, or a guy that’s afraid of any man in the sport. I do believe he is a businessman though.. and more than that, he’s a good father and an icon.
At a certain point, athletes & celebrities have the ability to transcend what they originally set out to do. Depending on how polarizing of figure you are, it all comes down to “Do people want to see you do what you do?”. But the funny thing is, people tune in to watch Mayweather no matter what he’s doing. He could be Talking crap on All-Access / 24-7, Dancing with the Stars, smacking giants on WWE wrestling, or exchanging threats that sound like they came from the best scripted Hollywood movie with T.I. in a Fat Burger. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Goosen Tutor) By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA 154 pound champion Austin Trout (27-2, 14 KOs) is pulling for WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) to defeat Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) when/if they face each other next year on May 2nd on Cinco de Mayo.
Trout thinks he’d have a better chance of getting a rematch against the 34-year-old Cotto than he would against Canelo because of his previous win over Cotto in 2012. Canelo defeated Trout by a very close decision in 2013 in a fight that could have gone Trout’s way. Read the rest of this entry »