By Scott Gilfoid: In the mind of WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (26-0, 12 KO’s) a win over unbeaten Sergey Kovalev (21-0-1, 19 KO’s) this Saturday night will lead to super fights against Bernard Hopkins and Adonis Stevenson.
Cleverly sees the Kovalev fight as one that’ll bring him a lot of attention in the U.S, because HBO will be televising the fight on Saturday night from the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, South Wales. Cleverly believes, in his own mind, that Bernard Hopkins set up this test for him to see if he can pass it to earn a shot at him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: The Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s) vs. Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) fight on October 5th has been officially confirmed for Moscow’s Olympic Stadium in Russia, according to Sky Sports. Wladimir,37, will be defending his IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight titles against WBA World heavyweight champion Povetkin.
This fight will see both fighters getting career high paydays. Wladimir has been making good money for many years with his various heavyweight titles, but nothing like the money he’ll be getting this fight. Wladimir will be getting $17,499,997, while Povetkin will receive $5,833,333. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ken Woods: Many fans and analysts like to go through the annals of boxing history and compare those of yesteryear with those of current times and determine who is better. This is pointless.
One cannot accurately compare fighters from different eras. Many things have changed in the sport since its inception, and things will continue to change. The debate about all-time greats is one that lacks substance. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says he’s working on putting together a big fight between WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana. Schaefer won’t say for what date in November, but it seems pretty clear that it’s the November 9th pay per view fight he’s been talking about. Schaefer doesn’t want to say anything until the fights a done deal, and it’s easy to understand that.
Maidana’s manager Sebastian Contursi said to Dan Rafael at ESPN “We are working an agreement with Al [Haymon] in order for him to advise Marcos Maidana, which we think should be a great move towards getting the best fights for Marcos, especially Broner.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Upon learning that Floyd Mayweather Jr. perceives him as a totally shot fighter after his recent two defeats in the past year, Manny Pacquiao challenged Mayweather Jr. to fight him so he can prove that he’s better.
It’s understandable for Mayweather Jr. to see Pacquiao as a shot fighter. Look, Pacquiao was knocked out cold in his last fight by Juan Manuel Marquez, and he beaten before that by Tim Bradley. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jermill Pennington: Many have pondered what makes Floyd Mayweather Jr so good. Is it the great foot work or is it the great hand speed? In my estimation it’s simple but as complex as genes. I have asked myself many times “what makes Mayweather so good”. When watching him fight, unlike greats of the past like Sugar Ray Leonard, Tito Trinidad etc., nothing about Mayweather really jumps off the screen.
He doesn’t have the eye catching flash, or the devastating knock out power. So to the untrained eye, it may appear like he’s doing things that almost anyone can do. Those who know boxing is likely the toughest sport to succeed in suggest that Mayweather’s competition has been weak therefore allowing him to flourish in an era of sub-par contenders. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KO’s) will be going into surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right shoulder that he suffered in his 12th round TKO loss to Jesus Soto Karass last month in their fight in San Antonio, Texas.
Berto, 29, says he injured his shoulder in the 2nd round when a punch he threw was blocked by Soto Karass. Berto immediately felt sharp pain in his shoulder, and from that point on, he barely able to use his arm for anything. You could see that he was still using it, but not as much as he was earlier in the 1st round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) is debating whether he should take the time to fly over to the UK to work as sparring partner for former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) to help him get ready for his September 28th fight against the big 6’9” Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena.
Haye reportedly wants the 6’7” Deontay to help with sparring to get him ready for Fury. The problem is if Deontay says yes to working as Haye’s sparring sessions, he’ll miss out on scouting out the September 6th fight between Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola in Indio, California, according to RingTV. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: My friend asked my opinion on his favorite boxer who is a multiple division champion, but he wasn’t satisfied with my answer. It is a fact and it is a reality that pro boxing is a business and its main goal it’s to generate big revenues, and they should be bigger every single time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) and WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) went at it today on twitter with Maidana sending a message that Broner will be history on November 9th, which is when the two fighters will likely be facing each other on Showtime pay per view. Broner fired back with comments about Maidana’s England, or lack thereof.
Here’s the conversation between the two of them: