By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) thinks IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) will be a little a little too hot-headed for their rematch this month on May 25th and will come out on fire looking to pay him back for his previous loss to the Dane three years ago.
Kessler sees Froch’s aggressiveness working against him because he’ll be fighting like he’s completely lost his sense and be fighting like a wild man instead of with intelligence. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Unbeaten lightweight contender Terrence Crawford (20-0, 15 KO’s) will be taking on Alejandro Sanabria (34-1-1, 25 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout on the undercard of the Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Manuel Lopez fight card on June 15th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Top Rank is really high on the 25-year-old counter punching Crawford, #11 IBF, and are moving him along to get him a hopeful title shot in the near future against Miguel Vazquez. Crawford is coming off of a 10 round unanimous decision over Breidis Prescott last March in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) patterns himself after his hero/friend Floyd Mayweather Jr. Indeed, some fans see the 23-year-old Broner as a slightly smaller, less talented copy of Mayweather, and it’s hard to argue with that perception.
Broner wants to get the big money like Mayweather and become a pay per view attraction. However, it’s still unknown whether he’ll ever rise to that level due to his talent limitations and the limits of his opposition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: It’s pretty clear that Showtime would love for WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) to fight the heavier WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alavarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) in his next fight on September 14th on pay per view.
Steve Kim is right in saying that it’s Showtime that needs this fight much more than Mayweather. He’s got his guaranteed cash and he’s going to make big bank no matter who he faces in his next five fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Let’s not rush to judgment about unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder’s alleged domestic violence case stemming from last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. We don’t know what happened because none of us where when this alleged incident took place.
No one knows what he’s guilty, so it’s best not to rush to judgment about this case. For all we know, Deontay did nothing and is innocent. That’s for the courts to decide. It’s just kind of sad to see a lot of people forming opinions about this talented fighter without anyone knowing the facts of what allegedly happened on that night. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former welterweight title challenger Ruslan Provodnikov will be one of the sparring partners to help get Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) get ready for his November 24th fight against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China, according to the Sweetscience.com.
Provodnikov, 29, is trained by the same guy, Freddie Roach, Pacquiao and he’s worked as a sparring partner for Pacquiao in the past.
Provodnikov is coming off a close 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley last March in a fight where he had Bradley hurt several times in the fight from big shots to the head. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) and his unbeaten challenger Jose Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KO’s) had their final press conference to market their fight for this Saturday night at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, in Scotland, United Kingdom.
Neither guy much to say and Burns’ promoter Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Sport did most of the talking in his usual long-winded way. The press conference consisted pretty much of Hearn talking 80% of the time with only a few token words mixed in from the Burns and Gonzalez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Samuel Roy Junior: Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) pocketed a cool $32 million for the Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) fight last Saturday night. That’s some amount, considering a large number of people out there that probably would of preferred to see him face a different opponent.
Anyhow, Guerrero was the mandatory challenger, he was game, and he’d just beaten comfortably a solid welterweight in Andre Berto, something most people didn’t actually expect him to do. He earned his shot, within the requirements of the WBC governing body. Except the boxing public usually have their own set of rules, but hey, there’s always going to be debate. That’s what makes boxing compelling in not just the ring. The fans and enthusiasts really do make the build ups to fights an exciting experience, different thoughts from different people are always welcome. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mohamed Horomtallah: No, Floyd Mayweather Jr is not fighting Adrien Broner. At least not that I know of but he might end up knocking him out just the same. Broner is a young and very talented fighter but hanging out with Mayweather can jeopardize his career.
Broner is marketing himself as the next big thing, the next pay-per-view superstar. He talks the talk but he still has to walk the walk. Being around Mayweather is dangerous for him because he gets to see Floyd live the life of a boxing superstar, with all the toys, the money, the jets, the respect etc. He feels that this could be his life in the short term and that makes him act like he’s already arrived. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rey Sifuentes Jr. Just as fans like to see them, young boxers love to accomplish a knockout. Kingsville’s Oscar Cantu, though, has shown some patience while winning his first three pro fights, but would indeed like to notch his first KO when he and Markale Duncan (2-0), out of Dallas, square off in a six-round super-flyweight co-main event of the ‘Fight Night’ card being held at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds on May 11. Read the rest of this entry »