By Dan Ambrose: #1 WBC super featherweight contender Sergio Thompson (25-2, 23 KO’s) blasted out the hapless Luis Armando Juarez (16-6-2, 4 KO’s) by a 5th round knockout on Saturday night at the Convention Center in Chetunal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Fighting behind a powerful right hand, Thompson bludgeoned Juarez into submission in the 5th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-1, 24 KO’s) is in a must win situation next Saturday night against the tough and hard hitting Russian Denis Grachev (12-0-1, 8 KO’s) at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Canada.
A loss for Bute will make it all but impossible for him to get his much desired rematch against IBF 168 lb champion Carl Froch, who pulled off an upset win over Bute last May in Nottingham, UK. Bute wants to avenge that defeat but first he has to get over the considerable hurtle of Grachev, a fighter with better power than Froch and about the same slow hand speed. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former two time world champion Robert Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KO’s) is dedicating his November 24th fight against Andre Berto (28-1, 22 KO’s) to Emanuel Steward, who passed away this past week due to an undisclosed illness.
Guerrero said to RingTV “I really feel that Emanuel Steward was the best trainer in boxing, period. Dedicating this fight to him I think that it’s appropriate.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora (15-4, 9 KO’s) claims he’s been offered a huge fight for December, but he for some reason doesn’t know if he should accept the fight or not. I guess I don’t blame him. Chisora has lost four out of his last five fights and I can see why he might be a little apprehensive about taking this so called big fight, if it’s actually fight. My question is does anyone still care?
Chisora said on his twitter “Just been offered a big fight for December. Shall I take it?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former world champions Cristian Mijares (46-6-2, 21 KO’s) will be fighting Rafael Marquez (41-7, 37 KO’s) tonight for the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) featherweight title at the Arena Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Also on the card will be former WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (46-7, 28 KO’s) taking on Myung Ho Lee (15-2, 5 KO’s) in a 10 round scheduled bout. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo courtesy of Deontay Wilder twitter) By Scott Gilfoid: 6’7″ unbeaten American heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) will be facing the equally huge 6’7″ Kelvin Price (13-0, 6 KO’s) on December 15th on the undercard of the Amir Khan vs. Carlos Molina fight on Showtime Boxing at the Sports Arena, in Los Angeles, California. Price, 37, was supposed to have fought Wilder during the summer but unfortunately Price suffered a rib injury and couldn’t take the fight.
Price is a very good fighter with wins over the likes of Tor Hamer and Julius Long. He’s got fast hands, good power and excellent boxing skills to go along with his huge size. Price is definitely someone that should be ranked in the top 15 if he were a busier fighter. Unfortunately, he’s only fought 13 times in his five year pro career and that’s slowed his progression down. Read the rest of this entry »
Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (25-0, 25ko) is scheduled to fight Kelvin “Price is right” price, (13-0, 6ko) December 15th from Los Angeles as the main support on the showtime televised Khan-Molina card. Wilder and Price were scheduled to meet in August but price pulled out with an injured rib. Price, 6’8″, 240 lbs is the only boxer to beat Prizefighter champion Tor Hamer. Wilder took time out of his sparring schedule in the Wladimir Klitschko camp to issue this statement about working with the champ.
“Hey, everybody, Deontay Wilder here. I’m in Austria sparring with Wladimir. As you know in boxing, whatever happens in camp stays in camp but I can tell you that we are working very hard and I’ve done a lot of rounds with Wladimir. He is a champ in the ring and out of the ring. The sparring is fast paced and tough and I’m learning every day. Wladimir has a great team around him. Everyone is very professional and working toward one goal – victory! Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) turns a ripe 35-years-old today, and is heading for a nice payday fight against WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) in January on the 19th. Judah doesn’t have a lot left in the tank, which is probably why he’s being selected by Garcia’s promoters to fight him.
Judah has a recognizable name among casual fans, and is one of the few fighters at 140 that the part time fans have ever heard. For this reason you can expect Judah to keep getting fights like the Garcia one until he wears out his welcome by getting too many times. Right now, Judah has been able to keep that from happening by beating most of the average fighters at 140 he’s faced in the last three years. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Unbeaten former super featherweight champion Adrien Broner doesn’t see the point in Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO’s) and Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KO’s) fighting yet again after having fought three times already. Broner thinks that neither Marquez or Pacquiao want to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr, and instead fight each other.
Broner sees it as a money grab by both fighters and thinks they’re just trying to make as much money as possible before they retire. Pacquiao and Marquez will be fighting on December 8th on HBO pay per view on December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo By Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing) By Jim Dower: #3 WBA welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme (16-0, 12 KO’s) will be stepping up in class tonight in a scheduled 10 round bout against the hard hitting 28-year-old Argentinian Luis Carlos Abregu (33-1, 27 KO’s) at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, New York, USA.
This is a big test for the knockout artist Dulorme because Abregu is a considerable step up from the types of fighters that he’s been facing during his four year pro career. The best that Dulorme has fought thus far are guys like Charlie Jose Navarro, Aris Ambriz and DeMarcus Corley. Dulorme didn’t look all that great against Corley and was hit hard on a number of occasions in winning a lopsided 10 round decision. Read the rest of this entry »