Kessler and Stieglitz purses for November 5th fight

Kessler Stieglitz Kessler vs. Stieglitz  robert stieglitz mikkel kessler By Allen Fox: Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KO’s) and WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 Ko’s) are going to be both well paid for their November 5th fight at the Parken, in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to Danish news site eb.dk, Kessler will receive approximately $1.4 million for the bout, while Stieglitz will be making around $3 million. Not bad money for a champion that a lot of boxing fans see as a paper champ. Read the rest of this entry »



Schaefer interested in rescheduling the Maidana-Guerrero fight

Maidana vs. Guerrero  robert guerrero marcos rene maidana By Eric Thomas: Robert Guerrero’s left shoulder injury could potentially be a long lasting injury. Guerrero was supposed to be fighting WBA light welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on August 27th in San Jose, California. However, Guerrero badly injured his left shoulder during a sparring session on Thursday, and there are worries that the injury may have occurred to the left rotator cuff. Read the rest of this entry »



McCloskey’s fans have an after-party planned for after the Prescott fight

Prescott McCloskey Prescott vs. McCloskey  paul mccloskey breidis prescott By Scott Gilfoid: I never thought I’d see Paul McCloskey’s (22-1, 12 KO’s) fans talking about an after party for his September 10th fight against Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19 KO’s). That’s got to be one of the worst ideas I could ever think of. Can you imagine what a McCloskey after party is going to be like after gets knocked cold by Prescott in the 2nd or 3rd round? Read the rest of this entry »



Chavez Jr. to try and fight Hearns on the inside

Chavez Hearns Chavez vs. Hearns  ronald hearns julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30 KO’s) has already given away his main strategy to beat the slender 6’3″ challenger Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20 KO’s) on September 17th at the Palenque, in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. The 25-year-old Chavez Jr. is going to try and fight the lanky Hearns on the inside rather than taking his chances against the much better right hand from Hearns on the outside. Read the rest of this entry »



Mayweather: I don’t care about how much money, I want Pacquiao drug tested

Mayweather Ortiz Mayweather vs. Ortiz  manny pacquiao floyd mayweather jr By Chris Williams: Before the great Floyd Mayweather Jr. (41-0, 25 KO’s) agrees to fight WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao next year or whenever, Mayweather wants Pacquiao to be drug tested for performance enhancing drugs. Mayweather doesn’t want to take any chances with Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »



Tyson Fury upset that 40-year-old Martin Rogan refused his offer to fight him on 9/17

 tyson fury martin rogan By William Mackay: Tyson Fury (15-0, 10 KO’s) isn’t pleased that 40-year-old former heavyweight Prizefighter tourney winner Martin Rogan (14-2, 7 KO’s) refused his “massive offer” to fight him on September 17th at the Kings Hall,in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Fury, 23, for some reason really wants to fight the much older Rogan instead of a younger live body that could actually have a chance to beat him. I’m really broken up about Rogan declining Fury’s offer. Fury needs to get with it and fight guys a couple classes up. Read the rest of this entry »



Juan Manuel Lopez to fight Mike Oliver in tune-up bout on October 1st

Lopez Oliver Lopez vs. Oliver  mike oliver juan manuel lopez By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (30-1, 27 KO’s) has decided to take an easy tune-up fight on October 1st against 2nd tier fighter Mike Oliver (25-2, 8 KO’s) before a hoped for rematch against World Boxing Organization featherweight champion Orlando Salido early next year if possible. Lopez, 28, was trounced by Salido in an 8th round TKO in April. Read the rest of this entry »



39-year-old Shannon Briggs to resume his boxing career

 shannon briggs By Eric Thomas: Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KO’s) is reportedly about to resume his boxing career after sitting idle since his lopsided 12 round unanimous decision to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko last October. Briggs, 39, tore his left bicep, and suffered a fractured left orbital bone and broken nose in that fight. The bicep required surgery to repair the problem. Read the rest of this entry »



Will Vitali carry Adamek until the later rounds of the fight?

Adamek Klitschko Adamek vs. Klitschko  vitali klitschko tomasz adamek By Dan Ambrose: It’s never nice to see huge mismatches like the September 10th fight between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s) against former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) at the Stadion Miejski, in Wroclaw, Poland. Read the rest of this entry »



Ortiz misses a day of training for Mayweather fight because of a bad back

Mayweather Ortiz Mayweather vs. Ortiz  victor ortiz floyd mayweather jr By Allen Fox: WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO’s) missed training on Thursday due to a bad back according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. The condition isn’t considered a serious one, but it is something to keep in mind if this continues to be a problem that plagues the 24-year-old Ortiz in the future. Ortiz received a day off along with massages to try and treat the problem. Read the rest of this entry »



Andrade vs. 40-year-old Brewer on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights

Andrade Brewer  demetrius andrade By Chris Williams: If you’re interesting in seeing a mildly interesting fight between a talented but badly flawed fighter Demetrius Andrade (13-0, 9 KO’s) and 40-year-old fringe junior middleweight contender Grady Brewer (28-12, 16 KO’s) then tune in on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights tomorrow on August 19th for this 10 round bout at the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana. Read the rest of this entry »



Matthew Hatton on a diet of kangaroo meat to get ready for Abramenka on Friday

Hatton Abramenka Hatton vs. Abramenka  matthew hatton By William Mackay: Matthew Hatton (41-5-2, 16 KO’s) is eating a steady diet of kangaroo meat in getting ready for his bout on Friday against little known Andrei Abramenka (15-0-2, 3 KO’s) for the vacant International Boxing Federation International welterweight title at the Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK. Poor kangaroos. I can’t imagine eating one. They remind me of dogs for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »



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