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title Former Premier League footballer, Leon McKenzie, talks about his continuing pro boxing education

By Ian Aldous: This Saturday night, Leon McKenzie (2-0-1) continues his journey inside the ropes as he takes on Nikola Varbanov (2-2) at the iconic York Hall in London. The thirty-five year old is attempting to reach the top of the domestic game in his second professional sport after playing in what many people claim to be ‘the best league in the world’ – The Premier League. Last weekend Leon took some time to talk with me over the phone as he was heading for another session at the gym. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo: I think I’m stronger than Angulo

canelo632By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) has been hearing nonstop for the past couple of weeks how the bigger Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) is stronger than him and the harder puncher, but Canelo isn’t ready to agree to that. Canelo believes that it’s he and not Angulo that is the harder puncher of the two, and he intends on proving that on Saturday night when they meet each other at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Everyone says Angulo is the stronger guy, but I think I’m the strongest. Angulo presents a difficult challenge because he’s a fighter who can punch and take a great punch. I know I have to prepare and establish my game plan early. But you know how it can be with game plans. Sometimes, once a fight starts, you have to do what you have to do to win and that’s what I am going to do on Saturday.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Carlos Molina arrested, fight with Charlo still on for Saturday

molina3By Dan Ambrose: IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KO’s) has been arrested in Las Vegas Nevada on an old warrant. However, the 30-year-old Molina is expected to be released today, and will still be available to make his first defense of his IBF title this Saturday night against the unbeaten Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KO’s) on the undercard of the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo pay-per-view card on Showtime at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Molina isn’t a big name, so even if he isn’t able to fight this Saturday night on the Canelo-Angulo fight card, the card will likely do fine without him. The undercard already has a number of decent fights such as the the super bantamweight match-up between WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz and Cristian Mijares, the lightweight showdown between Jorge Linares and Nihito Arakawa and the other lightweight clash on the card between Canelo’s brother Ricardo Alvarez vs. Sergio Thompson. Read the rest of this entry »



title DeGale still waiting in line for title shot; Chavez Jr. installed as No.1 WBC challenger

degale437By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBC James DeGale 18-1, 12 KO’s) is going to need to wait for his title shot against WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika a little bit longer, as the World Boxing Council has installed Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-1-1, 32 KO’s) as the #1 WBC challenger to Bika. DeGale was passed over by the WBC for some reason. There had been talk that DeGale would fight Badou Jack in a WBC super middleweight eliminator bout, but that idea went out the window with Jack’s 1st round knockout loss to Derek Edwards last month on February 28th.

Some of DeGale’s fans then thought that he’d automatically be installed as the mandatory challenger for Bika by the WBC, but apparently the WBC had other ideas. Read the rest of this entry »



title Collazo wants Khan next

collazo435757By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s) is very interested in facing Amir Khan next, and don’t be surprised if this is the fight that actually takes place rather than Khan vs. Adrien Broner. Collazo signed recently with the high-powered adviser Al Haymon, and with that signing he’s in the position to face Khan and other Golden Boy Promotions fighters.

The hilarious part about this is that Collazo figures that the winner of his fight against Khan should get to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. next, if he gets past WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on May 3rd. Let me be the first to say this: I think that’s a terrible idea. I don’t see either Khan or Collazo deserving of a fight against Mayweather off of a fight like this. Read the rest of this entry »



title Frankie Gavin vs. Sacky Shikukutu on March 29th

By Stephen Moffitt: On Saturday the 29th of March, British and commonwealth champion Frankie Gavin (18-0, 12 KO’s) takes on Namibian Sacky Shikukutu (18-2-1, 12K.O’s) at the Metro radio arena in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. When I heard the name to face the the former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin, I have to admit I was pretty disappointed. Yes, Frankie and his promoters are saying the African is tough and rugged and will be a handful for Frankie but when you look at the guys record its clear to see that this will be a total mismatch. Read the rest of this entry »



title Floyd Mayweather Jr: The money maker

mayweather2323By Yannis Mihanos: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) is the gold machine,the cash cow, the money maker. Nobody can deny that. He is the most successful fighter in the money business of boxing .The numbers don’t lie. After signing with Showtime/CBS his  popularity has continued going from strength to strength and his earnings too. Throughout his career has fought and beaten many title holders in various categories and his record remains spotless at 45-0.

Even if he’s been accused for cherry picking opponents, the fact remains that Floyd Mayweather is the number 1 most profitable fighter in boxing, hands down. Read the rest of this entry »



title The Break Down – Canelo vs. Angulo

By Rocky Esposito: Before every major fight, I have a routine where I’ll re-watch each of the fighters last few bouts the weeks leading up to Fight Night. (Thank God for DVR). I also give Showtime a ton of credit. In a world were each major cable movie network has easily over 10 channels to choose from, Showtime does a great job by re-airing all of their fights (present ones and past classics) on basically a nightly basis via Showtime Extreme. And with All Access, we Boxing Fans are truly spoiled as we get a real chance to get inside each fighter’s Training Camp. Read the rest of this entry »



title Stop kidding yourself; Canelo is going to win

001_Canelo_with_fans(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Hector Gonzalez: Many fans are using the Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) vs. Erislandy Lara fight as an indicator of what’s going to happen this weekend between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) vs. Angulo. These fans are saying that Angulo looked good against Lara, almost stopped him and therefore Canelo is in big trouble. In my opinion these fans either just want to see Canelo lose and using selective reasoning to justify their claim, or they might not be educated enough about Angulo’s abilities. I’ll say it now, Canelo is going to beat Angulo, possibly even KO him.

It’s important for readers to erase what happened between Angulo vs Lara for a second and think about what happened between Angulo vs Jorge Silva, the 19 year old kid that was giving Angulo a run for his money just 6 months before Angulo faced off against Lara. Read the rest of this entry »



title Angulo: Lara is more talented than Canelo

003_Canelo(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) has had a lot of opportunities to sit and watch the previous fights of former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) while getting ready for their fight this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Angulo has concluded that Canelo doesn’t have the same kind of talent that WBA interim junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara possesses.

Angulo lost to Lara by a 10th round TKO last year in June after their fight was halted in the 10th round. Angulo gave Lara a lot of problems in knocking him down twice in the fight. If not for Angulo suffering an eye injury, he’d have very likely won the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



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