By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) says he’s done with fighting Manny Pacquiao and he won’t going down that road again after knocking him out in the 6th round last December. Marquez feels satisfied with his knockout victory, and he feels like he has nothing more to prove after his impressive exclamation point on his four-fight series with Pacquiao.
Marquez said to ESPN “The chapter with Pacquiao is closed. I won. I feel great with the victory…everybody knows what happened in 2011. The belt should be mine.”
It’s hard to disagree with Marquez. He definitely closed the door on Pacquiao with that great win last December. How do you fight a guy again when you’ve knocked him out like that? That’s final when you KO someone like that. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) may not be the champion for his fight against WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) this Saturday night, but he’s getting paid like he’s the champion. Broner will be getting $375,000 more than Malignaggi in this fight with a purse of $1.5 million compared to Malignaggi’s $1.125 million, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.
On the undercard, heavyweight Seth Mitchell will be getting $100,000 while his opponent Johnathan Banks will be getting $180,000.
In the super middleweight match-up between Sakio Bika and Marco Antonio Periban, Bika will get $125,000 compared to Periban’s $50,000. Bika and Periban will be fighting for the vacant WBC super middleweight title that was stripped from Andre Ward. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Bernd Boente, the manager for IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s), is reporting that they’ve agreed to contract terms with WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) for a fight on October 5th at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia, according to boxingnews.com.ua.
The only thing that they’re waiting for now is the approval from the World Boxing Association. However, if the WBA stalls in making a decision or if they say no to the fight, then Wladimir will go ahead and fight someone else in September. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated super bantamweight contender Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO’s) is facing fringe contender Fabian Oscar Orozco (20-2-2, 7 KO’s) in a backwards match-up on July 20th at the Wembley Arena, Wembley, in London, United Kingdom.
It’s a fight that really doesn’t make a lot of sense given that Frampton just finished facing and beating Kiko Martinez by a 9th round TKO last February, and now Frampton is facing Orozco, a fighter who was beaten by journeyman Miguel Leonardo Caceres (26-44-7, 7 KO’s). Read the rest of this entry »
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (June 20, 2013) – The best-kept secret in professional boxing today is arguably undefeated Cuban-born Alexei “Hurricane” Collado, who has won 15 of his 16 fights by knockout, and now ranked among the top 15 super bantamweights in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean McDaniel: IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) says he’ll be defending his title against mandatory challenger Sergey Kovalev (21-0-1, 19 KO’s) next in the 48-year-old Hopkins’ first defense of his title.
Earlier this week, the International Boxing Federation ordered Hopkins to face the 30-year-old Kovalev next rather than taking an optional title defense.
Hopkins was supposed to be facing mandatory challenger Karo Murat, but he had visa problems and couldn’t travel to the U.S to take the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Allan Fox: Unbeaten Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) was asked about what his thoughts were about a fight against interim WBC light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) and Broner claimed it would be an easy fight for him if the fight gets made.
Broner said to thaboxingvoice, “That’s easy money. I’m not worried about no Lucas Matthysse; easy money. He would be tough, but I’d make it look easy.”
It would be an interesting if Golden Boy Promotions were to make that fight, but just by looking at the kinds of guys that Broner’s been facing with them, it doesn’t seem probable that they’d let him fight against Matthysse. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Eric Thomas: WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) expects to take his opponent Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) into the deep rounds this Saturday night and stop him in front of what could be a large crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
At the final press conference today, Malignaggi said “This guy’s nothing. On Saturday night, I’m going to show you how nothing he is. I’m going to be taking him into the later rounds. I’m going to beat his a**!” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Adrien Broner, who some refer to as “Little Floyd,” is picking unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) to dominate WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s0 with his experience and his talent on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Broner, 23, thinks the 22-year-old Canelo is too inexperienced to win this fight and he sees that as being a big factor in him losing to the unbeaten Floyd Jr.
Broner said to thaboxingvoice “Floyd’s going to crush that guy. Alvarez just learned how to fight. [Canelo is] very green, very green. At the end of the day he’ll [Mayweather] will be victorious.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Hayesa: All the talk this weekend is directed towards Adrien Broner v Paulie Malignaggi, but whilst everyone’s focus remains on this showdown, Boxing fans will be keeping a close eye on the heavyweight rematch between Johnathon Banks 29-1 and Seth Mitchell 25-1 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Going into the last fight many fight fans had Mitchell their favorite to pick up the win, but this was soon blown out the water after Banks showed an incredible performance to stop Mitchell in two rounds.
Mitchell, like many other young Heavyweights, shows much promise and is doing everything he can to provide America with the long awaited champion they have been searching for. Read the rest of this entry »