By Giancarlo Malinconico: Floyd “Money” Mayweather has publicly stated that he is not interested, at least any time soon, in facing the man who beat him out for the Fighter-of-the-Decade Award, Manny Pacquiao, because he is “Not thinking about boxing.” But Mayweather has tweeted that he is grabbing a meal with legendary boxing promoter Don King. When someone thinks of the name Don King — what word comes to mind? — perhaps, boxing? Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (50-5-1, 37 KO’s) is coming off of a one-sided 12 round decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last year in September, in a fight where Marquez had to put on nine pounds on his lean 135 pound frame to fight Mayweather a 144 lb catch weight fight. Putting on the weight slowed Marquez down dramatically, causing him to be slower and much more hittable against the blazing fast Mayweather. Marquez has now taken off the fight and will be fighting former lightweight champion Juan Diaz (35-3, 17 KO’s) at 135 lbs this Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: Former World Boxing Council super middleweight champion Carl Froch (26-1, 20 KO’s) has finally tasted defeat in losing to Mikkel Kessler in his last fight in the Super Six tournament on April 24th, in Herning, Denmark. With one win and one loss on his record in the Super Six tournament, Froch must win his next fight against the huge puncher Arthur Abraham (31-1, 25 KO’s) on October 2nd if he wants to make it into the semi finals of the Super Six tourney. Froch and Abraham will be fighting at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille, Principauté de Monaco, in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean McDaniel: Unbeaten Tyson Fury (11-0, 9 KO’s) is ready to step in and take on the winner of the September 18th fight between BBBofC British heavyweight champion Derek Chisora vs. Sam Sexton should one of the fighters become injured while training and has to pull out of the fight. Fury, 6’7”, is coming off of an impressive 9th round stoppage win over John McDermott on June 25th, and is waiting to take on the winner of the Sexton vs. Chisora fight. Fury has no fear of facing either one of these two fighters and seems to be eager to take on the winner as soon as possible. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight David Haye (24-1, 22 KO’s) missed a perfect opportunity to try and pick off one of the Klitschko brothers for his next fight, and make good the promise of beating both the Klitschkos and unifying the heavyweight titles before he retires at age 31 next year. Haye, 29, will now have to find another opponent for his next fight by the end of the year, and it’s not likely that Haye will be able to find anyone nearly as interesting as one of the Klitschko brothers. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: Former IBF/WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Diaz (35-3, 17 KO’s) may not be ready to officially call it quits if he loses to WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (50-5-1, 37 KO’s) on Saturday night on Golden Boy Promotions mega card in Las Vegas, but it will be hard to see Diaz coming back from this. Regardless of how young the 26-year-old Diaz is there’s no getting around the fact that he has lost three out of his last five bouts and probably should have lost four of his last five bouts. Read the rest of this entry »
By Peter Wells: Tomorrow night (Saturday 31st July) there will be one of boxing’s PPV worthy shows, with not only a great main event but a cracking undercard to go with it. The Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas super show we see two world title fights and also two make or break fights. One of them is between veteran Cuban Joel Casamayor and a man with a lot to prove, Robert Guerrero. After 42 professional fights and nearly 14 years in the sport, the 39 year old has a lot to be proud of, and a win hear would cap it off. The main concern is if he does win, Casamayor, like so many others will think he is the new Bernard Hopkins and get a blunt defeat against a top class opponent to put a nasty bump in his record. I only want Casamayor to win if he retires after that, I don’t want to see another great fighter go out on his back. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao will be satisfying his need to pick up and 8th world title when he easily destroys fellow Top Rank fighter Antonio Margarito on November 13th for the vacant World Boxing Council junior middleweight title.
After that fight, which boxing fans want to see, Pacquiao will either be facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Miguel Cotto in a rematch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Earlier today, World Boxing Association light welterweight champion Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KO’s) went at it against WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (26-0, 11 KO’s) on their Twitter pages, talking trash to each other.
From reading what Khan and Bradley had to say to each other, it’s pretty clear that they genuinely dislike each other intensely. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Heavyweight contender Kevin Johnson (22-1-1, 9 KO’s) partly explains the reason for his lopsided 12 round unanimous decision loss to World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko last December, saying that he was injured in the 2nd round of the fight and that affected him for the remainder of the bout. Johnson, now looking for his next opponent, would like to fight WBA heavyweight champion David Haye next. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Instead of fighting a needless rematch against Miguel Cotto in 2011, Manny Pacquiao needs to go after the winner of the lightweight clash between Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz, a fight which will be taking place this Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Most boxing fans feel that Marquez should easily win the fight against Diaz, and that will put Marquez in a good position for a third fight with Pacquiao, if the Filipino fighter will agree to take it. He probably won’t, though. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: Former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Samuel Peter (34-3, 27 KO’s) signed a contract on Thursday to step in and fight IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 48 KO’s) on September 11th, according to Fight News. Peter, 29, has won his last four bouts against B level fighters to earn the number #2 ranking by the IBF. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-5-1, 45 KO’s), speaking to the BBC, said that he’s received a contract from WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KO’s) for a bout that is expected to be taking place on October 16th in Hamburg, Germany. Klitschko, 38, has yet to confirm that the fight is taking place.
However, Klitschko has reportedly been having problems trying to line up a fight against his number #1 choice opponent former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev. If that fight isn’t going to be taking place, then it sounds reasonable that the 38-year-old Klitschko might opt to fight the 38-year-old Briggs in Germany. However, this is a fight that will likely only interest diehard fans of Klitschko and his German boxing fans, because Briggs hasn’t been very active in the past three years and doesn’t have a large fan base in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean McDaniel: World Boxing Association super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler is a huge betting favorite to beat Allan Green on September 25th in their Super Six tournament bout. The odds are, according to Bwin, 1,11 for Kessler to beat Green. This is kind of surprising because before Green entered the Super Six tournament he was one of the best fighters in the super middleweight division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Peter Wells: In last months Boxing Monthly magazine there was an interview with Amir Khan. He was asked to analysis the top contenders along with Freddie Roach and Ricky Hatton who gave a shorter but better summary of the fighters. First he was asked about Marquez and said that “Marquez would be a perfect fight for me soon- maybe next.” He also once again brought up that he reckons he doesn’t get enough credit in the UK. Freddie and Ricky both back a victory for Khan. Read the rest of this entry »