By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t like the idea of his fighter middleweight contender Darren Barker (24-1, 15 KO’s) facing WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KO’s) for his title unless there’s absolutely no other options available for the 30-year-old Barker to fight for a world title in 2013.
Presently, Hearn believes there’s a chance for Barker to fight either IBF champion Daniel Geale or WBO champ Peter Quillin for their titles, so it won’t be necessary for Barker to fight Golovkin.
Hearn told thaboxingvoice.com “There’s no value in a fight against Golovkin. It’s not a huge fight…If that’s the only world championship fight presenting itself then we’ll take it.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Ben Walton: This week, answering ten quick fire questions for me will be Britain’s hottest young prospect Frank Buglioni.
Unbeaten in 7 fights at Super middleweight with 5 KO’s to his name, he is next out on March 16th at Wembley arena on the Cleverly v Krasniqi undercard.
Firstly Frank, let me congratulate you on the great start to your career so far, and also thank you for giving me your time today. Lets get started! Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Super middleweight Andre Dirrell (21-1, 14 KO’s) plans on returning to action next month in March against possibly #14 IBF Rowland Bryant (16-2, 11 KO’s) after Dirrell totally dominated a tough but limited Michael Gbenga (14-7, 14 KO’s) last night in a 10 round unanimous decision victory at the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: After having dominated Manny Pacquiao in their four previous fights there’s really no point in 39-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez to fight Pacquiao again. Marquez proved that he’s the better fighter in the series by knocking Pacquiao out cold last December, and that pretty much put the exclamation point on his superior talent.
At this point I think Marquez shouldn’t waste his time fighting the Filipino a fifth time because the outcomes of the fight will likely fall into one of two categories: Either Marquez will knock Pacquiao out cold again or he’ll end up getting jobbed for a fourth time.
Unless is okay with going into the fight figuring he may have to knock Pacquiao senseless to win, I think it’s a waste of time. We’ve already seen Marquez dominate Pacquiao enough, and it’s pointless for him to do it again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Last Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. attended the Golden Boy Promoted fight card at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada to see lightweight Mickey Bey Jr. and some other prospects fights. Mayweather was asked by Doug Fisher who he plans on fighting next on May 4th, and Mayweather said he’s still not sure who his opponent will be.
It’s hard to believe that because there’s talk that Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer is putting the finishing touches on finalizing his opponent for that fight card. One name that Mayweather Jr. did mention is Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, and he dropped a pretty big hint that he could be facing him on May 4th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gibran Samad: WBA middleweight champion Gennaady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KO’s) first burst on the scene in America last year and made his HBO debut against Grzegorz Proska. He stalked and unleashed massive blows to Proska, knocking him down 5 times before finally defeating him by TKO in the 5th round.
Right after his win, people said things like “There’s a monster in the Middleweight Division! or “Sergio Maretinez better watch out!”. Last month GGG won by TKO against a game Gabriel Rosado and again the talks of Martinez came into play. But is Golovkin really ready for Martinez? GGG has never fought anyone as fast and slick as Martinez before. One thing GGG can do for sure is cut the ring off on Martinez and stalk his way through. But remember someone else that did the same thing against Martinez? Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: #7 WBO, Max Bursak (26-1-1, 12 KO’s) totally dominated a badly over-matched Julien Marie Sainte (34-3, 24 KO’s) in stopping him in the 3rd round on Saturday night to capture the vacant EBU middleweight title at the Salle Pierre Scohy, Aulnay-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.
The 28-year-old Bursak caught Sainte on the ropes in the 3rd and unloaded on him with a barrage of punches ending with a big left that put Sainte down on the canvas. The referee Massimo Barrovecchio had seen enough of this one-sided fight and he chose to stop the fight right there rather letting a bleeding Sainte continue to take one-sided punishment from the stronger, faster and much more aggressive Bursak. Read the rest of this entry »
(Picture: Photo Wende) By Scott Gilfoid: Well, WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (25-0, 12 KO’s) doesn’t have to worry about not having an opponent after his March 16th title defense against #1 WBO Robin Krasniqi (39-2, 15 KO’s) at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.
Former WBO light heavyweight champion Jurgen Braehmer (39-2, 30 KO’s) defeated Eduard Gutknecht by a 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday night in a World Boxing Organization 175 pound eliminator bout to put himself in position to get the Cleverly fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Undefeated welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez (15-0, 11 KO’s) stayed unbeaten with a dominating 10 round unanimous decision on Saturday night over Lanard Lane (13-3, 8 KO’s) at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The final judges’ scores were 98-92, 100-90 and 100-90. Gomez was able to hit Lane at will with shots, but wasn’t able to blow him out the way that Gomez has been destroying most of his over-matched opposition. He looked good, and he needs to keep facing better opposition in the future. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: If you’re wondering why WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (29-0, 12 KO’s) is taking a soft first defense of his WBO welterweight title against light welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KO’s) on March 16th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, it’s because Bradley’s promoter Bob Arum at Top Rank plans on matching Bradley against the winner of the September bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao, according to Dan Rafael.
I can’t say I’m surprised about this news because I figured Bradley would get another shot at Pacquiao if for no other reason that he’s one of the few fighters Arum has in his Top Rank stable at welterweight. Arum doesn’t have much t 147, and since he likes to keep his fights in house, I just knew Bradley would get another shot against Pacquiao really soon. Read the rest of this entry »