Burns wins a laugher against Cook

By Scott Gilfoid: I guess I should have smelled something was rotten to begin with when WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns (32-2, 9 KO’s) first signed the contract to fight the non-top 15 ranked Nicky Cook (30-3, 16 KO’s). It had mismatch written all over it even in the planning stages of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



Mitchell: I’ll give Murray a rematch after I’m World champion in a year

By Scott Gilfoid: Showing what a good one he is, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental lightweight champion Kevin Mitchell (32-1, 24 KO’s) promised to give the defeated John Murray (31-1, 18 KO’s) a rematch next year after Mitchell picks up a world title. Heck, Mitchell might as well have told Murray that he would fight him again after the Dodo bird comes back from extinction because it’s not happening. Read the rest of this entry »



Kevin Mitchell wants Katsidis rematch

By Scott Gilfoid: Fresh off his impressive 8th round knockout of domestic fighter John Murray (31-1, 18 KO’s) last night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, Kevin Mitchell (32-1, 24 KO’s) is now targeting Australian fringe lightweight contender Michael Katsidis for a rematch. It was only last year that Katsidis blew Mitchell out with a third round knockout in somewhat of an upset victory. Read the rest of this entry »



Sergio Martinez still determined to land a fight with Pacquiao

By Peter Wells: After Freddie Roach had slammed middleweight Sergio Martinez, saying that he doesn’t believe he has many boxing skills and boasted that his young sensation Peter Quillin would beat Martinez. Team Martinez have now shot back laughing off suggestions that Quillin is good enough to beat Martinez. They believe Roach should back his words by putting Manny Pacquiao up against Sergio. Read the rest of this entry »



Mitchell stops Murray; Burns defeats Cook

By Peter Wells: We all felt frustrated after Murray-Mitchell was delayed for a week, and was shoved onto an already packed bill. It didn’t seem we needed any more big fights on the show, but then we realized ‘everything happens for a reason’. And wasn’t it a good job Murray-Mitchell was moved back a week. Read the rest of this entry »



Marquez Masterful: But is it enough to prepare for Pacquiao?

By David Kassel: Juan Manuel Marquez did exactly what he intended on doing Saturday night versus Likar Ramos in his tune-up fight for Manny Pacquiao. Well, sort of. He got the victory which sets up a trilogy with arguably the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter this November. However Marquez got the victory via a 1st-round KO against the over-matched 25-year-old in Marquez’s native Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »



Purdy destroys Watson

Sports Centre, Oldham, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Lee Purdy TKO 5 Craig Watson
BBBofC British welterweight title
Denton Vassell PTS 6 Ronny McField



Carl Froch: A champion Britain can be proud of

By Dan Henderson: Life is looking good for WBC super-middleweight champion and super six finalist Carl Froch as the 29th of October is fast approaching and looking to be a career defining fight against American and tournament favorite Andre Ward. Read the rest of this entry »



Hucks stops Garay in 10th

By Jim Dower: In somewhat of a foul plagued performance by World Boxing Organization (WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (33-1, 24 KO’s), he stopped number #15 ranked contender Hugo Hernan Garay (34-6, 18 KO’s) in the 10th round on Saturday night at the Olympia-Eissportzentrum, in Munich, Bayern, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »



Oliveira KOs Soto

Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Michael Oliveira KO 6 Jose Soto



Ross Greenburg Sacked by HBO?

By John F. McKenna (McJack): It has been reported by the Boxing Examiner that long time HBO sports president Ross Greenburg has been sacked by the TV network cable company. Multiple news sources are now reporting the departure of Greenburg. Greenburg’s dismissal will be effective Monday, July 18. Read the rest of this entry »



Gavin defeats Woodhouse, looks horrible

By William Mackay: Unbeaten southpaw welterweight prospect Frankie Gavin (11-0, 8 KO’s) had to struggle to beat Curtis Woodhouse (15-3, 10 KO’s) by a 12 round split decision on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The final judges’ scores were 117-112, 116-112 for Gavin, and 115-114 for Woodhouse. I had Gavin barely nicking the decision, but by just an eyelash. Read the rest of this entry »



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