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title Ariza kicks Roach in gym scuffle in Macao

By Chris Williams: A little scuffle broke out in Macao, China today between Brandon Rios’ strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza and Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach. The fight broke out after Roach arrived at the gym on Wednesday expecting to get Pacquiao ready for his workout. However, Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia and Ariza were both there finishing up the workout with Rios. Read the rest of this entry »

title Martin Murray vs. Sergey Khomitsky this Saturday on Froch-Groves card

murray92By Scott Gilfoid: Middleweight contender Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KO’s) will be taking on a soft opponent in 39-year-old journeyman Sergey Khomitsky (28-9-2, 11 KO’s) this Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round bout on the undercard of the Carl Froch vs. George Groves card at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom.

The sad thing about the Murray-Khomitsky is that Murray already beat Khomitsky four years ago in beating him by an 8 round points decision. My question is why is Murray fighting Khomitsky when he already beat him soundly? Read the rest of this entry »

title Roger Mayweather: Rios may whip Pacquiao’s a**!

pac93623By Chris Williams: Roger Mayweather, the uncle and trainer for Floyd Mayweather Jr., is impressed with the opponent that Manny Pacquiao will be facing this Saturday night in Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) in Macao, China. Roger thinks this could be a very tough fight for Pacquiao and sees this as a good test for him to see where he’s at. However, Roger also thinks that Pacquiao’s inactivity in the last 11 months could make him vulnerable to an upset in this fight.

“They gave a good fight for him then,” Roger said to Hustleboss. Read the rest of this entry »

title Groves doubts Froch will recover mentally from loss to him

froch332By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) believes that IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) will be able to recover physically after a loss to him this Saturday night in Manchester, UK, but Groves has serious doubts whether Froch will ever recover mentally and emotionally from the loss. He feels that will be the biggest problem for the 36-year-old Froch moving forward with his career after Saturday night.

Groves sees it being difficult for Froch to come to terms with being beaten by a younger fighter from the UK rather than from somewhere else in the world. In other words, Froch will no longer be the big fish in a small pond like he is now. He’ll be second best in the UK after Saturday night and Groves sees that as being mentally a tough pill for the legacy conscious Froch to swallow. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum hoping Pacquiao will be as popular as he was for De La Hoya

arum44By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is hoping to bring Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) back to his glory days of the past when he fought Oscar De La Hoya and suddenly became a star in the United States after that fight. Arum is hoping he can bring the 34-year-old Pacquiao back to that level of popularity somehow.

It’s not going to be easy for Arum to accomplish this because Pacquiao has lost his last two fights and not looked good in the ring for the last three years. But the first step in Arum’s goal of restoring Pacquiao to his past glory will take place this Saturday night in Macao, China when he faces one of Arum’s stable fighters Brandon Rios. Rios is an easy to hit light welterweight with good power, a great chin, not much hand speed, and a tendency to take a lot of head shots in his fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title The problem: Too many organizations and titles!

By Sotoman: All fight fans understand that “Money Talks” in today’s boxing world.  Undoubtedly, All boxers are in search of a pay day, but they “ALL” enjoy what they do. Having said that, boxers should fight the best and only the best in each of their respective divisions. Read the rest of this entry »

title Fury: Deontay Wilder fight is the only one worth making

deontay73872By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) mainly wants to face unbeaten Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30 KO’s) next rather than another heavyweight contender. Fury said on his social media site that he doesn’t see anyone else worth fighting other than the 6’7” Deontay.

I guess that leaves fellow British heavyweight Dereck Chisora out of luck, because Fury apparently doesn’t want to go backwards with his career to fight him after having easily beaten him badly 2 years ago.

Fury said this on his twitter “Team Fury will do anything in air power to make this fight, because its the only fight out there for me worth fighting. Read the rest of this entry »

title Groves: I’m a risky style match-up for Froch

groves888By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) figures to be a terrible match-up for the slower, easier to hit IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, and Groves feels that Froch is going to have a devil of a time trying to deal with all the different looks that he gives him in this fight.

Groves sees Froch as a fighter with a lot of mileage on him from his grueling fights over the years, and he thinks this is going to hurt him in this fight.

Groves says “This is a risky, horrible style match-up for him, and he realizes there’s every chance he gets taken to school and stopped for the first time in his career.” Read the rest of this entry »

title Fans are desperate to see Mayweather Jr. lose

floyd9023By Robert Elmore: The desperation to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. lose has gone into over drive. And from the looks of things, it’s not going to stop until he either loses or retires. It has gotten to the point where a fight with light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins has been talked about with the fight taking place at 160 pounds (middleweight). Whether it was a ploy or to get people talking, it worked. And somehow it equated to Floyd “is scared to fight Hopkins”.

Haters seem to forget that Floyd has not been heavier than 152 pounds since gracing the welterweight division. Even against Saul Alvarez his unofficial weight was 150 pounds. But what fascinates me even more are the free passes other fighters get. And there seems to be a “legitimate” reason for the free pass. Gennady Golovkin or Triple G is the Flavor of the month to beat Floyd. Read the rest of this entry »

title Rios must force Pacquiao into war early, says Malignaggi

rios543343By Dan Ambrose: The conventional wisdom about this Saturday’s fight is that unless the 27-year-old Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) can get the respect of Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) early and often, he’s going to fall behind on points, take a beating and then get stopped in their Macao, China based fight.

Paulie Malignaggi also seems to believe that Rios’ best chance of beating Manny is to go after Pacquiao early and force him to fight in a furious toe-to-toe battle that will give Rios his best and possibly his only chance of winning. It’s kind of the only way Rios knows how to fight, but it’s also a risky strategy even for him because Pacquiao is usually very good early in his fights. Read the rest of this entry »

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