By James Le Blanc: Golden Boy has announced they will be holding a 4 man tournament at 140 pounds consisting of Zab Judah vs. Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson vs. Lucas Matthysse. The winners will fight each other and then the ultimate winner of the tournament will more than likely face Amir Khan. Amir Khan is in the process of returning to 140lb supremacy after losing a controversial decision to Peterson and then a 4th round knockout loss to Danny Garcia. People have different takes on the Super Six tournament. One thing we know about the tournament is that it left out title holder Lucian Bute for some reason.
Bute is arguably not one of the best Super middleweights as Carl Froch made easy work of him post tournament. And then there were a number of fighters that backed out of fights and needed last minute replacements to ensure the tournament went on. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: It goes without saying that light welterweight contender Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KO’s) fought a stupid fight last time he took on unbeaten Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) last October, and it cost Alvarado the fight, as he was stopped in the 7th round. Alvarado and Rios will be fighting a rematch on March 30th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Alvarado failed to follow the blueprint that Richard Abril had set in how to beat Rios from April of last year. Abril didn’t get the win, but he clearly badly beat Rios and made him look silly in the process. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is still hoping to make a deal for a fifth fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao in September of this year despite Marquez saying repeatedly that he’s cool to the idea of fighting Pacquiao yet again.
Due to the huge money on the line for a fifth fight between Pacquiao and Marquez, and due to Pacquiao needing to avenge his knockout loss to Marquez in order to show that Pacquiao isn’t washed up, Arum is pushing like hard for the Pacquiao-Marquez 5th fight. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Paul Hernandez) By Dan Ambrose: The light hitting WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) is suddenly convinced that’s he’s become a slugger after closing the eyes of his last opponent Andre Berto last November in a foul-plagued performance by Guerrero in beating Berto by a 12 round unanimous decision.
You can make a pretty strong argument that Guerrero should have lost at least three points in that fight, and the outcome should have been a draw instead of a win for him due to his constant fouling.
Guerrero now believes he’s going to pound Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) in the same manner when they meet on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) is claiming that WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi is behind his arrest in Miami, Florida on Monday for a case of battery. Broner believes that Malignaggi is so scared to fight him on June 22nd that he contacted the police and then they came down and arrested him over nothing.
Broner said to RingTV “I’m going to beat the s*** out of Paulie. He’s so scared to fight me that he sent some police to arrest me for nothing…he sent somebody to arrest me and put some fake charges on me…the fight is going to happen.”
Malignaggi laughed at Broner’s claims, and says the reason why Broner was arrested was because he got into a “street altercation” over the rental Rolls Royce Broner was driving around Miami on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: 6’6 ½” heavyweight contender Robert Helenius (18-0, 11 KO’s) will be trying to make a case for himself that he deserves to get a crack at IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko when Helenius faces journeyman Michael Sprott (37-19, 17 KO’s) this Saturday night at the GETEC Arena, in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer reportedly isn’t pleased with the news that Curtis Jackson aka “50 Cent”, is interested in signing WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) to his SMS Promotions stable.
There had been previous talk about the 23-year-old Broner’s contract with Golden Boy expiring next month in April, but Scaefer is saying that’s not that case. He says Broner is still under a long-term contract with Golden Boy and Al Haymon, his adviser. Read the rest of this entry »
By Babatis Banda: He once said ‘all roads lead to Mayweather Jnr’. On several other occasions, he has also baldly stated that he is the face of boxing. What I find intriguing is the fact that a horde of boxers are baying his name.
Other than the fighters themselves, there is a ‘movement’ of a frustrated group of so called boxing fans, who are no more than just ‘armchair’ critics or what I would call ‘keyboard warriors’ that are dedicated to smear Mayweather junior with any kind of accusation no matter how absurd. This group has gone to extends of determining who Mayweather Jnr should fight and who he should not, and in doing so they seem to have found satisfaction and a temporary escape from their misery. Read the rest of this entry »
By John Hill – David Haye is set to make his long awaited return to the ring on 6th July. The Englishman has not fought since his 5th round stoppage of fellow Brit Dereck Chisora in July, a fight that was sanctioned by the Luxumbourg Boxing Board after both men lost their license in the wake of a press conference brawl. Haye had indicated previously that he would only return for a fight against Vitali Klitschko but with the big Ukrainian still undecided on his future, Haye has opted for the traditional route to the World Title through becoming mandatory challenger.
Although inactive for nearly a year, Haye is still ranked No1 by the WBA and in the top 4 or 5 with the other organizations. His as yet unnamed opponent will be high ranked and will provide a significant stepping stone towards his ultimate goal of becoming Heavyweight Champion for a second time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) says he and WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) can still be friends after he whips him on June 22nd on Showtime at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Broner told Dan Rafael “I’ll kick his a** and then we can be friends.”
As for Broner no longer fighting on HBO, Broner said “I’m still Mr. HBO and I always will be.”
Broner’s promoters at Golden Boy have been 86ed by HBO, and will no longer be able to have their fighters televised on the network. It seems kind of a complicated issue that goes a lot deeper than simply HBO losing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to Showtime. Read the rest of this entry »