By Chris Williams: IBF/WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KO’s) will be fighting former WBC 122 pound champion Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KO’s) in a fight for the vacant WBC Diamond super bantamweight title on October 13th at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California. Donaire, 29, is looking to bag the WBC Diamond strap, while at the same time moving up from #3 to #1 in the Ring ratings by moving ahead of #2 Guillermo Rigondeaux. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten talent Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) is looking to win his second world title in different divisions when he takes on WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KO’s) on November 17th in a fight that is rumored to be taking place in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach is slowly revealing how unhappy he is with his fighter former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. with which he went about getting ready for his September 15th title defense against Sergio Martinez. Roach didn’t like how Chavez Jr. blew off training practices, elected to train at home, and he definitely didn’t like how Chavez Jr. failed to follow his instructions in losing his World Boxing Council title to Martinez by a 12 round decision.
Roach told espndeportes.com “He left me in the gym when he wanted, he trained at home or simply not at all. It’s also unacceptable that during the fight he didn’t follow instructions” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao was repeating some of the same words that Juan Manuel Marquez was saying today in their press conference in Los Angeles earlier today, saying “I have to knock him [Marquez] out,” as quoted by Yahoo Sports News.
It’s odd that Pacquiao should be the one saying this because he’s won two controversial decisions over Marquez in their last two fights, and a lot of boxing fans don’t feel that the judges would ever give Marquez a decision win over a big money icon like Pacquiao. As such, why Pacquiao need to knock Marquez out to win? Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: With the paint still not even dry from their fight last Saturday night, WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are already being mentally penciled in for a rematch at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas for early 2013, and Chavez Jr’s promoter Bob Arum sees it as a fight that will bring in huge money at the gate and on pay per view.
Arum said to examiner.com “They want to do an immediate rematch. This fight did unbelievable business. The next fight will be even bigger business.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KO’) said he was hoping to get the winner of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez fight, but now that we’ve seen the fight, it’s pretty clear that Martinez wants nothing to do with a time-wasting rematch against Macklin, who he already destroyed last March in an 11th round stoppage.
Chavez Jr. also likely won’t bother facing the little known Macklin. However, doesn’t mean that WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s). I personally think that’s a good fight for HBO, Macklin vs. Golovkin, and I’d bet you that HBO would be interested in that fight. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Alma Montiel) By Chris Williams: I have a bad feeling that Golden Boy Promotions are going continue to handle their fighter WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) with kid gloves by matching him against another soft touch in his upcoming December fight against an opponent still to be determined.
Alvarez, 22, just finished wiping out chubby welterweight Josesito Lopez in an easy 5th round TKO win last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thankfully the fight wasn’t pay per view, because that would have been said if boxing fans had to pay $50 to see that mismatch. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: Golden Boy Promotions tried offering HBO a fight between Amir Khan (26-3, 18 KO’s) and 36-year-old former two division world champion Joan Guzman (33-0-1, 20 KO’s) but HBO wasn’t interested in televising that fight, according to Dan Rafael.
Rafael said on his twitter page “I was told Golden Boy boxing offered HBO a December fight between Amir Khan and Humberto Soto and was turned down.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: This Saturday night Commonwealth and IBF Inter-Continental super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (14-0, 9 KO’s) will be putting his unbeaten record and domestic level straps on the line against former IBF super bantamweight champion Steve Molitor (34-2, 12 KO’s) at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
The 25-year-old Frampton has really stepped in this time in taking on the 32-year-old talented “The Canadian Kid” Molitor. Frampton is going to get schooled in a major way by Molitor, and there is no way shape or form that the little 5’5″ Frampton is going to win this fight. He’s moving up from domestic level to the very best at the world level in taking on Molitor and it’s going to end badly for Frampton. He’s going to look silly in front of his Irish fans. Molitor has beaten better fighter than Frampton, much better. Read the rest of this entry »
Dibella: Would Chavez Jr. have been around in the 12th if Martinez hadn’t broke his hand in the 4th?
By Dan Ambrose: Lou Dibella, the promoter for newly crowned WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO’s), doesn’t have any doubts that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) would have never even seen the 12th round had Martinez not broken his left power hand in the 4th round and been forced to use it without power in the last 8 rounds.
Dibella said on his twitter page “Would Jr. have been around in the 12th if Sergio didn’t break his left in the 4th? Power lefts and kid [Chavez Jr] would have been gone.” Read the rest of this entry »