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title Mayweather vs. Khan is about to be announced and you’ll pay for it!

khan534By Mohamed Horomtallah: Some so-called hardcore fans have raised doubts with respect to this fight, claiming that Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) does not deserve the shot and that it would be an easy win for Floyd Mayweathe Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s), thus not worth paying for.

Those same people go on to argue that Marcos Maidana would be a more appealing option due to Marcos “El Chino” Maidana last fight against Adrien Broner. This writer respects everybody’s opinion, however, those arguments carry no weight. Here’s why: Read the rest of this entry »



title Arum interested in having Pacquiao fight in Russia or Macao in September

arum3432By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum hasn’t given up on the idea of having his No. 1 money fighter Manny Pacquiao fight outside of the United States in the future. In fact, Arum reportedly is interested in staging Pacquiao’s September fight in possibly Russia, Macao or Macao, China. Arum already tried having Pacquiao fight in Macao last November, and the pay-per-view results were disastrous in Pacquiao beating Brandon Rios. But the the less than staggering PPV numbers, 475,000, could be the result of Pacquiao fighting Rios rather than the fight not doing well due to the venue.

Arum told the Manila Bulletin that there are a lot of “rich people” in Russia who would be interested in having Pacquiao fight over there. It would likely need to involve Pacquiao fighting a Russian fighter like Ruslan Provodnikov in order for that to happen, and it’s unknown whether the U.S. fans would go for the idea of paying to see Pacquiao fight a former ESPN2 fighter like Provodnikov. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo wants rematch with Mayweather Jr; says outcome will be different next time

canelo8988By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) says he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. again, and he thinks it’ll be a much different outcome than it was last September when he was beaten by a 12 round majority decision. Canelo thinks he’s learned from that fight, and will look to fix the mistakes he made if and when Floyd Jr. gives him a second chance. The judges scored the fight 116-112, 117-111 for Floyd, and 114-114 even. The judge that scored it a draw was C.J. Ross.

“I hope to fight him [Mayweather] once again in the future, and I promise you it’ll be much different,” Canelo said via Fighthub. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jones Jr. wants Pascal to fight Froch next

froch332By Scott Gilfoid: Roy Jones Jr. believes that light heavyweight contender Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KO’s) should look to fight IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) next, because he sees a rematch between them as a good fight due how competitive their previous bout was back in December 2008. Froch won that fight by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 116-112, 117-111, 118-110, but the fight was staged in Nottingham, UK.

It was a heck of a lot closer than those scores, and I almost had it a draw due to how each fighter dominated one half of the fight. Pascal got the better of Froch in the first 6 rounds, and Froch took over in the second part controlled the action against a tired Pascal. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hunter wants Groves, Froch, DeGale or Kessler for Andre Ward

By Scott Gilfoid: Virgil Hunter, the trainer for WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s), is hoping that one of the following fighters will agree to fight Ward in 2014: Carl Froch, George Groves, James DeGale, and Mikkel Kessler. Hunter has a ton of respect for Groves, and he was really impressed with the job that he did on Froch last November. However, Hunter doesn’t see any of these warriors calling out Ward for a fight for some reason, so Ward will likely have to go in another direction for his next fight in May. Read the rest of this entry »



title Robert Garcia: Gamboa will never get a shot at Mikey or Rios

gamboa545By Chris Williams: Trainer Robert Garcia has ruled out Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) getting a shot at WBO super featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and Brandon Rios. Robert says he doesn’t want to let Gamboa fight Mikey or Rios because of Gamboa walking away from a fight with Rios two years ago, leaving him in the situation where he had to fight the tough Cuban Richard Abril.

Gamboa walked away form the fight because he felt that he didn’t get the money that he felt he should have been getting. Robert doesn’t care about why Gamboa walked away from the fight. All Robert cares about is that he left Rios standing there without the fight. I don’t buy what Robert is saying as the real reason why he doesn’t want to let Gamboa fight Mikey and Rios. I get the feeling Robert is afraid that Gamboa will beat both of them, and clean out Robert’s Oxnard, California stable in the process. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hunter slams Canelo for his excuses in loss to Mayweather

By Dan Ambrose: Virgil Hunter, the trainer for junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s), wasn’t having any of the excuses that the red-haired Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) made for getting schooled by Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September in Las Vegas, Nevada. Canelo blamed his defeat afterwards on Mayweather running from him for 12 rounds, and not standing in the pocket so that he could land his shots and use his superior weight advantage. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin vs. Adama won’t be televised on HBO

golovkin45By Eric Thomas: The February 1st match-up between WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO’s) and his 32-year-old challenger Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KO’s) won’t be picked up by HBO and televised to the U.S. audiences like Golovkin’s last couple of fights against Curtis Stevens and Matthew Macklin. The Golovkin-Adama fight takes place at the Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

K2 Promotions’ idea of staging the Golovkin-Adama fight all the way over in Monte Carlo rather than placing it in the United States probably hurt any chances of the fight being televised. HBO would have had to send a huge crew all the way to Monaco for a fight that likely wouldn’t attract huge ratings. To be sure, Golovkin is a popular fighter, but Adama is not and he’s not a relevant fighter either. K2 picked a fringe contender ranked #12 by the WBA for Golovkin to fight instead of picking out a well known opponent in the top 5. Read the rest of this entry »



title Damaged Goods and Forgotten Men?

price1234By Olly Campbell: Following my piece yesterday on what British boxing has to offer the world in terms of its prospects and potential titlists in 2014, I thought it only fair to take a look at the flip side of the coin and focus on a few fighters who for one reason or another, appear to have fallen by the wayside slightly. I wanted to assess if its at all possible for these men to bounce back and somehow enter, or re-enter, the world title picture once again.

Many of the fighters I am to look at were once tipped as shining lights of the British fight game, and despite various set backs for all of them, I wanted to ask the questions; do they still have it? And, did they even have it in the first place? Read the rest of this entry »



title Smith: Carl Frampton would beat Rigondeaux

rigondeaux655By Scott Gilfoid: Super featherweight fighter Mitchell Smith had the opportunity to spar with #2 IBF, #2 WBC, Carl Frampton (17-0, 12 KO’s) recently and he came away from the experience incredibly impressed with Frampton’s talent and power.

Smith was so impressed with Frampton that he now believes that he has the talent to beat WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KO’s) if the two were to fight, which at this point doesn’t seem likely to happen anytime soon due to Frampton’s management not showing a great deal of interest in putting the 26-year-old in with the Cuban fighter. Read the rest of this entry »



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