By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) is flying blind going into his title defense this month against unbeaten #1 WBO Jose Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KO’s) on May 11th at the Emirates Arena, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Burns, 30, has seen very little of Gonzalez’s fights because there’s so little footage out there for him.
This means that Burns is stepping into the unknown against the hard hitting Puerto Rican Gonzalez, and that’s not what you want when you’re a light puncher like Burns because Gonzalez has the kind of power where he can take the judges out of the picture by knocking Burns out and rendering Burns’ hometown advantage meaningless. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: 32-year-old Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO’s) faces 26-year-old Anthony Crolla (25-4-1, 9 KO’s) in a fight on the undercard of the David Haye vs. Manuel Charr heavyweight clash on June 29th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
Rees is coming off of a 5th round stoppage loss at the hands of WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner last February. Rees was way out of his class in that fight and ended up hitting the deck twice, once in the 4th and another time in the 5th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (2-0, 2 KO’s) will be returning to the ring this month on May 11th against 45-year-old journeyman Dean Storey (8-16-2, 4 KO’s) in a scheduled four round bout at the Festival Arena, Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada.
Fury, the 18-year-old cousin of heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, is following in his footsteps or at least trying to. A little bit shorter at a listed 6’6” rather than 6’7”, Hughie is pretty much the same kind of heavyweight as Tyson Fury, but with a much better jab, better ring movement, better defensive skills and a superior left hook and right hand. Read the rest of this entry »
“I just heard about Audley retiring and I want to say to him – thanks for the opportunity you gave me to be in your camp and also to fight you. I’ll respect you forever for that Big Brother. Everybody tells me they loved our weigh-in because we were professional and they could see we were friends even though we had a job to do.
Good luck in all you have planned for the future. You were great with advice in camp and I know you’ll be there for me as I move toward the Heavyweight Title. From the Olympic Gold to the Prizefighter Championships and all that came in between you can hold your head high knowing you never ducked anyone and accomplished more than most ever will. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten challenger Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) is tired of WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi’s constant trash talking and he’s ready to knock him clean out and take his World Boxing Association 147 pound strap next month on June 22nd on Showtime at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Broner said on his social media site: “I’m ready to knock bit** a$$ Paulette out.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) isn’t too impressed with the talent of his opponent Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s), but he does see him as a good grappler, someone that can get in there and wrestle and rough you up.
However, Mayweather doesn’t see Guerrero as a high quality fighter judging by how he struggled to beat Michael Katsidis, Joel Casamayor and Selcuk Aydin.
Mayweather said to RingTV “I seen him when he fought Andre Berto, and he done what he had to do. He was a good grappler…Casamayor going the distance with him at 40…or the fact that he had a dogfight with Katsidis.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) is looking to score a knockout to get his wide-bodied opponent Manuel Charr (23-1, 13 KO’s) out of there as well as possible in their fight on June 29th in Manchester, UK.
Haye, 32, doesn’t to let Charr hang around and maybe get lucky and pull off a knockout of his own. As bad as Charr is as a fighter, he still could cause Haye problems if he lets him hang around for too long. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: We saw how Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) was thoroughly out-boxed by Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) the last time the two fought each other in 2010. Froch couldn’t do anything right. When he tried to box, Kessler took the fight to him and forced him to eat jabs, left hooks and right hands for a main course.
When Froch tried to get back in the fight in the last four rounds, Kessler got the better of him in their exchanges. Froch was like a kid who had procrastinated until the last minute with his homework assignment in the way he tried to get back in the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
First off I would like to say that I’m not a Floyd Mayweather hater, and I’m not a blind follower of Mayweather. I’m just trying to write an unbiased article about Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero.
As far as I can see there are two possible outcomes of Floyd Mayweather fight with Robert Guerrero, and I don’t just mean win or lose. The first (and more probable outcome) is that Floyd exposes Guerrero and the public dismisses Guerrero as an elite fighter.
This will happen if Floyd dominates Robert the whole fight, and shows the world that he still has fast feet and great defensive skills. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Havey: The two men always appeared amicable outside of the ring. They even seemed to be friends. But inside the ring, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez were bitter rivals. They still are in fact. After three fights fans were either thrilled or frustrated. Thrilled because they were all wars.
Frustrated because the we were no closer to separating the two. Three fights and all were so close. two wins for Pacquiao and one draw. Yet they were so close that I have heard ever possible outcome for each fight. I have even heard that each was a draw. Scoring for the fights is even more varied. All good fights and all close. Read the rest of this entry »