By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) sees himself putting Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) out of his misery this month in their fight on April 27th. Although Audley has made retirement threats in the past before and after defeats, but this time Wilder feels there will be no coming back.
Audley will have to retire once Deontay knocks him out with one of his hard right hands in their fight at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, UK.
Deontay said to RingTV “I’m going to put his [Audley] career to rest because when I hit Audley Harrison the right way, that may be the best punch that ends up ending his career.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Unbeaten #8 WBO, #12 WBA, heavyweight contender Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KO’s) says he feels confident about his chances to pull off a huge upset over IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO’s) in their fight next month on May 4th at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany.
Pianeta said “If they [Wladimir] underestimate me, I’ll surprise them. I’m still confident I’ll win this fight.”
It’s going to be awfully difficult for the 6’5” Pianeta to win this fight because he pretty much only has one way of winning and that’s by beating Wladimir by a 12 round decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) believes he’s only a mere two fights away from becoming the mandatory challenger for one of the Klitschko brothers. Haye says he wants to fight WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko most of all because he said in the past that he wanted to knock Haye, #1 WBA, #4 IBF, #4 WBO, #5 WBC, out and improve upon the job that his brother Wladimir Klitschko did easily beating Haye by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision two years ago.
Haye said to Sky Sports “I want to regain the heavyweight champion of the world. I lost my heavyweight title to Wladimir Klitschko. I want the opportunity to win it back. I’m going to stay busy. I have a fight on June 29th. I’m going to do my thing, knocking people out as I always do and kind of force their hands and work my way up the heavyweight rankings. It won’t take too many fights before I’m the mandatory for one of the belts for one of the [Klitschko] brothers. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) realizes that the excuses that he gave for getting knocked out in the 2nd round by an out of shape looking 41-year-old Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) last February won’t fly next time around when the two fighters meet up with each other in a rematch on July 6th at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
Price said to Sky Sports “Everyone in their career has a defeat by someone they shouldn’t have been beaten by. I’m in a very fortunate position where I can get the rematch straightaway. If I felt I was out of my depth with Tony Thompson or outclassed or beaten up, but I know in my heart if I stay disciplined and stay in my game plan and use what I’ve got, I can make it an easy fight. It’s a massive lesson. Complacency did set in. It’s time to eradicate that in my next fight. 12 months down the line I want to say that was the best thing that could have happened to me. It’s a must-win fight. It’s a make or break fight for me.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. was interviewed today by CBS Sports and he discussed his upcoming May 4th fight against WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and he also explained one of the reasons why a fight between him and Pacquiao hasn’t been made as of yet.
Mayweather said to CBS Sports today: “I feel good. I’ve been off a year now. I want to go out there and give fans what they want to see. Robert Guerrero, he’s a solid, solid tough competitor. He’s from the Bay Area in California. He’s a very, very busy fighter. He’s strong, he’s solid. We’ll just see what he brings to the table on May 4th. We don’t know [how he’ll fight Guerrero]. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Angel Garcia, the father for WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia, says that he doesn’t know anything about there being an unofficial 140 pound tournament being held by Golden Boy Promotions, according thaboxingvoice.com. Angel says that Danny Garcia is going to fight whoever he wants after he gets past Zab Judah on April 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, has recently been saying that the winner of the Judah vs. Garcia fight and the Lucas Matthysse vs. Lamont Peterson fight will face each other, and then the winner of that fight will then fight Amir Khan later in the year, provided that Khan gets past his April 27th fight against 2nd tier fighter Julio Diaz. Read the rest of this entry »
DonBy Chris Williams: Bob Arum of Top Rank really scrimped on picking out talent for the April 13th undercard fight between WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) and WBA World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux at the Radio City Music Hall, in New York, New York, USA.
Arum just loaded the undercard with prospects and nothing else, and a lot of the guys may never make out of the prospects/fringe contender stage.
Here’s the undercard for the Rigondeaux-Donaire fight: Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions seems to be bummed out that Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t fight one of De La Hoya’s Golden Boy stable fighters in WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s), so now De La Hoya is saying the reason why Mayweather doesn’t want to is because he’s afraid of fighting Canelo.
De La Hoya told esnewsreporting.com “Unfortunately, Floyd didn’t want to sign a contract in advance to fight Canelo. So ask yourself this: Is Floyd scared to fight Canelo? I think he is…in order to beat Mayweather you don’t need to be a strong fighter; you need to be a smart fighter, which Canelo is.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Former IBF/WBA/WBO lightweight champion Nate Campbell (36-10-1, 26 KO’s) will be dropping back down to lightweight to face unbeaten prospect Terry Flannigan (19-0, 5 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout on the undercard of the Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz card on April 27th at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, UK.
Campbell, 41, was soundly beaten in his last fight against unbeaten welterweight contender Kevin Bizier in an 8th round stoppage last February. It was a big mistake for Campbell to agree to move up from light welterweight to take on the bigger, stronger and younger Bizier in the 147 pound division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) figures that the sparring that he’s done in his life with his brother Rigoberto Alvarez (27-4, 20 KO’s) has helped him with fighting southpaws like WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s), according to Steve Kim.
Canelo and Trout will be fighting on April 20th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. There are concerns that the 22-year-old Canelo, who fights out of the orthodox fighting stance, will have problems with Trout’s southpaw stance and will be too cautious. Read the rest of this entry »