(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Eric Thomas: WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) expects to take his opponent Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) into the deep rounds this Saturday night and stop him in front of what could be a large crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
At the final press conference today, Malignaggi said “This guy’s nothing. On Saturday night, I’m going to show you how nothing he is. I’m going to be taking him into the later rounds. I’m going to beat his a**!” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Adrien Broner, who some refer to as “Little Floyd,” is picking unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) to dominate WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s0 with his experience and his talent on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Broner, 23, thinks the 22-year-old Canelo is too inexperienced to win this fight and he sees that as being a big factor in him losing to the unbeaten Floyd Jr.
Broner said to thaboxingvoice “Floyd’s going to crush that guy. Alvarez just learned how to fight. [Canelo is] very green, very green. At the end of the day he’ll [Mayweather] will be victorious.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Hayesa: All the talk this weekend is directed towards Adrien Broner v Paulie Malignaggi, but whilst everyone’s focus remains on this showdown, Boxing fans will be keeping a close eye on the heavyweight rematch between Johnathon Banks 29-1 and Seth Mitchell 25-1 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Going into the last fight many fight fans had Mitchell their favorite to pick up the win, but this was soon blown out the water after Banks showed an incredible performance to stop Mitchell in two rounds.
Mitchell, like many other young Heavyweights, shows much promise and is doing everything he can to provide America with the long awaited champion they have been searching for. Read the rest of this entry »
By Thomas Cowan: This Saturday, Seth Mitchell faces fellow American heavyweight Johnathon Banks in New York on the Adrien Broner vs Paulie Malinaggi undercard. These two faced each other in Atlantic City in 2012, where heavy favourite Mitchell was blown out in two rounds by Banks. There’s been a lot of hype in the last year about the “new breed” of heavyweights but the hype has been dying down recently.
Mitchell was destroyed by Banks, Deontay Wilder still isn’t fighting anyone remotely good and across the pond David Price was shocked by aging Tony Thompson, while Tyson Fury looked awful against Steve Cunningham. I really can’t see any of these four putting up any kind of fight against a Klitschko brother and I even have serious doubts over whether any of them could last 5 rounds with David Haye. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like IBF/WBA super middleweight Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) isn’t too keen on getting back in the ring with the talented WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) and taking the risk of getting a second schooling from the American.
Froch is saying that a third fight with Mikkel Kessler takes priority over a rematch with Ward. Froch just beat Kessler last month by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores 116-112, 115-113 and 118-110 in London, UK.
Froch said to Jenna Jay at Otrboxingradio.com “I’ll leave it to my promoter to decide which route we’ll go but a rematch with Mikkel Kessler…until he’s back we’re not going to know exactly what he wants to do but that will take priority over a rematch with Andre Ward as far as we’re concerned because Andre Ward doesn’t bring much to the table in terms of revenue.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) is going to have a really tough time trying to hold onto his World Boxing Organization 147 lb. title against counter puncher Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) in their fight on October 12th at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bradley barely won his last fight against Ruslan Provodnikov last March in an unimpressive 12 round unanimous decision. In Bradley’s fight before that, he defeated Manny Pacquiao by a 12 round split decision in June of last year in a fight that boxing fans felt that Pacquiao had done more than enough to get the ‘W.’ Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Ricardo Alvarez, the brother of WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, is saying he spotted fear in the face of Floyd Mayweather Jr. when the two fighters had a face to face stare down during Showtime’s video they filmed in Los Angeles, California this week. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated welterweight contender Kell Brook’s time as a welterweight could be nearing the end. His next fight against Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KO’s) on July 13th will be taking place at a catch-weight of 150 lbs, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.
Brook had problems training because of his injured foot that he sustained while trying to get ready for a bout against IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander. That fight never happened because of Brook’s foot injury.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn said to ESPN “I don’t want to put too much pressure on him to make the fight and he was restricted early in camp because of [his] foot; can see a move to 154 soon.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Allan Fox: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) has thus far been resistant to a fight against his friend and idol Floyd Mayweather Jr. despite many members in the media asking Broner to step up and face Floyd before he retires from the sport.
Broner says he won’t do because he wants Floyd to retire undefeated. However, Broner did give a hint in how he thinks he would do against Mayweather in fight when answering a question recently.
Broner said to Michael Woods at ESPN “My big brother got his legacy, I got mine. I want to see him retire undefeated. I don’t want to hand him a loss.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Last February, heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) was blasted out in two rounds by 41-year-old Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) in Liverpool, England. The 6’8” Price wasn’t supposed to lose the fight, yet he did and it was a disappointing loss for the heavily hyped Price because his followers had pegged him as a future world champion.
Future world champions like Price aren’t supposed to be knocked out by aging heavyweights like Tony Thompson.
Price is now saying that the loss has made him a better fighter somehow. I’m not sure how, but that’s what Price is saying. At any rate, Price and Thompson will be fighting each other next month on July 6th at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. Read the rest of this entry »