By Gerardo Granados: Age is a definitive factor and there are fighters who age overnight. Tyson Fury is correct when he says that the mind might order but the body won’t obey when you age. There are few exceptions to the rule but just as many fighters punching power is the last thing to go. Talking about boxers I think reflexes erode first and after that legs will turn to wood.
But I don’t expect IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko to age overnight, even though in his last outing against Bryant Jennings he looked more vulnerable than usual. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) says he got near enough to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) today to smell that he was wearing women’s perfume at their final press conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. Fury says he has absolutely no fear of Klitschko, because he’s seen a lot of his fights and discovered that he has a ton of flaws in his game that he believes he can take advantage of on Saturday in their fight at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) seems to be bothered by the fact that challenger Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs) is saying that he’s never been beaten before in Quebec during his career. DeGale thinks that the 35-year-old Bute is trying to get confidence by saying he’s never been beaten in Quebec.
The way DeGale sees it, he’ll be knocking Bute out by the 6th round in their fight this Saturday night at the Centre Videotron, in Quebec City, Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: This is the beauty about boxing. It’s unpredictable. And sometimes my theories on things are wrong, but I enjoy attempting so here we go. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez win over Miguel Cotto for the WBC middleweight title was big, but it also put Canelo in direct line to face mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin (GGG, aka Trip).
So far Oscar De La Hoya has been mum on his next move. However, his moves could be decided for him by the WBC if he doesn’t make up his mind. Canelo has 15 days to decide to fight Trip or be stripped of his title. My spidey senses tell me Oscar is trying to maneuver around that mandatory bout. Enter Floyd Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye is giving unbeaten Brit Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) next to no chance at beating IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. One of the main reasons why Haye sees the 27-year-old Fury losing the fight is his lack of experience.
Haye notes that the best guy that Fury has fought Dereck Chisora, who he beat twice. Haye doesn’t think that Chisora is the right kind of preparation for a fight against Klitschko, because he’s not a world level heavyweight. Haye reminds people that he easily knocked Chisora out in the 5th round three years ago in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: In a predictable fight, unbeaten #2 WBC, #4 WBA welterweight contender Danny Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) will be matched up against the struggling light punching #6 WBC, #14 WBA Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) in a 12 round bout on January 23rd on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Deportes next year from the Staples Center in Los Angles, California.
A lot of boxing fans predicted this fight a long time ago, because both guys are with Al Haymon, and both of them are fighting in a division where they don’t really match-up well against the other fighters. It’s still a good watchable fight for fans. It’s just not quite as good a match-up as it could be if Garcia were put in with someone with punching power to hurt him. Read the rest of this entry »
Wladimir Klitschko: “This is not the first time I’m fighting in Düsseldorf. I have faced many fighters that were different. This time, I have a colourful guy who’s young and wants the challenge.
“I heard him say he’s nervous, which means he’s well-prepared and alert. I’m nervous before every fight. I always face so many challenges. I’m happy that this fight will take place. We’ll see each other at the workout, the weigh-in and the fight. I want to thank the fans following this fight.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: As of Tuesday, David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) has revealed that he’ll be fighting in the next couple of months against #10 WBA heavyweight contender Mark De Mori (30-1-2, 26 KOs) in a comeback fight on 1/16 at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
For a rust ridding fight, this is a decent contest for Haye, because he’s facing a top 10 contender. A lot of heavyweights that have been out of the ring for as long as the 35-year-old Haye has wouldn’t have agreed to face a guy ranked in the top 10 like De Mori, even though he’s totally untested as a contender. Read the rest of this entry »
By Michael Montero – This Saturday in Dusseldorf, Germany, undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his crown for the nineteenth straight time against undefeated British giant Tyson Fury. For Klitschko, this will mark the third bout in a three-fight deal he signed with American premium cable network HBO last year. Fury represents the third straight undefeated contender the champion has faced; in fact six of his last seven opponents unblemished records. But Fury will present a whole new challenge for the nearly forty year old Ukrainian this Saturday night, let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Lennox Lewis believes that IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) needs to beat Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) this Saturday night by bombing out the unbeaten 6’9″ fighter with a big right hand, and then go after the WBC title, which is currently held by Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs).
Lewis says Wladimir needs to try and win the WBC belt and then retire from the sport before age and injuries catches up to him. To be sure, Wladimir has recently started showing his age in his last two fights against Bryant Jennings and Kubrat Pulev. Read the rest of this entry »