By Dan Ambrose: A couple of old timers will be fighting it out tonight in several hours from now between former three division world champion Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) and former two division champion Ricardo Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 KOs) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
The Mosley vs. Mayorga fight will be on pay-per-view for $49.95. If this fight had taken place 12 years ago when Mayorga and Mosley were still in their primes, it would have been a great price for the fight. But now with Mosley coming off of a two year retirement, it’s going to be difficult get a lot of fans interested in purchasing the fight. Still, it’s going to be a nice fight if you like seeing well-known fighters go at it.
Based on the activity, Mayorga would have to be seen as the favorite for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Undefeated #2 WBO cruiserweight contender Oleksandr Usyk (8-0, 8 KOs) stayed in line for an eventual world title shot by defeating #15 WBO fringe contender Johnny Muller (19-5-2, 13 KOs) by a third round stoppage tonight in a one-sided fight from the Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine.
The 28-year-old Usyk, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine, dropped Muller twice in the 3rd round. Usyk then unloaded with a flurry of shots until referee Ingo Barrabas stepped in and halted the fight with Muller still on his feet and bleeding from the nose. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) will be putting his unbeaten record on the line tonight against former three division world belt holder Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) for the WBA Super World featherweight and vacant WBC Diamond featherweight titles on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The fight starts at 10:00 p.m. ET. Both guys are trying to do something with their careers because they stopped facing quality opposition 2 years ago and have been just languishing in fighting 2nd tier opposition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner (30-3, 22 KOs) says he’ll be cutting off the media as far as him giving interviews before his upcoming fight against Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) on October 3rd in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner and Allakhverdiev will be fighting for the vacant WBA World light welterweight title. Broner even said he won’t be doing anymore press conferences. I don’t know how he’s going to be able to avoid taking part in press conferences, because things like that are usually written in the contract that fighters must participate with them.
Broner says he wants to get serious about his seven-year pro career, which has gone downhill as of late with his 12 round decision loss to Shawn Porter last June. Another loss for Broner will pretty much wreck his once promising career and leave him with some poor options. Broner doesn’t appear to be good enough to beat the best fighters in the 140 and 147 pound divisions. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) is full of confidence ahead of his title defense against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) on November 21st at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The person who has helped instill that confidence is his 55-year-old trainer Freddie Roach, who has fine-tuned Cotto’s game and put a sharp focus on the tools that made him one of the best fighters in the sport. Roach didn’t add any new tools to Cotto’s already full toolkit. Instead, Roach has helped Cotto define the right tools for the job each time he fights. Read the rest of this entry »
World ranked cruiserweight contender OLEKSANDR USYK will return to battle against South Africa’s JOHNNY “The Hurricane” MULLER in the 10-round main event on Saturday, August 29 at the Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine. Sporting a perfect record of 7-0 with seven knockouts, the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist will defend his WBO Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title in the 10-round main event against Muller, 19-4-2 (13KO’s). Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: Boxing fans about to see what could be one of the better fights of the year when Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 knockouts) and Ricardo Mayorga (31-8-1, 22 KOs) meet up in a rematch tonight at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The fight is on pay-per-view for $49.95, but the cost is worth in the eyes of a lot of people because of how interesting this fight is.
If the Mosley-Mayorga fight is even half as exciting as their original fight in 2008, then the fans will have gotten their money’s worth. Mosley rallied in that fight to stop Mayorga in the closing seconds of the 12th round to get the victory. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) says he’s going to be making a big statement with his fight against WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) in their fight on September 12th on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Andre Berto fight in two weeks from now at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Groves, 27, says that he’s going to show/announce that he’s the best fighter in the super middleweight division with the outcome of his fight against the 31-year-old Jack. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a total mismatch, former multiple world title challenger Matthew Macklin (33-6, 22 KOs) completely obliterated a badly over-matched 28-year-old German fighter Chris Herrmann (19-7-1, 10 KOs) by a 1st round knockout last Friday night in a contest that was held at middleweight at the H10 Andalucia Plaza, Puerto Banus, in Marbella, Andalucía, Spain. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/ Mayweather Promotions) By Allan Fox: Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) hasn’t done much with his career since his loss to Victor Ortiz in 2011, but he still believes he’s the fighter he once was years ago. Berto says that boxing fans thought he would be more than a handful for Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the past.
Berto feels he’s that same fighter now. He’s injury free thus far, and he’s ready for his big fight against Mayweather on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »