By Shaun La: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward supports a 27-0 (14 knockouts) professional boxing record inside of a sport that has the politics to keep boxers away from meeting their best opposition, because you need to sign-up for a promoter’s team in order to play this sport against who a promoter has in his stable.
The intriguing elements that goes with Ward’s natural boxing abilities, strong mentality, respectfulness that he shows with challenging his opponents with direct messages, instead of trash talking can seem a bit calm for a modern boxer. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mohammad Malik: It is extremely frustrating to read and watch everyone talk about a potential fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. I understand that it would be one of the biggest, if not the biggest fight in the history of boxing. But enough is enough, and that fight is being talked about for the last 5-6 years. Both fighters are past their prime, and while I would favor Floyd Mayweather Jr. if the fight were to take place, it would have been much more interesting to watch them fight 5-6 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: WBO Cruiserweight champion Marco Huck 38-2-1 (26) is firmly in the sights of 46 year old ex 4-weight world champion Roy Jones Jnr 59-8 (42). A fight like this at the latter stages of Roy’s career may seem far fetched but I have a feeling that it is entirely possible. If Huck defends his title once more then he becomes the most successful Cruiserweight champion in history.
Considering the fact that he was seriously linked with fighting equal record holder Johnny Nelson (who hasn’t fought in 10 years) I would consider Jones Jnr a big step up and much more feasible opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Well it seems that Manny Pacquiao and his adviser Michael Koncz are finally coming to their senses about Pacquiao’s January 31st self-imposed deadline for Mayweather to “sign the contract” that still doesn’t yet exist.
Koncz says that the deadlines for their mega-fight has been dropped, and he doesn’t even want to talk about it anymore. Koncz says he’s willing to wait it out patiently until the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao negotiations are completed. Koncz feels that Mayweather is sincere about wanting to fight Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dominic Panaia: There is only one thing worse than the misinformed information revolving around the boxing world today and that is the misconception that one belt or title if you like will fix this sport we live and breathe.
In order to keep moving forward with the dynamics of the sport and create a world where great matchups exist, boxers got what they wanted and the fans were happy is something I can’t help with and neither can you. Read the rest of this entry »
By Simon Sheppard: Many boxing fans underestimate the smartness of Floyd Mayweather Jr. It is a given, a constant that he is smart in the ring, but many people fail to realize how smart he is outside of the squared circle. Everything he does is planned and calculated. He has a response for everything, and as in the ring he can can make himself look good in the worst of situations.
Legacy don’t pay no bills
I remember an episode where Antonio Margarito, then the most feared fighter in the division walked up to Floyd, face to face, and said in his non fluent English “I want to fight you, let’s make it happen”. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) is reportedly asking for too much money for his fight against WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs), according to Steve Kim.
The Crawford vs. Algieri fight will be taking place on March 21st at Madison Square Garden in New York. This is one of the few places where Crawford could headline a fight other than in his hometown in Omaha, Nebraska. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #7 WBC Kevin Mitchell (38-2, 28 KOs) will be facing #6 WBC Daniel Estrada (32-3-1, 24 KOs) this Saturday night in their WBC lightweight eliminator bout at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Mitchell and Estrada will be fighting for the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title.
For the 30-year-old Mitchell, it might be a last shot for him to get another world title shot. He was whipped badly the last time he fought for a world title in 2012 when he was stopped in the 4th round by former WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Linb/Showtime) By NickOfTime: The heavyweight division is not only the most coveted and revered division in the sport of boxing, it was once the crown jewel of the pay-per-view market. All of the big paid fights stemmed from the heavy weight division Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Tommy Morrison and George Foreman all laid the foundation for the mega fights to be sold on television.
A division that is almost non existent in the pay-per-view game anymore has been taken over by a generation of fighters in the lower weight divisions, De La Hoya, Hatton, more currently Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and of course Floyd Mayweather. Will the Heavyweights ever regain what was theirs, could unbeaten American Deontay Wilder change all that. Read the rest of this entry »
By Vincent C. “Power VCT” Thomas, Sr: It is apparent that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has all eyes and ears on him only! Recently we seen video that Floyd Mayweather, Jr (47-0, 26 KOs)) walked over to Manny Pacquiao 57(38)-5(3)-2 and Michael Koncz and emotionally told both of them to “stop lying” to the public about the false contract, according to an unnamed source that told Fighthype.com about what Mayweather had said.
Pacman and Koncz both stood at attention and listened to each and every word Mayweather stated. During this brief conversation, it is evident that Mayweather marches to the beat of his own drum while in total control and since Koncz and Manny never even tried to interrupt the statements of Mayweather; that alone spoke volumes to the boxing world. Pacquiao and Koncz both appeared to be a bit taken back by and looked worried. Read the rest of this entry »