By Jeff Aranow: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) overcame a bad start to come back to stop previously unbeaten challenger Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs) in the 5th round on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox TV at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: #3 IBF Jarrett Hurd (20-0, 14 KOs) scored a controversial 9th round knockout over #2 IBF Tony Harrison (24-2, 20 KOs) to capture the vacant IBF junior middleweight title on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: Former heavyweight title challenger Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs) stopped the previously unbeaten Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-1, 14 KOs) by a 5th round knockout on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten #1 WBC Rey Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) took #2 WBC Gavin McDonnell (16-1-2, 4 KOs) to school in beating him by a 12 round majority decision on Saturday night to win the vacant World Boxing Council super bantamweight title at the Ice Arena in Hull, UK. The judges scored the fight 114-114 117-111 and 116-112. Boxing News 24 scored the fight 12 rounds to 0 in favor of Vargas. He totally dominated the 30-year-old McDonnell. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver lightweight champion Luke Campbell (16-1, 13 KOs) made easy work of little known 2nd tier fighter Jairo Lopez (21-7-, 14 KOs), stopping him in the 2nd round on Saturday night in a mismatch at the Ice Arena in Hull, UK. Campbell knocked down Lopez twice in the fight in dropping him once in the 1st and a final time in round 2. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze” Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) will be getting a purse of $900,000 for his title defense tonight against Gerald Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs) at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Washington will be getting a little less than Wilder with his purse being $250,000. That’s not bad money for a challenger with no big fight experience.
Wilder’s paydays should go up after the Washington fight. He could face Anthony Joshua next. Wilder I 31 now, and he needs to upgrade the level of his opposition for him to get the big money that we’re seeing from Joshua. The knock on Wilder is he’s been playing it safe in taking easy voluntary defenses of his World Boxing Council title since he captured the belt in January 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: It seems like we are seeing a lot of quality coming through in the heavyweight division at present but the man who has dominated it for so long may be too far gone to see the benefits. David Haye revealed this week that camp insiders have told him that former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko is really struggling in training camp for his fight with Anthony Joshua and that ring inactivity and age may have caught up to him.
If this turns out to be true and AJ duly dispatches him on April 29th at Wembley Stadium how will this affect Klitschko’s legacy. He may end up like the great Larry Holmes 69-6 (44) who although a legend sometimes doesn’t get the boxing credit he deserves due to a lack of competition in his prime through no fault of his own. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. spoke to Showtime last Friday night, telling them that there’s only one fight out there that the fans career about seeing and that’s a boxing match between him and UFC star Conor McGregor. Mayweather says he wants to give the fans what they want to see in him facing the 28-year-old McGregor. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: If Oscar De La Hoya’s prediction comes true, Mexico stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will be fighting a “civil war” on May 6 in their fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. De La Hoya calls it a civil war due to both fighters being Mexican. It should be interesting to see if the fight does turn out to be a war. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. recently bet their purses on the outcome of their May 6th fight on HBO PPV. However, Chavez Jr. wants to make it a legal bet by having them sign a contract, because he doesn’t trust Canelo due to him having told middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin that he would fight him after he had beaten Amir Khan last May. Chavez Jr. noted that Canelo didn’t keep his word, and ended up not only not fighting Golovkin, but also vacating his WBC 160lb title.
If Canelo and Chavez Jr. do make it legal and bet their purses, the winner of the bet is going to have a lot of money. It’s a great deal for Chavez Jr., because he’s not getting the purse that Canelo is for this fight. By making a bet on Canelo’s purse, Chavez Jr. could walk away with a massive purse for the fight if he actually gets the money from the Golden Boy Promotions star. Read the rest of this entry »