By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach says he saw some vulnerability in WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) after watching his 6th round knockout win over Willie Monroe Jr. (19-2, 6 KOs) on May 16th of this month, and Roach thinks Cotto can beat Golovkin.
Roach is convinced that with the right game plan that he would devise, Cotto would beat Golovkin. The problem is getting Cotto to agree to a fight against Golovkin may prove to be impossible because Cotto is still following the beat of his own drum and fighting the guys he wants to fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: In one of the rare occasions where IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) is campaigning for a big money fight, Golovkin asked his fans on Twitter whether they would like to see him fight former IBF/WBA 168lb champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) at the 80,000 seat Wembley Stadium in London, UK.
Thus far, the answer has been in the affirmative by most of the fans that have responded to Golovkin’s question. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz says he recommend to the injured Pacquiao that he should considerer retirement. Pacquiao is healing up from shoulder surgery to repair a torn right rotator cuff.
Pacquiao fought with the injury against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their fight on May 2nd, and he lost by a 12 round unanimous decision to the American star. Koncz feels that the injury to Pacquiao’s shoulder could be a sign of age. Pacquiao is now 36, and will 37 by the time he fights again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: After attempting to get the likes of Adrien Broner and Miguel Cotto to fight him, Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) says he signed for the fight against former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) because he didn’t have time to wait longer to look for another guy to agree to the fight with him.
In other words, Algieri wasn’t the guy that Khan wanted. He was the one that he chose because he couldn’t get the fighters he wanted to agree to fight him. Khan will be facing Algieri, 31, this Friday night on May 29th on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-2, 14 KOs) will be back inside the ring this Saturday night facing 38-year-old journeyman Tomas Man (13-8-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 8-round tune-up fight on the Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin card at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
The Cleverly vs. Man fight is a bout that the 28-year-old Cleverly is taking to help him get ready for his world title shot against WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer on September 5th in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
By Michael Montero: Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has remained busy since hitting the boxing scene in the United States in late 2012, averaging a fight every few months. Over that time the Kazakhstan native has delivered nothing but knockouts inside the ring, and a humble “man of the people” demeanor outside of it that has not only made him an HBO darling, but a favorite among diehard fight fans to boot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Beware, Amir Khan, you are about to see a brand new Chris Algieri on Friday night when you get inside the ring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, at least that’s what Algieri is saying. He says he’s made a lot of improvements in his game with the help of his new trainer John David Jackson, and they’re ready to down Khan and ruin his vision of a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Khan wants that fight so badly he can taste it. But the 31-year-old Algieri feels that Jackson has transformed him to a whole new fighter, and he’s ready to spring that new version of himself on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) still doesn’t believe that he lost the fight last Saturday night to James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) in their fight on Premier Boxing Champions, but Dirrell is still willing to travel to England for a rematch so that he can avenge the loss.
Dirrell understands how it goes. He technically lost the fight, and he’s willing to travel to the UK to fight DeGale on his own home turf if he has to in order to get his rematch with the 29-year-old IBF super middleweight champion. The main thing is, Dirrell wants a chance at the IBF belt that he feels should rightfully be his. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: 41-year-old former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) says he’s going to make a decision about whether to retire or not within a month from now. Marquez wants to fight once more, and says he’d be open to a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. if the conditions right for the fight.
Marquez believes that the only way he could beat Mayweather is if he knocked him out, because he doesn’t have faith in the Las Vegas judges to give him a decision if it went to the scorecards. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter says that Khan is poised to dominate the 147 pound division. He feels that Khan has the skills to take over the division and carry it on his back. With Floyd Mayweather Jr. about to retire, and Manny Pacquiao looking he’s almost over-the-hill, Khan would be the guy that takes over for them.
I’m not sure if it’s going to work that way because there are guys like Marcos Maidana and Keith Thurman that Khan would obviously need to fight and beat for him to prove that he’s going to carry the division. Read the rest of this entry »