By Jim Dower: #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) came up short last Saturday night in getting stopped in the 5th round by IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) in their fight at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Pulev, 33, says he lost the fight due to him making a mistake. He thinks that Wladimir got lucky. Luck or not, Pulev was knocked down four times in the fight before the fight was stopped by referee Tony Weeks in the 5th round after Pulev was flattened by a left hook by Wladimir. Read the rest of this entry »
by Sam: In my earlier article I wrote how this fight would pan out in my opinion from a neutral fight fan’s point of view. This article will be more about my gut feeling and I’ll explain why I feel the way I do.
To win this fight, Algieri will have to be at his best and fight a perfect fight. First of all from all the coverage I’ve seen on this fight, many experts have said that Manny will face adversity in this bout. I can see that happening. Some rounds may go Algieri’s way. He may be able to dominate Pacquiao with the help of his physical attributes for some rounds and that will frustrate Manny and he will get reckless. I’m not buying that idea. I’ll explain in detail why. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Trainer Freddie Roach was concerned with his fighter Manny Pacquiao’s huge entourage that boarded the plan this week to fly over to Macau, China to watch him fight Chris Algieri at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena.
Roach feels that many of the members of Pacquiao’s entourage are guys that he doesn’t know by name. Roach thinks that this large group of people could ultimately be a distraction for Pacquiao as he tries to relax and get ready for his tough title defense against Algieri.
Roach says he spoke to Pacquiao about his views about the entourage. The large group of people took two planes, and there were 380 people on those planes. Some of the people were part of Team Pacquiao. It’s unclear just how many of the members of the entourage are simply there to support him without having an official capacity. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) will be defending his title for the first time next March in a fight that will likely be staged in the UK. Brook had previously planned on fighting in December of this year against a notable but not dangerous opponent, but he was stabbed by an unknown person while on vacation in Tenerife and that ruined his plans.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn will probably look to match him against an opponent that U.S boxing fans will recognize like Josesito Lopez, Andre Berto or Brandon Rios. Read the rest of this entry »
By Suleyman Can Sucu We are two days away from the Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri fight on Saturday night in Macau, China and there isn’t that much hype about this much. Why is that? The main reason is not many people think Chris Algieri has a chance against the legendary Manny Pacquiao.
Everyone is already discussing who Pacquiao will fight next but not the possible outcomes of this fight. I do not agree with this. Algieri is in this fight and I believe he has a shot in winning this fight and proving all his doubters wrong. Read the rest of this entry »
By Kbarsey: The first fight between British super middle weights James “CHUNKEY” Degale and George “SAINT” Groves was a close affair. In my opinion Degale one by a round through activity. But that is history and I feel both fighters arsenals and ring skills have changed since their first meeting.
I was very impressed with Degale’s performance against “highly rated” Brandon Gonzales at Wembley stadium on the Groves V Froch undercard. He looked confident, strong and composed through the bout but also had an aggression which I had been waiting to see. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sam: Everyone has a chance to win any particular boxing match, but, if ring experience and IQ are considered, you can’t in any way say that Chris Algieri can beat Manny Pacquiao this Saturday.
You may have a gut feeling that Chris Algieri may win or you may want him to win because he is an underdog, but, if you have enough knowledge in boxing you will know that it is just restricted to that. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Next Saturday at the Venetian Resort, Macau, China; the WBO welter belt holder Manny Pacquiao W56(38)-L5-D2 will fight against undefeated WBO light welter Chris Algieri W29(8)-L0-D0.
Meanwhile, Algieri barely survived the savage onslaught of Ruslan Provodnikov to win the light welter strap; Pacquiao defeated Tim Bradley by decision but once again was unable to win by KO or stoppage. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The recently twice knocked out George Groves will be fighting this Saturday night against little known fighter Denis Douglin in a stay busy fight on the Nathan Cleverly vs. Tony Bellew card in Liverpool, UK.
Groves recently earned the shot to face WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell when Groves beat little known EBU super middleweight champion Christopher Rebrasse. The World Boxing Association let Groves fight in their WBC 168 pound eliminator bout despite the fact that Groves has lost two straight fights by knockout to Carl Froch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA light welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (25-0, 9 KOs) will be looking to impress this Saturday night on the HBO pay-per-view card against Antonio DeMarco (31-3-1, 23 KOs) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, in Macao S.A.R., China. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) claims he’s rediscovered his long lost aggressiveness that disappeared almost overnight five years ago in 2009 following a win over Miguel Cotto.
Since that fight, Pacquiao’s aggressiveness disappeared and along with it his knockouts. However, Pacquiao, 35, feels that his long lost aggressiveness will be all display for fans to see this Saturday night on November 22nd in his fight against Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, in Macao S.A.R., China.
The Pacquiao-Algieri fight will be televised on HBO pay-per-view for those boxing fans interested in seeing the fight.
“We did our best in training and we’ve seen from the old days the speed, the power, the determination, the aggressiveness is back,” Pacquiao said via Fightnews.com. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: After months of pursuing a fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs), it’s starting to look like it’s going to pay off for the soon to be 43-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (57-6-1, 50 KOs).
Wladimir, 38, is saying that he’s interested in the fight if the German public wants to see it. For some odd reason, Wladimir’s German boxing fans are highly interested in seeing him fight Briggs even though Briggs hasn’t fought a quality heavyweight in four years since Briggs was soundly beaten by Wladimir’s older brother former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in a 12 round unanimous decision loss in 2010.
Before that fight, Briggs hadn’t fought a decent heavyweight since his one-sided loss to Sultan Ibragimov back in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »