By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) sees himself having an easy fight against the 28-year-old Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) in their upcoming fight on December 13th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Alexander says his speed, skills and southpaw stance are going to give Khan a lot of problems when they get inside the ring on 12/13. In fact, Alexander feels this is going to be an easy fight for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Hector Gonzalez: There were rumors circulating a couple of weeks ago that Amir Khan was going to fight Robert Guerrero. I was looking forward to that fight, however this Monday it was officially announced that Amir Khan is going to instead fight Devon Alexander instead of Robert Guerrero.
It’s a bit disappointing because Khan vs Guerrero is the more exciting fight, especially because there is bad blood between the two. The reality is that Khan has instead chosen the safer path in going with Devon Alexander with the intention that if Khan is to be victorious he would have a shot at fighting Floyd Mayweather come May of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By Danny Esch: In a previous article that I wrote here on BN24 “The Blueprint to beating Floyd Mayweather 2nd Opinion” I quoted a statement from Adrien Broner and in a few comments I was told that I was being “Racist”.
The quote in question was from Adrien Brown after his fight with Taylor post fight in the ring and the question was asked from Showtime’s Jim Grey: “Was he (Taylor) tougher than what you expected?” Adrien Broner’s response was “OH NO no disrespects to you Jim but he’s (Taylor) an African American I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO BE TOUGH”!
The whole Keith Thurman Mandatory issue is old news now and Thurman has a fight coming up against undefeated European Welterweight Champion Leonard Bandu instead of Devon Alexander. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daven: After comprehensively defeating Brandon Gonzales in arguably the most relevant bout of his career since the controversial encounter with George Groves, many assumed James “Chunky” DeGale would consequently vie for the IBF title within the year. Actually, this was explicitly promised by Eddie Hearn on a public platform. We were led to believe that DeGale joined Matchroom for the purpose of first raising his profile and second to obtain a world title fight.
To his credit, “Chunky” stuck to his end of the bargain by conquering the undefeated yet jet-lagged Gonzales in an apparent “world-title eliminator” in front of 80,000 spectators. However Eddie has not delivered the promised title fight. Instead placing James in an additional eliminator. DeGale is putting on a brave face publicly, suggesting Froch is too afraid to fight him. To those of us in the loop, it is obvious Froch is not afraid of James at all. Sadly, the “Cobra” not unlike thousands of boxing enthusiasts, simply regards Degale as a fringe contender, even though he looked impressive last time out. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: Some boxing fans crack me up when they post something that reads “if fighter A does not fight fighter C then fighter A legacy is tarnished”. Really? Since when did this rule come into effect? If this is this case then boxing is full of tarnished legacies. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten #4 WBO, #5 IBF, #11 WBC heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) is targeting unbeaten heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (9-0, 9 KOs) for a fight after Fury takes care of business against Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) on November 29th at the ExCel Arena in London, UK.
Fury obviously has heard Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn opening his yap about how he thinks Joshua will be ready to beat Fury by next year, and Fury looks like he wants to take Hearn on his word by pushing for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Rather than face Guillermo Rigondeaux, who badly wants to fight him, WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22 KOs) will be defending his title against little known Hidenori Otake (22-1-3, 9 KOs) of Japana on the Tony Bellew vs. Nathan Cleverly 2 fight card next month on November 22nd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
#3 IBF, #11 WBO has a record that is filled with wins over largely mediocre opposition, and it’s kind of mind-boggling that the International Boxing Federation and WBO has him ranked in their top 15. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) will be fighting the hard hitting super middleweight Don George (26-4-2, 22 KOs) on December 6th on the undercard of the Lucian Bute vs. Roberto Bolonti fight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
It’s not a particularly great fight, but neither is the Bute-Bolonti fight. Both of them stack up to be mismatches. If you’re into seeing mismatches then this is the fight card for you, because I can’t see either of these fights as being competitive. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Jim Dower: In a one-sided fight, unbeaten 32-year-old World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs) stayed undefeated with a 12 round unanimous decision win over #1 WBC Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (37-6-1, 16 KOs) of Thailand on Wednesday night at the Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
The southpaw Yamanaka knocked Rungvisai down three times in the fight in dropping him in the 7th, 8th and 9th rounds with hard left hands. In the 9th, Rungvisai was docked a point for attempting to throw Yamanaka to the canvas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, wanting to cover his bases, says he inserted a rematch clause in the contract for the November 22nd fight between his fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and his non-Top Rank opponent Chris Algieri.
Arum wanted to make sure that if the 35-year-old Pacquiao gets beaten by Algieri, he’ll be able to get him a rematch so that he can try and avenge the loss and win back his WBO title. But if Pacquiao does lose to Algieri by getting out-boxed, Arum might not be doing the Filipino star any favors by having him fight Algieri a second time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) says he doesn’t plan on running from WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) in their fight on November 8th on HBO Championship Boxing at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The 49-year-old Hopkins says he’ll take away Kovalev’s offensive weapons. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Rather than Gennady Golovkin getting the winner of next year’s mega fight between Saul “Canel” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says that his fighter Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) could very well be the one that faces the winner of Cotto-Canelo instead of the hard hitting Golovkin. Arum says that Bradley wants that fight, and he feels it’s an easy one to make.
The big question is how would the tiny 5’6” Bradley be able to compete against sluggers as big and as powerful as Cotto or Canelo? There’s also the question of whether Bradley would even deserve the fight. Unless the Canelo-Cotto winner is going to vacate the WBC middleweight title, they’d be defending it against a welterweight instead of a middleweight. Read the rest of this entry »