title Pacquiao vs. Algieri – Will the Underdog Win Again?

manny pacquiao  photoBy 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 »

title James Degale vs. George Groves: Wembley 2015?

james degale george groves  photoBy 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 »

title How will Pacquiao-Algieri pan out

manny pacquiao freddie roach  photoBy 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 »

title Will Manny Pacquiao end his 5 year KO drought against Chris Algieri?

manny pacquiao  photoBy 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 »

title Groves dreams of fighting DeGale in unification match

james degale george groves  photoBy 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 »

title Jessie Vargas vs. Antonio DeMarco this Saturday in Macau, China

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 »

title Pacquiao: The aggressiveness is back

manny pacquiao  photoBy 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 »

title Wladimir Klitschko vs. Shannon Briggs possible for 2015

wladimir klitschko shannon briggs  photoBy 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 »

title Lucian Bute pulls out of Bolonti fight due to back injury

lucian bute  photoBy Scott Gilfoid: In a not surprising situation, former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) pulled out of his December 6th fight against former world title challenger Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) due to a back injury the soon to be 35-year-old Bute suffered while sparring for the fight.

The December 6th card will still take place, but instead of Bute-Bolonti in the main event, boxing fans will be seeing Jean Pascal vs. Don George. Read the rest of this entry »

title British domestic clashes: ratings and predictions

tony bellew nathan cleverly  photoBy Gav Duthie: There has been a domestic backlash in the UK to the decision to make the rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew a PPV event. This is the first Sky Sports pay event since Froch v Groves 2 last year but the success in this case looks to be well behind the former.

This article rates the three big domestic clashes we have before the end of the month, one on Sky and the other two on subscription only channel Box Nation. My 4 criteria for what made Froch-Groves 2 a successful PPV event are high fan popularity, world level impact, big grudge match and a good spectacle fight rating. I will rate the three upcoming bouts using the same criteria. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum thinks Pacquiao-Mayweather will take place in 2015 at Cowboys Stadium

manny pacquiao floyd mayweather jr  photoBy Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is optimistic that a mega-fight between WBA/WBC 147lb champ Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) and WBO champ Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) will take place in 2015 at some point.

Arum wants the fight to take place at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Arum previously staged two of Pacquiao’s fights in that venue when he faced Joshua Clottey in an ill-advised fight in 2010, and then later that year a fight against Antonio Margarito in their catch-weight fight for the vacant WBC 154 pound title. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne possible for January 17th in Las Vegas, Nevada

deontay wilder  photoBy Scott Gilfoid: The highly anticipated fight between WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) and the talented #1 WBC Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) look like it finally has a date in venue.

According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, the Stiverne-Wilder bout will take place on January 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two fighters have gone back and forth for months in attempting to put the fight together. Read the rest of this entry »

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