By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr says he sees WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch as a better opponent for him to fight later this year than unbeaten and well-respected WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in the United States.
Chavez Jr doesn’t say why he sees Froch as a better opponent for him than Golovkin, but he did say that the fight would likely wind up with a lot of pay-per-view buys in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Freddie Roach, the trainer for Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs), doesn’t think American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) knows what he’s up against in facing the 36-year-old Pacquiao.
Roach says that Mayweather will be awed by Pacquiao’s hand speed and power when he gets inside the squared circle with him at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roach points out that Pacquiao’s recent opponent Chris Algieri was shocked at how fast Pacquiao was when he battled him last November. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Last Monday, WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch said he wouldn’t be vacating his WBA title despite him being ordered by the World Boxing Association to start negotiations for a fight between him and WBA Super World middleweight champion Andre Ward.
Froch said he won’t be giving up his last remaining world title, and he dared Ward to come over to the UK to fight him at the Forest Ground in Nottingham. Froch doesn’t think that Ward likes to travel outside of the U.S, and he seems to be expecting him not to take the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) and 30-year-old James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) will be hitting two cities today as part of a two-city promotional tour in Texas to attract fans into purchasing tickets for their fight on May 9th at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
The two fighters will visit Houston and San Antonio as part of the two-city tour.
Golden Boy Promotions, the promoters for the 24-year-old Canelo, are hoping to sellout the 45,000 seat Minute Maid stadium by May 9th. They’re obviously hoping that enough fans from the local area in Texas will be enough to sellout the stadium.
It doesn’t hurt that some of the tickets will be selling for just $10. Canelo was able to attract over 40,000 fans to come see him fight Austin Trout in April 2013 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »
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By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao will be meeting up next week on March 11th in a press conference in Los Angeles to discuss their May 2nd mega-fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. There will be a live stream of the press conference so that boxing fans can see it.
The press conference is off limits for regular fans. Only the media will be allowed in.
The training camp for both fighters started officially this week with Mayweather hard at work in Las Vegas at his gym, and Pacquiao working out at the Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »
By Olly Campbell: Now the dust has settled slightly following Frank Warren’s “Risky Business” promotion in London last Saturday, social media has gone into something of a meltdown with regards to Chris Eubank Jr and his statement performance against Russia’s Dmitry Chudinov.
In what ended up as 12 one-sided and dominant rounds from the Brighton man, the granite chinned Russian absorbed an horrendous amount of punishment before finally, and belatedly being stopped by Swedish referee Mikael Hook, who in reality is relatively inexperienced at top level and was brought in last minute following a dispute over the appointment of neutral officials. Read the rest of this entry »
By Babatis Banda: On May 2, we will witness two of the greatest fighters of this generation meet in the ring to settle long standing issues, most of which have actually become very personal. May 2 will also produce an undisputed best fighter of this generation. I see it not only as a battle of supremacy, but of attrition and of vindication.
Manny Pacquiao will not only want to win this fight, but to really hurt Mayweather. I feel Pacquiao would really love to grind Mayweather, slowly and nicely to submission. I know and am very aware that Pacquiao is very capable of this. Pacquiao can be very physical, very tough and very aggressive. He can be blazing and devastating, no wonder many of his faithful supporters are predicting a knock-out win against Mayweather. Pacquiao is a perfect gladiator in every sense of it and this makes it a battle of attrition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The World Boxing Organization is giving WBO lightweight champ Terence Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs) a huge gift in letting him fight the badly flawed #3 WBC, #5 WBO Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs) on April; 18th for the vacant WBO light welterweight title at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center outside Dallas, Texas.
It’s a huge gift, because Crawford should have to face Lucas Matthysse or Ruslan Provodnikov for the vacant WBO title, not Dulorme. You can make an argument that the Matthysse-Provodnikov fight should be for the vacant WBO 140lb title, with the winner then facing former WBO champion Chris Algieri. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: It’s been quite a while (about 6 years) discussed putting together a fight and finally Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao have arrived to an agreement to settle their differences into the ring on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I have already educated myself by reading other writers articles on this website. I have read all about the potential strengths and weaknesses that these two famous opponents might have. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: With Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather Jr both busy with scheduled fights, Tom Loeffler, the promoter for WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs), wants to setup a fight if possible between Golovkin and WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) Loeffler doesn’t want to have to wait until later this year for the Golovkin-Cotto fight. He wants it now.
“Canelo and Floyd are busy; no bigger fight now for Cotto than unification with GGGboxing to see who the real middleweight champ is,” Loeffler said on his twitter. Read the rest of this entry »