By Chris Williams: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. isn’t too impressed with IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) nor is he impressed with WBA “regular” welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 21 KOs). Floyd Sr. says Golovkin is too slow, and that Mayweather Jr. would likely beat him with his style.
As for Thurman, Floyd Sr. thinks he telegraphs his punches, and he would be an easy opponent for Mayweather to beat. Floyd Sr. says Mayweather always beats fighters that telegraph their punches like Thurman. He sees Thurman as little more than a hard puncher without the skills to compete against Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: To no surprise to anybody, 41-year-old Ricardo Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 KOs) came in overweight at today’s weigh-in for his pay-per-view fight against 43-year-old Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The originally agreed upon weight was 158 pounds. Mayorga came in at 165.4 pounds, which would put Mayorga 7.4lbs over the 158lb limit. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) and former three division world champion Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) both made weight on Friday for their fight this Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN from the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The appeal by Anthony Crolla (29-4-3, 11 KOs) and his promoter Eddie Hearn to the World Boxing Association has paid off with the WBA letting Crolla fight WBA World lightweight champion Darleys Perez (32-1-1, 20 KOs) again in a rematch that will be taking place on November 21st at the Manchester Arena in in Manchester, UK.
Crolla came up empty in having to settle for a 12 round draw in their fight last July. It’s a fight that Crolla would have lost hand the referee not taken points off from Perez in the 11th and 12th rounds of that fight. The fight kind of reminded me of the Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson bout from 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Middleweight contender Willie Monroe Jr. thinks that IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) has a good shot of beating IBO/WBA 160lb champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) if Lemieux stays close to Golovkin and forces him to fight on the inside when the two of them face each other on October 17th at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Monroe says he gave Golovkin problems in their fight last May when he was fighting him in close. Monroe was stopped in the 6th round though after he quit following a knockdown. I’m not sure that Monroe is the guy that should be giving advice for Lemieux in how to beat Golovkin because he failed miserably in getting dropped three times in the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Paco Gurrola: Many writers and bloggers have made it clear that their top contender for the November 21st clash between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) is the most experienced and mature fighter of them both, 34-year-old Cotto.
Cotto has had a great boxing career with his ups and downs like most fighters in the sport during his career. Miguel is an amazing person, very humble and takes his job very seriously as we all know. Read the rest of this entry »
By Kurt Jean: Boxing is called the sweet science. It is a science, an art, a way of life and a philosophy. It is a martial art that imparts benefits to its practitioners at different layers of their being and characters. In martial arts and life , there is ever but one opponent and one opponent only. That opponent remains you, yourself. The goal is to ultimately defeat yourself, your fears, your insecurities and limitations. That practice happens at numerous levels. Some master the body, some the mind, on occasions, both. Some partially break down the barriers of fear. The goal is to use boxing to access the unlimited potential and wisdom latent in every human being. Some realize this truth , others fail short . Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: As previously reported on Boxing News 24, former three division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) will be fighting former WBA light welterweight Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) in the 26-year Broner’s home city of Cincinnati on October 3rd at the U.S. Bank Arena.
The fight will be televised on Showtime, and the World Boxing Association “regular” 140lb title will be at stage in the fight. The Broner- Allakhverdiev fight became official today, August 28th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Boxing fans will get a chance to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. and challenger Andre Berto tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Berto” Episode 1 on Showtime. The episode will highlight the buildup to their interesting fight on September 12th on Showtime pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Part of the episode will show Mayweather showing off his versatility in playing Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas in a game of basketball. What was surprising in watching the game was how good Mayweather is. He was competitive with Thomas, and this isn’t even Mayweather’s No.1 sport. Thomas had to bring his A-game for him to beat Mayweather. He wasn’t slacking off at all against him. Read the rest of this entry »