By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO 140lb champion Ruslan Provodnikov’s fight against 40-year-old former WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) on November 28th is perceived as a one-sided mismatch in the eyes of many boxing experts.
To be sure, it would seem likely that Provodnikov will wear Castillo down at some point in the fight and score a knockout. However, the fight could spell danger for Provodnikov if Castillo decides to use his boxing skills to try and win a decision rather than him going to war with Provodnikov. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sam: Before the publicity tour for Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Marcos Maidana 2 started, the money man said on the eve of BET awards to a reporter that he will fight Maidana in September and then there’s a surprise for the fans in May. Read the rest of this entry »
Jacob Cullen: I am only 25 years old, I started watching boxing rather late, around 17 years old to be exact. I obviously knew of superstars like Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis & Naseem Hamed but just never saw them fight.
Instead it was one Saturday night, ITV boxing, the main fight was Joe Calzaghe vs Evans Ashira. A 12 round contest for Joe’s WBO super middleweight title he had won years prior in a fight against Chris Eubank.
This was the FIRST ever boxing match I had seen LIVE and I was hooked, the atmosphere, the entrances everything that makes the sport so entertaining. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach has been making knockout predictions for his fighter Manny Pacquiao for many years now, and his fight against Chris Algieri this Saturday night will be no exception.
Roach sees Pacquiao stopping the 30-year-old Algieri in the 1st round when the two fighters get inside the ring this Saturday night, November 22nd, in Macau, China. Pacquiao hasn’t scored a knockout over an opponent since his 12th round stoppage win over Miguel Cotto in 2009. Even in that fight, you can make an argument that the fight should have been allowed to continue due to Cotto still fighting back. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #6 WBC Matthew Macklin (31-6, 20 KOs) says he plans on thinking hard about which direction he should go with his career following a 10th round knockout defeat at the hands of #4 WBC Jorge Sebastian Heiland (25-4-2, 13 KKOs) last Saturday night at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
Macklin was knocked out by a single right hand by Heiland in the 10th round, and he was unable to get up from the knockdown in order to continue fighting. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former world champion Lennox Lewis was impressed with the ease of IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s win over Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) last Saturday night in Hamburg, Germany.
Lewis says that Pulev was a mere bruiser, and that Wladimir needs to think about improving the level of his opposition. If it was up to Wladimir, he likely wouldn’t have taken the fight with Pulev, because it wasn’t a fight that he was all that excited about from the get go. Read the rest of this entry »
By BK: This Saturday night, the little known Chris Algieri will step into what could end up being the biggest fight of his career against Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao for the 147 welterweight WBO world championship.
Algieri is coming off a 12 round split decision victory over Ruslan Provodnikov to win the light welterweight 140 WBO world title. Algieri was a huge underdog in this fight due to fighting on undercards and not being part of big fights that would generate a huge recognition in the casual fan eye. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KO)s) took a beating last Saturday night in getting knocked down 4 times and stopped in the 5th round in his title challenge against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3-, 52 KOs) at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Pulev, 33, wound up with a slight concussion. With the way that Wladimir finished Pulev off with a big left hook to the head in the 5th, it looked far worse than what it actually was. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daven: Premier heavyweights throughout history have possessed a sensational technique, magnificent jab and great ring awareness. Not to mention they’ve stayed at the top for years despite their advancing age. One points to examples such as Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali. Another man joined these elite fighters in my opinion last Saturday night. Dr Steelhammer is 38 years old but still refuses to be put down by his younger foes. Three years ago Haye failed miserably, followed by the widely acclaimed Povetkin and now Pulev, is the most recent victim of the Ukrainian’s mastery. These three aforementioned prize-fighters are excellent by the standards of this era, so Klitschko deserves ample credit for triumphing over them. Read the rest of this entry »
By BK: Floyd Mayweather Jr is reportedly waiting on the result of the upcoming Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander fight in December before thinking about making his next announcement on his next opponent in May 2015.
Mayweather hasn’t been vocal about what direction he is going towards for his next fight but there is some big fights out there for Floyd if he wants a big paycheck, here is a list of them. Read the rest of this entry »
by Yannis Mihanos: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) easily dispatched previously unbeaten opponent Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
In todays heavyweight division there is only one man who can make a difference and that is Wladimir Klitschko. His body physique along with his raw natural power has made it impossible for others to compete at the same level with him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) expects to find his long lost power when he moves down to light welterweight in the near future. His fight next Saturday night against Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) will be taking place at 144 pounds when they step inside the ring in Macau, China.
Depending on how well Pacquiao does in that fight, he will then move down to light welterweight in order to find his power and find additional opponents for him to fight. If Pacquiao stay at 147, he’ll be pretty much stuck fighting the likes of Tim Bradley, Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios for the remainder of his day, because that’s pretty much all Top Rank has in that weight class. But if Pacquiao moves to 140, he can fight Terence Crawford, Jessie Vargas, Ruslan Provodnikov, Mikey Garcia and additional fights against Algieri. Read the rest of this entry »