By Scott Gilfoid: Fighting for a world title for the second title in his 12-year pro career, #1 WBC Kevin Mitchell (39-2, 29 KOs) is confident he’ll have his hand raised in victory on Saturday night when he challenges WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares (38-3, 25 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Mitchell, 30, will have the hometown advantage due to the fight taking place in the UK rather than Linares’ home in Tokyo, Japan. It’s going to be awfully tough for Mitchell though because Linares is arguably much better than Ricky Burns, a fighter that crushes Mitchell in just 4 rounds in 2012 in the last time that Mitchell challenged for a world title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: #2 IBF, #4 WBA, #4 WBC, #5 WBO light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) will be looking to add another knockout victory to his impressive record next month against 33-year-old Doudou Ngumbu (34-6, 13 KOs) on June 12th in a scheduled 12 round bout on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions from the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
There’s little question whether the 30-year-old Beterbiev will win the fight, but he can impress fans if he’s able to score a knockout over the 33-year-old Ngumbu, who has only been knocked out once during his career in losing by a 5th round stoppage to the hard hitting Najib Mohammadi three years ago in June of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It’s still unknown at this point whether #6 WBC heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (12-0, 12 KOs) will ever rise above beating 40+ old journeyman level fighters that his promoter Eddie Hearn has been routinely feeding him one after another like Hors d’oeuvres, but one person thinks the 6’6” Joshua is the real deal is former IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch.
Froch believes that Joshua is an impressive fighter. Froch thinks that Joshua will beat his opponent for this Saturday, 35-year-old journeyman Kevin Johnson (29-6-1, 14 KOs), without too many problems. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) is very interested in facing IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs). If Carl Froch doesn’t face Golovkin, then DeGale surely will unless his promoter Eddie Hearn has something to say about it.
It’s still unclear if the 29-year-old DeGale is truly interested in facing Golovkin. Perhaps it was only the euphoria from winning the IBF super middleweight title last Saturday after DeGale narrowly beat Andre Dirrell by a close 12 round unanimous decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Robert
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) will be looking to get a good victory on June 6th when he faces Aaron Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KOs) in a 10 round bout in a must win fight for the 32-year-old Guerrero on NBC on Premier Boxing Champions at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA.
Things haven’t been going too well for Guerrero in his last three fights. He’s lost two out of his last three fights, and the one fight he did win against Yoshihiro Kamegai proved to be a grueling affair with Guerrero taking a lot of punishment in the process of winning a 12 round decision last year in June. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: After his victory over Andre Dirrell last Saturday, James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) claimed that WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) would never choose to fight him. It’s unclear where DeGale was going with this comment.
Did he mean that Ward wouldn’t waste his time fighting a guy like him, or did DeGale mean that Ward was afraid of fighting him for whatever reason? I can’t imagine a talent like Ward would be hesitant to fight a guy like DeGale, who really just scraped by Dirrell last Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »
By By Jordan Davies: First off I would like to congratulate James DeGale on winning the IBF Super middleweight world championship against Andre Dirrell in his own backyard by way of decision (117-109, 114-112 twice respectively) last Saturday night in Boston, Mass.
DeGale was up on the scorecards early in the fight scoring two knockdowns in the 2nd round and seemed to be too much for the American could handle. However, it seemed he decided to coast to a decision mid way through the fight by not engaging instead frustrating Dirrell by retreating onto the back foot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: A still very conflicted Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) is at it again with his doubtful talk about how he’d beat WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) if they’d fight, but then in the same sentence, yapping about how might retire instead of taking the fight.
Froch, 37, says he’s not sure if he wants to fight on or retire, but he still feels he’d whip Golovkin if he decided to honor him with a fight. I smell fear. I think Froch hasn’t made up his mind because the picture in his mind of all the things that can go wrong in a fight against Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Challenger Frankie Gavin (22-1, 13 KOs) has no chance of pulling off the upset this Saturday, says IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (24-0, 23 KOs), who will be facing the 29-year-old “Funtime” Gavin at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn was the one who thought it would be a good idea for Brook to fight Gavin, and instead of resisting the idea, Brook thought it was a great idea and readily agreed to the fight. Of course, this isn’t the fight that fans want to see. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Having seen unbeaten #6 WBC Anthony Joshua (12-0, 12 KOs) a number of times, 35-year-old former world title challenger Kevin Johnson (29-6-1, 13 KOs) has pronounced the 25-year-old Brit as little more than a media hype job, and he plans on exposing the 6’6” Joshua this Saturday night in their fight at the O2 Arena in London, UK. J
ohnson says he’s trained hard for this fight for the first time in ages, and he says 100 percent. Johnson admits that he trained in years, and that’s the reason why he’s lost 4 out of his last 5 fights. Read the rest of this entry »