By Dan Ambrose: A fight between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) and #1 WBC Jorge Sebastian Heiland (25-4-2, 13 KOs) is reportedly close to being made, according to ESPN Deportes.
HBO isn’t interested in the Cotto-Heiland fight, as they see it as a similar fight as the Cotto vs. Delvin Rodriguez mismatch that took place in October 2013. It was a terrible fight with Cotto destroying a timid-looking Delvin Rodriguez in just three rounds. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOPs) wants a fight against Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) badly enough then he’s going to have to agree to a winner take all fight with the winner of the bout collecting all the cash.
This is what Khan, 28, is offering Brook if he wants the fight with him. Khan believes that the only reason that Brook wants the fight with him is because he’s looking to cash out. Read the rest of this entry »
By John Simmons: Myths? Without them we have no stories to tell, without them we create false gods. In the scheduled May 2nd mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao you hear many myths and a lot of tall stories. We will spend some time talking about these stories in regards to Floyd Mayweather.
When you hear fans stating Mayweather has never faced a fast moving, fast hands power puncher before and will have trouble with Manny’s footwork they are baiting you. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: The Super Bantamweight division is boxing’s forbidden fruit. For us its like being told you can be a millionaire and its right in front of you but the cash is in an impenetrable safe and you don’t have the key.
There are many potential top clashes in this weight class but nobody seems to want to bite the bullet and make them happen. Who can genuinely say they knew a lot about 11-0 (8) WBA Super Bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux before he out-boxed Nonito Donaire over 12 rounds. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Babatis Banda: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have been in camp for a number of weeks now in getting ready for their fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Strange as it may sound, but yes, Pacquiao has been the more vocal or at least his camp has been on the more trashing side.
There has been quite some stuff worth noting to the buildup to this fight. In the first place, we have believed that Mayweather really knows how to sell his fights, by hyping if you like, the fight by trash talking and irritating his opposing camp. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: WBC Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) is a common opponent of both Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao and feels that Manny has what it takes to overcome the undefeated favorite Mayweather.
Cotto was TKO’d by Pacquiao in 12th round of their slugfest in 2009 and was outpointed by Floyd in 2012 by a 12 round unanimous decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The May 9th fight between former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa (24-0-1, 18 KOs) and former two division world champion Ricky Burns (37-4-1, 11 KOs) will be taking place at the State Farm Arena, in Hidalgo, Texas, USA. No titles will be on the line for the fight. Figueroa is now the WBC lightweight Champion in Recess.
It was already known that the fight would take place in Houston, but the actual venue was still undecided until today. This is really a do-or-die fight for Burns, as he’s lost two out of his last three fights in the last two years. Burns will be turning 32 on April 13th, and he’s obviously not getting any younger. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: After coming up short last month in getting stopped in the 11th round in his fight against WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) on February 21st, #4 WBC Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) says he’d like to get another shot at fighting Golovkin, but this time super middleweight.
Murray, 32, believes it would be a different fight if he were to take the 5’10 ½” Golovkin at 168, presumably because he wouldn’t have to struggle to take the weight off like he did in cutting down to 160.
Murray has had three shots at world titles in the middleweight division, he’s failed to win a world title. He still believes he has opportunities in this fight class, but he thinks he would have a lot of chances at 168 as well if he were to move up. Murray seems torn about whether he should move up or not. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Maybe the reader was upset when referee Luis Pabon stopped the Sergey Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal title bout; perhaps you might think it was the right call because it will always be better an early stoppage than a punch late. But are we the fight fans on the verge to say good bye to the epic Castillo vs Corrales type of fights? I surely hope not. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The long-armed Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) will be coming after IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) to strip him of four world titles in their fight at Madison Square Garden, in New York, New York, USA.
While Jennings the 6’3”, 220lbs, may be giving up around 25 pounds and 3 inches in height to the 6’6”, 245 pound Wladimir on April 25th, he’ll actually be sporting a three inch reach advantage against him. This means that Jennings is going to be able to nail Wladimir any time he wants. Read the rest of this entry »