By Scott Gilfoid: Former heavyweight champion Wladimir “Steelhammer” Klitschko is well aware of IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s weaknesses from having sparred with him a lot in the past for many rounds in 2014, and he plans on exploiting those flaws in his armor this Saturday night in their mega-fight at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Read the rest of this entry »
By Carolin Bluechel, interview by Alexandra Kostenko – After Eduard Gutknecht had lost his boxing match for the WBA’s international title to George Groves on November 18, the fight of his life was just about to begin. It looks like for Eddy and his family this fight will continue forever.
Five months on from the event, his wife Julia has opened up in an interview with boxwelt.de and revealed the shocking truth and shocking photos to interviewer Alexandra Kostenko.
Q: Julia, the question that moves boxing fans all over the world is: How is Eddy doing by now? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The highly rated #1 IBF welterweight contender Errol Spence (21-0, 18 KOs) says WBA/WBC champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) doesn’t want to fight him. Spence thinks Thurman doesn’t want to take the fight with him. He won’t commit to the fight. When the two of them were sitting next to each other last Saturday during a Showtime Boxing interview, Thurman wouldn’t look at Spence during the entire time they were sitting. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr says Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) is going to go down in their pay-per-view big Mexican clash on May 6 on HBO at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chavez Jr. says the boxing public wants to see Canelo get knocked out. Canelo is taking on a real fighter, says Chavez Jr., and not the smaller or older guys that he’s been facing during his career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten Errol Spence Jr (21-0, 18 KOs) is fighting IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook overseas in the UK is not something that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya agrees with. De La Hoya says he would never make the same move as the promoters for the 27-year-old Spence from Premier Boxing Champions. De La Hoya thinks there’s too much risk in Spence going overseas to fight the 30-year-old Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) in his hometown at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis says IBF champion Anthony Joshua is facing the 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko at the right time in his career with him coming off of a loss to Tyson Fury and a 2-year layoff from boxing. In Lewis’ opinion, the Ukrainian Wladimir has lost his legs and can’t move as well as he could earlier in his career. Lewis thinks that Wladimir will hang up his gloves after a loss to the 27-year-old Joshua. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like #14 WBO contender Razvan Cojanu (14-2, 9 KOs) will be the replacement for WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs)to defend his title against on May 6 as a substitute for the ailing Hughie Fury at the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. The 6’7 ½” is said to be a harder puncher than the 6’6” Hughie. In looking at a couple of the 30-year-old Cojanu’s past fights on Youtube, he looks a lot more powerful than the young 22-year-old Hughie. Cojanu is probably a better fighter than Hughie despite having 2 losses on his record. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder seems to have a real eye for breaking talent, as he held nothing back this week in his media conference call in dissecting this Saturday’s fight between Wladimir Klitschko and IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium in London, England. In talking about the flaws of both fighters, Wilder sounded like a skilled trainer in getting right to the root of the problems that both fighters have. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury is talking about resuming his boxing career in 2 months from now on the undercard of the Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze card in London, England on July 8. The 29-year-old Fury revealed the news on his Twitter account. Fury taking the shotgun approach to his comeback by spitting out different comeback dates left and right, none of which Gilfoid believes. Fury is still very heavy. Last month, he said he was weighing 350 pounds. I wouldn’t be surprise if he hasn’t lost any of that weight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Joseph Hirsch – One of the most abiding and false myths in boxing is what is known as the triangle theory. It’s a mistake both casual fans and experts get drawn into, as shown time and again, but most recently in the debate over who would win a fight between Mikey Garcia and Vasyl Lomachenko. I personally can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone say that because Mikey Garcia (Fighter A in this instance) beat Orlando Salido (Fighter B) who got a decision over Vasyl Lomachenko (Fighter C), that means that Hi-Tech will automatically lose to Mikey Garcia. This faulty logic ignores another and truer precept of boxing: styles make fights. Read the rest of this entry »