By Gerardo Granados: When I was a kid an uncle of mine took me to my first Bull Fight ever and it was simply a great show to watch from beginning to end; you can feel the adrenaline when the “Banderilleros” get so close to the bull, if you understand what I am saying you will also be able to feel the art involved when the “Torero” gets close to the bull making a pass after another. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like #1 WBC George Groves (21-3, 16 KOs) can forget about a big payday fight against IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs), because he says he’s looking to fight the elite in the 168lb division like Andre Dirrell, Andre Ward and Arthur Abraham rather than the 27-year-old Groves, whose career is floundering and about sink into the murky depths of the cold ocean waters after his recent 12 round decision loss to the talented WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack on September 12th last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The defeat for Groves was his third in his last five fights. With a record of 2-3 in his last 5 fights, Groves has been rejected as being not good enough to fight the 29-year-old DeGale. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Frankie Gavin (22-2, 13 KOs) has pulled out of his fight against British/Commonwealth and WBC International welterweight champion Sam Eggington after suffering a foot injury. Gavin was supposed to face Eggington on October 17th at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, UK.
Gavin was totally whipped in his last fight by IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook in a nice little mismatch that took place last May at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Surprisingly, Gavin was ranked No.5 at the time by the International Boxing Federation despite the fact that he’d never beaten anyone good. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like WBA light welterweight champion Adrien Broner (31-2, 23 KOs) will take an easy title defense for his first defense of his newly won WBA 140lb title. If the World Boxing Association will let him, Broner could be facing 2nd tier fighter Ashley Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KOs) in his first defense.
Theophane is one of Broner’s close friend Floyd Mayweather Jr’s stable fighters in his Mayweather Promotions’ stable, and Mayweather previously told Theophane that he believed he could get him a fight against Broner if Theophane won his last fight against Steve Upsher Chambers, which he did last month in beating Chambers by a 10 round unanimous decision on his undercard on September 12th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs) is looking forward to getting the current IBF 168lb champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) inside the ring so that he can beat him and regain his lost IBF title on November 28th at the Videotron Center in Quebec, Canada.
Bute lost his IBF title in a 5th round knockout defeat to Britain’s Carl Froch in 2012 in a fight that took place in Froch’s hometown of Nottingham, UK. Now with Bute fighting in his adopted country of Canada, he has a chance to even the score by beating a Brit to regain his long lost IBF strap. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: Immediately after Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) captured the vacant WBC light welterweight title last night with a 10th round knockout win over Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, a lot of boxing fans began to speculate when or if a unification fight between Postol and newly crowned WBA 140lb champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (31-2, 22 KOs) can be made.
Broner won the vacant WBA light welterweight title with a 12th round knockout over former WBA 140lb champ Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-2, 9 KOs) last night on Showtime at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. To be sure, a unification fight between Broner and Postol would be a big fight and one that a lot of fans would be interested in seeing. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: In a horrible robbery last Saturday night, former WBC lightweight champion Humberto Soto (65-9-2, 35 KOs) found himself on the receiving end of a good old fashioned controversial 10 round unanimous decision loss to a powerful but very, very limited Antonio Orozco (23-0, 15 KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Soto, 35, did a great job of exposing Orozco in that fight as a limited fighter. Orozco may have won the fight, but he lost the battle, as he was exposed and many of the boxing fans at home and at the Stubhub didn’t agree with the decision the judges handed down. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: 41-year-old former two division belt holder Randall Bailey (45-8, 39 KOs) picked up a rare win last night in beating Shusaku Fujinaka (12-6-2, 8 KOs) by a 7th round knockout to win the vacant WBO Asia Pacific welterweight title at the Sunhak Gymnasium, in Incheon, South Korea. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Dan Ambrose: Last night, Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) defeated Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) by a 10th round knockout to win the vacant WBC light welterweight title at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Postol, 31, made easy work of Matthysse in totally schooling him before scoring a 10th round knockout.
Matthysse went out on his knee rather than going out on his shield like a warrior. With this victory, Postol is now looking for an opponent for his next fight. He says he would be interested in facing WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) if he’s open to the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Gerardo Granados: It was really disappointing to hear Lucas Matthysse at the post fight interview to have said he could have got up but preferred to protect his eye because he couldn’t see. It was even worst to hear it days after the 40th anniversary of the Thrilla in Manila, to me it sounded like an insult for all the Valhalla fighters who in the past have stepped into the ring.
The best race driver who ever lived once said when questioned by Jackie Stewart: “if you no longer go for a gap that exist then you are no longer a racing driver”. Read the rest of this entry »