By Allan Fox: Shane Mosley (48-9-1, 40 KOs) is hoping to use his victory over former two division world champion Ricardo Mayorga (31-9-1, 25 KOs) from last Saturday night to get a fight against a veteran big name fighter such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto or Juan Manuel Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: For boxing fans who didn’t get a chance to see the war between Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 18 KOs) and Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) last Saturday night, the Mares-Santa Cruz fight will be on replay this Tuesday, September 1st on ESPN at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The fight was shown on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN last Saturday night in what many fans believe could be the Fight of the Year. It’s certainly the best fight that I’ve seen this year up to this point. For a fight that was shown on free television, this was a great deal. Read the rest of this entry »
by Michael Montero – A crowd of 13,109 packed the Staples Center on a hot summer night in Los Angeles to see the highly anticipated featherweight clash between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares. The fight headlined a very entertaining PBC on ESPN card and would more than live up to its “Battle of LA” billing. Mares entered the ring first to a mixture of boos and cheers. Santa Cruz made his ring walk next and it was clear that the crowd was on his side, probably 3 to 1. The tension was thick as referee Jack Reiss gave the fighters their final instructions and they touched gloves. It was an electric atmosphere and the noise ringside was deafening as the opening bell sounded. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Abel Sanchez says that he believes that the winner of the Miguel Cotto vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight on November 21st will likely run away from a fight against WBC No.1 mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin rather than taking the fight against him next year. Sanchez, who trains Golovkin, says it doesn’t matter if the Cotto-Canelo fight decides to dash away from the Golovkin fight, because they’ll be giving up the WBC middleweight title in the process.
That’s the belt that Golovkin is after. He doesn’t care if they both avoid him. He just wants the WBC 160lb title. The World Boxing Council president Mauricio Suliaman has already said that the winner of the Cotto vs. Canelo fight must fight Golovkin next if they want to keep the belt. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) feels that he’s got the hand speed to match Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) on September 12th, and he’s looking forward to having a speed game with him. Berto feels that his hand speed is either equal or better than Mayweather’s.
But the difference he sees is his superior punching power that he has in both hands, and he thinks that he’s going to be able to cause Mayweather a great deal of problems when he starts landing his big shots against him. Read the rest of this entry »
By The Sandman: Last Saturday night at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California, Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KO’s) came out victorious in winning a 12 round majority decision in his fight against Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KO’s). Many fans and boxing analysts felt Santa Cruz’s recent level of competition had not prepared Santa Cruz for a match up with Mares. However, Santa Cruz demonstrated intelligence, patience, and skills that were not needed in his previous fights.
Boxing Fans had not seen the 27-year-old Santa Cruz face adversity until the first round of Saturday’s fight with Mares. Before the opening bell, Mares seemed settled on the idea that he would take the fight to Santa Cruz and also had the demeanor of a confident fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The WBA will be ordering an immediate rematch between 36-year-old former middleweight champion Felix Sturm (39-5-3, 18 KOs) and WBA World super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KOs) for December following a protest that was made.
Chudinov, 27, has to get past his first title defense against #4 WBA Frank Buglioni (17-1-1, 13 KOs) on September 26th at the Wembley Arena in London, UK. If Chudinov wins that fight, he’ll be facing Sturm in a rematch in December. Chudinov defeated Sturm by a 12 round split decision last May in a very close fight in Frankfurt, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: After having come up empty in his war with Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KOs) last Saturday night, 29-year-old Aber Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) is complaining that he should have been given the win in their fight at the Staples Center in Carson, California.
Mares thought he had done enough to get the nod from the three judges who had been assigned to the fight, but unfortunately for him they saw the 27-year-old Santa Cruz as the winner by a 12 round majority decision by the scores of 114-114, 117-111, and 117-111. Mares had to settle for being the whiner instead of the winner. I’m just saying. Read the rest of this entry »
By Luke Clarke: Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) has proved himself to be named amongst the greatest heavyweights of all time. As one of the longest reigning heavyweight world champions in history (second only to Joe Louis), his legacy will surely be cemented in the boxing hall of fame. This era will be remembered as the Klitschko era.
Although not everyone likes Wladimir’s boxing style, few can deny it has been effective over the last 10 years, and nobody has come close to beating him since winning the world title in 2006. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: Other than the 43-year-old “Sugar” Shane Mosley (48-9-1, 40 KOs) proving that he can beat an old and out of shape 41-year-old Ricardo Mayorga (31-9-1, 25 KOs) with a belt line body shot last Saturday night in the 6th round, Mosley didn’t really prove anything at all with his win against the Nicaraguan fighter at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Read the rest of this entry »