(Photo credit: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME) By Scott Gilfoid: Speedy super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs) is hoping that a win over Derek Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs) tonight in their 12 round fight will ultimately lead to a rematch against Carl Froch in the future.
Dirrell lost to Froch five years ago by a very questionable decision in Froch’s home city, and ever since then Dirrell has longed for a rematch against the British fighter.
Dirrell’s fight against Edwards tonight will be an IBF super middleweight eliminator bout, so this in theory should put Dirrell on a crash course with Froch, who holds the IBF and WBA 168 pound titles. However, Froch has talked about wanting only a fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr next year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: While many boxing fans see the January 24th rubber match between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado as little more than a simple slugfest between two sloppy fighters going nowhere with what’s left of their careers, HBO thinks enough of the fight to put together a “Road to Alvarado-Rios 3” preview episode that they plan on televising next month on January 10th at midnight ET/PT. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daven: For bordering on three years now Kell Brook and Eddie Hearn have been calling out Amir Khan, while feasting on the blood of second and even third tier fighters. With Brook having problems earlier in the year, one wonders how long he’ll remain a ‘champion.’
I use the term because he’s beaten nobody to warrant such a title, if anything his bout with Porter was a draw, not a 117-11 victory. Amir ‘King’ Khan is trying to establish a solid fan base in America right now and doesn’t feel the need to fight in little old Sheffield in contrast to Brook. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: 46-year-old former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) has no interest in having to toil away slowly to try and get a fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in the future.
Instead, Tarver is hoping that if he can get a big name like David Haye to fight him, he’ll quickly get a fight against Wladimir if he can knock Haye out. Tarver is confident that he’ll beat the British heavyweight if he can just get him to agree to a fight with him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: After pining away for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr for years, Amir Khan is trying to come to terms with the latest news that Mayweather doesn’t see him as a big enough name in the United States for him to bother fighting.
Mayweather only has a couple fights left on his six-fight Showtime/CBS contract and he’s being very selective in the opponents he faces because he wants to maximize the amount of money he makes with his remaining fights on his contract. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF World super bantamweight belt holder Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KOs) will be making his first title defense in the next two months against #1 IBF, #1 WBO, #4 WBA Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KOs) on February 25th at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Avalos feels confident that he’ll be whipping Frampton in front of his own fans on 2/25, as he said “I am going to win, and it will be by knockout,” as quoted by Skysports.com. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: A win for WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) in his next fight against #1 WBC Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) on February 21st will set Golovkin up as the WBC mandatory challenger to the winner of the proposed fight between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) on May 2nd.
This would then put the Cotto-Canelo winner in a situation where they’ll need to decide whether it’s worth it or not to be the WBC 160 pound champion when they would soon be forced to defend their strap against a real middleweight in Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tom Berridge: Pound for pound, king of the ring Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr is in the process of possibly taking up a fight with World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in order to cash in on the good part of $100 million dollars that he will walk away with when that fight happens next year in 2015.
Let’s look at the options and the facts surrounding his upcoming fight in May.
Realistically Floyd only has two options in Amir Khan and Pacquiao. I believe having watched Khan’s last performance against Devon Alexander last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mayweather is probably thinking he has just as much chance of losing to Khan as he does to Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME) By Jim Dower: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) made weight on Thursday for his title defense this Friday night against #7 WBC Dmitry Sukhotsky (22-2, 16 KOs) at the Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Stevenson, 36, weighed in at 174.5 pounds and looked in excellent shape as usual for his fights.
For his part, the 33-year-old Sukhotskiy, who comes from Russia, weighed 173.5 pounds. This fight promises to be an easier match for Stevenson than his last one against Andrzej Fonfara. Sukhotskiy has suffered losses to the likes of Cornelius White and Jurgen Braehmer during his career, and neither of those fighters are in the same class as Stevenson. Sukhotskiy has won his last four fights since losing a wide 12 round unanimous decision to White in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
By Danny Esch: News has come out already that “Chino” Maidana has “allegedly” turned down a fight with Keith “One Time” Thurman for the third time after Thurman’s victory over Leonard Bundu. I did say for the THIRD time that “EL CHICA” Maidana has turned down the fight which was first introduced to him in 2012 were team Maidana signed the deal but “allegedly “upon viewing Thurman tapes and viewing his fight record and his K.O. ratio they backed out of the deal.
Now would it surprise you that Marcos Maidana is actually ranked lower than Keith Thurman on the WBC, WBA, and the RING magazine ratings. The WBC has Thurman ranked as “WBC Interim Champion” behind Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana is ranked number 5 as well as Leonard Bundu ranked at number 3 and Robert Guerrero ranked at number 8. The WBA has Keith Thurman ranked at number 1 followed my Marcos Maidana at number 3 and Leonard Bundu at number 4 and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero did not make the list. Read the rest of this entry »
By BK: Pound for pound king and welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr has recently been very vocal about wanting to fight Manny Pacquiao in his next fight in May.
In fact this is the most vocal Mayweather has been about the fight for some time. Mayweather and Pacquiao have been speculated to fight for 5 years now dating back to late 2009. However, due to disagreement from both camps over terms to the fight, it was never made and the world still awaits the biggest and most expensive fight in this era to happen. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Amir Khan believes that Floyd Mayweather Jr is in a position where he has no one else to fight but himself for his next fight in early 2015. Khan didn’t come right out and say it, but it doesn’t look like Mayweather will be getting the fight he wanted against Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd. If that fight fails to happen then Khan believes Mayweather has no other choice but to face him.
Khan thinks Mayweather’s recent excuse about “No one knows who Amir Khan is,” is Mayweather showing that he’s afraid to fight him. Khan thinks that Mayweather’s fear comes from the hand speed and the boxing talent that Khan possesses. Read the rest of this entry »