By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) revealed to a nationwide audience last Saturday night of what he hopes to accomplish with his career when he eventually retires from the sport at some point. Mayweather wants to be known as the best ever when he leaves the sport unbeaten at 50-0, and it doesn’t look like there’s anything going to stop the talented star from accomplishing his goal.
At 37, Mayweather is fighting like someone 10 years younger, and quite possible that he can fight another 10 years like Bernard Hopkins if he so chooses. One can only imagine what Mayweather would accomplish if he fought for another 10 years and retired undefeated at 47 with a net worth of close to $1 billion. It’s unreal to think about the things that Mayweather can accomplish if he wants. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jon Ingram: I feel that people have written off Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO’s) because of his recent struggles until his last fight against WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley. I have been one to defend him when it came to his anti- fan base. Looking back at his past fights, I’ll explain why I feel that the old Pacquiao is not all that different from the new Manny. When you actually think about it, he maybe even better equipped for a Floyd Mayweather Jr battle more than ever, which I’ll explain a little better in my next article “Pacquiao better equipped for Mayweather?”
When Pacquiao was taking Boxing by storm and was the pound-for-pound king, it was because he was knocking guys out. If he wasn’t knocking guys out, he was stopping them. He had wars, and because he was the faster, stronger puncher, he succeeded. My theory to people’s perception of Pacquiao not being the same all comes from the Pacquiao/Bradley 1. After Pacquiao was robbed the decision he rightfully deserved, he felt he needed to prove extra by knocking out Juan Manuel Marquez, which was his downfall. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) says he would still see himself as the undisputed champion at 175 even if he never gets a chance to fight WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KO’s), who fights on Showtime’s rival HBO.
Hopkins wants to fight WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson next, and if he beats him then Hopkins will proclaim himself the undisputed champion at 175 without facing Kovalev. The Hopkins-Kovalev fight can only take place if Kovalev leaves HBO and comes over to Showtime to face Hopkins.
“You have to ask Richard Schaefer. I’m a Showtimer,” Hopkins said after his win over WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov last Saturday night. “I’m loyal to Showtime, and I’m loyal to Richard Schaefer. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jon Ingram: I’ll start by saying, yes, I’m pro Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather. I feel that it’s only Mayweather fans who claim they don’t want to see him fight Pacquiao, that it would be a waste of time. Would Victor Ortiz, or even Robert Gurrero that Floyd fought in the past be a better competitive match then the Pacquiao of now? Let me explain why I feel that Manny is actually better equipped to face Mayweather now more than ever. Yes, even more then when he was knocking guys out.
Manny Pacquiao getting knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez was the best thing that could’ve happened to Manny. It was a wakeup call, that he can’t just go into every fight with his head down and expect his speed and power to walk through everyone anymore. After that he realized that he will have to rely on his boxing skills, (yes he has them) for he was able to outbox a “prime” American top 3 P4P boxer in Bradly, and he out boxed him clearly two times. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KO’s) says he’ll be moving up to the welterweight division after making one final title defense at 140 of his WBA and WBC 140lb titles. Garcia struggled to beat Mauricio Herrera by a 12 round majority decision last March in a fight that pretty much the entire world saw Garcia losing. Garcia thinks he won the fight by four rounds, but the fans disagree with him.
Danny’s performance against Herrera isn’t the type that you want to see from a fighter who is about to take a step up in competition against much better opposition than the guys that he’s been facing during his career. That probably won’t stop Danny from getting a big money fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015, but his chances of success in that fight and in other fights at 147 aren’t looking too good right now. Read the rest of this entry »
By John Hoolan: Wladimir Klitschko is the heavyweight champ of the world and has dominated his weight class for over a decade. He has a lot of critics, there are those who think his style is poor, there are others that say he is a champ in a very poor era.
Whatever the thoughts and opinions the facts state a record for the WBO, WBO “Super”, IBF, WBA “Super”, The Ring and IBO Heavyweight champ which reads 61 wins – 3 losses, 51 wins by KO. Those are the stats of a champ which must be taken seriously and who, in my opinion, must be respected.
Wlad has a huge advantages in weight, height and experience over his next opponent. Far too much for many to even care about this fight. BoxNation in the UK have decided against showing it and instead it will be shown free on Eurosport in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: That’s right I said it. There is no greatest boxer of all time. No matter how many list come out from journalists who’ve been in the boxing game for years or fans simply putting together their own list. To take one man and put him on top of boxing is down right out disrespectful to those who put in blood, sweat and tears. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KO’s) made a name for himself last Saturday night in destroying a still very good Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KO’s) in a 4th round TKO victory on Showtime. The victory showed clearly that Porter is one of the best fighters in the 147lb division, and he’s ready for bigger fights against the big names in the division.
Porter’s promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions says he likes the idea of matching him against WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the future, and he thinks it would be a great fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: No.1 WBO 147lb contender Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KO’s) saw IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter’s 4th round TKO win over Paulie Malignaggi last Saturday night. Brook says it was a good performance from Porter, but he thinks it’ll be a different story with him when he faces Porter. Malignaggi, 33, is clearly nearing the end of his career and not the fighter he once was. With the 27-year-old Brook, he’s still not yet cut his teeth on 1st tier opposition after 10 years as a pro.
Brook said this on his twitter about Porter’s performance: “Great performance @ShowtimeShawnP let’s see how you are with me! who is also a young lion! #AndTheNew.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) still wants to fight a rematch against Marcos Maidana, even though Broner has now moved down to the light welterweight division and is campaigning as a 140lb fighter now. Broner, 24, says he’s exercised his rematch clause for the Maidana fight, and he still intends on fighting him in the near future at some point.
Broner still isn’t saying when precisely that he’ll be looking to get Maidana back in the ring, but you have to assume that it won’t be anytime soon given that Broner is being guided by his adviser Al Haymon. Read the rest of this entry »
By Poerqe: It seems like Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) has signed with the well known boxing adviser Al Haymon. This could be a very smart move by Amir and his team. Not only is it easier for Amir to make a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr now. But he also doesn’t have to earn that fight anymore.
Haymon could match Khan up with some easy fights. Khan’s team hasn’t been known to pick the best fighters for Amir. They have been matching him up with high risk, low value opponents. Like Danny Garcia for example. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: It was only a few days ago that Leonard Ellerbe (CEO of Mayweather Promotions) surprisingly walked into the gym of trainer Robert Garcia during Marcos Maidana’s media day training session. It was unusual to see such a prominent figure from the Mayweather camp come all the way to Los Angeles and many were interested in why.
Ellerbe stated it was because he had been hearing lots of rumblings that Maidana has been looking phenomenal in training and hears that he has been doing serious damage to sparring partners. Ellerbe stated he felt the need to check out the gym for himself and get a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Hughes: Over here in the UK the Shawn Porter-Paulie Malignaggi fight drew a lot of media attention for several reasons. Malignaggi is very popular here, because his analytical boxing breakdown of fights as much as his technical skills admired. He’s a fantastic talker a big career ahead in the media world awaits.
The fact Kell Brook was awaiting the winner added to the intrigue. We now know who he will face. Brook speaking in the build up to Saturday night’s fight made no real secret of who he wanted to face ‘The Magic Man’, for many reasons now apparent to those who saw the dismantling of Malignaggi in Washington. Read the rest of this entry »
By Thomas Greengrass: At the age of 78, famous American middleweight and civil rights activist Rubin ‘hurricane’ Carter has died. He had been battling the effects of prostate cancer for a period of years. In his career in the ring, Carter fought once for the world WBA and WBC middleweight titles losing a unanimous decision to Joey Giardello in Philadelphia, 1964. He was a one time, number three ranked middleweight by ring magazine. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Last Saturday night 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) defeated WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KO’s) to win another 175lb title to go along with his IBF light heavyweight title he already has. Hopkins now his mind set on face WBC 175lb champion Adonis Stevenson later this year followed by a mega fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Hopkins wants the Mayweather match-up to be staged in a stadium somewhere, and he feels it would be a huge fight with the fans. Hopkins even has a slogan for the fight, calling it “50-50.”
You have to wonder if Hopkins would be expecting a 50-50 purse split for the fight as well. If so, he would be dreaming worse than he already is in thinking he’ll get the fight in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »