By Dan Ambrose: Earlier on Thursday the World Boxing Council ordered IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) and WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) to begin negotiations between them.
If they’re unable to negotiate a fight, then there’s a purse bid that will take place on April 17th. Stevenson still has a fight on April 4th against Sakio Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs) Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: The 32-year-old former four division world champion Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs) will be looking to reinvent his career on Saturday night against William Prado (22-4-1, 15 KOs) in a fight at super bantamweight at the Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Donaire tried to make something happen in moving up to featherweight, but soon found out the hard way that he wasn’t cut out for that weight. Donaire struggled against Vic Darchinyan, and was knocked out in the 6th round by WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten #12 IBF welterweight contender Fredrick Lawson (24-0, 20 KOs) had to really struggle tonight to defeat 32-year-old Breidis Prescott (27-7, 20 KOs) by a 10 round split decision on Thursday night at the Hialeah Park Race Track in Miami, Florida. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Amir Khan believes Floyd Mayweather Jr will be too good for Manny Pacquiao when the two of them get it on in their fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan thinks Mayweather’s slick fighting style will give Pacquiao problems, and he sees him winning round with his single pot shots to the head.
Khan’s not sure what kind of game plan Mayweather will bring to the fight. He suspects he might take the fight to the 36-year-old Pacquiao in order to prove a point that he won’t be backed up by him or cowed by his heavy pressure. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion David Haye is finally ready to get back in the ring after sitting out of action for three consecutive years. He plans on returning to the ring in 2015, and then staying active so that he can become the WBC mandatory challenger to champion Deontay Wilder in the next 12 to 18 months.
At the latest, Haye, who will soon be turning 35 in October, believes he can become Wilder’s WBC mandatory by the start of 2016. However, there are no free rides with the WBC. Read the rest of this entry »
By Edgar Perez: When you hear word coming out of someone’s camp about one guy knocking out all his sparring partners, that’s called propaganda. Sparring partners that cannot stand up to boxer in training camp are called useless.
The only thing that will determine if one boxer will respect another fighter’s power comes from what happens in the ring between the bells. We are glad to hear that Mayweather is training for power. Nobody believes for one minute that all of the sudden he is going to turn into Mike Tyson. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Earlier today it was announced that the Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) vs. James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) fight is signed for May 23rd at a still to be determined venue in Boston, Massachusetts. DeGale’s promoter Eddie Hearn signed the contract last night for the fight, and he’s feeling confident that the 29-year-old DeGale will make history by becoming the first British Olympic gold medalist to capture a world title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a not so surprising move, 43-year-old British heavyweight Audley Harrison (31-7, 23 KOs) has announced his retirement from boxing. Harrison made the announcement on his official website.
It’s not earth-shattering news though, because Harrison hasn’t fought in two years since being brutally knocked out in the 1st round by knockout artist Deontay Wilder in April 2013 in Sheffied. Read the rest of this entry »
By Aaron Cooper: James DeGale will finally get his shot at the vacant IBF World Super-Middleweight title against Andre Dirrell on May 23rd in Boston, Massachusetts.
James is hoping to make history by coming the first boxer from Great Britain to win Olympic Gold and a professional world title.
The fight is taking place in Boston due to Roc Nation winning the purse bid. DeGale had hoped to have the fight in his home town of London at the O2 arena in what would have clearly been a bigger event than the fight being held stateside. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: UFC woman’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is giving her friend Manny Pacquiao a good chance of upsetting Floyd Mayweather Jr in their mega-money fight in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »