By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach has been making knockout predictions for his fighter Manny Pacquiao for many years now, and his fight against Chris Algieri this Saturday night will be no exception.
Roach sees Pacquiao stopping the 30-year-old Algieri in the 1st round when the two fighters get inside the ring this Saturday night, November 22nd, in Macau, China. Pacquiao hasn’t scored a knockout over an opponent since his 12th round stoppage win over Miguel Cotto in 2009. Even in that fight, you can make an argument that the fight should have been allowed to continue due to Cotto still fighting back. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #6 WBC Matthew Macklin (31-6, 20 KOs) says he plans on thinking hard about which direction he should go with his career following a 10th round knockout defeat at the hands of #4 WBC Jorge Sebastian Heiland (25-4-2, 13 KKOs) last Saturday night at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
Macklin was knocked out by a single right hand by Heiland in the 10th round, and he was unable to get up from the knockdown in order to continue fighting. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former world champion Lennox Lewis was impressed with the ease of IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s win over Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) last Saturday night in Hamburg, Germany.
Lewis says that Pulev was a mere bruiser, and that Wladimir needs to think about improving the level of his opposition. If it was up to Wladimir, he likely wouldn’t have taken the fight with Pulev, because it wasn’t a fight that he was all that excited about from the get go. Read the rest of this entry »
By BK: This Saturday night, the little known Chris Algieri will step into what could end up being the biggest fight of his career against Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao for the 147 welterweight WBO world championship.
Algieri is coming off a 12 round split decision victory over Ruslan Provodnikov to win the light welterweight 140 WBO world title. Algieri was a huge underdog in this fight due to fighting on undercards and not being part of big fights that would generate a huge recognition in the casual fan eye. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KO)s) took a beating last Saturday night in getting knocked down 4 times and stopped in the 5th round in his title challenge against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3-, 52 KOs) at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Pulev, 33, wound up with a slight concussion. With the way that Wladimir finished Pulev off with a big left hook to the head in the 5th, it looked far worse than what it actually was. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daven: Premier heavyweights throughout history have possessed a sensational technique, magnificent jab and great ring awareness. Not to mention they’ve stayed at the top for years despite their advancing age. One points to examples such as Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali. Another man joined these elite fighters in my opinion last Saturday night. Dr Steelhammer is 38 years old but still refuses to be put down by his younger foes. Three years ago Haye failed miserably, followed by the widely acclaimed Povetkin and now Pulev, is the most recent victim of the Ukrainian’s mastery. These three aforementioned prize-fighters are excellent by the standards of this era, so Klitschko deserves ample credit for triumphing over them. Read the rest of this entry »
By BK: Floyd Mayweather Jr is reportedly waiting on the result of the upcoming Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander fight in December before thinking about making his next announcement on his next opponent in May 2015.
Mayweather hasn’t been vocal about what direction he is going towards for his next fight but there is some big fights out there for Floyd if he wants a big paycheck, here is a list of them. Read the rest of this entry »
by Yannis Mihanos: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) easily dispatched previously unbeaten opponent Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
In todays heavyweight division there is only one man who can make a difference and that is Wladimir Klitschko. His body physique along with his raw natural power has made it impossible for others to compete at the same level with him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) expects to find his long lost power when he moves down to light welterweight in the near future. His fight next Saturday night against Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) will be taking place at 144 pounds when they step inside the ring in Macau, China.
Depending on how well Pacquiao does in that fight, he will then move down to light welterweight in order to find his power and find additional opponents for him to fight. If Pacquiao stay at 147, he’ll be pretty much stuck fighting the likes of Tim Bradley, Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios for the remainder of his day, because that’s pretty much all Top Rank has in that weight class. But if Pacquiao moves to 140, he can fight Terence Crawford, Jessie Vargas, Ruslan Provodnikov, Mikey Garcia and additional fights against Algieri. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matthew Macklin (31-6, 20 KOs) can forget about his dream about fighting WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Earlier tonight, Macklin was stopped in the 10th round by Jorge Sebastian Heiland (25-4-2, 13 KOs) in their WBC middleweight title eliminator at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
Heiland totally dominated an old, slow and badly outclassed Macklin before stopping him with a flurry of shots in the 10th round. The fight was stopped at :42 of the 10th. In winning the fight, Heiland captured the WBC International 160 pound title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: In a mostly one-sided fight, IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) destroyed his previously unbeaten opponent Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) by a 5th round knockout on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Wladimir finished Pulev off with a big left hook to the head in the 5th round that put Pulev down flat on his back. He was far too hurt to get back up. The fight was halted at 2:11 of the 5th. Wladimir also knocked Pulev down three other times with left hooks. Wladimir dropped Pulev twice in the 1st round with left hooks, and once in the 3rd round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: It is unquestionably the case that Manny Pacquaio has declined as a boxer over the last few years, partly due to the aging process, partly due to his wars with Marquez and Bradley, as well as the cumulative effect of all his difficult fights. However, he is not yet to the point where Floyd Mayweather actively seeks to fight him, and this more than anything should tell the reader about his chances of being upset by Algieri.
First, off who is Chris Algieri? He is a very talented athlete, who started training in martial arts at the age of 10, and received a black belt at age 15. He is a former undefeated professional kick boxer, who was a welterweight world champion before deciding to retire and to move on to boxing. As if this were not enough, he was also a nationally ranked wrestler in high school, and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nutrition. Read the rest of this entry »