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title Super Middleweight Tourney Involving Froch, Kessler, Dirrell, Taylor, Ward and Abraham – News

kessler43445368By Jason Kim: A number of super middleweights will be getting a huge chance to prove themselves in a prospective super middleweight tournament that Showtime, the U.S. cable network, is in the planning stages to get up involving the best fighters in the division such as Mikkel Kessler, Carl Froch, Arthur Abraham, Andre Ward, Jermain Taylor and Andre Dirrell. Read the rest of this entry »

title Boxing News – Roach sees Hatton Going after Khan Next

By William Mackay: Trainer Freddie Roach believes that Ricky Hatton will be looking to line up a fight with Amir Khan (20-1, 15 KO’s) next if Amir defeats World Boxing Association (WBA) light welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-2, 13 KO’s) in their July 18th fight, according to Sky Sports. Read the rest of this entry »

title Alekseev Stops Releford

alekseev34By Jim Dower: Former 2004 Russian Olympian Alexander Alekseev (18-1, 16 KO’s) defeated American journeyman Kendrick Releford (20-13-2, 10 KO’s) by a 3rd round TKO on Saturday night at the Color Line Arena, in Hamburg, Germany. The fight was stopped after the 3rd round due to a cut over the left eye of Releford, which had opened up in the 1st round. It was a bad cut just above the 27-year-old Releford’s left eyelid. Read the rest of this entry »

title The Illusion of Naseem Hamed’s Greatness

hamed45763376By Giancarlo Malinconico: The media tends to praise “punchers” because they are in exciting fights and attract mainstream attention to the sport of boxing such as Mike Tyson did in his day. But many of these punchers are just the proverbial “flash in the pans,” or their star burns out very quickly. Moreover, most of these “punchers” are overhyped and overrated. Naseem Hamed is the perfect example of this phenomenon. Read the rest of this entry »

title Haye: Fight Against Vitali Is Close

By Erik Thomas: British heavyweight David Haye (22-1, 21 KO’s) is saying that a fight against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is close and feels convinced that the fight will be signed and he be fighting the older Klitschko brother on September 12th. This is good news for fans of Haye, who will finally get their chance to see whether Haye has the actual talent to back up his words. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chambers Defeats Dimitrenko, Earns Shot against Wladimir Klitschko

chambers5645By Jim Dower: Heavyweight Eddie Chambers (35-1, 18 KO’s) put himself into the driver’s seat for a shot at IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko with a 12-round unanimous decision over Alexander Dimitrenko (29-1, 19 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Color Line Arena, in Hamburg, Germany. Chambers came on after the 5th round dominating the action and dropped the 26-year-old Dimitrenko with a left hook that knocked Alexander’s mouthpiece out in the 10th. Read the rest of this entry »

title Power, Poise and Posing: The Fistic Legacy of Prince Naseem Hamed

naseem543By Steven Pink: It is the uniquely paradoxical nature of boxing that very often the sport’s most skilled practitioners draw the ire and criticism of fans as readily as garnering admiration. Boxing’s iconoclasts from Muhammad Ali to Floyd Mayweather are derided for their idiosyncratic approach to the sport as often as they draw plaudits for their luminous skills. Yet few fighters in recent memory have polarized popular opinion quite so markedly as Naseem Hamed. Read the rest of this entry »

title Haye vs. Vitali Klitschko on September 12th – News

By David Lahr: According to the German Bild Daily, Vitali Klitschko and David Haye will be fighting on September 12th on HBO in one of the German cities of Gelsenkirchen, Frankfurt or Düsseldorf, all of which have large stadiums that will be able to accommodate crowds of up to 60,000 boxing fans. Haye, 28, missed out on an opportunity to fight Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir Klitschko on June 20th when Haye’s back gave out on him while in training for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Moreno Defeats Monshipour

moreno42334By Nate Anderson: Making his fourth defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight title, Anselmo Moreno (26-1-1, 8 KO’s) defeated his French challenger Mahyar Monshipour (31-4-2, 21 KO’s) by a 12-round split decision on Saturday night at the Par des expositions, Poitiers, in Vienne, France. The final judges’ scores were 115-113 for Monshipour, 116-113 and 116-112 for Moreno. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao’s “Manila Ice” will Cool Cotto

pac4545By Giancarlo Malinconico: Although there is some rambling about Pacquiao’s alleged hesitation to sign the contract to face Cotto on November 14, 2009, the show will go on as scheduled. After briefly analyzing this match-up and reviewing a lot of video of both fighters. One thing stands out: Pacquiao is a different fighter since moving up to 135 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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