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title Is Haye too Flawed to be a Heavyweight Champion?

haye87043By Eric Thomas: Heavyweight David Haye (22-1, 21 KO’s) has been proclaimed by some in the boxing community to be the be the next big thing, the savior of the heavyweight division. I can see why many people might think this, because Haye’s victories while fighting as a cruiserweight where very impressive with most of them ending in knockouts. However, I don’t know that Haye is the one that will be the next big thing in the heavyweight division. Read the rest of this entry »



title Chavez Jr. vs. LeHoullier on July 25th

By Chris Williams: Unbeaten light middleweight contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (39-0-1, 29 KO’s) faces yet another second tier opponent in Jason LeHoullier (21-1, 8 KO’s) on July 25th, in the Latin Fury card at the Grand Mayan, Neuervo Vallarta, in Nayarit, Mexico. Chavez Jr., 23, is ranked high in the light middleweight division at number #3 in the World Boxing Organization and #4 in the WBC, even though he’s yet to face a top tier opponent. Read the rest of this entry »



title Froch predicts Victory for Khan; Ruiz Fires Back at Arreola – News

kotelnik35By Jim Dower: WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch is making a name for himself lately as a part-time boxing analyst. Just this week Froch made the bold prediction that former cruiserweight champion David Haye has a great chance of beating both of the Klitschko brothers. Now, Froch is predicting that lightweight Amir Khan will beat World Boxing Association light welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik in their July 18th bout at the M.E.N. Arena, in Manchester. “If Khan can keep himself out of harm’s way and display usual work rate, he should nick a points decisions,” Froch said to The Sun. Read the rest of this entry »



title Bully Unit Boxing Club – San Marcos, TX

By Brian Kenneth Blackwell: Approximately seven miles outside of San Marcos, TX, down HWY 123 towards Seguin, the Bully Unit Boxing Club is opening for business. Inside, the owner Joe Sandana and his team of trainers are cleaning and prepping. As I pull in, I notice that the gym could not possibly be any larger than my small apartment. It appears fragile, with metal roofing. It has a few windows closed up by wooden boards, and a broken window unit. The outside is painted red, and a Bully Unit logo is taped to the white double doors; the metal gated outer doors are held open by a trash can and tires. Read the rest of this entry »



title News – Arguello found Dead from Gunshot Wound

By Mike Burnell: The world lost a boxing legend July 1st 2009. Legendary Alexis Arguello was found dead at age 57 with a gunshot wound to the chest that officials say appears self inflicted.

In a time when many fighters will beat their chest and imply greatness by flashing the spoils of huge contracts and inflated records it makes the loss of Alexis Arguello that more poignant. Read the rest of this entry »



title Tyson Fury eyes English and Irish titles this year – News

fury4356By Liam Santiago: British heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury (6-0-0, 6ko’s), is aiming to win the English ad Irish title belts in the next few months. The unbeaten Manchester star has been made mandatory challenger for John McDermott’s English Heavyweight title with the fight likely to happen in late November. Furys is also elegible to challenge for the Irish title, as his Father and Grandmother hold strong Irish roots. Read the rest of this entry »



title Why Does Pacquiao Seem to Skip Over the Best Fighters?

By Manuel Perez: On November 14th, Manny Pacquiao will be fighting World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas.

In Pacquiao’s last two fights, he has fought Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton. I don’t know about you, but I don’t consider this version of De La Hoya as a worthwhile fight. If this was eight years ago, then, yeah, by all means I think he’d be a perfect opponent for Pacquiao.

Same thing with Hatton, except that he hasn’t looked like the same fighter since 2007. If Pacquiao were fighting Hatton in 2006 or 2007, I could respect that, but not now. Hatton should have been nowhere near the ring on May 2nd, because he wasn’t in condition for a fight.

Instead of fighting Hatton, Pacquiao should have fought Timothy Bradley. He’s probably the best light welterweight in the division since last year, and I can’t see why Pacquiao would want to avoid that fight. Why is that?

In the past three years, Pacquiao has been fighting a list of old timers in Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and De La Hoya, rather than the talented fighters that still have something left like Nate Campbell, Humberto Soto, Marcos Maidana, and Bradley.

The one good choice that Pacquiao made was his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, and he ended up losing a controversial 12-round decision to Pacquiao. Predictably, Marquez wasn’t given a rematch after that fight and Pacquiao moved onto his recent fights against De La Hoya and Hatton.

That is really bad. Marquez deserved a rematch but instead he gets passed over for the old De La Hoya and a pretty much washed up Hatton. Now, Pacquiao is going after a welterweight in Miguel Cotto, but instead of fighting Shane Mosley, the fighter that is considered to be the top fighter in the division by many, Pacquiao is going after Cotto.

This choice of an opponent is a year late for Pacquiao, because Cotto was already beaten to a pulp by Antonio Margarito and then Cotto got a gift decision in his last fight with a 12-round split decision over Joshua Clottey. How in the world could Pacquiao want to face Cotto when he’s essentially been beaten in two out of his last three fights? What is that?

And if that wasn’t bad enough, Cotto will have to come in at a catch weight of 145 pounds so that he’s small enough (read: weak enough) for Pacquiao to fight him. Like I said before, you might as well tell Cotto that he has to fight on Pacquiao while on his knees so that Manny has enough of a handicap to win.

If it were me, I’d say forget that. I won’t fight Cotto until he proves that he can beat Margarito and Clottey. I don’t know why but Pacquiao seems to always take the easy fights. Why doesn’t he fight Marquez again or why doesn’t he man up and fight Paul Williams or Shane Mosley. If you want to fight the best in the division, you got to go after the top guys, not the ones like Cotto that was just beaten twice.



title News – Froch thinks Haye can Beat Both Klitschko Brothers

Haye750By Chris Williams: World Boxing Council super middleweight champion Carl Froch (25-0, 20 KO’s) not only thinks that former cruiserweight champion David Haye can beat IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, but he also incredibly believes that Haye can beat WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko as well, according to the The Sun. Froch, however, at least is open-minded enough to say that Vitali would be the “tougher, harder fight” for the 28-year-old Haye. Read the rest of this entry »



title How to beat Floyd, Money Mayweather

mayweather353557By Josh Meador: On September 19th Juan Manuel Marquez (50-4-1 37 KO’s) collides with the former pound 4 pound king and undefeated super star Floyd Money Mayweather (39-0 25KO’S). True boxing fans are routing for this to be a great fight that will answer two questions. One, does Mayweather still have what it takes to the reclaim his crown as the pound 4 pound king of boxing? Two, or does Marquez possess the skills & ability to pull off a major upset, and further his right to be regarded as the new pound 4 pound king? Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan-Kotelnik: Amir’s Career on the Line

By Scott Gilfoid: After seeing Marco Maidana make quick work of Victor Ortiz last weekend, I now have a bad feeling about Amir Khan’s chances of beating WBA light welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik in their bout on July 18th at the M.E.N. Arena, in Manchester. Kotelnik, 31, fought Maidana very tough for 12 rounds, taking his best shots and firing back good combinations of his own. Read the rest of this entry »



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