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title Is Margarito The Best Welterweight When Not Being Clinched?

margo63568By Manuel Perez: Shane Mosley proved one thing last week on January 24th, namely that he can beat Antonio Margarito when he’s clinching him often from eight to ten times per round. When Mosley was draped all over Margarito, Shane proved that he’s a better fighter than him at that style of non-fighting. But Mosley’s win didn’t prove that he’s a better overall fighter when you remove the clinching from the action. Read the rest of this entry »



title Duddy To Fight Pavlik In 2009?

duddy423434By Jason Kim: Undefeated light middleweight John Duddy (25-0, 17 KOs) stands a good chance of getting a title shot against WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (34-1, 30 KOs) later on in 2009, just as long as both Duddy and Pavlik win their upcoming fights on February 21st. Duddy, 29, has reportedly been assured that he’ll get a shot at Pavlik in 2009. Before then, Duddy has a fight before then against the tough Matt Vanda in Madison Square Garden, New York. Read the rest of this entry »



title Wladimir: “He’s [Haye] In For a Rough Ride”

wladimir44242By Jim Dower: IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (52-3, 46 KOs) still hasn’t forgotten the photo that former cruiserweight champion David Haye (22-1, 21 KOs) was showing to the media in which Haye was pictured holding the severed head of Wladimir. In a news conference this week, an unusually aggressive Wladimir had this to say about Haye: “Haye can say whatever he wants. I have the experience of knocking out guys who promised to turn my birthday into a funeral. His behavior is inappropriate. I will give my reply in the ring. He’s in for a rough ride.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Pacquiao Taken For a Ride

pac56356By Sam Gregory: According to The Contra Costa Times, the 27 year old wife of Manny Pacquiao’s driver, Joseph Jose, has been arrested by the Los Angeles police last Monday for stealing more than $89,000 from the Wells Fargo, Sunset Boulevard bank account of Manny Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »



title Brook Destroys Elwell, Eyeing Cotto & Jennings

brook554646By Nate Anderson: Undefeated BBBofC British welterweight champion Kell Brook (19-0, 12 KOs) was too much for Stuart Elwell (12-4, 1 KOs) on Friday night, knocking him down twice and stopping him in the 2nd round of a scheduled 12-round bout at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, in London. Brook, 22, making his 2nd defense of his British welterweight crown, knocked Elwell down twice in the 1st round with short left hooks to the head. In the 2nd round, staggered Elwell twice with hard right hands to the head. Read the rest of this entry »



title Pavlik-Rubio: Kelly Looking To Resurrect His Career

pav57274By Matt Stein: Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has a lot to prove on February 21st against Marco Antonio Rubio, starting with whether Pavlik has moved beyond his last fight – an embarrassing one-sided loss to Bernard Hopkins on October 18th, 2008. Nothing was lost in the fight in terms of titles for Pavlik, aside from his hurt feelings and some of his credibility as a fighter. Read the rest of this entry »



title Urango Defeats Ngoudjo, Wins Vacant IBF Jr Welterweight Title

By Sam Gregory: In a very evenly matched action packed fight on ESPN’s Friday Night Fight’s in Montreal, Miami based Columbian Juan Urango won the vacant IBF Jr welterweight title in a unanimous decision over local favorite Herman Ngoudjo. Urango improved his record to 21 wins with 16 knockouts and only losing one. The Cameroon born Ngoudjo fell to 17 wins with 9 knockouts and three loses. Read the rest of this entry »



title Why Hatton Will Be Destroyed By Pacquiao

hatton54346745By Chris Williams: In weighing the pluses and minuses of each fighter, I can’t find too many areas where Ricky Hatton matches up well with Manny Pacquiao. However remote Hatton’s chances are to win, I can’t see him coming up with a lottery winning performance in this fight. He’s too simple, crude, one-dimensional and terribly limited to beat a fighter with the speed and power of Pacquiao. The fight won’t be a pretty picture by the end. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ingemar Johansson Dies

By Jim Dower: Former heavyweight champion Ingemar Johansson has reportedly passed away as of 11:55 PM tonight. Johansson, 76, known for his powerful right hand, he shocked the world in June 1959, knocking champion Floyd Patterson down seven times en route to stopping him in the 3rd round to win the world heavyweight title at Yankee Stadium, in Bronx, New York. Read the rest of this entry »



title Should Roy Jones Jr. Move Up To Cruiserweight?

jones43435352By William Mackay: Just looking at Roy Jones Jr’s recent fight against Joe Calzaghe in November, it’s pretty clear that Roy needs to move up to at least the cruiserweight division to give that a try rather than continuing to waste time campaigning as a light heavyweight. Although Jones, 40, is still one of the best fighters in the World as a light heavyweight, he doesn’t have the skills any longer in my estimation to compete against the top light heavyweights like Chad Dawson, Bernard Hopkins, Zsolt Erdei, Hugo Garay and Adrian Diaconu. Read the rest of this entry »



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