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title Hometown favorite Escalante dominates Lock to win a unanimous decision

escalente234By Sam Gregory: The main event of the July 24th edition of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights live from El Paso, Texas features southpaw Cornelius Lock 18-3-1 with 11 KO’s who takes on hometown favorite Antonio Escalante 20-2 with 13 KO’s in a scheduled 10 round fight in the featherweight division. Read the rest of this entry »

title Wladimir vs. Chambers Next?

chambers5435By Jim Dower: According to Dan Rafael, IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 49 KO’s) could be facing number #3 ranked IBF contender Eddie Chambers (35-1, 18 KO’s) next rather than Alexander Povetkin, Klitschko’s number #1 mandatory opponent. The word is that Povetkin’s assistant trainer Teddy Atlas wants to get Povetkin in another fight before Povetkin takes on Klitschko. That sounds like a good strategy by Atlas, because Povetkin, 28, has looked less than stellar in his last two fights, beating Taurus Sykes and Jason Estrada but getting hit a lot. Read the rest of this entry »

title Boxing – Valero vs. Soto on November 14th?/ Witter Out to Reclaim His WBC Title Against Alexander

By Eric Thomas: There’s a possibility of bout between World Boxing Council lightweight champion Edwin Valero (25-0, 25 KO’s) and WBC super featherweight champion Humberto Soto (48-7-2, 31 KO’s) to take place on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto vs. Manny Pacquiao on November 14th, according to Dan Rafael. Soto, 29, is looking to move up a weight class in search of bigger fights and might be interested in facing the unbeaten Valero. Read the rest of this entry »

title Klitschko Looking to Fight Arreola in October or November, Toney Could Face the Winner

vitali43245635By Erik Schmidt: According to German boxing news, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (37-2, 36 KO’s) is looking to replace David Haye with undefeated American Chris Arreola (27-0, 24 KO’s) for a bout that will be taking place in either October or November of this year in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

title News – Rogan-Sexton II on October 9th!

By Nate Anderson: Former Commonwealth heavyweight champion Martin Rogan (12-1, 6 KO’s) will get a chance to avenge his 8th round stoppage defeat by Sam Sexton (12-1, 5 KO’s) when he meets the British fighter on October 9th at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, Ireland. Read the rest of this entry »

title Paquiao v Cotto: Teaser

pac345638By Liam Brindle: So the date is set 14th November 2009, the man with the ‘Golden Gloves’ Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring to face off against the ‘Peek a Boo’ man Miguel Cotto. I’m sure this is a fight that will divide opinion across the boxing world, with people saying about Pac: he ducked Mosley, he forces his opponents to drain in weight and he hasn’t been truly tested at such a high weight to date. Read the rest of this entry »

title Haye May Have Burned his Bridges With the Klitschko Brothers – Boxing

By Chris Williams: David Haye feels like he made the right decision by dropping out of negotiations with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitscko the other day and opting for a fight against WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev on November 7th. It was a calculated move on Haye’s part to get the better deal with the least amount of risk. However, by pulling out of the fight with Vitali, Haye may have ruined his chances of ever fighting a Klitschko again. Read the rest of this entry »

title Froch: “He’s [Dirrell] Quite Nervous” – News

By William Mackay: WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (25-0, 20 KO’s) thinks that his October 17th opponent American Andre Dirrell (18-0, 13 KO’s) is nervous about the series and is trying to spout a lot of bold talk to cover up for it. Dirrell, 26, recently said that he sees his upcoming October fight with Froch will be his “easiest fight” of the tournament. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cintron Wants Bout With Mosley

mosley65846By Jason Kim: Recently spurned WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KO’s) may finally have an opponent to fill his next date, because light middleweight contender Kermit Cintron is reportedly interested in fighting Mosley. The 37-year-old Mosley has been trying repeatedly to line up a fight with Manny Pacquiao in the past month, doggedly pursuing a fight with the Filipino star and agreeing to everything under the sun to line up a fight with. Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »

title Ruiz may Block the Haye-Valuev Bout from Happening

By Jim Dower: David Haye may have moved too soon by dashing on a fight with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko for a title shot against the huge WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev set for November 7th. Former two-time WBC heavyweight champion John Ruiz, the mandatory challenger for Valuev’s title, isn’t going to let Valuev bypass him for his title and is taking the issue up with the WBA. Read the rest of this entry »

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