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title Escalante Stops Stark

escalante434By Jason Kim: In something of an upset, the hard hitting featherweight contender Antonio Escalante (20-2, 13 KOs) stopped Gary Stark Jr. (22-3, 8 KOs) in the 3rd round on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois. Escalante, 23, hurt Stark with a big left hook in the 3rd round, knocking him to the canvas. Stark got up but was almost immediately mowed down with a left and then a chopping right hand while standing against the ropes. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hatton-Pacquiao: Expect Lower PPV Numbers For This One

hatton32323By Manuel Perez: I think the Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton mega fight won’t end up bringing in nearly as much PPV buys as some people might think it’s going to. The bout, which takes place on May 2nd, is lacking one important ingredient: a big American star. In the past, the biggest PPV fights involved Floyd Mayweather against Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton, and De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »

title Things Not Looking Good for Boxing

holt44235By Adam Fillingham: It hasn’t been a good week for boxing. 3 arrests and one imprisonment means that boxing may now be getting a bad name for itself. Just look at the stars that have been arrested:

Unbeaten light middleweight James Kirkland is now being held in custody by federal authorities after being arrested with a loaded handgun in his vehicle last week at an Austin gun show. Read the rest of this entry »

title Spinks Defeats Latimore By Split Decision

By Sam Gregory: In the main event of tonight’s edition of ShoBox The New Generation Cory Spinks fought local St Louis fighter Deandre Latimore in a scheduled 12 round bout for the vacant IBF Jr middleweight title. Read the rest of this entry »

title Can Haye Beat Wladimir if He Doesn’t Trade Shots?

wladimir434341By Jim Slattengren: Much of David Haye’s recent intimidation campaign has been centered on trying to get IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko to trade punches with him rather than fight at a distance which the 1996 former super heavyweight Gold Medalist for Ukraine is likely to do. Haye, 28, has angered Wladimir at two of the three press conferences by wearing a t-shirt showing Wladimir Klitschko and his brother, WBC heavyweight champion, Vitali’s heads being held up in each of Haye’s outstretched arms. Read the rest of this entry »

title How Would Wladimir Have Handled Ali’s Trash Talking?

wladimir564471By William Mackay: Seeing how easily Wladimir Klitschko has been reduced to almost jelly by David Haye in the past couple of weeks during press conferences, I wonder how Wladimir would have handled it if he were facing Muhammed Ali rather Haye on June 20th, in Germany. Remembering how Ali was able to make fun of heavyweights like Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, I suspect that Wladimir would been possibly reduced to tears by the quick witted Ali and in no condition to fight him by the time they did eventually enter the ring. Read the rest of this entry »

title Lyell Defeats Duddy; Rosado Decisions Ouma

duddy668By Jim Dower: Well, I knew it was going to happen sooner or later once he stepped up against some quality opposition. I just didn’t think that middleweight Billy Lyell (19-7, 3 KOs) was going to be the one to do it. Earlier tonight, Lyell shockingly defeated top middleweight contender John Duddy (26-1, 17 KOs) by a 10-round split decision at the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey. The final judges’ scores were 96-94, 98-92 for Lyell, and 97-93 for Duddy. Read the rest of this entry »

title Will Beating Taylor Give Froch the Respect He’s Searching For?

froch434Photo: Naoki Fukuda / SHOWTIME -By Sean McDaniel: Despite beating Jean Pascal in December to capture the WBC super middleweight title, Carl Froch (24-0, 19 KOs) still doesn’t get anywhere close the kind of respect and media attention that Joe Calzaghe did during his career. Of course, Calzaghe held his WBO super middleweight title for 10 long years without suffering a defeat. Froch obviously has a long ways to go before he’s thought of in similar terms and at thirty-one, he may never reach it due to his advanced age. Read the rest of this entry »

title Spinks Defeats Latimore

By Eric Thomas: Former welterweight champion Corey Spinks (36-5, 11 KOs) defeated hot prospect DeAndre Latimore (19-2, 16 KOs) by a 12-round unanimous decision tonight to capture the International Boxing Federation light middleweight title at the Scottrade Center, in Saint Louis, Missouri. Spinks was dropped in the first round from a big left hand from Latimore. Then final judges’ cores were 115-112 for Spinks, and 115-112 for Latimore. The third judge scored it 114-113 for Spinks. Read the rest of this entry »

title Weigh-In: Froch 167, Taylor 166

taylor553Photo: Tom Casino / SHOWTIME – By Jim Dower: Unbeaten World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight champion Carl Froch (24-0, 19 KOs) weighed in at 167 in today’s pre-fight weigh-in for his title bout on Saturday night against challenger Jermain Taylor (28-2-1, 17 KOs) in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Taylor, 30, weighed in at two pounds under the limit at 166. Froch, 31, is taking a big risk in traveling from England to fight in front of what will likely be a pro-Taylor crowd in Connecticut. Read the rest of this entry »

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