By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn could be about to find another pot of gold with the Carl Froch vs. Gennady Golovkin fight lurking over the possible horizon. With the 37-year-old Froch’s sudden interest in testing himself against the knockout artist Golovkin, it’s a fight that that would catch the boxing public’s imagination.
Hearn doesn’t think the Froch-Golovkin fight would be big enough to stage at Wembley Stadium, but he thinks it would fill the 40,000 seat stadium in Nottingham, UK, according to Boxingjunkie. Now the only question is will Froch agree to fight Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) May 22, 2015
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) took time out on Friday to congratulate Alexander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KOs) for his 1st round knockout victory over Mike Perez (21-2-1, 13 KOs) in their WBC heavyweight eliminator today at the Luzhniki, in Moscow, Russia. In what was supposed to have been a competitive fight, Povetkin knocked Perez down twice in the 1st round in getting a lightning fast KO. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KOs) made short work of #2 WBC contender Mike Perez (21-2-1, 13 KOs) in knocking him out in the 1st round on Friday night in their WBC heavyweight title eliminator bout at the Luzhniki, in Moscow, Russia. Read the rest of this entry »
By James Le Blanc IV: A few weeks ago I got a lot of reaction on Twitter when I tweeted “@Supplanter_IV Are #boxing fans appreciating Sergio Martinez more, clearly injured, lost to Miguel Cotto, gave Cotto all the credit didn’t say one word about injury.”
After his debatable decision loss to Paul Williams in late 2009 Sergio Martinez went on a tear through the middle weight division. He faced nothing but the best opponents including a vicious knockout victory in the rematch with Paul Williams, and the battering of Kelly Pavlik. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) successfully made weight on Friday’s weigh-in for his fight on Saturday night against Britain’s James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Dirrell weighed in at 167.8 pounds, and looked in great shape but kind of dehydrated. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: The first of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s vacated titles the recently acquired WBO welterweight crown will be contested by Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas. Soon enough the other governing bodies will look to fill Floyd’s vacated titles so what fights could we look forward too in the near future.
This fight between Bradley and Vargas certainly hasn’t been getting the pulses racing and the decision to elevate this to a title fight is perplexing. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: The roller coaster ride continues with regards to the destination of the WBO Lightweight title. On May 1st Mexican Raymundo Beltran finally won a scheduled title fight at the third time of asking but unfortunately he couldn’t make weight so his title was still vacant. Read the rest of this entry »
By Denominator Gavetron: As we are now three weeks removed from the epic letdown of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v. Manny Pacquiao fight, we have had the pleasure of watching some great fighters in equally great fights. If Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s 3rd round “go to sleep” knockout of James Kirkland wasn’t enough to convince fight fans to keep tuning in, then WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s 6th round methodical annihilation of Willie Monroe Jr. resulting in a “No Mas” response to the referee surely did.
Despite these entertaining fights, Mayweather and Pacquiao continue to dominate many of the headlines around the boxing world. Just yesterday there was an article titled “Mayweather still has doubts about Pacquiao’s shoulder injury” that received 200 comments on this very website. Read the rest of this entry »
By Michael Montero: Tonight ESPN Boxing will air its final “Friday Night Fights” card as they present their Boxicino tournament finals live from Corona, California. The series, which began in 1998 soon after the demise of the USA Network’s “Tuesday Night Fights” series, has been a stable for boxing fans for nearly two decades. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he was approached by a delegation from Dubai about possibly staging a fight in in that country between Arum’s fighter Manny Pacquiao and welterweight contender Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) in 2016.
Arum is interested in possibly putting the fight together if he can. Pacquiao is currently recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered last April, and he’s expected to be recovered by early next year as long as there are no complications that impede the healing process. Read the rest of this entry »