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title Kovalev says he’s signed contract for Ward rematch

By Allan Fox: Sergey Kovalev has announced that he’s signed his part of the rematch contract for his return fight against IBF/IWBA/WBO Andre Ward on Tuesday of this week. Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) says he’s now only waiting for Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) to sign his portion of the contract for the rematch to be on. Kovalev and Ward will be fighting on June 17 on HBO pay-per-view at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada . Read the rest of this entry »



title Chavez Jr: I’ll beat Golovkin at 168

By Allan Fox: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2, 32 KOs) is already looking past his next opponent Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) towards a big money fight against unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs). Chavez Jr. says he can beat Golovkin if he agrees to come up to 168 to fight him in the super middleweight division. The 6’0” Chavez Jr. feels that he’ll be too big for Golovkin if the two of them face each other. Read the rest of this entry »



title Robert Helenius vs. Dereck Chisora on May 27

By Scott Gilfoid: #13 IBF Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) will be fighting former heavyweight world title challenger Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) in a World Boxing Council title eliminator on May 27 in a rematch at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The winner of the Chisora vs. Helenius rematch will be the mandatory challenger to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Chisora and Helenius will be fighting for the vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title on May 27. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II – Official weights

By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) weighed in successfully at 134 ¼ pounds for his weigh-in on Friday for his rematch against former WBA belt holder Anthony Crolla (31-5-3. 13 KOs) his Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Crolla weighed in at 134 ½ lbs. here wasn’t much animosity between Crolla and Linares during the stare down. It was more like two friends than two guys about to go into combat. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin, Tyson, and the Myth of the Indestructible Boxer

By Joseph Hirsch – Gennady Golovkin’s twenty-three knockout streak ended after he won a close but unanimous decision over Danny “the Miracle Man” Jacobs. For Golovkin’s faithful fans, this is proof only that Danny Jacobs’ decision to skip a mandatory weigh-in was a sneaky tactic to come in bigger than his opponent, and that Jacobs only went the distance with the “God of War” by gaming the system.

For those who doubted Golovkin from the beginning, complaining about the quality of his opposition, the Jacobs fight served as confirmation for their view that Golovkin can look great against a good foe, but is susceptible to being out-boxed by a slick, elite fighter with a cute style. Read the rest of this entry »



title De La Hoya says Golovkin fighting Saunders in June is disrespectful

By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya says that if Gennady Golovkin goes ahead and fights Billy Joe Saunders for his WBO middleweight title in June, it would be disrespectful to them and his fighter Saul Canelo Alvarez. De La Hoya wants Golovkin to sit idle waiting for the fight in September against Canelo, because he thinks it will be too risky and could get in the way of the Canelo fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jason Quigley vs. Glen Tapia – Results

By Jim Dower: Unbeaten middleweight prospect Jason “El Animal” Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) was forced to battle hard to defeat Glen Tapia (23-4, 5 KOs) by an unimpressive 10 round unanimous decision on Thursday night in a fight televised by ESPN at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. The final judges’ scores were 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin deserved win over Jacobs says Saunders’ trainer

By Eric Baldwin: Adam Booth, the trainer for WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, says that he feels that Gennady Golovkin did enough to earn his 12 round decision victory over Daniel Jacobs last Saturday night. While Booth did see the fight as a close affair, he felt that Golovkin’s jabs and the knockdown in round 4 that he scored were the difference in the fight. He says that Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) won more rounds overall than Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »



title Artur Beterbiev to face Enrico Koelling in IBF eliminator

By Allan Fox: #2 IBF Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) will be facing #5 IBF Enrico Koelling (23-1, 6 KOs) in an IBF light heavyweight eliminator fight. This is a fight to determine the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Andre Ward. The 27-year-old Koelling has reportedly agreed to face Beterbiev in the eliminator bout. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan training for next fight

By Jeff Aranow: Amir Khan has started training camp for his next fight in April or May against an opponent still to be determined. Khan was hoping to face Manny Pacquiao, but the money from the UAE didn’t come through for the match. Khan is still hoping that a fight against Pacquiao can get made. It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen until possibly later this year in November. Pacquiao could face Top Rank fighter Jeff Horn in June in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »



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