By Bob Smith: First off, I will define “generation” as the last 25 years, which as of the writing of this article would be late September 1989. The world was quite a different place then, but boxing quality endures throughout the ages, even if perhaps the capacity to recognize it ebbs and flows. There have been some great fights in the past 25 years, but what was the greatest? Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez says he would have issues fighting WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in the future if that’s a fight that his team at Golden Boy Promotions were to make for him. Canelo and Golovkin sparred in the past and Canelo came away from the sparring session impressed with the power of Golovkin.
There’s no talk now of Golden Boy Promotions matching Golovkin in the future unfortunately. The next guy that Golden Boy is rumored to be matching Canelo up against is 37-year-old Joshua Clottey on December 6th in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Undefeated #2 WBC, #2 WBO, #3 WBA, #4 IBF super middleweight contender Gilberto Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) will be fighting on November 15th or possibly November 29th in a 10 round fight against an opponent still to be determined in San Antonio, Texas, according to Dan Rafael.
The 23-year-old Ramirez has chance of fighting on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Raymundo Beltran fight on 11/29 in Omaha, Nebraska. If Ramirez ends up on the Crawford-Beltran card, then he’d be the co-feature bout. The fight card will be televised on HBO. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The general consensus with boxing fans is that if there’s anyone in the 147 to 154 pound divisions with a chance of beating Floyd Mayweather Jr, it’s Manny Pacquiao. He has the best combination of speed, power, work rate and aggressiveness to give Mayweather headaches if they were to ever come to terms for a mega fight. But Showtime commentator Paulie Malignaggi is under the impression that the guy that can do the most damage is someone like Amir Khan.
Malignaggi says that Khan’s quickness would make him a threat to defeating Mayweather and erasing his unbeaten record. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Lightweight Rod Salka (19-4, 3 KOs) will be back in the ring on November 14th against 33-year-old Monty Meza Clay (36-3, 22 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout at the CONSOL Energy Center, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #9 WBC Andre Dirrell (22-1, 15 KOs) will be fighting the capable Nick Brinson (16-2-2, 6 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout on the undercard of Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor card on ESPN2 on October 8th at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
This is a nice addition to the Soliman-Taylor fight card, because it’ll give boxing fans a chance to see a talent like Dirrell in action. Dirrell is coming off of an impressive 5th round stoppage win over Vladine Biosse on August 1st last month in Dirrell’s first fight back in action since being out of the ring for a year and a half. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has setup a rematch between former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 14 KOs) and #5 WBC, #5 WBO, #11 IBF Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KOs) will battle it out on November 22nd at the ExCel Arena in Liverpool, UK.
They already fought each other in 2011 in a fight that Cleverly won, but it was close enough to make an argument that there should be a rematch.
The whole point in the rematch obviously is the money that the two fighters can make because both of their careers have taken a hit with them losing to more talented fighters in Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev.
Hearn is pushing to get the winner of the Bellew-Cleverly 2 fight to face WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck, and it’s going to be interesting to see if he can pull that trick off.
If so, that means that the winner of that fight will be skipping over Krzysztof Glowacki, Vikapita Meroro, Nuri Seferi and Grigory Drozd. The winner of the Bellew-Cleverly fight could also be potentially getting a shot ahead of Thabiso Mchunu, who many boxing fans feel is the best contender in the entire division bar none. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez 40-0 (34) is one of the front running contenders to take on Floyd Mayweather Jr’s mantle when he retires next year as the top P4P fighter. But is he getting the respect he deserves as a low weight fighter? Ring magazine currently rate him at number #9 despite his already fantastic achievements. Read the rest of this entry »
By Kbarsey: Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank Snr, Johnny Nelson, Naseem Hamed, Lennox Lewis, Joe Calzaghe just to name a few have all been fantastic boxers who have had successful careers. As have many Brits from our Previous generation (too many to list).
But as we embark on 2015 I truly believe Britain’s boxing scene has something to be excited about. Assessing Britain’s current crop of talent one has to believe that they will surpass our previous generation.
Kell Brook in my opinion did fantastically well, Carl Froch still possesses two world titles. Jamie Mcdonnell is also a world champion as is Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: An older and slightly atrophied looking David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) believes he can capture another world title in the heavyweight division despite the fact that Haye hasn’t in 2 long years since he destroyed Dereck Chisora in 5 rounds in 2012.
Since that fight, Haye has been riddled with injuries that have wiped out fights against Manuel Charr and Tyson Fury. He’s also wasted time simply by not fighting when he had the opportunity to.
Haye is coming off major shoulder surgery that has sidelined him close to a year. He’s now able to punch again and he’s looking to possibly fight in the United States in his comeback fight. It’s unknown who will train him and who will be his promoter and/or adviser. Al Haymon’s name has been mentioned as someone that Haye could possibly wind up with. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (8-0, 8 KOs) says he wants to win the British heavyweight title and then defend the strap. Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will be fighting for the British strap on November 29th in their rematch at the ExCel Arena in London, UK.
Fury will likely beat Chisora for a 2nd time, and then go on to face IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. It’s highly unlikely that Fury will be bothered holding onto the British trinket because it’s a belt that Fury hasn’t talked a lot about wanting. Read the rest of this entry »
By Nick Hagan: Never before has so many articles been written about Boxers from the past and present. Social Media and the Internet have enabled easy access to some great reads and opinions on the Sport that I enjoy immensely.
I’m a regular reader of the many articles published on “Boxing News 24” and find it interesting how people’s views differ so widely, in respect to the Boxers of today. I have read articles on this website for instance where writers make predictions on fight outcomes and make “fantasy” fights by pitching their favourite Boxers of today against Boxers from the past and state what they feel would have happened and so on. Read the rest of this entry »