By Dan Ambrose: 50-year-old Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) plans on fighting after his 51st birthday next January 2016. Hopkins is interested in fighting WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham. Hopkins says that discussions are going on between his side and Abraham’s promoters at Sauerland Events, and he says they are very interested in the fight. Hopkins feels certain that he’ll be fighting the 35-year-old Abraham next January.
It’s a somewhat interesting fight between Hopkins and Abraham, but not one that would likely resonate in the United States. You can’t blame Hopkins for going for this fight because it might be the best thing he can get at this point. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: In a real surprising bit of news, IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez says that WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward is using Golovkin’s name to stay relevant by name dropping his name to get attention from boxing fans and the media.
Sanchez says that Ward was lying when he recently said that Golovkin’s promoter turned down a fight offer from him to fight him. Sanchez says that Ward didn’t start talking about a fight against Golovkin until after he’d already signed for a unification fight against IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) on October 17th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) has made a lot of noise lately in saying that he’s going to come punching in his unification fight against IBF/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) on October 17th this month in their fight on HBO pay-per-view.
Abel Sanchez, the trainer for Golovkin, wants the fight to be an exciting affair with both guys throwing leather from start until the bitter finish. Lemieux has always been a slugger during his career, and that’s why Sanchez is hoping that he sticks to his original style of fighting so that Golovkin doesn’t have to chase him around the ring all night long like he’s been forced to do against some of his opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Tim Fletcher: Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez says that his fighter #2 WBC Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) was temporarily blinded for 10-20 seconds after being dropped by a right hand from unbeaten Ukrainian Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) last Saturday night in their fight for the vacant WBC light welterweight title at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Matthysse got hit by a punch that landed to his left eye, and he says he felt total pain in his eye. However, he took a knee rather than falling down in the traditional sense. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: This month’s October 17th Premier Boxing Champions card on NBC got some bad news today with the talented #8 IBF super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) having to pull out of his scheduled 10 round fight against former world title challenger Blake Caparello (21-1-1, 6 KOs) at the EagleBank Arena, in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
The Dirrell-Caparello fight was supposed to be the co-feature bout on the Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KOs) vs. Felix Diaz (17-0, 8 KOs) card. Dirrell has a medical issue that has forced him off the card. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Dan Ambrose: Now that his fighter Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) has beaten Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) by a 10th round knockout last Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, trainer Freddie Roach would like for one of his other fighters #4 WBO, #5 WBC, #8 WBA 140lb contender Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) to get a chance to avenge his loss to Matthysse by fighting him again.
Matthysse defeated Provodnikov by a 12 round majority decision last April at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, New York, USA. It was an exciting back and forth fight that resulted in Matthysse winning by the scores of 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113. Matthysse dominated the action in the first half of the fight, and then Provodnikov came on in the last six rounds to make it close. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Sebastian Heger) By Scott Gilfoid: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) and his promoters at Sauerland Events will be announcing his next opponent this Wednesday, October 7th for his November 21st fight at the Tui Arena, in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.
According to the latest boxing news rumors, the opponent for Abraham could very well be bottom ranked #15 WBO Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs), who only recently moved up to the 168lb division this year after getting whipped by IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin last February in losing by an 11th round knockout. I don’t know if Murray can get the fight with Abraham, because Bernard Hopkins is saying that he’ll be fighting Abraham next. I think that’s a much better fight than Abraham-Murray fight Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: When I was a kid an uncle of mine took me to my first Bull Fight ever and it was simply a great show to watch from beginning to end; you can feel the adrenaline when the “Banderilleros” get so close to the bull, if you understand what I am saying you will also be able to feel the art involved when the “Torero” gets close to the bull making a pass after another. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like #1 WBC George Groves (21-3, 16 KOs) can forget about a big payday fight against IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs), because he says he’s looking to fight the elite in the 168lb division like Andre Dirrell, Andre Ward and Arthur Abraham rather than the 27-year-old Groves, whose career is floundering and about sink into the murky depths of the cold ocean waters after his recent 12 round decision loss to the talented WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack on September 12th last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The defeat for Groves was his third in his last five fights. With a record of 2-3 in his last 5 fights, Groves has been rejected as being not good enough to fight the 29-year-old DeGale. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Frankie Gavin (22-2, 13 KOs) has pulled out of his fight against British/Commonwealth and WBC International welterweight champion Sam Eggington after suffering a foot injury. Gavin was supposed to face Eggington on October 17th at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, UK.
Gavin was totally whipped in his last fight by IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook in a nice little mismatch that took place last May at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Surprisingly, Gavin was ranked No.5 at the time by the International Boxing Federation despite the fact that he’d never beaten anyone good. Read the rest of this entry »