By Chris Williams: Former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi thinks that Manny Pacquiao is going to have to control his overly aggressive fighting style if he wants to have a chance of beating Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd in their fight on HBO and Showtime.
Malignaggi thinks that Mayweather will take advantage of Pacquiao’s overly aggressive fighting style if he comes out fast like a wild man on May 2nd, trying to overwhelm Mayweather with punches like he’s done with his other opposition fed to him by his promoter Bob Arum. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #4 WBO Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) seems to think he narrowly lost to WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) in their fight last Saturday night at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany.
Smith lost the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 117-111. However, Smith believes that the fight was level after six rounds, and that he won the 11th and 12th rounds. Smith also thinks that the 10th round was a tossup round that could have gone either way. I’m really not surprised that Smith thinks the fight was close, because he also thinks he won the first Abraham-Smith fight last year, and I saw that as another clear win for Abraham. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Now that former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) finally realizes that he has no chance of getting a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao next, Khan is now targeting Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto or Tim Bradley for his next fight.
Unfortunately for Khan, his chances of getting any of those guys to fight him are probably about as good as they were for him getting Mayweather or Pacquiao into the ring. Khan is missing one thing that would make him an appealing option for Cotto, Marquez and Bradley, and that’s a world title belt. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) turns 38 years young today, as he gets ready for his May 2nd unification bout against 36-year-old WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While Mayweather is nearing 40, he’s fighting right now like a fighter 10 years younger than his chronological age, and he still has the hand speed and reflexes of a fighter in his late 20s rather than an average 38-year-old fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: On May 3 when five years of torture and torment is finally over we will finally know one way or another who is the best current boxer on the planet. We are already starting to hear ridiculous figures being banded around for tickets and PPV but for me this fight is more about legacy than money.
Yes, this will be the biggest fight financially of all time in fact it won’t even be close but where will the winner be immortalized. Of the greatest boxers in history where will Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao sit in your opinion in G.O.A.T (Greatest of all time). Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: 25 year old lightweight contender Terry Flanagan 27-0 (10) is targeting a title shot in the near future. Despite winning a highly competitive UK prizefighter (beating Derry Matthews and Gary Sykes) and a victory over ex world champion Nate Campbell he has went somewhat under the radar. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: A few writers on boxingnews 24 criticized Amir Khan for continuously calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr at the expense of other potential opponents. It was a high risk high reward strategy, but it turns out Amir has lost the game.
Not only has he lost out on the mega opponents in the last couple of months another eight potential opponents have found alternative ventures. Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, Robert Guerrero, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Kell Brook and even Breidis Prescott and Andre Berto.
I knew when Amir tweeted calling out Miguel Cotto for a title two divisions above where he has ever fought that he knew he had made a mistake. The entire world wanted Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao but Khan at the center of his own universe couldn’t accept that. What are Amir’s alternatives now and how does he continue his rebuilding as a top level fighter without a big fight on the horizon. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Last Saturday’s clash between WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) and Britain’s Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) brought in less than huge ratings on HBO Championship Boxing in their fight on February 21st at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The Golovkin-Murray fight brought in an average of 862,000 viewers on HBO with a peak of 938,000. The numbers obviously weren’t huge, although the fight being broadcast during the afternoon rather than the evening probably has a lot to do with the less than huge ratings. Read the rest of this entry »
By Suzanne:Well, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in fact Forbes’ highest earning sports star of 2014. Earning a whopping $105 million from his winnings alone. That means he earns more in one week than Barack Obama earns in one year. A salary that most of us can only dream of.
And Floyd isn’t just the world’s highest earning sports star, he’s the highest earning sports star by quite a margin. He made a staggering $25m more than the next person on the list –soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo – who supplemented his $52m salary with $28m worth of endorsements. Read the rest of this entry »
By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest): In what is turning out to be a very exciting year in Boxing we now have Lucas Matthysse vs. former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov to add to the list. The bout is to take place at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, New York, USA. According to Steve Kim the fight is a done deal. As part of a split side double header HBO will also feature Terrance Crawford vs. most likely Thomas Dulorme in action in the 140 pound division. Read the rest of this entry »