By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Brian Rose (26-3-1, 8 KOs) might not have any power to speak of, bu that’s not keeping him from thinking that he’s going to KO American journeyman Carson Jones (37-10-3, 27 KOs) in their rematch this Saturday night at the Craven Park Stadium in Hull, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn thinks that his fighter 27-year-old Luke Campbell (11-0, 9 KOs) may be the best fighter in the lightweight division at this time, even though Campbell hasn’t fought anyone remotely good during his two-year pro career. Read the rest of this entry »
Burns’ career has just really imploded since he beat Jose Gonzalez in a punishing fight in 2013. Burns took a lot of hard head shots against Gonzalez, and he’s not looked the same after since. Burns’ promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to stop the bleeding of Burns’ career by matching him against a soft touch this Saturday against Afotsu, but that doesn’t chance the fact that Burns is likely to continue to struggle once Hearn attempts to put him back in with decent quality fighters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan says he met with Eddie Hearn, the promoter for IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, in his offices to discuss a big money fight between them in 2016. Khan made it perfectly clear that he sees a fight against Brook as a big enough fight to stage at Wembley Stadium in 2016.
Before Khan will give Hearn the green light to make the fight happen with the soon to be 30-year-old Brook, he wants to see Brook start to face some actual live bodies instead of the soft fighters that Hearn has been matching him against – Jo Jo Dan, Frankie Gavin, and Matthew Hatton, Vyacheslav Senchenko – since he took over the helm as Brook’s promoter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) has seemingly struck out in his efforts to get a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. for September, but there’s still a chance that Khan could get a big money fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2016. Khan says Pacquiao’s 83-year-old promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank contacted him recently about a fight in 2016 between him and Pacquiao in Dubai.
Arum would like to stage the fight over there. However, Dubai might not work because the Dubai Sports Council doesn’t have any plans for putting that fight in their country in 2016, according to the National. That doesn’t mean that Khan and Pacquiao still couldn’t fight in another venue such as the United States or the UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Yvon Michel, the promoter for unbeaten light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) is agreeable to a title fight against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) before the end of the year if the terms are to his liking.
Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva revealed last Saturday night that she’s interested in matching Kovalev against Beterbiev on November 28th in Moscow, Russia. Michel says the Kovalev fight is one that Beterbiev has been interested in all along since turning pro two years ago after twice beating Kovalev in the amateur ranks. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr’s September 12th fight is being held back by issues involving his future fights if he chooses to continue fighting beyond his September 12th date.
According to Dan Rafael, Showtime/CBS wants rights to Mayweather’s future fights if he decides to keep his career going after his next fight date. Supposedly, this is going to be Mayweather’s last fight of his career in September. However, if he changes his mind about retiring and decides to sign up with HBO to go for his 50th win of his career, Showtime/CBS is looking to protect their investment, says Rafael. Read the rest of this entry »
By John Simmons: It is an amusing thing to watch the social media pages and see fans and media a like appeal or defend the situation in boxing right now, with the Haymon & Golden Boy feud hitting fever pitch in recent weeks we can start to see the fractures become worse.
While the world awaits an opponent for Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. the media and rookie fans are starting to decide the opponent themselves and have even gone as far writing articles on Andre Berto the man they believe has gotten the nod from Floyd Mayweather, further more they have begun to attack Showtime sports for their inability to name an opponent straight away. Something we all know has nothing to do with them but is Floyd’s choice alone. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Will Hart, K2 Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya says that when he made the fight between his fighter IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) for October 17th, he made it with the thought in mind to have a mini-middleweight tournament with the winner of the Golovkin-Lemieux fight to face the winner of the November 21st fight between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and former WBA/WBC 154lb champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
De La Hoya says if he gets his way, there will be an ultimate winner of those fights. However, De La Hoya has no control over Cotto, who is promoted by Roc Nation Sports, and it’s unclear whether Cotto will choose to face the Golovkin-Lemieux winner if he gets past Canelo. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: If Floyd Mayweather Jr. does go ahead and fight former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto on September 12th, HBO analyst Max Kellerman is all for the idea of that fight taking place, as long as it’s on CBS and not pay-per-view.
Kellerman thinks that Berto is a well-known fighter in terms of the casual boxing fans, and it makes a lot of sense for Mayweather to fight him rather than guys like Kell Brook, Keith Thurman or Amir Khan, who either haven’t looked good recently or aren’t well-known to the American public. Read the rest of this entry »