By Scott Gilfoid: 40-year-old Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) came unglued today under questioning from the media and barbs from IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) at their press conference in Manchester, UK.
With Fury talking about wanting to fight more bums after he gets done with Wladimir and the blunt questions from the media, it had Wladimir on edge. The aging Ukrainian heavyweight says he’s going to knockout Fury on July 9 in their rematch at the Manchester Arena. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tickets for IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s first defense of his title against American Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) sold out in an incredible 30 minutes earlier today for their clash on June 25 at the O2 Arena in London, UK. The O2 has a seating capacity of 20,000 seats.
That’s a lot of tickets to be sold out so quickly for what amount to be a mismatch. The 6’7” Breazeale arguably isn’t even the 5th best heavyweight in the United States, and here is getting a world title shot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum thinks WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s promoters at Golden Boy Promotions should either put off a fight between Canelo and unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) until Golovkin gets old or until someone else comes along and eventually beats the Kazakhstan star.
Arum says that if the 25-year-old Canelo is put in the ring right now with Golovkin, he’ll be totally massacred and wind up getting knocked out. Arum points out that Canelo losing to boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. on points is one thing, but losing to Golovkin by a knockout would be a much different thing. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: Last Saturday night IBF/IBO/WA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) made easy work of little known Dominic Wade (19-1, 12 KOs) in stopping him in the 2nd at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Golovkin’s performance last weekend performance proved for one more time that he is one gear ahead of his competitors in the middleweight division.
Golovkin now stays there like a lone wolf waiting to devour his next opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight David Price (19-3, 16 KOs) feels his previous top 10 ranking with the International Boxing Federation should be reinstated after his last opponent Erkan Teper tested positive for a banned substance. Price, 33, was knocked out in two rounds by the hard-hitting Teper last July in a failed bid to win the EBU heavyweight title, and Price hasn’t fought since then.
At the time, Price was ranked #5 by the IBF. Price wants his old ranking back so that he can be in the running for a title shot against IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in late 2016. It’s hard to imagine Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn opting to match him against Price given the way he was blasted out by Teper. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: At today’s press conference a very fat looking IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) removed his shirt at his press conference with former world champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) in Manchester, UK.
Fury’s midsection looked very, very fat like a non-athlete that has had a lot of couch time. Fury then proudly admitted that he came into his current training camp close to 60 pounds’ overweight. He said he was four stones overweight, which comes out to 56lbs. Fury says he’s taken on one stone [14lbs] already. Read the rest of this entry »
At today’s press conference in the Manchester Arena in Manchster, UK, Wladimir Klitschko and current WBO, WBA Super, IBO and Ring Magazine World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury met again for the first time after Wladimir’s November 2015 loss in Düsseldorf, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Peter Fury, the trainer for IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is predicting an easy knockout win for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (36-0, 35 Kos) in his title defense against Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) on May 21 in Moscow, Russia.
Peter Fury thinks the 6’7” Wilder will be too big for the shorter 6’2” Povetkin, who will be giving up five inches in height and a whopping six inches in reach.
That’s a significant reach advantage for Wilder, but when you factor in that he likes to fight tall and move around the ring, it’s going to make it all but impossible for Povetkin to compete with a giant sized heavyweight like Deontay. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME)By Chris Williams: WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) is calling his June 25 fight against former IBF 147lb champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs) as the best match-up of 2016. We’ll find that out for ourselves if this is going to be a good fight or not because Thurman hasn’t fought since last year in July, and he hasn’t fought anyone good as of yet during his career.
For all we know, this fight could turn out to be a mismatch or a boring affair if Thurman decides to back pedal all over the ring to avoid getting hit by Porter. Thurman, 27, was involved in a traffic accident recently. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The Top Rank promoted WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (28-0, 20 KOs) and WBC light welterweight champion Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) have reportedly agreed to terms for a July 23 fight on HBO pay-per-view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The contracts are expected to be signed and given back to Top Rank shortly. The press conference is already scheduled for May 10 to announce the Crawford-Postol fight, along with the undercard. Read the rest of this entry »