By Tim Fletcher: Former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi doesn’t like the recently announced fight between WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Amir Khan. Malignaggi sees the contest as a mismatch due to Canelo’s huge weight and punching power advantage. Malignaggi sees it as a waste of time for the fight to take place because he doesn’t think Khan will be able to make it past the sixth round due to Canelo’s advantage in size and power.
Malignaggi thinks that Khan could get potentially badly hurt in this fight if he gets knocked out cold by the 25-year-old Canelo, and he believes there’s a possibility that Khan will never be the same fighter after this bout is over with. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robbie Bannatyne: While most people were shocked and surprised by the bombshell that Amir Khan will fight Canelo Alvarez on May 7, Kell Brook would have been just plain seething.
I would not have liked to have been in the same room as Brook when news broke that his big plans for a blockbuster summer showdown with his British rival were up in smoke. Sure, it must be a bitter pill to swallow but Brook has to forget about the domestic dust up with Khan and chase the American Dream instead.
Brook has already plucked the feathers of one of America’s most fierce some welterweights in Shawn Porter, and he must look to repeat the trick against one of the other champions across the pond this year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF bantamweight champion Randy Caballero (23-0, 14 KOs) remained unbeaten with a 7th round stoppage win over Ruben Garcia (15-2-1, 6 KOs) in their scheduled 10 round bout on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, in Indio, California. The fight took place in the featherweight division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like WBA light welterweight champion Adrien Broner (31-2, 23 KOs) is going to carry forward with his first title defense being against 2nd tier fighter Ashley Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KOs) for his first title defense of his WBA 140lb belt rather than against one of the ranked contenders in the division. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is saying that Broner will be facing his fighter Theophane.
It’s unclear why Broner would want to be fighting Theophane other than for a favor to Mayweather. The problem with Broner fighting unknown 2nd tier fighters as a favor for Mayweather is that he could get stuck fighting Mayweather’s lower level fighters and that might not be a good career move for Broner. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #3 WBC George Groves (22-3, 17 KOs) says he’s interested in fighting former four-time world title challenger Martin Murray (32-3-1, 15 KOs) in a fight this year. Murray, 33, took the time to attend Groves’ fight last Saturday night against Andrea Di Luisa at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK.
Groves won the fight by a 5th round stoppage, but he was facing a lesser opponent in Di Luisa in a showcase/confidence booster type of fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: Interim WBA heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) is looking for a new opponent for his March 5 fight on HBO after his previously scheduled opponent Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KOs) reportedly pulled out of the fight.
According to ESPN, Dimitrenko wanted more money to take the fight after initially agreeing to the deal. You can’t blame the 6’7” Dimitrenko for wanting to be well paid for a fight against the hard hitting Cuban Ortiz, because this guy is not an easy fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Surprisingly, negotiations between the promoters for former WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) at Roc Nation Sports and unbeaten Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) at Main Events are still taking place for their March 26 fight on HBO from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The negotiations having been dragging out for the past six weeks for some reason, and there is now only seven weeks to go before the fight on 3/26. Barrera’s promoter Kathy Duva from Main Events says it’s a different issue every day with Ward’s promoters at Main Events.
Ward, 31, absolutely needs this fight to get made with Barrera, because It would be a warm-up fight to get Ward ready for a much tougher fight later in 2016 against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. The Barrera fight would be Ward’s first true fight at light heavyweight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) says he initially was hesitant to take the fight with the much bigger WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs), but after sitting down and watching tape of some of his fights, he realized that Canelo is a flat-footed fighter that he believes he can beat.
Khan will be fighting Canelo on May 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan says he sees the fight as a 50-50 affair because of his hand speed and boxing ability. Khan believes he can out-box the bigger Canelo to earn a victory over him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) believes he’s embarrassing the 160lb division by facing welterweight  Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) in a catch-weight fight at 155lbs in their fight at May 7. Chavez Jr. thinks the 155lb. catch-weight between Khan and Canelo shouldn’t be allowed.
It’s unclear why Chavez Jr. would take issue with Canelo fighting Khan because since Chavez Jr. moved up in weight from middleweight to the super middleweight division in 2013, three out of his four fights have been against 160lb fighters pulled up from the middleweight division to fight him at light heavyweight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Maybe the readers remember those old bulb TV´s and perhaps you also can remember the black and while on times blurry images. There is a difference in how now TV analysts comment the fights but the old style can easily be recognized by old fight fans. Read the rest of this entry »