By Chris Williams: It’s down to just 35 days before Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) meet up in their huge mega-fight on May 2nd in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. The two fighters have picked the perfect month to fight in Vegas before the temperatures really start heating up. Mayweather wants to stay unbeaten and add Pacquiao’s scalp to his resume. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With two months to go before his next fight in May, Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) still doesn’t have an opponent for his next bout. He missed out on getting fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao. Khan could have had a fight against Kell Brook, but he chose not to take that fight.
So instead of getting any of those guys, Khan wants to battle WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) for his next fight.
Cotto doesn’t plan on fighting in May though, as he’s looking to fight on June 6th in New York. The names that Cotto has been linked to are 41-year-old Cornelius Bundrage and #1 WBC Jorge Sebastian Heiland. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: As an article writer and fan I get often caught up and get strongly opinionated and so what I am about to say is too a strong opinion and is as follows: I have this gut feeling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0. 26 KOs) has never faced a fighter at the very top of his game.
To be more exact, I believe that Floyd has never faced a better fighter than Manny Pacquiao. On May 2nd, Mayweather and Pacquiao will be facing off in their mega-fight in front of millions of boxing fans in their HBO and Showtime pay-per-view bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Despite fighting a guy who some boxing fans feel has a badly inflated ranking, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) feels he’s going to be able to make a statement tonight in his fight against #1 IBF Ionut “Jo Jo” Dan Ion (34-2, 18 KOs) in their fight at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
When I picture a fighter bragging about wanting to make a statement, I see a fight that is a competitive one on paper between two talented fighters that are fairly evenly matched in terms of boxing skills, power and speed. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Fighting for the first time at super bantamweight since he was whipped by Guillermo Rigondeaux two years ago in 2013, former four division world champion Nonito Donaire (34-3, 22 KOs) did what everyone expected him to do in stopping a badly over-matched 2nd tier fighter William Prado (22-5-1, 15 KOs) in the 2nd round on Saturday night to capture the vacant NABF super bantamweight title at the Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: The fact that Kell Brook’s 33-0 (22) first IBF title defence against Ionut “Jo Jo” Dan Ion 34-2 (18) hasn’t sold out the modest Sheffield Motorpoint arena tells its own story. The mandatory challenger known as Jo Jo Dan could be aptly named Who Who Dan as fans on both sides of the pond question his legitimacy as the IBF #1 contender.
My feelings are different though as it is not Brook’s job to decide who his mandatory challenger is and I give him lots of respect for taking this challenge considering the recent events in Brook’s life since he won the title from Shawn Porter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: 43-year-old #6 WBA heavyweight contender Shannon Briggs (58-6-1, 51 KOs) won his seventh straight victory on Friday night in stopping an over-match 48-year-old journeyman Zoltan Petranyi (51-22-1, 16 KOs) in the 1st round at the Hotel Sortis in Panama City, Panama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Sr. is extremely happy that his son Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KO) is finally facing Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) in their fight on May 2nd.
The fight now gives Floyd Sr. a chance to show the world what he feels he already knows about Manny not being in the same class as Mayweather Jr. Floyd Sr. sees Pacquiao as fighter that is not as skilled as his son Mayweather, and he thinks it’s going to be a one-sided fight when Mayweather and Pacquiao go at it on May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Dan Ambrose: WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) successfully weighed in on Friday for his title defense on Saturday night against challenger Gary Russell Jr (25-1, 14 KOs) at the Palms Casino Resort, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The fight will be televised on Showtime Championship Boxing. Russell Jr weighed in at 125.8. The winner of the Gonzalez-Russell Jr fight will likely face former three division world champion Abner Mares. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: As Manny Pacquiao trains for the fight of his life against pound for pound number one Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd, an old problem has come lurking back. Known to have suffered from leg cramps throughout his career, Pacquiao is once again feeling the effects of his legs stiffening up on him as he attempts to get himself into top shape for May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »