By Scott Gilfoid: Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) says he was asked by his manager Al Haymon if he was fine with traveling to fight in the UK for his title challenge against IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) and he let him know that he has no problem fighting over there. Spence says he’s going to go over to the UK, beat Brook, and take his IBF title back home with him to the U.S.
Brook will have the fans on his side in this fight. It’s likely going to be a huge crowd of 30,000 fans with almost all of them fans of Brook. However, Spence is a pressure fighter who doesn’t let his opponents set the pace of the fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri says that Gennady “GGG” Golovkin lacks the athletic talent that he sees in Danny Jacobs, and he feels that he’s going to possibly beat the Kazakhstan fighter. Algieri is in Hayward, California to help Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) by working on his nutrition for the GGG fight.
Jacobs is working out of trainer Virgil Hunter’s gym in Hayward. Aligeri is impressed with what he’s seen of Jacobs during camp, as he sees him as a very big puncher with power in both hands. He’s mostly impressed with the 29-year-old Jacobs’ athletic ability and he sees that as being key when he faces the unbeaten Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) on March 18 in their fight on HBO pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce TV brought in over 1.5 million viewers to see IBF World lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. (19-0, 14 KOs) successfully defend his IBF title in beating Luis Cruz (22-5-1, 16 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision from the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio.
The ratings for the fight were through the roof, and quite unexpected to some, as Easter Jr. is not a huge star as of yet with the casual boxing fans in the U.S. Easter Jr. fought like a star with him knocking down Cruz three times in fight in winning an easy 12 round decision.
PBC is smart to have their top fighters like the 26-year-old Easter Jr. have his fights televised on free television like Bounce TV. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: UFC chief Dana White says there isn’t a deal for a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. On Monday, there was news from the Irish Sun about Mayweather and McGregor having agreed to a deal for a boxing fight. A lot of fans subsequently got excited about the match-up. Read the rest of this entry »
By Nick Hagan: After a really disappointing 2016, 2017 is already shaping up to be a great year for Boxing. So far to date we have already seen Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz in a fantastic rematch. It may not have been as enthralling as the first match up but still very decent. Just before this we saw De Gale v Jack in a unification fight and what could well be a contender for fight of the year. So enjoyed watching this fight and great to see both Boxers giving it there all. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Errol Spence Jr. is a fight that is five times tougher for IBF 147lb champion Kell Brook than a fight against Amir Khan, says Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn. That’s the fight that Hearn and Brook REALLY wanted.
They were hoping that they could get the recently knocked out Khan to fight. Khan wisely turned the Brook fight down, as he was coming off of a bad knockout loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2016, and hand surgery as well. Read the rest of this entry »
By Nedu Obi: I bet you’ve heard the rumors of a projected boxing match-up between retired pound-for-pound boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr., and mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor a gazillion times before – will-they-won’t-they, and back-and-forth again.
Here we go again! Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: As far as Paulie Malignaggi is concerned, the Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr. fight is a toss-up match where either guy can win. Brook and Spence are expected to fight on May 27 rather than May 20, and it’s going to be taking place in Sheffield, England. Brook will have the home advantage, as Sheffield is where he lives.
Malignaggi feels that Brook might have problems with cutting weight to get down to the 147lb limit for the fight. Malignaggi thinks that Spence could win the fight because of Brook having to cut weight to get to the 147lb limit. However, Malignaggi also gives Brook a good chance of beating Spence because he doesn’t like the way Spence has reacted in the past when he takes shots. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Eddie Hearn says that his fighter IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook will be the No.1 fighter in the 147lb division after he beats unbeaten American talent Errol Spence in their fight in May. The date for the fight could be on May 27. Hearn is in the process of having it changed from May 20 to the 27.
Hearn also is looking to stage the Brook-Spence fight at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. It’s been talked about having the fight staged there, but Hearn needs to wrap things up. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Unbeaten welterweight contender Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) doesn’t understand why WBO 147lb champion Manny Pacquiao has suddenly started sending Tweets from his Twitter account asking boxing fans to pick his next opponent from a list of four fighters. Horn thinks that it might not be Pacquiao who is in charge of his Twitter account, even though it’s a verified account.
For Pacquiao not to be the one sending out the tweets from a verified account, it would mean that it had to be hacked, because it’s a legitimate account. Of course, if Pacquiao wasn’t the one sending the Tweets, he would have spoken up by now to reassure the 28-year-old Horn that it’s not him sending the Tweets. Read the rest of this entry »