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title McGregor’s sparring partner gives him NO chance against Mayweather

By Chris Williams: Chris van Heerden, a former sparring partner for UFC champion Conor McGregor, gives the 28-year-old fighter ZERO chance of beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their fight at 154 pounds on August 26. Van Heerden last sparred with McGregor a year ago, and he say he landing at will with his shots on the Irish fighter during the sparring session. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ward vs. Kovalev 2 hurt by Mayweather-McGregor announcement?

By Allan Fox: Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2 rematch may have been hurt by the announcement of the news of the August 26 mega-fight between boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming out of retirement to face the UFC’s biggest star Conor McGregor on Showtime PPV. It’s unclear why Mayweather chose to have his fight with McGregor announced during the middle of fight week for the Ward-Kovalev 2 rematch on HBO PPV. Read the rest of this entry »



title Zeuge vs. Smith: Bellew defends Paul from criticism

By Scott Gilfoid: Tony Bellew doesn’t think that former 2-time world title challenger Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) should be receiving criticism from the boxing public for him getting a third world title shot this Saturday night against WBA World super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) on June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Hessen, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ranking Mayweather among the All-Time Greats

By Joseph Hirsch — Trying to rank any fighter among the all-time greats is a thankless task. Boxing fans with a strong attachment to the past will get angry if you place the contemporary fighter too high in their pantheon, and those fans who love the more current fighter will accuse you of being stuck in ancient history if you insist that this relative newcomer doesn’t deserve higher placement on the pound-for-pound list. That said, due to Floyd Mayweather’s undefeated record (equaling Rocky Marciano’s at 49-0) and his slew of name opponents (24 world-titlists) it’s safe to say we’re going to be talking about Mayweather’s place in history for quite a long time, so I might as well throw my hat into the ring.

Old-timers don your fedoras, young bucks, put on your fitted. Here we go… Read the rest of this entry »



title Kovalev tells Ward: “Get prepared,” then storms out of press conference

By Jeff Aranow: Former IBF/WBA/WBC light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev gave Andre Ward a stern warning before storming out of Thursday’s press conference ahead of their fight this Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kovalev looked angry like he wants to give Ward a thrashing on Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »



title Duva: Mayweather trying to force Canelo-Golovkin off September date

By Allan Fox: Promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events believes that the reason Floyd Mayweather Jr. scheduled his August 26 fight with Conor McGregor so close to the September 16 fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady GGG” Golovkin is because he’s trying to FORCE them off the September date. Duva reasons that by Mayweather scheduling his with McGregor so close to Canelo-Golovkin, it will mean fewer PPV buys for their fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hunter says Ward has backup plan if he gets dropped by Kovalev

By Allan Fox: Trainer Virgil Hunter says Andre “SOG” Ward has a specific backup plan that he’ll be implementing if he gets dropped this Saturday night in his rematch with Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. If the 33-year-old Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) gets knocked to the canvas by the hard hitting Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs), then he’ll be using the same plan that he had in his first fight, says Hunter. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather-McGregor and Canelo-Golovkin: Which fight will fans purchase?

By Allan Fox: The decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor to fight 3 weeks before the Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight could have huge ramifications for both fights. Mayweather-McGregor will be going on August 26 on Showtime pay-per-view. Canelo-Golovkin will be taking place on HBO PPV on September 16. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather vs. McGregor PPV prices still being decided

By Jeff Aranow: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is making a comeback to grab some more money fighting hopeless case Conor McGregor at 154 pounds on August 26 on Showtime PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a fight that means little more than money for Mayweather because it’s surely not going to be a competitive fight. The fight could bring in as much as $600 million if the amount of interest is as high as some think it will be in the boxing world. Read the rest of this entry »



title Chris Eubank Jr: The Time for Talk Is Over

By Ben Sutherland – The Eubanks have always been a unique, quirky and controversial duo. Eubank Sr in particular, who is never afraid to make his feelings known, has always been very strongly opinionated. This propensity to talk hasn’t been backed up.

They called out Golovkin. There was some interest from Golovkin and his team who until recently had been very much avoided. However, after contracts were drawn up, Eubank lost his pen. The Eubanks, despite blatantly being the B side in negotiations claimed “they weren’t yes men” and wanted a fair shake. Clearly if they had genuinely wanted to fight Golovkin “the funny business” in the contracts wouldn’t have been a problem for Eubank Jr who would’ve seen his largest pay day ever and by far and away his highest profile fight. They decided to forgo this opportunity and instead decided to defend the British title against the much lesser known Tom Doran. Read the rest of this entry »



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