(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: Last May, Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) seemed to surprise Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) with his ferocious attacking style of fighting. Maidana fought well enough in the early part of the fight to lose by a 12 round majority decision.
Mayweather showed his skills and eventually adapted to Maidana’s aggressive style and was able to win a conclusive 12 round decision. This Saturday, Mayweather and Maidana will be fighting again, and Maidana believes the rematch is going to help him more than Mayweather because he now has a working knowledge of Mayweather’s style of fighting. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #3 WBC Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) is on a quest to try and lock himself in as the WBC 168 pound mandatory challenger to WBC champion Anthony Dirrell, and the only one that stands in his path from accomplishing that goal is the recently twice knocked out George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs).
Rebrasse, 28, believes completely that he’s going to deal Groves yet another loss on his record when the two face each other in 10 days on September 20th in their WBC super middleweight title eliminator bout at Wembley Arena in London, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: 31-year-old former two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (34-4, 31 KOs) will be facing #1 WBA Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar (24-1, 18 KOs) in a crucial fight for Lopez for the interim WBA World featherweight title this Thursday, September 11th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
With Juanma Lopez having lost 2 out of his last three fights and not ranked currently in the top 15 by any of the boxing organizations, you can say that he doesn’t deserve to be fighting for the interim WBA title at featherweight unless the World Boxing Association has lowered it’s standards for the type of fighters that get shots at their interim belts. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Nonito Donaire Sr is raving about how good his son WBA Super World featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) has been looking during training camp recently in his 3rd week of camp.
Donaire is getting ready for his title defense against unbeaten Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) next month on October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Donaire’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank has to be pretty confident that he’ll beat Walters otherwise he likely wouldn’t have made the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Conor Farrelly: Carl Frampton the newly crowned IBF Super Bantamweight Champion (19-0) and Scott Quigg the WBA “Regular” Super Bantamweight Champion (28-0-2) is a match made in heaven. If this fight was to materialize it would symbolize what is right in boxing.
The boxing politics which has stopped so many mouth-watering match ups cannot stop a fight which would promise to be a blockbuster within Ireland and the United Kingdom. Eddie Hearn and Barry McGuigan must put “the people” aka the fans at the forefront of their thoughts, as fighting men both Quigg and Frampton would take the fight in a heartbeat. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Gillon: WBO Middleweight world champion Demetrius Andrade has put in a petition on behalf of himself to get a shot at the vacant WBO middleweight title that was recently vacated by Peter Quillin.
Andrade is one of many big up and coming prospects in the boxing world and has recently been calling out all the top 154 light middleweight fighters like Saul Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara but it seems to be that neither are going to take the fight against Andrade. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Yesterday, I asked a friend his opinion on a hypothetical fight between Adrien Broner against Juan Manuel Marquez; because I believe The Problem can be solved with quite ease by the veteran lion king. My friend responded that it could be a good fight for Marquez but Juan Manuel was more interested to win his fifth divisional world title. That is true and Marquez himself has stated that he wants to become the first Mexican fighter to achieve that feat, but I wonder if that is more important than give fight fans one more epic battle. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) will be defending his title this Saturday night against a fringe contender named Manuel Roman (17-2-2, 6 KOs) on the Floyd Mayeather Jr vs. Marcos Maidana 2 fight card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Santa Cruz-Roman fight is the chief support for the Mayweather-Maidana 2 fight, but unfortunately it’s not a great fight and it’s kind of surprising that the match-up hasn’t received much attention for the mismatch that it is on paper. We’re basically talking about Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka 2 in the Santa Cruz v. Roman fight, because this is the same kind of situation. Read the rest of this entry »
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) September 9, 2014
By Dan Ambrose: According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) will be finishing his boxing career next year in September in his final fight. Before then, he plans on fighting this Saturday of course against Marcos Maidana, and the next May before wrapping his 19-year pro career up in September presumably on the Mexican Independence Day holiday. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It’s looking like non-top 15 ranked Josesito Lopez (32-6, 19 KOs) could be the next opponent for Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) to fight in December, according to Steve Kim.
They haven’t made the fight yet, but it’s going to depend a lot on how Lopez looks in his fight this Thursday night against an opponent still to be determined on September 11th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Lopez, 30, still doesn’t have an opponent scheduled for the fight, but it’s just a stay busy fight for him so it really doesn’t matter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr says there has been no such discussions for a fight between him and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. In fact, Mayweather says the talk of him fighting Pacquiao is lies. Pacquiao was recently quoted as saying that there are negotiations between his promoter Bob Arum and Mayweather’s camp.
“There are serious negotiations with the Mayweather camp and my promoter,” Pacquiao was quoted by the Mirror.co.uk. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Unbeaten boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) will have his WBA/WBC 147 welterweight titles up for grabs for his fight this Saturday against Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs), but not his WBA/WBC junior middleweight titles, according to Fighthype.com.
There was talk of Mawyeather having both his 147 and 154 pound titles on the line for the Maidana fight so that all the titles could be defended at the same time, but Mayweather didn’t like the idea of defending his 154 pound titles in that manner. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Last Saturday’s fight between Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) and Emmanuel Taylor (18-3, 12 KOs) brought in a peak of 852,000 viewers with an average of 711,000 on Showtime, according to Steve Kim.
Those are respectable numbers obviously, and it shows you that the 25-year-old Broner remains a huge draw for Showtime. Those aren’t the type of numbers that suggest that Broner will be able to take the baton from superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr when he retires from the sport one of these days, but Broner at least will be fairly popular. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: A scraggly looking former two division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) told IBF TV today that he hasn’t signed with any promoter yet. There are rumos that Haye plans on signing with American adviser Al Haymon, but Haye says he hasn’t signed with anyone at this time. Further, Haye also failed to address the rumors of him splitting up with Adam Booth, his trainer.
Haye says he’s 2-3 fights away from fighting for a world title against the likes of WBA champ Ruslan Chagaev of WBC champ Bermane Stiverne. Haye realizes that the only way he can get a rematch against IBO/IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is if he becomes his mandatory challenger, so he’s obviously not on his radar at this time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: This Saturday night WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) is going to be looking to improve upon the performance from his last fight against Argentinian slugger Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) when he gets him inside the ring for their “Mayhem” rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather wants to improve upon his performance from last time out, as does Maidana. Trainer Robert Garcia has been talking about the additional 4 weeks of training that will benefit Maidana, he hopes, for the rematch. Read the rest of this entry »