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title Matthyse vs. Kiram: Lucas confident of winning WBA 147lb title

By Jim Dower: Lucas Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) likes his chances of beating unbeaten Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 KOs) to win the vacant WBA World welterweight title this month on January 27 on HBO Boxing After Dark at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Read the rest of this entry »



title Boxing’s Least Worthy Champions

By Donavan Leonard: Unfortunately for boxing fans, there is no yearly playoff to determine the worthy holder of the crown in each division. While a plethora of titles is a boon for creating business (sanctioning organization fees, more bouts with “more at stake”, better paydays for lesser-known belt holders), it is a bane when it creates champions who, through luck or clever management, are not worthy to hold a title. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo Alvarez agrees to May 5th rematch against Golovkin

By Dan Ambrose: Saul Canelo Alvarez has agreed to the rematch with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin for May 5. The fight contracts are close to being completed, according to the LA Times. Read the rest of this entry »



title Your move WBC

By Gav Duthie: Promoter Yvon Michel has declared the intention of Eleider Alvarez 23-0 (11) not to participate in purse bids for a final, final, final, final eliminator against Oleksandr Gvozdyk 14-0 (12). I apologize that the word final was written 4 times, but it was intentional because this would-be Alvarez’s 4th final eliminator to get a shot at the WBC title held by Adonis Stevenson. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin opens as favorite in Canelo rematch

By Sean Jones: The odds-makers have IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) as an early favorite to defeat Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) in their rematch on May 5. Read the rest of this entry »



title Derevyanchenko added to Spence-Peterson card for Jan.20

By Jim Dower: Undefeated middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko (11-0, 9 KOs) has been added to the January 20th card on Showtime, headlined by IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamon Peterson at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The 2008 Ukrainian Olympian Derevyanchenko will be fighting an opponent still to be determined, according to Dan Rafael. Read the rest of this entry »



title Spence says Thurman hasn’t been ‘One Time’ in a long time

By Chris Williams: Errol Spence Jr. doesn’t have many positive things to say about the inactive WBA/WBC welterweight champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs), who has seemingly been dodging a fight against him for the past 2 years now. Read the rest of this entry »



title Austin Trout fights on Feb.17 on Ortiz-Alexander card

By Jeff Aranow: Former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout (30-4, 17 KOs) will be fighting next month against an opponent still to be determined on the undercard of the “Vicious” Victor Ortiz vs. Devon Alexander welterweight clash at the Don Haskins Center on the UTEP campus in El Paso. Read the rest of this entry »



title Spence says he’s interested in Khan fight

By Scott Gilfoid: Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) would be interested in giving a title shot against Amir ‘King’ Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) if his management came to him and asked him if he’d like to defend his IBF welterweight title against the British fighter. Read the rest of this entry »



title Lucas Browne: I’ll KO Dillian Whyte impressively

By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA World heavyweight champion Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) says he’s going to knockout WBC Silver strap holder Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) in their fight on March 24 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Read the rest of this entry »



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