By Scott Gilfoid: #3 WBO German based heavyweight contender Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KOs) is predicting a knockout victory over #1 WBO Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) in their scheduled 12 round fight this Saturday night on February 28th at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Hammer, 27, not only plans on stopping the 6’9” Fury, but he sees it as a clinical knockout where he knocks Fury out cold. That’s going to be kind of hard for Hammer to do, because he’s not a big puncher.
Hammer’s got cruiserweight type power at the heavyweight level, and he’s also not very tall at just 6’2”. It’s going to be awfully tough for Hammer to lay a glove on Fury, especially with the way he fights nowadays with him staying on the outside and holding a lot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Kevin Brown: This Saturday sees Chris Eubank Jr. (18-1) return to the ring against WBA interim champion Dmitry Chudinov (14-0-2). This will be Eubanks first fight since his first career defeat against unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders last time out.
The defeat was a close call and arguably the correct decision! However what was impressive was how Eubank finished the fight. There were moments from round 7 onwards where you were just waiting for Saunders to hit the floor but Saunders managed to stay on his feet and avoid the barrage of uppercuts that Eubank was throwing. Instead of taking an easy fight to regain his confidence like many would Eubank has chosen to fight a live contender so he is taking a big risk. the reward if he gets the win could see him jump into the top 10 middleweight rankings and on the brink of a World title shot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British welterweight Amir Khan thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr has taken the easy path for his next fight by taking on 36-year-old WBO 147 pound champion Manny Pacquiao for his fight on May 2nd rather than facing himself.
Khan thinks his performance in beating former two division world champion Devon Alexander last December may have scared off the two superstars from fighting him. Khan thinks that Pacquiao and Mayweather have both slipped in the last six years since the first time they attempted to negotiate a fight with one another. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Dominic Panaia: As a fighter, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) is special. He possesses raw power that deserves respect. His foot work is good and his work rate is at a high standard.
I watched Golovkin’s fight with Martin Murray last Saturday night, and in my article before the fight, I stated that Murray, whilst a good fighter, lacked power and as a result Golovkin will walk through his punches and sit him down by the fifth round. It turns out that assessment was pretty close as he took a knee twice in round 4th round from some hard body shots something Gennady had been looking for in the early rounds. Read the rest of this entry »
By Abbas Dadhiwala: Vitali Klitschko is a unified World Heavyweight Champion with only two defeats on his record and 41 knockout wins out of 45 fights. But will be remembered as a great?
Klitschko hasn’t fought since stopping Manuel Charr in the third round in 2012. Klitschko is 45-2 with 41 knockouts. He has been more dominant even than that record shows.
He has stopped boxers like WBO Champ Herbie Hide, WBC champ Corrie Sanders who stopped his brother Wladimir. In his four bouts that went to decision, Klitschko defeated Dereck Chisora, Shannon Briggs, Kevin Johnson and Timo Hoffman. In all those bouts, Klitschko came ahead on the cards in 137 of the 144 scored rounds. That means he won 95.1 percent of the scored rounds in those matches.
In the two bouts, he lost, to Lennox Lewis and Chris Byrd, he was ahead on both cards at the time of the stoppages. He needed shoulder reconstruction surgery following his loss to Byrd in 2000, when he quit on the stool after the ninth round. But the judges had given Klitschko seven, of the nine rounds to Klitschko. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: After showing great heart thru eleven rounds top contender Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) tried his best and never quit; he fought his best but that was not enough against the Middleweight Champion of the World WBA/IBO Gennady GGG Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) While being way behind in the score cards the brave contender never hinted to try to surrender. When Marco Antonio Rubio was stopped he seemed to be not too hurt to not have gotten up for the count, but when Murray was down he found a way to continue.
Martin Murray did what not many have done and took Golovkin to the eleventh round, it´s true that the battle was not as competitive as I thought could be but it might be because there is not a single middle who can handle Golovkin’s punching power. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sarkis Aghbashian: There are talks about David Lemieux (33-2-31 KO’s), ranked #5 by IBF and #2 by WBC, facing the French Cameroonian #1 IBF Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (31-1-18 KO’s) for the vacant middleweight IBF title. The title belonged to Jermain Taylor (33-4-1-20 KO’s) who got in trouble with the law and had to vacate his belt.
The fight between Lemieux and Hassan is still not an official done deal, but I think it will happen in May or beginning of June 2015. The fight will happen in Montreal at the Centre Bell and not in the U.S. Even though Lemieux got the U.S public’s interest after defeating the brave Gabriel Rosado by a 10th round TKO in New York on HBO. N’Dam is no big name in the states and Lemieux is the superstar in Montreal. Golden Boy, with whom Lemieux signed, will push the fight to be in Montreal because it will be a sold out show and will generate big numbers on HBO.
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By Sizzle JKD: On May 2, Manny Pacquiao will put an end to anything and everything Floyd Mayweather can claim as “the best ever” when he uses his endurance, speed, lateral movement, ability to be lighter on his toes, unmatched punch output, unrelenting will, inexorable determination, unsurpassed quickness, and Mike Tyson-sized eight-inch wrists to power punch his way to victory over the currently undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Pacquao’s win over Mayweather would complete a trifecta of victories over previously unbeaten fighters. The other two were Tim Bradley and Chris Algieri. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao says he doesn’t mind being the underdog in his upcoming fight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd. Pacquiao probably hasn’t been an underdog too many times during his career, and perhaps not since his fights against Miguel Cotto and Oscar De La Hoya.
There’s no way Pacquiao was an underdog against the likes of Tim Bradley, Brandon Rios, Juan Manuel Marquez, Chris Algieri, Shane Mosely, Ricky Hatton, and Antonio Margarito. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr’s trainer/uncle Roger Mayweather is predicting a win for Mayweather in his fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd. Roger sees things ending up bad for Pacquiao in this fight with him taking a beating that will leave him nearly lifeless from the shots he’ll have absorbed from Mayweather Jr.
Roger thinks Pacquiao can’t fight and is just going to end up getting his backside beaten by Mayweather in their clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roger sees Mayweather knocking Pacquiao out in this fight. Read the rest of this entry »