By Allan Fox: Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 Kos) won a highly controversial 10 round split decision against Adrian “Tigre” Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The judges scored the fight 97-93, 96-94 for Broner, and 97-93 for Granados. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) became a two division world champion in beating WBA World welterweight champion David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The judges scored the fight 116-113, 116-112 and 116-112. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: Unbeaten #11 WBC, #11 WBO, #13 IBF light heavyweight contender Marcus Browne (19-0, 14 KOs) destroyed former world title challenger Thomas Williams Jr. (20-3, 14 KOs) by a 6th round knockout on Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing from the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: The purses are a little lopsided in favor of former four division world champion Adrien Broner for his fight tonight against Adrian Granados at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) will be receiving a purse of $1 million compared to just $250,000 for Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs), according to Dan Rafael.
The million purse for the 27-year-old Broner isn’t what many in the boxing world thought he would be making at this point in his career. Years earlier before Broner was beaten by Marcos Maidana and Shawn Porter, he was seen as a future pay-per-view star, and a fighter that would someday take over for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to carry the sport on his back. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: Adrien “The Problem” Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) has a very important fight tonight against one of the better fighters he’s faced lately in Adrian “Tigre” Granados (18-4-2, 12KOs) on Showtime Championship Boxing the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner needs to win and look good in doing so. He has a fighter that he should beat.
Granados is just a contender, and not someone that is going anywhere in the 140lb division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Errol Spence has sized up Kell Brook and he believes he’s got the clear advantage over the 30-year-old as the two of them prepare for their fight on May 20 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England.
Spence has the Golovkin-esque type fighting style, but he’s an improvement over him in many ways. Spence is a body puncher, and perhaps the best that welterweight division has seen in many years. Golovkin is a great body puncher as well, but he rarely commits to the body for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will definitely be fighting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for his next fight on April 23, and Australian welterweight Jeff Horn remains one of the possible opponents for the 38-year-old Filipino star to face.
According to Fight News, the money package that Pacquiao is getting to fight in the UAE is better than the one that he’d be receiving if he fought Horn in Brisbane, Australia. That was the original plan. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Virgil Hunter doesn’t agree with the $15 million offer that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions is making to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin for a fight in September. Hunter thinks Canelo and Golden Boy are waiting for Golovkin to get old before they fight him. Golovkin is about to turn 35, so it’s quite possible that they can wait him out until he’s older and no longer the fighter he is today before finally agreeing to fight him.
As far as Hunter is concerned, it’s not a fair offer that Canelo is giving to Triple G, because he wouldn’t be making the big money if he wasn’t fighting the Kazakhstan star. Hunter sees Canelo and Golden Boy waiting Golovkin out until he gets old or gets beaten by someone before they chose to fight him. He can understand that move, because it keeps Canelo from taking another loss on his record. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) looked sensational tonight in stopping Bobby Gunn (21-7-1, 18 KOs) at the start of the 8th round to win the vacant World Boxing Foundational World cruiserweight title at the Chase Center in Willington, Delaware. The fight was on pay-per-view. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao is reportedly flying to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to make a deal for a fight in that country on April 23 against an opponent still to be determined. Pacquiao was supposed to be fighting unbeaten Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia, but that fight may not happen.
It will be up to Pacquiao. His promoter Bob Arum is taking a low profile right now, so it’s unclear whether he’s still looking to make the fight against Horn or not. Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz revealed the news a week ago the possibility of his next fight taking place in the UAE rather than in Brisbane. Read the rest of this entry »