By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya says he’s looking for a way to televise next month’s clash between #1 IBF Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs) and David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) on June 20th. The fight between N’Dam and Lemieux will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The vacant IBF middleweight title will be on the line for the fight.
HBO won’t be televising it, according to Fight News because they opted not to show it for some reason. The Lemieux-N’Dam fight is on PPV in Quebec, where Lemieux has a large fan base. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like former IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch has finally taken interest in facing WBA 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) in what would be a very, very risky fight for the 37-year-old Froch.
According to Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn, he’s started negotiations with Golovkin’s management for a fight between them. Hearn believes it’s a fight that they could stage at Wembley Stadium in London, UK and fill the thing like they did with Froch’s fight against domestic fighter George Groves. Read the rest of this entry »
By Francisco Gurrola: One fight away from walking away with hundreds of million dollars in his pocket. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will most likely exit the door with his untouched and eye catching boxing record. Future Hall of Famer and business man awaits him. To many fans across the globe so called “TBE” Floyd Mayweather Jr. has shown that he is very good at 1 thing, he is a perfectionist. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: The reader must have noticed that Miguel Cotto won his WBA super welterweight and WBC middleweight titles against injured opponents, if not then you should search for the videos and see for yourself how the brave Yuri Foreman refuse to handle his championship title even though he had a severely injured knee; it was a superb show of hunger and determination worth to watch.
When Cotto won his WBC middleweight strap Sergio Martinez´s knees betrayed him but Maravilla did his best to fight back until his corner stop the beating. And by the way neither Foreman nor Martinez make any excuses after his defeat. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: This Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions, #1 IBF James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) and #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) will be fighting over the vacant IBF super middleweight title in a fight that is seen by many in the sport as a toss-up fight. However, many fans still see Dirrell as being too quick, too talented, and far too strong of a fighter for DeGale to compete against in this fight.
DeGale appears to have his mind made up that he’s going to beat Dirrell, and he thinks he’ll be ready for anything when he gets inside the squared circle with the 31-yuear-old American fighter at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the rest of this entry »
Photo credit: Ed Mulholland/Roc Nation Sports www.edmulholland.photoshelter.com – By Dan Ambrose: The bigger and more mobile #6 WBA, #6 WBC, #6 WBO Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) has already noted that the smaller, 5’7” WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) struggles against fighters that use a lot of movement and their longer reach against him.
Geale obviously plans on using both when he gets inside the ring against Cotto next month on June 6th on HBO at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cotto won the WBC 160lb belt last year in June in his catch-weight against Sergio Martinez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In reviewing James DeGale’s opposition in his current 10-fight winning streak, there really isn’t much to see in the way of talent. He’s no faced anyone of quality during the last four years, and that’s why it’s almost impossible to tell whether he’s improved or not over the fighter that lost to George Groves in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks fans should be upset with Manny Pacquiao rather than himself for how their fight on May 2nd wound up. Some boxing fans aren’t happy that the fight turned out to be less than what they expected it to be.
They assumed that it would be a lot of brawling. However, Mayweather thinks that Pacquiao should be stuck with the blame because he’s the one who used to throw 1000 punches in his fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: While super middleweight contender James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) has never fought #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) before in order to give an accurate description of his talent and what he can or can’t do in the ring, DeGale is already dissecting him by saying that he sees him as someone who struggles when put under duress.
This Saturday night fans will get a chance to see if the 29-year-old DeGale knows what he’s talking about when he and Dirrell go head to head for the vacant IBF 168lb crown. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With neither Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Miguel Cotto showing much interest in facing WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs), World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman is stepping in to try and persuade the winner of the Canelo-Cotto fight to face Golovkin.
Sulaiman has already gotten Golovkin to agree to let the Canelo vs. Cotto fight to take place this year, even though Golovkin is the mandatory for Cotto and should be the one getting a fight against the 34-year-old Puerto Rican fighter once he gets past former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale in his voluntary defense on June 6th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Read the rest of this entry »