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title Canelo-Golovkin venue to be decided soon

By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar De La Hoya is taking his time scouting out the best possible venue for the September 16th fight between Golden Boy’s golden goose Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and the middleweight division’s best fighter in Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »

title Groves wants DeGale rematch after Chudinov fight

By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (25-3, 18 KOs) is REALLY looking past his next fight against the hard hitting Fedor Chudinov (14-1, 10 KOs) towards a rematch with James DeGale that he wants to make happen. Groves and Chudinov will be fighting this month for the vacant WBA Super World super middleweight title on May 27 on the undercard of the Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr. card at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Groves-Chudinov is the co-feature bout on the card, which will be televised by Sky Sports in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

title Saunders slams Golovkin and Khurtsidze

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) ripped into middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and challenger Avandil Khurtsidze (33-2-2, 22 KOs) at a press conference to hype his fight on July 8 at the Georgian fighter at the Copper Box Arena in London, England. Saunders said that Golovkin didn’t look his best against his last opponent Danny Jacobs in their fight last March because he was drug tested 5 times, and that it was a “fair playing field” for the fight. Saunders said he could be wrong in his opinion on Golovkin. Saunders also questioned whether his opponent Khurtsidze has ever taken drugs before in the past. Read the rest of this entry »

title Crawford faces Diaz this Saturday on HBO

By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs) will be inside the ring defending his titles this Saturday night against 2008 Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (19-1, 8 KOs) on HBO World Championship Boxing at Madison Square Garden in New York. It’s nice to see Crawford fighting in a different venue than in Omaha, Nebraska, where he’s been fighting a lot lately. Read the rest of this entry »

title Brook looking past Spence, wants Golovkin rematch

By Scott Gilfoid: You would think that with IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook facing arguably the most talented fighter in the 147 pound division in Errol Spence next, he would be worried about winning that fight, but Brook is now saying he wants to fight a rematch with middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs). Brook and Spence face each other on May 27 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Spence is chomping at the bit, eager to get in there and smash Brook apart in front of his own fans. The crowd is expected to be at least 30,000 fans on the night. Read the rest of this entry »

title De La Hoya: I made Canelo-GGG to help the sport

By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya says he made the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight because he cares about the boxing fans and he wanted to help the sport. De La Hoya maintains that he could have made 4 smaller fights for Canelo without risk, but he wanted to give the fans what they’ve been asking for. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo vs. Golovkin possible for Dodgers Stadium

By Jeff Aranow: Saul Canelo Alvarez’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya is considering an offer from Magic Johnson to stage the Canelo vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight on September 16 at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California, according to Lance Pugmire. The stadium seats 60,000 boxing fans. De La Hoya is saying that the Dodgers Stadium offer from Magic Johnson is the leading offer he’s received. The one question is about the state taxes that would be taken out of Canelo and Golovkin’s purses for the fight. California has state income tax. Nevada and Texas don’t have a state tax, and neither does Washington state. Read the rest of this entry »

title Paul Smith to face Tyron Zeuge for WBA title

By Scott Gilfoid: #5 WBA Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) will reportedly be challenging WBA World super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) for his title this summer in Germany. The fight is said to be close to being a done deal. The news of the Zeuge vs. Smith fight is expected to be announced soon. The working date for the Zeuge-Smith fight is June 17. Read the rest of this entry »

title Frank Buglioni Q&A: Career-defining changes lead to British title glory

By Ian Aldous: On Saturday June 3rd, Frank Buglioni (19-2-1) defends his British light-heavyweight championship against Ricky Summers (13-0), at the O2 Arena, live on Sky Sports. That belt was acquired in dramatic fashion last December on enemy territory in Manchester against Hosea Burton, and now he returns home to London to defend the title. It will serve as chief support to the heavyweight contest between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach. Last week, following some sparring with George Groves, Frank took some time to talk with me over the phone about the fight and his career to date. Read the rest of this entry »

title Brook vs. Spence = 2 weeks away

By Scott Gilfoid: In less than 2 weeks from now, IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) will be putting his IBF strap on the line against his mandatory challenger Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) in a very big fight on May 27 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. On May 27, we’re going to find out quickly if there’s any residual damage to Brook’s surgically repaired right eye from his last fight against Gennady Golovkin. If the titanium plate that was inserted into Brook’s right eye socket isn’t as strong as he’s been blathering about, we could see that eye swell up almost immediately when Spence nails on that spot. Read the rest of this entry »

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