By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KO’s) says that Dereck Chisora burned his bridges with him pulling out of his scheduled fight with him this Saturday night in Manchester, and that he’s never going to attempt to put together another fight with the 30-year-old Chisora again.
Fury says he’s moved on with his career and that Chisora lost his chance. Fury will be facing replacement opponent #8 IBF, #9 WBA Alexander Ustinov (29-1, 21 KOs) this Saturday night in what Fury calls a “50-50 fight” at the Phones 4U Arena. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (21-0, 14 KO’s) is hoping that former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KO’s) will step up to face him now that the two fighters have settled their differences in their recent bouts.
Andrade wants Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya to match Canelo up against him next. Andrade will put his WBO 154 pound title on the line so that the 24-year-old Canelo will have a chance to capture the belt if that’s what he wants. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Will Hart, K2 Promotions) By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Tony Bellew isn’t giving Australian Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) much of a chance for his title challenge this Saturday night against WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs).
Bellew sees Golovkin hurting the 33-year-old Geale with his body punching much in the same way that Golovkin obliterated Matthew Macklin with a left to the body in their fight in June of 2013. Macklin was left on the canvas grabbing his midsection with a look of excruciating pain after getting hit hard to the body by Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
Robert Garcia: Mayweather is tipping off the referee by complaining about Maidana being a dirty fighter
By Chris Williams: Trainer Robert Garcia is upset the way that WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) has been calling his fighter Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) a dirty MMA type fighter during his interviews and press conferences for their September 13th rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Garcia thinks that by Mayweather constantly bad mouthing Maidana’s physical style of fighting, he’s tipping off whoever the referee and judges will be for the fight to watch what Maidana is doing and not give him credit.
Garcia says he’s going to talk to the referee before the fight and tell him that’s how Maidana fights, and ask him to let him use those tactics for the fight. Garcia also says that Mayweather does illegal stuff with his elbows by sticking them out and by pushing off with his forearm, so he’s not a clean fighter either. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Will Hart, K2 Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO’s) will be getting $750,000 for his purse for his title defense against Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, according to Dan Rafael.
Geale, a popular fighter in Australia but not that well known in the U.S, will get slightly less at $600,000 for being the B-side of the equation at MSG.
In the co-feature, heavyweight Bryant Jennings (18-0, 10 KOs) will be getting $130,000 for his WBC heavyweight eliminator bout against Cuban fighter Mike Perez (20-0-1, 12 KOs). The winner of the Jennings-Perez fight becomes the second mandatory challenger to WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne. Perez will make $60,000 for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: If we needed any further confirmation of the state of Asian boxing after Thailand’s Sod Kokietgym 63-3-1 (28) pathetic attempt to dethrone Guillermo Rigondeaux 14-0 (9) then look no further than Yemenis Minimumweight Ali Raymi 21-0 (21). Read the rest of this entry »
By Gareth Steven Mills: As far as last minute replacements go, Belarusian Alexander Ustinov is one of the better opponents that could have been picked for Tyson Fury this Saturday night. With the injury to Dereck Chisora and him having to pull out of their scheduled fight, it left Tyson Fury frustrated, opponent-less and not having fought for nearly a year and a half.
There must have been a pretty long list of heavyweights that would jump at the chance to make a name for themselves and take on Fury, especially considering that in some of his previous fights he has been knocked down and has, at times, looked vulnerable. When I heard the news that his promoters were going to look for another opponent, I imagined that they would have picked an opponent that would not be a risk to Fury, but in Alexander Ustinov I see an opponent that could cause problems for Fury and is by far the best opponent he has faced. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) is calling his August 2nd fight against #10 IBF Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KO’s) a “Do-or-die fight for me,” when he faces the tough Argentinian at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
At media workout today in Oxnard, California, Rios said Chaves is a tough fighter. I expect a hard fight and one the fans will enjoy. Believe me, I’m far from finished. I want to get to the position I was in before.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Don King is reportedly looking to put together a fight between WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) and unbeaten Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) in Egypt later this year if he can get the logistics worked out. King previously put together huge Muhammad Ali fights called the Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire and the Thrilla in Manila in the Philippines.
It’s unknown what the attraction would be for him to stage the fight in Egypt, because Deontay and Stiverne aren’t hugely popular like Ali was when King made those fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) won’t have to worry about making weight for his fight against little known lightweight Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KO’s) because their August 9th fight will now have a catch-weight 142 pound catch-weight for this Showtime televised fight.
Garcia’s management decided on picking out the non-top 15 ranked Salka for Garcia to defend his titles against instead of a top tier contender for some reason. But due to the huge firestorm of criticism that came from that, the WBA and WBC chose to make this a non-title fight.
The word is that with the titles not being on the line, Garcia opted to make the fight at 142 instead of at the normal weight of 140 for the division. That makes things even tougher for Salka, who was found in the lightweight division for Garcia to fight instead of at 140. It’s not a problem for Salka to move up in weight, but given that he’s a lightweight with a small frame, he’s probably not going to do well at all in this fight, especially if Garcia rehydrates into the 150-160 region. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: This site possibly more than any other has done much to promote the powerful but as yet untested Deontay Wilder 31-0 (31). We should find out by the end of the year if he is worth all the hype. Wilder’s title challenge against Haiti’s Bermaine Stiverne 24-1-1 (21) has been delayed due to a pinched nerve in Stiverne’s hand which means it is likely to take place in November/December 2014.
Use this time wisely Deontay. This article attempts to deliver a balanced view of what we’ve seen so far of the giant American and what he should be doing between now and his fight with Stiverne. Read the rest of this entry »
No truth whatsoever of me being injured I'm fighting fit and can't wait to go! #AndTheNew
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) July 23, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: With a little over three weeks to go before August 16th fight between challenger Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) and IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs), Brook took to twitter to address the rumors of him being injured and on possibly pulling out of their fight at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Will Hart, K2 Promotions) By Jim Dower: Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) expects to hand WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) his first loss of his career on Saturday night in their big fight.
Geale, 33, has studied Golovkin’s past fights and seen some huge holes in his game that he feels he can exploit on Saturday night. Geale isn’t saying what those flaws are, but it’s quite possible that he’s seen that Golovkin is easy to hit due to his habit of putting everything he has into each shot he throws. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia says that his fighter Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) is going to be putting constant pressure on WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) for the full 12 rounds in order to wear him down and hurt him in their September 13th rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Garcia says that Maidana will be in better shape for this fight than in Mayweather-Maidana I, and that the better conditioning will enable Maidana to work the 37-year-old Mayweather down to punish him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Wil Patino: I usually write articles with some creativity and originality. This is the first time I’m trying to report “news” on a boxing news site. Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse has always been an exciting fighter who packs a punch and has some boxing skill.
I was hoping to see him back in the mix with some bigger names but these are the names that he will most likely face On September 6 2014. Its between Michael “The Artist” Perez (20-1) and Roberto Ortiz (31-0-1) 24 KO’s. Read the rest of this entry »