By Wilmar Patino: Darnell Boone is not a fighter anyone talks about. With good reason because he’s viewed as nothing but a tough journeyman. So I’ll grab your attention with this. Andre Ward, Adonis Stevenson, and Sergey Kovalev. If you do not know by now Darnell Boone gave these 3 champions a stiff test and did something to each and everyone of them that hasn’t been repeated since. What may that be? Well let’s have a quick look in this short article I’ve written about Darnell Boone
Darnell Boone vs Andre Ward – Andre Ward won this fight unanimously, but that’s not without having some adversity along the way. Darnell Boone hit Andre Ward with a crisp shot that had him hit the canvas. Yes that’s right this “journeyman” connected through the great defensive skills of Andre Ward. Something I haven’t seen happen since. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions is hoping to get additional seating opening up for the October 18th fight between WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) and Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
The tickets have reportedly sold out for the fight, so Loeffler is looking to add bleacher seats so that more tickets can be sold. There’s still three weeks to go before the fight, and they can sell a lot more tickets before then.
“Met with @StubHubCenter yesterday, trying to figure out how to add more tix for Oct 18 for @gggboxing vs @MAVenenoRubio on @HBOboxing,” Loeffler said on his twitter.
In hindsight, Loeffler should have opted for a bigger venue than the StubHub Center, which has a seating capacity of 27,000. But Loeffler had no way of knowing that there would be this kind of demand for the tickets for the fight.
Rubio is obviously pulling in a lot of fans from the area, and a lot of new fans want to see Golovkin fight with his “Mexican Style”, which is what they’ve named the fight card. Read the rest of this entry »
By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest): So this is an article that analyzes Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao from the perspective of 2 different boxing fans. This in no way is a prediction, but more of an analysis and theory of what could happen. Not focusing on the hypothetical too much , but rather focus on the strengths and perceived weaknesses of the two.
I will also begin this article on a rather different note than I ever have. I had a conversation a week or two ago with a boxing fan on this site. Arguing why Mayweather would win is rather easy, but arguing why Pacquiao would win is a little more difficult. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a sign of how well respected WBA/WBO Guillermo Rigondeaux is, #1 IBF, #1 WBO Chris Avalos (24-2, 18 KOs) opted not to face him as his mandatory challenger, and instead go for the softer target in IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton. Read the rest of this entry »
By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest): From upsets to comebacks we will explore some of the greatest moments in Boxing that had us in disbelief. Some of the greatest moments in any sport occur when the unexpected happens, and boxing is no different. What makes boxing so amazing and different from other sports is that it is the only sport in which a participant can lose 99% of the match and in the blink of an eye end up in the winner’s bracket. Read the rest of this entry »
By Idris Morrey: The much anticipated ring fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and the Philippine’s finest Manny Pacquiao could soon be taking place.
Social networks are now playing host to increasing verbal and graphical illustrations either in praise or purely demeaning either of these phenomenal fighters. It was all quiet until recently When Manny Pacquiao was matched with little known Chris Algieri and somehow Mayweather’s name became their selling point. Read the rest of this entry »
….Miss Pac Man is broke and desperate for a pay day. Your Pay-Per-View numbers are a joke. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qmhOBvibG5
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) September 26, 2014
By Chris Williams: In what appears to be a response to the comment that WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao took two days ago on his Twitter site, Floyd Mayweather Jr responded with his own Tweet, saying that Pacquiao is broke and desperate in looking for a payday. Mayweather also said that Pacquiao’s PPV numbers are what he feels are a joke. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Gillon: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward is hoping to be back in the ring early 2015, the unbeaten american super middleweight is still involved in a long battle lawsuit with promoter Dan Goosen and it doesn’t look like that’s going to end anytime soon.
It’s a big shame that Ward has this problem, the guy has a lot of talent and would be one of the hot runners to take over Floyd Mayweather Jr’s spot as the pound for pound king when he retires, he could still do that but needs to get active, Ward won the super six tournament in 2011 and held the WBC, WBA and Ring and Lineal super middleweight titles and hasn’t lost any of them but due to being inactive he was stripped off the WBC title and refused to have the champion emeritus status. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: 49-year-old IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) says he’s motivated by the dangerous that the hard hitting Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) brings to the table in their fight in less than two months on November 8th on HBO Championship Boxing at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Hopkins, who turns 50 next January, says he likes the idea of going towards danger rather than going away from it like many fighters do. He doesn’t want to be one of those fighters that takes the easy path, and who says ‘It’s up to my promoter’, when asked if he would be interested in fighting a tough opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) says he’s waiting by the phone hoping to get a third fight against Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs). Kessler, 35, isn’t interested in a stay busy fight against Georg Groves (20-2, 15 KOs), because he prefers to fight already established fighters rather than guys who still haven’t accomplished anything other than getting knocked out twice by Froch.
“I believe I am still in the top game – not that Groves isn’t because he’s a great fighter,” Kessler said via Skysports.com. “I want the rematch with Carl instead of fighting the new fighters first to get the bigger ones.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Credit: Thomas Goos / Lawrence Lustig) By Scott Gilfoid: Trainer Joe Gallagher believes that #5 WBO Paul Smith (35-3, 20 KOs) is going to surprise a lot of boxing fans on Saturday night by going into Germany at the Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and defeating WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) in front of his own fans. Gallagher sees the 31-year-old Smith’s experience and size as being important factors in him beating the 5’9” Abraham.
The 5’11” Smith will have a two inch height advantage over Abraham, but I’m not so sure on whether that’ll mean all that much because Smith tends to crowd his opponents rather than using his reach to fire away on the outside. He reminds me a lot of heavyweight David Price with his habit of not using his reach when punching. Price stands far too close when throwing his punches and that leaves him open for getting nailed by his shorter opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: First off, I will define “generation” as the last 25 years, which as of the writing of this article would be late September 1989. The world was quite a different place then, but boxing quality endures throughout the ages, even if perhaps the capacity to recognize it ebbs and flows. There have been some great fights in the past 25 years, but what was the greatest? Read the rest of this entry »