By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is setting himself up for as huge disappointment on Saturday night with his belief that the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto fight will bring in a minimum of 1.5 million PPV buys on HBO. If the Cotto-Canelo fight bring in the type of PPV numbers that De La Hoya thinks it will be, the fight will wind up as the second highest PPV fight in history of the sport.
De La Hoya believes the fight can being in as much as 2.4 million buys on PPV. He also thinks that 1.5 to 2 million boxing fans will automatically purchase the fight on PPV, and then from there he predicts that the fight could get even more to pump up the sales to 2.4 million. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) says all the talk about the clash between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) and Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) this Saturday night has him chomping at the bit wanting to get inside the ring as soon as possible so that he can start fighting again.
Golovkin is coming off of an impressive stoppage win over IF Middleweight champion David Lemieux last October in Golovkin’s first PPV fight on HBO, and he can’t wait to get another big fight.
Ideally, Golovkin would like to fight the winner of the Cotto-Canelo fight, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen unless someone like Canelo opts to take the fight out of pressure from the boxing public. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg and IBF belt holder Carl Frampton had better beware, because former WBA/WBO 122lb champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) says he’s going to be targeting all of those champions after he takes care of business this Saturday night against Drian Francisco (28-3-1, 22 KOs) in a fight on HBO PPV at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 35-year-old Rigondeaux recently was stripped of both of his titles by the WBA and WBO for failure to defend the belts in a timely fashion. The reason why Rigondeaux couldn’t defend his titles was due to problems with his management and promoters, according to ESPN. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he’ll be watching this Saturday’s fight between Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and he’ll be making a decision based on what he sees whether his son Floyd Mayweather Jr. should come out of retirement or not to face the winner of that fight.
Floyd Sr. already believes that Mayweather Jr. can beat Cotto and Canelo right now, but he wants to see them fight before he makes a decision whether to encourage Mayweather to take the winner or not. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is hoping Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement if/when he sees Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) defeat former WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) this Saturday night in their fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
De La Hoya would like to see his red rooster avenge his loss from two years ago in 2013, a fight in which Canelo was totally dominated in and badly exposed in getting totally outclassed. Read the rest of this entry »
By J Caldwell: The problem with elite boxers with an endless list of no name fighters to his or her credit is this: It generally tends to rub diehard boxing fans the wrong way.
Clearly, the guy from Kazakhstan, Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) can fight: With an amateur record of over 340 wins, and a KO ratio in the professional ranks of well over 90%, the numbers speak for themselves. The argument, however, then turns to the ubiquitous question, presumably, most prize fighters hate being asked…which is this: Just who has he [Golovkin] been beating? Read the rest of this entry »
By Adam Mccoy: Firstly I’d like to say welcome to my first article of Boxing Covered, I have spent years writing the odd article and being a daily viewer on many on the main boxing sites around the net. I thought it was time I put my time into something hopefully everyone can enjoy and comment, I want to create discussions and debates that are totally unbiased.
I will give my views and my predictions on upcoming bouts from a boxing perspective not a personal perspective and I hope you readers appreciate that and enjoy my work. I have just opened a new twitter page where I will be adding all my boxingnews24.com articles along with other information daily, so please follow me @Boxing_Covered. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Despite Floyd Mayweather Jr. being retired since September 12th following his 12 round decision win over Andre Berto, trainer Freddie Roach still thinks he’ll be coming back to face his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) if he can beat Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOS) this weekend in their fight on HBO PPV.
Mayweather would be taking a huge pay cut by facing Cotto rather than Manny Pacquiao, however, as there wouldn’t be as much interest from fans in seeing Mayweather fight Cotto a second time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: With Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) choosing not to pay the sanctioning fees of $300,000 to the World Boxing Council for his WBC middleweight title to be on the line for Cotto’s fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) this Saturday night in their fight on HBO PPV, it’s now unclear whether WBC interim 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin ( 34-0, 31 KOs) will be getting the $800,000 that he was supposed to be receiving for him to step aside so that the Cotto-Canelo fight could take place with the WBC title on the line.
Golovkin reportedly agreed to step aside for the Cotto vs. Canelo fight to take place despite the fact that he was the WBC mandatory challenger and it was he who should be fighting for the WBC title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley’s new trainer Teddy Atlas says he likes the idea of a third fight between Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) and former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao. Atlas feels that Bradley, 32, should be at the top of the list for Pacquiao for his final fight of his career on April 9th, due to Bradley’s impressive stoppage win over Brandon Rios this month.
“I think a rubber match would be intriguing,” Atlas said to Ringtv.com. “At the end of the day, I think another Bradley fight is at the top of the list for Manny’s last fight,” Atlas said. Read the rest of this entry »