By Dan Ambrose: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (26-1, 21 KOs) says he’ll be fighting #9 WBC contender Tommy Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KOs) on September 11th in Toronto. This will be a voluntary defense for the 38-year-old Stevenson, who recently defeated former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika by a 12 round unanimous decision in his last fight in April.
If this fight does actually take place, Stevenson is going to take a lot of heat from boxing fans because they want to see him start facing quality opposition. From outward appearances, it just looks like Stevenson has been milking his WBC 175lb title for the past two years since capturing the belt with a 1st round knockout win over Chad Dawson in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn has made an offer to IBF super bantamweight Carl Frampton to try and get the fight made between them. Hearn’s offer to Frampton and his management team is as follow: They have a two-fight deal with the first fight taking place in Quigg’s home city next November, and then the second fight being staged in Frampton’s home city of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Frankly, it’s a better deal for Quigg than it is for Frampton, because with the first fight being staged in Manchester, it gives him the better chance of winning due to it being his home venue. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Sugar Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) says he’ll face Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) after he gets done with his fight next month against Ricardo Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 KOs) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Mosley says if Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t take the fight with Khan, then he’ll face him and break Khan’s jaw. Mosley specifically says he wants to fight Khan, Tim Bradley, Mayweather Jr., Kell Brook and Oscar De La Hoya. He said that he wanted to spar with Brook, but his promoter Eddie Hearn wouldn’t let him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Adam Beechers: 2012 Olympics gold medalist Luke Campbell 11(9)-0 is used to achieving success in his career and has made it clear he is happy with the slow progress. Campbell, 27, turned professional in 2013 after glittering amateur career which including golds at the a fore mentioned 2012 Olympics, the 2008 European championships and a silver at the 2011 World Amateur championships. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a must win situation, former two division world champion Ricky Burns (37-4-1, 11 KOs) tangles with prospect Prince Ofotsu (15-4, 11 KOs) this Saturday night in a 10 round bout at the
Craven Park Stadium, in Hull, Yorkshire, UK. Burn’s record in his last five fights has been nothing short of dreadful. He’s only won one fight in his last five bouts. His record is 1-3-1 during that time period. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) claims to have the perfect game plan to beat 34-year-old Paulie Malignaggi (33-7, 6 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Given Malignaggi’s lack of punching power, inactivity, advanced age and his poor performance in his last fight over a year ago against Shawn Porter, Garcia might not need to do all that much for him to get past Malignaggi in this fight. Garcia can use a pretty simple brute force attack for him to defeat Malignaggi in this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: HBO analyst Max Kellerman says he’d like to see superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) take a chance and fight WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) before he retires from the sport. Kellerman doesn’t like the idea of Mayweather fighting former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto on Showtime pay-per-view.
Kellerman thinks that will be a tough ask to try and get boxing fans to purchase a potential mismatch like that after the fiasco that took place last May with Mayweather’s win over Manny Pacquiao. That fight turned out to be a dull affair with Mayweather beating a passive looking Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-4, 29 KOs) will be coming out of a yearlong retirement to face Przemyslaw Saleta (44-7, 22 KOs) in a 10 round bout on September 25th at the Przemyslaw Saleta at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland.
According to ESPN.com, Adamek inked the contract for the fight against Saleta last Friday with Main Events promoter Kathy Duva. She signed the fight deal with Polsat, a Polish broadcaster last Friday. It’s unclear if this is just a one-time thing for the 39-year-old Adamek or if he’ll choose to continue his career after this fight if he gets the victory. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: 43-year-old former three division world champion Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) has won only one fight in the past five years dating back to 2010, yet he wants rematches against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao and Winky Wright.
In other words, Wright wants rematches against guys he either was beaten by or had close victories. Interestingly enough, Mosley doesn’t see himself as a shot fighter despite the fact that he’s lost 4 out of his last 6 fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It’s been five months since the last time the hard hitting Carson Jones (37-10-3, 27 KOs) knocked out former junior middleweight and No.1 WBO world title challenger Brian Rose (26-3-1, 8 KOs) last February, and Jones, 28, is ready to do it again this Saturday night in their rematch at the Craven Park Stadium, Hull, Yorkshire, UK. Read the rest of this entry »