By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza thinks that there’s no way that boxing fans will be seeing Pacquiao face Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd. Ariza doesn’t see that fight taking place due to Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum.
Ariza believes that Arum doesn’t want that fight to happen, as he doesn’t want to risk Pacquiao losing that fight. Ariza says Arum is under contract for four more fights at the Venetian Room in Macau, China, and that he’s not going to put Pacquiao into a fight against Mayweather due to the risk involved. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: Despite giving up his title in only September last year the WBO seems happy to let Peter Quillin 31-0 (22) fight for the crown again as rumors are rife that he is an advanced negotiations with new champion Andy Lee 34-2 (24). The two are expected to meet on April 11 alongside Danny Garcia versus Lamont Peterson. The winner is then expected to fight mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders 21-0 (11).
Giving up the title
The last high profile title vacation I can remember before Quillin’s was when Riddock Bowe literally threw his WBC title in the bin rather than face Lennox Lewis. Bowe has since said that he was happy to fight Lewis but was advised (badly) not to take the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If you were hoping that British heavyweight David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) would be stepping it up for his next fight on February 21st, then I have some sad news for you because he’s not.
Price, 31, will be facing little known 34-year-old Brazilian fighter named Irineu Beato Costa Junior (16-2, 14 KOs) at the O2 Arena in Berlin, Germany. The Price vs. Irineu Beato Costa Junior fight will take place on the undercard of the rematch between WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham and #4 WBO Paul Smith. Read the rest of this entry »
By Abbas Dadhiwala: Ricky Hatton was a boxer who captured the British public’s imagination like no other. No other boxer found a following like Hatton. The people took him as one. No other British Boxer could match Hatton’s popularity, be it Henry Cooper, Lennox Lewis, Bruno, Calzaghe or Hamed. Hatton popularity was a phenomenon, he may have won world titles but his legacy will always be that he had the biggest following in British Boxing.
Hatton career record of 45 victories in 48 fights including 32 KO’s ranks favourably with other boxers. Hatton deserves his place in the top 10 of British Boxers for the Kostya Tszyu fight and the 25,00 fans he took over for the Mayweather fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) says he’ll face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) next if the money is to his liking for the fight, although Fury is still leaning in the direction of facing IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in the near future if Fury gets past #3 WBO Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KOs) on February 28th.
Fury figures that he’s worked so hard and chased Klitschko so long that he might as well face him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Power VCT: Since Floyd Mayweather Jr with an unblemished professional boxing record of (47-0, 26 KOs) is about to jet off to Australia, particularly Sydney and Melbourne on January 29th.
I’m sure Anthony “The Man” Mundine the Australian whom is also the WBC Silver super welterweight champion with a record of (47-6, 27 KOs) will make himself available to the number one ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world but Mundine shouldn’t get his hopes up since he’s not a top ranked junior middleweight opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Amir Khan got some good news today with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz saying that Khan is one of the options that they’re looking at for Pacquiao’s next fight in April or May.
Koncz is skeptical about a fight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr taking place on May 2nd, so Koncz is already looking at finding a replacement opponent for Pacquiao to fight.
In this case, Koncz likes the idea of Pacquiao fighting Khan next if the Mayweather negotiations don’t work out as he would like. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: This past week 50-year-old Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) expressed interest in moving down to super middleweight to face IBF/WBA 168lb champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) in a fight that would have made big waves in both the UK and the United States. Unfortunately, Froch says he’s not interested in facing Hopkins or Gennady Golovkin and “is prepared to wait” for the Julio Chavez Jr bout, according to the Telegraph.co.uk.
Chavez Jr tentatively is scheduled for a fight on April 18th against light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara. Read the rest of this entry »
By Victor Candelario: Throughout Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr’s (47-0-0 26 KO’s) career, Floyd fans, Boxing fans, and even casual boxing fans (who don’t follow the sport as religiously as so many of us do) have paid Mayweather large sums of money to watch him fight. Some of us paid to watch him win, some of us paid to watch him lose, and some of us paid because what we were witnessing was one of the best fighters of this generation neutralize even some of the better offensive fighters in the sport, and realistically making it look pretty easy.
Fast forward to today, Mayweather regularly topping various lists as the highest paid athlete. Flaunting his vast amounts of wealth on social media sites, his cars, his mansions, his gambling endeavors, his watches, and his designer shades. While continuing to dominate the sport, at the highest level, remaining #1 on pretty much all pound for pound lists, and still raking in the big bucks from people who pay his $70 pay-per-view fee to watch him fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao is taking a seemingly carefree attitude about his badly wanted clash against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd. Pacquiao doesn’t seem worried about whether the fight will take place or not, even though he would stand to make as much as $80 million for the fight.
This is a fight that Pacquiao has been talking and tweeting about for ages now, and it doesn’t seem believable that he doesn’t care whether the fight takes place or not. Read the rest of this entry »