By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) successfully made weight on Friday for his first title defense of his IBF 147 pound strap against 33-year-old Romanian Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18 KOs) for their fight this Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #7 WBC heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) will be facing 37-year-old journeyman Jason Gavern (26-19-4, 11 KOs) in a scheduled eight round bout on April 4th at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
For the 25-year-old Joshua, this is his sixth straight fight against an aging fighter. Here are the ages of Joshua’s opponents for his last six fights: 40, 35, 36, 48, 39, and 40. That’s obviously pretty old. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) claims that his opponent for this Saturday night #1 IBF Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18 KOs) is a dangerous fighter despite him having very little punching power, and having been beaten twice by Selcuk Aydin in the past.
It’s hard to take Brook seriously when he talks of Dan being dangerous, because he’s not a puncher, he’s a boxer. Read the rest of this entry »
By Srikant Rawat: There is no one as exciting as Gennady Golovkin in boxing today. He is extremely aggressive. He has mastered the lost art of shifting, which provides him with devastating power in both the hands; allows him to be constantly in a position to land a knockout punch, and the most important thing, he gets hit and isn’t afraid to get into exchanges.
Golovkin’s fights with Gabriel Rosado and Martin Murray saw him taking some hard shots, which he shrugged off, and focused only on his offense. Not many people seem to give him credit for his chin. He doesn’t seem to get hurt. But it’s not because he doesn’t get hit; he gets hit, he walks through the punches, and constantly pressurizes. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield believes that Floyd Mayweather Jr won’t be allowed to beat Manny Pacquiao in their mega-fight on May 2nd, because boxing doesn’t want anyone to finish their careers with an unbeaten record.
Holyfield feels that Mayweather will lose the fight because boxing wants there to be a rematch due to the money involved. In other words, if Mayweather were to beat Pacquiao, the chances are that Mayweather would move on without facing Pacquiao a second time. But if he faces Pacquiao and loses on May 2nd, then it’ll increase the chances of a rematch taking place between them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Earlier on Thursday the World Boxing Council ordered IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) and WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) to begin negotiations between them.
If they’re unable to negotiate a fight, then there’s a purse bid that will take place on April 17th. Stevenson still has a fight on April 4th against Sakio Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs) Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: The 32-year-old former four division world champion Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs) will be looking to reinvent his career on Saturday night against William Prado (22-4-1, 15 KOs) in a fight at super bantamweight at the Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Donaire tried to make something happen in moving up to featherweight, but soon found out the hard way that he wasn’t cut out for that weight. Donaire struggled against Vic Darchinyan, and was knocked out in the 6th round by WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten #12 IBF welterweight contender Fredrick Lawson (24-0, 20 KOs) had to really struggle tonight to defeat 32-year-old Breidis Prescott (27-7, 20 KOs) by a 10 round split decision on Thursday night at the Hialeah Park Race Track in Miami, Florida. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Amir Khan believes Floyd Mayweather Jr will be too good for Manny Pacquiao when the two of them get it on in their fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan thinks Mayweather’s slick fighting style will give Pacquiao problems, and he sees him winning round with his single pot shots to the head.
Khan’s not sure what kind of game plan Mayweather will bring to the fight. He suspects he might take the fight to the 36-year-old Pacquiao in order to prove a point that he won’t be backed up by him or cowed by his heavy pressure. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion David Haye is finally ready to get back in the ring after sitting out of action for three consecutive years. He plans on returning to the ring in 2015, and then staying active so that he can become the WBC mandatory challenger to champion Deontay Wilder in the next 12 to 18 months.
At the latest, Haye, who will soon be turning 35 in October, believes he can become Wilder’s WBC mandatory by the start of 2016. However, there are no free rides with the WBC. Read the rest of this entry »