By Dan Ambrose: It’s not surprising to learn that Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) will be the highest paid fighter in tonight’s Showtime Championship Boxing card in his fight for the vacant WBA World light welterweight title against former WBA 140lb belt holder Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Broner, 26, will be getting $1 million compared to just $50,000 for his Russian opponent Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs). Broner has a big advantage over the 32-year-old Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) in that he’s with the high powered adviser Al Haymon, who pays his fighters really good money. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: #2 WBC 140lb contender Lucas “Machine” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) may not have the unbeaten record or the highest ranking going into tonight’s clash with #1 WBC Viktor Postol (27-0, 11 KOs), but what he will have is a big advantage in terms of the purse he’ll be getting for their fight on HBO Boxing at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Mathysse will be getting $500,000 compared to the 31-year-old Postol’s $90,000. But this is nothing compared to the money that the 33-year-old Matthysse could potentially get if his promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions sets him up with a fight against former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former three division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) believes he’s going to defeat Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) tonight in their fight on Showtime to capture his fourth division world title in four divisions by winning the vacant WBA World light welterweight title that will be on the line for their fight at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Despite having lost 2 times out of his last 5 fights, Broner still believes that he’s going to be the one that takes over the sport of boxing. He says he’s put his previous losses behind him and that from now on, we’re going to see a different Broner. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: It looks like we could be seeing 42-year-old former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (57-6-2, 40 KOs) facing 32-year-old former IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina (23-6-2, 7 KOs) in a farewell fight for Marquez in December.
The Marquez-Molina hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it’s tentative for December. Marquez has been out of the ring for the past year and a half since beating Mike Alvarado by a 12 round unanimous decision last May at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) By Allan Fox: 26-year-old #2 WBC Adrien Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) is currently the favorite to defeat former WBA 140lb champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) to capture the vacant WBA World light welterweight title tonight, according to Fight News.
Broner has almost every imaginable advantage over the 32-year-old Allakhverdiev in their fight on Showtime Championship Boxing from the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The fight will be taking place in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, and he has the power, hand speed, youth and defensive skills advantage over the Russian Allakhverdiev. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: It appears that WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) is done with fighting in the 168 pound weight class.
According to Dan Rafael, Ward won’t be fighting at super middleweight any longer. Rafael says the 31-year-old Ward will be moving up to the light heavyweight division (175) for his next fight, which could take place on the undercard of the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto card on November 21st at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: Making his first defense of his title, a very poor performing IBF cruiserweight champion Victor Ramirez (22-2-1, 17 KOs) was given a controversial 12 round draw against the much superior challenger #14 IBF Ovill McKenzie (25-12-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night in the 31-year-old Ramirez’s first defense of his IBF title at the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club, Benavídez, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The draw means Ramirez retains his IBF cruiserweight title. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions promoter Oscar De La Hoya says he hopes that superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t make a comeback next year. It’s unknown why De La Hoya hopes that Mayweather comes back other than perhaps he was bored by his recent win over Andre Berto, or perhaps unhappy with Mayweather for beating his Golden Boy Promotions fighters Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero.
Mayweather also defeated De La Hoya eight years ago in beating him by a 12 round decision in a close fight. It was close but none the less, Mayweather won the fight by dominating De La Hoya in the second half of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Matthias Predonzan: I hate to admit it but Nico was right. I mean, he was wrong when he saw Manny Pacquiao defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr., but he was right on something else, honestly much more important.
We watched the fight together, as we do since probably 1983, every time a great fight is on the line and we kept our scorecards. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) By Tim Fletcher: Adrien Broner’s career hangs in the balance tomorrow night against Russian Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) in their fight on Showtime in a fight for the vacant WBA World light welterweight title at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner has a 3-2 record in his last fight fights, but his record is 0-2 against quality fighters.
His three wins were against beatable fringe and/or 2nd tier opposition. Losing to the 32-year-old Khabib Allakhverdiev, who could be considered a bottom 10 contender at 140, would give a clear sign that Broner isn’t going to be able to cut it at this weight. Read the rest of this entry »