By Allan Fox: Unbeaten IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook thinks Amir Khan is trying to jump in front of the line for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr without earning the fight by taking on the best fighters like himself and Keith Thurman.
Brook believes that Khan doesn’t deserve a fight against Mayweather after fighting just twice at welterweight. He thinks Khan needs to pay his dues and fight the top guys before he gets a fight against a star like Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Fighting in a purely defensive manner for pretty much the entire fight, Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) defeated former two division world champion Devon Alexander (26-3, 14 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final judges’ scores were 119-109, 118-110 and 120-107.
Khan constantly backed away each time Alexander would initiate any kind of offense, which made the fight very difficult to watch.
“I’m the best boxer with the quickest hands in the sport,” Khan said after the fight. “I have the best jab in the business.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: In a card filled with two highly controversial decisions, former two division world champion Tim Bradley (30-1-1, 12 KOs) fought to a controversial 12 round draw against the power punching Diego Chaves (23-2-1, 19 KOs) last Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bradley appeared to win the fight by a decision 12 round decision. However, the judges saw it differently, scoring it 116-112 for Chaves, 115-113 for Bradley and 114-114. The only think you could think of why Bradley came up empty in trying to get a victory is the collapse of his game in the last 4 rounds of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Interim WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) looked poor tonight in beating 40-year-old European level contender Leonard Bundu (31-1-2, 11 KOs) by one-sided 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The crowd booed Thurman’s running from rounds 4 through 12. Thurman treated the light hitting Bundu like he was a knockout artist instead of a light hitting contender.
The judges scored the fight 120-107, 120-107 and 120-107. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) will be licking his wounds for the next 6-7 months from his last fight against Hidenori Otake in November.
Quigg, 26, easily defeated the little known fighter, but in the process of beating him, Quigg suffered a hand injury. He’s since had hand surgery to repair tendon problems for his fight hand. The injury is going to take a significant amount of time for Quigg to recover from though, and he’s not expected to be back in the ring until the summer of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr said last night that Manny Pacquiao, if he agrees to fight him, won’t be getting the same money he would have gotten had they fought each other in 2010 when they first attempted to negotiate a fight.
Mayweather says that Pacquiao is begging for the same money he would have got back then, but that’s not going to happen. Pacquiao has since lost two fights, and Mayweather isn’t going to offer him the same deal as before. Mayweather was ready to give Pacquiao a 50-50 purse split back in 2010, but that isn’t happening this time. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) says he expects to be new and improved when he gets in the ring tonight against former two division world champion Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Khan says that with the help of his trainer Virgil Hunter he’s learned from the mistakes he made in his knockout losses to Breidis Prescott and Danny Garcia.
Khan attributes those losses to him being off balance when he was hit in those fights. Khan plans on keeping his balance tonight in order to avoid getting hit with any of Alexander’s shots while he’s not prepared to receive them. Read the rest of this entry »
by Yannis Mihanos: A lot has been said about Floyd Mayweather Jr’s reluctance to take the big fight against arch rival Manny Pacquiao. Last news is that Mayweather appears eager for the fight to happen .If that is true that might be his big chance to seal his boxing legacy. Or maybe not? What if this happens and has a bad outcome for the number 1 pound for pound king of boxing today?
How much will affect him and the boxing world? Will he ever be the same afterwards? What a defeat will mean on Mayweather’s legacy? What I think is possible to happen is the following:
The first reaction is Floyd’s verification that he was right to avoid Manny for all these years. What may happen is the following episodes in no particular order: Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Gav Duthie: This Saturday hosts several top welterweights in action in Tim Bradley, Amir Khan, Devon Alexander, Victor Ortiz and Keith Thurman. Once again Thurman is left holding the short straw as he faces the 39 year old Italian and European champion Leonard Bundu 31-0-2 (11). Why one of these other self-proclaimed world class fighters doesn’t want to fight Thurman is beyond me.
How badly Thurman has been advised is horrible. Golden Boy have steered him in the direction of the WBA where he is the #1 contender. Mayweather is the champion and hell will freeze over before the WBA demands he fight ‘One Time’ as mandatory. Read the rest of this entry »
By Juan dela Cruz: Just recently, in an interview at Showtime, Floyd Mayweather Jr said he wants to fight Pacquiao next and wants the fight to be on May 2. “We are ready. Let’s make it happen. May 2. Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it,” Mayweather said in the interview in San Antonio, where his promotional company was putting on a boxing card.
“I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao. We tried to make the fight happen years ago; we had problems with random blood and urine testing,” Mayweather said. “I just want to be on an even playing field. Now he’s in a very, very tight situation. He’s lost to Marquez, he’s lost to Bradley. Pay-per-view numbers are extremely low. He’s desperate. I wanted that fight a long time ago. I’m just waiting on them.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Wilmar Patino (Boxings Finest) In what has been a long time waiting, today Steve Farhood interviewed Floyd Mayweather about the Manny Pacquiao fight. Floyd Mayweather went on to say he wants Manny Pacquiao.
“Now he’s in a very very tight situation, he lost to Marquez he lost to Bradley. Pay per view number are down extremely low so he’s desperate” Mayweather said. ” I been wanting that fight a long time ago and I’m just waiting on them. Of course we have to make the fight on Showtime Pay Per View” Steve Farhood goes on to ask him “If negotiations go well and the fight is able to be made would you want that to be your next fight?” Mayweather replied “Oh absolutely, Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) totally dominated 36-year-old former IBF 154 pound champion Ishe Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) on Friday night in beating him by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision at the Illusions Theater, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The final judges’ scores were 119-109, 119-109 and 117-111.
Lara, 31, took the first few rounds to get warmed up as he stood stationary in the early going. However, once Lara figured out what Smith had, he changed his game plan up by getting mobile and battering him with pot shots from rounds 5 through 12. Read the rest of this entry »