By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) says he created the blueprint in how to beat undefeated IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) in their fight last September, which Brook lost by a 5th round TKO at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Brook thinks that if not for him suffering a broken right eye socket, he might have won the fight. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn says that Brook told him that he would have beaten Golovkin if not for the eye injury. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: Golden Boy Promotions is making it tough on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. with his fight against their star money maker Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for their May 6 fight on HBO pay-per-view. The fight will be held at a catchweight of 164 ½ pounds. Further, there’s a $1 million per pound weight penalty for either fighter if they come over the 164.5lb weigh-in limit for the fight.
That’s not good news for the 30-year-old Chavez Jr. because he’s not been that low since 2012. The lowest Chavez Jr. has been in his last five fights are 168lbs, and that was last December in his fight against Dominik British. Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) looked totally drained at 168lbs. He won the fight by a 10 round decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By J Caldwell: On March 18, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (a self-profess big bear of the middleweight division) will be defending his titles (WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO) o HBO pay-per-view at the Madison Square Garden against what appears to be his toughest opponent yet: Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs, (32-1, 29 KO’s) current WBA Middleweight Champion, (a native New Yorker who has the heart of a lion) is set to do battle in his own backyard.
GGG, (36-0, 33 KO’s) who trains out of Big Bear, California, seems up for the challenge. “I love fighting at Madison Square Garden, it feels like my second home”, said Golovkin. “Danny is a great fighter, one of the best middleweights and a big test for me. I look forward to another ‘Big Drama Show’ in New York City.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: IBO/WBA Super World junior middleweight champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) was too good for former WBA 154lb champion Yuri Foreman (34-4, 10 KOs) in stopping him in the 4th round on Friday night to retain his titles at the Hialeah Park & Racing Casino in Hialeah, Florida.
Lara knocked Foreman down with a right jab followed by a left uppercut to the chin in the 4th. It was a perect left uppercut to the chin of Foreman. It was a really nice shot from Lara, who isn’t known for his punching power. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (30-1, 24 KOs) gave the over-matched 21-year-old Norbert Nemesapati (24-5, 17 KOs) a methodical beating on Friday night in stopping him in the 6th round on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from the Hialeah Park & Racing Casino in Hialeah, Florida.
The fight was halted by referee James Warring at 2:59 of the 6th round due to Nemesapati having had enough. Dirrell, 32, won by a 6th round technical knockout. After the fight was over, Dirrell did s back-flip in celebration. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion James “Chunky” DeGale (23-1, 14 Kos) made weight on Friday in coming in at 166 ½ pounds for his important unification contest on Saturday night against WBC 168lb champ Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KOs) on Showtime Championship Boxing at the beautiful Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Jack weighed in slightly more at 167 ¼ pounds. By the time the two fighters rehydrate for Saturday night’s fight, Jack should be the bigger guy. DeGale doesn’t tend to put a lot of weight on between them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The news is official that Saul Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) will be facing former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) on May 6 on HBO pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chavez Jr. apparently accepted the offer that was made to him by Golden Boy Promotions. Whether they sweetened the original offer of $7 million or not is the big question. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack isn’t too worried about his fight this Saturday night against IBF belt holder James DeGale, as he feels he’s got the superior talent to give the British fighter his second loss of his career.
Jack is a little older than DeGale at 33, but he still feels very young, and he’s not worried about being three years older than the 30-year-old IBF champ. Badou (20-1-2, 12 KOs) still sees himself as the better fighter, and he’s going to be looking to prove that when the two 168lb champions step inside the ring on Saturday, January 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If British fight promoter Eddie Hearn gets his way, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) will be facing his fighter #9 WBC Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) in his next fight after his title defense against fringe level heavyweight Andrzej Wawrzyk (33-1, 19 KOs) on February 25 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
Hearn wants Wilder to defend against the 28-year-old Whyte in May. The winner of the Wilder-Whyte fight would then face the winner of the April 29 fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants him to bypass his IBF ordered fight against mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr. and instead take the fight against Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) next on May 20 or May 27th. Hearn says that Khan and Brook should forget about taking a warm-up fight in between their big money match-up.
Hearn feels that it’s not a smart move for either of them to wait on the fight until later in the year, especially for Brook (36-1, 25 KOs). If Brook stays at 147, it would mean that he would need to defend his IBF welterweight title against the talented Errol Spence (21-0, 18 KOs), and Hearn sees that as a really hard fight for him. Read the rest of this entry »