By Scott Gilfoid: In responding to Britain’s Amir Khan’s claims that Floyd Mayweather Jr’s next fight against Manny Pacquiao will be a boring affair, Mayweather has offered Khan a ticket to see him in his mega-fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather told Khan that the world isn’t calling for a Mayweather-Khan or a Pacquiao-Khan fight. The world wants to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. Mayweather says that Khan will eventually be involved in big fights of his own in time, although Mayweather doesn’t say who Khan will be fighting. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: The conventional wisdom that many boxing fans and writers feel is that Manny Pacquiao needs a knockout if he wants to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in their long-awaited bout in the next three months on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao’s personal adviser Michael Koncz thinks Pacquiao can beat Mayweather whether it goes to the cards or not. Koncz sees Pacquiao as having more than enough skills to win at least seven of the twelve rounds.
Pacquiao isn’t known for being a great boxer, as he’s always been more of a knockout guy during his career. It’s been only recently that he’s started winning his fights by decisions, but that’s largely due to him having problems hurting his opponents with his punching power. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jaime Ortega: I want to thank Les Moonves from CBS for pressuring Floyd to finally take this fight. I also want to thank Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya for making Floyd uncomfortable by means of setting James Kirkland V. Saul Canelo on May 2nd in case Floyd didn’t fight Manny Pacquiao.
Oscar’s move would have dramatically tampered Floyd’s PPV’s numbers, splitting two separate fights the same night, if Floyd had picked Miguel Cotto, or Amir Khan over Pacquiao. And finally I would like to thank Mayweather, for finally taking on his arch-nemesis after five years awaiting what is consider the best fight in our era. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) knockout victim Gabriel Rosado says from what he saw of Golovkin’s 11th round stoppage win over Martin Murray last Saturday night, Golovkin would have a lot of problems against former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs).
Rosado thinks Golovkin lacks defensive skills, as he was hit a lot by the bigger Murray last Saturday. Rosado thinks that Canelo would potentially be able to take advantage of Golovkin’s lack of defensive skills. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: 46-year-old former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr (59-8, 42 KOs) says he’ll be getting a world title shot against WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs.
Jones isn’t currently ranked in the top 15 by any of the sanctioning bodies in the cruiserweight division, although he has won his last four fights against little known opposition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s very vocal trainer Freddie Roach believes that it’s a forgone conclusion that Pacquiao will be beating Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd. In fact, Roach is so confident that Pacquiao will win the fight that he’s saying that he’s 100 percent convinced in his mind that Pacquiao will defeat Mayweather when they battle at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
One of the reasons why Roach thinks Pacquiao will win the fight is due to Roach’s believe that Mayweather can’t move like he used to earlier in his career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Light welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) is really looking forward to his April 18th fight against former WBO 140 pound champion Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KOs) at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.
The Matthysse-Provodnikov fight will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark. The tickets will be on sale starting this Thursday on 2/26. Compared to the incredibly expensive tickets for the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, the Matthysse-Provodnikov tickets are quite affordable with them going for $75, $50 and $25. This will enable the average boxing fans to purchase them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC light heavyweight Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) says he sees his upcoming March 14th title shot against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) as a fight similar to the movie Rocky IV. But instead of Pascal seeing himself in the Apollo Creed role where he gets smashed to bits by Russian Ivan Drago, Pascal sees himself as a black version of Rocky Balboa.
For the boxing fans who may have forgotten the plot, Drago kills Creed in the ring after giving him a vicious beating. Balboa then trains hard and takes on Drago and defeats him despite giving up a massive amount of size to the much bigger Drago. Read the rest of this entry »
By Danny Esch: The excitement is continuing to build for next week as “The Sweet Science” that is boxing makes its return to regular broadcast television. Thanks to the brilliant minds at NBC and boxings top adviser Al Haymon the glory days of boxing on “FREE T.V.” will return next week on Saturday March 7th 8:30 p.m. live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada.
Two big fights next Friday to set things off will be Broner vs. Molina Jr. and Thurman vs. Guerrero which should both be action packed fights. New to NBC coming tomorrow Wednesday February 25th 2015 is the premier of NBC’s “Corner to Corner” which will probably be an “All Access / 24/7” type of show (time will tell) which is also under the direction of Al Haymon. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi thinks that Manny Pacquiao is going to have to control his overly aggressive fighting style if he wants to have a chance of beating Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd in their fight on HBO and Showtime.
Malignaggi thinks that Mayweather will take advantage of Pacquiao’s overly aggressive fighting style if he comes out fast like a wild man on May 2nd, trying to overwhelm Mayweather with punches like he’s done with his other opposition fed to him by his promoter Bob Arum. Read the rest of this entry »