By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (16-4, 10 KO’s) is reportedly dieting to take off blubber for his July 20th fight against American heavyweight Malik Scott (35-0-1, 12 KO’s) at the Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom. The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds and Chisora, 29, will be the hometown fighter in this one.
Chisora said to thesun.co.uk “I am feeling great and my new diet is bringing the weight off. I have no idea what the diet is. I go and see this company, they put me on a machine, do tests and then deliver the food and I eat it.”
I don’t like the way this sounds. I wonder how much blubber Chisora put on after his 9th round TKO win over journeyman Hector Alfredo Avila last April. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) sees his October 12th fight with WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) as being a war despite the fact that Marquez is a counter puncher and Bradley is mostly a boxer.
We saw what happened to Bradley when he strayed away from his boxing style last March when he was hurt and knocked down in his close 12 round decision win over Ruslan Provodnikov. Bradley will likely have learned from that close win and will be looking to fight defensively to get hit as little as possible. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit Team Golovkin) By Scott Gilfoid: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KO’s) will have a nice little stay busy fight next Saturday night, June 29th against contender Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KO’s) on HBO at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Some boxing fans see this as a competitive fight, but I don’t see it that way. I’ve seen enough of Macklin to know that he’s going to do no better against Golovkin that Nobuhiro Ishida did. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: You have to admit that WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) has done a good job of talking up his fight tonight against challenger Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It’s just too bad that Broner will likely destroy the 32-year-old Malignaggi.
ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas is one of many people who see Broner as simply being too strong for the light hitting Malignaggi to beat.
Atlas said last night on ESPN “Paulie Malignaggi isn’t a puncher, and for people who think he has a chance in what would be a pretty significant upset, if they’re looking for him to be the bigger fighter, wrong. Read the rest of this entry »
(Danny Garcia seen here looking stunned right after watching Lucas Matthysse destroy Lamont Peterson by a 3rd round TKO last May)By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KO’s) is saying there’s a good chance that he’ll be fighting WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) in a rematch in October rather than fighting WBC interim light welterweight champion.
This is pretty surprising and not surprising at the same time. It’s surprising because Garcia was supposed to be fighting interim WBC light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer had been working on trying to make that fight recently.
By Dan Ambrose: Former super middleweight contender Don George (24-4-2, 21 KO’s) was manhandled by Caleb Truax (22-1-1, 13 KO’s) in losing by a surprise 6th round KO on Friday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The end came when Truax hurt George with a hard right hand that sent him retreating to the ropes where Truax then flurried on him and sent him down on the canvas with a hard right hand behind his ear.
George stayed flat on his face for a long time after the knockout. Referee Gary Miezwa officially stopped the bout at 2:24 of the round. Read the rest of this entry »
by Miguel Alejandro Lopez: Weeks after his decisive win over Manny Pacquiao, Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez reiterated his firm stance that he will never fight his Filipino rival ever again — no matter how much money is offered or regardless of what any promoter would say. With that solid statement, Team Pacquiao decided to move on from the Marquez saga as well.
However in a recent interview with LA Times Report, Marquez contradicted his previous position on the issue, and actually said he is now willing to fight Pacquiao again for a fifth time. The only condition is that the fight should take place in his native country of Mexico.
There is a very compelling reason why Marquez suddenly softened up on his stance on not fighting Pacquiao ever again. He realized (possibly too late) that in an effort to bargain for more purse money in the fifth Pacman fight, he lost all of his bargaining power because Pacquiao decided not to chase him. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Stevie Ocallaghan: Tonight in Brooklyn, New York, Adrien Broner challenges Brooklyn’s own Pauli Malignaggi for his WBA welterweight belt. Probably the quietest thing about this matchup will be the actual fight itself. In saying that we have two technically gifted boxers facing each other.
I think this fight depends on Malignaggi. Can he keep up the pace and land quick combos while keeping his distance for the duration or have the legs two many miles on them and it’s just a matter of time before Broner catches up with him. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Peter Wells (twitter @boxingbrains): Later tonight Paulie Malignaggi 32-4(7) and Adrien Broner 26-0(22) will finally take their differences into the ring, and sort matters out the way boxing intended. Whether you want to admit it or not, you are looking forward to this fight and whatever you say about the press conference trash talk, Broner and Malignaggi have sold this bout, and they’ve sold it well.
This brings me on to a point that I’d like to address. The media and some boxing fans alike, have brandished the trash talk from both fighters as “disgraceful”, “unsportsmanlike” and so on. The way it has been lamented makes it seem as though grown men cursing at one another and dishing out insults is something we never see. Broner and Malignaggi don’t like each other, and this is not the first time in boxing that pre-fight talk has become personal. Read the rest of this entry »
By Stevie Ocallaghan: According to Scottish Television (STV) WBO Lightweight champ Ricky Burns is to defend his belt against Mexican Raymundo Beltran on September 7th at the SECC in Glasgow.
Beltran 28-6 with 17 KOs has been fighting at a decent level having lost a tight decision against the tough Ugandan Sharif Bogere, then winning a close matchup against Hank Lundy.
Beltran also out pointed the tough Ji-Hoon Kim who himself fought against Miguel Vasquez for the vacant IBF belt back in 2010. Beltran is the long term sparring partner of Manny Paquiao at Freddie Roach’s gym. Read the rest of this entry »