40-year-old Shannon Briggs to return to the ring in March

The Cannon  shannon briggs By Sean McDaniel: 40-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KO’s) will be returning to the ring in March to continue his boxing career after a year and half absence from the ring following a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in October 2010. Read the rest of this entry »



Arum sees Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. – Marco Antonio Rubio fight selling well

Chavez vs. Rubio  marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: Bob Arum reportedly is expecting a big crowd for the February 4th fight between his fighter WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31 KO’s) and Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 46 KO’s) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »



Bradley wants Cotto and Marquez

 boxing By Allen Fox: WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KO’s) has added Miguel Cotto and Juan Manuel Marquez to go along with Amir Khan for the big names that he would like to fight in 2012. Bradley hasn’t had a big fight since last year when he beat WBC light welterweight champion Devon Alexander by a 10th round technical decision last year in January. Read the rest of this entry »



Arum doesn’t see Pacquiao as deteriorating

 manny pacquiao By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum reportedly doesn’t see his prize gravy train fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao as deteriorating at all. How Arum can see Pacquiao as not going downhill is beyond me because Pacquiao looks like the shadow of his former self from 2009. Read the rest of this entry »



Kell Brook looking for a high profile opponent for March 17th fight

 kell brook By Scott Gilfoid: #2 ranked WBO welterweight contender Kell Brook (26-0, 18 KO’s) is looking for a high profile opponent for his next fight on March 17th at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Thus far, there hasn’t been any one fighter that is being mentioned other than Matthew Hatton and that’s kind of hard to believe that he would be the high profile opponent that Brook is looking for. Read the rest of this entry »



Schaefer still counting on Khan-Peterson fight results to be overturned or an immediate rematch ordered

Khan vs. Peterson  lamont peterson amir khan By William Mackay: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schafer is waiting on the January 18th meeting from the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the WBA to rule on his appeal to have the results of the Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan fight overturned or an immediate rematch so that Khan can remain the IBF/WBA light welterweight champion. Read the rest of this entry »



Andre Ward to have cast removed next week; will fight again in early 2012

 andre ward By Scott Gilfoid: WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KO’s) will reportedly have his cast removed from his left hand next week or so. This is the hand that Ward fractured in two places while training for his Super Six tournament fight against WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch. Read the rest of this entry »



Andy Lee to fight on Macklin-Martinez undercard on March 17th

Macklin vs. Martinez  sergio martinez matthew macklin andy lee By Dan Ambrose: Irish middleweight contender Andy Lee (27-1, 19 KO’s) will be fighting on the Matthew Macklin vs. Sergio Martinez undercard against an opponent still to be determined on March 17th at Madison Square Garden, New York. Lee, 28, is hoping to face a high quality fighter so he can impress boxing fans at home and also keep getting pushed up the middleweight rankings. As of now, Lee is ranked #1 WBO, #2 WBA, #7 WBC. Read the rest of this entry »



Rigondeaux and Ramos battle it out on January 20th

By Chris Williams: In what could be a fight between the two best fighters in the super bantamweight division by far, undefeated WBA World super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KO’s) will be defending his title against interim WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KO’s) in a fight on January 20th at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »



Paul Williams in rare fight against an equally tall 6’1″ Ishida on February 18th

Ishida Williams Ishida vs. Williams  paul williams By Jason Kim: 6’1” Paul Williams (40-2, 27 KO’s) faces 6’1” Nobuhiro Ishida (24-6-2, 9 KO’s) next month on February 18th in one of the rare fights where Williams takes on someone as tall as him. Throughout his career, Williams has consistently had a big height and reach advantage over his shorter opponents. Read the rest of this entry »



Maidana will lose if he runs out of gas against Alexander

Alexander Maidana Alexander vs. Maidana  marcos rene maidana devon alexander By Dan Ambrose: Marcos Maidana (31-2, 28 KO’s) fights well when he’s allowed to fight at a slow pace and pick his shots in a methodical manner. But in his fights where he’s had to pick it up a little and fight at a fast pace, such as in his bouts against DeMarcus Corley, Amir Khan and Erik Morales, Maidana has gassed out badly. Read the rest of this entry »



Will Ricky Burns face a quality opponent on March 10th?

 ricky burns By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight interim champion Ricky Burns (33-2, 9 KO’s) has got a fight coming up on March 10th in his native Scotland. Thus far, there hasn’t been an opponent picked out for the 28-year-old Burns but I’m really not expecting much. Burns has been matched with kid gloves pretty much on a continuous basis since he barely beat a weight drained Roman Martinez for the WBO super featherweight title in September 2010. Read the rest of this entry »



Macklin: I’m a big middleweight; Sergio Martinez is a smaller junior middleweight, so I’m going to win

Macklin Martinez Macklin vs. Martinez  sergio martinez matthew macklin By Scott Gilfoid: Matthew Macklin (28-3, 19 KO’s) just got beat in his last fight by WBA World middleweight champion Felix Sturm and now he’s back for a second helping of backside whipping in a different fight against an even better opponent in former two division world champion Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KO’s) on March 17th at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read the rest of this entry »



Arce a possibility for Donaire if he gets by Vazquez Jr. on February 25th

Donaire Vazquez Donaire vs. Vazquez  wilfredo vazquez jr nonito donaire jorge arce By Dan Ambrose: Nonito Donaire (27-1, 18 KO’s) has a potential big money fight on the horizon for himself if he can get by Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-1-1, 18 Ko’s) in their fight for the vacant World Boxing Council super bantamweight title on February 4th on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Marco Antonio Runbio fight at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »



Arthur Abraham wants to capture a world title in 2012 at middleweight

Abraham Farias Abraham vs. Farias  arthur abraham By Dan Ambrose: Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KO’s) is about as down as a fighter can be after losing three out of his last four fights in since 2010. Abrabam’s only win in the past two years was against Stjepan Bozic in February last year. The losses for Abraham came in the Super Six tournament against quality fighters. Read the rest of this entry »



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