( Photo credit: Alexis Cuarezma/Goossen Tutor) By Jason Kim: For WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KO’s) to defeat WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KO’s) tonight in their fight at 168 lbs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, Ward is going to have to mug Dawson on the inside all night long to get the decision.
Ward is a good fighter on the outside, but he’s not only the same level as the long-armed Dawson. Saw Ward’s limits in his last fight agaisnt Carl Froch where Ward had problems each time Froch was able to get some space to throw his shots. Froch is much more limited than Dawson, and yet he was still able to have his way with Ward when the action was on the outside. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) doesn’t see WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KO’s) as someone that can even give him an interesting fight if Golden Boy Promotions is able to put the two of them in the ring to iron out their differences.
Guerrero got in Broner’s fast last Friday at the Chad Dawson – Andre Ward weigh-in and Guerrero seemed to really anger Broner to the point where he agreed to fight him, saying “Send the contract. I’ll sign it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s) is ready to make his 9th title defense tonight agaisnt challenger Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KO’s) at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia. This fight shapes up to be one of Vitali’s easiest title defenses in many years, because Charr doesn’t have the style to get away from Vitali’s big shots like many of Vitali’s other over-matched opposition.
Charr, 27, is like a walking punching bag with arms without the speed to fire back. Vitali isn’t a very fast puncher either, but Charr is even slower than him and he’s really struggled against weak opposition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC welterweight interim champion Robert Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KO’s) really struck a nerve today when he confronted Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) at the Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson weigh-in in Oakland, California. Guerrero got in Broner’s face and seemed to pester him until finally Broner snapped, telling him to “Send the contract. I’ll sign it.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero, with a large group of his supporters surrounds him, he confronted former WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner at Friday’s Chad Dawson vs. Andre Ward weigh-in in Oakland, California. Guerrero reportedly asked Broner to fight him at 147 lbs, saying “Let’s do it at 147. Let’s do it at 147.” Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: According to fighthype.com, Naazim Richardson, the trainer for Bernard Hopkins, could be the next trainer for former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan. Richardson isn’t coming out and saying that he’ll be Khan’s next trainer but it sure looks like that. If that happens, Khan’s trainer Freddie Roach could either be let go or he’ll have to share the training duties with Richardson.
Richardson thinks that the 25-year-old Khan should move up in weight to 147 lbs because he feels he’s losing something by fighting at 140 lbs. Richardson also doesn’t blame Khan for being knocked out by Danny Garcia, who he feels puts on a lot of weight when he makes 140 for his fights. Richardson sees Garcia as a fighter that puts on ton of size after he rehydrates to make weight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: I really got to hand it to Eddie Hearn, the promoter for IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch. This guy can come up with some priceless excuses for not matching Froch against talented fighters like WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly.
Check out this excuse from Hearn for not putting Froch in with the dangerous Cleverly in an interview at Sky Sports News: “The offer [£1million] they [Frank Warren] made us was probably half of what I’d pay Carl for the same fight. I told Carl about it last night and he laughed. Carl feels sorry for Nathan and thinks he’s a good young fighter. My advice to Cleverly would be forget about Froch, he’s a legend.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez doesn’t plan on changing his fighting style against WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. when he meets up with him on September 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Martinez, 37, says he’s going to fight the 26-year-old, 180 pound Chavez Jr. like he does all of his opponents by fighting him with his hands down by his sides and will depend on his quick reflexes to get out of the way of his shots.
Martinez said “I fought all 53 of my fights with my hands down. I did it with Paul Williams. I did it with Kelly Pavlik. Why not with Chavez? What will be the difference? I will do it again with my hands down.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo courtesy of Deontay Wilder) By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (24-0, 24 KO’s) is packing on the pounds to fill out his physique so that he’s around the same weight as the super heavyweights in the division like the Klitschko brothers.
Wilder said on his twitter “In Cali eat’n getting ready4sat night&in the process of it I’m get’n fat I’m a whopping 232Ib now 245 here I come baby.”
Four years ago when the tall 6’7″ 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist for U.S turned pro he weighed only 208 lbs and looked rail thin. Wilder has since steadily packed on the muscle and he’s now up to 232 lbs for his fight tomorrow might against unbeaten Damon McCreary (14-0, 10 KO’s) at The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California, United States.
That’s an excellent weight for Wilder, and he probably only needs to put on another 12 rounds to get to around 244 lbs, so that he can weigh the same as IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KO’s) and former WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) reportedly had words at today’s weigh-in between WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward and Chad Dawson in Oakland, California. According to Dan Rafael, Guerrero and Broner “Got in each others face a bit.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KO’s) weighed in today at 222 pounds for Saturday’s fight against big Travis Walker (39-7-1, 31 KO’s) for their bout at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Walker, 6’4 1/2″, came in at 235 lbs. Read the rest of this entry »