By Power VCT: Since Floyd Mayweather Jr with an unblemished professional boxing record of (47-0, 26 KOs) is about to jet off to Australia, particularly Sydney and Melbourne on January 29th.
I’m sure Anthony “The Man” Mundine the Australian whom is also the WBC Silver super welterweight champion with a record of (47-6, 27 KOs) will make himself available to the number one ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world but Mundine shouldn’t get his hopes up since he’s not a top ranked junior middleweight opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Amir Khan got some good news today with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz saying that Khan is one of the options that they’re looking at for Pacquiao’s next fight in April or May.
Koncz is skeptical about a fight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr taking place on May 2nd, so Koncz is already looking at finding a replacement opponent for Pacquiao to fight.
In this case, Koncz likes the idea of Pacquiao fighting Khan next if the Mayweather negotiations don’t work out as he would like. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: This past week 50-year-old Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) expressed interest in moving down to super middleweight to face IBF/WBA 168lb champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) in a fight that would have made big waves in both the UK and the United States. Unfortunately, Froch says he’s not interested in facing Hopkins or Gennady Golovkin and “is prepared to wait” for the Julio Chavez Jr bout, according to the Telegraph.co.uk.
Chavez Jr tentatively is scheduled for a fight on April 18th against light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara. Read the rest of this entry »
By Victor Candelario: Throughout Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr’s (47-0-0 26 KO’s) career, Floyd fans, Boxing fans, and even casual boxing fans (who don’t follow the sport as religiously as so many of us do) have paid Mayweather large sums of money to watch him fight. Some of us paid to watch him win, some of us paid to watch him lose, and some of us paid because what we were witnessing was one of the best fighters of this generation neutralize even some of the better offensive fighters in the sport, and realistically making it look pretty easy.
Fast forward to today, Mayweather regularly topping various lists as the highest paid athlete. Flaunting his vast amounts of wealth on social media sites, his cars, his mansions, his gambling endeavors, his watches, and his designer shades. While continuing to dominate the sport, at the highest level, remaining #1 on pretty much all pound for pound lists, and still raking in the big bucks from people who pay his $70 pay-per-view fee to watch him fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao is taking a seemingly carefree attitude about his badly wanted clash against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd. Pacquiao doesn’t seem worried about whether the fight will take place or not, even though he would stand to make as much as $80 million for the fight.
This is a fight that Pacquiao has been talking and tweeting about for ages now, and it doesn’t seem believable that he doesn’t care whether the fight takes place or not. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder spoke the obvious in giving his estimation of the slender, non-punching Bryant Jennings’ chances of beating IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) in their fight on April 25th at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Wilder thinks the 6’3”, 225 pound Jennings is too weak and short to be able to deal with the power and the reach of the 6’6” Klitschko. But interestingly enough, Jennings has a long reach than Wladimir by three inches so it’s possible in theory that Jennings could have some success in at least making contact with Wladimir. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sizzle JKD: Here’s the thing, there is plenty of ignorance in the world when so-called boxing fans state that boxing icon Manny Pacquiao doesn’t deserve a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. They ask, “What has Pacquiao done to earn a title fight with Floyd?”
This seems to be the main point of discussion lately between the ongoing epic internet battle between the “Pactards” and “Flomos.” To make matters worse, both groups are now even arguing back and forth about how much of the purse split each fighter deserves, as if Floyd and Manny are going to give them a piece of their pay check. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: A fight between former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) and James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) is in the works for May 2nd on HBO from San Antonio, Texas, according to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times.
The Canelo-Kirkland negotiations are in the advanced stages. This is an obvious move by the red-headed Canelo to get the May 2nd date before Mayweather wraps up negotiations with Mayweather for the same date. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Michael Koncz, the personal adviser for Manny Pacquiao, says that they’ve already started looking at other options for their next fight in April or May.
Koncz has lost patience with the negotiation process for the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Pacquiao fight. He’s saying that they’ve agreed to all the negotiation points which they supposedly have worked out with Mayweather’s management representatives for the negotiations. Koncz now wants Mayweather to sign the contract for the fight.
If he doesn’t by the end of January, then he and Pacquiao will move on towards their secondary option. That opponent is expected to be Top Rank fighter WBA light welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (25-0, 9 KOs), who was given a choice spot on Pacquiao’s last fight card in November. Vargas fought Antonio DeMarco and defeated him on the Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri card. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Earlier today, Floyd Mayweather Jr expressed optimism that his fight against Manny Pacquiao will get done. Mayweather feels confident the fight will happen despite the number of contract obstacles that still needs to be sorted though. Mayweather is well aware of Pacquiao’s recent talk of their being a deadline at the end of January, but he feels the fight will get made.
Mayweather is amused at the talk of Pacquiao and his promoter having agreed to a finalized deal. Mayweather doesn’t know what they’ve agreed on, because the negotiation process is still ongoing. Read the rest of this entry »