By Chris Williams: IBF/WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KO’s) will be defending against a fighter that may be near the end of his career in former WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs) next month on October 13th at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: In the past Amir Khan said he’s never fight Ricky Hatton because he’s such a close friend with him, and that he would never step inside the ring with him because of that. However, Hatton has been talking about being interested in a Khan fight now that he’s making a comeback and he’s like to take him on after he’s picked up some wins.
Khan said to thesun.co.uk “It [Hatton-Khan fight] would make a lot of money. When you get the gloves on you forget your friendship.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s helper person Buboy Fernandez sees Pacquiao finally beating Juan Manuel Marquez this time when they fight on December 8th in what will be their fourth fight together and hopefully their last. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: Unbeaten welterweight contender Kell Brook (28-0, 18 KO’s) is looking to position himself for a big title shot against the winner of the IBF welterweight bout between champion Randall Bailey and Devon Alexander. Brook has to beat Hector David Saldivia (41-2, 32 KO’s) in their fight on October 20th in the IBF welterweight title eliminator bout at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman is stating that the WBC doesn’t allow immediate rematches between their fighters unless there’s a huge demand from the boxing public. Sulaiman doesn’t want former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight Sergio Martinez in early 2012 without the two fighters first facing someone else in between.
Sulaiman said this about a Chavez Jr-Martinez rematch as quoted by Fightnews.com “The WBC is not in favor of immediate rematches, unless there is overwhelming public demand due to some unusual circumstances in the first fight. The fight was one-sided…There was no unusual circumstances to necessitate an immediate rematch.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: I got a big kick out of one of promoter Frank Warren’s comments when he pouring on the lather extra thick about how good his fighter WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns is following his win over Kevin Mitchell last Saturday night in Scotland.
Here’s what Warren had to say in his column at thesun.co.uk “For me, he [Burns] has proven superior to Carl Froch, who has twice been found wanting at world level. Both Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward unanimously outpointed ‘The Cobra’.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Ricky Hatton’s comeback has knocked some crazy ideas into his head where he thinks he’s going to beat the top fighters in the sport. I bet. Hatton will be starting his comeback on November 24th against former WBA World welterweight champion Vyachslav Senchenko (32-1, 21 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena), in Manchester, Lancashire, UK. This should be easy fight, even if Hatton is only 50% of what he once was.
Hatton said to the Dailystar.co.uk “To the fighters out there holding the world title belts; my message is that I am after you because I want to get right back to the top.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: Tonight, unbeaten and untested WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KO’s) defends his title against former WBC heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KO’s) at the Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, in Hamburg, Germany. On the undercard, heavyweights Alexander Ustinov (27-0, 21 KO’s) battles EBU heavyweight champion Kubrat Pulev (16-0, 8 KO’s) for his European Boxing Union title in an IBF heavyweight eliminator bout with the winner becoming the mandatory contender to IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Rahman, 39, feels like he’s got enough left in the tank to pull of a knockout victory over Povetkin. However, it doesn’t look likely that Rahman will be able to do this because it’s been so many years since he beat his last quality opponent. He’s ranked #1 by the WBA, but he’s not stayed relevant by facing the best heavyweights since losing to Wladimir in a failed title shot in 2008. The sad part about the sanctioning bodies is that guys like Rahman are often pushed to the very top of the division despite having facing nothing but poor opposition in the last four years. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan finally announced who his December opponent will be and he’s choosing the little, light hitting 5’6″ Carlos Molina (17-0-1, 7 KO’s) instead of someone from his own division. A 5’6″ Molina vs. the 5’10” Khan equal huge mismatch.
The news of this fight has been greeted with happiness from a lot of clueless boxing fans who mistakenly think this is the JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT Carlos Molina, the one that recently fought James Kirkland. It’s not. I wish it was that version of Molina, but then again Khan would likely get dominated by that guy because he’s a really good fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Romanian heavyweight prospect Christian Hammer (12-3, 8 KO’s) made easy work of former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Danny Williams (44-13, 33 KO’s) on Friday night in a 4th round TKO win to capture the vacant WBO European heavyweight title at the Sparkassen-Arena, Goettingen, Niedersachsen, Germany. Williams down twice in the fight, once in the 1st and another time in the 4th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Frank Warren likes his fighter WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns’ chances against any lightweight in the entire world after Burns knocked out the previously badly exposed Kevin Mitchell last Saturday night. I wonder if Warren is including the talented Adrien Broner in the list of fighters that he’d favor Burns again. If so, then I got some advice for Warren. Keep Burns far, far away from Broner because he’ll expose the reality of Burn’s limited talent by whipping him bad.
That just kind of goes without saying basically. It’s not as if Burns didn’t already have a chance to fight Broner last year and what did Burns do? He vacated his WBO super featherweight title and moved up in weight right when Broner was closing in on him to snatch his WBO strap. Right now, Burns is a little safe because Broner is targeting WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco’s title and will be taking it off of him this November. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley and WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero are in negotiations for a fight that will take place on December 15th. Bradley’s manager Cameron Dunkin is saying that if the Guerrero fight can’t get made, then the options will be down to Lamont Peterson and Ruslan Provodnikov, both lighter welterweights.
Bradley’s trainer Joel Diaz sees a fight against the 29-year-old Guerrero as a backwards step in Bradley’s career for some reason. Speaking with mydesert.com, Diaz said “It’s not a fight for Tim, it’s a fight for Robert. Instead of moving forward after being on that stage a couple of months ago, we’re taking a step back fighting Robert Guerrero.” Read the rest of this entry »