By Scott Gilfoid: Peter Fury, the trainer for Tyson Fury (21-0. 15 KO’s), has his doubts about whether David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) will stick to their new fight date on February 8th in Manchester.
Peter thinks that if WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin is able to pull off an upset of IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko next month in their fight on October 5th, Haye will then pull out of the Fury fight and instead face Povetkin next.
Peter told the Daily Mail “If Povetkin does get the upset then we won’t be holding our breath about our fight with Haye happening on February 8. We know how they operate because they came to talk to us while they were preparing for a fight with Manuel Charr…But if they can get Povetkin that will be even bigger money, plus there will be the world title on the line against a smaller opponent.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO’s) will be fighting on HBO this December on either the 7th or 14th of the month. HBO, which was said to not be interested in televising Rigondeaux’s fight on their network, have done an about face and agreed to show Rigondeaux’s next fight.
There isn’t an opponent yet for this date, but let’s hope that it’s someone better than the name that was floated recently in Chris Avalos.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said to ESPN “Every time I mention him [Rigondeaux], they [HBO] throws up…He will definitely fight on HBO in December. We’re working on a good fight.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: For boxing fans that are eager to see the David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) vs. Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) fight, they’re going to have to wait 4 ½ months before they can see, as Haye is reporting that the fight has been scheduled for February 8th at the Manchester Arena in the UK.
That will give Haye’s deep cut over his left eye a sufficient time for it to heal.
It’s a heck of a long time for boxing fans to wait, because it’s already been months since their now postponed September 28th fight was signed. Haye and Fury could end up investing a year of their careers’ for this one fight. I mean, both of them are set to make a ton of good cash with them making 5 million pounds each, but what a huge waste to have so much time lost. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chester Rivers: It’s time to face reality. Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao and Sergio Martinez are on their way out, and boxing desperately need some young fresh fighters to pick up were these legends will soon leave off. The following list is my top 5 candidates who, if promoted properly, could be the next face of boxing.
1). Miguel “Mikey” Garcia, age 25, (32-0, 27 KO’s) Mikey has the potential to someday top the pound-for-pound list. Garcia’s resume list former champions Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez as his victims. Mikey did have trouble making weight in his last fight which resulted in the young champion losing his title on the scales. Lucky for us Garcia has outgrown the featherweight division and will now be competing in the deeper junior lightweight division against alphabet champ Rocky Martinez. Garcia should dispose of Martinez quite easily gaining his second world title in his second division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Babatis Banda: With a win against the number two rated Pound for Pound fighter in the world Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1-30), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0-26) cemented his place in boxing history as one of the great, if not the greatest of all time. Like it has been for most of the time he walked into the ring, Floyd reduced Alvarez to a 2nd tier fighter on the night.
As powerful as he is and as game as Canelo was, Floyd took away all the strengths of Canelo’s game away. This is what he does, take away your strengths, break you down and beat you up.
While the boxing purists, the experts, the trainers and boxers alike are appreciating Floyd’s achievements, the marauding gangs sworn to ever criticize Mayweather are at it again. This time fuming with more hate and ever bubbling incoherency that are reflective of their innermost misery and pain. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ian Aldous: On October 5th, Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3) looks to capitalize on the chance of a lifetime when he faces future hall-of-famer and multi-time former world champion, Miguel Cotto (37-4), at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Cotto will be aiming to get back on track with a win while Rodriguez hopes to hijack the top of the light-middleweight rankings with a win of his own.
Just over a week ago, Delvin gave me some of his time to give his thoughts on what is potentially a career defining fight for him.
Throughout his career, Rodriguez has been in the ring with some decent names like Pawel Wolak and just last year in an unsuccessful world title challenge against Austin Trout (who then went on to beat Cotto). Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Robert Garcia is really pleased with how Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) is looking in his preparation for 37-year-old Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KO’s) in their rematch 2 months from now on November 9th in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Garcia says Donaire is less than 10 pounds away from the featherweight limit (126 lbs), and he can’t think of when he’s looked better.
Garcia told Hustleboss “Believe me, right now Nonito is probably better than ever. I had never seen him like this with two months before this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Duke Pahulu: Last week I read Doug Fischer’s mailbag on Ring.com where he made his argument on why he doesn’t consider Floyd Mayweather Jr. an all time great. He basically stated that Floyd’s failure on not making the Manny Pacquiao fight was the sole reason he’s holding off on calling him an all time great.
Does that make Juan Manuel Marquez an all time great for knocking out Pacquiao? I believe this a case of hate. Fischer along with many boxing people still hold this old notion of what it takes to become an all time great. It’s a different time where elite fighters fight less due to bigger paychecks and limited TV spots. Read the rest of this entry »
By James Connell: This Saturday, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is set to return to the ring – and our television sets – for the first time since his defeat to the unified middleweight champion, Sergio Martinez. The ‘24/7’ documentary series that HBO ran in the run up to that fight displayed a lot of the negative facets of Chavez Jr’s game: his seeming lack of discipline being one aspect of his personality that didn’t endear him to many fans when, especially so when one compares this with Martinez’s supreme dedication and determination to be the best. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) is saying that he is close to having his bout with Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) rescheduled. Haye’s not giving the details for when they plan on fighting, but there are rumors that it’ll likely take place early I 2014. Read the rest of this entry »