By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 31 KOs) is once again unloading on WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) in giving his opinion of his talent. Chavez Jr sees Golovkin as nothing special as a fighter, and he says that they should fight each other.
If Golovkin wins, he gets $2 million. If he just wins a decision then nobody gets the money. It’s assumed that Chavez Jr would want to get $2 million if he knocks Golovkin out.
Golovkin will only be gaining $1 million if he were to KO Chavez Jr, who is known for having one of the strongest chins in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former four division world champion Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs) will be looking to make a statement this month in his fight against little known William Prado (22-4-1, 15 KOs) on March 28th at the Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Donaire, 32, is coming off of a 6th round knockout loss to WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters last October. The loss was a big enough disappointment for Donaire to cause him to move back down to super bantamweight to try and reinvent his career in that weight class. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach sees Floyd Mayweather Jr’s trainer/father Floyd Sr as being the weak link in their team, and he thinks they’ll have an advantage over Mayweather Jr on May 2nd because of him.
Roach sees Roger Mayweather as the better trainer, and he’s happy that he’s not going to be working the corner for the Mayweather-Pacquiao mega-fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What Roach doesn’t seem to understand is that Mayweather Jr is pretty much on cruise control in his fights regardless of who his trainer is. Whether it be Roger or Floyd Sr, Mayweather Jr is in the zone in between rounds, and he’s not someone that needs a ton of advice like we see Roach dishing out for Pacquiao to help him make adjustments. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jaime Ortega: As I stated in my previous articles, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will lose to Many Pacquiao for a number of several different reasons. I will briefly highlight my past points.
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Has mostly taken on brawlers, rugged fighters and flat footed one dimensional boxers. He barely took on fighters that possessed different styles other than brawling. These include the likes of Erik Morales, Sergio Garcia, Margarito, Kostya Tszyu, Paul Williams, Winky Wright, and other more versatile boxers who didn‘t just throw punches. Since he mostly took on brawlers on his career, he lacks experience on the styles department proving he is accustomed to beating only rugged fighters which will show truth come May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Bernd Boente, the manager for IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, wasn’t impressed with unbeaten #1 WBO contender Tyson Fury’s victory over Germany’s #3 WBO Christian Hammer (17-4, 10 KOs) last Saturday night in London. Fury stopped Hammer in the 8th round, but he looked slow and not particularly powerful with his punching power. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) expects to be back in the ring in the next three months against an opponent still to be determined in June. Deontay, 6’7”, had been hoping to get a fight against Britain’s Tyson Fury, but unfortunately Fury is opting to fight IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko instead.
Fury hopes that fight will take place later this year in September, but it’s still up in the air whether that fight will take place at that time. It’s possible Fury could wind up waiting a little longer. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: If former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 32 KOs) is going to be ready for his fight next month on April 18th against Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs), Chavez Jr is going to need to lose a lot of weight to be ready for the catch-weight fight at 172 pounds.
In a photo the 28-year-old Chavez Jr posted on his Instragram on Sunday, Chavez Jr looks very, very heavy. My guess is Chavez Jr is weighing at least 200 pounds, possibly a little more. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) is confident that his hand will be raised on May 9th at the end of his fight against American James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) in their fight at the Minute Maid Stadium in Houston, Texas. The fight will take place at a catch-weight of 155 pounds.
With boxing fans excited about the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, few fans are talking about Canelo’s fight against the ring rusty Kirkland.
Part of the reason for that is because Kirkland hasn’t fought since 2013, and he’s been largely forgotten about by a lot of fans. Further, the younger boxing fans have never heard of Kirkland, because it’s been so long since he was really relevant at 154. His inactivity has caused him to be left behind by a lot of fans. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton’s 5th round stoppage win over #1 IBF Chris Avalos (25-3, 19 KOs) last Saturday night may have gone to Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan’s head, because he’s now talking about Frampton being the best fighter in the boxing world.
Presumably, McGuigan thinks that Frampton is even better than WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, two fighters who many boxing fans see as the best in the division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jon Ward: “Hey Kid Chocolate, how does it feel to be the best middleweight on the planet?” tweeted Oscar De La Hoya (Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin’s promoter) in July of 2013. Gennady Golovkin, the WBA champion had just moved to 27-0 with a display of body punching that nearly broke challenger Matthew Macklin in half and Sergio Martinez, still undefeated at middleweight then was universally recognized as the real 160lb champion at that time.
Quillin’s 28-0 record and WBO title weren’t insignificant despite the poor quality of his opposition and although De La Hoya’s comments were clearly not unconnected to his vested interest in Quillin’s career, there were many who saw the popular Chicago fighter as a future force in one of boxing’s most competitive divisions. Read the rest of this entry »