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title Chavez Jr. vs. Macklin a possibility

By Scott Gilfoid: A fight between former three time world title challenger Matthew Macklin (32-6, 21 KOs) and former WBC 160lb title holder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) is a possibility. Chavez Jr., 29, is interested in the fight, which would take place at 168. However, Macklin and his promoter Eddie Hearn are both concerned with weight for the fight.

Macklin fights at middleweight, and he would be giving up a lot of weight to Chavez Jr. if he moved up to super middleweight to take the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Alexander Povetkin – Mike Perez tomorrow night in Moscow, Russia

povetkin123By Allan Fox: Tomorrow night, #1 WBC Alexander Povetkin (28-1, 20 KOs) will be facing #2 WBC Mike Perez (21-1-1, 13 KOs) on May 22nd in a World Boxing Council heavyweight title eliminator bout at the Luzhniki, in Moscow, Russia.

The winner of the Povetkin vs. Perez clash will be the WBC mandatory challenger for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. The 35-year-old Povetkin has to be seen as the favorite in this fight because he’s looked better in his last couple of fights, and he’s done better than Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

title Abraham and Stieglitz square off on July 18th

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) will continue with his long series of fights against Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KOs) when the two of them face each other for the 4th, and not likely the final time, two months from now on July 18th at the Gerry Weber Stadium, in Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

title Bellew can’t afford to lose fight on June 26th

bellew1By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBO, #8 IBF, #10 WBA cruiserweight contender Tony Bellew (23-2-1, 14 KO) is in a position where he can’t afford to lose his next fight on June 26th against a still to be determined opponent at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.

If the 32-year-old Bellew loses this fight, he can kiss goodbye his world title shot against one of the cruiserweight champions. I don’t expect Bellew’s promoter Eddie Hearn to put him in with anyone good. I suspect it’ll be either a 2nd tier fighter or some bottom dweller from the No.14 of No.15 spot in the division. Hearn isn’t going to risk Bellew’s hide by putting him in with anyone remotely good in my view. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum not sure if Pacquiao will fight again

1-04-4By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder injury has his promoter Bob Arum concerned whether the Filipino fighter will heal up properly and fight again after his shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.

While Pacquiao’s surgeon said that Pacquiao’s surgery was a success, it doesn’t mean that the injury will heal to the point where he can throw punches like he used to. Some fighters are never the same after they have surgery on their shoulders, and it’s quite possible that Pacquiao will have limited strength in his right shoulder once it heals and he tries to return to the ring to fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jones Jr. says Pascal wants rematch against Kovalev

kovalev533By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Roy Jones Jr. says that former WBC 175lb champion Jean Pascal (29-3-1, 17 KOs) wants a rematch against unbeaten IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) to try avenge his 8th round knockout loss from last March in Canada.

Pascal, 32, was stopped on his feet after having been hurt in the 8th. Jones Jr. thinks that Pascal has learned his lesson of not getting hit with Kovalev’s jabs, and he feels he’ll do better the second time around. Read the rest of this entry »

title Dirrell: DeGale will pay if the fight goes 12 rounds

_DM33164(Photo credit: Carly Gillis Photography) By Scott Gilfoid: Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) figures that it will be much easier for the visiting James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) if he’s knocked out quickly on Saturday night in their clash for the vacant IBF 168lb title rather than if the fight goes the full distance. If the fight goes the full 12, DeGale will take a lot of punishment and will have to pay, Dirrell says.

It’s hard to doubt a fighter like Dirrell because if you watched his last fight against Derek Edwards last December, you’ll have noticed how much awful punishment Edwards took in that fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Froch: I’ll beat Golovkin up!

froch552By Scott Gilfoid: On Wednesday, former IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that he’s in discussions with the management for IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) for a fight between Froch and Golovkin to be staged in the UK at Wembley Stadium, in London.

Golovkin would move up to 168 to take the fight instead of Froch coming down in weight to help accommodate Golovkin, who is a small middleweight. We’re talking about a fighter who could easily fight in the junior middleweight division like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez does in order to gain an advantage. Read the rest of this entry »

title ‘Only if Mayweather was hit more like the rest of them’

1-05-6By Babatis Banda: Floyd Mayweather junior is most likely one fight away from boxing. It’s not known if he will stay away from the sport he says he no longer has the passion for, or if the demons of this sport will surely lure him back to the blood and sweat again.

Floyd has always said that he will walk away from the sport of boxing, and that boxing would not retire him. True to his words, Floyd is walking away from the sport and the sport has surely not retired him. Read the rest of this entry »

title Bradley vs. Vargas winner must defend WBO 147lb title against Sadam Ali next

bradley433By Chris Williams: The winner of the June 27th on HBO between #1 WBO 147lb contender Tim Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs) and light welterweight Jessie Vargas (26-0, 9 KOs), who isn’t ranked at all in the welterweight division, must face #4 WBO Sadam Ali (22-0, 13 KOs) in their first defense of the WBO title, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.

The Bradley-Vargas Top Rank promoted fight will be taking place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The title should be in the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. after his one-sided 12 round decision win over an injured Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd, but he didn’t want the title. Read the rest of this entry »

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