By Dan Ambrose: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) may choose not to fight on Floyd Mayweather’s May 4th fight card unless Mayweather agrees to fight him on September 14th as a part of a deal for Canelo to fight on May 4th. In other words, it’ll be a tit-for-tat type of thing instead of Canelo happily fighting on Mayweather’s May 4th undercard in order to increase his own popularity.
Thus far, Mayweather isn’t giving Canelo the agreement that he wants for September 14th fight, and Golden Boy Promotions is trying to work out a situation where Canelo can still fight on Mayweather’s May 4th card without an agreement. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight Tyson Fury is putting David Price’s loss at the hands of American Tony Thompson squarely on the shoulders of Price’s promoter Frank Maloney, blaming him for all the soft match-making he’s done for Price by making him against a series of 40-year-olds that did little to prepare the 6’8” Price for the reality that he had to face against the experienced 6’5” Thompson last Saturday night.
Fury told ESPN “Tony Thompson was going to get blown away, and I thought it was going to be a good fight between me and David, and I was going to do it, but Tony Thompson took it away from me…he [Price] only has one person to blame, and that’s Frank Maloney because if he [Price] had the [boxing] education I had, he wouldn’t be in this situation he is in today. If you look at who he’s fought in his previous fights, he’s fought Audley Harrison, Matt Skelton and Tony Thompson. They’re all in their 40s, and he’s learned nothing; he’s had no experience beforehand. I was a disaster waiting to happen, but now he can go back to the drawing board and regroup. Read the rest of this entry »
Canelo threatening to pull out of May 4th fight unless Mayweather agrees to fight him on September 14th
By Dan Ambrose: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) is reportedly threatening to pull out of the May 4th undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero fight unless Mayweather agrees to fight him on September 14th, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.
There are whispers that Mayweather is thinking of facing IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander this September instead of Canelo, and it looks Canelo wants a guarantee that he’s going to get the Mayweather fight before he’ll agree to help make Floyd’s May 4th pay-per-view fight on Showtime/CBS a bigger fight in terms of money. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA World lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) decided to shoot a heated tweet to WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) out of the blue earlier today that led to Broner responding on kind with his own truth of what would happen if he ever fought Rios.
Rios said “You won’t do s*** cause I’m not 4 foot. You was the one open your mouth and said my name. F****, come and try and knock this tree down.”
Broner responded with “A homie stop talking that f*** s*** you cool people’s but I will beat the f*** out you, boy. Better worry about your next fight!” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) is already a huge 12-1 underdog in some betting circles for his May 4th fight against WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite this, Guerrero isn’t bothered by being a big underdog since he sees the numbers narrowing as the fight gets closer and more is seen of him in training camp by the betting establishment.
Guerrero said to Bay Area radio station KNBR 680 They throw the odds out there and they start changing as the weeks go on. People start seeing what’s going on in the camps, how fighters are looking, how we’re training, how everything is going, then the odds start to change and they’re going to start changing here pretty soon.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (29-0, 12 KO’s) has never been thought of as a puncher, and his low percentage of knockouts on his resume shows that out pretty clearly. Bradley says he’s developed his power recently through the use of proper punching technique, and he plans on showing off his new power on March 16th against light welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KO’s) in their fight at Home Depot Center, in Carson, California, USA.
Bradley said to Radio Raheem “I think they need to seem some knockouts. I’m not a huge puncher, but I can fight and they need to see me beating up this guy [Provodnikov]. Fans want to see excitement and I’m going to bring the intensity. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO’s) will competing outside of the boxing ring on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on March 18th. Ortiz, 26, will be matched with Lindsay Arnold for the dance competition. Ortiz says he’s still letting his broken jaw heal.
Ortiz suffered a broken jaw last June in his loss to Josesito Lopez, and Ortiz is really taking his time getting back in the ring. At this point it looks like he’s going to use up a year of his career letting his jaw heal, and he might regret it later missing all that time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Robert Garcia doesn’t see the April 13th unification fight between his fighter WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) and WBA champ Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KO’s) as being a competitive one despite feels from boxing fans that the Filipino Donaire has finally met his match with the tough body-punching Cuban.
Garcia sees the fight in simple terms – Donaire will win because he’s bigger and stronger than Rigondeaux. In other words, Donaire’s brawn will be too much for Rigondeaux to handle in this fight.
Garcia said to philboxing.com Donaire is “too big and too strong and the first time Nonito lands the left hook it should be over.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Both Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) and Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) has expressed interest in fighting one another in the future, but whether that happens or not is unclear due to their different promoters. Broner says it’s up to Golden Boy Promotions for the fight to be made, and Rios can only hope that his promoters at Top Rank will allow him to fight Broner.
If the fight does get made I believe Broner will be far too good for Rios. The skill level between the two of them is substantial to say the least. Rios is an easy to hit fighter with good power, but slow hand and foot speed. He fought well when he was a lightweight champion, but he was benefited by the fact that he always enjoyed a huge weight advantage against his lighter opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver super middleweight champion James DeGale (14-1, 9 KO’s) is targeting former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) for the Summer, and DeGale feels he’s got the skills to beat him. That’s not all, though, as DeGale also sees himself as being ready to fight the likes of IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch and WBA champion Mikkel Kessler within two fights.
DeGale said to fightnews.com “I want a name like Lucian Bute for the Summer…I would like either of them [Froch or Kessler]. I’m a former British and European champion. I think I’m on the verge of mixing it against the best. In a couple of more fights and I’ll be willing to fight one of them.” Read the rest of this entry »