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title Amir Khan defines who hardcore fans are

khan43435By Chris Foster: In response to Amir Khan’s recent comment about the hardcore fans being the ones that voted him in via twitter and Facebook poll at the Floyd Maywweather Jr. Promotions website, I guess I know what I have to do to become a hard core boxing fan – sign up for Twitter or Facebook.

As far as Khan and Marcos Maidana’s chances against Floyd Mayweather Jr., I give Maidana a punchers chance. Read the rest of this entry »



title Kostya Tszyu – Thunderstorm, or Drizzle?

tszyu64568By Bradley Dee: Every once in a while in boxing comes a special figure, a brighter burning light, a talent with unique abilities, and one of those was Kostya Tszyu. Known aptly as “The Thunder from Down Under”, Kostya possessed incredible boxing ability, as well as vaunted power in both hands. For a sample of the talent of this man, check out his fight against Vernon Forrest in the amateurs from 1991. Tszyu defeated Forrest in the finals to win the light welterweight Gold.

Tearing through opponents became the norm until 1997 when Superman met his Kryptonite labeled as Vince Phillips. Phillips, very much in the fight and winning on one scorecard, TKOd Tszyu in round 10. Phillips hit Tszyu with a couple of huge right hands, hurting him over and over, then finishing him off with 3 or 4 unanswered right hands. Read the rest of this entry »



title Tyson Fury to fight in April, expects to be thinner

fury684By Scott Gilfoid: The 274 lb heavyweight Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KO’s) looked in dreadful shape last Saturday night in struggling to defeat 3rd tier fighter Joey Abell (29-8, 28 KO’s) by a 4th round TKO in London, UK. Fury, who looked like he had climbed off a couch to take the fight, was hit frequently with clean left hands by Abell in the 4 rounds of action.

On at least two occasions, Abell appeared to shake Fury up and have him reeling. To his credit, Fury was able to knock Abell down 4 times en route to stopping him in the 4th, but not before fouling him several times. It was a good thing that Fury had a lenient referee working the fight because a lot of referees would have disqualified him after he hit Abell twice while he was on the canvas in the final knockdown in the 4th round. Read the rest of this entry »



title Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. a smart person for not facing Manny Pacquiao?

mayweather322By Alon Calinao Dy: There has been many reports that say little Floyd Mayweather is a coward for not fighting Manny Pacquiao. In Meriam – Webster dictionary, the synonyms of the word “coward” means chicken, but there’s no word of “scared.” I just think that Mayweather is not a coward, but smart and at the same time afraid for his unbeaten record.

Personally, I don’t think there’s something wrong with the statement of Mayweather Jr. If he does not want to take the fight against Pacquiao. Let’s say he is scared for his life, for his family, and for his health. I think little Floyd is his own boss. He has all the rights and own reasons why he doesn’t want to fight Pacquiao. But whatever it is, let’s just respect the man. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan: Mayweather Jr. can’t out-box me

khan534By Chris Williams: Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) believes that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) will lose for the first time if he chooses to give him the fight on May 3rd. Khan won’t try and slug with Mayweather like he did in the past in his losses to Breidis Prescott, Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia. Khan instead says he’ll use his feet and his hand speed to out-box Mayweather, and get the better of him in every area, according to the sweetscience.com.

As far as Mayweather’s poll goes, Khan says that the fans have spoken and that they want him to be the one that fights Mayweather. Khan said that the other independent polls that didn’t require users to log in with their twitter or Facebook accounts were polls were casual boxing fans voted. Khan believes that the hardcore fans selected him from the Mayweather poll. Read the rest of this entry »



title Team Maidana says Mayweather fight not a done deal

maidana7895By Allan Fox: In response to the rumors that WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) has already been locked in for the May 3rd fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada, Team Maidana came out with an official statement on the issue. The statement says that the Mayweather-Maidana fight isn’t a done deal, and that there are still other fighters in the mix for the Mayweather. They didn’t specifically mention any names, but Amir Khan is obviously one of the other strong candidates for the fight.

The statement goes on to say that they’re counting on hearing something soon about the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Deontay Wilder with a chance to set himself apart from the other heavyweight pack on 3/15

Undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30 KO’s) will be looking to show the world the difference between him and the other heavyweights like Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury on March 15th in his WBC heavyweight eliminator against Malik Scott (36-1-1, 13 KO’s) at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. As you can see, John Medieiros described Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora’s fights last Saturday night as being boring, and it’s hard to disagree with that. Read the rest of this entry »



title Special K needs a big name

brook764By jochef: I will start this article by saying I am a big fan of Kell Brook. He has all the tools to become a real force in the welterweight division, and his accurate punches and slick movement have at times left his opponents bewildered and completely out of ideas. However, his opponents have been largely limited in their ability and at this stage in his career. Should he have more names on his record?

I feel like his promoter Eddie Hearn has kept him quite safe and has now got himself to the stage where he is mandatory to the IBF title. He may lack the experience needed to go to an opponents back yard and bring home a title. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan has a better chance of beating Mayweather than Maidana

khan888By Steve Davis: It seems the American fight fans are writing off the changes of British fighter Amir Khan having any kind of chance of winning against Floyd Mayweather, if he is chosen to fight “Money” on May 3rd. Yes, Khan won Mayweather’s poll, to see who the fans wanted Mayweather to fight next. However, Floyd is still to announce who he is to fight next. Why? I believe Mayweather doesn’t what any part of a fight with Khan and it’s nothing to do with pay per view or money.

Mayweather knows what Khan can bring to the table and I don’t think Mayweather fancies the prospects of this fight too much. Otherwise why hasn’t it been announced. Uncle Roger even stated that he feels Marcos Maidana gets the fight. If you actually break it down, the Khan fight is the harder of the two proposed fights. If Floyd fights Maidana, Mayweather knows exactly what he’s up against; a pressure fighter with a big punch. Read the rest of this entry »



title No bias: Truth about Mayweather vs. Maidana or Khan

mayweather434By Wil Patino – Welcome Boxing Fans: Hardcore, casual, and everything in between. Here to give an UNBIASED account of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s purposed selection of opponents between Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana. Here is a small breakdown on what I believe COULD happen in either fight, and the chances each fighter has against Mayweather Jr. So let me begin in alphabetical order with Amir Khan.

Amir “King” Khan:  Amir Khan is a somewhat interesting opponent for Floyd due to his blazing fast hands and something we don’t speak of too often – his heart. Amir does possess a threat in speed and combination punching. His biggest criticism is his “glass” chin. Read the rest of this entry »



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