By L Templee: There has been a lot of talk that WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) is ducking unbeaten World Boxing Association super middleweight champion Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) on the basis that if Golovkin was willing to face former IBF/WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch at 168, then why not fight Ward? But this is likely because Golovkin probably respects the 31-year-old Ward more as a fighter than Froch.
Although Golovkin may still think he could beat Ward at 168, why should he be the one moving up in weight, which clearly puts the fight more in favor of Ward. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Superstar Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) is picking former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) to come out victorious in his fight against WBC middleweight belt holder Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) next November on HBO.
Golovkin didn’t say why he feels that Canelo will be the one that gets the win in the Cotto-Canelo fight, but it’s likely die to Canelo’s combination of youth, speed and punching power. Cotto isn’t as fast, he’s older at 34, and he’s had a lot of wars in his many years in the ring. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated British heavyweight Anthony Joshua thinks that fellow British heavyweight Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) has a very good chance of beating IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) in their fight on October 24th if the 6’9” Fury can get the older 39-year-old Wladimir to brawl with him rather than boxing him from the outside.
It’s unclear why the 25-year-old Joshua believes that Wladimir would potentially abandon his normal fighting style that he’s been using consistently for the past 10 years to fight an emotional fighter like Fury. Read the rest of this entry »
By Adam Beechers: WBA #3 heavyweight contender Lucas Browne 22(19)-0 will be keeping active ahead of his mandatory challenge against Russia’s WBA World Champion Ruslan Chagaev 34(21)-2-1.
The hard hitting Australian has been inactive since his 5th round win over Kiwi Chauncy Welliver 55(22)-11-5 in November of last year. ‘Big Daddy’ Browne will have to wait until potentially 2016 for his shot at the Uzbek Champion due to Chagaev’s forced rematch with Puerto Rico’s Fres Oquendo 37(24)-8.
Browne, 36, has yet to step up to any decent class of opponent yet with his biggest wins coming against Richard Towers and Andriy Rudenko, who were both undefeated at the time. Browne will be in action against Argentinian journeyman Gonzalo Omar Basile 66(30)-11 on August 14th at the Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, according to Hatton Promotions. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is interested in matching his fighter WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs) against WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) for later this year.
Arum figures that the Cuban Rigondeaux has the kind of talent to give Lomachenko his toughest test. Thus far, Lomachenko has been beaten only once in his career by Mexican warrior Orlando Salido last year when he pounded out a 12 round split decision after punishing Lomachenko with body shots all fight long. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Boxing fans who want to see old timers Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) and Ricardo Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 KOs) fight on August 29th are going to have to pay $49.95 to see it on pay-per-view because they’re not going to have the fight televised on non-PPV.
It’s going to be really difficult to get boxing fans willing to pay to see this fight because on the same night on August 29th, Abner Mares will be facing Leo Santa Cruz in a fight in the featherweight division on free TV on ESPN as part of a Premier Boxing Champions broadcast. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Brian Rose (26-3-1, 8 KOs) will pretty much be putting his career on the line in a little over a week from now when he faces high level journeyman Carson Jones (37-10-3, 27 KOs) on August 1st in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Craven Park Stadium, Hull, Yorkshire, UK.
I hate to say it but I think this could be the end for Rose if he gets royally whipped and blasted out to smithereens by Jones. There’s not much you can do for Rose if he can’t even beat Jones, is there? Rose seems to have a chin problem that is now haunting him, and I suspect Jones will take advantage of that problem on August 1st by knocking Rose clean out. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux’s promoters Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions and Camille Estephan of Eye of the Tiger promotions are both interested in potentially setting up a unification fight between Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) for the 26-year-old Lemieux’s next fight.
Lemieux has a mandatory defense due against the winner of the Tureano Johnson vs. Eamonn O’Kane IBF 160lb eliminator bout, but Lemieux can bypass that fight by facing Golovkin instead. The IBF has already said the unification match between Golovkin and Lemieux can take place next. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rick Jones III: The Mexican boxer is known for having tremendous heart and value when it comes to boxing. The sport where two guys go head to head for 12 or 15 rounds, depending your time period in the sport as a fan was the main reason why most Mexican fans or Latinos love the sport. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) seems to have some grandiose thoughts about what will happen if he beats IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) in their fight on October 24th at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Fury believes that he’ll become the biggest thing in the sport if he beats the aging 39-year-old Klitschko. Just why Fury has those grandiose thoughts is anyone’s guess. I’m not sure if Fury has been keeping up with things, but if he looked around, he would have discovered by now that Wladimir isn’t a popular heavyweight outside of Germany and Ukraine. Read the rest of this entry »