By Scott Gilfoid: Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) successfully made weight on Friday’s weigh-in for his fight on Saturday night against Britain’s James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Dirrell weighed in at 167.8 pounds, and looked in great shape but kind of dehydrated. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: The first of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s vacated titles the recently acquired WBO welterweight crown will be contested by Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas. Soon enough the other governing bodies will look to fill Floyd’s vacated titles so what fights could we look forward too in the near future.
This fight between Bradley and Vargas certainly hasn’t been getting the pulses racing and the decision to elevate this to a title fight is perplexing. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: The roller coaster ride continues with regards to the destination of the WBO Lightweight title. On May 1st Mexican Raymundo Beltran finally won a scheduled title fight at the third time of asking but unfortunately he couldn’t make weight so his title was still vacant. Read the rest of this entry »
By Denominator Gavetron: As we are now three weeks removed from the epic letdown of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v. Manny Pacquiao fight, we have had the pleasure of watching some great fighters in equally great fights. If Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s 3rd round “go to sleep” knockout of James Kirkland wasn’t enough to convince fight fans to keep tuning in, then WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s 6th round methodical annihilation of Willie Monroe Jr. resulting in a “No Mas” response to the referee surely did.
Despite these entertaining fights, Mayweather and Pacquiao continue to dominate many of the headlines around the boxing world. Just yesterday there was an article titled “Mayweather still has doubts about Pacquiao’s shoulder injury” that received 200 comments on this very website. Read the rest of this entry »
By Michael Montero: Tonight ESPN Boxing will air its final “Friday Night Fights” card as they present their Boxicino tournament finals live from Corona, California. The series, which began in 1998 soon after the demise of the USA Network’s “Tuesday Night Fights” series, has been a stable for boxing fans for nearly two decades. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he was approached by a delegation from Dubai about possibly staging a fight in in that country between Arum’s fighter Manny Pacquiao and welterweight contender Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) in 2016.
Arum is interested in possibly putting the fight together if he can. Pacquiao is currently recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered last April, and he’s expected to be recovered by early next year as long as there are no complications that impede the healing process. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Hughes: #1 IBF James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) is looking to create history tomorrow in Boston by becoming the first Olympic Gold medalist from the UK to transform those amateur credentials into becoming a world champion when he enters the ring at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
DeGale gets the opportunity against Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) in a real 50-50 fight with the IBF middleweight championship on the line on NBC on Premier Boxing Champions. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn surprised the boxing world this week when he revealed that discussions are taking place between him and K2 Promotions for a big fight between his fighter Carl Froch and the top middleweight in the 160lb division Gennady Golovkin for a potentially big mega-fight that Hearn would like to stage in the UK at Wembley Stadium.
Hearn says he’s still not sure that the 37-year-old Froch will take the fight or not against Golovkin. Hearn doesn’t say why Froch would say no to the fight, but it obviously makes you wonder whether he fancies his chances of winning against the Kazakhstan star. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: 32-year-old former four division world champion Nonito Donaire (34-3, 22 KOs) will be fighting on July 18th at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, in Macau, China. Donaire’s opponent hasn’t been picked out as of yet, but it’s possible that he’ll be facing 2nd tier fighter Anthony Settoul (20-3, 8 KOs), according to ESPN.
This would be the second straight fight in which #3 WBA, #4 WBO, #11 IBF Donaire faces a non-top 15 ranked fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason G: I’ve never heard so many excuses for why Manny Pacquiao lost the fight to Floyd Mayweather Jr. earlier this month on May 2nd. It’s always the same thing. It doesn’t matter WHAT Floyd does or WHO he fights, he will never, ever, EVER get the credit he deserves. Mayweather could fight Pacquiao one million times and win every time, but after that one millionth time, many boxing fans would just say, ‘The only reason why Mayweather won is because Pacquiao’s machine gun jammed.
Mayweather’s boring, all he does is run.’ Then people would say, ‘If Mayweather’s not a coward, he’ll give Pacquiao a rematch and stand right in front of him, and this time, let Pacquiao make sure his M-60 is oiled and fully loaded.’ Read the rest of this entry »