By Patrick McHugh: Former WBO light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (35-4, 24 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday night on June 25 against Josh Torres (15-4-2, 7 KOs0 at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. This will be the second fight for the 35-year-old Alvarado for what some boxing fans see as a comeback from three consecutive losses he suffered 2013 to 2015.
Alvarado was out of the ring for over a year after his 3rd round knockout to Brandon Rios in January 2015 to March 2016, when he came back to defeat journeyman Saul Corral by a third round knockout.
Alvarado is said to have his head on straight now and is in great condition to get his career back on track to where it was four years ago before things soured for him. Torres, 26, doesn’t have the kind of talent to give Alvarado any problems in this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it doesn’t look like WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder sees this Saturday’s fight between IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Dominic Breazeale as a mismatch like many boxing fans and writers do. Joshua is a heavy favorite to defeat the 6’7” Breazeale. However, Deontay sees the contest as a 50-50 fight, because he thinks Breazeale is going to come into the match looking to make a name for himself.
This is Breazeale’s big chance to make a fortune becoming set for life financially if he can beat Joshua, because a win over the British fighter will set up a big money rematch between them. Breazeale could make millions in a rematch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) sees himself as the new lion in town and he feels he’s going to come in and beat the lion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday night and take his IBF heavyweight title. Breazeale says he’s going to knockout the 26-year-old Joshua, and he’s very confident he’ll be able to do that in their fight at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Breazeale has spent a lot of time looking at Joshua’s past fights, and he’s spotted a number of flaws in his game that he feels he can take advantage of them.
There’s a lot to look at in terms of flaws in Joshua’s game when you see him fight. He tends to bum rush his opponents, and he seems to be too inclined to slug with anyone. That’s a product of him having faced a lot of opposition that didn’t have the talent to make him cautious. In other words, Joshua doesn’t seem to know better yet that he should use some boxing in his fights. He thinks he can steam roll everyone based on being the taller and heavier fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs) expects to fight IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) this year in the UK, and he feels he’s going to hand the Kazakhstan fighter his first defeat of his career. Eubank Jr. says Golovkin can’t match his talent level, and he feels he’s the better man. Eubank Jr. is confident he can take Golovkin’s power because he’s sparred with heavyweights and they couldn’t hurt him. Eubank Jr. wants to take Golovkin’s scalp and then clean up the middleweight division.
Eubank Jr. will be fighting this Saturday night against unbeaten Tom Doran (17-0, 7 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Eubank Jr. says he wants to start fighting the top world class fighters after he gets past Doran. Besides Golovkin, Eubank Jr. specifically wants Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Billy Joe Saunders and Daniel Jacobs.
Those are going to be tough fighters for Eubank Jr. to be dealing with because he’s been facing much weaker opponents during his career, and there isn’t anyone that he’s faced that is comparable to any of those fighters. If Eubank Jr. thinks wins over guys like Dmitry Chudinov, Nick Blackwell, Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan and Tom Doran mean that he can beat the best fighters at 160, then he could be kidding himself. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (23-3, 18 KOs) feels more stronger now than he has in the past, and he’s feeling more motivated now than he has in a while. Groves, 28, will be fighting in a WBA super middleweight eliminator bout against former four-time world title challenger Martin Murray (33-3-1, 16 KOs) on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs. Dominic Breazeale card this Saturday night on 6/25 at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Groves feels like he’s a new man with the help of trainer Shane McGuigan. Whether this is something that’s just in his mind or not is unclear. It’s generally believed that Groves was at his best when he was with trainer Adam Booth. Ever since he parted ways with him, Groves hasn’t looked nearly the same. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: In what has to be seen as Showtime looking to create interested in a unification fight between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and IBF champion Anthony Joshua, Wilder will be working as a guest analyst this Saturday night on June 25 for Joshua’s title defense against Dominic Breazeale on Showtime.
A match between Joshua and Wilder would be a huge fight and would likely bring in tremendous ratings both in the U.S an in the UK. It would be a shot in the arm of adrenalin for Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions having that fight take place. Read the rest of this entry »
By Patrick McHugh: This Saturday night, Tom Doran (17-0, 7 KOs) will be facing the toughest opponent of his career in his fight against British middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs) on June 25 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Eubank Jr. vs. Doran will be taking place on the Anthony Joshua vs. Dominic Breazeale card on Sky Box Office pay-per-view. In the eyes of most boxing fans, Doran is going to get badly beaten by Eubank Jr.
Doran has never been in with anyone close to the talent level of Eubank Jr., and he’s going to need to raise his game considerably to keep from getting knocked out and badly beaten by the 26-year-old Eubank Jr. There’s nothing in Doran’s track record that would suggest that he’s going to be able to pull an upset on Saturday night against Eubank Jr. This is a really dangerous fight because it’s such a mismatch on paper.
Up until now, Doran’s toughest fight of his career was against Luke Keeler last April. Doran won the fight by a 2nd round knockout after getting knocked down in the opening round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Trainer Peter Fury totally disagrees with Matchroom Sport promoter Barry Hearn, who said on Monday that he sees his fighter IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) as the best heavyweight on the planet. Peter thinks Hearn is way off, but he understands it’s just his own personal opinion and not reality.
Peter says the 6’9” Fury is the No.1 fighter on the planet, and points to his victory last November over former longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko as proof of that. That win over the 40-year-old Wladimir is enough to make Peter believe that Fury is top dog in the world.
I hate to be the one that drizzles over the Peter and Hearn’s vision thing, but I don’t see either Fury or Joshua as the No.1 fighter in the planet. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBC light welterweight champion Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) doesn’t see himself as the underdog for this unification fight next month against WBO 140lb champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (28-0, 20 KOs) on July 23 on HBO PPV at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 32-year-old Postol is totally confident he’ll be winning the fight, and he doesn’t care what Crawford’s fans think about the fight. He thinks he’s going to win the fight and give the heavily hyped Omaha, Nebraska native his first loss of his eight-year pro career. It’s not just Crawford’s fans that think he’s going to win. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former super middleweight champion Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will be back in the ring two months from now against #6 WBC 168lb contender Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) in a scheduled 12 round tune-up fight on August 6 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, according to ESPN.
The Ward-Brand fight is not official, but the terms have been agreed upon by both fighters. The contracts are expected to be signed this week. The Ward vs. Brand fight will be televised on HBO Boxing. It’s unknown why Ward chose to fight a super middleweight rather than a light heavyweight for this fight. Read the rest of this entry »