By Gav Duthie: I had hoped that the Super 6 conceived by Sauerland Promotions for the super middleweight division in 2009 would be a mainstay in the future of boxing but it definitely now seems to be a one off. I have secretly hoped it would return just to add some spice into certain divisions but now I really feel the idea or something similar is essential for the Super Bantamweight division.
Last Saturday on different fight cards we witnessed WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz 28-0-1 (16) and WBA regular champion Scott Quigg 29-0-2 (22) destroy completely overmatched opponents in uninspiring title defences.
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By Joshua Blessman: There have been some great fighters. Many of them beat top opposition. However, what separates Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) from other great fighters is that he is unbeaten and has influenced the sport and its followers more than any other boxer in history.
Unlike his predecessors, Mayweather faced the best boxers of his time and remained undefeated. Boxing pundits may argue that today’s opposition is not as tough as it was in previous eras. This is undoubtedly true when discussing fighters like Sugar Ray Robinson and Henry Armstrong, who both had over 180 fights. However, this argument does not hold when discussing the fighters of the “middle” era, who had a similar amount of fights as Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell says he’d be interested in fighting IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch if the money is right. Dirrell says that’s a fight that he could get motivated for because it would be a situation where the best is fighting the best. However, Dirrell says he wouldn’t fight Froch in the UK.
He’d have to come to the U.S to fight him because he’s still not happy about what happened to his older brother Andre Dirrell, who lost a controversial decision to Froch 5 years ago in Froch’s home city of Nottingham, UK in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ivan Godfrey: The self proclaimed the best every [TBE] WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) defeated Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) as you all know last Saturday night in winning by a 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was disappointed with the manner Mayweather fought in. However, that is what he does to get the win and secure his boxing immortality.
Mayweather ran all across the ring, making for a dull encounter in my opinion. Not once did he step towards Maidana. It would have been quite interesting to see what would have happened if Maidana simply stood his ground at some stages in the fight. Would Mayweather have moved towards him to engage? Who knows? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) feels that #4 WBC George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) doesn’t deserve a shot at his WBC 168 pound title, even if he defeats little known #3 WBC Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) this Saturday night in their WBC super middleweight title eliminator at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.
The winner of the Groves-Rebrasse fight will become the mandatory challenger for Dirrell’s WBC belt. Dirrell doesn’t see Groves as a deserving challenger because of his two consecutive knockout losses to IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch in his last two fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s putting the finishing touches on rematch between former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 14 KOs) and former WBC Silver 175 pound title holder Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KOs) for a date and a venue still to be determined.
The original date Hearn was looking at was for December 6th in Sheffield on the same card as IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook’s first title defense. However, with Brook out of commission after being stabbed recently while on vacation in Spain, Hearn is looking for a new date and location for the Cleverly-Bellew fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Anthony Mason: As expected, Floyd Mayweather Jr defeated Marcos Maidana for a second time. Considering that Mayweather’s own uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, said that Maidana had not beaten anyone of note, there isn’t much to celebrate about. It is very ironic that Floyd does what several boxers have done before, but is somehow given special treatment and extra credit for his accomplishments.
Having not even 50 fights in almost 20 years, one would at the very least hope that Mayweather would stay undefeated at this age considering the opponents he fought. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Raj Parmar: Pound for pound King Floyd Mayweather Jr improved his undefeated record to 47-0 (26 KO’s) with a dominating unanimous decision win against Marcos Maidana last night (35-5, 31 KO’s). After the fight, both men spoke on the matchup and their respective futures at the post fight press conference.
Maidana stated that he felt he won the fight and didn’t understand why the judges would give rounds to a boxer that spends most of his time running around the ring. He admitted however that Floyd is extremely fast and that he plans to continue fighting. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions) By Gerardo Granados: It was not clear for me if Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) did bite WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) on his left hand but it was evident that this was not the card of the year by far. Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada the fight fan got to see another major boxing event, but was it worth it´s price?
Floyd Mayweather Jr controlled the fight and won by unanimous decision but there are boxing analysts who think he has slowed down a bit; maybe it’s true but to me it might have been Marcos Maidana´s awkward boxing style instead of his age the reason why he didn’t looked as dominant as when he fought Canelo Alvarez. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: After wiping out his old sparring partner Manuel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) last night by a 2nd round knockout in the co-feature bout on the “Mayhem” card , WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs) announced that he would like to face unbeaten WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) in a unification match.
Santa Cruz even said that he’s not afraid to fight Rigondeaux, which obviously means very little. A lack of fear on Santa Cruz’s part isn’t going to necessarily get him a win over a talented fighter like Rigondeaux. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: Juan Manuel Marquez says he’d like to see WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) fight Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) next because he believes it would be a good fight for fans. Mayweather hasn’t said whether he’d be interested in the Khan fight, but he was complimentary of his skills at the post-fight press conference last Saturday night when he was asked by a media member what he thought about the idea of fighting Khan.
“Maybe he’ll [Mayweather] fight with Khan. It’s a good fight,” Marquez said to esnewsreporting.com. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) By Scott Gilfoid: At the post-fight press conference last night, WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) was asked to respond to the comments made by former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan about Mayweather being slower, easier to hit and beatable after his 12 round unanimous decision win over Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather could have really unloaded on Khan in front of then media by pointing out how he’d been knocked out twice in losses to Breidis Prescott and Danny Garcia without attempting to avenge the defeats, but Mayweather took the high road by mostly complimenting Khan. Read the rest of this entry »