By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander’s 7th round stoppage win over his pitifully over-matched British opponent Lee Purdy last Saturday night was a costly one for the 26-year-old Alexander because he broke his left hand in the fight, and the injury will likely keep Alexander out of action until December.
Alexander suffered a fracture fifth metacarpal in his left hand. Alexander broke the bone will teeing off on the punching bag-like Purdy in the 1st round at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Alexander showed great heart to fight through the injury and continue to pelt Purdy with left hands until the fourth at which time he moved to throwing exclusively right hands. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Henderson: This Saturday night will see the highly anticipated rematch between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler. Their first fight was an action packed twelve rounder in which Kessler was announced the winner via a unanimous decision with scores of 116–112, 115–113 and 117–111. I had scored the bout closer than that but that is now history, the question on everyone’s lips is can Froch win the rematch?
I believe that he will, since the fight Froch has gone on to become the IBF super middleweight champion after mauling former unbeaten champion Lucian Bute inside five rounds in Nottingham. I’m not saying this will be an easy fight because Kessler is a world class operator who will bring everything to this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tom Drury: First of all I want to say thanks for the huge response I got from my last article, there is nothing quite like a good debate and argument. Some good credible points of view were put forward, however the uneducated “Floyd ducked Pac” “Floyd the cherry picker” comments made an appearance.
Everybody is entitled to there personal opinion, my problem is this is a boxing forum and I pride myself on writing articles backed up by facts. I am quite sure many fans on this forum are driven by dislike for Mayweather as a man and maybe a little symptom of envy. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) wasn’t pleased at hearing the news that WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and unbeaten British super middleweight contender George Groves both helped out WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler with sparring to get him ready for his fight with Froch this Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Froch said to the telegraph.co.uk “They’d rather go out there and help a foreign fighter prepare for the biggest fight of my career…the fact that Groves – and I think Nathan Cleverly – has gone out there to help him, sums up what they are: they are quite bitter and jealous and they want to fight with me, but it’s not happening because I’m a league above them.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Shane Newsome: Welcome readers to my weekly column which takes an informative, un-bias, retrospective look back on just what went on at the weekend, with reports on the biggest and best boxing action from across the globe.
This week we saw the good, bad and ugly sides of boxing. Including the rise of a new star in Lucas Matthysse, the re-emergence of some old ones in Shane Mosley and Guillermo Jones and perhaps the beginning of an end for some present ones in Lamont Peterson and Denis Lebedev.
So as usual we start our look back in the same place we begun our preview, on Friday at Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia and the WBA ‘Regular’ World heavyweight title defense for unbeaten Russian Alexander Povetkin (26-0) against challenger and previously unbeaten Pole Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-1). Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Mcglinchey: Unbeaten Heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) took to his social media site this afternoon to voice his opinions on American Heavyweight Deontay Wilder (28-0 28 KO’s). He posted the following comments:
“Bronze Bomber (Deontay Wilder) is sh** & will not make a top level fighter coz when your 29/28ko & Audley Harrison is your best name when he was 43… Joke! So sick of this sh*t fight your own way up the boxing ladder fight Johnson. What do i gain from this? Very little reward.”
I can completely see where Tyson Fury is coming from, Tyson is one fight away from being mandatory for a world title fight why would he take a step down to face the limited Wilder? Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) says he saw the look of worry on WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia’s face last Saturday night after Matthysse had dispatched a very good fighter in Lamont Peterson in three rounds at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Matthysse says this is the fight that he wants next. He wants Garcia.
Matthysse said to RingTV “I think he [Garcia] looked a little worried and I pointed at him and told him ‘I’m coming for you next.’ If he’s a great champion, a great fighter, he’s going to want to take that fight.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Sevak Sarkisian: On Saturday June 8th Yuriorkis Gamboa will be making his return to the ring at the Bell Center in Montreal. It will be televised live on HBO as a double header along with the Chad Dawson v Adonis Stevenson fight. Gamboa will be facing Darley Perez who sports an impressive record of 28-0 with 19 KO’s from Colombia.
Gamboa, as many fans know is also an undefeated fighter with an impressive record of 22-0 with 16 KO’s. He holds quality wins over some quality fighters like Orlando Salido, Daniel Ponce De Leon, and Michael Farenas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Brian Magee sees WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) as too intelligent, too skilled and much too active for the slower, wide open IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) in their fight this Saturday night on May 25th at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Magee sees Froch as just a wild swinging puncher who doesn’t think like Kessler does when he’s letting his shots go.
Magee said to Sky Sports News about Froch and Kessler’s fight in 2010: “When they were both toe-to-toe, Kessler was cool and smart enough, His boxing brain was still ticking over while Froch was just like a mad dog in a frenzy, throwing wild punches…I do actually think Kessler’s going to do it. I think he’s going to out-box him.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has his sights set on a big money fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the near future if he can get past WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia on September 7th in Washington, DC.
That’s the fight that Matthysse and Garcia’s mutual promoters at Golden Boy Promotions want to put together. If they can make that fight and if Matthysse gets past Garcia, then he’s willing to move up in weight to face Mayweather.
Speaking with ole.com.ar, Matthysse said “If they offer, I am willing to go up to 147 to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.” Read the rest of this entry »