By Juan dela Cruz: Many of the boxing fans are now blaming Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the biggest fight not happening. Even some boxing scribes held Floyd responsible for the failed fight and even commented on Floyd’s legacy. Dan Rafael of ESPN posted this on his twitter account :
“Floyd is rich but one thing he can never buy is a legacy that includes beating a prime Manny Pacquiao. He can never buy that. Ever.” Even Mike Tyson in an interview by Max Kellerman of ESPN’s Sports Nation revealed that among all the current fighters in boxing, he enjoys watching Manny Pacquiao the most. In a recent poll (not on this site), 79% of the fans point the finger at Mayweather when asked “Who do You blame for Pacquiao – Mayweather Not Happening?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KO’s) finally came out and announced today that he plans on trying to face WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) on June 7th in what he hopes will be at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Cotto had a bigger offer of $10 million+ made by Golden Boy Promotions to fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez next on March 8th, but Cotto likes the idea of fighting Martinez, because he has the WBC 160 lb. title in his possession and Cotto likes the idea of trying to capture a fourth division world title against the aging 38-year-old Martinez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Recent Manny Pacquiao victim Brandon Rios says he likes the idea of a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana on May 3rd. Rios thinks the hard-hitting Maidana would make it interesting against Mayweather because of his power, and Mayweather’s habit of standing in front of his opponents nowadays the same way that Adrien Broner did in his loss to Maidana on December 14th this month.
Rios has seen a lot of Maidana, because he trains in the same gym with him and shares the same trainer in Robert Garcia. Rios has sparred with Maidana in the past, and he knows about his power all too well. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In the past past since the emergence of light heavyweight talents Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev there’s been a lot of talk from fans and sports writers about Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s) needing to leave the super middleweight to move up to 175 to compete with those two fighters, as well as against the 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins.
Ward doesn’t feel he needs to right now, and he’s not going to let himself be pressured to move up in weight before his body has out-grown the 168 lb. division.
“I’m not going to let people, based on what they say, rush me to 75,” Ward said to Fight Hype. “I’m not a 175-pounder right now. When we go to 175, we’re going to be ready for 175.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: With Manny Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee expecting a delivery of a newborn around April, Pacquiao’s scheduled April 12th fight date may need to be pushed back to to May. His promoter Bob Arum was the one that came up with the April 12th fight date, which is a month in front of a much bigger fight date of May 3rd in which Floyd Mayweather Jr. is planning to fight on. But with Jinkee now about to have a baby, Pacquiao might need to move off the April 12th fight date unless Arum absolutely requires him to fight then.
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) doesn’t understand unbeaten British heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) keeps mentioning his name and saying that he wants a fight with him. Wladimir says he’s been trying to get a fight against the 6’9″ Fury, but he keeps being old by his management that he’s not at the point where he can take the fight yet.
This makes you wonder whether Fury is just calling Wladimir out in a way to become popular on the cheap by name dropping. Unfortunately, name dropping is a way of boosting one’s popularity by mentioning yourself in the same class as a superior fighter. It creates the illusion with some fans with just a scant knowledge of the sport that the name dropper is in the same class as the more established fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
This is my Christmas card to the world… Happy Sleepy Holidays zzzzzzzzzzzz pic.twitter.com/ynxAJiJmyS
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) December 23, 2013
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. sent a tweet out earlier today calling it his Christmas card to the world. What’s interesting about the card is how he shows himself offering a fight to Manny Pacquiao in which he makes a $40 million offer for a fight. Pacquiao then turns it down. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Peter Fury, the trainer and father of unbeaten British heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (12-0, 7 KO’s), feels that the 6’6″ fighter is moving along nicely with the direction his still young career is going in. The 19-year-old Hughie fought 12 times in 2013, albeit against weak 3rd tier opposition for the most part.
Peter is trying to develop Hughie into a future world champion, and he wants to push him quickly with a lot of fights for him to learn from. Unlike heavyweights like Anthony Joshua, Hughie hasn’t had much of an amateur, so he’s getting on the job training if you will.
Peter said to Hennessy Sports “It’s worked exactly to plan giving him as many fights as possible in this space of time – it’s done him nothing but good. He’s now fighting clever, while before he felt like mixing it up and taking opponents out, he’s now pacing himself and he’s trying different things in there. Read the rest of this entry »
(Amir Khan pictured here after his fight with Marcos Maidana) By Rameez Haider: After hearing Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer talk about Amir Khan having a great chance against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and after reading people’s responses, it seemed only right that someone actually bring it back down to reality and explain how Schaefer is just simply wrong.
Many people have spoken about Khan having great speed and being a good mover in the ring etc but if you look back at any of Khan’s fights there are some fundamentals that need to be taken into account. Read the rest of this entry »
By D.A: Last week we saw Adrien “The problem” Broner suffer his first defeat in a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision to Marcos “El Chino” Maidana in San Antonio, Texas. Broner took a hellacious beating and suffered his first 2 career knockdowns.
From what I was seeing by many boxing fans, casual or hardcore at least 90% were saying Broner would outbox “Chino” with ease and Maidana was tailor made. I am one who rooted for Maidana and was proven right. Now we know Broner is not the future nor is he the next Floyd Mayweather Jr., and never was to be exact. But a few months ago we saw Danny “Swift” Garcia outclass Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse on the undercard of “The One”. Read the rest of this entry »