By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like British heavyweight Tyson Fury got out out of the wrong side of the bed today because he’s trash talking like a madman and ruining the King’s English on his twitter account. It’s hard to say what got him riled up because he’s not really saying, but he seems to really want a piece of Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye. Fury still thinks Haye intentionally cut himself in order to get out of their September fight.
Here’s some of the interesting bits that Fury said today on twitter: “If A@LennoxLewis has any balls left at all come fight me & I’ll have you carried out on a stretcher, you f***** pu****…MrDavidhaye is a f**** sh** house c***. Went and cut himself on purpose so he could postpone getting an a** kicking…Klitschko is a pus**** and would never fight me.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. wasn’t impressed with Miguel Cotto’s opponent last Saturday night in Delvin Rodriguez, and he thinks that Cotto (38-4, 31 KO’s) will have to beat a much better opponent than that if he wants to get a rematch against Floyd Jr. From his perspective, Floyd Sr. thinks Cotto would have beaten Delvin even without his new trainer Freddie Roach because he doesn’t see Rodriguez as a talented fighter.
Floyd Sr. told Hustleboss “He [Cotto] got to fight somebody. He ain’t fought nobody. Until he fights somebody, he can forget about getting another shot with anybody…He could have did that [beat Rodriguez] without Freddie Roach…who the hell is that guy who he fought?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: After reading so many articles on different internet sites towards the disappointing outcome of the heavyweight bout between WBA – WBO – IBF – IBO belt holder Wladimir Klitschko and WBA Alexander Povetkin, I got curious and watched the fight. There´s no need to say that I am not a fan of the robotic boxing style of the current organization heavyweight champions so I don’t watch them anymore.
I convinced my friend to watch the fight and told him that the defending champion was one of the most dominant champions of the last decade; I was trying to hype the fight so he would get interested to watch a boxer that he almost never pays attention to. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dean Bain: British boxing seems to be going through a rich patch at the moment with lots of good young fighters coming through along with 5 current world champions, there are also many fighters on the verge of a world title fight.
The 2012 Olympics were held in the UK and TeamGB came out on top of the boxing rankings. 3 gold medals, 1 silver and a bronze were claimed. From the medal winners Anthony Joshua, Luke Campbell and Anthony Ogogo have turned pro and look to have very bright future ahead of them. Luke Campbell for me looks the pick of the bunch and in his 2 pro fights so far has put in a performance that looked beyond his years. He has good movement, quick and can pack a punch too. With 2 pro fights and two KO within the first 2 minutes of the first round its clear to see he needs to move on to the next level of fighters to test himself. Hopefully Matchroom sports can keep him busy and gradually improve the quality of opponent Read the rest of this entry »
By Robbie Bannatyne: The Sport of Boxing is a typically tempestuous arena where every fighter, no matter their standing, is only ever one defeat away from disaster. Two consecutive losses however, is perceived by the boxing public to be a full blown crisis, a fact Miguel Cotto will attest to. Read the rest of this entry »
By Stevie Ocallaghan: Depending on what article you read or probably more importantly who writes it, everybody has an opinion on Ricky Burns.
Burns scraped a draw a few weeks ago against the tough US based Mexican Ray Beltran in which everybody knew that Beltran won. The amount said in the aftermath was a wee bit over the top mind you.
In the fight Ricky easily won the first round, got his jaw broken in the second round but arguably finished the fight the stronger guy. In between the first and last round, Ray Beltran won more than Ricky, but Burns still won some. For me the big and main factor was how the rounds where won. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBA, #2 WBO, George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) thinks IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s skills have slipped due to the combination of his advanced age and the ring wear from his many wars during his 11-year pro career. Groves feels that he’s going to knock the 36-year-old Froch out in their fight on November 23rd next month in Manchester, UK.
It’s hard to deny that Froch looks to have slipped a notch with his skills in watching his last fight against Mikkel Kessler last May. Froch had an opponent that looked totally disinterested in fighting for half the fight, and yet Froch STILL almost lost the fight. He ended up getting staggered in the 11th round by Kessler and he likely would have been knocked out had Kessler jumped on him the way he should have. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Miguel Cotto’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank says that he’ll look to negotiate with Golden Boy Promotions for a fight between Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez if Canelo is still under contract with Golden Boy and if that’s the fight that Cotto wants next or in the near future.
Arum isn’t sure of Canelo’s status as far as his promoter goes, but he’s open to negotiations for a fight with him and Cotto if that’s the direction Cotto wants to take. Right now they’re talking about a Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez fight next June for Martinez’s WBC middleweight title, but that fight is still in the talking stage and no definite. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) isn’t worried about the power of WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) in their fight this Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Marquez has studied Bradley’s past fights and noted that he’s a weak puncher but that he’s fast.
Marquez is mostly concerned with being outworked by Bradley due to his ability to throw a lot of fast combinations.
This is why Marquez has focused more on his speed in training camp than his power like he did in his last fight with Manny Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ian Aldous: Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin (29-0) is scheduled to defend his WBO world middleweight championship for the second time when he faces Gabriel Rosado (21-6) on October 26th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on Showtime in the U.S. In a division that’s currently inhabited by Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin, Quillin faces a stern challenge to earn himself the No.1 spot at 160lbs. Last week he spoke with me inbetween training ahead of the bout with Rosado.
It’s almost a year to the day since I last had the pleasure of talking with ‘Kid Chocolate’ and a lot has changed in that time. The biggest change being that he now owns a portion of the world middleweight crown. On October 20th of last year, he successfully dethroned Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam of his WBO belt over twelve incredibly tough rounds in which he dropped N’Jikam six times en route to a unanimous decision with three 115-107 scorecards from the judges. Read the rest of this entry »