By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is saying that his fight between him and Floyd Mayweather Jr will be announced by the end of January, and that he expects the fight to take place. This is obviously good news for boxing fans who have been waiting patiently for the fight to take place for the past six years.
“We will make an announcement before the end of the month” and added “I think it (the fight” will happen,” Pacquiao said via Philboxing.com. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) will be looking to add to his consecutive knockout streak this Saturday night on January 17th when he goes for No.33 in his fight against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Deontay, 29, has knocked out his first 32 opponents, none of which lasted past the 4th round. The record for consecutive knockouts was set by Lamar Clark when he stopped 44 straight opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Welterweight contender Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) could see a continued improvement in his career outlook now that Golden Boy Promotions has settled their legal issues with former CEO Richard Schaefer.
As part of that settlement, Maidana, 31, will be going with Al Haymon, the high powered adviser who many boxers prefer to use to manage their careers. Haymon is good at looking out for his fighters and putting them in winnable fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) is looking to have a busy 2015 in defending his newly acquired WBC title as much as possible in order for him to make some good money and start building on his unbeaten legacy.
The talented Dirrell, the brother of super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell, wasn’t too happy recently when the World Boxing Council allowed George Groves, a fighter who’d been knocked out in consecutive fights to Carl Froch, to fight in a WBC 168 pound eliminator against an obscure fighter named Christopher Rebrasse to pick out Dirrell’s mandatory challenger. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach sees former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) as a pretty boy, and he’s really hoping that he ends up facing his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) in his next fight in early May.
The two fighters’ teams are still currently negotiating the fight, and there’s a good possibility that the fight will get made. Both guys are at a point where they need each other because the alternatives for them aren’t that great in terms of big fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez says they’re willing to do anything they can to get a fight against WBC middleweight belt holder Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs), including being the C-side in order to get the fight signed.
Golovkin wants the WBC strap so bad that it looks like he’s willing to take the short money in order to lure the aging 34-year-old Cotto in the ring. However, Golovkin doesn’t have a bad knee and he’s not bearing 40 the way Cotto’s last opponent Sergio Martinez was. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) says that there’s nothing that can save challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night on January 17th.
Stiverne says he’s going to punish the 29-year-old Deontay by making him feel a lot of pain during the beating he plans on giving him before he finally puts him out of his misery by knocking him out. Stiverne figures that Deontay will fall apart once he starts feeling hard punches for the first time in his pro career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch says he’s not interested in either Gennady Golovkin or Andre Ward for his next fight. Froch says if he doesn’t get a fight against former WBC middleweight belt holder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr next then he’ll retire from boxing.
Froch doesn’t have a plan B backup in facing Golovkin or Ward, which is kind of surprising given Froch’s recent comments about wanting to continue his career beyond his next fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former two division world champion Tim Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs) is targeting fights against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage or 41-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez in 2015, according to Bradley’s trainer Joel Diaz.
Bradley was held to a 12 round draw in his last fight against Diego Chaves last month in Las Vegas, Nevada. While Bradley fought well enough to arguably deserve a narrow 12 round decision win, he still looked terrible in the fight and took a lot of punishment. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) is confident that he’ll be fighting either Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao in 2015 despite the lack of interest from either of them. Khan believes that one of these big names will finally agree to fight him.
Goodness knows, Khan has been hounding Mayweather for ages now nonstop without any success. You would think that Khan’s hard work would have paid off at some point. But now Khan is putting his energies on trying to get a fight against Pacquiao. Khan says he’s willing to fight Pacquiao in Macau, China if that’s what it takes to get the fight. Read the rest of this entry »