By Allan Fox: IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (28-1, 15 KO’s) doesn’t think that the 37-year-old Anthony Mundine (44-4, 26 KO’s) will be able to keep up with him on January 30th, when they meet up in their rematch at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: It goes without saying that Filipino Manny Pacquiao had a terrible 2012 in losing both of his fights he took part in and capping the year by getting planked by Juan Manuel Marquez in the 6th round on December 8th. What a terrible year for Pacquiao and arguably the worst year of his entire career.
Pacquiao now goes into 2013 with a big question mark about his chin and that question will likely be answered by September next year in a rematch between and Marquez. Getting knocked out a second time could be the catalyst needed for Pacquiao to finally hang up his gloves permanently and go back to the Philippines to focus on his political career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Writer Steve Bunce believes that former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye will land a fight with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in 2013 and beat him. What a laugh, Haye beating Vitali. That’s never going to happen, believe me.
Bunce said in his column at the independent.co.uk “Haye against Vitali will happen in 2013 and Haye will win…and then this time next year I can predict that he will fight either [David] Price or [Tyson] Fury in the fight of 2014…and trust me, the negotiations for all these fights have started and in boxing currency that is tantamount to a done deal.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: The voters at RingTV have selected WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire as fighter of the year for beating past their prime fighters Toshiaki Nishioka and Jorge Arce, as well as Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and little known Jeffrey Mathebula. Of course, the voting is open to anyone and we have no way of knowing whether the results were skewered by tons of Donaire’s Filipino fans voting for him from the Philippines. It’s not as if a committee sat down and selected Donaire based on his accomplishments compared to the other fighters.
The voting thus far is as follows:
Nonito Donaire – 57%
Juan Manuel Marquez – 25.1% Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former light welterweight title challenger Dmitry Salita (35-1-1, 18 KO’s) will be fighting junior middleweight Hector Camacho Jr. (54-5-1, 29 KO’s) on the undercard of the Zab Judah vs. Danny Garcia fight on February 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It’s so sad when fighters don’t realize when they’ve been knocked out and foolishly blame the referee when they get spanked. Amir Khan still doesn’t seem to realize how bad off he was when he got destroyed by WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia last July in a 4th round TKO. Khan was knocked down once in the 3rd round and twice more in the 4th before the referee mercifully saved Khan from taking even more punishment by stopping the fight.
Khan said to thesun.co.uk “I was a little surprised the referee stopped it. I thought he was going to let us continue. My mind was clear and I thought my legs were ok but I respect the referee, the judges and the commission, maybe they made the right call.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) showing no signs that he’s planning on defending his title against his #1 mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson (19-1, 16 KO’s), it’s looking like Stevenson will soon be facing unbeaten #5 IBF Thomas Oosthuizen (21-0-1, 13 KO’s) from South Africa, at least that’s according to goldengloves.co.za/boxing-news/action-hots-up-for-tommy-gun/.
The scenario would be that the 24-year-old Oosthuizen will face the power hitting Stevenson for Froch’s vacant title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Making his 6th title defense of his WBA World super featherweight title champion Takashi Uchiyama (19-0-1, 16 KO’s) stopped #1 WBA Bryan Vasquez (29-1, 15 KO’s) in the 8th round on Monday night at the Ota-City General Gymnasium, in Tokyo, Japan. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British welterweight champion Frankie Gavin (14-0, 10 KO’s) will be making his first defense of his British strap on January 18th against 26-year-old challenger Jason Welborn (11-1, 5 KO’s) at the Town Hall, in Walsall, England.
Gavin, 27, is coming off of a mostly one-sided in over 38-year-old former WBC light welterweight champion Junior Witter last November at York Hall, in Bethnal Green, London. Gavin didn’t look impressive early in the fight, as he struggled with Witter’s hand speed and power. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matthew Hatton (43-6-2, 17 KO’s) was recently beaten by Kell Brook in March of 2012 in a mostly one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss that was boring to watch due to the one-sided nature of the fight. Now it looks like the 31-year-old Hatton will be receiving another beating this time against IBO welterweight champion Chris van Heerden (18-1-1, 10 KO’s) on March 2nd in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
Hatton wants to try and capture the IBO strap so that he can use this to eventually get a title shot. However, he doesn’t have the skills or the power to beat the 25-year-old southpaw van Heerden, even though he’s not that great of a fighter either when you think about it. Read the rest of this entry »