By Scott Gilfoid: 37-year-old former IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham (25-6, 12 KO’s) will be joining unbeaten British/Irish heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) to work as sparring partner to get the 6’9” fighter ready for his September 28th fight against David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena in the UK, according to Fightnews.
Cunningham will be joining Fury’s other two sparring partners 38-year-old Michael Sprott and Dillian Whyte to try and get him ready for what he’s going to be facing in the ring against the faster, stronger, and much more experienced Haye on September 28th.
The word is that Fury’s team is also interested in having American cruiserweight Eddie Chambers come over to work as a sparring partner as well. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) is saying his next fight could be a pay per view bout on Showtime. Broner has already set out his plans for his next two fights. He wants to face Argentinian sluggers Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) and Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) in back to back fights.
The Matthysse bout would be contingent on Matthysse beating WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia in their fight on September 14th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If Matthysse wins that fight, and it’s very possible that he will, Broner wants Matthysse after that.
Broner said to Showtime “They’re talking pay per view. Let’s make it happen…My first pick is Matthysse, but he’s got a fight already, but Danny Garcia, I’m pulling for. I want to fight Matthysse. He’s the guy everybody’s afraid of, but if I got to fight a Maidana, I’ll go get a Maidana. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Continental Americas heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) is now gunning for a world title to bring it back to the United States after his sensational 1st round knockout victory over former WBO heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich (25-6, 16 KO’s) last night at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California, USA.
It only took the talented 6’7” Deontay a jab followed by 2 concussive right hands to put Liakhovoch down on his back on the canvas. Referee Tom Taylor immediately stopped the fight at 1:43 when he saw that Liakhovich was badly hurt on the canvas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBC lightweight and WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) said last night that he plans on keeping both of his world titles, and he said he’ll defend them when he sees a big fight in front of him in those weight divisions.
Broner also said he wants to face WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse if he can get past WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia in September in their fight on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Broner said to Showtime “Everybody isn’t Adrien Broner; everybody isn’t Floyd Mayweather. We’ll keep both [world titles]. If it’s a big name at lightweight or a big name at welterweight, I’ll fight anybody. If [Marcos] Maidana wants to fight me, I’ll f*** him up. They’re talking pay per view. Let’s make it happen.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight talent Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) scored his 29th straight KO win with a 1st round knockout win over former WBO heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich (25-6, 16 KO’s) on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California, USA.
The 6’7″ Deontay nailed Liakhovich with a big right hand that drove him backwards from the force of the sledgehammer blow. Deontay added another right hand, and then put the coup de grace with a tremendous right hand to the head that sent Liakhovich down on the canvas. Liakhovich stayed down for a long time before getting up. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME) By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBO heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich (25-5, 16 KO’s) expects to take the talented American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) into the deeper rounds tonight to try and expose his chin and possible stamina problems at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
If Liakhovich can withstand Deontay’s huge right hand bombs in the first three rounds, this fight could be an interesting one. But that’s going to be tough for Liakhovich to be able to handle getting hit by a monster puncher like Deontay without hitting the canvas face first at some point in the first three rounds. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach thinks the key to his fighter Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) getting a long awaited mega fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) is if Pacquiao is able to get a 5th fight with Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) and knock him out.
Roach thinks the boxing world will be impressed by that, and in turn Mayweather Jr. will agree to fight Pacquiao. It sounds like a lot of ifs and wishful thinking involved for Roach, because Pacquiao has his hands full just trying to get past his next opponent Brandon Rios on November 23rd without Roach looking past him towards a revenge match against Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former two division world champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) will be back in the ring on November 9th against an opponent still to be determined on HBO as part of a double-header, according to Steve Kim.
Former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia will be fighting on the card against WBO super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez. There’s no word about which fight will be the main event.
It’s hard to picture Donaire fighting in the main event with the way that he was easily beaten by WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux last April. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: K2 promoter Tom Loeffler has reportedly made an offer to #6 IBF, #10 WBC, Curtis Stevens (25-3, 18 KO’s) to try and get him for a fight against WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) on HBO.
Loeffler said to RingTV “We’ve made an offer to Stevens but we haven’t gotten anything finalized.”
Loeffler was hoping that #1 WBA Martin Murray would say yes to the fight, but he’s still dealing with visa problems, and there’s no guarantee that he’s going to have those problems taken care of before November. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Hoganphotos/GBP) By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) still isn’t willing to give his September 14th opponent WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) much credit for being an excellent fighter with recent wins over Lamont Peterson, Mike Dallas Jr. and Ajose Olusegun.
Garcia doesn’t see anything special in Matthysse, and he feels he’s going to be able to out-box him without any problems at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia-Matthysse will be the co-feature bout on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez pay per view card on Showtime. Read the rest of this entry »