By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) is counting on getting the fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr if the American pay-per-view superstar’s fight against Manny Pacquiao crumbles in the next few days. Khan wants the Mayweather fight, and he feels he’s earned the shot against the 37-year-old star after beating Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander in his last two fights.
Khan believes those victories have proven himself worthy of a fight against Mayweather. Many boxing fans disagree with Khan, however, as they feel that he should have proven himself by facing Keith Thurman and Kell Brook in his last two fights instead of the light hitting Alexander and Collazo, a fighter from the past. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr met with WBO title holder Manny Pacquiao last Tuesday night in a Miami, Florida, presumably to discuss the negotiations for their May 2nd mega-fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to a source from the Nydailynews.com.
Mayweather and Pacquiao had met earlier in the night at the Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks game at the American Airlines Arena. The two fighters met on the court at halftime after Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz decided to walk up to Mayweather to ask him if he’d like to talk to Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With some boxing fans thinking that unbeaten British heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) backed out of his January 31st fight against 35-year-old journeyman Kevin Johnson (36-6-1, 14 KOs) out of worry about not being ready for that class of fighter, Joshua says he wants to reschedule with Johnson for April 25th after he fights a stay busy fight against a still to be determined foe on April 4th at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Joshua, 25, pulled out of the Johnson fight, saying that he suffered a bone injury from his one round victory over 40-year-old British journeyman Michael Sprott last November. Read the rest of this entry »
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By Chris Williams: Last night, Floyd Mayweather Jr confronted Manny Pacquiao and his personal adviser Michael Koncz at the Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks game in Miami, Florida. Mayweather was seen talking to Pacquiao in an animated fashion while Pacquiao stayed silent mostly while nodding his head. While no one knows what words were exchanged, an unnamed source told Fighthype that what Mayweather allegedly told Pacquiao was to ‘stop lying’ about him having signed the contract for a fight between them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC super middleweight contender George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) is hoping he can beat the talented WBC 168 pound champion Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) and then move forward with his career to a possible super fight against #1 IBF James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) if DeGale beats #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) to pick up the IBF title that will eventually be stripped from Froch for failing to defend it against DeGale.
Groves, 26, thinks it’s possible for him and DeGale to beat the Dirrell brothers and then move forward to face each other in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rick Jones III: The best thing any business can do to make there product shine is to market and manage. I believe Showtime has talked and explained to both fighters the in and outs of what is going to happen in the next few months. The first thing that happen was a friendly confrontation in public. The fighters were well train to show that they just met and talked for a brief moment. I paid more attention to detail on body language and facial gestures. I believe that Manny Pacquiao didn’t expect Floyd Mayweather Jr to go through with the meet and greet.
Mayweather never seem to talk directly to Manny Pacquiao to give that sense of hate. The last thing that caught my attention was the forced hug at the end, Looked like it was planned and neither fighter wanted to go through with it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao met up with each other at tonight’s Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks game in Miami. Pacquiao briefly had words with Mayweather on the court, and they both appeared to agree on something. Whether that be on the fight or something else is unknown, but it sure looks like they agreed to a fight between them.
I’m no lip reader, but I think Pacquiao was apologizing to Mayweather in their brief meeting. Whatever Mayweather said shut Pacquiao down immediately. Pacquiao definitely seemed happy with what he heard from Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum have been saying that they’ve agreed to their side of the contract and that they’re only waiting for Floyd Mayweather Jr to agree to his side of the contract. In the meantime, Showtime’s vice president of sports Stephen Espinoza is saying that there is no contract, and that they’re still negotiating the proposal points.
In other words, there’s nothing for Mayweather to sign, because there still outstanding issues that need to be negotiated. Dan Rafael of ESPN says that the two sides have a deal memo that still needs to be agreed on before it even gets to the contract stage of the negotiations. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn seems to be a little tone deaf in regards to the criticism his fighter is getting about him being more interested in facing former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 32 KOs) than he is in facing Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs).
Hearn thinks that the boxing public really want to see Froch fight Chavez Jr in a bad way. Froch has received a massive amount of heat from fans due to him being interested in facing the ring rusty Chavez Jr, whose career has been in stall since his loss to Sergio Martinez in 2012, rather than Froch getting in the ring with the unbeaten Golovkin so that he could really test himself. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Barry McGuigan, the promoter for IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KOs), believes that the 27-year-old Frampton will soon be making a name for himself in the United States, as well as in the UK. Frampton will be facing American Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KOs) next month on February 28th at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Unfortunately for Frampton and McGuigan, Avalos isn’t a big enough name for Frampton to get any real attention in beating him. I mean, Avalos is pretty an unknown in the U.S, so a win over him will do zero for making a name for Frampton in America. Read the rest of this entry »