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title Anthony Joshua v Kevin Johnson – Prediction – Total Rounds – over 6.5 @2/1

By Ryan Allan: Perhaps the most intriguing fight of the night, certainly for the more casual fan as Olympic Gold medallist and the hugely likeable Anthony Joshua continues his ascent up the heavy-weight ranks with his toughest test to date against the never been stopped Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson.

Johnson definitely talks the talk and believes he is going to upset the apple-cart with a win that would send shock-waves through the sport although with the bookies pricing Joshua at 100/1 ON to win this fight, we can assume that Johnson is unlikely to be a man of his word. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kevin Mitchell v Jorge Linares – Prediction Mitchell to win @1/1, Mitchell to win by stoppage @10/3

By Ryan Allan: Home town favorite Kevin Mitchell will be hoping to make it 3rd time lucky in his bid to win a world title as he challenges the Venezuelan and 3 time World Champion Jorge Linares.

Mitchell lost badly in his 2 previous challenges, being stopped first by Aussie Michael Katsidis in 3 rounds before a 4th round stoppage to Scotland’s Ricky Burns derailed his 2nd attempt to win a world title but I have a feeling this will be Mitchell’s moment against a sometime vulnerable Linares. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kell Brook v Frankie Gavin – Prediction – Brook to win on Points

By Ryan Allan: The main event of the night sees IBF champ Kell “Special K” Brook make the 2nd defence of his title against the former world amateur champion and fellow Brit, Frankie Gavin.

What a year it has been for Brook who having won the title in America with a fine win over Shawn Porter found himself fighting for his life just 2 weeks later following a horrific stabbing in Tenerife as the new champ indulged in some well deserved celebrations on the holiday island. Read the rest of this entry »

title Algieri will need to bring some power to beat Khan

EW5G1248(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: Unless former WBO 140 light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) makes some major improvement in his punching power for tonight’s fight against Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs), we’re likely to see Algieri go down to defeat.

That’s way a lot of fans see it, and it’s also the way former two division world champ Paulie Malignaggi sees it. Khan does well against fighters with zero power who try to box him. The guys that Khan struggles with are pressure fighters and ones with superb punching power. Read the rest of this entry »

title Weights: Brook-Gavin, Joshua-Johnson, Gradovich-Selby

By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) made weight on Friday for his title defense against an outgunned #4 IBF Frankie Gavin (22-1, 13 KOs) for their fight on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Brook weighed in at 146.25 pounds and looked like he hadn’t had to strip off too much water weight to make the 147lb limit. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan vs. Algieri tonight

(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) By Ryan Allan: Amir “King” Khan returns to the States tonight to take on former world champion and Manny Pacquiao punching bag Chris Algieri in a bid to keep his name in position to land the so called Mayweather sweepstakes for the champion’s forthcoming and supposedly final September fight.

When the fight was announced, I was quick to slam Khan for picking such an underwhelming name in Algieri when his division is stacked with so many top fighters and while I still feel the fight is hardly one to get the pulses racing, it is at least a decent test for Khan against a man who does have 2 good wins over Emmanuel Taylor and more recently in the Russian warrior, Ruslan Provodnikov. Read the rest of this entry »

title Malignaggi doubts Anthony Joshua will stop Kevin Johnson

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping his heavyweight fighter Anthony Joshua (12-0, 12 KOs) keeps his knockout streak going on Saturday night in his fight against 35-year-old journeyman Kevin Johnson (29-6-1, 14 KOs), but that may not happen. Read the rest of this entry »

title Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri: Is this the most irrelevant match-up this year?

(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) By Gerardo Granados: This Friday, on May 29th at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, former promising light welterweight belt holder Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) will face a tailor made opponent in Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs), who has a little to no chance to defeat Khan in their fight on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions.

This year has had very good match-ups in the sport, and we have been able to see really good battles, but sadly we also have witnessed a couple of mismatches in which the cab driver assassin, WBC super bantamweight belt holder Leo Santa Cruz, has the lead as the most solid candidate for the 2015 Boxingnews24 Cab Driver Assassin Award. Read the rest of this entry »

title Algieri can win, he’s going to shock people, says Jackson

(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) By Allan Fox: While most people believe that former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) has virtually no chance of pulling off an upset on Friday in his fight against Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs), Algieri’s new trainer John David Jackson believes he’s going to shock the world by defeating Khan in their fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Jackson notes that Algieri is the taller fighter of the two at 5’10” compared to the 5′ 8½″ for Khan, and that Algieri will rehydrate to around 160 pounds by the time he steps inside the ring. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn says Top Rank and Golden Boy impressed with Saturday’s Brook-Gavin card at O2 Arena

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn believes that Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions are in awe of the card that he’s put together for the O2 Arena this Saturday on Sky Box Office in London, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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