By Allan Fox: You can forget about boxing fans wanting to see Manny Pacquiao face Floyd Mayweather Jr. That’s not the fight that fans want to see any more in high numbers. The fight that fans want to see most of all right now is a fifth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. RingTV.com conducted a fan poll of which fights they want to see most of all and the Pacquiao-Marquez 5 fight came out as the #1 choice for fans.
Here are the polls stats:
Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Marquez 5 – 33.8%
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez – 21.6% Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO’s) isn’t going to make it easy for former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) to try and get revenge against him in a rematch. Martinez wants Chavez Jr. to first agree to have anti-doping tests in the lead up to their possible September rematch before Martinez will agree to fight him again. Chavez Jr. has been caught in the past with diuretics in his system before one of his fights.
Martinez said on his twitter “Jr. [Chavez Jr] shouldn’t talk about revenge. First, [there needs to be] anti-doping controls that he accepts, because there’s not the slightest option [the fight will take place without them.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 Ko’s) is hoping that a fight between him and WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares can take place in April. Donaire isn’t so confident about a fight between him and WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux taking place if the Mares fight doesn’t happen.
Donaire said to the Manilastandardtoday.com about Rigondeaux moving his next fight date from February to March “They don’t want to do that. [March is an open date for everyone that wants to fight me.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) is willing to fight WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) after Golovkin knocks out his next opponent Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KO’s) on January 19th on HBO at Madison Square Garden in New York.
In addition to Canelo, Golovkin also wants Mikkel Kessler, Sergio Martinez, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Andre Ward.
When asked by RingTV if he would be interested in fighting Canelo, Golovkin said “Why not? I want Canelo and Sergio Martinez. I want drama.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Tom Drury: I know this subject just keeps coming up. The opinions, debates and controversies just won’t let up. This fight has been in the making since 2009 and we are no closer to this dream match-up taking place. Personally, I don’t think it is a dream fight and on paper believe it would be and is a mismatch. Without doubt these two men are modern greats and I am not biased in favour of either.
I say what I see and try to keep my articles factual. I have followed both fighters over the years (Manny Pacquiao since he made his U.S debut) and have my own points of view on both fighters. Before I continue, this fight should be made for the sport of boxing due to the celebrity status of both fighters and the interest it attracts from casual fans and the general public not to mention the currency and good publicity this fight would generate for boxing. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Big 6’7” heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KO’s) is looking to make a big splash in 2013 by picking up some important wants, getting ranked high, and then possibly getting a world title shot against one of the world champions this year. Wilder, 27, needs to pick up some big scalps to if he wants to get title shot this year. Read the rest of this entry »
by Klaas Mabetlela: I have just finished watching for the third time the WBO welterweight title fight that took place early last year between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. It amazes me that Manny Pacquiao and his entourage as well as some respected boxing aficionados dismisses it as the night of robbery. The WBO climbed into the bandwagon too and poor Timothy Bradley is not given the credit he so fully deserves.
Surely, it was a close fight but it certainly is not one of the worst decisions I have ever seen in my years of boxing. I do not think that it was that difficult to judge either. It is a kind of 7-5 fight (in rounds) and whoever wins depended on judging preference, meaning that it would have gone either way. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Manny Pacquiao is a guy who seems to be getting tugged and pulled from every direction when he’s trying to get ready for fights and it’s almost impossible to imagine a fighter being able to succeed with the utter chaos that goes on during his training camps with all the people hanging around him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) wants to land a fight with WBC heavyweight Vitali Klitschko by the summer and he thinks he can become the first fighter that has ever beaten Vitali without an injury. Vitali did lose to Lennox Lewis and Chris Byrd on injury stoppage, but it wasn’t an actual knockout. Haye thinks he’s the guy that KO Vitali if given the chance.
It’s nice to wish I guess, but Haye needs to move on. He’s not getting a fight with Vitali in the summer, winter or fall. Haye needs to decide whether he wants to retire or fight someone else other than Vitali. There’s nothing wrong with Haye picking out a couple of Brits like David Price and Tyson Fury to fight. Those guys would likely fight him on Saturday if he asked them today, because they feel they can beat him, and obviously the big payday that they’d get for a Haye fight doesn’t hurt. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30 KO’s) is just trying to stay busy while he waits for more important fights to open up like his long awaited fight against WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia.
Matthysse doesn’t just want to sit around waiting for Garcia to fight him, so he’s staying busy with a fight against #10 WBO Mike Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KO’s) on January 26th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. All you can hope for in this fight is that Matthysse can get some decent rounds in before he knocks Dallas Jr., and hopefully he doesn’t sustain a bad cut, because that would give Garcia more time to fight other guys. Read the rest of this entry »