By Chris Williams: Amir Khan’s former trainer Freddie Roach thinks he has a good chance of beating WBA/WBC 147 pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) next year in May if Khan gets selected for the fight.
Roach likes Khan’s hand speed and fighting style, as he believes he’s got the kind of style that will give Mayweather problems if the two of them face each other.
Khan is fighting former two-time world champion Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) on December 13th in a fight that many boxing fans believe will lead to Khan getting a title shot against Mayweather if he comes out victorious. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: For boxing fans worried about the December 13th fight between Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) and Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) possibly not taking place, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is saying that the fight will indeed be taking place on this date at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The contract for the fight has already been signed by Chaves, so the fight is good to go, according to Steve Kim.
There had been rumors floating around that Chaves, 28, holding out for more money. But luckily for fans the fight will still be going ahead as previously planned. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) thinks that IBF/WBA champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) sometimes reverts to acting if things aren’t going well for him in his fights.
Kovalev specifically mentions Hopkins’ first fight against Chad Dawson in October 2011, a fight in which Hopkins complained that he suffered a shoulder injury in the 2nd round. The fight bout was then halted, and the fight was ultimately ruled as a no contest. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: What keeps 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins going? One thing is certain the IBF and WBA light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins has already booked a place in boxing history.
A place that not many and certainly not at this age will enter. Against heavy bomber Sergey “The Crusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) will have a very tough challenge in their fight HBO Championship Boxing on November 8th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »
By B.G.B: Oscar Dela Hoya is evidently ecstatic about the likely match up between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto. In fact, Dela Hoya is so excited that he has gone as far as to say that it is a fight that fans would rather witness than the super-mega fight between the two best fighters of a generation; Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Although a fight between Cotto and Alvarez would be a big fight in terms of PPV, Dela Hoya’s statement is utterly absurd and inaccurate. What planet is Dela Hoya living on if he truly stands by that statement? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBO Billy Joe Saunders (20-0, 11 KOs) and #9 WBO Chris Eubank Jr (18-0, 13 KOs) will be fighting in a final World Boxing Organization middleweight eliminator bout on November 29th when they face each other at the ExCel Arena in London, UK. The WBO officially sanctioned the Saunders-Eubank Jr fight as the WBO 160lb eliminator on Friday.
The winner of the Saunders vs. Eubank Jr fight will face the winner of the December 13th fight between #1 WBO Matt Korobov and #3 WBO Andy Lee, who will be fighting for the vacant WBO middleweight title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC welterweight contender Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) will be the headliner act against #4 IBF Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) on December 13th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
This is likely Khan’s last chance to earn a fight against WBA/WBC 147 pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. If Khan fails to beat Alexander of if he fails to impress in this fight, then it’s pretty much over for Khan in terms of him getting a fight against Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: 42-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (56-6-1, 49 KOs) will be fighting tonight against Richard Carmack (12-5, 10 KOs) tonight in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Isle of Capri Casino, in Lula, Mississippi, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr doesn’t want his son WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) to face WBA Super middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs), because he sees Golovkin as having too much size on him for Mayweather Jr to fight him.
Floyd Sr notes that Golovkin melts down from the 170s to get down to 160 to make weight at middleweight for his fights. Floyd Sr says that Mayweather Jr fights in the low 140s, and he’s be giving up too much weight to face the 170+ Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) will be sacrificing his WBO 140 pound title for challenging World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) next month on November 22nd in Macau, China.
Algieri will be forced to vacate his WBO light welterweight title, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com.
This means that Algieri will need to start from scratch if he gets beaten by Pacquiao. Algieri won’t have his WBO 140lb title waiting for him to defend, or even have the option of choosing which title to defend if he gets past Pacquiao on 11/8. Read the rest of this entry »