By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) is poised to face WBC title holder Bermane Stiverne later this year once his wounded hand heals up enough for them to face each other.
While many boxing fans believe that Stiverne will win based on his superior experience, trainer Joe Goosen believes that Deontay’s power and size might be too much for Stiverne in this fight.
Goosen was able to see Deontay’s punching power close up when he knocked out his fighter Malik Scott in the 1st round earlier this year. Deontay got perfect leverage on a 1-2 combination to the head of Scott that knocked him out. There was no getting up from those punches. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #4 WBC George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) says that the undercard for his September 20th WBC super middleweight eliminator bout against Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) will be announced this Monday for their fight at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.
Hopefully it’s a good undercard because the main event is lacking in a huge way. Sauerland Events needs to pull some of their good fighters from their stable and stack the card to make it interesting, because this fight isn’t a great one. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KO’s) has responded to Amir Khan’s (29-3, 19 KO’s) comments regarding about how he thinks he would fare against Floyd and Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO’s). Khan had recently stated that he feels Manny would provide a tougher challenge for him than Floyd. His complete quote is below:
“Boxing is all about timing and Manny and Floyd are getting older. Someone has to take their place. Mayweather would be a very technical fight, like a game of chess. But I think Manny would be harder. He’s much more aggressive and it would be more intense,” Khan had said to the guardian.com. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Sebastian Hagler) By Scott Gilfoid: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) will be defending his title in a voluntary defense against #5 WBO Paul Smith (35-3, 20 KOs) next month on September 27th in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Abraham, 34, is looking and fighting like someone at least 10 years younger than his chronological age. If you look at him at age 24 and compare that to how he looks and fights now, it’s nearly impossible to see any difference. The only thing that’s changed with Abraham is he’s bigger since moving to super middleweight and definitely a lot stronger than he was at 160. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unless promoter Eddie Hearn fails at putting together a fight between IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, it’s looking like we could see Froch and Chavez facing each other in January of next year in Las Vegas, Nevada on HBO.
Froch has talked about potentially retiring in the past if he lost to certain fighters, and luckily for him he was always able to beat the guys that he made the retirement threat about. But I’m wondering if Froch will choose to retire if Chavez Jr beats him? I mean, there would be no reason for Froch to retire. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: Magomed Abdusalamov 18-1 (18)
Magomed Abdusalamov is the most unfortunate of all the fighters in this piece. Not only has he had to fight for his life over the past few months his medical bills for his care are crippling. ‘Mago’ fought Mike Perez in early November 2013 in what was a candidate for fight of the year after which he ended up in a coma. The bout is very reminiscent of the great tragedy that befell Gerald McClellan at the hands of Nigel Benn. As good as these fights were I cannot personally bring myself to watch them again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn has come out and stated that he has begun initial talks in setting up a welterweight championship showdown between British fighters Brook (33-0, 22 KO’s) and Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) in England with next year spring/summer as the target date, via dailymail.co.uk. Hearn hopes to stage the event in Wembley stadium and match the 80,000 fans that packed the stadium to see British super middleweights Carl Froch and George Groves square off earlier this year.
“I am looking at next spring or summer in a fight, maybe at Wembley, that will be just as big as Froch-Groves. I’ve started talks on it,” Hearn stated, “Khan is suddenly very interested in a fight. We are too. People from Showtime, who show Khan’s fights in the US, came into the dressing room after Kell won and said ‘let’s talk’. Other US broadcasters have also been on – it’s exciting times.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) proved himself as a formidable opponent with his performance against the very aggressive IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KOs) in beating him by a 12 round decision to win his IBF title last Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) will be fighting on December 6th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Bute, 35, doesn’t have an opponent yet, but his promoter is currently looking for someone to face him. They’re looking for a quality opponent to face him. Bute hasn’t fought since last January when he was beaten soundly by former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal by a 12 round unanimous decision. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Goosen Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-2, 14 KOs) is hoping to get a win over Daniel Dawson (40-3-1, 26 KOs) in their fight on Friday night on ESPN, and using to get a much bigger fight against either Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Erislandy Lara so that he can avenge his defeats against the two fighters.
Trout suffered disappointing losses to both guys in 2013, and he believes he lost the fights to them because he wasn’t fighting his own fight. He was forcing the action them, and getting the worst of it. Read the rest of this entry »