By Dan Ambrose: It looks like Bob Arum of Top Rank, Lou Dibella and Sampson Lewkowicz may be talking about a fight that boxing fans aren’t all that interested in seeing with the Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez idea. According to a poll at RingTV, boxing fans much prefer to see Cotto fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez than Sergio Martinez. 48.8 percent of the fans polled picked Cotto-Canelo as the fight they want to see, whereas only 30.1 percent want to see Cotto fight the aging 39-year-old Martinez.
Cotto’s adviser Gaby Penagaricano also seems intrigued at the idea of Cotto and Canelo mixing it up, saying to RingTV “We need to know what makes the most sense for Miguel. I think that [a fight] with Canelo] would be a very big fight.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In response to the silly rumors about him coming back for $100 million to fight Wladimir Klitschko, former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis (41-2-1, 32 KO’s) said today that he has no plans at all in making a comeback. It makes sense because Lewis is nearly 50-years-old, and he wouldn’t stand a chance at Wladimir or his 42-year-old brother Vitali Klitschko.
Lewis said on his twitter “A hypothetical answer to a hypothetical question does NOT equal reality. N ocomeback. Ridiculous. I’m not stepping back in the ring but I AM looking for the next crop of new talent.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Alon Calinao Dy: Boxing is business as usual. In order to increase your share, you’ve got to do some drama. That’s what Juan Manuel Marquez is doing now. Juan Manuel Marquez is challenging Timothy Bradley for his WBO welterweight title on October 12, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
However, furious boxing fans question Marquez’s credibility when he denies the possible fifth fight against Manny Pacquiao. Others have even branded him as a coward.
Marquez wants to let his promoter Bob Arum know that he now dictates the fight. Of course, that’s not the case. Though he defeated Pacquiao by knockout last year, it was still evident that Pacquiao dominated all the rounds before Marquez sent him to sleep. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ciaran McKinney: Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis has stated that he is in preliminary training whilst promoters consider his offer of a £100 million purse for a comeback fight against one of the Klitschko brothers. Lewis has stated that he would prefer to face the younger Wladimir. However, the promoters would like to see a rematch of the Las Vegas bout against Vitali that ended on cuts in favor of Lewis.
He says that promoters are considering his offer and will be back to him after a period of consideration and if this fight does come to fruition, then it would mirror the situation of George Foreman, who came out of retirement to win the Heavyweight Championship belt at the grand old age of 48, the same as Lewis now. As provisional training is already underway in Lewis’ camp, it is said that he could be ready to fight in as little as 6 months. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) is ready to take another Hall of Fame scalp this Saturday night when he defends his title against the well accomplished Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) on HBO from Las Vegas, Nevada. Bradley already took the popular fighter Manny Pacquiao’s scalp last year, and now he’s looking to take the almost equally popular Marquez’s on Saturday.
Bradley sees a victory over Marquez putting him in the history books because no one fighter has beaten both Marquez and Pacquiao before, and he would be the first to take them both down. The only name that would be missing from his list after that would be Floyd Mayweather Jr., if he could get a fight with him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KO’s) wants a second shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) to show him that he’s a better fighter than he showed last Saturday night in losing a 12 round unanimous decision in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin admits that he lost, but he still wants to face the 6’6″ Wladimir again if possible.
Povetkin said to the Voice of Russia “I’m not frightened and I’m going to to set my sights on meeting him again. I lost the battle, but I’ll win the war. Tactically, Wladimir beat me, but I definitely never gave up mentally or physically.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like British heavyweight Tyson Fury got out out of the wrong side of the bed today because he’s trash talking like a madman and ruining the King’s English on his twitter account. It’s hard to say what got him riled up because he’s not really saying, but he seems to really want a piece of Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye. Fury still thinks Haye intentionally cut himself in order to get out of their September fight.
Here’s some of the interesting bits that Fury said today on twitter: “If A@LennoxLewis has any balls left at all come fight me & I’ll have you carried out on a stretcher, you f***** pu****…MrDavidhaye is a f**** sh** house c***. Went and cut himself on purpose so he could postpone getting an a** kicking…Klitschko is a pus**** and would never fight me.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. wasn’t impressed with Miguel Cotto’s opponent last Saturday night in Delvin Rodriguez, and he thinks that Cotto (38-4, 31 KO’s) will have to beat a much better opponent than that if he wants to get a rematch against Floyd Jr. From his perspective, Floyd Sr. thinks Cotto would have beaten Delvin even without his new trainer Freddie Roach because he doesn’t see Rodriguez as a talented fighter.
Floyd Sr. told Hustleboss “He [Cotto] got to fight somebody. He ain’t fought nobody. Until he fights somebody, he can forget about getting another shot with anybody…He could have did that [beat Rodriguez] without Freddie Roach…who the hell is that guy who he fought?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: After reading so many articles on different internet sites towards the disappointing outcome of the heavyweight bout between WBA – WBO – IBF – IBO belt holder Wladimir Klitschko and WBA Alexander Povetkin, I got curious and watched the fight. There´s no need to say that I am not a fan of the robotic boxing style of the current organization heavyweight champions so I don’t watch them anymore.
I convinced my friend to watch the fight and told him that the defending champion was one of the most dominant champions of the last decade; I was trying to hype the fight so he would get interested to watch a boxer that he almost never pays attention to. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dean Bain: British boxing seems to be going through a rich patch at the moment with lots of good young fighters coming through along with 5 current world champions, there are also many fighters on the verge of a world title fight.
The 2012 Olympics were held in the UK and TeamGB came out on top of the boxing rankings. 3 gold medals, 1 silver and a bronze were claimed. From the medal winners Anthony Joshua, Luke Campbell and Anthony Ogogo have turned pro and look to have very bright future ahead of them. Luke Campbell for me looks the pick of the bunch and in his 2 pro fights so far has put in a performance that looked beyond his years. He has good movement, quick and can pack a punch too. With 2 pro fights and two KO within the first 2 minutes of the first round its clear to see he needs to move on to the next level of fighters to test himself. Hopefully Matchroom sports can keep him busy and gradually improve the quality of opponent Read the rest of this entry »