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title Brook vs. Gavin: What if Frankie wins?

gavin577By Adam Mccoy: On May 30th Frankie Gavin (22-1 13KO) has been given a shot at the IBF welterweight title against current champion Kell Brook (34-0 23KO). Nobody quite knows how Gavin got the fight other than the fact they are both promoted by Eddie Hearn.

Although the fight appears to be a mismatch anything is possible in this sport as Badou Jack showed us on Friday when he defeated Anthony Dirrell in what was supposed to be a warm up fight before George Groves. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin still interested in facing Mayweather or Pacquiao at 154

golovkin101By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) hasn’t given up on his dream of facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in the future. Golovkin says he’s still willing to drain down to 154 to fight both of them.

It shouldn’t be an issue for either fighter because both have fought at junior middleweight before. Pacquiao captured the WBC junior middleweight title in 2010 after beating welterweight Antonio Margarito at a catch-weight of 150 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andre Ward – Paul Smith at 172lb catch-weight on June 20th

ward54By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward’s June 20th fight against England’s Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) will be taking place at a catch-weight of 172 pounds, according to boxing news from Boxrec.

Ward hasn’t fought in over a year so it’s quite understandable that he would want the fight to be a few pounds over the 168 pound limit. The fight will only be four pounds over the limit. Ward can still make super middleweight, but you don’t want to push the guy when he hasn’t fought in 17 months since his last fight in November of 2013 against Edwin Rodriguez. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roger Mayweather not worried about Pacquiao, sees easy win for Floyd

floyd700By Chris Williams: Trainer Roger Mayweather has a good eye for dangerous opposition, and he doesn’t see the 5’6” Manny Pacquiao as any kind of a threat to his fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. To Roger, Pacquiao is just another name for Mayweather to add to his resume in the win column as he marches forward towards beating former heavyweight world champion Rocky Marciano’s historic 49-0 record.

Roger wants to see Mayweather better the mark even though it’s already been surpassed a couple of times by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Ricardo Lopez. Finishing with a perfect 50-0 record would look good in the record boxing for future fans of the sport when they look at Mayweather’s record and resume. Read the rest of this entry »

title Wladimir Klitschko: It looks like Fury is next!

wladimir777By Scott Gilfoid: After bellyaching about wanting a title shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) for the past two years, #1 WBO mandatory challenger Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) is about to get his dream come true with Wladimir now saying he’ll be likely be his next opponent.

Now it’s up to Fury to show that he can back up his bold talk because the British fighter has been flapping his gums 24/7 about how he thinks he can beat the 6’6” Wladimir and now he’s going to be getting the chance to show what he can do. It’ll be good for these two fighters to finally get it over with and fight each other so that boxing fans can find out who the better man is. Read the rest of this entry »

title Klitschko’s performance vs. Jennings – Sadam Ali ready for elite?

wladimir750By Sebastian Mora: When you look back at the history of the heavyweight division, it is understandable to wonder how would Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) fit against those greats. However, is it fair to discredit a hard working champion because he did not have the chance to compete in that era? Would it be fair to take credit away from the Miami Heat of 2012 for not beating the Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan’s era? NO. So why do we take credit away from Klitschko?

Does he have a style that might be hard to like? Sure, I will give you that.. Sometimes I think to myself that he could do a little bit more while he’s boxing, but that does not mean he is not a great athlete. Read the rest of this entry »

title Wladimir’s performance against Jennings leaves a lot of doubt about his future

wladimir455By Jim Dower: Fighting in front of 17,056 fans, IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) got the job done in beating challenger Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night by a 12 round unanimous decision to retain his WBC title at Madison Square Garden.

But the performance from Wladimir wasn’t a good one by any means, and there is no a lot of doubts whether he has enough left to get past his likely next opponent Tyson Fury.

To be sure, Wladimir has enough talent to beat most of the heavyweight contenders in the division just based on his jab alone, but he’s going to need more than that to beat the likes of Fury and some of the other contenders. Read the rest of this entry »

title “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The Legends Speak” Full Episode

As anticipation builds for the most anticipated fight of this era – the blockbuster May 2 welterweight unification title showdown between superstars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao – HBO Boxing commentators Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman will host an exclusive HBO special that lends historical perspective and offers a spirited roundtable discussion featuring an elite group of prizefighters who have gone toe-to-toe with both Mayweather and Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »

title Klitschko decisions Jennings, looks poor

wlad85By Scott Gilfoid: In what was clearly a poor performance from the 39-year-old IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) tonight, he had to struggle to defeat a much lighter and smaller American Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) in winning a dull 12 round unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden.

Wladimir was constantly warned by the referee Michael Griffin for clinching until finally Griffin got tired of it and docked a point from Wladimir in the 10th. Griffin did Wladimir a huge favor by not taking off any additional points in rounds 11 and 12 because Wladimir was certainly still doing a great deal of holding even after losing a point. Read the rest of this entry »

title Leo Santa Cruz to face Jose Cayetano on May 2nd at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada

santa cruz677By Dan Ambrose: WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) has been given another opponent for his May 2nd fight on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Santa Cruz, 26, will be fighting Tijuana resident Jose Cayetano (17-3, 8 KOs) in a 10 round non-title bout.

Like the two previous opponents, Cayetano is a 2nd tier fighter with a mediocre record and a recent loss. He’s not ranked top 15 at 122, and he’s never beaten anyone of note. The two previous opponents that were tentatively scheduled to face Santa Cruz on the May 2nd card were Anthony Settoul (20-3, 8 KOs) and Alexis Santiago (18-3-1, 8 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »

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