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title Adrien Broner: Me and Danny Garcia will clash one day

broner6767By Dan Ambrose: With a dangerous bout ahead of him on March 7th against John Molina Jr, the last thing that former three division world champion Adrien Broner should be doing right now is thinking of facing other opponents in the future, but that’s precisely what he’s doing.

Broner, 25, says he wants to face WBA/WBC light welterweight champion in the future at some point. The problem is Garcia and Broner are going in different directions at this time. Read the rest of this entry »

title Anthony Dirrell: George Groves will be knocked out after my next title defense

dirrell421111(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Scott Gilfoid: After hearing noise from Sauerland Events, the promoters for former two time world title challenger George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs), as well as many of the fans of Groves, WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (29-0-1, 22 KOs) took to his Instagram account to tell his boxing fans that he plans on knocking Groves out soon after he gets done with his optional title defense.

Dirrell hasn’t yet said who he plans on fighting for his first defense, but Badou Jack is one name that has popped up around the boxing world. It’s likely to be someone else that gets the fight, but even if Dirrell does face Jack, it’s a nice little title defense. Jack is a good fighter, and he should make for an interesting fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Sturm turns down N’Dam fight, Soliman could be next

sturm462435By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm has reportedly turned down a clash with #1 IBF Hassan N’Dam for the vacant IBF middleweight title, according to Fightnews. Instead of Sturm fighting N’Dam for Jermain Taylor’s former IBF title, Sturm will be moving up in weight to the 168 pound division to try and get an all-German fight against WBO 168 pound champion Arthur Abraham.

That fight makes sense because Abraham has already had three fights in a short period of time against popular German fighter Robert Stieglitz, and if he can get a fight against Sturm, then Abraham can another German fighter to face. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao expects Mayweather fight to be announced by next week

pac60000By Chris Williams: 36-year-old Filipino star Manny Pacquiao is confident that his mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr will happen, and he sees it being ready to be announced by next week.

If what Pacquiao says is true, then the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will take place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, as already planned. It won’t need extra time for it to be marketed by having it take place on May 30th or in June. Mayweather’s fight against Robert Guerrero was delayed in 2013, and that fight didn’t get announced until February 19th before taking place on Cinco de Mayo in May of that year. Read the rest of this entry »

title WBC gives Danny Garcia permission to face Lamont Peterson in 143lb catch-weight

garcia4By Dan Ambrose: In questionable move by the World Boxing Council, they’ve reportedly gave WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia permission to face IBF 140 pound champion Lamont Peterson on April 11th without the WBC 140 pound Lamont Peterson in a catch-weight fight at 143 pounds without either of their titles being on the line, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.

It’s unclear why the WBC isn’t stripping Garcia of his title, given that this is his second consecutive fight where he’s not faced his mandatory or even an optional contender in the 140 pound opponent. Read the rest of this entry »

title Fernando Kochulito Montiel vs Evgeny Gradovich: possible matchup on 2015

montiel335353By Gerardo Granados: It was reported by ESPN Boxing analyst Salvador Rodriguez that next March 21 there is a strong possibility that the former three division champion Fernando Montiel W53(39)-L4-D2 will fight against featherweight contender Mauricio Muñoz W29(13)-L6-D0, the venue has yet to be confirmed but it could be at Hermosillo or Ciudad Obregon, Sonora (Mexico) . Also according to Montiel´s twitter account the fight is on.

On this fight Montiel will risk the chance to dispute the IBF feather belt held by the Mexican Russian Evgeny Gradovich (who has a mandatory defense against the always dangerous TBA) so Kochulito must win his bout against Mauricio Muñoz and better not be overconfident making plans ahead before defeating a hungry adversary who has very little to lose and a lot to win. Read the rest of this entry »

title WBO President doubts Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will take place

pac0000By Chris Williams: In yet another case of the skepticism that abounds in the boxing world about whether the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight will take place, WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel says he has his doubts whether the May 2nd mega-fight between these two superstars will take place.

Valcarcel thinks the negotiations has too many paths where it can be blocked, one of which is the HBO-Showtime negotiations.

“You have too much stuff all around the board that have to be agreed too; Showtime, HBO, promoters and all kinds of things. I have my doubts that the fight will take place,” said Valcarcel via Read the rest of this entry »

title Voluntary defences – Another boxing problem

dirrell-yamada442(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Gav Duthie: I used to like the idea of governing bodies allowing voluntary defences to give the fans a big fight. Recently however it seems to be used as a tool to avoid awkward mandatory opponents which is becoming frustrating. Specifically I am referring to Anthony Dirrell 27-0-1 (22) and George Groves   21-2 (15) but the situation is universal.

Anthony has been bemoaning the fact that Groves is his mandatory in the first place which is fair enough but rumor is his voluntary opponent might be Badou Jack 18-1-1 (12). 

Poor Choice Read the rest of this entry »

title Dillian Whyte: Anthony Joshua knows I carry the power to KO him

joshua7By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight prospect Dillian Whyte (13-0, 10 KOs) says he’s take a fight against unbeaten #7 WBC Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) any day of the week if the fight were offered to him. Whyte defeated Joshua in the amateur ranks and knocked him on his backside after nailing him with a left hook followed by a right hand to the head.

Whyte says he doesn’t want to chase a fight against Joshua, who has been matched non-punchers since he turned pro after winning a controversial gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics that year. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Think the fans are dumb?

pac77777By Frank Car: So, I am not going to laden this with F-bombs, but I am going to say this. As all of you probably know Floyd Mayweather Jr released a video — which he took himself and picked out a portion of his liking to show — of him apparently trying to get the Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao bout made. So without further ado… Hey, Mayweather, how [expletive] dumb do you think the fans are? Seriously.

Several years ago I wrote an article on this same site entitled ‘Mayweather vs Pacquaio “[expletive] You!” -Your Fans’.

Echo. Echo. Read the rest of this entry »


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