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title Will Canelo use the catch-weight as an excuse if he loses to Mayweather?

Canelo poses with fans(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: For those who are trying desperately to discredit unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) for accepting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) challenge because there is a catch weight involved needs to do their homework. The fact is Canelo put himself out there by saying he was willing to drop to 150 pounds to fight Floyd.

My question is how can people get mad at Mayweather for taking Canelo up on his offer? Canelo offered to come down to fight him. I won’t buy any excuses from Canelo’s camp about weight should they lose. Nobody told him to make that offer and he knew the consequences when he made the request. Read the rest of this entry »



title Floyd Mayweather: THE HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTON PART II

Canelo and Mayweather face off(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Tewodore: You see the title, you know what it is! Floyd Mayweather Jr. {44-0, 26 KO’s) is the Hardest Button to Button. In my last few article’s I told you that the Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero fight was a forgone conclusion. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer promised him the fight and he got exactly what he wanted a butt whooping. Oscar De la Hoya has now pinned all of his hopes on one Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s).  

As previously stated by this author Canelo  street is enemy territory for Floyd. After the cake walk down  Guerrero alley we come to a real contest or so it would seem, but truth be told, De La Hoya has made a big mistake. He has managed to anger Floyd, which is a bad move.  Here’s why Floyd is the HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTON! Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin wants Martin Murray fight on November 2nd

murray64By Scott Gilfoid: IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovin (27-0, 24 KO’s) is interested in facing Britain’s #1 WBA, #5 WBC, #10 IBF, Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KO’s) next, according to Sky Sports. Unfortunately, there reportedly hasn’t been any word from Murray’s team whether they want that fight.

Additionally, there are questions whether Murray could get a visa to travel to the U.S if he were to agree to the fight. Obviously, Golovkin isn’t going to travel to the UK just to fight one of his contenders.

HBO wants to televise Golovkin’s next fight, but I’m not so certain they’d be keen on the idea of taking their entire crew to the UK for a Golovkin-Murray fight. It’s probably not a big enough of a fight for that kind of expense and ordeal. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather fires a salvo at Canelo and De La Hoya at Los Angeles press conference

By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. took off the gloves on Tuesday at the Los Angeles press conference with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. This press conference was a complete departure for Mayweather because he’d been playing it nice in the other 10 cities on the tour, but he decided to lay into Canelo about him being a star before having proven himself worthy of that status. Read the rest of this entry »



title De La Hoya: I am convinced Canelo will beat Mayweather

Canelo autographing(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions finally came off the fence in the Floyd Mayeather Jr. – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday by predicting that the 22-year-old Canelo will beat Mayweather on September 14th in their fight on pay per view from Las Vegas, Nevada.

De La Hoya said “I am convinced Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will win on September 14th.”

This announcement was met with a lot of cheers from Canelo’s fans, and naturally a lot of boos from Mayweather’s fans. Mayweather Jr. smiled at this time and did a few shoulder rolls as if blocking shots from Canelo. Mayweather’s adviser Leonard Ellerbe also seemed amused by it. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather: Pacquiao’s a has-been; his career is over

Mayweather arrives(Photo credit: Esther Lin) By Chris Williams: Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) came out swinging at the San Antonio press conference with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez this week when one of the fans from the audience screamed at Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao. Instead of ignoring the fan, Mayweather said “Pacquiao’s a has-been; his career is over. [Juan] Manuel Marquez is a legend. I commend him.”

Mayweather should have just stayed on message with his comments about Canelo, because he lost his train of thought when he was interrupted. Before the comment from the fan, Mayweather had been giving a good speech about having tunnel vision in reaching for greatness in the ring. Read the rest of this entry »



title Where does Matthew Macklin go from here?

macklin5by Scott Gilfoid: Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin (29-5, 20 KO’s) never stood a chance against the force of nature WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) last Saturday night in getting stopped in the 3rd round.

Macklin looked like a deer being chased by a hunter in that fight, as he scurried around the ring looking for a safe place to hide. Unfortunately for Macklin, there were no were safe places and he was blasted to the canvas with a shotgun left hand to the body by Golovkin in the 3rd.

Macklin’s loss was his 3rd defeat in his last 4 fights, and that’s journeyman type stuff when you’ve got that many defeats in a short period of time. The frequency of Macklin’s defeats seems to be sending a clear message that Macklin doesn’t have the talent to compete against the cream of the middleweight division. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin moves to #1 in Ring ratings at 160

golovkin122By Allan Fox: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) moved from #2, behind Daniel Geale, to #1 in the Ring ratings after Golovkin’s 3rd round knockout win over Matthew Macklin last Saturday night. Geale slides down to the #2 spot in the ratings.

The current Ring champion is WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. That’s a rating that probably needs to be adjusted, though, because a lot has changed since Martinez’s win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last September, as Martinez looked poor in his first bout since that fight against Martin Murray last April.

Martinez was lucky to get the win in that fight, and you can’t deny that he’s starting to show his age in a big way with the injuries and lack of power. Read the rest of this entry »



title Barker, Bellew, Quigg: Future world champions

barker56433By JK James: Anyone who follows British boxing and in particular boxing on Sky Sports are aware that Eddie Hearn has all but secured three of his fighters world title shots. Darren Barker (25-1-0,16ko’s) has a an upcoming shot at Daniel Geale (29-1-0,15ko’s) for the IBF middleweight title, Adonis Stevenson (21-1-0,18ko’s) has reportedly been ordered to defend his WBC light heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Tony Bellew (20-1-1,12ko’s) and Scott Quigg (26-0-1,19ko’s) has been ordered to fight for the vacant WBA super bantamweight title against Yoandri Salinas(20-0-1,13ko’s).

In my opinion all three of these upcoming fights are legitimate opportunities for Matchroom fighters to win world title’s unlike the efforts of Gavin Rees in his hearty effort against Adrien Broner and the instantly forgettable fight between Lee Purdy and Devon Alexander. Here I will look at each fighters credentials in there attempt to win there maiden world championships. Read the rest of this entry »



title Froch turns 36 today; his promoter talking Groves fight

froch4543By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch turns 36 today. His promoter Eddie Hearn is talking about possibly matching him up against his new IBF mandatory challenger George Groves. However, it’s still possible Hearn will have both fighters go in different directions instead of facing other before the end of the year.

Hearn said in an interview with Sky Sports “Both fighters have plenty of options…if it makes sense for both fighters neither has a problem with making it happen. We are in talks regarding a potential blockbuster domestic fight later this year.”

That doesn’t mean that Froch and Groves will fight each other. They both could go off in other directions, so that Groves could challenge WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz, and Froch could fight Mikkel Kessler yet again. Read the rest of this entry »



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