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title Quillin: I’m going to take back my WBO title from Andy Lee

quillin3By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBA, #2 WBO, #6 IBF, #7 WBC middleweight contender Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) put newly crowned WBO middleweight champ Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) on notice that he plans on running over him on April 11th to take back his World Boxing Organization title in their fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The Lee-Quillin fight will likely be televised on NBC as part of the “Premier Boxing Champions” series, along with the Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andre Dirrell to James DeGale: I’m beating your backside!

dirrell3423 - CopyBy Scott Gilfoid: It seems that James DeGale’s recent comments about him thinking he can stop #2 IBF super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) has woken the American talent up and got him riled a bit. Dirrell is now predicting that he’s going to whip the 29-year-old DeGale’s backside when he gets him inside the ring, whether that be in the UK or America.

Dirrell doesn’t care too much about where the fight takes place. He only knows that he’s going to thrash DeGale badly and take the vacant IBF super middleweight title, which was recently dumped by Britain’s Carl Froch. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Arum hurting the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao negotiations with his comments?

arum3432By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum recently commented to the Associated Press on Thursday saying that two of the last remaining four issues have been solved for the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao negotiations. Arum said that HBO and Showtime have both taken care of their negotiation issues. It has since been learned that’s not the case.

“Believe me, if this fight doesn’t get done, it will be because of Bob Arum,” said anonymous source told Yahoo Sports writer Kevin Iole about the Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations. “Nobody can figure what he is doing or why he is doing it.” Read the rest of this entry »

title The Al Haymon factor

By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: For a man that is rarely seen, he sure has a great impact on boxing. Thanks in part to Main Events Kathy Duva, who struck a deal with NBC to bring boxing back to regular TV and attract the casual fan. Haymon will attempt to pick up where she left off. He’s off to great start with his series Premier Boxing Champion series set up on NBC and his deal with Spike TV. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao will beat Mayweather Jr: Fight breakdown

floyd11222By Leigh K. Seto: Las Vegas made a news release this week that determined Manny Pacquiao would be a 3 to 1 underdog to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Most experts would agree that this line it warranted. Mayweather has the boxing skills to be considered one of greatest of all times.

Mayweather’s defense could be compared with a defensive specialist like Hall of Fame fighter Pernell Whitaker. However, not matching his defense with his offense like Roy Jones Jr. and Sugar Ray Leonard may be the key to why Pacquiao will be the first to beat him. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Fireworks and illusions

by Yannis Mihanos: For the last 1.5 months there have been rumors of Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao coming close to agree for a fight on May 2nd that have grown out of proportion. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin vs. Murray: Will Martin’s size advantage help him against Gennady?

golovkin4By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) will be looking to use his size advantage to win a world title on February 21st against the guy that many boxing fans feel is the best fighter in the 160lb division in WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »

title Arthur Abraham vs. Paul Smith 2: “I believe I can knock him out,” says Smith

smith788By Scott Gilfoid: #4 WBO Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) will be getting a second crack at WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) on February 21st at the O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, in Berlin, Germany.

Smith lost to Abraham five months ago by a fairly lopsided 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 117-111, 119-109 and 117-111 last September. But because of all the bellyaching Smith and his fans did after him losing, he was able to get a rematch with Abraham. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin vs. Murray: “I have the tools to beat him,” Martin says

murray66By Scott Gilfoid: While many people in the boxing world recognize WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) as being near super human in strength and talent, his opponent for February 21st, Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs), sees him as very human and very beatable.

Murray thinks he’s got what it takes to end Golovkin’s seven-year knockout streak and give him his first loss of his boxing career when the two of them face each other in two half weeks from now on 2/21 at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chavez Jr: Bob Arum can’t stop my fight with Fonfara

chavez65By Dan Ambrose: It’s been 11 months since the last time former WBC 160 pound champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 32 KOs) last fought, and it’ll be over a year by the time he faces #4 WBC light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) in their catch-weight fight on April 18th, if Chavez Jr’s promoter Bob Arum doesn’t stop the fight from taking place.

Arum has repeatedly said recently that Chavez Jr still has one more fight on his contract with Top Rank, and that if he attempts to fight outside of his contract, he’ll get an injunction to halt the fight from taking place. However, Chavez Jr., 28, is saying that he’s checked with his lawyers and that he thinks Arum can’t do anything to stop his fight with Fonfara from taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

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