by Boxing-Boy: WBC Asia champ and WBC#8 Super Flyweight contender of Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai became to a new World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World champion after beating the Japanese titlist “Magic Box” Yota Sato in round 8 at Konmuangsri Boxing Arena in Srisaket Province, Thailand around 04:36PM of May 3, 2013.
Even if Srisaket was smaller than Sato but he had a very big heart because he used an aggressive style to dethrone the Japanese world champion since the opening bell sound. Sato tried to do a counter attack but it did not seem to be working. Between round 1 to 5 Thai challenger landed his big hooks to bombard Sato’s body nearly all the time but he appeared to have slowed down in round 6. Srisaket backed to his track again and nearly to knock Sato down in late of round 7 after push Japanese world champ to the rope and landed many punches to the head and body of Sato. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Onaps: Unbeaten Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) is once again the center of the boxing world this Saturday in his title defense against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In my opinion, “Money” will make easy work of “The Ghost.” Guerrero doesn’t possess the skill set to even compete with Mayweather. Floyd is faster, quicker, smarter, stronger and is light years ahead of Robert skill wise. So, if The Ghost can’t do it, who can? Here is my list of fighters today who Mayweather may be tested by: Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell (24-0, 21 KO’s) made weight on Thursday night for his comeback fight against the hard hitting Don Mouton (12-6-1, 10 KO’s) in their scheduled 8-round bout on Friday night at the Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Wathen: With WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez out for the remainder of 2013 due to an existing hand and knee injury he re-aggravated during his fight with Martin Murray, it opens the door for an even more exciting match-up between middleweights Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KOs). Chavez Jr.
was expected to rematch Martinez in September after suffering his first defeat last year to the champion. Chavez Jr. has previously announced his interest in fighting Golovkin (or GGG, as he’s known to his fans), arguably the most dangerous fighter in the middleweight division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Years ago the prizefighters weigh inn was done the same day of the fight. It was done for many years but after the tragic death of fighters a way to reduce the danger was to have the weigh inn one day before the fight.
Many valid arguments were made to make the modification and the result was the protection of health and life of men and women who step into the ring.
If it has already been medically explained why it is risky to have the weigh inn the same day of the fight and having it one day previous has not been the ideal solution, then which could be a viable one? Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Mcglinchey: After a decade of control by the Ukrainian brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, the majority of boxing fans lost interest in the heavyweight division whether it was down to their boring fight style or lack of competition. Their reign seems to be coming to an end with Vitali looking to go into politics and Wladimir at 37 with not a lot left on the clock.
In my opinion a vast amount of talent and exciting fighters seem to becoming through the ranks, such as undefeated Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KO’s), who currently holds the European title and seems to have the whole of his country rooting for him. He seems willing to step in the ring with anyone and there is no denying he is talented. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Samuel Roy Junior: In all honesty, I really don’t buy the fact that Robert Guerrero thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr wants there to be a rematch clause included in the contract for their upcoming bout this Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. It’s as if he’s trying to convince himself. That’s right, its that simple.
Don’t get me wrong, Guerrero’s resume is nothing to be sniffed at, he’s a very accomplished boxer who’s worked his way to get to this point right. But lets look at the facts; Mayweather has, in somewhat most of the eyes of boxing enthusiasts and fans across the world, DOMINATED the sport for 17 years. He’s been considered and mentioned in the rankings of the top pound for pound fighters on the planet since the late 90’s. Read the rest of this entry »
By Boxing-Boy: On May 2 in the afternoon (BKK time) there were weigh-in ceremony and physical assessment of both fighters who will fight for the World Boxing Council World Super Flyweight title at Boonsiri Boutique Hotel in Srisaket Province, Thailand. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jamie Eskdale: Back in 2009 two young American fighters by the name of Andre looked certain to take the super middleweight division by storm. They both entered the super 6 boxing classic tournament with high expectations of becoming the finest super middleweight on the planet. Andre Ward would accomplish this dream looking untouchable, but what has happened to Andre Dirrell?
Dirrell was a gifted amateur qualifying to compete at the 2004 Olympics by winning the AIBA American Olympic qualifying tournament. He would then go on and give a good account of himself at the Olympics, winning bronze at the 2004 Athens games. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean David: At one time a the best in each division fought each other many times more than once, now this is more of a musing than an article but surely we have all had our fill of promoters and fighters dictating who they want to step in the ring with. Read the rest of this entry »