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title Lemieux to Golovkin: “There will be blood” on October 17th

(Photo Credit: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/K2 Promotions & Golden Boy Promotions) By Allan Fox: IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) and IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) met today in their kickoff press conference for their October 17th unification fight on HBO pay-per-view from Madison Square Garden in New York.

We learned that the price of the Golovkin-Lemieux fight will be going for $49.95, which is a steal compared to the $100 boxing fans had to pay on pay-per-view for the disappointing “Fight of the Century” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The cost of the Golovkin-Lemieux fight is reasonable in comparison. Read the rest of this entry »



title Alfredo Angulo to fight on August 29th on Santa Cruz vs. Mares card

angulo78 - CopyBy Dan Ambrose: 33-year-old former world title challenger Alfredo Angulo (23-5, 19 KOs) has been added to the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares card on August 29th on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Angulo will be fighting a still to be determined opponent in the 168lb division.

Angulo has lost 3 out of his last 4 fights, and has looked incredibly bad. Angulo won his last fight against Delray Raines by a 5th round knockout last June at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Read the rest of this entry »



title Frankie Gavin vs. Sam Eggington & Matthew Macklin vs. Jason Welborn on October 17th

macklin56By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Frankie Gavin (22-2, 13 KOs) will be taking his career in reverse mode in his next fight when he faces domestic fighter Sam Eggington (16-2, 9 KOs) on October 17th at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. It’s not surprising that Gavin’s career is being taken backwards step after his recent losses to IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook last May, and Leonard Bundu in 2014.

In between those defeats, Gavin beat a mess of domestic level fighters and proved that he can bet those types of fighters. However, Gavin did have a controversial decision win over Bradley Skeete in 2014, which tells you that Gavin is basically a domestic level fighter himself in terms of boxing skills and talent. Read the rest of this entry »



title Peter Quillin vs. Daniel Jacobs on December 5th at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

quillin6778By Allan Fox: Former WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will be facing WBA “regular” 160lb champion Daniel Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) on December 5th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, according to news from Dan Rafael. Quillin will need to win his tune-up fight against little known Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs) in their 10 round fight on September 12th on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC from the Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

“The date for Daniel Jacobs vs. KID CHOCOLATE, assuming Quillin wins next month, is Dec 5. Barclays Center is on hold. TV net TBA. #boxing,” Rafael said on his Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ellerbe confirms Mayweather will be retiring after Berto fight

Floyd MayweatherBy Chris Williams: Boxing fans are about to see the last of WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) when he faces Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) next month on September 12th in their fight on Showtime pay-per-view. While some boxing fans, writers, fighters and trainers believe that Mayweather won’t be able to resist coming back in 2016 to go after win No.50, Mayweather promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe says that won’t be happening.

Mayweather will be closing the door on his fabulous career after he defeats the 31-year-old Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ellerb points out that Mayweather has made a half a billion dollars during his career, and that’s he’s ready to call it a day and move on to other things in life. Read the rest of this entry »



title Is Tim Bradley regretting re-signing with Top Rank?

bradley77777 By Robert Elmore: In boxing, there are no guarantees. One has to make sure they get the best possible deal for themselves and their family that will secure their future. Decisions will not always be popular among boxing fans and Tim Bradley’s resigning to Top Rank was received with mix emotions.

Bradley was a free agent by the end of 2014 the boxing world was his oyster. He was the WBO champ having beaten Manny Pacquiao (controversial or not), made 1.05 million against Joel Casamayor and 5 million against Pacquiao. Many boxing fans (including myself) thought he would test the free agent market or join Al Haymon’s army. Read the rest of this entry »



title Cotto to get $30 million+, Canelo $10 million+ for mega-fight

cotto563By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and 25-year-old former IBF/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) are both going to make a ton of money for their November 21st fight on HBO pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 34-year-old Cotto, who promotes himself, will be making $30 million, according to elnuevodiario. For his part, Canelo will be getting $10 million plus for the fight, which will easily be the biggest payday of his career. Read the rest of this entry »



title Will Pacquiao’s saltwater healing enable him to beat Khan?

1-MAYPAC WEIGH IN-TRAPPFOTOS-3699By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum says he’ll be meeting with Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) in the UK to discuss a fight between him and Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) in 2016. The fight would likely be Pacquiao’s first after coming off a defeat to superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a bad shoulder injury in that loss.

Pacquiao says he used salt water to heal his shoulder without rehab following surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff last May, but we don’t know if Pacquiao’s miracle cure will hold up in a real fight or, if it will enable him to even make it through a training camp to get to the fight. What we don’t want to see/hear is Pacqiuao blaming a loss to Khan on his shoulder not being 100%. Read the rest of this entry »



title Andy Lee: Saunders is going to have to punch with me

lee7By Scott Gilfoid: WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee (34-2-1, 24 KOs) isn’t too worried about the change of date and venue for his title defense against No.1 WBO Billy Joe Saunders (22-0, 12 KOs). Lee expects to be able to get the better of Saunders regardless of where the fight is staged. The fight will be taking place on October 10th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.

The fight was originally scheduled for September 19th in Limerick, Ireland. However, Lee came down with a virus, which made it necessary for the fight to be postponed until October. It’s unclear why the fight was moved from Ireland to Manchester, but I think it’ll work out favorably for Lee because with the fight being staged in England, it means that the crowd will be pro-Saunders all the way. Read the rest of this entry »



title Flanagan vs. Magdaleno & Soro vs. Smith on Lee-Saunders card

flanagan5By Scott Gilfoid: WBO 135lb champion Terry Flanagan (28-0, 11 KOs) will be making his first defense of his WBO lightweight strap on October 10th against #1 WBO Diego Magdaleno (28-1, 12 KOs) on the undercard of the Andy Lee vs. Billy Joe Saunders card at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. The fight card will be televised on BoxNation in the UK.

The hulking 5’9 ½” southpaw Flanagan is coming off of a 2nd round injury stoppage of knockout artist Jose Zepeda last July. Rather than give the injured Zepeda a badly needed rematch, Flanagan is moving on and will be facing American Magdaleno in his next fight. Read the rest of this entry »



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