De La Hoya says “Look at what Pacquiao did to me – he destroyed me”, in hyping Alvarez-Lopez fight

Alvarez Lopez Alvarez vs. Lopez  saul alvarez oscar de la hoya josesito lopez By Dan Ambrose: Just to show you how desperate Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya has become to try and get boxing fans excited about the September 15th mismatch between WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez and the slender light welterweight Josesito Lopez that has been hand-picked by Golden Boy, De La Hoya has resorted to bringing up how he was thrashed by the much smaller Manny Pacquiao back in 2008 to show that size doesn’t matter. Unfortunately it does matter. Read the rest of this entry »



Ward to have to deal with Dawson’s height and reach advantage on September 8th

Dawson Ward Dawson vs. Ward  chad dawson andre ward By Scott Gilfoid: WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KO’s) is going to have to find a way to deal with the height and reach advantage of Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KO’s) on September 8th at the Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California. Ward is listed as the favorite to win this fight, he’s going to have be giving away five inches in reach against the long-armed Dawson. Read the rest of this entry »



Rigondeaux expected to renew contract with Top Rank for two years

 guillermo rigondeaux By Dan Ambrose: WBA World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KO’s) is reportedly in negotiations with Top Rank to renew his contract with them that expired yesterday on July 16th, according to fightnews.com. The 31-year-old Rigondeaux could renew for two more years with Top Rank. Read the rest of this entry »



Schaefer: Josesito Lopez has earned the right to fight Canelo Alvarez

Alvarez Lopez Alvarez vs. Lopez  saul alvarez josesito lopez By Dan Ambrose: While a lot of boxing fans are turned off by the idea of Golden Boy Promotions deciding to match light welterweight Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KO’s) up against WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KO’s) on September 15th, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer is perfectly fine with the fight, and he feels Lopez deserves to be in with Alvarez despite the fact that Lopez is basically just a 140 pound fighter being asked to move up two entire divisions to make fight happen. Read the rest of this entry »



Boxrec calling Chisora-Haye results a “no contest”

Chisora vs. Haye  derek chisora david haye By Scott Gilfoid: I just got a laugh at looking at boxrec with their listing of the results of the David Haye vs. Dereck Chisora fight from this past weekend. Instead of listing it as a 5th round TKO win for Haye, they’ve got it listed as a 5th round no contest. What is that? That’s a joke, right? Read the rest of this entry »



Sergio Martinez: Chavez Jr’s going to have few teeth left after I get through with him

Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez Chavez Jr Martinez  sergio martinez julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO’s) plans on giving WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO’s) a terrible beating and knock most of his teeth out of his head in their fight on September 15th at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »



Khan could face Garcia in December rematch

Khan Garcia Khan vs. Garcia  danny garcia amir khan By Jason Kim: Amir Khan (26-3, 18 KO’s) could be back in the ring with WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (24-0, 15 KO’s) as early as December in a rematch that will likely be televised by HBO again. Yahoo sports news is reporting that Khan could take the Garcia fight next to try and avenge his huge 4th round TKO loss last weekend in Las Vegas. Read the rest of this entry »



Escobedo in tough fight against Broner on Saturday

Broner Escobedo Broner vs. Escobedo  vicente escobedo adrien broner By Scott Gilfoid: Vincente Escobedo (26-3, 15 KO’s) is the latest fighter that will be trying to hand WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (23-0, 19 KO’s) when they meet up on Saturday night on HBO television to see who the top guy is in the WBC rankings. Read the rest of this entry »



Merchant: Khan deserved more time against Garcia to see if he could survive

Khan Garcia Khan vs. Garcia  danny garcia amir khan By William Mackay: HBO analyst Larry Merchant thinks Amir Khan deserved to fight longer before the referee jumped in to stop the fight last Saturday night in his loss to WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia. Merchant thinks that referee Kenny Bayless should have allowed Khan the benefit of the doubt by letting him continue to fight after Khan had been knocked down twice in the 4th by the 24-year-old Garcia. Read the rest of this entry »



Matthysse vs. Olusegun for interim WBC 140 lb title on September 8th

Matthysse Olusegun  lucas matthysse By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten #1 WBC 140 lb contender Ajose Olusegun (30-0, 14 KO’s) still isn’t getting a shot at the full World Boxing Council light welterweight title, but he’ll be fighting for the interim WBC 140 pound strap against #4 WBC Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KO’s) on September 8th on the undercard of the Randall Bailey vs. Devon Alexander clash that will be televised by Showtime. Read the rest of this entry »



Ray Mercer talks MMA, winning ‘88 Olympic gold and ‘Find A Dream’

By Ian Aldous: As a board member of the ‘Find A Dream’ non-profit organization, ‘Merciless’ Ray Mercer (36-7-1) is building on the success of his amateur and professional boxing careers to become a role-model for the stars of tomorrow. This week he spoke with me about the charity he proudly represents as well as his colourful career inside the ropes (and cage)! Read the rest of this entry »



Price interested in Chisora bout

Price Chisora Price vs. Chisora  derek chisora david price By Dan Henderson: British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price has come out and said he would be interested in facing fellow British heavyweight Dereck ‘Del Boy’ Chisora. This is what Price had to say Read the rest of this entry »



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