By Mr. Pennington: When Adrien Broner (27 -0-22 kos) said “call me the Can Man because anyone CAN get it, AmeriCANS, Puerto RiCANS, MexiCANS, AfriCANS” I became an instant fan. I felt it was original and unrehearsed, and most of all dam good. I’m the type of fans that appreciates the theatrics that come along with sport, after all those are what create the most memorable moments. Mike Tyson’s Classic outburst “I want to eat his kids” Terrell Owens running to mid field in Dallas after scoring a touchdown standing on the Dallas star.
One moment in time I will never forget is the brawl in the Palace in Detroit. Though an unfortunate situation, the entertainment value was jaw dropping. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: We could learn who Floyd Mayweather Jr’s next fight is by next week, according to Mayweather. He’s fighting on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he needs to name as soon as possible to start drumming up interest in the fight. It’s not like it was last time where Mayweather had a hugely popular opponent in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to fight.
This time it’s going to be a lesser star that he faces, and Mayweather is going to be the one that has to do most of the heavy lifting in terms of attracting interest in the fight unless he faces someone like WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin or Manny Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Michael Byrne: This weekend saw Jeff Lacy back in the ring for the first time since being embarrassed by Dhafir Smith in 2010. His fight was against Martin Verdin (20-16-2), so it’s clear he plans on taking the comeback slowly, which is advisable: he didn’t look too good. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) is still hanging around in limbo, having sacrificed the last eight months of 2013 waiting to hear the word of whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) will agree to fight him or not in early 2014. Mayweather Jr. still hasn’t said a word about whether he’ll choose Khan as his next opponent, but that hasn’t stopped Khan from talking about the Mayweather fight 24/7.
Khan said via Fightnews “He is undefeated and I want to be the one to defeat him. I have been training very hard for the past 8-10 weeks. My next fight will be in May 2014, and I hope it’s against Mayweather.”
This sounds so sad. It reminds me of a kid talking about a Christmas present he badly wants, but then he gets up and instead of the thing he wants, he gets a few pair of socks and some color books. Read the rest of this entry »
By @BoxingMuse: Three weight champion Shane Mosley looked a shell of his former self during his performance in Sydney, Australia against Anthony Mundine. The fight ended before the start of 7th round with the fight doctor and referee in agreement that due to Mosley suffering back spasms the bout should be stopped. Mundine who is a two-weight world titlist (WBA & IBO titles) himself now has a TKO win over the American legend.
Mosley in his prime, which can be estimated over ten years ago, approximately around the victories over De La Hoya was an extremely talented fighter. Shane may well be remembered as one of the best lightweights of all time and a certain hall of famer. It is sad to say we haven’t seen vintage Mosley since his iconic victory over boxing’s bad boy Antonio Margarito. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO’s) says he’ll fight featherweight Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) in a rematch at a catch-weight of 123 lbs. if Donaire doesn’t rehydrate 10 pounds above that weight and come into the fight as a lightweight at 133 lbs. to fight him. Rigondeaux wants to beat Donaire again, but he doesn’t want to be in the ring with a lightweight on the night of the fight.
Rigondeaux beat Donaire by a 12 round unanimous decision last April, and Donaire is starting to make noise finally about wanting a rematch to try and avenge his embarrassing defeat. However, Donaire has a lot of healing he has to do after suffering a small fracture of his left orbital bone from his fight against Vic Darchinyan last month. Donaire will be out of the ring until the March or April of next year, and that’s if his injury heals properly because he’s hoping that it’ll heal without surgery. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Two former world champions Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KO’s) and Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s) will step inside the ring this Saturday night to face off on Showtime at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. There won’t be a major world title on the line for this fight, because both guys are coming off of close 12 round decision defeats in their previous fights. However, the vacant NABF welterweight title will be up for grabs for this one, but I’m not sure that’s an appealing belt for them because it doesn’t carry the same weight that the major title straps do. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Ever since WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson called out IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) last Saturday night following Stevenson’s 6th round demolition job on the UK’s Tony Bellew, there’s hasn’t been a peep heard from Froch or his promoter Eddie Hearn about accepting Stevenson’s challenge.
Froch said that he was going to watch the Bellew-Stevenson fight, so it’s not as if Froch didn’t get a chance to hear Stevenson’s challenge after the fight. Hearn hasn’t said a word either about the challenge from Stevenson, and that is very strange because Hearn usually is talking nonstop about challenges made towards his fighters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Austin Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s) will be fighting for his old WBA junior middleweight title this Saturday night against Erislandy Lara (18-1-2, 12 KO’s) on a fight that will be televised by Showtime from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Trout, 28, lost his WBA title earlier this year in a 12 round decision loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last April in San Antonio, Texas.
Trout has shown a lot of interest in facing Canelo again, but with no luck in getting him to take the rematch. If Trout can win back his WBA title, he’ll be in a good position to face Canelo at some point in the future due to him holding that belt. Canelo will eventually need to turn to him unless he’s going to focus on fighting welterweights and specific middleweights. Read the rest of this entry »
By James Le Blanc: As this year is coming to a close, with great fights throughout the course of this year it is that time to crown the most impressive boxer; the one that separates himself from the rest as Fighter of the Year. According to some analyst there are many names to choose from; Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia, Gennady Golovkin, and Adonis Stevenson. Let me get straight to the point when I say, this year’s Fighter of the Year has to be the Canadian Adonis Stevenson.
Any time a Champion fights four times in a calendar year it is something special. These days we are lucky to get a Champion to fight twice a year. This was the recipe for success in 2012 for Nonito Donaire who fought four times, knocking out two of those opponents. This year Golovkin fought four times knocking out all four opponents and defending his belt every time but the competition is questionable. Read the rest of this entry »