By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) has had time to talk it over with his promoter Frank Maloney, and he’s decided that he would like a rematch against American Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s). Price is even willing to travel to the United States to fight Thompson in his home country in order to get the fight.
Price was knocked out in the 2nd round last Saturday night in a huge upset in Liverpool, UK. Maloney picked out the 41-year-old Thompson, and it was supposed to be an easy fight against an aging heavyweight who looked to be on his last legs. But as it turns out, even this faded version of Thompson was more than good enough to beat the heavily hyped but still unproven 6’8’ Price. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn is saying that his fighter unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) will be fighting IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) on May 18th on the undercard of the Lamont Peterson vs. Lucas Matthysse card in Washington, DC.
If they fight at the Convention Center they could draw a huge crowd of more than 10,000, and that is easily the best number you can get for a fight card like this in the United States.
Hearn said to I Film London “We’re [Kell Brook] looking at May 18th on the Peterson vs. Matthysse card in Washington, DC. I don’t care what day it is or where it is. I just want the result. I think he [Brook] was born to be champion, and it doesn’t matter if it’s 10 weeks later, he’s still going to get on the card.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye can finally retire because WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s) says Haye had his chance to fight him and he failed to take it. Vitali is moving on.
Speaking with boxingnews.ua, Vitali said “David Haye was able to fight me on 10 September 2012 in Moscow. He was sent to all contracts. The Briton only had to sign them. David refused. The David Haye train has left.”
Well, there it is. That’s the news that Haye needed to finally retire from boxing because Vitali is saying Haye had his chance to take the fight and failed to sign the contract. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KO’s) has decided to fight only three more times before he permanently retires from boxing, according to espn deportes. The top of the list for Cotto’s last three fights are Austin Trout and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The third opponent is still unknown.
Cotto said to espn “I can say I have three fights to retire from boxing and devote myself to my children.“
Cotto will be fighting in October or November, and then look to finish out his career with two fights in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Welterweight contender Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) is confirming that he’ll be fighting next against Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) on April 20th at a still to be determined venue. Maidana, 29, needs this fight to keep in the running for bigger money fights in the future, one of which could be against WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Maidana has won his last two fights against Angel Martinez and Jesus Soto-Karass in 2012 after having been beaten by Devon Alexander by a 10 round unanimous decision in February of last year. Maidana, now training with Robert Garcia, is becoming more of a boxer/puncher rather than just a pure slugger that he’s been known for being in the past.
He’s trying to get out of the way of shots now by moving his head and fighting in an in and out manner. Maidana is also using his jab much more now than he ever did in the past. Read the rest of this entry »
By Craig Hilton: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner (26-0) has been talking profusely about Floyd Mayweather Jnr. (43-0) recently. As a boxing fan with an admiration for the pugilist’s individuality, I don’t like hearing this from Broner as although he may not have the same repertoire of skills, he has all the talent to achieve more than Floyd. In my opinion, Adrien should focus on building his own legacy.
It’s important to study the skills of successful fighters but Broner risks being cast into the shadow of Floyd Mayweather Jnr., damaging his own legacy and reputation. It was recently made clear on Sky Sports’ Ringside programme that Adrien Broner has achieved similar things sooner than Mayweather; Broner could smash Mayweather’s achievements in the same way that Usain Bolt took Michael Johnson’s world record in the 200 metres! Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: A friend of mine believes Floyd cannot take the punishment of not only fight six times in a row but to endure training for six fights, and that it could weakened him to the point that he would cautiously cherry pick his opponents. My friend believes that if he reached a deal for so many millions he will have to deliver but his body at 36 years of age may betray him.
There are some exceptions to the rule but we don’t get to see many Archie Moore´s or George Foreman´s boxing epics. Bernard Hopkins hasn´t officially retired yet but he has not fought for a long time. The Juan Manuel Marquez´s types of boxers are not common these days. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony Crooks: As a writer, I read every single comment on this website and I always listen to what the public has to say, yes I am British, having said that, I judge no boxer on his colour or what part of the world that he originated from. I look at boxing ability and hard cold facts.
The sole reason that David Price was knocked out was because of poor defensive skills, he should not have been hit in the ear in the first place! As I have always said, defence is the ultimate skill in boxing. So many people harp on about punching power and knockouts. The art of boxing under the Queensbury rules is to hit without being hit.
Another reason why David Price was knocked out was because he has been fed with low level opposition. Lennox Lewis lost both times in world title fights, not when he was on his way up like Price. Lewis would have destroyed Wilder, Price and Fury in his early days. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) has decided that all of his future opponent must agree to be drug tested before he’ll fight them. If they don’t agree, then they won’t be allowed to fight him.
Donaire previously had made the extra drug testing optional, but he’s suddenly changed his mind about this stance and now everyone that faces Donaire will have to agree.
Donaire said to Doghouseboxing.com “I have decided from this point on, I will mandate my opponents to enroll in drug testing before I agree to any fights.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports believes all 41-year-old Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) needs is big win over the likes of Tony Thompson, Tyson Fury or Dereck Chisora to be in position to get another world title shot after having been completely embarrassed the last time he fought for a world title three years ago by David Haye. Read the rest of this entry »