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title Nathan Cleverly wants Braehmer fight in September

cleverly567By Scott Gilfoid: After watching WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (46-2, 34 KOs) obliterate an over-matched and very, very limited Robin Krasniqi (43-4, 16 KOs) last Saturday night at the Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, former WBO 175lb champion Nathan Cleverly (28-2, 14 KOs) says he wants to fight the 36-year-old Braehmer in September if he can get a fight against the Sauerland promoted German fighter.

Cleverly’s promoter Eddie Hearn would have to make the fight, and it remains to be seen whether he can do that. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather benefiting from strength coach Alex Ariza’s help in developing his punching power

arizaBy Chris Williams: With the help of his strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza, WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) is increasing his strength and punching power. Mayweather is now lifting weights with the help of Ariza, and this in turn is making Mayweather a bigger puncher than he ever was before.

Mayweather hasn’t been a weight lifter in the past, which would explain why he wasn’t knocking guys out after he moved out of his natural weight class at super featherweight. But now with Ariza having Mayweather lift weights, he’s developing punching power that he never had before. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jeff Mayweather: This isn’t the same old Floyd, he’s a beast!

Floyd Mayweather(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr totally dominated former two division world champion Zab Judah during their sparring session, says his trainer Jeff Mayweather. Judah and Mayweather sparred for three rounds in which all three minutes of each round were totally dominated by Mayweather.

It got so bad that Judah stopped throwing punches after the 2nd round, because he didn’t know what to do. Jeff says that Mayweather wound up giving Judah a beating during the session. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo interested in fighting Pacquiao

canelo44By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 32 KOs) says he would like to face the 36-year-old Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs). Canelo, 24, didn’t say when he would like to face the smaller 5’6” Pacquiao, but obviously it would have to be soon before Pacquiao ages out to where it wouldn’t be a fair fight.

Pacquiao has a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd, and you would assume that he would need to win that fight to make it interesting for a fight between him and Canelo to be set up. Read the rest of this entry »

title What if there were no more hungry former Soviet boxers?

wladimir4311By Gerardo Granados: Back in 1989 the Berlin wall fall and as a domino the Soviet Union came to an end, it also came to an end the politics that prevented many brave and skillful fighters to join the ranks of prize fighting, fortunately for us fight fans now a days we can see how many hungry lions have come out from the Iron Curtain to compete and to rule supreme as boxing champions.

It is no secret that you will find many fighters who have succeeded coming from very humble origins. Read the rest of this entry »

title Lomachenko not interested in Rigondeaux fight at a catch-weight or at 122, he has to come up to 126

lomachenko566789By Chris Williams: If the WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) wants a fight against the bigger, taller, and heavier WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KOs), Rigondeaux will have to move up to featherweight and fight the 27-year-old Lomachenko in his weight class, because he refuses to accommodate the smaller 5’4” Rigondeaux by fighting him at a catch-weight in between the super bantamweight and featherweight divisions.

It doesn’t make sense for Rigondeaux to come up in weight to fight Lomachenko, because he doesn’t have a huge fan base in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

title Helenius obliterates Csomor in 1st round TKO

helenius456By Scott Gilfoid: Sporting a Mohawk hairstyle, 6’6 ½” heavyweight Robert Helenius (20-0, 12 KOs) won his comeback bout in stopping the much shorter 5’11” Hungarian Andras Csomor (11-5-1, 9 KOs) in the 1st round of a scheduled 6 round bout at the Tondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.

The fight was halted after Helenius knocked Csomor down with a right hand, and then pummeled him with shots after he got back to his feet. Csomor was helpless against the ropes while Helenius unloading on him with everything but the kitchen sink. The official time of the stoppage was 1:02 of the 1st round. Read the rest of this entry »

title Braehmer stops Krasniqi; Feigenbutz destroys Kelemen

braehmer336By Scott Gilfoid: In an outcome that was totally expected, WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (46-2, 34 KOs) made easily work of a badly over-matched #2 WBA contender Robin Krasniqi (43-4, 16 KOs) in stopping him in between the 9th and 10th rounds on Saturday night at the Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

title Sanchez: Golovkin is willing to fight Froch in the UK

By Scott Gilfoid: If WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) is looking for a big fight later this year after he finishes healing up from his elbow injury then he might want to consider a fight against unbeaten WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs).

Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez says that they’re interested in the Froch fight, and would be willing to fly over to England to take the fight if he’s interested.

Froch doesn’t have an opponent for his next, which he says he’d like to take during the summer. The fighter that Froch has talked of wanting to fight, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, is already scheduled to fight Andrzej Fonfara on April 18th, and there’s no way that Chavez Jr will be able to fight in the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

title Miguel Cotto vs. Cornelius Bundrage in the works for June 6th in New York

cotto67666By Dan Ambrose: It looks like WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) will be looking to fight an older guy from a lower division in facing 41-year-old Cornelius Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) in Cotto’s first and likely last title defense of his WBC 160 pound title on June 6th at a still to be determined venue in New York.

El Nuevodia is reporting that the announcement for the Cotto-Bundrage fight could come next week some time. On Friday, ESPN Deportes reported that Cotto would be fighting #1 WBC middleweight contender Jorge Sebastian Heiland next, but it looks like Cotto and his adviser Gaby Penagaricano are going with the better known fighter in Bundrage, even though he’s a lot older and he fights in the junior middleweight division. Read the rest of this entry »

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