By Chris Williams: Tickets for the September 13th rematch between WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) will go on sale this Tuesday for their rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather is a current 8/1 favorite to beat Maidana, according to Bovada.lv.
Here is the prices for the Mayweather-Maidana 2 tickets. As you can see, they’re quite reasonable and well worth it. $1,600, $1,200, $850, $600 and $350.
The tickets will likely be sold fast, so boxing fans interested in seeing this fight should plan on trying to get them as quickly as possible before they sell out.
Mayweather beat Maidana two months ago in winning a 12 round majority decision on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. One just scored the fight 114-114, while the other two had Mayweather winning by the scores 116-112 and 117-111. I agree with the 117-111 score. Mayweather won a comfortable decision in negating Maidana’s best power shots by blocking most of them on his gloves and shoulders. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions surprisingly mentioned Gennady Golovkin’s name as one of the potential opponents for his fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) for his next bout in November. Golovkin’s name was mentioned along with James Kirkland and Miguel Cotto, but you can dismiss Cotto because he definitely isn’t available for November.
De La Hoya said this as quoted by Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated: “Gennady Golovkin. ‘GGG’ is a dangerous fighter. That’s what Canelo is about.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: Erislandy Lara 19-2-2 (12), you tried and you failed. You can forget a rematch against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs), you can forget another big payday, your life at the top table of boxing could be all but over. This opinion is no reflection on Lara’s ability, some of the shots he picked against Canelo on Saturday were brilliant.
At times he even made Canelo look worse than Floyd Mayweather Jr did in his 12 round majority decision win over him last September. This is not about ability its about ‘marketability’ and Lara lost that on Saturday night as well as the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions wants to move his fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) for bigger and better things following his 12 round split decision win over Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) in their middleweight fight last Saturday night, but there are still quite a few people who feel that Canelo was given a bogus win over the Cuban fighter.
Former two division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero is one of many people who believe that Lara did enough to deserve a win over Canelo last Saturday night.
“I watched @Laraboxing fight in Mexico yesterday and mostly everyone including me thought he beat Canelo. #Boxing #Rematch,” Guerrero said on his twitter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) still hasn’t even fought IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) for his IBF title and yet Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn can’t keep thinking about a much bigger fight between Brook and Amir Khan that he wants to put together later this year.
Brook faces Porter on August 16th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The favorite to win the fight is Porter, who will not only be fighting in front of his own fans, but he’ll also have the advantage in power, inside fighting skills and experience. The deck is heavily stacked in Porter’s favor for this fight, and it’s clearly not looking good for the 28-year-old Brook. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has said he wants to reclaim the Cinco de Mayo and the Mexican Independence holidays and wants to challenge current pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather for those dates. His star power is without a doubt rising and it will only get bigger with each fight. Many of Canelo’s fans have bragged that Canelo is accomplishing more at 23 than Floyd has at 23.
What is lost in this translation is how the fighters came up. Let’s deal with Canelo first. Golden Boy is doing the right thing by putting Canelo in environments where his own fan base (Mexicans) will come out to support in record numbers. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KO’s) and Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) met today in a London press conference to promote their rematch in 12 days on July 26th at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, UK. As you would expect, both fighters were in fine form talking trash back and forth. Fury offered to put his purse on the line for the Chisora fight. Obviously that’s not going to happen, but Fury did his best acting job to make it sound believable as he said it.
With less than two weeks to go before their rematch, Chisora and Fury badly need to somehow drum up interest in their fight because there’s very little buzz about the fight for some reason, whether that be because the two guys have already fought before or because some fans don’t see them as relevant heavyweights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: The reported target date for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s next fight is November in San Antonio, Texas. There isn’t an opponent yet, but #5 IBF, #5 WBO, #11 WBC James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) is high on the list for the possible opponent to face the 23-year-old Canelo.
A fight against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto will need to wait until next year in May in order to take advantage of the huge Mexican holiday that month. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn has reportedly run into a sticking point in his negotiations with Top Rank for a fight between former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch.
Top Rank wants to make the Chavez Jr-Froch fight in October, whereas Hearn wants the fight to take place in November or December. If the two promotional companies are unable to work it out, then we’re likely to see Froch defend his IBF title against his IBF mandatory challenger James DeGale (19-1, 13 KO’s) for November or December, says Hearn. Read the rest of this entry »
By John Kelvin: The Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara fight this past Saturday has caused a lot of controversy among boxing fans. Some point to the fact that Lara landed more punches than Canelo as justification for believing that he won whereas others feel that Canelo won because he landed the harder punches, especially to the body.
When I watched the fight live i felt that it was extremely close and could have gone either way. Now with all the disputes concerning the scoring and styles i have decided to watch a replay and score the fight on a round by by round basis to see how my scorecard compares to the official judges and to see if a winner can be more clearly determined. Read the rest of this entry »