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title Tyson Fury to Deontay Wilder: “I’ll rip your heart out and feed it to you, chump!”

fury9173By Scott Gilfoid: Former Commonwealth heavyweight strap holder Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) was standing on his hind legs today in yapping at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) from the safety of his computer many miles away from the hard hitting Wilder in calling him out for a fight that Fury presumably would like to see take place in 2015.

Fury says he wants to face the 6’7” Wilder and he sees himself tearing the unbeaten American apart if given the chance. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao still sticking to deadline for Mayweather fight

pac012345By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao says he’s still got a deadline until the end of January for Floyd Mayweather Jr to agree to his side of the contract and sign off on it otherwise Pacquiao will be moving on.

The negotiations have become slowed due to Showtime and HBO still hashing it out, so Mayweather isn’t going to sign off on something that still hasn’t been worked out by the networks. Read the rest of this entry »

title Comeback night for welterweight duo: Porter-Garcia & Berto-Lopez

berto111By Gav Duthie: Al Haymon has secured a welterweight co-feature event at the Stubhub Center, California on March 13 as part of his new network deal with SpikeTV. The card will feature two former welterweight champions on the comeback trail in tough contests. 

Shawn Porter 24-1-1 (15) v Roberto Garcia 36-3 (23)

Andre Berto 29-3 (22) v Josesito Lopez 33-6 (19)

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title Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao Tale of the Tape of Intangibles

floyd93By Chester Rivers: This is the fight that many believe will resurrect the sport of boxing. The two biggest names in the sport with two contrasting styles squaring off to decide who is actually better. Let’s compare these two men and their styles to measure the intangibles that the tape, and promoters, will never tell us.

SPEED: Who is faster? This is a tricky question because I believe there e different types of boxing speed. There’s hand speed, foot speed and upper body movement. Manny Pacquiao has an advantage in hand speed. He tends to throw rapid three punch combos before his opponent can manage to throw one punch. However, Floyd Mayweather’s upper body reflexes and footwork is superior. Floyd can avoid punches simply by contorting his upper body (flexing at the waist) or by using his feet to side step and opponent. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kell Brook to battle Jo Jo Dan on 3/28

brook955By Scott Gilfoid: Just as I thought, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) has decided to face Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18 KOs) in his next fight on 3/28 at the Motorpoint Arena, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

It was officially announced earlier today by Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn. The fight itself is more of a case of Brook facing a 2nd tier guy because Dan, 33, is a very mediocre welterweight. I mean, we are talking about a fighter who twice was beaten by Selcuk Aydin, and those defeats weren’t very long ago. Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd Mayweather calls off Manny Pacquiao fight?

floyd64By Antonia Bufalino: In a recent incident that has fans riled up in anger, Floyd Mayweather Jr has posted a link to his twitter page (@floydmayweather) with the statement, “Thanks for setting the record straight, Alex Ariza.”

Alex Ariza, Mayweather’s strength and conditioning coach, was recently at Manny Pacquiao’s movie premiere for “Manny”. On the red carpet, he had a lot to say regarding the potential showdown. None of which was positive. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin on target weight for Martin Murray fight

golovkinBy Scott Gilfoid: With only a month to go before his title defense against Britain’s Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs), WBA middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) hit the scales in their 30-day weigh-in on Wednesday in Johannesburg, South Africa for their February 21st fight at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Golovkin weighed in at 172 pounds, which was within the World Boxing Council’s limits for the 30-day weigh-in. Murray weighed in slightly less at 169 pounds. We don’t really know how much weight Murray had to strip off in order to make the weigh-in today, because he’s a huge middleweight and considered to be the bigger fighter than Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo-Kirkland could kill Mayweather’s plan-B option against Cotto

canelo45By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar de La Hoya and his most valuable flagship fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) may have boxed Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) into an untenable position where he will absolutely need to face Manny Pacquiao in his next fight if he wants to keep his highly valued May 2nd fight date on Cinco de Mayo.

De La Hoya is setting Canelo up with a fight against the popular slugger James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) on regular non-pay-per-view HBO on May 2nd. They intend to fight on that date even if Mayweather chooses to face his plan-B opponent Miguel Cotto on Showtime pay-per-view. Read the rest of this entry »

title Wladimir Klitschko: I want to fight and punish Shannon Briggs!

wladimir44465By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) has reportedly already booked the O2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany to face the 43-year-old Shannon Briggs (57-6-1, 50 KOs) later on this year in September after Wladimir takes care of #2 WBA, #3 WBC, #4 WBO, #6 IBF challenger Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) in their fight on April 25th at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Wladimir is tired of the way that Briggs, a former WBO heavyweight strap holder, has been following him around and ambushing him at various places in order to get Wladimir to fight him. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne averages 1.24m viewers on Showtime

By Scott Gilfoid:
I think it’s safe to say that the boxing world saw a star being born last Saturday night with American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) bringing in huge ratings on Showtime Championship Boxing in his fight against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

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