By Dan Ambrose: You’ve got to feel a little bit sorry for Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3, 30 KO’s) tonight after his 4th round TKO loss to the much heavier looking Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) in Dallas, Texas. Mikey had failed to make weight the day earlier in giving up his WBO featherweight title on the scales.
It looked like Mikey had decided to either win the fight on size or lose the fight by making weight. Mikey chose to win, and he came in over the limit. I wish there was a scale to put Mikey on as he entered the ring because he looked at least 15-20 pounds heavier to me compared to Juanma. There was no way Juanma could beat a fighter as big as Mikey is; it wasn’t going to happen. Read the rest of this entry »
By Oral Ofori: Ray ‘Sugar Ray’ Narh of Ghana announced his return to the ring with a convincing win over Ronald Cruz on June 14, 2013 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Pennsylvania USA where both fighters locked horns in a Welterweight division bout. Narh dedicated the win to his mother; Flory. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Fighting without his WBO title that he lost on the scales last Friday, Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) had an easy time stopping former two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3, 30 KO’s) in the 4th round on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, Texas, USA. Garcia knocked Lopez down with a nice right hand in the 2nd.
In the 4th round, Mikey nailed a desperate Juanma with a left hook to the head that dropped him on the canvas. The fight was then halted by Raphael Ramos at 1:35 of the round.
Lopez was jabbing continuously in the first two rounds, and he finally realized in the 2nd that he couldn’t stay on the outside and have any chance of winning. Late in the 2nd, Lopez begin to press the attack but then walked into a right hand that knocked him down. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) badly wants a rematch against WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO’s) next if his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank will make that fight.
If not, then Donaire says he’s prepared to move up to featherweight to go after the vacant WBO featherweight title that was stripped from Donaire’s friend Mikey Garcia for failing to make weight last Friday in his weigh-in for his fight against Juan Manuel Lopez tonight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: The newly crowned WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares (W26-L0-Dl) is only 27 years old and already has conquered world titles in three different weight divisions. The young lion has defeated good opposition to achieve it, but what kind of potential does he have?
The 5´4 1/2” height and 66” reach young lion is the third youngest Mexican fighter to achieve three divisional world titles behind Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Erik Morales.
“Terrible” is a future hall of fame member but he never reached the heights of Julio Cesar even though that he did had a special charisma and a big fan base. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KO’s) will reportedly be facing former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (31-2-1, 20 KO’s) in two months on August 24th in a still to be determined venue in Germany, according to Boxingnews.com.ua.
Pulev, #1 IBF, was hoping to face Britain’s Tyson Fury in an IBF eliminator bout to fight for the shot to become the mandatory challenger for IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, but Fury chose not to take the fight for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (6-0, 4 KO’s) was forced to go the full 6 rounds with 32-year-old journeyman Tomas Mrazek (7-41-6, 5 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Epic Centre, Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (5-0, 4 KO’s) has his 6th mismatch of his career tonight against journeyman Tomas Mrazek (7-40-6, 5 KO’s) in a 6-round scheduled fight that will be lucky if it goes one round at the Epic Centre, Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.
Hughie, 6’6”, is on a mission to break former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s record of being the youngest heavyweight champion in the world when he picked up a world title at the age of 20.
Hughie is doing a good job of padding his own record against opposition that I wouldn’t even call C level, but I don’t see Hughie facing the kind of opposition that is putting him on course for even coming close to breaking Mike Tyson’s record. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Frank Warren is saying that his fighter WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (26-0, 12 KO’s) is willing to face the huge puncher WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (21-1, 18 KO’s) in a unification bout no matter where it takes place.
Warren said in his column at Frankwarren.com “The 35-year-old Haitian is a seriously dangerous puncher. Nevertheless, Nathan Cleverly is willing to accommodate him in a unification spat on either side of the Atlantic, anytime Stevenson fancies it.”
Well, I think Stevenson might just fancy it, but I hope Cleverly does because somehow I can see him getting sick before this fight and then it falling through. I mean, I’d be happy just to see Cleverly face unbeaten challenger Sergey Kovalev. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Unbeaten Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) isn’t ruling out a fight against #2 WBA Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) if Broner is able to snatch the WBA welterweight title from champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) in their fight next Saturday, June 22nd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The general consensus is with the boxing public that Broner, if he beats the light hitting Malignaggi, will immediately vacate the WBA title rather than having to defend the belt against dangerous punchers Maidana, Keith Thurman and Diego Chaves.
Any one of those fighters could quickly unseat the 23-year-old Broner as the champion if given a chance and it’s likely that Broner’s promoters at Golden Boy Promotions won’t let that happen by taking Broner back down into safer waters at 135. Read the rest of this entry »