By Dan Ambrose: The World Boxing Council has extended negotiations between WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) and his #1 WBC mandatory challenger Viktor Postol (29-0, 17 KOs) until October 10th. If an agreement isn’t reached by that time a purse bid will take place on October 10th.
Postol could potentially be the most formidable opponent that Garcia has faced during his career due to his 5’11” height, long reach, excellent chin and high work rate. Garcia was very lucky to win a controversial decision over Mauricio Herrera last March in Puerto Rico, but he’ll have to find another way to beat Postol because this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jaime Ortega: Floyd Mayweather Jr 47-0, financially speaking might be the smartest boxer to have ever cashed out from the sport of Boxing. But his boxing legacy as far as his career entitles, is closer to have the following inscribed in the Hall of Fame: ‘49-0,’ with an inscription bellow his record that reads ‘He never fought Pacquiao.’
Everyday, Floyd is constantly bombarded over and over again by the same poisonous question that seems to never leave him and his family alone. “Floyd when are you fighting Pacquiao?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: According to ESPN, 34-year-old former two time IBF bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko 29-5, 22 KOs) is a possible opponent for WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg’s next title defense on November 22nd on the undercard of the Tony Bellew vs. Nathan Cleverly 2 fight card at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is working on matching Quigg against either Agbeko or little known #3 WBA Shingo Wake (17-4-2, 10 KOs). Either one of those guys are perfect opponents because they’re not much of a threat at all to beat Quigg. Read the rest of this entry »
By Victor Candelario: Don’t me wrong me and boxing fans alike would love to see Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) take on the #1 pound for pound boxer in the sport Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr (47-0-0 26 KOs) and see if he can hand Floyd the first loss of his career but lets be realistic, the fight has lost a ton of its luster. Both fighters have showed in recent fights to be well past there primes, and if the fight were to occur I can see a ton of excuses as to why Floyd or Pacquiao were defeated coming from fans.
Just to name the two most common arguments that would be made, Floyd fans would say Floyd lost because he was past his prime , and Manny fans would say Manny was past his prime should he lose. So neither fighter at this point would get the same credit for defeating the other as they would have 7 years ago, when they were both at the top of the sport, at there best. Read the rest of this entry »
By Victor Candelario The Puerto Rican Philadelphia native slugger Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0-0, 17 KOs) has a possible showdown with Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) looming after Pacquiao’s camp expressed interest in meeting Garcia in the near future after Pacquiao’s showdown with Chris Algieri. But after Garcia’s last 2 outings in the ring it has become clear as day, Danny Garcia needs to step up.
Garcia faced 9th ranked light welterweight in the world Mauricio Herrera (21-4-0, 7 KOs) in a twelve rounder in Puerto Rico and was given a gift from the heavens because it was clear to everyone watching, Garcia was frustrated, Garcia was always a step behind, and Garcia had been exposed. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov is hoping he can get WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri back in the ring to face him in 2015. Provodnikov lost to Algieri by a 12 round decision last June in a close fight, and he feels he should have won the fight.
Algieri has a fight coming up next month against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a catch-weight fight at 144 pounds on November 22nd in Macao, China. If Algieri loses that fight, which is highly likely, then Algieri will drop back down to 140 and be available to face Provodnikov in a rematch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox:
#1 WBO Raymundo Beltran will be challenging WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford on November 29th on HBO from Omaha, Nebraska. Despite being only a contender in this fight, Betran believes that he’s a champion because of his fight against former WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns last year in September.
The judges scored the fight as a 12 round draw even though Beltran dominated the last 11 rounds of the fight and even knocked Burns down. It was arguably a robbery and it was a definite setback to Beltran’s career, especially after the World Boxing Organization ordered Burns to fight Crawford instead of him afterwards. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF/WBA 140lb champion Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) thinks that he’s the guys WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) needs to boost his pay-per-view numbers, which Khan thinks are sagging.
How Khan can know what Mayweather’s pay-per-view numbers are is anyone’s guess, because Showtime hasn’t released his numbers for his last two fights against Marcos Maidana. Khan is making a guess that they’re low, but he doesn’t know and he can’t know. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Dan Rafael of ESPN is reporting that the purse bid scheduled for today between WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder has been postponed for some unexplained reason.
If this turns out to be the case it would be the 2nd time the Wilder-Stiverne purse bids have been postponed, and it just makes you wonder how many times the World Boxing Council will allow the purse bids to be postponed before they finally put their foot down and force the issue. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says that the November 22nd rematch between former WBO 175 belt holder Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew will be an official world title eliminator for one of the cruiserweight belts.
Hearn isn’t saying which title it’ll be an eliminator for but he thinks that it’ll be a WBO cruiserweight title eliminator so that the winner will face Marco Huck. That in itself is pretty surprising because it means that the winner of the Bellew-Cleverly 2 fight will leap frog over the higher ranked contenders by the WBO. Read the rest of this entry »