By Dan Ambrose: Having miserably failed when he attempted to step it up a class at welterweight in his 7th round knockout loss to Luis Carlos Abregu last October, Puerto Rican Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12 KO’s) will be looking to slowly ease his way into the light welterweight division to see if he can find better success at that weight class.
According to Fightnews.com, the 22-year-old Dulorme plans on fighting his next fight at 143 pounds in February to see how he feels at the lower weight, and then if he doesn’t okay he’ll move all the way down to 140 to campaign as a light welterweight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: It looks like Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) will be fighting Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) for a fifth time next year in June or September. I think Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee needs to sit him down and talk some sense into before he takes this fight because I think the chances are extremely high that Pacquiao gets knocked cold again.
Marquez really blasted Pacquiao out in their fourth fight, and Pacquiao is awfully lucky that he didn’t hurt badly because with a knockout like that there’s always a danger of something happening. But a lot of top fighters and ex-fighters think that there’s a chance that Pacquiao won’t be able to take punishment in his fights from now on. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Middleweight contender Andy Lee (28-2, 20 KO’s) will be fighting on February 9th against Anthony Fitzgerald (13-3, 4 KO’s) in a fight at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lee will be looking to reload for another world title shot as he needs to pick up some good wins so that he can get pushed back up the rankings.
Lee figures that it might only take three victories and he’ll in position for another world title challenge. He wants to go after some of the British middleweights and then fight for a title. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Rich Graessle) By Allan Fox: IBF North American heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 29 KO’s) weighed in on Friday for his fight tomorrow night against Steven Cunningham (25-4, 12 KO’s) at the Sands Casino Resort, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Adamek, 36, weighed in at a chunky 223 pounds.
Compared to the lean 203 pound Cunningham, Adamek looked kind of blocky, like he’s carrying too much weight for his small frame. Adamek has been fighting in the neighborhood of 216 pounds for most of his fights since moving up to the heavyweight division in 2009. However, the extra six pounds that Adamek has put on recently starting in March has him looking slower but without any real power gain.
Cunningham, 36, looked really in shape at 203 lbs, and even though he’s giving up 20 pounds in weight, Cunningham looked like the bigger fighter because his weight is all useful muscle rather than fat like what Adamek is carrying around. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Well, it looks like WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) will be facing WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) on May 4th at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to Boxingtalk.com.
Canelo could end up on the undercard as the co-main event in this pay per view broadcast on HBO. It’s possible that the winner of the Mayweather-Guerrero and Alvarez-TBA fights will face each other in September when Mayweather is scheduled to be back in the ring again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Jose Reynoso, the trainer for WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, says that they have a backup plan in case they can’t Floyd Mayweather Jr. to agree to fight on May 4th. Reynoso says that Miguel Cotto and Austin Trout are two opponents that they will be considering if Mayweather doesn’t agree to the fight.
Reynoso said to the record.com.mx “Mayweather is the in the lead, and hopefully we will be fighting him, but we’re also negotiating with other boxers to have a plan B, and those are Miguel Cotto, Austin Trout and others who might be a worthy rival to Saul.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Mohamed Horomtallah: It seems that everybody has pretty much buried Manny Pacquiao after his 6th round knock out against Marquez. They say that he’s done and can no longer be the fighter he once was. They back that argument by bringing up the fact that Pacquiao has now lost 2 fights in a row and didn’t convince in the 3rd Marquez fight. I beg to disagree.
Things should always be placed in their context and in this particular instance, one needs to analyze Paquiao’s last 3 fights and the events surrounding them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: #8 WBC heavyweight contender Manuel Charr (22-1, 12 KO’s) took care of 34-year-old journeyman Konstantin Airich (24-9-2, 18 KO’s) in a stopping him in the 1st round on Friday night to capture both the vacant WBC Baltic and WBC Mediterranean heavyweight titles at the Maritim Hotel, in Cologne Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: A fight between WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) and 41-year-old Shane Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KO’s) is still in the works for April 27th in Brooklyn, New York, according to ESPB. Golden Boy Promotions is working on putting the match-up together, and it’s possible the fight will take place unless Malignaggi fails to agree to the offer. Thus far, Malignaggi isn’t pleased with what’s being offered for the fight.
Malignaggi told Espn.com “I turned them down because I haven’t gotten the offer I want. I guess they anticipate buying themselves more time to convince me.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) is perfectly clear about who he wants to fight next. He wants to fight a unification bout with WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares.
That fight will likely have to wait until either Mares’ promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions runs out or unless Donaire’s promoter Top Rank president Bob Arum can somehow negotiate the fight. Donaire will have to likely settle for a fight with WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KO’s), which may be a much tougher fight for Donaire than the brawling Mares would be. Read the rest of this entry »