By Rameez Haider: Last night we saw the Master class that is Floyd Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO’s) in beat Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guerrero like Mayweather has moved up through the weights, and as he said himself, everyone he fought he has taken to the trenches. The way in which he dispatched of Andre Berto was a special performance from a very good boxer, yet he was made to look ordinary by an extra special talent.
This fight in many ways reminded me of the fight Mayweather had with Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner sounded a little disappointed last night after watching his good friend WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KO’s) ad his 44th win of his career in beating Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) in a 12 round unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Broner and Guerrero already had bad blood between them, and Broner was counting on getting the chance to expose Guerrero and get a nice little payday in doing so. The two fighters had a twitter war going on last year, and Guerrero got in Broner’s face when the two fighters met up outside the ring at a function. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony Crooks: When was the last time that you turned on the TV and heard some good news? When was the last time that you heard of someone saving the life of child in heroic circumstances?
You don’t, having said that, what you do hear is only death, destruction, terrorism and basically bad news. Why? Because bad news sells, good news never gets a look in. It is the same with heavyweight boxing.
I need to ask you a question, are you more interested in the clean living heavyweight boxers that have never have a bad word said against them or do you prefer the crazy off the rails type that is always in the news for wrong doing? Let’s look at two characters that are off the rails type first. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By OmarNM: After watching the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) last night, I must say I was impressed with the way Floyd adapted to Robert’s style very quickly and was able to pick him round after round.
As soon as the fight started I was hardly looking to see if Floyd has lost some of his skills as he aged and I was surprised to see the superb performance he put on Saturday night. He proved (Floyd) that even at age 36 he still has the speed, accuracy, timing which is why he landed around 60% of his punches, and if possible an improved defense with ring generalship that only Floyd can possess. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: We had heard Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) say repeatedly that Floyd Mayweather Jr was slipping as a fighter and that he was ripe for the picking.
We had heard how god had selected him personally to be the guy that humbled Mayweather and given him his first loss of his career. But instead of these things happening, we saw Guerrero get schooled just like Mayweather’s past opponents like Carlos Baldomir, Zab Judah and DeMarcus Corley in losing by a 12 round unanimous decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA/WBA heavyweight champion David Haye was less than thrilled with IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s opponent Francesco Pianeta for last Saturday night in Wladimir’s easy 6th round TKO win over Pianeta at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany.
Haye said he’d never heard of the 6’5” Pianeta before, and he thinks Wladimir could have knocked Pianeta out in the 1st round if he had chosen to.
Haye said to ESPN “I never heard of him before. I had to check his record and it was pretty shocking to be honest. The only standout name on his record is Frans Botha, who he struggled to be on points…he [Wladimir] would never fight a sparring partner that would give him any kinds of problems. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his father Floyd Sr. are saying there are several names they’re considering for his next fight in September.
They’re not saying who the guys are, but it does like WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez isn’t on the list due to his close, controversial decision win over WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout.
Mayweather said at the post-fight press conference last night that he saw the Canelo-Trout fight as very, very close and he didn’t agree with the lopsided scores that were given to Canelo for the in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan has given up on his idea of trying to avenge his losses to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson at 140. Instead, Khan is now moving up to welterweight straightaway and will be looking to fight IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander in his next fight provided that Alexander gets past British challenger Lee Purdy this month in their fight on May 18th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Khan told BoxNation last night “I am getting big for the weight…I could be one fight away from the Mayweather fight if things go to plan. To beat Floyd you have to beat him at his own game…you have to use speed. Of all the fighters who can face him I would have a chance because of my speed. I have got the speed and the ability that can cope with him.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jamie Eskdale: I will try and examine other issues affecting boxing. Anyone who read my last article will know that I think boxing is currently in a precarious position, we have a situation where 4 governing bodies, promoters and television networks more or less run the sport.
Our Heavyweight division is in quite a dire state. Recently though on various boxing forums and websites(including this one) I have seen people talking it up. I think the general consensus is the Klitschko brothers are nearing the end, wait until their retired and it will breathe new life into the division. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Chris Williams: Having gotten a little taste of the good green cash in getting a $3 million payday in losing to WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision last night, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) is now talking about wanting a rematch with Mayweather.
Guerrero will likely now campaign for a rematch in the same tireless manner that he did in getting this fight. It took Guerrero two years of constant talking about the Floyd fight before he was given a shot against him, and he was laughed at much of the time by boxing fans. Guerrero ignored the laughter and in the end he got his Read the rest of this entry »