By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has already approved six opponents for his six-fight contract with Showtime/CBS. According to the Boston Herald these are the fighters that are rumored that Mayweather has approved of to fight for his 30 months $250 million contract with Showtime/CBS: Guerrero, Marcos Maidana, Alfredo Angulo, Danny Garcia, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Devon Alexander.
Of that list, only Canelo would be considered a dangerous opponent for Floyd. Garcia is a light welterweight, Alexander tends to clinch a lot, Angulo is a slow 154 pounder, Maidana is also very slow, and Guerrero is a straight up fighter with little in the way of defensive skills. Missing from this list is Manny Pacquiao, the fighter that boxing fans feel would be Mayweather’s biggest threat. Read the rest of this entry »
(Floyd Mayweather Jr birthday cake courtesy of Mayweather’s twitter) By Chris Williams: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) turns 36-years-old today on Sunday, February 24th. Mayweather is getting ready for his May 4th fight against WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) on Showtime/CBS pay-per-view.
Mayweather will be coming off of a year-long layoff when he faces Guerrero, but this shouldn’t be a problem for him. Mayweather has been taking a lot of time off between bouts, and never seems to show any signs of rust. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) says he wants the trash talking Brit Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) next, but it’s going to have to be in the United States unless Fury’s promoter wants to give him a lot of money to fly over to the UK and fight him.
Thompson feels he was underpaid to the extreme for coming over to the UK to fight David Price last Saturday night, and he doesn’t want that to happen again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It seems that Tyson Fury’s nationalist pride is showing itself after American Tony Thompson knocked out Britain’s David Price in the 2nd round last Saturday night in Liverpool, England.
Thompson was supposed to be the sacrificial lamb dragged in from America for Price to look good against, but Thompson flipped the scrip against the novice and exposed his glass ear by bopping him a good one with a right hand that ended the fight.
Fury said on his twitter “I’m gonna spank this little b*** Tony Thompson all around the ring! Granddaddy is getting it for KOing Price!! I’ll get him for u @davidprice. Thompson is old as s*** & been KO’d two times! Ill KO him after Cunningham. Tony Thompson where are you? You’re getting it after your mate Cunningham along with any other American heavyweight.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Ryan Wardle: Current IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson ( 31-1-1, 16 KOs) successfully defended his title against Kendall Holt ( 28-6, 16 KOs), in his return to the ring on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Peterson’s return comes after a 14 month layoff after testing positive for a banned substance. Kendall Holt is a former WBO light welterweight champion and was a good test for Peterson’s first fight in over a year.
The fight started with Holt winning the first few rounds but halfway through the 4th round Peterson began to warm up and landed a hard right hand that knocked Holt to the canvas. Peterson continued to control the bout and landed another knockdown in the 6th round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated American heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) was stunned at hearing the news about American Tony Thompson’s surprising 2nd round knockout win over Britain’s David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) last Saturday night.
Thompson beat the UK’s best heavyweight, and beat him the best way you can by knocking him out. In a thinly veiled reference to unbeaten Tyson Fury, Wilder say there will be other heavyweights that will get exposed in 2013.
Wilder said on his twitter “I told them not to sleep on Tony omg [oh my God].. Never sleep on any fighter a lot of them will be #exposed this year. Never disrespect the national anthem. #SoDisrespectful. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) is still debating right now whether he should look to avenge his 2nd round knockout loss to Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) or just walk away and avoid a potentially dangerous confrontation. Price says he’ll be meeting with his promoter Frank Maloney next week to decide which direction they should go in.
Price said at the post-fight press conference “It’s just one of those things. It wasn’t that big of a shot. It’s where it caught me. I have to regroup. I didn’t take a sustained beating. We’re still going to become a world champion. We’re not in a bad position. I’ll make sure this doesn’t happen again. It was a freak thing. Of course, when someone beats you, you want to get it right. We’ll have a chat next week to see what’s happening. We’ll decide what’s best moving forward.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Earlier tonight, the heavyweight clash between unbeaten Malik Scott (35-0-1, 12 KO’s) and the highly hyped Vyacheslav Glazkov (14-0-1, 10 KO’s) ended in a controversial 10 round draw at the Paramount in Huntington, New York. The final scores were 98-92 for Scott, 96-94 for Glazkov and 95. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Having just knocked out Britain’s best heavyweight in David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) in the 2nd round earlier tonight in Liverpool, England, 41-year-old Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) is now targeting #4 WBC British heavyweight Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) to see if he can make a clean sweep of the UK.
If Thompson beats Fury, then there pretty much won’t be anyone left for him to fight in the UK because David Haye on shut down, and just looking for a fight against the Klitschkos before retiring.
A Thompson vs. Fury fight is a natural for both fighters right now because it’ll give Fury a chance to show that he’s a better fighter than Price by beating Thompson. At the same time, it’ll give Thompson a chance to get another nice payday while looking to beat another giant British heavyweight. No one gave Thompson any chance at beating Price. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) sees WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) using the same fight strategy Miguel Cotto tried against him when he meets Canelo on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Trout said to RingTV “I think, for his part, that Canelo’s going to try to use the same game plan that Cotto did, which he is welcome to try.”
Cotto tried using a lot of left hooks, jabs and pressure to get to the taller and longer-armed Trout. Canelo is also giving away height and reach against the 5’10” Trout, and this could be just as much of a problem for Canelo as it was for Cotto. Read the rest of this entry »