By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) reportedly went WAY overboard in trying to hype his fight with WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) for Saturday night by saying he’s ready to kill Kessler if he has to.
Froch seemed really agitated at the press conference, like he had come unglued for some unknown reason. Whether it’s real or just staged aggression isn’t clear, but what is clear that Froch’s comments may end up leading to disciplinary action from the British Boxing Board of Control.
Froch said this as quoted by the telegraph.co.uk “On Saturday night, if I have to, I will kill this f*****. I will kill him. It sounds brutal, it sounds horrible, but that is what this means to me…And when I am smashing his face in, I am going to go for the kill, I am going to go for the finish.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KO’s) could be back in action on September 28th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in a non-pay per view fight against an opponent still to be determined. Golden Boy Promotions has set aside the Barclays Center for that date for Cotto and all he needs now is an opponent.
You can forget Cotto fighting WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez because Canelo plans on fighting on September 14th, the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo and he won’t be looking to fight at a later date in the month. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mateo Miranda: Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the eyes of boxing is like a quarter one side believes he’s the best fighter of all time and on the other side he’s the best business man on the planet who has always held the cards in his hand and has laid out the cards of opponents who have lead him to become undefeated champion and almost billionaire.
The debate between heads and tales can go on for days, weeks, months, and years. But Floyd can put an end to all the nonsense and engrave his name on the side which represents the best fighter of all time by taking on the last 5 defining opponents that would silence the negative side of the quarter and leaving them without an argument to make.
Austin Trout: Many will say he’s leftover’s from Saul Alvarez. But how many of Manny Pacquiao leftover’s has Floyd digested throughout the years? Nevertheless Trout’s bout with Alvarez was a really close fight so it will be in Floyd’s best interest to show “no doubt” his type of caliber is greater than Alvarez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has reportedly said no to the idea of him fighting WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. at a catchweight of 150-151, according to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN. Canelo only wants the fight at 154, so if Mayweather wants to fight him, he’ll have to come up to Canelo’s weight class to make the fight happen.
Smith said to ESPN “Canelo is a big boy and he’s a bigger boy. He’s a big dude…he walks around bigger. Canelo is on record saying he won’t do the catchweight…but if he wants to make big money, he’s going to have to shave off three pounds and not fight at 154. Canelo is really a junior middleweight that an fight as a middleweight.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Thomas Sjorup) By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten super middleweight contender George Groves (18-0, 14 KO’s) wants to fight the winner of Saturday’s unification match-up between IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch and WBA champion Mikkel Kessler. Groves’ promoter Eddie Hearn feels that it would be an easy fight to put together between Groves and Froch should Froch get past Kessler on Saturday night.
However, it’ll be up to Froch whether he’s agreeable to fighting Groves, and right now it looks like Froch wants no part of him.
Groves said to Sky Sports “I’m number two with the WBA…I’m very close to being the mandatory…That could mean I could fight the winner of these two.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) is targeting IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch or former IBF super middleweight champ Lucian Bute for later this year if Hopkins can get past his mandatory challenger Karo Murat (25-1-1, 15 KO’s) next month on July 13th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Hopkins sees the Froch and Bute fight as the biggest money fights out there for him right now. He’s not interested in fighting the likes of Chad Dawson, Nathan Cleverly and Beibut Shumenov or moving up to cruiserweight to fight their champions because the money isn’t as good. Read the rest of this entry »
By Andreas Strøjer Tynan Schmidt: In 1013, the Danish Vikings and the Englishmen settled a battle that had been going on for years and eventually ended in the capital of England, London. The Danish Vikings were led by a strong and brutal Viking warrior, King Sweyn Forkbeard, who ironically had English blood running through his veins. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Mcglinchey: Young 18-year-old heavyweight talent Hughie Fury (3-0, 2 KO’s) is already looking like an extremely talented boxer at such a young and tender age.
I believe under the guidance of world class trainer and father Peter Fury, Hughie has the capabilities to become a World Champion if he is channeled in the right direction.
After winning gold at the AIBA Youth Championships last year, Hughie turned pro and scheduled a 4 round fight to Canadian David Whittom. After a strong 1st round for Hughie, Hughie pushed on even further in the 2nd and stopped Whittom by landing a mean right hand to the top of the head sending Whittom crashing to the canvas shortly followed by Whittom’s corner waving the contest off. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Both Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler have talked about wanting to avenge their defeats by WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward recently and Ward is really hoping that he can get both of them in the ring again so that he can shot that his victories over the two European fighters wasn’t a fluke.
This Saturday Froch and Kessler will be facing each other in a rematch at the O2 Arena in London, UK. The winner of the fight really has no place to go in the division other than to try and redeem themselves by facing Ward again to show that they’re not as bad as Ward made them both look in his dominating performances against them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Sport sees this Saturday’s fight between his fighter IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) and Sauerland Promotions fighter WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) as a 50-50 fight, although Hearn does seem to still favor Froch.
Hearn said to thesun.co.uk “I think it’s a pure 50-50 fight, but I think Froch is the favorite because he has the hometown advantage. I do think Carl is fitter, stronger and fresher than Kessler.” Read the rest of this entry »