(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By John Florence: Their has been alot of speculation over the past few months on who will be the one come September 14. Will it be the red haired Saul” “Canelo” Alvarez(42-0-1) or will it be the pound for pound king of boxing Floyd “Money” Mayweather(44-0). I will tell you why I believe Canelo will be “The One.” My view on it is that every dog has its day.
All the great fighters in history never get to retire undefeated at some point or another they face someone who on fight night is better than them. Why are we to believe that Floyd is invincible father time waits for no man, and Floyd is reaching his time at almost 40 years of age. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Members of the media and fighters were each asked by Golden Boy Promotions who will be “The One” in Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s), and Mayweather overwhelmingly was picked as the fighter that would come out on top in this fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here is a short list of some of the fighters that are picking Mayweather Jr. to beat Canelo: Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) is badly hoping that his father John Fury will be able to be released from prison to sit at ringside for Fury’s important fight this month against former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena in the UK. His father was given an 11-year prison sentence for gauging another man’s eye out during a fight.
Tyson Fury says that his dad is already being given time off from prison each month, and he’s hoping that one of those days will be on September 28th so that he’ll be there for the Haye fight. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Steve Lopez) By Nick Hagen: It’s unbelievable timing for Oscar De La Hoya to book himself into rehab only five days before the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. 44-0 and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 42-0-1
De La Hoya has voluntarily booked himself into a clinic, for yet undisclosed reasons. (However he has a well documented history of alcoholic and substance abuse).
Many boxing fans, me included, are asking the question; why De La Hoya couldn’t of waited until next week, to make such a decision.
Alvarez already has a mountain to climb this coming weekend, if he is going to dethrone the P4P number 1 star. Alvarez especially needs the backing and support, from his family, close friends, trainers and in so many ways De La Hoya his own Promoter. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) is set to make $5 million for his fight this Saturday night against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s), but he could make as much as $12 million for the fight, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.
This $12 million is quite a bit of money for a fighter only 23-years-old having fought only 1 good opponent during his career in Austin Trout. In contrast, Mayweather Jr. is making $41.5 million for the fight, but the difference in experience between them is huge. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rachel Aylett: With Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko about to return to the UK on 26 October to face our top welterweight Kell Brook, I am reminded of a brief conversation I had with a workmate after Senchenko last fought in Britain just over a year ago. That was, of course, when he demolished, once and for all, the comeback dreams of Ricky Hatton. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Michael Turturice: In May of 2007, the pay per view record was set at 2.4 million Buys for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Oscar Del La Hoya fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now the question is can this Saturday’s card between Mayweather Jr. and WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada overtake that lofty number?
I watched the 2007 Mayweather-De La Hoya fight and really enjoyed every round. Yes, Mayweather won that fight by a 12 round split decision with his mid-fight adjustments surpassing the solid effect by the Golden Boy De La Hoya. Thinking back on that fight, I can’t remember who else stepped in the ring that night; and this is where I think this upcoming card has a chance. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Dan Ambrose: In photos taken of WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) from yesterday, it looks as if Canelo is still in the 160 lbs. region, and it’s unclear right now from lacking at his photos if he’s going to be able to take off the remaining weight to get down to the 152 pound catch-weight, if he does plan on making that weight.
You can see his mouth is totally dehydrated, and he looks like he’s not drinking water. You have to wonder how many days Canelo has had to limit his liquids to drop weight to where he is now. Canelo should be a lot thinner than he is if he were close to the 152 lb. weight, but he’s not looking skeletal yet like we frequently see Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. when he dehydrates to make weight. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Eric Thomas: Adrien Broner has no doubts in his mind that his “big brother” Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) will take care of business on Saturday night against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While Mayweather Jr. isn’t what you’d call a knockout puncher, Broner thinks he’s got enough power to stop the stocky Canelo late in this fight. Broner sees it lasting 9 or 10 rounds before Mayweather Jr. gets to Canelo and takes him out with some big shots.
Mayweather Jr. doesn’t have junior middleweight power for him to be stopping someone as large as Canelo. Sometimes a lighter fighter can stop a bigger guy if he gets tired, but that might be the only way Mayweather will get a stoppage in this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Angel Garcia, the father of WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s), is really upset that a lot of boxing writers and fans are picking his opponent Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) to beat Garcia on Saturday in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fans and writers are not only picking the hard hitting Matthysse to beat Danny Garcia, but many of them are picking Matthysse to knock Garcia out early in the fight unless Danny runs from him.
An angry Angel Garcia told esnewsreporting “He [Matthysse] ain’t no killer! The champion [Danny Garcia] is the killer. He trying to tell he didn’t lose [to Devon Alexander and Zab Judah]. No, you lost. In black and white, you lost. He’s got 32 nobodies. I’m worried about that bum [Matthysse] up there. That f***** bum.” Read the rest of this entry »