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title Arum: Rigondeaux is Lomachenko’s biggest challenge out there

rigondeauxBy Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is interested in matching his fighter WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs) against WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) for later this year.

Arum figures that the Cuban Rigondeaux has the kind of talent to give Lomachenko his toughest test. Thus far, Lomachenko has been beaten only once in his career by Mexican warrior Orlando Salido last year when he pounded out a 12 round split decision after punishing Lomachenko with body shots all fight long. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mosley vs. Mayorga 2 going for $49.95 on PPV

mosleyBy Dan Ambrose: Boxing fans who want to see old timers Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) and Ricardo Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 KOs) fight on August 29th are going to have to pay $49.95 to see it on pay-per-view because they’re not going to have the fight televised on non-PPV.

It’s going to be really difficult to get boxing fans willing to pay to see this fight because on the same night on August 29th, Abner Mares will be facing Leo Santa Cruz in a fight in the featherweight division on free TV on ESPN as part of a Premier Boxing Champions broadcast. Read the rest of this entry »

title Brian Rose vs. Carson Jones 2 on August 1st

rose22By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Brian Rose (26-3-1, 8 KOs) will pretty much be putting his career on the line in a little over a week from now when he faces high level journeyman Carson Jones (37-10-3, 27 KOs) on August 1st in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Craven Park Stadium, Hull, Yorkshire, UK.

I hate to say it but I think this could be the end for Rose if he gets royally whipped and blasted out to smithereens by Jones. There’s not much you can do for Rose if he can’t even beat Jones, is there? Rose seems to have a chin problem that is now haunting him, and I suspect Jones will take advantage of that problem on August 1st by knocking Rose clean out. Read the rest of this entry »

title De La Hoya interested in Golovkin-Lemieux fight

lemieux665By Dan Ambrose: IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux’s promoters Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions and Camille Estephan of Eye of the Tiger promotions are both interested in potentially setting up a unification fight between Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) for the 26-year-old Lemieux’s next fight.

Lemieux has a mandatory defense due against the winner of the Tureano Johnson vs. Eamonn O’Kane IBF 160lb eliminator bout, but Lemieux can bypass that fight by facing Golovkin instead. The IBF has already said the unification match between Golovkin and Lemieux can take place next. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chavez Jr: Still a very flawed fighter

By Rick Jones III: The Mexican boxer is known for having tremendous heart and value when it comes to boxing. The sport where two guys go head to head for 12 or 15 rounds, depending your time period in the sport as a fan was the main reason why most Mexican fans or Latinos love the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

title Tyson Fury: If I beat Wladimir, I’ll be the biggest thing in boxing

fury111By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) seems to have some grandiose thoughts about what will happen if he beats IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) in their fight on October 24th at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Fury believes that he’ll become the biggest thing in the sport if he beats the aging 39-year-old Klitschko. Just why Fury has those grandiose thoughts is anyone’s guess. I’m not sure if Fury has been keeping up with things, but if he looked around, he would have discovered by now that Wladimir isn’t a popular heavyweight outside of Germany and Ukraine. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin doesn’t think he’s too big to fight Mayweather

golovkin667By Dan Ambrose:
WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golokvin (33-0, 30 KOs) says he’s a small middleweight, and is more than capable of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. by coming down to 154 to make the fight happen. Golovkin was amused recently to learn that Mayweather thinks he would beat him without any problems. Golovkin would like to get a chance to fight Mayweather to test whether he is too good or not.

“He’s [Mayweather] a great champion,” Golovkin said to ESPN’s SportnNation. “Look at me, I’m not big. My last couple of fights I’m 158, 159. This is possible for me. I’m going to 154 just for Floyd. I understand this is the biggest fight in the world.” Read the rest of this entry »

title To modify or to not modify the fight judge rulings?

By Gerardo Granados: Last week the WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman traded tweets with TV AZTECA Boxing Analyst Don Eduardo Lamazon, in which they argued about the fight that took place last July 11th between Mariana Juarez and Vanesa Taborda; originally the winner was Juarez by split decision, but the WBC with the approval of the local boxing commission reviewed the bout and then changed the result to a No Contest, and ordered a direct rematch and also suspended for two months the supervisor and two of the fight judges. Read the rest of this entry »

title Fury: Wladimir is going to hate me after the fight

fury56789By Scott Gilfoid: After giving IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) a verbal thrashing earlier today in front of the German media, unbeaten British heavyweight Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) said that the 39-year-old Wladimir, who sees as a graying, wrinkled old man, is going to hate him after he loses.

Fury says he knows it’s going to be like this. However, if Fury keeps making Wladimir look bad like he did today during the kickoff press conference in Germany, Wladimir might hate him even before they get inside the ring. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chavez Jr-Reyes averages 663K viewers on Showtime

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Marco ReyesBy Dan Ambrose: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s fight last Saturday night against Marcos Reyes (33-3, 24 KOs) averaged only 663,000 viewers with a peak of 707,000 viewers on Showtime Championship Boxing from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The Chavez Jr-Reyes numbers were above Chavez Jr’s ratings for his last fight against Andrzej Fonfara last April. That fight averaged 618,000 viewers, according to Dan Rafael.

Chavez Jr. used to bring in huge ratings each time he fought, but they’ve really gone downhill after his back to back poor performances against Brian Vera in 2013 and 2014. Chavez Jr. averaged 1.39 million viewers for his fight against Vera in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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