By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (6-0, 4 KO’s) was forced to go the full 6 rounds with 32-year-old journeyman Tomas Mrazek (7-41-6, 5 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Epic Centre, Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (5-0, 4 KO’s) has his 6th mismatch of his career tonight against journeyman Tomas Mrazek (7-40-6, 5 KO’s) in a 6-round scheduled fight that will be lucky if it goes one round at the Epic Centre, Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.
Hughie, 6’6”, is on a mission to break former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s record of being the youngest heavyweight champion in the world when he picked up a world title at the age of 20.
Hughie is doing a good job of padding his own record against opposition that I wouldn’t even call C level, but I don’t see Hughie facing the kind of opposition that is putting him on course for even coming close to breaking Mike Tyson’s record. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Frank Warren is saying that his fighter WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (26-0, 12 KO’s) is willing to face the huge puncher WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (21-1, 18 KO’s) in a unification bout no matter where it takes place.
Warren said in his column at Frankwarren.com “The 35-year-old Haitian is a seriously dangerous puncher. Nevertheless, Nathan Cleverly is willing to accommodate him in a unification spat on either side of the Atlantic, anytime Stevenson fancies it.”
Well, I think Stevenson might just fancy it, but I hope Cleverly does because somehow I can see him getting sick before this fight and then it falling through. I mean, I’d be happy just to see Cleverly face unbeaten challenger Sergey Kovalev. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Unbeaten Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) isn’t ruling out a fight against #2 WBA Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) if Broner is able to snatch the WBA welterweight title from champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) in their fight next Saturday, June 22nd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The general consensus is with the boxing public that Broner, if he beats the light hitting Malignaggi, will immediately vacate the WBA title rather than having to defend the belt against dangerous punchers Maidana, Keith Thurman and Diego Chaves.
Any one of those fighters could quickly unseat the 23-year-old Broner as the champion if given a chance and it’s likely that Broner’s promoters at Golden Boy Promotions won’t let that happen by taking Broner back down into safer waters at 135. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2, 30 KO’s) is in a tough situation tonight against what will likely be a lot heavier Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KO’s) in their fight that will be televised by HBO at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Mikey, 25, lost his World Boxing Organization 126 lb. featherweight title after coming in 2 pounds over the limit yesterday at the weigh-in. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tewodore: You as the reader are probably saying here we go again more rubbish but this article is about the subtle aspect that no one really truly ever mentions about Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) his art of punching.
It hit me like Eureka! It was always there this guys a monster. Holy crap why would you ever wanna fight that guy unless you are like a Bruce Lee replica or something. Most of us always extoll Mayweather for his defense, his adaptability his this or that but how many ever speak of his ability to cover small distances in 1000th of seconds. His uncanny ability to throw a freakin punch without any flinch! nothing you don’t have a clue. Read the rest of this entry »
By Babatis Banda: We are human, flesh and blood. It is impossible for a mere mortal to please all his fellow mortals. Not even Jesus or Mohamed as it were, was able to please everybody. Not even God, our heavenly father, the creator of both the heavens and the earth has been able to please everyone. Reasons are many, but among the many a few stand out.
Man by his nature is limited in his thinking. Some are better off, while others are worse off. Depending on which side you fall, you are either appreciative or optimistic and objective or you are either simple minded, myopic and very negative in everything you do. You can either be appreciative in nature, or you can be sadistic in nature. Whichever you are, it may reveal a little more of your environment, or how you were brought up or indeed, something about you as a person. Read the rest of this entry »
By Peter Wells (twitter @boxingbrains): Before I begin, for those of you who have not seen my previous article then I should firstly explain what is going on here. A few days ago I wrote on my blog and on boxingnews24.com, asking readers which fights are on their ‘Boxing Wishlist’. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) says he knows Floyd Mayweather Jr’s fighting style well after studying him in great deal over the years, and Canelo feels very confident that he’ll beat him on September 14th in their big, big fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Canelo said this as quoted by Mediotiemp.com “I am going to prepare like never in my life because I will win that day and I will shock the world.”
I don’t see Canelo shocking the world in this fight, but I do think it makes for a nice quote. Canelo is basically Robert Guerrero 2.0. He’s going to take well before the fight, but then get badly exposed as a flat-footed fighter that can’t maneuver well around the ring and who comes forward in straight lines. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credits to Larry Levanti/Main Events) By Jim Dower: Unbeaten #6 WBO light heavyweight contender Sergey Kovalev (21-0-1, 19 KO’s) stayed unbeaten with an impressive 3rd round TKO win over an over-matched Cornelius White (21-2, 16 KO’s) at the Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
After dominating the first two rounds, Kovalev knocked White down three times in the 3rd round from big left hands before the fight was halted by the referee.
After the fight, Kovalev said “I want Bernard Hopkins next.”
It’s possible that IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins could face Kovalev. Hopkins’ scheduled July 13th opponent Karo Murat has visa problems and won’t be able to travel to the U.S to face Hopkins next month. If Hopkins chooses not to face Kovalev, then we could see Kovalev face WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly. Read the rest of this entry »