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title The Best Things Come To Those Who Wait

eubank56By Olly Campbell: Just like his father did years before him, establishing a rivalry with Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank Jr has found his own tailor made domestic nemesis in Hatfield born traveller and 2008 Olympian Billy Joe Saunders.

Just last week in London, both men were present at the press conference held by promoter Frank Warren to announce their respective fights on a May 9th card at Wembley Arena. Read the rest of this entry »

title Will we see Andre Ward at the top again?

ward5635By Gav Duthie: I recently wrote an article depicting my thoughts on the P4P scene post Floyd Mayweather. The obvious answer to the man who would be the new king is Andre Ward. He is by far the most talented boxer and is only 31 years old. In reality its hard to see him ever getting back to the top. He has not fought since the end of 2013 and even when joining forces with Jay-Z Roc Nation promotions I’m still unsure of his future career path. It has been confirmed that he will fight on June 20th and is said to be in advanced negotiations to fight ex-world title contender Marco Antonio Periban. 

Periban 21-3-1 (13)

Let’s be honest Ward could beat Periban with one arm tied behind his back. The Mexican is coming off the back of a 3rd round knockout defeat to James DeGale. In that fight Periban looked out of shape, slow and sluggish. Read the rest of this entry »

title The best ever? Floyd Mayweather Jr

floyd91By John Simmons: On May 2nd of 2015 we will witness the biggest showdown in Boxing since Iron Mike Tyson fought Lennox Lewis for the Heavyweight championship of the world on the 8th June 2002.

Along with all great spectacles in sports entertainment we usually see records broken and legends created, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. enters the ring on the 2nd of May he will be neck and neck with the golden boy Oscar De La Hoya for major world titles won in the sport of boxing. Read the rest of this entry »

title Danny Garcia: It’s important for me to look good against Lamont Peterson

garcia6655By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) is putting a tremendous amount of importance on his catch-weight fight this Saturday night against IBF 147lb belt holder Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) on NBC Premier Boxing Champions.

Garcia realizes that the fight will be seen by a lot of boxing fans who may not have ever seen him fight before, and he wants to make a good first impression on these fans. This means that Garcia, 27, will need to fight a lot better against Peterson than he did in his fight against Mauricio Herrera last year because a lot of fans still believe that Garcia lost that fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Orlando Salido defends WBO 130lb title vs. Roman Martinez on Saturday

salido2by Robert Earle Stanton – Author of “Selling the Pain” – For a guy that started in 1996 and lost his first fight to hold a record of 6-5-1 by 1998 to take a break of around two years to go on and beat 44-3-1 Regilio Tuur to then beat 28-4-1 Alfred Kotey, getting up off the canvas to do so, it would seem he would get his dream in a shot for the WBA/IBF featherweight titles in ’04 yet lose a UD to 42-2-1 Juan Manuel Marquez. That was not the end.

He would come off that fight with a big win over Cesar Soto in ’05 and in ’06 he would win the IBF featherweight title over 19-1-1 Robert Guerrero by UD yet test positive for steroids and it would be turned into a NO CONTEST. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andy Lee: I want to be remembered as a great champion

1-Andy Lee wins WBO titleBy Scott Gilfoid: WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) will be making his toughest fight in quite some time when he defends his WBO strap this Saturday night against the speedy fast and very powerful unbeaten Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Lee has a tough task ahead of him against Quillin because the American fighter can both slug and box. He’s equally talented in both areas, so he can kind of pick and choose how he wants to deal with the 6’2” Lee.

Lee, 30, says he’d like to defend his title three times successfully and then retire from boxing as one of the great ones. Unfortunately if Lee only defends his WBO title three times, he’s hardly going to be remembered as a great one. Beating Quillin definitely won’t be a big enough win to make Lee great. Read the rest of this entry »

title Amir Khan’s Quick Defense

khan53322By Angel Olguin: This past week former two time world champion, Amir Khan (30-3), has been getting a lot of criticism in the boxing community. From rumors of turning down lucrative fights to social media arguments with fellow IBF World Champion Kell Brook, Khan’s name been ringing throughout the social media and boxing worlds.

Khan is one of boxing’s most enigmatic figures. With natural talents of blazing hand speed, great ring generalship and an enormous heart, Khan came to capture the minds of many fans early across the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo could have problems against Kirkland, says Rios

canelo5556By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO lightweight champion Brandon Rios think Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) in could be in for a tough time in his fight against James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) in their fight on May 9th next month at the Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas, USA. Rios still sees the Kirkland fight as a dangerous one for the 24-year-old Canelo despite the fact that Kirkland hasn’t fought in over a year, and has put on a lot of weight with his time out of the ring.

Rios expects Kirkland to be the same dangerous fighter that has always been. That might be asking a lot of a fighter who has only fought a handful of times in the last four years of his career.

On the face of it, Canelo looks to have been matched against someone that his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions think he can beat. They didn’t match him again with Erislandy Lara to clear up the controversy surrounding the decision that Canelo won last year in July. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin a possibility for May 30

gavinBy Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says that #5 IBF, #12 WBA, #14 WBC Frankie Gavin (22-1, 13 KOs) is a possibility as an opponent for IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) for his next fight on May 30th at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Hearn is trying to put together a fight between Gavin and former two division world champ Tim Bradley in an IBF 147lb eliminator bout next. But if that fight doesn’t take place, Hearn says that Gavin is certainly a possibility for Brook’s next fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum: Pacquiao has the better skillset than Mayweather, he’ll beat him

By Chris Williams: If boxing fans were to create a poll about which of the two fighters – Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao – had the better boxing skills and talent, it’s very likely that Mayweather would win the poll hands down in overwhelming numbers. However, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who just happens to be the promoter for Pacquiao, believes that Pacquiao has the better skills at this point in his career than Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »

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