(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 »
By Dallas Orysiuk: There is no doubt that a fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would be huge, especially on the weekend of Mexican Independence Day on September 14th. Alvarez is undefeated with a record of 42-0-1 (30 KOs) meanwhile Mayweather holds an undefeated record of 44-0-0 (26 KOs) against far greater opposition.
Floyd Mayweather has beaten the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, Diego Corrales, Arturo Gatti, and Robert Guerrero to name a few. Meanwhile Alvarez has been pampered up until his previous fight, fighting tomato cans, cab drivers, blown up welterweights and fighters well past their prime.
In his most recent victory, Canelo impressed fans by giving Austin Trout his first loss. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: Nearly all boxing fans are familiar with one of the rising young stars in boxing today, Adrien “The Problem” Broner. He is ranked #5 on the Golden Boy pound for pound list, AKA the Ring Magazine Pound for Pound List and arguably lives up to the hype of all but Golden Boy Promotions.
Since his unanimous decision victory in early 2011 against Daniel Ponce de Leon – which I actually scored as a loss for him or at best a draw – he has scored six straight KO victories against world class competition such as Vicente Escobedo, Antonio DeMarco and Gavin Rees. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Tony Bellew (19-1-1, 12 KO’s) admits that he’s almost powerless when it comes to his opponent for this Saturday Isaac Chilemba (20-1-2, 9 KO’s) in their rematch at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Bellew wants Chilemba to slug with him, but he feels that it’s not going to happen unless Chilemba chooses to fight his fight and just stand there throwing shots. That’s probably not going to happen because Chilemba’s not stupid and he’s not going to fight a primitive caveman style just because it helps Bellew out. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #8 WBC heavyweight contender Manuel Charr unloaded on American heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) with both barrels on his twitter account seemingly for no reason other than to get a reaction from the 6’7” talent.
It’s kind of strange because Charr is supposed to be fighting David Haye after he finishes healing up from a hand injury. I guess it’s easy for Charr to trash talk Deontay when there’s no possibility of them fighting.
Here’s what Charr has to say about Wilder: “I want you Wilder, easy sparring for me and win. Wilder will feel Arabian Bombs my friend. Wilder is a pu**y. He doesn’t want to fight anyone who comes to fight and win. Read the rest of this entry »