By Jamie Eskdale: I will try and examine other issues affecting boxing. Anyone who read my last article will know that I think boxing is currently in a precarious position, we have a situation where 4 governing bodies, promoters and television networks more or less run the sport.
Our Heavyweight division is in quite a dire state. Recently though on various boxing forums and websites(including this one) I have seen people talking it up. I think the general consensus is the Klitschko brothers are nearing the end, wait until their retired and it will breathe new life into the division. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Chris Williams: Having gotten a little taste of the good green cash in getting a $3 million payday in losing to WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision last night, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) is now talking about wanting a rematch with Mayweather.
Guerrero will likely now campaign for a rematch in the same tireless manner that he did in getting this fight. It took Guerrero two years of constant talking about the Floyd fight before he was given a shot against him, and he was laughed at much of the time by boxing fans. Guerrero ignored the laughter and in the end he got his Read the rest of this entry »
By Miguel Alejandro Lopez: Many boxing fans in America and Europe are not aware that it was a fellow Filipino who first registered a one-punch KO loss for Manny Pacquiao. This happened in 1996, long before Pacquiao and Marquez fought for the first time. The name of the man who KO’ed the then undefeated Pacquiao was Rustico Torrecampo from the Philippines.
Manny Pacquiao, who had a record of 11-0 at that time, was confidently attacking Torrecampo (a much older fighter), when he suddenly got caught with a sharp counterpunch that landed straight on the chin and ended somewhere near the abdominal area. The Pacman did not get up to beat the bell, and suffered a humiliating defeat. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Chris Williams: Despite eating right hands all night long and made to look like an over-matched contender, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) is convinced that the only reason he lost the fight to WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) last night is because Mayweather ran from him instead of standing in the box to fight him the way that Guerrero wanted and needed him to do in order for him to win.
Mayweather used a little bit of movement, but not a lot to beat Guerrero by a 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The great Mexican boxing warrior Juan Manuel Marquez doesn’t think WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has the skills or the experience to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. right now, and thinks the 22-year-old Canelo needs more experience before he faces Mayweather.
Marquez said to esnewsporting.com “I think for Canelo it’s a tough fight because Mayweather is the best fighter in the world and he has got great defense and is a good, fast punch. I think Canelo needs more experience for a fight with Mayweather. I don’t like to fight [Mayweather] again because everyone knows what happened in 2009.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Last night’s fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, was kind of a letdown for many boxing fans due to Floyd’s complete mastery of the much slower and limited Guerrero.
Mayweather won the fight by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision in a fight that was scored much closer than it should have been. The judges appeared to give Guerrero some mercy rounds in scoring it 117-111, 117-111, and 117-111. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: There’s good news and possibly bad news about tonight’s total domination victory by WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) over Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
First the good news: Mayweather easily beat Guerrero by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 117-111, 117-111, and 117-111.
Now for the bad news: Mayweather says he injured his right hand in the victory, and he showed his hand after the fight and it looked badly, badly injured and I wouldn’t be surprised if Mayweather broke it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) remained unbeaten with an easy 12 round unanimous decision win over challenger Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) in a a fight that was embarrassingly easy for Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The final judges’ scores were 117-111, 117-111, 117-111.
Mayweather was able to land his right hand pot shots at will against the slower upright Guerrero. The only time Guerrero could land was when Mayweather would voluntarily back up to the ropes to give Guerrero a shot at trying to land.
In the 8th round, Mayweather landed at will to the head of Guerrero and ended up cutting him on the left eye. Had Guerrero looked like a beaten fighter in that round, but Mayweather backed off in the 9th and didn’t throw as many punches. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Chris Williams: ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas is picking Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) to defeat Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Atlas sees Mayweather as being too fast, too big and too talented for the roughhouse Guerrero in this fight. Atlas expects Guerrero to try and get in close to smother’s speed and work rate, but ultimately he doesn’t see this working for Guerrero. Read the rest of this entry »
By Peter Broderick: – “There’s no blueprint on how to beat Floyd Mayweather!”. If you’ve been watching the Showtime series; all access, or any other piece of media that features Floyd Mayweather of late, the preceding quote might seem familiar to you. Mayweather is never more than a couple of sentences away from reminding us that 43 have tried and 43 have failed to beat him, something he’s also been saying recently is that there’s no blueprint on how to beat him. But there is.
When Oscar deLa Hoya fought Mayweather in 2007, many people thought that the Mexican won the first half of the fight. Mayweather was shipping rounds because he was finding it difficult to counter the jabs from the bigger man. Read the rest of this entry »