By Scott Gilfoid: In his media conference call today, IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KO’s) said that the guy he wants next after he beats Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) is a unification fight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Porter isn’t overlooking Brook, but he’s not all that concerned about him. He’s studied Brook in depth and sees an upright, rigid fighter with a very basic fighting style that he’s going to expose in their fight next month on August 16th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn has ruled out completely any chance of there being a Froch vs. Gennady Golovkin fight in the near future. Hearn says it’s because it’s a dangerous fight for Froch and that it wouldn’t be a fight that HBO would televise on pay-per-view.
Hearn believes that there’s a chance that Froch could fight Golovkin in the future, but he’s not giving any timeline when or if that’s going to happen. Hearn wants the fight to be pay-per-view on HBO for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: Even before he gets the fairytale fights against Canelo, Cotto, Froch or Ward I am convinced Gennady Golovkin is the real deal. Many rightly predicted that he would walk through Daniel Geale but I wasn’t sure.
I still saw Geale as an awkward top 6 middleweight who’s only losses were of the narrowest of margins and I always worry about punchers against skilful opponents. GGG is far more than a puncher. He now has 27 knockouts from his 30 wins and it is extremely rare that a puncher can settle a fight with one single blow at world level but his all round technique is fantastic.
Arthur Abraham and other big punchers. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya says he likes the idea of matching his fighter WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) up against WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs), and he likes the 31-year-old Quillin’s chances of beating Golovkin if that fight takes place.
De La Hoya said “Would love to see @KIDCHOCOLATE [Quillin] vs. GGG. My Latino brother [Quillin] would do a number on the G man.”
Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions responded back, saying “Would love to see that fight too.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Gavin “Neds” O’Connor: Chris Eubank Sr is no shrinking violet. He is a man who openly court’s publicity and was always supremely confident in his own abilities in the ring as his fighting moniker “simply the best” illustrates. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: There have been some great successes as well as spectacular failures over the years during the transition from Olympic stardom to professional boxing. Within the context of the career so far of heavyweight hopeful Anthony Joshua we look at the wider strategic implications of turning successful Olympic amateurs into top professionals. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: In recent interviews by Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0,26 KO), he’s talked about wanting to get a good referee that would be vigilant to all of Marcos Maidana’s (35-4, 31 KOs) attempts at making it a dirty fight in their rematch on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It seems to me that all the pulling and pushing into the ropes that Maidana did in the previous fight with Mayweather didn’t go well with the #1 pound-for-pound star. Mayweather ended up with a cut from a head-butt. Read the rest of this entry »
By Wilmar Patino: This November Chris Algieri and Manny Pacquiao square off in a PPV showdown on HBO from Macao, China. They have contrasting styles. So much to take in account when making an in depth decision on what would happen when the 5’11 Algieri faces the small 5’6 Pacquiao. One thing I can assure you is that this will not be a Margarito/De La Hoya esque fight. No, There are a lot of variables in which one should review in a scrupulous manner to make a prediction.
What we know about Chris Algieri: What we know is that Algieri has good boxing skills (not great). He’s a bit of a jabbing machine, uses lateral movement all night and tries to circle his way out of trouble. He can make some adjustments as the fight goes on and after his battle with Ruslan Provodnikov we know he’s disciplined, and capable of keeping his cool and stick with the game plan. We also know by now that he has heart. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: The victory by WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin over Daniel Geale was very impressive, and arguably the most dominant victory of the entire boxing year, in retrospect it seemed like they did not even deserve to be in the ring with each other, yet Geale is a former two time world champion at middleweight, who had never suffered a loss by knockout, won title decisions as a foreigner in Germany, and was universally ranked in the top 5 fighters in the middleweight division.
And Golovkin really just blitzed over Geale. It is an interesting reflection that tough contenders like Garbriel Rosado and Curtis Stevens last longer in the ring against Golovkin than those who have contested for titles more regularly like Geale or Matthew Macklin. Read the rest of this entry »