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title Cotto has bigger fish to fry than Mayweather

cotto644By Sizzle JKD: Here’s the thing, WBC and The Ring lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto has bigger and better things to worry about than the money he would stand to earn fighting Floyd Mayweather a second time.

For one thing, if Cotto fought Mayweather on May 2nd, he would be the B-Side to Floyd’s A-Side. Floyd would pocket an easy $35+ million and Cotto would get somewhere in the range of $10-15 million. Above all, Cotto would put his middleweight titles on the line against Floyd, most likely losing his hard earned middleweight titles in the process. Too much risk, too little reward, and ultimately not enough money for Cotto, therefore we won’t ever see him fight Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »

title All signs point to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2nd

floyd10By Sizzle JKD: Here’s the thing, I’m going out on the proverbial “limb” and guaranteeing that Floyd “Money” Mayweather will take the money and fight Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on May 2nd.

Earlier this month, there were rumors that both Team Mayweather and Team Pacquiao had reached the latter stages of their negotiations for the proposed super fight. News also leaked out of the Philippines that Pacquiao would be making a trip to the United States in order to meet privately with Mayweather, and when Floyd was spotted numerous times attending L.A. Lakers and L.A. Clippers games in December and January, speculation grew that the talks between the two superstars had become serious and perhaps reached advanced stages. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Deontay Wilder the next great Heavyweight?

wilder00000000000000000(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Gerardo Granados: Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA. The WBC heavyweight belt holder Bermane Stiverne (W24(21)L2-D1) put up an effortless performance which lead up to his defeat to the hands of a hungry contender.

Two days after the fight a friend of mine asked me if Deontay Wilder (W33(32)-L0-D0) is the next great heavyweight, which didn’t surprise me that much because my friend is a casual fan who will believe anything a top promoter say or an impressive TV fighter hype highlight shows. Read the rest of this entry »

title Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Andrzej Fonfara on April 18th

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 32 KOs) says he’ll be facing former world title challenger Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) on April 18th at a venue still to be determined. It’s unknown at this time if this will be the 28-year-old Chavez Jr’s final fight of his contract with Top Rank, but you would have to believe that it is. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder elevated to #2 heavyweight in Ring rankings

deontay106(Photo credit” Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Deontay Wilder’s victory last Saturday night over WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne has resulted in Wilder being moved up in the Ring Magazine rankings from No.6 to No.2 behind only #1 Alexander Povetkin and Ring Champion Wladimir Klitschko. Stiverne goes from the No.2 spot to No.6 after the loss to Wilder.

Wilder’s performance puts him in position to make some big things happen in the heavyweight division. As ESPN pointed out, Wilder has the chance of becoming a crossover star with his charisma and marketability. Read the rest of this entry »

title Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson at 143lb catch-weight, no titles on line

garcia67By Dan Ambrose: The April 11th NBC fight between WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) and IBF 140lb champion Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) just lost what little meaning the fight ever had with the news today that their fight will be at a catch-weight of 143 pounds instead of at the normal 140lb weight for the light welterweight division.

This means that the fight will be a non-title bout with neither guy putting of their straps for the fight. The loser of the fight will get to keep their titles and continue defending them. Read the rest of this entry »

title Lucian Bute signs with Al Haymon

bute54By Dan Ambrose: In a rather unusual move, the high powered adviser Al Haymon has added 34-year-old former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) to his stable of fighters, according to Dan Rafael of Bute, ranked #15 by the WBC at light heavyweight, has lost two out of his last three fights, and he’s seen by a lot of boxing fans to be past his prime and on his way down.

At 175, it’s difficult to see what Bute can accomplish in this weight division.
”Add another one to the list. Lucian Bute has signed with Al Haymon. #thankAlHaymon,” Dan Rafael said on his twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jermain Taylor being investigated by police for allegedly discharging firearm

taylor775By Jim Dower: IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor’s February 6th title defense against fringe contender Sergio Mora (27-3-2, 9 KOs) is in jeopardy. The 36-year-old Taylor is being investigated for allegedly discharging a firearm on Monday during the Martin Luther King Parade in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The site is reporting that Taylor is being charged with “three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of Marijuana. Taylor was reportedly handcuffed by the police. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao gives Mayweather a deadline until end of month to sign contract

pac12By Chris Williams: In what has to be seen as the kiss of death for the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao negotiations, Pacquiao is giving Mayweather a deadline of until the end of the money to agree to the fight or else Pacquiao will be moving on, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Pacquiao and his promoter have agreed to the terms of the negotiations. Whose terms is the questions – their terms or Mayweather’s terms? Ever since Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum announced that they’d agree to the terms there’s been silence. This obviously isn’t good because it suggests something isn’t right. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder suffers broken hand in win over Stiverne

wilder092(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Allan Fox: It’s reported that Deontay Wilder suffered a broken right hand in his win over WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wilder had X-rays done on his right hand and the fracture was noted on his ring finger of his right hand, according to the Tuscaloosa News. Wilder will be meeting with hand surgeon Dr. Joseph Sherrill this week to have him examine his hand and come up with a treatment plan. Read the rest of this entry »

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