By Scott Gilfoid: British fighter Gavin Rees (37-1, 18 KO’s) believes he’s going to be able to knock WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) out in their fight next month on February 16th and take his World Boxing Council title in front of Broner’s own American fans at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Rees said “After I knock him [Broner] out, I’ll brush his hair him if he wants.”
I don’t know how Rees is going to be able to do that when it’s going to be him that’s knocked out in this fight. Broner is going to be the one standing above Rees looking down at him with sympathy for the fallen fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) plans on getting back in the ring in a couple of months after he faces Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KO’s) on January 19th this month at Madison Square Garden, in New York, according to Steve Kim. Golovkin wants to make a name for himself in a big hurry and the best way for him to do that is to fight as often as he can so he can get the big name fighters to face him.
Rosado, 26, is far from the kinds of opponents Golovkin wants to fight, but he’s still giving the guy his respect and not taking the fight for granted by not training hard. Rosado is going to get the best that Golovkin has on January 19th, and that’s probably not good news for Rosado because he’s been pretty shielded from really good opposition since he failed when he attempted to step up against better opposition in 2009 in his 2nd round knockout loss to Alfredo Angulo. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) prefers to sit and wait for an eventual title shot this year rather than accepting the big payday fight against David Price (15-0, 13 KO’s) that was offered by Price’s promoter Frank Maloney, who offered Fury 1 million pounds for a fight in the summer. Fury feels he’s worth more than that despite the fact that he’s never faced a 1st tier fighter before.
Fury said on his twitter “Frank Maloney Is at his bull**** again offering 1million pounds! He must think r skint my watch is $268000! Dream on little man & come c us when u can afford me. Remember your talking to Tyson2FastFury!!! Audley Harrison apparently earned 1.5 mill for fighting Haye?! got to be worth more than that?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Gavin Rees (37-1, 18 KO’s) sees his fight with WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) next month on February 16th as being the exact same fight scenario as the March 2006 fight between Joe Calzaghe and Jeff Lacy. Rees sees himself as being the Calzaghe and the unbeaten Broner as Lacy. It’s pretty funny comparison, but if Rees actually believes it than I really feel sorry for him.
Rees said to livefight.com “It’s the exactly the same scenario. The Americans pump their fighters up to no end but it’ll be the same as that fight in mine.”
So let me get this straight. Rees sees himself as another Calzaghe? Oh, that is amusing. We’re talking delusions of grandeur here. If Rees as another Calzaghe than why did he get knocked out by Andriy Kotelnik in 2008? Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: A big April 20th doubleheader pay per view fight card featuring Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao in separate bouts is being planned by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, according to the Manila Bulletin. Pacquiao wants to return in April and his 90 day medical suspension will end by April 20th, letting him return to the ring for action.
The idea for this doubleheader is to give both Pacquiao and Marquez tune-up fights to get ready for a fifth fight between them in September.
Pacquiao is on board with this, and Marquez is being contacted through his promoter Fernando Beltran to see if he would be open to fighting on that date. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: A rematch IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch and WBA champion Mikkel Kessler is close to being done, according to the BBC. Froch will have to give up his International Boxing Federation 168 lb strap for the fight to take place but he’s ready to give it up.
The IBF already ordered Froch to defend his title against his #1 IBF mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson, and Froch has until January 15th to start negotiations for a fight against him. It will go to purse bid if a fight can’t be arranged by then. However, it looks like the Kessler-Froch 2 fight negotiations will have been concluded well before then. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tom Drury: The debate goes on. I have written numerous articles on Floyd Mayweather Jr. recently, articles based on his boxing resume, defining fights, personality and the great skills he possesses. I have had some fantastic feedback on these articles by boxing fans (not necessarily Mayweather fans) and proof due to the number of comments posted how we as fans like nothing more than a debate on Mayweather’s illustrious career.
I am going to begin by giving you a little information on myself, hoping to prove i am an unbiased writer. I boxed as an amateur for five years building a resume of 63-13. I thought about turning pro but quite frankly knew I wasn’t ever going to be good enough to make those big paydays or even live a comfortable life on the back of fighting wages. I have boxed since the age of ten, and ever since I have been a boxing fanatic following every part of the sport, going to amateur shows on a regular basis also pro fights. My favourite all time boxer is Sugar Ray Robinson. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Tony Bellew (19-1, 12 KO’s) will be meeting 25-year-old Isaac Chilemba (20-1-1, 9 KO’s) on March 30th in a WBC light heavyweight title eliminator at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. The winner of the fight will become the mandatory challenger for WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson.
Bellew, 30, recently had a chance to fight WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly for his strap in October 2011, but Bellew ran out of gas in the last four rounds of the fight and gave it away. Bellew has since won his last three fights against Danny McIntosh, Edison Miranda and Roberto Bolonti. Read the rest of this entry »
By Omar Torres: Manny Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez, Saul Alvarez, Juan Manuel Marquez, hell even Tim Bradley are fighters that are more deserving to get a shot at the P4P king Floyd Mayweather Jr.(43-0) Than Robert Guerrero (35-1-1). Yes, Robert Guerrero beat Andre Berto (31-1-1) & Selcuk Aydin (30-1-1), but other than that Robert has no other elite fighters under his belt.
Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2) should’ve got a shot years ago but we all know how that story goes, with both sides pointing fingers at each other on why the match hasn’t happened, but it should’ve happened because Pacquiao was definitely deserving of the fight as he was 1st and 2nd P4P for a while. Sergio Martinez (50-2-2) has been calling out Mayweather for a while now and doesn’t get acknowledged by ‘money May’ at all until recently mentioning that he would like to possibly fight him, but that is just words that mean nothing right now. Sergio is by far one of the most dangerous opponents that can take Floyd’s “0” away. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rusty Nate: So the recently revised offer is now £1,000,000 for Tyson Fury to jump in the ring with David Price, according to Frank Maloney who goes on to tell us that the fight can happen in either London or Liverpool in June this year.
This situation throws up so many arguments between fans that believe one fighter is better than the other.
I read an article earlier this week that wrote “Price has already proved he has a suspect chin in the amateurs”. This was of course from everyone’s favorite writer and admirer of everything Deontay Wilder. Read the rest of this entry »