By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten super bantamweight contender Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO’s) says he has an ear injury that will prevent him from fighting 35-year-old super flyweight Everth Briceno (35-8-2, 26 KO’s) this Saturday night on the Dereck Chisora vs. Malik Scott card at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.
Frampton still wanted the fight to go ahead despite the ear injury, but the British Boxing Board of Control said no to that idea.
Frampton said on his twitter, “I’m upset to have to announce that I have been ruled out of my fight on Saturday by the BBBofC. An old ear injury mildly reoccurred in a spar. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye believes unbeaten George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) is as ready as he’ll ever be to facing IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) in a clash that could take place in November. Haye doesn’t feel that the 25-year-old Groves needs any more experience to be ready to fight the 36-year-old Froch. He sees him as being essentially the finished product at 25.
Haye said to Sky Sports “If George Groves isn’t ready now when will he be ready? He is ranked number one behind him, so who else should he fight? There aren’t many people out there either, so if he’s not ready now, he’ll never be ready…I think this will be a great fight for him.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Arthur Ahraham (36-4, 28 KO’s), ranked #4 by the World Boxing Organization, could find himself back in the mandatory spot for WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz if Abraham can get by his next opponent #7 WBO, Willbeforce Shihepo (20-6, 15 KO’s) in their fight on August 24th at the Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Fightnews is reporting that Abraham could land a third fight against Stieglitz if he beats the always tough Shihepo. For this to happen #1 WBO mandatory challenger George Groves will have to bypass his title shot against Stieglitz, which as of now seems likely to happen due to the talk of Groves facing IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch in November. Read the rest of this entry »
By BoxingMuse: The announcement of the UK heavyweight blockbuster between former WBA heavyweight champ David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye and boxing’s newest emerging big man Tyson Fury has provided the boxing world with a conundrum to try and figure out.
Will the slick explosive boxer-puncher and former two-weight world champion David Haye prevail and re-announce himself on the heavyweight scene once again? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (16-4, 10 KO’s) thinks he saw fear in the eyes of unbeaten American Malik Scott (35-0-1, 12 KO’s) in their stare down today at the North London Gym. The two fighters met after Scott had missed a press conference on Monday due to him reportedly not knowing about it. Chisora and Scott will be facing each other this Saturday night in a fight at the Wembley Arena, Wembley, in London, United Kingdom.
This is a must win for both guys for different reasons. Chisora has been getting beaten left and right for the past couple of years and now has 4 losses in his last 6 fights. He needs a win just to be considered a gate keeper. Scott needs a victory to move up the world rankings from the #13 IBF, #15 WBA to get in position for a title shot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Balal Saleem: With British Heavyweights David Haye (26-2-0) and Tyson Fury (21-0-0) set to meet in September, a month set to be huge for boxing with Mayweather v Alvarez and Britain’s Ricky Burns’ WBO lightweight title defence against Raymundo Beltran. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) had better win his next fight against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) on November 23rd or else his trainer Freddie Roach is going to tell Pacquiao to retire from boxing. Roach says Pacquiao will retire if he tells him to.
A loss to Rios would be Pacquiao’s third straight defeat and it would impossible to ignore at that point that his career would be pretty much over unless it was a controversial defeat. But if Pacquiao is still not showing signs of aging, as Roach said in the same interview, then he should be able to easily beat a fighter like Rios. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dallas Orysiuk Floyd Mayweather Jr. is without a doubt the number one fighter in the world. Floyd “Money” Mayweather is 44-0 (26 KOs) and has a stellar resume. There is no questioning his skills as he is one of the best fighters to ever step into the ring. Apart from ring craft, Mayweather displays excellent business skill. He is a businessman and promoter.
He plays the role of villain and he plays this role well. It is part of his persona and part of the reason he attains such financial success.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is also a hunter… a hunter of young hungry lions. This is part of “Moneys” business plan. Mayweather does an excellent job of waiting, scoping, and setting his sights on young hungry fighters that are surrounded in hype. This is part of the reason his PPV numbers are so high. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 IBF, Kell Brook (30-0, 20 KO’s) may have a much higher ranking than fellow Brit Amir Khan in the IBF rankings at 147, but Khan is still poised to get a title shot against IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander on December 7th instead of Brook.
This doesn’t make Brook happy because he feels like he should be the one facing Alexander, not Khan. Brook had his chance to fight Alexander earlier this year, but after two injuries by Brook during training, the fight was called off. Alexander couldn’t wait around forever for Brook to stay healthy enough to fight, so he moved on to a fight against Lee Purdy instead. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rob Mack: Kell Brook (30-0, 20ko’s) is coming off the back of an impressive beating of American fringe contender Carson Jones (35-10, 25ko’s). Following the victory, Brook’s outspoken promoter Eddie Hearn has said that he has a “big fight” planned in September for ‘the special one’, and this has led to mass speculation about the unnamed opponent.
The first name to consider, a name on every British fan’s list, is that of Amir Khan (28-3, 19ko’s). Both Khan and Brook have made it clear in the past that neither fighter care for the other and this grudge match has been long overdue. Read the rest of this entry »