By Dan Ambrose: Sometimes boxing can be really unfair. For example, WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) recently schooled former three division world champion Miguel Cotto in beating him by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision earlier this month in a fight where WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was supposed to fight the winner – but only if it was Cotto.
Instead of getting the Alvarez fight, which would seem like the logical thing given his impressive victory, Trout isn’t likely going to get a fight with him or any of the other top fighters. If Trout is lucky, he might get a unification bout with IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage, but that’s not exactly a big fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: The Andre Ward vs. Kelly Pavlik and Chris Arreola vs. Bermane Stiverne bouts could wind up being moved to March 2nd at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California, according to Steve Kim. The Arreola – Stiverne bout is currently scheduled for February 23rd at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, but it get moved to be put on the undercard of Pavlik-Ward on March 2nd.
WBA/WBA super middleweight champion Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) injured his shoulder recently while training, and that made it necessary to push back his previously scheduled July 26th title defense against former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34 KO’s). As long as Ward’s shoulder heals up the March 2nd date could be the one that they end up fighting on, but shoulder injuries sometimes can linger for many months if proper rest and rehabilitation isn’t done. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO’s) has lost two out of his last three fights, and is coming off of a 10th round TKO win over Carlos Molina last Saturday. Khan believes he’s a man on a mission who will now move forward to beat the top light welterweights and then move up to 147 to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. and win some of the titles before retiring at 28. Talk about your pipe dream.
Khan said to the Dailystar.co.uk “It’s all about finishing off the light welterweight division, becoming a world champion again, leading that and moving up to welterweight and winning a couple of world titles…having big fights against the likes of Mayweather.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30 KO’s) will be looking to defend his title on January 26th against lightweight Henry Lundy (22-2-1, 11 KO’s) in what should be Matthysse’s warm-up for a big fight against WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia.
Garcia is the one that Matthysse, 30, really wants to fight because he wants to capture those titles, and prove that he’s the best in the light welterweight division. A win for Matthysse over Garcia could lead to some much important bouts in the future. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World interim middleweight champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11 KO’s) thinks he’s better than WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO’s) and he’s predicting that he’ll beat the 37-year-old Martinez when they face each other on April 27th at the Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield, Distrito, Federal, Argentina.
Murray said to Sky Sports News “He [Martinez] at the bottom and today he’s the most powerful in the division, but I’m better and can beat him. It will be a great opportunity for me to show the world who I am.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz says he knew Manny Pacquiao was going to get knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez, and he also knew that Pacquiao would get beaten by Tim Bradley. Lewkowicz if were a betting man he’d have done quite well on Pacquiao’s last two fights because few boxing fans thought he would get knocked out by Marquez and even fewer thought he’d lose to Bradley.
Lewkowicz thinks Pacquiao has too many things distracting from the sport of boxing, and that’s why he feels he was beaten by Marquez and Bradley. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (25-0, 12 KO’s) will be making a title defense of his World Boxing Organization strap on March 16th against his #1 WBO contender Robin Krasniqi (39-2, 15 KO’s) in one of the weakest divisions by far in boxing in a still to be determined venue in the UK.
Don’t get fooled by Krasniqi’s inflated #1 ranking or his inflated resume. This yet another easy title defense for Cleverly against a guy looks more like a 2nd tier fighter than a 1st fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mohamed Horomtallah The year is almost over and it has been good to boxing. We were privileged to witness great fights filled with excitement, drama and surprises. As the year ends, the script is ready and the pieces are falling into place to give us an amazing new year of boxing.
Certain fights get boxing fans hyped and counting days until the first bell rings. What a joy to watch 24/7 while waiting for the weeks to go by! Here are the must see mega fights of 2013:
Pacquiao vs. Marquez 5: Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, I knew it would happen. WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) won’t be fighting WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) anytime soon, if ever. Burns’ promoter Alex Morrison says that Burns isn’t ready to take on a fighter like the talented 23-year-old Broner at this point.
Speaking with the Heraldscotland.com, Morrison said “We are not taking the fight. Ricky doesn’t have the necessary strong mindset at the moment to undertake such a big fight.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17 KO’s) and his promotional company Sauerland Events are pretty happy right now after learning that the World Boxing Association has ordered IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO’s) to being negotiations with Povetkin’s promoters for a fight that must take place by February 26th, 2013.
Klitschko reportedly had already been told by the WBA that the winner of his fight with David Haye last year in July, and the winner of the Povetkin vs. Ruslan Chagaev fight have to meet up in fight within 18 months. That time is up on February 26th, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »