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title Klitschko outclasses Jennings in a rugged fight

Michael Montero, New York – A raucous crowd packed Madison Square Garden Saturday night as heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Bryant Jennings squared off. Some critics have opined that the Ukrainian isn’t a known commodity in the United States, but the folks in New York must not have received the memo because over 17,000 filled the arena on this chilly night in the big apple. Jennings brought a good amount of crowd support from his hometown of Philadelphia, less than 100 miles away, yet it was a pro-Klitschko house overall. The fighters were in the ring, the crowd was ready, now it was time for the opening bell. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach: Pacquiao can beat Mayweather with one hand tied behind his back

roach111By Chris williams: After weeks training his fighter Manny Pacquiao how to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr’s shoulder roll defense, trainer Freddie Roach feels extremely confident about Pacquiao being able to do that on May 2nd.

Roach has put Pacquiao through constant drills for him to use his straight left hands to fire past Mayweather’s left shoulder to nail him to the head. Roach feels that Pacquiao is going to have no problems nullifying Mayweather’s shoulder roll if he chooses to use if this fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo: Miguel Cotto fight could happen in September

canelo565By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) says he expects to get a title shot against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) later this year in September. If it doesn’t happen then, Canelo sees the fight happening at some point in the future. He sees the fight as inevitable.

Canelo doesn’t have much to worry about because Cotto definitely will be facing him this year after the two of them get through with their next fights. Cotto faces former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) on June 6th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Read the rest of this entry »

title Bryant Jennings wants a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko

wladimir123By Scott Gilfoid: Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) came up short last Saturday night in losing by a 12 round unanimous decision to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) at Madison Square Garden. The loss didn’t alter Jennings’ self-belief because he still sees him as the best heavyweight in the planet despite him clearly losing the fight by the scores 118-109, 116-111 and 116-111.

The scores would have been wider if the referee Michael Griffin hadn’t taken a point away from Klitschko in the 10th for clinching too much. Read the rest of this entry »

title Ellerbe: I know everything that’s happening at Pacquiao’s camp

pac137By Raj Parmar: Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe is certain that Manny Pacquiao is feeling nervous as his showdown with pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. quickly approaches for their fight this Saturday night on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ellerbe points to the fact that Manny will be skipping the customary grand arrival ceremony at the MGM Grand as a sign that the “Pacman” is not ready for an event of such high magnitude.

“The spectacle, the magnitude of this event is something Manny has never been through before,” Ellerbe stated to, “He’s been in a lot of big fights, but there are big fights and there is a Floyd Mayweather fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title For The Sake Of Boxing Pacquiao Needs To Win on May 2nd

pac836By Nick Hagan: It’s now less than a week away from arguably the most anticipated Boxing event since Muhammad Ali V George Foreman In 1974. Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Manny Pacquiao is six years in the making and my own personal observation is that this makes for a more competitive, closer fight than If It had happened in 2009. This opinion may not be shared by all fans, however it’s very evident that Mayweather based on his recent bouts with Marcos Maidana has lost some footwork speed and is no longer so elusive.

Pacquiao lost to Marquez in 2012 by a brutal knockout, but under the guidance of Freddie Roach, has since substantially Improved his defense in his recent bouts against Timothy Bradley and Chris Algieri. I do agree that Pacquiao has slightly slipped in terms of aggression, but his speed, power, unorthodox style and new found defense are all still very much Intact. For the reasons stated above it has now become a 50:50 fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan: Pacquiao is on the decline, Mayweather will beat him

pac567By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out on top by bagging a victory this coming Saturday night against Manny Pacquiao. A win for Mayweather would suit Khan well because he wants to fight Mayweather more than he does Pacquiao for some reason.

Khan says he wants to be the guy that give Mayweather his first defeat of his career, and he thinks a victory over him will catapult him to the top of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

title Fury unimpressed with Klitschko’s win over Jennings

wladimir53562By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBO contender Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) saw heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko’s win over Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) last Saturday night and he came away unimpressed with what he saw from the 39-year-old Ukrainian.

There was nothing in the performance from the 6’6” Wladimir (64-3, 53 KOs) that has Fury worried. Wladimir won the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision, but he took no chances with Jennings and seemed content with mostly with jabbing rather than throwing power shots. Wladimir treated Jennings like he was a knockout artist despite his history showing that he’s not a big puncher at all. Read the rest of this entry »

title Froch says he’s interested in fighting DeGale-Dirrell winner

dirrell-froch12345By Scott Gilfoid: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s recent loss to Andrzej Fonfara really sucked the wind out of WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s sails, leaving him with few options for his next fight. Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) had been dreaming of a fight against the 29-year-old Chavez Jr. for some time, as he felt that it was a match-up that would draw a lot of boxing fans in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Believe it or not, Froch and his promoter Eddie Hearn even saw the Chavez Jr. fight as a pay-per-view event, which makes you wonder if they’d been keeping up on the news of Chavez Jr’s career in the past three years. Whatever the case, Froch is now saying that he’s interested in facing the winner of the May 23rd fight between Britain’s James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) and American talent Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach wants to inspect Mayweather’s custom made gloves

floyd36By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach reportedly wants to inspect Floyd Mayweather Jr’s custom made Grant gloves as well before next Saturday night so that if he has any objections to the gloves there will be time for the matter to be worked out. Roach will have to wait until Friday, the day before the fight before he can inspect the gloves.

It won’t be surprising if Roach objects to the gloves causing a problem that could last deep into Friday night. It’s almost predictable in a last second bit of gamesmanship from Roach to try and throw Mayweather off enough for Pacquiao to gain an edge. Read the rest of this entry »

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