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title Weights: Joshua 248, Love 246

By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (11-0, 11 KOs) weighed in at a career high weight of 248 pounds for his weight-in on Friday for his eight round fight on Saturday night against journeyman Raphael Zumbano Love (36-10-1, 29 KOs) in their fight at the Barclaycard Arena in , Birmingham, United Kingdom. Zumbano/Love weighed in at 236. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo vs. Kirkland: Not just the second major brawl of the year

1-CaneloKirklandFiesta_Hoganphotos2By Gerardo Granados: This Saturday, May 9th at the Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas, former WBC/WBC light middleweight belt holder Saul Canelo Alvarez W44(31)-L1-D1 will fight against once promising light middle contender James Kirkland W32(28)-L1-D0 in a fight that has the responsibility to make fight fans remember why it is so exciting to watch prize fighting.

Oscar de la Hoya twitted “Call me old school but I like the fans getting their money’s worth by watching an action packed fight.” And at a press conference Bernard Hopkins already made sure the boxers were fit to fight without any hidden injuries. Read the rest of this entry »

title Burns: People think I’m just an opponent for Figueroa

Omar Figueroa and Ricky BurnsBy Scott Gilfoid: Scotland native Ricky Burns (37-4-1, 11 KOs) is all bent out of shape that he’s seen as the sacrificial lamb for Saturday’s fight against former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa (24-0-1, 18 KOs) in their fight at the State Farm Arena, in Hidalgo, Texas, USA.

The 32-year-old Burns wants fans to know that he’s coming to beat the 25-year-old Figueroa on Saturday and pull off a big upset. Burns has lost two out of his last three fights, and looked awful in every sense of the word. Just how he plans on beating a talent like Figueroa is anyone’s guess. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kell Brook: I’m ready to take Mayweather’s zero away from him

brook6677By Scott Gilfoid: Like Amir Khan, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook feels he’s in great position to get a big money fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the near future, even though Mayweather has shown zero interest in facing Brook.

Mayweather has not mentioned wanting to take that fight, and the lure of capturing Brook’s IBF title is meaningless right now given that Mayweather is vacating all of his world titles. I mean, why would Mayweather vacate his titles just so that he can go after Brook’s IBF strap? It makes no sense at all. Read the rest of this entry »

title “LA Fight Club” Continues to Deliver

Michael Montero – Last night Golden Boy Promotions put on another entertaining “LA Fight Club” card in downtown Los Angeles. These cards are always fun because of the club-like atmosphere of the venue, the young local prospects featured who are looking to impress, and the passionate crowds they bring from their local neighborhoods. Below are details of the three televised bouts on Fox Sports 1. Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd Mayweather Jr’s final fight

1-MAYPAC WEIGH IN-TRAPPFOTOS-3589By Gav Duthie: It seems as if Floyd Mayweather Jnr has nothing left to achieve after his 12 round unanimous decision win over Manny Pacquiao. Before the bout many said he was nothing, after it he has proved he is everything.

Forget his style for a minute, people said before the fight he was a chicken for not fighting Manny, after it they say he is a chicken for running. Nobody can deny though that he has now fought everyone there is to fight and he has beaten them all. Read the rest of this entry »

title Ariza has doubts about Pacquiao’s shoulder injury

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-9557By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza says he didn’t see anything from Pacquiao’s performance last Saturday night against Floyd Mayweather Jr. that would indicate that Pacquiao was suffering a right shoulder injury, according to

Ariza says he watched the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight over and over again, and he saw no signs of Pacquiao looking injured. Besides that, Ariza saw no ice being applied to Pacquiao’s shoulder or it being massaged the way coaches would do for someone with an injury to their shoulder. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo interested in Mayweather rematch

1-CaneloKirklandAstros_HoganphotosBy Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) is still trying to rebuild his once promising career following his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013, and his poor performance against Erislandy Lara last year in July.

Canelo, 24, says he wants a rematch against Mayweather because he feels he’s learned new things since their fight two years ago. Canelo was pretty well schooled by Mayweather in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan: I won’t be fighting Mayweather until I beat Algieri

khan85By Scott Gilfoid: While some fighters earn their shots at huge money fights by beating top caliber opposition, others do it on the cheap by beating 2nd tier fighters and guys that fight in a division below them. Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) believes that if he beats the light hitting 140 pound contender Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) on May 29th, it will open the door for him to get a big money fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September.

Khan points out that Algieri was recently beaten by Manny Pacquiao last November, and he feels that if Algieri was good enough to face Pacquiao, then he’s good enough to be his opponent. Read the rest of this entry »

title Felix Sturm vs. Fedor Chudinov to fight for Froch’s vacated WBA 168lb title this Saturday

By Scott Gilfoid: Carl Froch being stripped of his WBA 168 pound strap by the WBA earlier on Friday has opened the door for #1 WBA Fedor Chudinov (12-0, 10 KOs) and #2 WBA Felix Sturm (38-4-2, 18 KOs) to fight for the vacant WBA super middleweight title this Saturday, May 9th in their fight at the Festhalle, in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany.

The winner of the Sturm-Chudinov fight will be the new WBA regular champion at 168. It’ll be interesting to see if the WBA then tries to force the winner to face WBA Super World champion Andre Ward like they were attempting to do with Froch. Read the rest of this entry »

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