Boxing News - Latest Headlines

title Abraham could wind up as Stieglitz’s mandatory if he beats Shihepo

abraham434By 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 »

title David Haye v Tyson Fury: A Paradox

haye6544By 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 »

title Chisora: I saw fear in Malik Scott’s eyes during stare down

scott40By 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 »

title Autumn 2013: The Season of Boxing Superfights?

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 »

title Roach to tell Pacquiao to retire if he gets beaten by Rios on November 23rd

pac89By 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 »

title The lion hunter: A look at Floyd Mayweather Jr’s opponent selection

floyd1111By 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 »

title Brook not happy that Khan’s getting Devon Alexander title fight instead of him

brook7777By 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 »

title Who’s next for Kell Brook?

brook6666By 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 »

title Rigondeaux could be back on HBO in November

rigondeaux00By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO’s) may not be off of HBO after all. Last week, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said that he’d received little interest from HBO executives when he mentioned putting Rigondeaux back on the network following his 12 round unanimous decision win over the popular HBO fighter Nonito Donaire last April.

Arum how apparently has convinced the HBO top brass to let Rigondeaux possibly fight on the undercard of WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia’s next fight, according to Steve Kim at Maxboxing. That’s not what you’d ideally want given Rigondeaux’s big win over Donaire. You would think he would deserve a top billing, but that’s not going to happen. Read the rest of this entry »

title The Monday Supplement: What We Can Take from The Brook/Campbell Card in Hull

brook333By Ciaran McKinney: Craven Park was the venue. There was a stacked card from top to bottom, each bout providing something different for the packed crowd in Hull. Eddie Hearn made something very clear in the run up to this event. Without Luke Campbell, this event would have been on a much smaller scale. A professional debut in an open air stadium, never mind headlining the bill? Matchroom would have us believe that baby-faced 25 year old truly is the real deal. But more on that later.

The first fight I shall focus on was the dust-up between domestic rivals Derry Matthews and Tommy ‘Boom Boom’ Coyle. This match was by no means a technical masterclass, and neither of these men will really ever reach the upper echelon of the sport. However, what they did achieve, was the sustained attention of the raucous crowd, who were so vocal in no small part due to local hero Coyle applying most of the pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Location:
Privacy Statement