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title Andy Lee: I’m going to come out firing early against Peter Quillin

lee2By Scott Gilfoid: Making his first defense of his WBO middleweight title, Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) says he’ll be coming fast out of the blocks this Saturday night on April 11th in his title defense against former WBO 160 pound champion Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) on NBC on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

With the fight being televised on NBC, there will potentially be a lot of casual boxing fans seeing Lee and Quillin for the first time. This is their big chance to showcase their talent and win over new fans. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan: Tim Bradley fight wasn’t offered to me

By Scott Gilfoid: Welterweight contender Amir Khan says that an IBF welterweight eliminator match was never even offered to him by the International Boxing Federation.

There have been reports by Dan Rafael of ESPN that Khan turned down the IBF eliminator bout against Bradley, which would make a lot of sense considering that if Khan won the fight he would be stuck fighting IBF champion Kell Brook. Heck, Khan can get the fight against Brook regardless of whether he fights in an IBF eliminator or not, so it’s kind of a big joke if Khan were to even be offered the fight against Bradley.

Khan says he’s always wanted to fight Bradley. That was a fight that Khan tried to get ages ago, but Bradley opted not to take it. Read the rest of this entry »



title Artur Beterbiev to return to the ring in May

beterbiev1022By Allan Fox: #7 WBC, #12 WBA, #13 IBF, #13 WBO light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) will be back in the ring next month in May against an opponent still to be determined. Beterbiev, 30, will be making a quick return to the ring after dispatching former WBA light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo (25-7-1, 12 KOs) last Saturday night in a 4th round knockout at the Pepsi Coliseum, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Beterbiev blasted Campillo out with a left-right combination that knocked him clean out at 2:22 of the 4th. Referee Marlon Wright didn’t even have to count after seeing how badly Campillo was hurt. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather Sr: I’d be shocked if Floyd Jr. lost to Pacquiao

mayweather sr2By Chris Williams: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he’d be totally shocked if his son Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) were to lose to Filipino star Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) in their big money bout next month. Floyd Sr. just can’t wrap his head around the idea of son Mayweather Jr losing to a fighter like Pacquiao because he simply sees Pacquiao as a clear level below him.

It’s not that Floyd Sr. doesn’t see the 36-year-old Pacquiao as a good fighter. He definitely thinks Pacquiao is a good solid little fighter, but he just doesn’t see Pacquiao as having the intelligence, size or the power to get the job done against a talented fighter like Mayweather Jr. Read the rest of this entry »



title How Mayweather bounces back after a loss to Pacquiao will determine his true greatness

floyd103By Sizzle JKD: Muhammad Ali was 56-5. Joe Frazier was 32-4. George Foreman was 76-5. Lennox Lewis was 41-2. Sugar Ray Leonard was 36-3. Roberto Duran was 103-16. Marvelous Marvin Hagler was 62-3. Tommy Hearns was 61-5. Sugar Ray Robinson was 173-19. Joe Louis was 66-3. Evander Holyfield was 44-10. Julio Cesar Chavez was 107-6. Bernard Hopkins is 55-7. Manny Pacquiao is 57-5.

The moral of the story? All of the boxers who are widely considered as the greatest fighters in the history of the sport have lost. Read the rest of this entry »



title Brandon Rios still in awe of Manny Pacquiao

rios78787By Chris Williams: After taking a one-sided beating at the hands of Manny Pacquiao in an arguably underserved fight with the Filipino star in November of 2013, former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 24 KOs) is still impressed with the skills that Pacquiao showed him in that fight.

Rios was especially impressed with the hand speed and the various punching angles that Pacquiao used to hit him in their fight in Macau, China. Read the rest of this entry »



title Straight from the Boxer’s Mouth

By Bill Gabay: For most people around the globe, sports at the end of the day, is but a pastime. But one of the things we love about sports is when athletes share their opinion, admiration or criticism about their peers and other athletes. Thus when Kobe Bryant talks about Michael Jordan or Allen Iverson and vice-versa, or Jon “Bones” Jones on Anderson Silva, or Peyton Manning on Tom Brady, we listen intently and absorb. Read the rest of this entry »



title Do you care for Khan? Part 2

khan45673By Bill Gabay: On March 14th this writer asked boxing fans the question and majority of responses were an adamant NO. Some gave the flat-out negative response while others cited reasons. Welterweight contender Amir Khan gave us another reason last week and reinforced public opinion of him.

Instead of giving boxing fans what they want – a fight with the waiting IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook or another competitive fighter (such as Timothy Bradley, Keith Thurman, Adrien Broner or a rematch with Marcos Maidana), Khan announced he would be fighting former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri. Read the rest of this entry »



title Adonis Stevenson to fight next in June or July, no mention of Kovalev

stevenson63By Dan Ambrose: After his fairly one-sided 12 round unanimous decision win over 35-year-old former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (32-7, 21 KOs) last Saturday night, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (26-1, 21 KOs) says he’ll be back in the ring in June or July against whoever his adviser Al Haymon chooses for him to fight.

The 37-year-old Stevenson made no mention of IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs), who the World Boxing Council recently ordered Stevenson to start negotiations with last March. Read the rest of this entry »



title Danny Garcia hoping to shine on NBC against Lamont Peterson

garcia77By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) is hoping to come out of his April 11th fight this Saturday night a star on NBC in his 143 pound catch-weight fight against IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) on the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Garcia, 27, wants to showcase his skills in front of a lot of new fans that will be catching the fight on NBC. One downside of the Garcia-Peterson fight will be that neither fighter will have their titles on the line. Garcia wanted the fight at a catch-weight of 143, which makes it a non-title fight. The titles really don’t matter a whole though. Read the rest of this entry »



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