By Scott Gilfoid: Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves’ victory over Glen Johnson last Saturday night seems to have increased Groves’ confidence to the point where his feet aren’t firmly touching the earth. Groves now says he wants to fight IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch, and he thinks he can beat Froch.
Groves staid to talksport.co.uk “He’s [Froch] got an advantage in terms of experience but I think I’m too young, fresh, skillful and quick [for him].” Read the rest of this entry »
by Jamil Akram: According to the Asian eastern eye newspaper it has been reported than Amir Khan is hoping to make a big statement next year by taking on Manny Pacquiao to prove to everyone including hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach that he has made the right move by moving camps and that he is the next big thing.
Amir said “I will prove Everyone right. I know my defense isn’t my best quality but if I had been taught I would of learnt it.”
I guess this is a dig at Roach to prove to him that he can beat his best fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya thinks unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KO’s) has a couple of flaws in his game that he needs to fix before he can become a really superb heavyweight and move onto to capture a world title. De La Hoya told RingTV that Wilder needs to work on these flaws in his game if he wants to be able to get to the next level.
De La Hoya said to RingTV “Deontay Wilder has to work more on his jab, because he has a tremendous jab. He has to work more on his head movement. I don’t see many flaws in him other than the ones.”
De La Hoya didn’t look pleased with Wilder’s performance last Saturday night in watching De La Hoya’s body language while he was observing Wilder fighting an over-matched Kevlin Price at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: It’s never nice to see a fighter like Manny Pacquiao get old and start to get beat. It’s kind of sad to see the once excellent Filipino fighter getting beaten by the likes of Tim Bradley and getting knocked cold by his old nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez.
Pacquiao turned 34-years-old day, and that he’s not a young fighter anymore. At his age and with the way he’s getting beaten left and right, I think it would be a wise thing for Pacquiao not to fight Marquez next year or ever again. Do they really want this fight to happen?
Marquez and Pacquiao are going in different directions. Marquez is improving still, and is even more powerful now than he ever was before, whereas Pacquiao has slowed and is getting tagged in the head more and more. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) will be fighting a tune-up bout in January to get ready for a possible fight against WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) in April, if Broner is still interested in facing Burns.
That’s a big if because Broner isn’t just going to stay in one place and waste his career away fighting in the lightweight division, which boxing fans have very little interest in. Broner will be moving up, so if Burns doesn’t take the fight then he’ll lose out on the good payday he was going to receive. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia saw Amir Khan’s win last Saturday night over the smaller lightweight Carlos Molina, and Garcia says Khan looks pretty much the same as he always has in his past fights. Garcia noted that Khan is still getting hit a lot despite having a new trainer in Virgil Hunter, who Khan maintains has improved him dramatically on defense.
Garcia said to Radio Raheem “He [Khan] did what he had to do. I guess the smaller guy [Molina] can’t punch. To be honest, I saw the same Amir Khan. He was getting hit a lot with punches, but the guy couldn’t hurt him because he was a smaller guy with no power.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Mohamed Horomtallah: The disturbing and scary images of Manny Pacquiao motionless on the canvas are still on everybody’s mind. The brutal knocked down he suffered at the hands, or rather the perfectly timed right hand of Juan Manuel Marquez will have a big effect.
A knock out of that nature is not enjoyable because at the end of the day, no fighter deserves to be seriously hurt. Watching Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee in tears and panicked was hard and for a few minutes, the fans in attendance and those watching around the world were worried that a great fighter might be actually dead. Those minutes seemed to last forever… Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) may be about to step it up a level and face either WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares or WBA champ Guillermo Rigondeaux. Donaire, 30, says he’ll leave it up to his management team to determine who he’ll be fighting next, but he definitely wants Mares as his next opponent.
Donaire said to eastsideboxing.com “I’m a very versatile fighter. I can fight in multiple styles. The style that I’m fighting with at this time, being smart and setting my shots up properly, anyone will fall…it doesn’t matter who it is…Mares would probably try to smother me…Rigondeaux would more than likely try to box me.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Making his first defense of his WBA World cruiserweight title champion Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19 KO’s) knocked out an out of his class previously unbeaten Colombian Santander Silgado (23-1, 18 KO’s) in the 4th round on Monday night at the Crocus City Hall, in Myakinino, Russia. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t think Manny Pacquiao made the right decision to take lesser money to fight both Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, both of which Pacquiao lost to. Mayweather said that Pacquiao made the wrong business decisions by facing those guys rather than fighting him.
Mayweather said to esnewsporting.com “Pacquiao could have gotten $40 million to fight me. Instead, he only $16 million.” Read the rest of this entry »