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title Khan: If Kell Brook’s not going to fight the big names…

brook9By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan dropped a big hint this week by reminding IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook that he was serious as a heart attack when he said he wanted him to out and fight a couple of big names and beat them before he’d agree to fight him next year in a mega-fight in the UK, possibly at Wembley Stadium.

However, it doesn’t look like Brook and his promoter Eddie Hearn are paying Khan any mind when it comes to the opposition that they’re looking to fight. Instead of Brook fighting a name like Tim Bradley and Marcos Maidana, both of which Khan mentioned as guys he Brook to fight, there’s talk that Brook will fight No.10 WBA Diego Chaves instead. I don’t know about you, but I don’t rate Chaves as a big name or even close to being a big name. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan says he’ll use Mayweather’s game plan to beat Pacquiao

khan44By Scott Gilfoid: A fight between former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan is possible for early 2016. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has already said he’s interested in making that fight now that Khan is “shooting his mouth off” about the Pacquiao clash.

If he gets the fight, Khan says he’ll follow the same blueprint that Floyd Mayweather Jr. created in how to beat Pacquiao by using movement, single shots and not being stationary. Khan says he plans on being slick like Mayweather was against Pacquiao to get the victory. Read the rest of this entry »



title Marcos Maidana possible ring return in November

maidana578By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA light welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) will begin training with trainer Robert Garcia at his Oxnard, California gym in September to get ready for a potential fight in November, according to Fight News.

Maidana hasn’t fought since September, 2014, when he lost to WBA/WBC 147lb champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 116-111, 116-111 and 115-112 in their rematch. Read the rest of this entry »



title Cotto-Canelo official for November 21st on HBO PPV

cottoBy Dan Ambrose: Earlier today, Golden Boy Promotions and Roc Nation Sports announced the mega-clash between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and former WBA/WBC 154lb champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) for November 21st on HBO pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight is of importance because it will potentially be determining the opponent for WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who is considered to be the best fighter in the middleweight division right now. Unless the Cotto-Canelo winner decides to take the easy way out by vacating in order to avoid the Golovkin fight, we could be seeing a very good fight in early 2016 between Golovkin and the winner of the Cotto-Canelo catch-weight fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Berto will put up a better fight than Pacquiao against Mayweather, says Ishe Smith

floyd6666By Chris Williams: The boxing world has their mind made up pretty much about Manny Pacquiao not putting up much of an effort in his one-sided 12 round decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May in the so-called “Fight of the Century” in Las Vegas, Nevada. While some boxing fans see it as a situation where Mayweather was simply too good for the aging Filipino star, other fans saw it as a case of Pacquiao just being too darned scared to fight hard.

I see it more as a combination of the two. After adding Pacquiao’s scalp to his resume, Mayweather has moved on to a fight against Andre Berto on September 12th. It’s assumed that Mayweather will make easy work of the 31-year-old Berto. Read the rest of this entry »



title Lucian Bute: I’m fully healthy now

buteBy Dan Ambrose: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) says he’s fully healthy and ready for his fight this Saturday night against Andrea Di Luisa (17-2, 13 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Bute, 35, has dealt with a variety of injuries during the past few years that kept him from fighting on a regular basis. He’s finally 100 percent and ready for his tune-up fight against the little known Di Luisa in Montreal.

Bute needs to win this fight and look good doing so for him to stay in position for a future world title shot. Bute’s chances of getting a world title shot at 168 will increase tenfold if WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack wins his fight against George Groves on September 12th on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Andre Berto card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »



title Luis Ortiz vs. Bermane Stiverne agreed to for Golovkin-Lemieux card

1-StiverneWilder_Hoganphotos4By Jim Dower: Heavyweights Luis Ortiz (22-0, 19 KOs) and Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) have agreed to a fight that will be taking place on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux fight card on October 17th at Madison Square Garden in New York.

While the fight has been agreed to between Stiverne and the Cuban Ortiz, they still haven’t yet signed the contracts for the fight. According to Dan Rafael, Ortiz has signed for the fight. He’s promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. Stiverne has yet to sign for the fight. He’s with Don King. It’s unclear what he’s waiting on. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin-Lemieux tickets selling fast for possible sellout

Golovkin1FBy Dan Ambrose: When the Gennady “GGG” Golovkin vs. David Lemieux fight was first made, it was inconceivable that the fight would be a big enough one to sellout Madison Square Garden in New York. But after two days in the early pre-sale of tickets, over 6,000 have already been sold.

Today was the official release of the tickets, and it’s likely a lot more tickets have been sold for this interesting fight. There is still two months to go before the fight takes place on October 17th, and it’s quite possible we could see all the tickets sold out for the 21,000+ seat venue. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jeff Mayweather: If anybody else was fighting Andre Berto, fans wouldn’t have a problem with it

Floyd Mayweather and Andre BertoBy Chris Williams: Jeff Mayweather believes that the only reason why Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) is catching flak about fighting former two time world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) is because it’s superstar Mayweather and he’s held to a higher standard than the other fighters were.

Jeff sees Berto as a good fighter because he’s well-known to the casual boxing fans, he’s always involved in exciting fights, and he’s got good skills and power. Jeff doesn’t see Berto as any kind of pushover by any stretch of the imagination. Read the rest of this entry »



title Andy Lee – Billy Joe Saunders moved to October 10th in Manchester, UK

lee564By Scott Gilfoid: Poor WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee (34-2-1, 24 KOs) will now be defending his WBO title in front of his opponent Billy Joe Saunders’ fans on October 10th in Manchester, UK instead of on September 19th in Thomond Park in Limerick, Ireland. Lee, 31, came down with a virus. That’s what’s being said. Dan Rafael of ESPN had a different take on why the Lee-Saunders fight is being moved to October 10th.

“The word is the real reason Lee-Saunders was ppd is because they were selling no tickets in Limerick. #boxing,” Rafael said on his Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »



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