(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Dan Ambrose: If Floyd Mayweather Jr. is looking for a good opponent for his September 14th fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, he needs to think hard about selecting WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse for that fight instead of WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
The reason to choose Matthysse is because he fights a lot closer to Mayweather’s natural weight of 146-150 lbs. than the 172 lb. Canelo. Mayweather won’t have to worry about Matthysse rehydrating up in weight 20-25 lbs, and he won’t have to fight a light heavyweight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight Tyson Fury thinks IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) will be beating WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) by a nice hometown decision this Saturday night in their pay per view unification bout at the O2 Arena on London, UK.
Fury sees Kessler whipping Froch, but still ending up losing the fight after getting jobbed on the decision.
Fury said on his social media site “I think Carl Froch will get a hometown decision over Kessler! But will lose really.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Darren Barker (25-1, 16 KO’s) will get his first shot at a real honest to goodness world title on August 17th against IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KO’s) at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.
Barker previously fought WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez two years ago and was blasted out in 11 rounds, but I don’t recognize that as an actual world title.
I see the Diamond strap as one of those straps to get a sanctioning fee. Martinez won that strap in a fight against Sergiy Dzinziruk in March of 2011, and I’m still trying to figure out why Martinez even bothered having that title on the line. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tom Drury: After reading some of the comments posted by “so called” boxing fans on my last article (Money vs. Pacman) it seems they have an obsession with (bias). As you all know I am a Floyd Mayweather fan and have no doubt the biggest part of the boxing fraternity are, analysts, trainers, fighters and fans. Opinion is part of life it is what makes us human, if there wasn’t opinion life would be very boring.
Bias and opinion are two things that are irrelevant in regards to Floyd Mayweather, “facts” are what matter and the facts are Mayweather is undefeated after 17 years in the sport, he is a pioneer in regards to RBT and his desire to make sure we have a clean sport, he is the first boxer to be the worlds highest paid athlete, he has won eight world titles in five different weight classes, he contributes hugely in regards to economy in the worlds greatest city (Las Vegas), and he holds the record for highest ppv revenues generated in his fight with Oscar De La Hoya. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Sotoman: There was a little bit of everything in last nights boxing fights. We begin with the fight between Lee Purdy and Devon Alexander. There is no doubt that Alexander’s stock dropped yesterday, despite the fact that Purdy failed to make weight. Although Purdy was not as impressive, he made Alexander look weak and ill accomplished. Purdy demonstrated and exposed Alexander’s lack of power. It is clear that Purdy was not going to win the fight on the score cards, but he had a heart of a lion.
I could truly understand why his corner stopped the fight, when they did. Alexander suggested that many fans would be disappointed with his performance last night, he may just be right. Alexander needs to do a lot more and fight bigger names, if he wants to be placed in the same column as the top Welterweights or 140 pounders. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) is gunning for WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) for his next fight, and he’s hoping that his promoter Richard Schaefer for Golden Boy Promotions can make that fight happen.
Schaefer feels confident he put the fight together. Matthysse isn’t all that impressed with Garcia’s speed and defensive skills, as he sees him as a slow fighter that’s easy to hit.
Matthysse said this about Garcia at the post-fight press conference last night following his 3rd round TKO win over Danny Garcia: “I hope the fight [with Danny Garcia] happens, but he’s a slow fighter. He’s slow and wide open. I know I’ll win that fight as well.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Paulie Malignaggi was in awe of Lucas Matthysse after watching him dismantle a normally strong-chinned Lamont Peterson last night in three short rounds at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Comparing him to former middleweight knockout artist Julian Jackson (55-6, 49 KO’), Malignaggi was just astonished how easily Matthysse was able to hurt Peterson each time he would touch him with a shot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan was really impressed with the performance from WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse last night in watching him demolish Lamont Peterson in three brutal rounds.
Khan thinks his fighting style would be perfect for Matthysse for some reason despite the fact that Khan was badly hurt by a much lesser puncher in his last fight in his narrow win over Julio Diaz.
Khan said after the fight: “I’d like to fight Lucas Matthysse. My style would definitely suit Matthysse and I’d beat him. This wants me to stay at 140.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Dan Rafael of ESPN is reporting that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is reserving September 7th for a doubleheader matching WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia vs. WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in the main event and Zab Judah vs. IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson as the co-feature in a bout at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
The fight card would be interesting one where Judah is coming off of a loss to Danny Garcia, and Peterson is coming off of a knockout loss to Matthysse earlier tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »