By Allan Fox: 42-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (54-6-1, 48 KO’s) needed just 23 seconds to dispatch journeyman Matthew Greer (16-13, 13 KO’s) in the 1st round on Saturday night at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, in Chester, West Virginia, USA. Briggs landed three straight clubbing right hands to the head that put the 37-year-old Greer on the canvas to get the stoppage. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO’s) isn’t sure yet whether he’ll give WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao another fight. Last night, Marquez pitched a near shutout in defeating former WBO light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Forum, in Inglewood, California, USA.
It was very impressive performance from Marquez, as he showed that he was the better fighter than Alvarado in every way. Indeed, Marquez was so dominant that he had Alvarado afraid to pull the trigger on his punches for fear of being countered by him. Each time Alvarado would throw something, Marquez would sting him right back with hard counters to the head and body. Alvarado’s punches rarely landed in the fight, and the final punch stats bare that out. Alvarado landed 178 of 510 punches for a 35% connect percentage. Marquez landed 278 of 627 punches for 44%. Read the rest of this entry »
By Alon Calinao Dy: Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO’s) fought a very hard battle against the brawler but slower Mike Alvarado in a 12 round fight. The veteran Marquez won via unanimous decision over Alvarado for WBO welterweight eliminator at the Forum in Inglewood, California, USA.
All three judges were in favor of Marquez with the scorecards of 117-109, 117-109, and 119-109 since Marquez was throwing lots of punches and much busier than Alvarado. Marquez dropped Alvarado in round 8, but Alvarado returned the favor by knocking Marquez down in the following round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rocky Esposito: Wow! Excellent, that’s all I can say! Call me naive, but the disdain that these two fighters have for each other is actually real and palpable. I heard mostly all of their comments/slights towards each other before the airing of their “Face Off” episode and I initially chalked it up typical Pre-Fight Hype. However, after watching their Face Off, you can tell, (especially from Sergio Martinez), he sincerely dislikes Cotto.
By Jim Dower: In a mostly one-sided fight, 40-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO’s) easily defeated Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KO’s) in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night in a WBO welterweight eliminator bout at the Forum, in Inglewood, California, USA. The final judges scored were 117-109, 117-109 and 119-109. Marquez dropped Alvarado in the 8th. In the 9th, Alvarado returned the favor by knocking Marquez down in the 9th.
The fight was one-sided throughout as Alvarado was unable to land his single power shots due to the head and body movement of Marquez. Alvarado needed to throw combinations, but he spent most of the fight just throwing one punch at a time. Even with his jabs, Alvarado was throwing one jab instead of doubling it up. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) says he was only at 50 to 60 percent of his maximum ability for his previous fight against challenger George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) last November in Manchester.
It’s unclear what Froch’s hangup was that had him at less than his best, but Froch says he’s going to be 100% for his rematch with him on May 31st at the Wembley Arena in London, UK. Let’s hope so, because it would be a pity if Froch is making excuses afterwards about something holding him back. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO’s) will be fighting on July 26th at Madison Square Garden in New York against an opponent still to be determined. Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions is going to make a request to the World Boxing Association to get permission for Golovkin to bypass #2 WBA Jarrod Fletcher, who the WBA recently ordered Golovkin to fight next, for him to get a more interesting fight against former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale 30-2, 16 KO’s) on July 26th.
“GGG says he will fight twice more this year. Wants to continue to stay active #boxing,” said Steve Kim. “Loeffler says they have filed a special request to the WBA for GGG to face Danny Geale next. GGG to fight on July 26th at MSG according to Tom Loeffler.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: People love to hate Floyd Mayweather Jr. for some reason. He is the number 1 pound for pound in boxing for some time now, and his record still stands unspoiled at 46-0. He is the richest sportsman alive (anybody out there richer? please let me know…) and apart from boxing, he seems to have it all. Everything that an ordinary person could dream of: expensive cars, planes, spaceships (not yet but maybe soon…), latest and most expensive gadgets, luxury houses, top models, celebrity friends and much more.
Only one thing seems to be missing from his collection: The warm support from the boxing public. For that he is better known as public enemy number 1 in the minds of some angry fans. In other words, the people’s favorite enemy. Read the rest of this entry »
As I sit and look at the world of boxing, I cannot help but to really appreciate the era I had been so fortunate to witness. I am now in my mid 30’s, and look back, remembering boxing, as being one of the most prestigious entertaining events in the world. My love for the sweet science came around the early to mid-80’s. The Muhammad Ali era was still widely talked about, and the classic VHS tapes, still ran a fresh look into his classic fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Gomez: Boxing fans know about the famous cold war between Top Rank and Golden Boy. I was thinking the other day and came to the realization that Top Rank appears to promote the majority of their fighters under the World Boxing Organization (WBO) sanctioning body. Same with Golden Boy. The majority of their fighters are from the World Boxing Council (WBC). Read the rest of this entry »