By Simon Fawcett: Kell Brook undoubtedly is adept in his ability to put punches together with a relaxed ease and fluidity, while generating power from what appears to be casual speed. When engaging his foes with purpose, it seems that he could finish his opponent at any given moment. So why the struggle? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Frank Warren is hoping to get American heavyweight talent Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) to come over to the UK to fight Dereck Chisora (17-4, 11 KO’s) for his next fight date on September 21st at the Copperbox Arena in London, UK.
However, I’m not sure that the 6’7” Deontay will be able to leave the country at this early date. He has a few things he needs to take care of before he can be flying to places like the UK.
Warren said this as quoted by Steve Kim, “We want Deontay Wilder next for our show on September 21st in the Copperbox Arena if he’s got the balls to do it.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Peter Wells (twitter- @boxingbrains): When discussing controversy in boxing, 90% of the time its the judges at ringside who are at fault, but last night at Wembley Arena it was the 3rd man inside the ring that made the crucial error. After Scott was sent to the canvas from a right hand, the American shook it off looked to his corner and waited for the signal to rise. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chester Rivers: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is regarded as the best fighter of today. His name has been consistently atop all p4p list most of his career yet, it was Manny Pacquiao who was awarded “The Fighter Of The Decade”. This is just one of the double standards between these two great fighters who will be forever linked in boxing history.
It’s funny to hear some of Mayweather’s naysayers try an discredit some of his biggest wins. They’ll suggest that De La Hoya, Mosley and Cotto were past their primes as fighters but give credit to rival Manny Pacquiao for his victories against those same fighters two of which were fought after Mayweather.
Manny Pacquiao is given credit for being the only fighter in history to win titles in eight different weight classes. After researching this record I came across some discrepancies to the truth. First, was it really eight titles? Many are unaware that Pacquiao never defeated Marco Antonio Barrera for a sanctioned title. Barrera’s title was vacated before the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: The next big fight that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer plans on putting together is a bout between Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s), and WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) after the September 14th card headlined by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Schaefer just finished wrapping up negotiations between Lucas Matthysse and WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia for the co-feature on the Mayweathr-Canelo bout.
The next big fight that Schaefer wants to put together is Broner and Maidana. Schaefer is going to meet with Showtime, Broner and Maidana’s management to try and put together a deal. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Fresh off of his controversial 6th round stoppage win over American Malik Scott (35-1-1, 12 KO’s) tonight, Dereck Chisora (17-4, 11 KO’s) says he wants to fight a big name for his next bout on September 21st. Well, Chisora needn’t search any further. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated Billy Joe Saunders (18-0, 10 KO’s) defeated Gary O’Sullivan (16-1, 10 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night to capture the vacant WBO International middleweight title at the Wembley Arena in London, England. The final judged scores were 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sevak Sarkisian: On April 13th of this year, Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0 8KO’s) not only pulled off a huge upset over Jr. Featherweight King and pound for pound fighter Nonito Donaire. But he also did it by outclassing his opponent and putting on a Picasso like performance. It was the art of the sweet science displayed at its best. Rigondeaux showcased great hand speed, punching accuracy, counterpunching, and near perfect defense.
For boxing purists, (such as myself) Rigondeaux’s master class performance was beautiful to watch. However, for the casual fan or for the boxing fans that only like seeing action packed fights, it wasn’t interesting to watch. History shows us that the most important thing for a fighter to have in order to become successful in the sport of boxing aside from a good team is to win his fights. As long as the fighter keeps winning he will continue to excel and make money in the sport of boxing. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ciaran McKinney: The first round in this intriguing bout between Dereck Chisora and the undefeated Malik Scott finished without any real fireworks. With Del Boy catching Scott with a nice right hand leaving his opponent with mild swelling beneath the eye. However Scott was the aggressor and caught Chisora with some lovely combinations and slick body shots.
The second round was certainly low key with both men seemingly putting out the feelers for the remaining 8 rounds. Low work rates from both men, seemingly another round in the bag for Scott. Exceedingly confident corner from Scott, urging their man on with strong words, the line of note ‘Showcase Yourself’. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a highly questionable stoppage, Dereck Chisora (17-4, 11 KO’s) stopped American Malik Scott (35-1-1, 12 KO’s) by a 6th round TKO on Saturday night at the Wembley Arena, in London, UK.
Scott, 32, was knocked down with a rabbit punch in the 6th round. Scott stayed on his knees until the referee counted to 9, at the point Scott got up and the referee halted the fight without even getting to the 10 count.
Even the local Brits didn’t like the stoppage, as they saw the referee holding up 9 fingers just as Scott rose to his feet. At that point the referee halted the fight. It was just very strange in a classic blow it move. Read the rest of this entry »