By Jvance: A lot has been said about George Groves’ chances in the all British clash against the current IBF and WBA (regular) super-middleweight champion, Carl Froch. At the outset, Sky Sport’s pundit Glenn McCrory said “no way” to the thought of Groves coming out victorious on November 23rd, with other boxing minds claiming the fight has come too early for the Hammersmith fighter.
With Groves being made mandatory challenger for Froch’s IBF strap and Froch unwilling to give up his belt, the lucrative bout between the two mutually promoted fighters was easily made, much to the delight of the British public. As the fight draws closer there will be more and more superficial analysis of Groves’ lack of experience in contrast to Froch’s run of world title bouts. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) has decided to fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, for his next fight on March 8th next year. It’s going to be a pay-per-view bout against a still to be determined opponent. This will be Canelo’s first fight where he himself is the main attraction in a PPV bout.
In his last fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September, it was Mayweather who was considered the main draw. This time it’s going to be Canelo, and it’ll be a rest to his drawing power whether he can bring in the fans to purchase his fight on PPV. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: For those who were worried sick about British heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) suddenly announcing today that he’s retiring from boxing, you can rest at ease. It seems that Fury was just blowing smoke for some reason, maybe because he lost his 5 million pound ($8 million) payday bout against David Haye. Fury’s trainer Peter Fury says that Tyson will be continuing his career and that he’s currently in negotiations for a fight with the unbeaten Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30 KO’s).
Peter said “You will not see Tyson in the ring unless it’s a worthy opponent and if boxing is anything like he’s had to endure regarding Haye camp, can keep it. Tyson will fight and win world titles but this time with real fights! That’s what he means. @BronzeBomber, yes, talks ongoing [with Deontay].” Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Once both Brandon Rios and Antonio Margarito mocked trainer Freddie Roach for his Parkinson disease and the result that came from that was a terrible beating for Margarito with trainer Robert Garcia allowing his fighter to take unnecessary punishment. Now Alex Ariza, a member of team Rios, added fuel to a burning relation.
If you have a discussion and the tempers get hot you´ll have to choose to take it to the next level or simply yell at each other but once you throw a punch you can’t take it back. If in the past there was animosity between camps or former teammates now there might be bad blood. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: A little scuffle broke out in Macao, China today between Brandon Rios’ strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza and Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach. The fight broke out after Roach arrived at the gym on Wednesday expecting to get Pacquiao ready for his workout. However, Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia and Ariza were both there finishing up the workout with Rios. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Middleweight contender Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KO’s) will be taking on a soft opponent in 39-year-old journeyman Sergey Khomitsky (28-9-2, 11 KO’s) this Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round bout on the undercard of the Carl Froch vs. George Groves card at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom.
The sad thing about the Murray-Khomitsky is that Murray already beat Khomitsky four years ago in beating him by an 8 round points decision. My question is why is Murray fighting Khomitsky when he already beat him soundly? Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Roger Mayweather, the uncle and trainer for Floyd Mayweather Jr., is impressed with the opponent that Manny Pacquiao will be facing this Saturday night in Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) in Macao, China. Roger thinks this could be a very tough fight for Pacquiao and sees this as a good test for him to see where he’s at. However, Roger also thinks that Pacquiao’s inactivity in the last 11 months could make him vulnerable to an upset in this fight.
“They gave a good fight for him then,” Roger said to Hustleboss. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) believes that IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) will be able to recover physically after a loss to him this Saturday night in Manchester, UK, but Groves has serious doubts whether Froch will ever recover mentally and emotionally from the loss. He feels that will be the biggest problem for the 36-year-old Froch moving forward with his career after Saturday night.
Groves sees it being difficult for Froch to come to terms with being beaten by a younger fighter from the UK rather than from somewhere else in the world. In other words, Froch will no longer be the big fish in a small pond like he is now. He’ll be second best in the UK after Saturday night and Groves sees that as being mentally a tough pill for the legacy conscious Froch to swallow. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is hoping to bring Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) back to his glory days of the past when he fought Oscar De La Hoya and suddenly became a star in the United States after that fight. Arum is hoping he can bring the 34-year-old Pacquiao back to that level of popularity somehow.
It’s not going to be easy for Arum to accomplish this because Pacquiao has lost his last two fights and not looked good in the ring for the last three years. But the first step in Arum’s goal of restoring Pacquiao to his past glory will take place this Saturday night in Macao, China when he faces one of Arum’s stable fighters Brandon Rios. Rios is an easy to hit light welterweight with good power, a great chin, not much hand speed, and a tendency to take a lot of head shots in his fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sotoman: All fight fans understand that “Money Talks” in today’s boxing world. Undoubtedly, All boxers are in search of a pay day, but they “ALL” enjoy what they do. Having said that, boxers should fight the best and only the best in each of their respective divisions. Read the rest of this entry »