By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) has already given away one of his main strategies to try and beat undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) on September 14th and that’s to focus on landing body shots to try and weaken Mayweather for the later rounds.
Canelo and his team must figure that it’ll be next to impossible to land head shots against Mayweather if they make the effort to try that approach. We just saw what happened with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero last money when he tried to hit Mayweather with body shots for 12 rounds.
Guerrero failed miserably and ended up missing countless punches. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight contender Manuel Charr (23-1, 13 KO’s) already knows who he wants to fight after he dispatched 330 lb. journeyman Evegeny Orlov (13-12-1, 9 KO’s) on June 15th in Germany.
Charr wants to fight unbeaten American Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) and he says he’s willing to come to the United States to fight the 6’7” Deontay if he can’t travel to Europe to take the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schafer has decided to take out the stops completely in marketing the September 14th mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and the popular Mexican fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s).
Schaefer will be having Mayweather and Canelo participating in a 12-city tour around the United States starting on June 24th in New York, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. This is a much bigger tour than the usual three-city tour that mega fights tend to him, but it’s also a much bigger fight because Mayweather is involved. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Welterweight Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) made weight today in coming in at 147 pounds for his big fight with Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Lopez, a former light welterweight, came in at 145 lbs. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Mcglinchey: Rumors are circulating over a mouth watering match-up between the 2 best Heavyweights Britain has to offer. Will it happen? I think it has to.
David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) has recently pulled out of his scheduled match-up with Manuel Charr due to a suspected hand injury and Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) failed to attend purse bids for a IBF final eliminator with Kubrat Pulev.
Both trainers and fighters have stated that they want this fight to happen its now down to the promoters to get it made, and I believe it is in the process. The main rumour circulating is that the fight will be announced for an autumn showdown September 28th at Old Trafford football ground. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver super middleweight contender James DeGale (15-1, 10 KO’s) weighed in today for his fight on Saturday night against little known challenger Stjepan Bozic (26-6, 17 KO’s) at the Glow, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tom Cowan: A couple of weeks have passed since Carl Froch put in an excellent performance to beat Mikkel Kessler, avenging his 2010 defeat to the Dane and capturing the IBF and WBA super middleweight titles in the process, and there is still a lot of talk about Froch avenging his only other defeat to American Andre Ward. Some fans have said “Ward doesn’t need Froch because he already beat him” and some have said “Froch doesn’t need Ward because Ward doesn’t generate money”. Neither of these statements are true.
I’ll start with reasons why Froch does need Ward. Froch has established himself has a top fighter since Ward beat him with impressive victories over Lucian Bute and Kessler and he has proved many critics wrong. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tom Cowan: This Saturday, WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson faces Canadian challenger Adonis Stevenson at the Bell Centre, Montreal. Dawson is coming off a stoppage loss to Andre Ward, while Stevenson is coming off a win against Darnell Boone which avenged the only loss of his career so far.
Dawson was meant to fight Jean Pascal in an attempt to avenge his 2011 defeat but Pascal opted instead for an all-Canadian fight with former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute but an injury to Bute meant that fight had to be put back to December. Stevenson was supposed to be fighting Bute’s conqueror Carl Froch but the Brit opted to take a unification fight against Mikkel Kessler, which meant he could avoid Stevenson, his mandatory challenger. Stevenson wasn’t willing to wait until October or November to face Froch so he’s moved up a division to face Bad Chad. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bassenco: Muhammad Ali was famous for his “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” slogan. But in early 1973, Joe Frazier took away the heavyweight title from Ali. Frazier could move in, rattle a fighter’s head with swift combination punches, and move out again. After their first historic fight, Frazier became the new darling of boxing. Frazier won his fights by artfully landing more punches per round than the other guy. He was, truly, a classical boxer, and not a brawler. He was often called “Gentleman Joe Frazier.”
So when George Foreman came on the scene, a gold medalist in the Olympics, but large, rude, and angry, he came across as unsophisticated and somewhat brutal. He was known as “the angry young man.” He took on Frazier later in 1973 and knocked him to the canvas six times before knocking him out in the second round. In an instant, Foreman’s reputation was made as a hard handed, merciless fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: 18-year-old heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (4-0, 3 KO’s) will be facing an opponent over twice his age this Saturday night in 38-year-old journeyman Ladislav Kovarik (10-14, 5 KO’s) on the undercard of the James DeGale vs. Stjepan Bozic fight at the Glow, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, United Kingdom.
The Fury- Kovarik fight is stacked up to be another mismatch for the young Fury to pad his record with. I mean, Kovarik, from the Czech Republic, has lost 11 of his last 13 fights and one of the losses was a 1st round knockout to Richard Towers. I don’t really see the gain for the 6’6” Hughie in fighting someone of this caliber.
You’d like to see a fighter being put in with someone with at least someone that can give young Hughie some rounds, wouldn’t you? Read the rest of this entry »