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title Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson at 143lb catch-weight, no titles on line

garcia67By Dan Ambrose: The April 11th NBC fight between WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) and IBF 140lb champion Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) just lost what little meaning the fight ever had with the news today that their fight will be at a catch-weight of 143 pounds instead of at the normal 140lb weight for the light welterweight division.

This means that the fight will be a non-title bout with neither guy putting of their straps for the fight. The loser of the fight will get to keep their titles and continue defending them. Read the rest of this entry »

title Lucian Bute signs with Al Haymon

bute54By Dan Ambrose: In a rather unusual move, the high powered adviser Al Haymon has added 34-year-old former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) to his stable of fighters, according to Dan Rafael of Bute, ranked #15 by the WBC at light heavyweight, has lost two out of his last three fights, and he’s seen by a lot of boxing fans to be past his prime and on his way down.

At 175, it’s difficult to see what Bute can accomplish in this weight division.
”Add another one to the list. Lucian Bute has signed with Al Haymon. #thankAlHaymon,” Dan Rafael said on his twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jermain Taylor being investigated by police for allegedly discharging firearm

taylor775By Jim Dower: IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor’s February 6th title defense against fringe contender Sergio Mora (27-3-2, 9 KOs) is in jeopardy. The 36-year-old Taylor is being investigated for allegedly discharging a firearm on Monday during the Martin Luther King Parade in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The site is reporting that Taylor is being charged with “three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of Marijuana. Taylor was reportedly handcuffed by the police. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao gives Mayweather a deadline until end of month to sign contract

pac12By Chris Williams: In what has to be seen as the kiss of death for the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao negotiations, Pacquiao is giving Mayweather a deadline of until the end of the money to agree to the fight or else Pacquiao will be moving on, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Pacquiao and his promoter have agreed to the terms of the negotiations. Whose terms is the questions – their terms or Mayweather’s terms? Ever since Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum announced that they’d agree to the terms there’s been silence. This obviously isn’t good because it suggests something isn’t right. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder suffers broken hand in win over Stiverne

wilder092(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Allan Fox: It’s reported that Deontay Wilder suffered a broken right hand in his win over WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wilder had X-rays done on his right hand and the fracture was noted on his ring finger of his right hand, according to the Tuscaloosa News. Wilder will be meeting with hand surgeon Dr. Joseph Sherrill this week to have him examine his hand and come up with a treatment plan. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan possible plan-B for Pacquiao if Mayweather fight fails to happen

pac8888By Chris Williams: If Manny Pacquiao can’t get a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr for May 2nd, Amir Khan could be the plan-B option for the Filipino superstar.

Khan, 28, has offered the 36-year-old Pacquiao a fight against him that he’d like to stage either in Europe or the United Arab Emirates, according to Tempo. It would be up to Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum if they’d be interested in taking that fight.

Khan would be a huge upgrade over one of Arum’s Top Rank stable fighters like Jessie Vargas, who has been rumored to be the plan-B option Arum has for Pacquiao if the Mayweather fight doesn’t pan out. Read the rest of this entry »

title Stiverne vs. Wilder – an appraisal

deontay333333(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By John Stevens: Now that the dust has settled somewhat its time to have an unbiased appraisal of this WBC heavyweight title fight, look at the performances of each man, and see what the future potentially holds for them.

Firstly in my earlier post I was predicting a slug-fest. What we got wasn’t exactly that, but it certainly had its moments and it was always very interesting to watch. Stiverne, as I suspected, was the aggressor throughout, barely taking a step backwards whilst wilder was mostly back-peddling and working from the outside as Stiverne came marching in; and most effectively too I might add. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder impresses George Foreman

wilder66666(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Scott Gilfoid: Former heavyweight world champion George Foreman got a chance to see Deontay Wilder 33-0, 32 KOs) fight last Saturday night in his bout against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs), and Foreman came away very impressed with what he saw from the huge punching Wilder.

What especially impressed Foreman was how Wilder was able to box Stiverne for much of the fight instead of him just going out and looking to bludgeon the Haitian heavyweight into submission like he’d done his previous 32 opponents. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder: “This is just the beginning”

Bermane Stiverne vs Deontay Wilder(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: After having beaten up and captured the WBC heavyweight title with a win over Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) sees this as just the beginning for him.

Wilder’s not satisfied and resting on his laurels like you see with some fighters who replay their victory over and over again instead of getting back in the gym and looking to accomplish more with their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

title Wladimir Klitschko to fight Bryant Jennings on April 25th at Madison Square Garden, New York

wladimir688By Allan Fox: The Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) and Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) is now reportedly set for April 25th, and will be taking place at Madison Square Garden, in New York, New York, USA.

The two sides had been locked into the negotiations for quite a long time despite having agreed to the financial deal last December. Shannon Briggs’ name had been floated as a potential opponent for the 38-year-old Wladimir if the Jennings fight failed to take place. Thankfully, that won’t be happening. Read the rest of this entry »

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