By Scott Gilfoid: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says there’s a chance that Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) may move up to welterweight starting with his next fight on December 7th in Las Vegas, Nevada. They’re tryig to decide whether it would be best for Khan to fight the winner of the Lucas Matthysse – Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia fights or if Khan should just move up to 147 straightaway and take on IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander.
Khan’s last fight against former IBF lightweight champion Julio Diaz last Saturday night took place at a catch-weight of 143 pounds.
Schaefer said to RingTV “It’s going to be either the winner between Danny Garcia and the Lucas Matthysse-Lamont Peterson winner…we’re going on December 7th…either Khan against the winner of those or to have him move up to welterweight.” Read the rest of this entry »
Before you read this article I want it to be known that I am a huge fan of Amir Khan. The excitement his fights bring have been unmatched on these shores since Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton, whether you watch his fights to see his lightning speed paralyze yet another opponent or you tune in to see him suffer yet another devastating loss, no one can question Amir is pure entertainment.
After reading many articles about how suspect Amir’s chin is, I question, is this the biggest floor in the many attributes the talented 26 year old has.
No one questions his speed, heart or his devotion to the sport. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jamie Eskdale: As British heavyweight Audley Harrison announces his retirement from boxing following a 1st round knockout loss to Deontay Wilder last Saturday night, lets have a look at his career.
Mention Audley Harrison’s name to boxing fans and non boxing fans alike and you would most likely be met with a snicker. ‘A Force’ or A Farce as most people referred to him seemed to have it all but where did it all go wrong?
Audley was a highly accomplished amateur and boasted a record of 46-8. Harrison won Gold at the 1998 Commonwealth games and Gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics creating a real buzz about him. He was awarded an MBE from the Queen soon after and turned professional landing a reported 10 fight £1,000,000 from the BBC. Read the rest of this entry »
By Stevie Ocallaghan: After last Saturday nights fight with Amir Khan v Julio Diaz, I have been trying to figure out if new trainer Virgil Hunter has actually improved Khan, and I don’t think he has.
For me Khan is always best going forward, sure there is the vulnerability regarding his chin, but the punches that floored him would have floored anybody else in the division.
Hunter has really came to note with his work with Andre Ward. Ward is a great defensive fighter and defence was probably the reason why Khan decided to work with Hunter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean David: There seems to be a popular school of thought these days that a loss, not even a hard loss can is the end of a fighters career. I would love to know where this train of thought came from. Sadly the time I see these types of comments come up is in the childish tit for tat between the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and many fans. Read the rest of this entry »
by Boxing-Boy: According to some reporters from Japan “Magic Box” Yota Sato (26-2-1; 12KO) who has a scheduled to make his third title defense with Sisaket Sor Rungvisai (18-3-1; 17KO), has a new baby on April 30 after his wife gave a birth of his third child in the hospital. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin) By Dan Ambrose: For Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) he feels that it’s important that boxing fans know that he’s not just one of the safe fights for Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) that has been selected to keep him undefeated. Guerrero believes in his mind that he’s been picked out for his talent, and not because he’s considered a slapper without power at 147.
Guerrero said on Tuesday: “For one, I’m not one of Mayweather’s hand-picked opponents. We’re not making an attempt. We’re going to come out victorious on Saturday night. We Latinos have pressure all the time. We have pressure when we fight all the time. We’re going to come out and take care of business. All you’re going to hear is ‘May Day, May Day, Guerrero’s in the ring.’ That’s it.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KO’s) is still having a tough time coming to terms with his 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina.
Instead of seeing as a situation where he himself gave the fight away by hiding behind his guard for 12 rounds and not throwing enough punches, Murray is complaining about the judging of the fight.
Murray said “If it was fair scoring then I would have got the decision, but it was always an uphill battle in Argentina…there’s no way I’ll get another opportunity…I had him down twice, bossed him…I’ve proven I belong at the world level.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) has himself in a trance-like state where he can’t even begin to entertain the thought of him getting beaten and clowned by Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guerrero sees the win as a sure thing and not only that. He sees Mayweather giving him a nice payday rematch after he loses. It sounds like a pipedream on Guerrero’s part, but if it makes him feel better before he faces his beating on May 4th then so much the better. Read the rest of this entry »
Another Cart Horse against a thoroughbred is a race that will do nothing to enhance the reputation of boxing
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Rob Blakeman: This morning I dipped into my archive of Boxing on Blu-ray and watched the 2001 match between Diego Corrales and Floyd Mayweather. The fight took place at 130lbs and Floyd’s record was already impressive-24 wins, no defeats and 16 knockouts. Corrales though held an even better one being 33 and 0 with 27 K.O.’s.
This was a much anticipated fight that was being compared by many top analysts to potentially be as exciting as the battles between Leonard and Hearns! However, such was the ring generalship of the young Mayweather, in a display that belied his youth he clinically out boxed, dismantled and ultimately destroyed the previously unbeaten and bigger Corrales, (He outweighed Mayweather by 16lbs on fight night!) knocking him down 3 times in one round. Read the rest of this entry »