(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Allan Fox: It’s a make it or break it fight for big Chris Arreola (35-3, 30 KO’s) tonight against former college football player Seth Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO’s) on SHOWTIME from the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California, USA.
Arreola lost his last fight to Bermane Stiverne last April, and the fact that he’s fighting in another bout to put him on course for a world title shot against the WBC heavyweight champion tells you that someone up there likes Arreola.
Arreola’s being given another chance, and he can’t afford to blow it this time because a lot in this fight will definitely hurt his rankings. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephnie Trapp/Showtime) By @BoxingMuse: With just over a week until “The One” headlined by super fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. V Saul “Canelo” Alvarez featuring 140lbs battle Garcia v Matthysse. Sport fans and die hard boxing enthusiasts are looking forward to a great night of action which is sure to excite and thrill.
When the co-feature between two of the best light-welters in the game was announced fight fans were pleasantly surprised. Firstly because of the pure value for money these two bouts being featured side by side. Secondly because of the fact that undercards are typically structured to spark interest with the boxing public and publicize the idea of two fighters meeting at a later date, meaning fans will get to see the winner of Danny Garcia v Lucas Matthysse face Floyd at some point. It might not be the very next bout but in all likelihood this match up with be made. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean Carpenter: Unlike many writers you may read I don’t have a blind hate towards any fighters and appreciate the hard work and dedication they give to the sport! After watching tonight’s fight between WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2-1, 11 KO’s) and Raymundo Beltran (26-6-1, 17 KO’s) with the sound off as I usually do so I can make my own mind up as to how the fights went, I have to say I could only really give Ricky maybe 2 rounds that coupled with the knock down I saw it as a land slide! Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Just as I expected, Raymundo Beltran (28-6-1, 17 KO’s) was royally robbed tonight in traveling to Glasgow, Scotland to challenge Scottish fighter WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2-1, 11 KO’s) at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Didn’t I tell you all that Beltran would get robbed? I knew this was going to happen and it’s like a nightmare that it actually did. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In what amounts to be a total robbery, WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2-1, 11 KO’s) was given a 12 round draw against challenger Raymundo Beltran (28-6-1, 17 KO’s) in a fight that Beltran appeared to win on Saturday night at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The final judges scores were 115-112 for Burns, 115-113 for Beltran and 114-114 even. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-2, 15 KO’s) is kicking himself right now for not having gone after Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KO’s) after knocking him down in the 6th round in his 12 round split decision loss to Barker last month on August 17th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Geale says he had expended too much energy in the 6th round, and he didn’t want to go after him to finish him off after putting him down with a nice left to the body. Geale just wants a rematch right now against Barker, and he figures it’ll be easy to beat him in the rematch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sal Arteaga: The official 7 day pre-fight weigh-in was held yesterday for Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s. Here are the official results: Mayweather weighed-in at 152.2 pounds and Canelo weighed in at 157.4 pounds. The bout will be held at a catchweight of 152 pounds, meaning Canelo has until Friday, September 13thto lose the additional 5.4 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: With one week to go before the huge Showtime pay-per-view fight on September 14th between WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s), Canelo still finds himself needing to shed 5.4 stubborn pounds of water weight to get down to the 152 lb. catch-weight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2, 11 KO’s) has had a nice little 3-fight reign at the World Boxing Organization 135 lb. champion after having the title given to him outside of the ring by the WBO back in 2011, but tonight that reign is going to end with Burns taking a terrible beating in front of his loving Scottish fans in the bitter cold of Glasgow. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) is saying it wasn’t his management’s idea for his September 14th fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) to take place at a catch-weight of 152 lbs. Canelo is saying that it was Mayweather Jr’s idea for him to come down in weight to face him at a catch-weight of 152 lbs. for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »