By Raj Parmar: As Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) keeps defying all logic at 49 years young by continuing to rack up wins and championships, his trainer Naazim Richardson has spoken out regarding the fact that Hopkins does not get enough credit for his accomplishments. Richardson feels that if Bernard was achieving similar high level results in another sport at his current age, then Bernard would be the world’s biggest sports star.
“If this was any other sport, like a 50-year old pitcher, he would have been the biggest star in the world,” Naazim Richardson stated to thaboxingvoice.com, “But they are treating out sport different. They don’t acknowledge it.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO middleweight champion Jermain Taylor was arrested on Tuesday and charged with allegedly shooting his cousin in Pulaski County in Arkansas. Taylor’s cousin is said to be in serious condition.
The shooting occurred at Taylor’s home in Pulaski County. He’s being charged with first-degree battery, as well as aggravated assault. The shooting took place at approximately 6:00 p.m.
According to Arkansas online, Taylor got into an altercation with his cousin. The name of Taylor’s cousin is unknown at this point.
Taylor was taken to the Pulaski County Jail. He’s currently being held without bail. He’ll be attending court tomorrow morning on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Next September 13th at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.; Referee Kenny Bayless will be responsible to make the fighters obey the rules and it might not be an easy job for him or any other referee. Bayless is an experienced referee and has been in charge of many big fights. To the pressure of fight fans who will be watching, you can add the economical side of the bout that a big Pay Per View event can bring.
Referee Bayless must take control of the actions since the first bell ring otherwise the fight could get spoiled just as Referee´s Vic Drakulich and Pat Russell respectively did on the Diego Chaves vs Brandon Rios and Kell Brook vs Shawn Porter bouts. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia thinks that Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) is going to have a very difficult time trying to figure out how to beat WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) on November 22nd in their fight in Macao, China.
Garcia has a lot of respect for the talent of Pacquiao, and he feels that he still has a lot left in the tank at age 35. Garcia acknowledges that Pacquiao has something from his game from when he was at his peak in 2009, but he feels that he was so far above everyone else that he’s still exceptionally good. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) reportedly stopped by Golden Boy Promotions Offices today to discuss his next fight in December.
Golden Boy sent out a tweet hinting that the 24-year-old Canelo will have something big coming. What that big thing is we can only guess. #3 WBO, #5 IBF, #11 WBC James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Canelo to fight. However, that’s not a great fight, given how bad Kirkland looked in getting stopped by Nobuhiro Ishida in 2011 in a 1st round knockout loss for Kirkland. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Here are some of the quotes from today’s media day with Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs):
“I think its advantage for me that I’ve experienced his style before. I’ll take advantage of his mistakes,” Chino Maidana said about his rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. “My distance control wasn’t great. I smothered my punches. I’m not sure I ever really hurt him. This time I’ll keep my distance.”
“I think I can win by decision or by knockout,” Maidana said. “The 1st fight was a very close fight. I just need to make a few adjustments. I’m going to make history September 13. It’s really difficult to knockout Floyd because he runs, but I’ll do my best to make it happen. No, I haven’t had the pleasure of having such a pleasant dream.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: Earlier today, it was confirmed in a media conference call to promote the rematch between Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KO’s) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) that Maidana will in fact wear the same gloves he used in the first fight, which is the Everlast Powerlock model.
A day before the first fight, the event was threatened to be cancelled when Floyd’s team objected to the gloves Maidana had selected for the bout. After some tense hours, it was decided that Maidana would have to switch his original gloves and wear the Powerlock model. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) hasn’t even gotten past the tough as nails Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) for their fight scheduled on November 22nd, and already Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is talking about the next fight he wants to match Pacquiao against after that one.
Arum specifically wants to put a fifth fight together between Pacquiao and 40-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez. Arum previously had hoped to put the Pacquiao-Marquez 5 fight together for November, but they couldn’t get Marquez to agree to take the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach says it’s a waste of time for his fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) to be waiting around to try and get a fight against the biggest arguably the biggest money maker in the sport of boxing in WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs).
Roach says they’ve done all they could to try and make a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight take place, but it never did. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) plans on using every trick in the book to try and defeat WBS middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) in their fight on October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Rubio, 34, and his trainer Robert Garcia are going to come into the fight with a number of different battle plans they hope will work. If one doesn’t work, they plan on abandoning it and trying something else out until something does finally work. Read the rest of this entry »