Malignaggi: Mayweather #1, Ward #2, Pacquiao #3 in Pound-for-Pound rankings

 paulie malignaggi manny pacquiao floyd mayweather jr andre ward By Chris Williams: Former IBF light welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi disagrees with the Ring Magazine ratings, which currently has WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao at No.1, Floyd Mayweather Jr. at #2 and Andre Ward at #5. Instead of those rankings, Malignaggi sees Mayweather #1, Ward #2 and Pacquiao #3. Read the rest of this entry »



Ricky Burns chased by thugs while jogging

 ricky burns By William Mackay: WBO interim lightweight champion Ricky Burns (33-2, 9 KO’s) was reportedly chased by some thugs while on a run in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland on Monday. Instead of turning and trying to fight them, Burns turned and ran and was able to run fast enough to get away. Read the rest of this entry »



Juergen Braehmer vs. Jose Maria Guerrero on 1/28

Braehmer Guerrero  jurgen brahmer By Allen Fox: Former WBO light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (36-2, 29 KO’s) will be fighting for the first time in almost two years when he faces little known Jose Maria Guerrero (29-2-1, 11 KO’s) on January 28th at the Grand Elysee Rotherbaum in Hamburg, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »



The WBC likely to sanction Chavez Jr. vs. Rubio fight

Chavez Rubio  marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: Sergio Martinez appears to be getting the shaft with the WBC reportedly on the verge of sanctioning the February 4th fight between WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Marco Antonio Rubio. The WBC previously ordered Chavez Jr. to fight Martinez next during the WBC’s convention in mid-December. Read the rest of this entry »



Arum sees Donaire-Vazquez Jr. as being the better Chavez Jr-Rubio bout

Donaire vs. Vazquez Jr. Chavez vs. Rubio  wilfredo vazquez jr nonito donaire marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr By Chris Williams: Bob Arum has put together what he sees as a solid card on February 4th with former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (22-1-1, 18 KO’s) trying to get his career back together in a fight against former two time world champion Nonito Donaire (27-1, 18 KO’s) in a fight for the recently vacated World Boxing Organization super bantamweight title at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »



Lopez-Salido II moved to March 10th

Lopez vs. Salido  orlando salido juan manuel lopez By Dan Ambrose: The Juan Manuel Lopez (31-1, 28 KO’s) vs. WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido (37-11-2, 25 KO’s) rematch has reportedly been moved from March 31st to March 10th with fight still taking place in Lopez’s home country of Puerto Rico due to his ability to draw huge crowds there. The last time the two fighters met a year ago, Salido wore Lopez down with hard right hands after discovering early on that Lopez had no defense for a right hand whatsoever. Read the rest of this entry »



Arum gushing over Chavez Jr. vs. Rubio bout

Chavez Rubio  marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: Rather than comment on why his fighter WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-1, 31 KO’s) isn’t fighting Sergio Martinez, who the WBC recently ordered Chavez Jr. to fight, his promoter Bob Arum instead gushed over how great he considers Chavez’s next fight against No.1 ranked World Boxing Council contender Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 46 KO’s) on February 4th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »



Cleverly-Karpency: Another soft defense for Cleverly – Very disappointing but so predictable!

Cleverly vs. Karpency  nathan cleverly By Scott Gilfoid: Earlier today it was announced that WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (23-0, 11 KO’s) would be making his next defense against #11 World Boxing Association ranked contender Tommy Karpency (21-2-1, 14 KO’s) in a fight on February 25th at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales Karpency hasn’t fought in over a year. Great opponent, eh? I think it’s fair to say Cleverly will win this one. Read the rest of this entry »



Mayweather marketability won’t be impacted by jail time

Mayweather Pacquiao Mayweather vs. Pacquiao  floyd mayweather jr By John F. McKenna (McJack): There has been much conjecture on how WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KO’s) will be impacted by his 90 day incarceration in jail for domestic violence. From a physical aspect there should be little or no impact with Floyd being out of circulation, particularly when you take into consideration that he more than likely will not serve a full sentence. Read the rest of this entry »



Why is Pacquiao being matched against so many faded fighters?

 manny pacquiao By Sean Anderson: Manny Pacquiao has quite literally been considered a phenomenon since breezing through the boxing weights, beginning his career at flyweight in February 1996. Between 1996 and 2008 Pacquiao won world titles at Flyweight, Super-Bantamweight, Super Featherweight and Lightweight. Read the rest of this entry »



It’s time for Matchroom to roll the dice with Kell Brook

 kell brook By Marcus Sales: It was announced today that Kell Brook (26-0) will return to the ring on March 17 to headline a show in his hometown of Sheffield. Brook recently returned from America where he was impressive in stopping the heavily overmatched Luis Galarza (17-3.) I say impressive because Brook showed signs of class that night with a good variety of shots and a level of patience that is needed to finish off opponents at a higher level. Read the rest of this entry »



Dawson promoter to begin negotiating for Hopkins rematch

Dawson Hopkins Dawson vs. Hopkins  chad dawson beibut shumenov By John F. McKenna (McJack): Gary Shaw, the promoter for Chad Dawson (30-1, 17 KO’s) argued successfully for a rematch with Ring light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KO’s) at the WBC convention in Las Vegas in December. Read the rest of this entry »



Andre Dirrell: I’m taking charge in 2012

 andre dirrell By Scott Gilfoid: After an impressive earth shattering 2nd round knockout win over Darryl Cunningham last Friday night, Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO’s) is ready for big things in 2012 in getting back into things and finding his way back to the top of the division where he belongs. Read the rest of this entry »



Bunce sees Mayweather’s jail terms leaving him with fewer options and might force him to fight Pacquiao

Pacquiao Mayweather Pacquiao vs. Mayweather  manny pacquiao floyd mayweather jr By Allen Fox: UK writer Steve Bunce sees Floyd Mayweather Jr’s 90 day jail time as being something positive as far as narrowing down Mayweather’s options to the point where he’ll likely be more interested in negotiating a fight with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »



Will Haye put in a strong effort against Vitali or just collect a paycheck?

Haye Klitschko Haye vs. Klitschko  vitali klitschko david haye By William Mackay: It’s expected that David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) will be coming out of his short lived retirement this summer to take on WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s) in a big money fight that could possibly take place in the UK at the Wembley stadium. Read the rest of this entry »



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