By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach prefers having his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez right now rather than having him step inside the ring to face Floyd Mayweather Jr for a second time.
It’s not that Roach doesn’t want Cotto to face Mayweather again, because he definitely does. He just doesn’t want him to fight him right now. Roach feels that Cotto can beat Mayweather now that he’s training him and giving him his training advice. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: If the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao can’t get made for early May like they’re currently pushing for, Robert Garcia, the trainer for former two division world champion, wants his fighter Marcos Maidana to face Pacquiao.
Garcia thinks that Pacquiao isn’t the same fighter he was five years ago, and he sees him ripe for the picking for the hard hitting Maidana. Under his watch, Maidana has improved a lot with his training tips. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Tyson Fury believes that the talented 6’7” American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) will be in a race against time on January 17th when he challenges WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) for his title.
Fury thinks that Deontay has to score a knockout in the first four rounds or else he’ll risk getting beaten by Stiverne. Fury doesn’t say why he feels that Deontay has to score a quick knockout in order to win, but it could be that he thinks that Deontay will run out of gas and end up getting taken out by one of Stiverne’s big shots. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs) has given up on his idea of campaigning as a featherweight after tasting defeat at the hands of WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters last October in an embarrassing 6th round knockout loss. Donaire, 32, is now moving back down to super bantamweight where he previously held a title.
Donaire’s manager Cameron Dunkin believes that he’ll be able to win a world title at super bantamweight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former WBO cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (21-2, 17 KOs) will be facing former three time world title challenger Ola Afolabi (21-3-4, 10 KOs) for the interim cruiserweight title at a still to be determined date and venue. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBO, #4 IBF, #5 WBC Tim Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs) says he’s up for facing #1 WBC, #2 WBC Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) if he’s open to taking the fight.
Bradley says he’s not afraid to face the 28-year-old Khan, and if he really wants to face him then he should contact his management to try and make the fight happen. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Boxing fans luckily enough to be a subscriber to Showtime are going to have a real treat this Friday, January 9th when ALL ACCESS televises the Bername Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder episode at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s close personal adviser Michael Koncz is saying that they’re giving the negotiations until the end of January and then they’re moving on if nothing has happened by then. After that, presumably Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum and Koncz will start looking for their plan-B opponent to match him up against in April.
The guy who’s name has been mentioned the most is WBA light welterweight champion Jessie Vargas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Brian Rose (26-2-1, 8 KOs) is hoping that a victory over 28-year-old journeyman Carson Jones (36-10-3, 26 KOs) next month will lead him down the path to a world title shot.
Rose, 29, and Jones will be fighting on February 14th for the vacant WBC International light middleweight title at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Ambrose Mendy, the adviser for #1 IBF, #4 WBC James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs), thinks a rematch between DeGale and former two time world title challenger George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) for the vacant IBF super middleweight title if the current champion Carl Froch is stripped or vacates due to him failing to defend it against DeGale, his IBF mandatory.
Froch has until January 31st to make up his mind whether he’ll face DeGale or not. If not, then the IBF will likely start the stripping process of Froch if he doesn’t relinquish it himself. Read the rest of this entry »