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title Canelo can’t afford to lose to Kirkland

1-CaneloKirklandFiesta_Hoganphotos6By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions President turned down the idea of putting his flagship fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1 31 kOs) back in the ring with Erislandy Lara to clear up the controversy of their fight last year.

Instead, De La Hoya told Lara to get in the back of the line for another shot at Canelo, even though it’s a fight that Canelo needed more than Lara. So instead of De La Hoya doing to smart thing by putting Canelo back in with Lara, he’s picked out an inactive fighter James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) for Canelo to fight this Saturday night at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder vs. Eric Molina looking likely for June 13th

By Scott Gilfoid: It’s looking like WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) will be defending his WBC title against knockout artist #12 WBC Eric Molina on June 13th. The fight isn’t a done deal yet, but Molina is the guy that is being mentioned for the tall 6’7” Wilder for this fight, according to Dan Rafael. Read the rest of this entry »

title DeGale: Dirrell is not going to know what hit him

By Scott Gilfoid: An in shape and very animated #1 IBF James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) is very confident about his chances of winning the vacant IBF super middleweight title in a little over two weeks from now on May 23rd against #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) at the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. DeGale is looking forward to fighting on free TV in the United States because he sees it as a great way of getting seen by a lot of American boxing fans. Read the rest of this entry »

title Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter possible for June 20th

broner123By Allan Fox: A fight between former IBF 147 pound champion Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) and #3 WBC light welterweight contender Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) is rumored as a possibility for June 20th, according to RingTV.

The Broner-Porter fight could possibly take place on Premier Boxing Champions. This would be a significant fight for both guys because neither has taken on a serious test since they suffered setbacks in defeats in the past year or two. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum pleased with PPV numbers he’s seen for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-5304By Chris Williams: The final pay-per-view numbers for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Manny Pacquiao fight are expected to be released next week, but thus far Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is happy with the numbers, calling them “breathtaking” according to

For Arum, it’s pretty big because his fighter Pacquiao has seen his pay-per-view numbers drop steadily since his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012. Having Pacquiao’s numbers suddenly soar to an unimaginable height for the Mayweather fight is a real shot of adrenalin for Pacquiao and Arum. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo vs Kirkland: Quotes and Photos

Canelo Alvarez and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland hosted an open-to-the-public media workout in Houston on Wednesday, May 6 at Minute Maid Park in advance of their highly anticipated clash on May 9 at Minute Maid Park and live on HBO World Championship Boxing ®. Hundreds of fans came out to the stadium to watch their favorites get in the ring ahead of Saturday’s mega-fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Photo of Pacquiao after his successful shoulder surgery

A photo posted by Mark Zambrano (@markzambrano) on

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder surgery was a success on Wednesday, after his embarrassing one-sided loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last Saturday night. Pacquiao was operated on by the well-known orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, California to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. There’s no word if it was a full tear.

Obviously a full tear is a much more serious problem than a partial tear. Dr. ElAttrache is happy with the results of the surgery, saying that he could “not be more pleased with the results,” via Pacquiao should be able to come back from the surgery in 9-12 months as long as there are no unforeseen setbacks. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin: Pacquiao lost control of Mayweather fight

1-IMG_8257By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin watched last Saturday’s mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, and he noted that the Filipino star lost control over the fight.

Golovkin felt that Mayweather’s intelligence was the key to him beating Pacquiao.
I’m not sure that Pacquiao really ever did have control of the fight. Mayweather won the first two rounds before giving up the 3rd round. Read the rest of this entry »

title The Vacant Belt Lottery for Mayweather’s titles

Floyd Mayweather JrBy Gerardo Granados: After Floyd Mayweather Jr. vacated all his championship belts a new landscape can be draw at the welter and light middleweight divisions, but who and how will it be fulfilled might be up to big promoters and influential TV Networks and not just up to the deserving contenders.

To be fair the top two contenders available who are highest ranked by an organization should get a shot at the vacant belt but with all the “interim, silver and regular” belt holders some could be promoted to the full organization champion status without even the need to fight for it. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum wants Mayweather to skip September fight and face Pacquiao in April

Bob ArumBy Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum wants Floyd Mayweather Jr. to skip his September fight and instead wait around until April of 2016 in order to be available to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch at that time at the MGM Grand’s new 20,000 seat arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.

Why Arum wants Mayweather to skip his September fight is the big question because it shouldn’t matter to Arum that Mayweather fights in the month or not. Read the rest of this entry »

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