By Puncher’s chance: Floyd Mayweather Jr. was once a once great fighter, but he will never be as good as the likes of both Sugar Ray Leanard and Sugar Ray Robinson or even a prime Oscar De La Hoya.
Up until the end of this year, Mayweather has had only had 1 fight a year in the last six years and he still commands the most money. My point is that it’s the U.S fans who are being short changed.
The Manny Paquiao fight could have and should have happened four years ago but in my mind. I believe Floyd didn’t want that fight because he was trying to protect his legacy and quite rightly so but he was short changing the public, and yet he still commands the highest pay cheque. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Middleweight contender Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KO’s) has tried his hand at taking on top fighters in Sergio Martinez and Felix Sturm and on both occasions he’s come up short of the victory. Now Murray says wants to fight the winner of this months’ fight between Gennady Golovkin and Matthew Macklin if possible, and he’s even willing to fight the winner in the United States.
Murray said “I’m open to all offers at middleweight, whether that be against Chavez Jr., the winner of Golovkin vs. Macklin.”
Okay, let’s be honest here. Murray isn’t going to get a fight against Julio Chavez Jr., so he can get that fight out of his mind. However, he CAN get a fight against Golovkin after he takes care of Macklin this month in their fight on June 29th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) really has his heart set on a fight against IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) then he’s going to have to wait until next year in the summer, says Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn.
He wants to match Froch up against someone else this winter, probably Mikkel Kessler again, and then look to make the Froch-Groves fight next year in the summer time in an outdoor stadium. Hearn figures that Groves should have a world title in his possession by that time, making a Groves-Froch fight even bigger. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has to decide soon which one of his junior middleweight titles he plans on keeping because the World Boxing Council doesn’t let their champions to hold multiple belts.
According to Fightnews.com, Canelo is expected to keep the WBA title rather than the WBC belt. However, it’s very, very hard to imagine the WBC forcing the issue before Canelo’s September 14th fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. because of the big sanctioning fee that would be available for that fight if Canelo were to have the WBC strap. Read the rest of this entry »
By Miguel Alejandro Lopez: Floyd Mayweather is the pay-per-view king of boxing. Recently he signed up a deal with Showtime to fight six more times for a period of 30 months. Each fight is expected to stack each other in terms of revenue, causing a snowballing of income for the undefeated Mayweather. It seems as though the great Floyd Mayweather (who has won five titles in different weight classes) has no rival out there when it comes to cashing out the big bucks.
The recently fallen hero, Manny Pacquiao (who has won 11 titles in 8 divisions), is currently spending a long layoff from boxing after being embarrassed by a 40 year old muscular, athletic, powerful welterweight puncher from Mexico (who has a walking body weight of a lightweight). Anyway, even though Pacquiao is nowhere to be found in the boxing scene during the past six months, his name still apparently draws a lot of boxing fans to the sport. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Johnson: Being active in the boxing news world, I often watch as bloggers, analysts, and fans criticize Floyd Mayweather of ducking, and “cherry picking” opponents. They say he has plenty of reputable names on his boxing resume, but that most of them were past their primes or “shot”. We live in a generation of selective memory that benefit our arguments, and trends that lead to massive outcry among different fields. There are people who don’t feel a way about certain situations, but will convince themselves that they do to avoid backlash, or to simply fit in. Out of all the things Floyd Mayweather is, he is definitely not a “ducker” or a “cherry picker”. Here’s why.
When people talk about his fights or accomplishments, they most often reflect to his career post 2007. As if it started there. As if he was always the biggest draw in boxing. That couldn’t be further from the truth. There was a time where the man known as “Pretty Boy Floyd” couldn’t sell out an arena in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. There was a time where he was the most ducked fighter in all of boxing. Simply because he wasn’t a big draw, and offered small reward with high risk. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Having just narrowly escaped getting knocked out by 210 pound heavyweight Steve Cunningham in his last fight, British heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) has decided not to fight a very tough unbeaten heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev next.
Fury wants former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) and he thinks he’s got the talent to beat him despite his dreadful performance against Cunningham in front of an American audience in New York last April.
Fury said to the dailystar.co.uk “Bring it on. David Haye is by far the best heavyweight in Britain so forget David Price…if I beat him I will be the best…I have no interest whatsoever in David Price.” Read the rest of this entry »
By A punchers chance: Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner, Andre Ward, Deontay Wilder. America once had a proud history in boxing. Not any more in my opinion.
All the above named fighters are good and at some point great. For instance, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. What boxer who’s heart is all for boxing calls himself money? Sugar Ray Leonard. Don “The Cobra” Curry and “The Hit Man” Tommy Hearns. Fighters who wanted to be the best, not just earn the most. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Welterweight contender Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) seems to feel a little sorry for his opponent Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) for this Saturday night in their battle at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
Lopez was recently the sacrificial lamb for WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to bludgeon last September in a 5th round TKO loss for Lopez. At the time, Lopez had been fighting pretty much his entire career at 140 when he asked if he wanted to come up in weight two divisions to face the much heavier Canelo. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dallas Orysiuk: 2013 has been a good year for boxing, and there is much more to come. Proving boxing is strong and doing fine. First, boxing is an amazing sport. It is a sport where two warriors square off and prepare for war. Despite the ferocity, the blood, the sweat and the tears, boxing is elegant… it is classy. Tremendous craft is involved.
No wonder it is called the “sweet science.” Not to mention, you don’t have to go through the agonizing pain of watching two half naked men rolling around choking each other for 25 minutes, or fighters going at it and gassing out after one round. It is a sport like none other, brilliant craft and skill, tremendous heart, impressive cardio, and brutal action is displayed.
In rival combat sports, it is rare to get two warriors going at it toe-to-toe, mono a mono, for 12 rounds, exhaustion kicking in… but the fighters are still bombing away, knockdowns are exchanged and the gladiators continue to battle. Read the rest of this entry »