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title Froch set to vacate IBF title on Monday, setting up Dirrell-DeGale fight for strap

froch67By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) will be vacating his International Boxing Federation 168 pound title this Monday, according to the Mirror.co.uk. It’s a situation where the 37-year-old Froch had until January 31st to face James DeGale, his IBF mandatory challenger, and Froch chose not to.

Froch still wants a fight against former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr because he believes it’ll be a big fight in the United States. The vacating of Froch’s belt sets up a more interesting fight in my view between DeGale, #1 IBF, and #2 IBF Andre Dirrell for April 25th unless Dirrell decides it’s not a worthy fight for him. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather-Pacquiao fight won’t be announced at Super Bowl, says source

floyd93By Chris Williams: Many boxing fans are hoping that the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight will be announced during today’s Super Bowl game between the Seattle Seahawks and then New England Patriots, but that might not happen. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, his source is saying that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight won’t be announced.

Of course, there’s really no way of telling whether this source knows what he or she is talking about, because we saw recently TMZ Sport get pie in their faces when their source gave out information about the fight being a done deal when it clearly wasn’t. Read the rest of this entry »



title Kevin Mitchell figures he’s ready to win a world title

mitchell100By Scott Gilfoid: After toiling away for 12 years as a pro and finding some success but also failure, newly crowned WBC Silver lightweight champion Kevin Mitchell (39-2, 29 KOs) thinks he’s ready to win a world title against one of the lightweight champions like WBC belt holder Jorge Linares of WBA champ Richard Abril.

Last Saturday night, Mitchell defeated a guy that was totally made to order for him in 29-year-old #6 WBC Daniel Estrada (32-4-1, 24 KOs) by an 8th round TKO at the O2 Arena in London, UK. This fight was the equivalent of Brand Rios vs. Mike Alvarado 3 with Estrada coming off as the Alvarado fighter.

It was perfect match-making on Mitchell’s promoter Eddie Hearn’s part in finding a guy who was easy to hit, not particularly fast or powerful, and who’d been knocked out in his last fight by Omar Figueroa. Read the rest of this entry »



title Koncz shutting down Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiation updates

koncz888By Chris Williams: Michael Koncz, the adviser for Manny Pacquiao, is reportedly shutting down giving quotes to the media for updates on the latest boxing news about the Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr fight negotiations.

Up until recently, Koncz has always been good about speaking his mind about what’s going on with the negotiations and giving his own interpretation of what’s happening. Read the rest of this entry »



title Boxrec.com’s computerized rankings

By James Sexton: Boxrec.com should not be an unfamiliar website for any fan of the sweet science. The guys that run that website have done a fantastic job in compiling thousands and thousands of records detailing the work of fighters, judges and referees dating back hundreds of years. One feature of this website also is the fact that they have their own ratings system which uses this database to come up with a points system to rank every active fighter. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mikkel Kessler retiring from boxing

By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) is saying that he’s retiring from boxing after 17 years as a pro. Kessler will be turning 36 on March 1st, but he hasn’t fought since losing an uninspired 12 round unanimous decision to Carl Froch in May of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »



title Shawn Porter vs. Roberto Garcia on March 13th

porter1By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-1, 15 KOs) will be fighting for the first time since losing his title against Kell Brook in 2014. Porter will be facing 34-year-old Roberto Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout at a venue still to be determined.

Porter needs a win here to keep himself alive for a world title shot. He’s still ranked high despite losing his International Boxing Federation title so he’s got to make sure that he doesn’t get beaten here. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mosley picks Mayweather to beat Pacquiao

mosleyBy Dan Ambrose: Former three division world champion Shane Mosley is picking Floyd Mayweather Jr to beat Manny Pacquiao in their mega-fight on May 2nd if the fight comes off. Mosley isn’t sure that the fight will be able to get successfully negotiated but if it does, he thinks Mayweather is the guy that he’s backing.

Mosley has fought both guys in the past and lost to them. Mosley was able to briefly hurt Mayweather in their fight after nailing him with a big right hand. However, Mayweather survived the round and came back to easily out-box Mosley for the remainder of the fight in a one-sided affair. Mosley’s loss to Pacquiao was more like a glorified sparring match with both fighters touching gloves at the end of rounds. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather enjoying his trip while waiting on Pacquiao negotiations

floyd7By Jaime Ortega: Floyd Mayweather Jr. wrote on his twitter account “ FIGHTNOTMADEYET.” On the statement it also wrote that he is enjoying his trip around the world “while they continue to continue to lie about the fight.”

Continue to lie about the fight? Really! So the meeting with Pacquiao was nothing but a blind mirage for Floyd to look like he wants the fight to give fans the false sense of illusion for something that will never be made because he doesn’t want too.

Boxing fans may rest assure Floyd won’t announce the mega-fight during the Superbowl, in accordance to what he wrote on his twitter today. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather: “They continue to lie about making the fight” – #FightNotMadeYet


By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr included a shot of himself relaxing in a hammock today in what he says is Jamaica. Mayweather was amused at the recent news that his fight against Manny Pacquiao is a done deal, which it obviously isn’t Mayweather said that he’s going to continue to travel in his privet jet while they lie about the fight getting made.

”Laying back, relaxing, enjoying good weather, palm trees and piña coladas. While they continue to lie about making the fight… I’m just going to continue to travel and explore the world on my private jet. #FightNotMadeYet #Jamaica,” Mayweather said. Read the rest of this entry »



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