By Paul Ward: In a sport like boxing personality can make or break a boxer’s career. Manny Pacquiao has had a phenomenal career, win or lose there’s no denying it, but why does he get much more credit than Floyd Mayweather?
Many boxing fans who like Pacman usually hate Floyd Mayweather and vice versa. I myself am a fan of both, but when looking at the stats of both boxers one can easily see who should rightfully be on top. Let’s take a look at both careers and compare some of their most recent bouts.
The Pacman was knocked out in devastating fashion in the 6th round of his last fight against a fighter (Juan Manuel Marquez) that Floyd annihilated 3 years prior. Many Pacman fans like to bring up the fact that Floyd had to pay for coming in overweight for that fight, but let’s be realistic, 2 lbs overweight is not a whole lot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Thomas Cowan: I read an article on this site earlier about a fight that never happened between Joe Calzaghe and Andre Ward. This stated that Calzaghe chose to retire instead of entering the Super Six tournament because he knew he would lose to Ward. This seemed so ridiculous that I had to counter it with an article based on actual facts instead of xenophobic opinions.
Firstly, I know not everyone liked Calzaghe and to a certain extent, I understand why. He didn’t always fight the best and some thought he was a ducker, others felt that all the other fighters avoided him because he was extremely talented. Personally, I stand somewhere in between those to schools of thought. I’ll return to that topic later but first I’ll address the Super Six issue. Read the rest of this entry »
(Picture: Photo Wende) By Scott Gilfoid: In embarrassingly easy victory, WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) easily stopped previously unbeaten fringe contender Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-1, 13 KO’s) in the 3rd round of a three-knockdown performance on Friday night at the Crocus City Hall, in Moscow, Russia.
Povetkin dropped Wawrzyk once in the 2nd round from a hard right hand, and then twice in the 3rd round. After the second knockdown in the 3rd, referee Russell Mora halted the fight at 2:28 with Wawrzyk still down from a left hand to the head. Read the rest of this entry »
By Shane Newsome: It’s that time of the week which means only one thing a return to my weekly article which in turn means only one thing yet another packed exciting week of boxing including three world title fights and returns for future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley and the Prizefighter series.
We Start the action on Friday at Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia with a WBA ‘Regular’ World heavyweight title fight between Champion and #1 contender for Wladimir Klitschko’s crown unbeaten Russian Alexander Povetkin (25-0) and also unbeaten pole Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-0) here we have a tricky stay busy fight for Povetkin and perhaps an unnecessary one with a fight against Wladimir later in the year all but signed he could have taken an easier fight but credit to him for this as he sets out to prove himself and a tricky fight against the 6’5″ unbeaten pole may be just what he needs to get ready for Wlad. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe (46-0, 32 KO’s) thinks he would have beaten Andre Ward before he retired from boxing back in 2008.
Calzaghe said to Sky Sports News “I would have beaten Ward…I can adapt to every style and mine was harder to hit. I think Ward is good in his comfort zone, but I would have gotten him out of that and he wouldn’t have fancied it.”
Well, considering Calzaghe opted not to take part in the Super Six tournament to test himself against Ward, I think he knows he would have lost to Ward. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated super middleweight contender George Groves (18-0, 14 KO’s) is hoping that a win over fringe contender Noe Gonzalez Alcoba (30-2, 22 KO’s) on May 25th will lead to him either getting a fight against the winner of the Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler fight or a shot at one of the other super middleweight champions in the near future.
Alcoba and Groves are the co-feature on the Froch-Kessler II fight card at the O2 Arena in London, UK on May 25th, although it’s difficult to understand how on earth this fight was placed at the co-feature when the 34-year-old Alcoba has fought only two good opponents in his 9-year pro career and he was beaten by both of them. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Alma Montiel) By Dallas Orysiuk This weekend and upcoming weeks are full of exciting and intriguing matchups…. Shane Mosley versus Pablo Cesar Cano is not one of them. The matchup is so awful that when it was first proposed ShowTime or HBO refused to televise it. Sugar Shane Mosley, although a legend, is beyond shot. In all his fights lately he tenses up and barley throws punches. Even Paulie Malignaggi, who himself is past his prime and a B level fighter, would not stoop as low to fight Sugar Shane.
Shane Mosley has an impressive resume toting a record of 46-8-1 (39 KO’s), is on an awful run as of late… to say the least. Mosley has not won in over 4 years, and is 0-3-1 in his last 4 fights. Mosley had two good rounds against Mayweather and then he practically gave up by stopping to let his hands go. Shane received a draw against the irrelevant, tomato can Sergio Mora, he was dropped and destroyed by Manny Pacquiao and was also destroyed by Saul Alvarez. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Casino/Showtime) By Peter Wells (twitter – @boxingpeter): Is this the start of a new era? Are we now staring at potential super fights, that will be talked about in years to come in the same breath as the Four Kings. Maybe not. But what some boxing enthusiasts and those who claim boxing is dead more times than Archie Moore had fights, are ignoring is that between the Light Welterweight division and the Light Middleweight division, there is a heap of potential fights that will only do boxing’s image good.
And to figure this out you’ll need a broad mind, so try looking outside of the Canelo-Mayweather box. Just try to imagine the potential fights between the likes of, Peterson, Berto, Ortiz, Khan, Canelo, Garcia, Trout and many more. These will make for thrilling fights and thrilling rivalries. But let me warn you. Don’t get your hopes up just yet. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch says he’s interested in fighting 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins at some point in the future but only if Hopkins agrees to fight him at a catchweight handicap.
Froch said to thesun.co.uk: “And one day in the future, it would be an honor to fight somebody like that. I feel I would know how to beat him…I am not a light heavyweight. So it’s going to have to be at a catchweight because I don’t expect him to come down to super middle.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Dan Rafael reports that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer that he’s making good progress on a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and that the talk of the fight taking place at 147 or a catchweight is totally incorrect.
Rafael said on his twitter: “Schaefer: All good, working on the fight. So far so good. It’s amazing how some of these other (sites) are spreading all these wrong stories. Schaefer emailed me, said as he works on Floyd-Canelo reports Floyd insists ‘on 147 & Canelo would be OK with a catch weight, it’s all BS.’” Read the rest of this entry »