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title Brandon Rios has little chance for title shot in near future

chaves66661122By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios is going to need to keep his sights lowered as far as his next fight goes, because the chances of him getting a title shot against any of the current welterweight belt holders is extremely low as of now.

Rios is coming off of a 3rd round stoppage win over an out of shape and shot looking Mike Alvarado. Rios’ promoter Bob Arum immediately started talking after the fight about wanting to put the 28-year-old Rios in a big fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum wants Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in a larger venue

pac1By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum isn’t all that excited about the Pacquiao’s mega fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr will be taking place in the 16,000 seat MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on 5/2 rather than in a larger venue. Arum is willing to go along with the program and have the fight staged there, but he would prefer that the fight be staged at a larger venue.

Arum has talked in the past about a large outdoor stadium needing to be built in order to maximize profits for a Pacquiao-Mayweather clash. It’s a fight that if Arum had his way, he’d possibly like to stick it in a large stadium the size of the 90,000 seat Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

title Koncz responds to TMZ reports about Mayweather-Pacquiao being a done deal

mayweather555By Chris Williams: Michael Koncz, the adviser for Manny Pacquiao, dismissed the report from TMZ’s website about the Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr mega-fight being ready to be signed off for their fight on 5/2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Koncz said that the fight still has a couple of issues that need to be solved before the two fighters are ready to sign the contract, but he’s optimistic that those issues will soon be taken care of. Koncz doesn’t see those issues as being a big deal, but he doesn’t know how the other side views them. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cotto cannot escape Golovkin much longer

cotto900By B.G.B: With the super-mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao nearing closer and closer to confirmation and the news that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face James Kirkland, it would seem that WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto has been handed the short stick. It would be a total failure for boxing if he was to face Mayweather on May 2nd to prevent the mega-fight from happening but the good news is that scenario now seems increasingly less likely.

Team Cotto will or should be kicking themselves that they didn’t snatch at the opportunity to face Canelo rather than sit and wait for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight to again falter at the last stage. Read the rest of this entry »

title Trinidad vs. De La Hoya brings shades of Pacquiao vs. Mayweather

floyd818181By Sizzle JKD: As I wait anxiously in anticipation of the “Super Bowl of Boxing” between undefeated WBC/WBA/The Ring welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBO welterweight king Manny Pacquiao, I can’t help but remember 1999’s “The Fight of the Millennium” between Hall of Famers Felix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya.

Drawing comparisons to Trinidad-De La Hoya while hoping this year’s clash between boxing’s top two pound-for-pound pugilists won’t end in the same disappointing fashion as the 1999 mega fight, one can only wonder if Pacquiao-Mayweather will live up to the hype and perform much better than its predecessor. Read the rest of this entry »

title Glowacki defeats Seferi in WBO cruiserweight eliminator bout

By Jim Dower: Unbeaten knockout artist #1 WBO Krzysztof “Head” Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) stayed undefeated tonight with a one-sided 12 round decision victory over #3 WBO Nuri Seferi (36-7, 20 KOs) in their WBO cruiserweight eliminator bout at the Hala Sportowo-Widowiskowa in Toruń, Poland. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan: I can’t cry over the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

khan53By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF/WBA 140 pound belt holder Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) still feels he deserves to face Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao if they fail to face each other next. Khan thinks his wins over Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander in his last two fights is enough to make him worthy of facing one of those two stars.

Unfortunately for Khan, it looks like Mayweather and Pacquiao will wind up facing each other and won’t need a backup option like Khan to fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Pacquiao deal is not done yet, as TMZ reported, says Mannix
By Chris Williams: A short while ago, TMZ Sports said that Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao had agreed in their negotiations and that the fight will be announced in the coming days. However, Chris Mannix from Sports Illustrated is saying that isn’t yet done yet, although the negotiations are making progress. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kirkland close to 200 pounds, says Rafael

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s scheduled opponent for May 2nd, James Kirkland (31-1, 28 KOs) is reportedly near 200 pounds for their catch-weight fight at 155 pounds, according to Dan Rafael of If this weight is correct, then Kirkland is going to need to lose close to 45 pounds in a little over three months in order to make the 155 pound catch-weight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin: Martin Murray is a big test for me

By Scott Gilfoid: WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) sees his fight against #1 WBC Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) as being a huge test for him and a very serious fight with a lot on the line when the two of them face each other next month on February 21st at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

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