Andre Ward to have cast removed next week; will fight again in early 2012

 andre ward By Scott Gilfoid: WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KO’s) will reportedly have his cast removed from his left hand next week or so. This is the hand that Ward fractured in two places while training for his Super Six tournament fight against WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch. Read the rest of this entry »

Andy Lee to fight on Macklin-Martinez undercard on March 17th

Macklin vs. Martinez  sergio martinez matthew macklin andy lee By Dan Ambrose: Irish middleweight contender Andy Lee (27-1, 19 KO’s) will be fighting on the Matthew Macklin vs. Sergio Martinez undercard against an opponent still to be determined on March 17th at Madison Square Garden, New York. Lee, 28, is hoping to face a high quality fighter so he can impress boxing fans at home and also keep getting pushed up the middleweight rankings. As of now, Lee is ranked #1 WBO, #2 WBA, #7 WBC. Read the rest of this entry »

Rigondeaux and Ramos battle it out on January 20th

By Chris Williams: In what could be a fight between the two best fighters in the super bantamweight division by far, undefeated WBA World super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KO’s) will be defending his title against interim WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KO’s) in a fight on January 20th at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

Paul Williams in rare fight against an equally tall 6’1″ Ishida on February 18th

Ishida Williams Ishida vs. Williams  paul williams By Jason Kim: 6’1” Paul Williams (40-2, 27 KO’s) faces 6’1” Nobuhiro Ishida (24-6-2, 9 KO’s) next month on February 18th in one of the rare fights where Williams takes on someone as tall as him. Throughout his career, Williams has consistently had a big height and reach advantage over his shorter opponents. Read the rest of this entry »

Maidana will lose if he runs out of gas against Alexander

Alexander Maidana Alexander vs. Maidana  marcos rene maidana devon alexander By Dan Ambrose: Marcos Maidana (31-2, 28 KO’s) fights well when he’s allowed to fight at a slow pace and pick his shots in a methodical manner. But in his fights where he’s had to pick it up a little and fight at a fast pace, such as in his bouts against DeMarcus Corley, Amir Khan and Erik Morales, Maidana has gassed out badly. Read the rest of this entry »

Will Ricky Burns face a quality opponent on March 10th?

 ricky burns By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight interim champion Ricky Burns (33-2, 9 KO’s) has got a fight coming up on March 10th in his native Scotland. Thus far, there hasn’t been an opponent picked out for the 28-year-old Burns but I’m really not expecting much. Burns has been matched with kid gloves pretty much on a continuous basis since he barely beat a weight drained Roman Martinez for the WBO super featherweight title in September 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Macklin: I’m a big middleweight; Sergio Martinez is a smaller junior middleweight, so I’m going to win

Macklin Martinez Macklin vs. Martinez  sergio martinez matthew macklin By Scott Gilfoid: Matthew Macklin (28-3, 19 KO’s) just got beat in his last fight by WBA World middleweight champion Felix Sturm and now he’s back for a second helping of backside whipping in a different fight against an even better opponent in former two division world champion Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KO’s) on March 17th at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Arce a possibility for Donaire if he gets by Vazquez Jr. on February 25th

Donaire Vazquez Donaire vs. Vazquez  wilfredo vazquez jr nonito donaire jorge arce By Dan Ambrose: Nonito Donaire (27-1, 18 KO’s) has a potential big money fight on the horizon for himself if he can get by Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-1-1, 18 Ko’s) in their fight for the vacant World Boxing Council super bantamweight title on February 4th on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Marco Antonio Runbio fight at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Arthur Abraham wants to capture a world title in 2012 at middleweight

Abraham Farias Abraham vs. Farias  arthur abraham By Dan Ambrose: Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KO’s) is about as down as a fighter can be after losing three out of his last four fights in since 2010. Abrabam’s only win in the past two years was against Stjepan Bozic in February last year. The losses for Abraham came in the Super Six tournament against quality fighters. Read the rest of this entry »

How much longer can Chavez Jr. be shielded from Sergio Martinez?

Chavez Rubio Chavez vs. Rubio  sergio martinez julio cesar chavez jr By Allen Fox: Bob Arum has already made it clear that he’s not interested in matching his fighters against Sergio Martinez. The problem is Arum really doesn’t have much choice when it comes to his fighter WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

Malignaggi still trying to get Senchenko title shot

Malignaggi Senchenko Malignaggi vs. Senchenko  vyacheslav senchenko paulie malignaggi By Dan Ambrose: Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) light welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KO’s) hasn’t had a significant fight in over a year and a half since he was easily handled by WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan in an 11th round TKO loss in May 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Arreola wants Wladimir in 2012

Klitschko Arreola Klitschko vs. Arreola  wladimir klitschko chris arreola By John F. McKenna (McJack): Chris Arreola will be stepping up in class in 2012 to face a higher level of competition than he faced in 2011. Chris kept busy in 2011 by fighting five times while concentrating on keeping his weight under control. In an interview with FIGHTHYPE Arreola’s trainer Henry Ramirez said that 2011 was a rebuilding year and was the year that Chris started taking boxing seriously and became dedicated to boxing. Read the rest of this entry »

Call me Victor the Psychic: My 2012 boxing predictions

 brandon rios By Victor Salazar: With the start of the New Year, starts a fresh slate for boxing and its fans. There will be plenty of opportunities for people to make a name for themselves or elevate their already established names. Let me hit you with some predictions and wishes for the New Year: Read the rest of this entry »

Chavez Jr. likely to try and trade shots with Rubio instead of listen to Roach and box

Chavez Rubio Chavez vs. Rubio  marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: If you look at World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s recent 5th round TKO win over Peter Manfredo Jr. last November you’ll see some of the changes that Chavez’s trainer Freddie Roach has made with Chavez’s old brawling style of fighting. Read the rest of this entry »

Bradley wants Khan fight but it’s not likely to happen now

Khan Bradley Khan vs. Bradley  timothy bradley amir khan By William Mackay: WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KO’s) is reportedly interested in facing former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (26-2, 18 KO’s) and giving him a beating. However, at this point it’s kind of out of Bradley’s hands. Read the rest of this entry »

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