By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest): From upsets to comebacks we will explore some of the greatest moments in Boxing that had us in disbelief. Some of the greatest moments in any sport occur when the unexpected happens, and boxing is no different. What makes boxing so amazing and different from other sports is that it is the only sport in which a participant can lose 99% of the match and in the blink of an eye end up in the winner’s bracket. Read the rest of this entry »
By Idris Morrey: The much anticipated ring fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and the Philippine’s finest Manny Pacquiao could soon be taking place.
Social networks are now playing host to increasing verbal and graphical illustrations either in praise or purely demeaning either of these phenomenal fighters. It was all quiet until recently When Manny Pacquiao was matched with little known Chris Algieri and somehow Mayweather’s name became their selling point. Read the rest of this entry »
….Miss Pac Man is broke and desperate for a pay day. Your Pay-Per-View numbers are a joke. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qmhOBvibG5
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) September 26, 2014
By Chris Williams: In what appears to be a response to the comment that WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao took two days ago on his Twitter site, Floyd Mayweather Jr responded with his own Tweet, saying that Pacquiao is broke and desperate in looking for a payday. Mayweather also said that Pacquiao’s PPV numbers are what he feels are a joke. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Gillon: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward is hoping to be back in the ring early 2015, the unbeaten american super middleweight is still involved in a long battle lawsuit with promoter Dan Goosen and it doesn’t look like that’s going to end anytime soon.
It’s a big shame that Ward has this problem, the guy has a lot of talent and would be one of the hot runners to take over Floyd Mayweather Jr’s spot as the pound for pound king when he retires, he could still do that but needs to get active, Ward won the super six tournament in 2011 and held the WBC, WBA and Ring and Lineal super middleweight titles and hasn’t lost any of them but due to being inactive he was stripped off the WBC title and refused to have the champion emeritus status. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: 49-year-old IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) says he’s motivated by the dangerous that the hard hitting Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) brings to the table in their fight in less than two months on November 8th on HBO Championship Boxing at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Hopkins, who turns 50 next January, says he likes the idea of going towards danger rather than going away from it like many fighters do. He doesn’t want to be one of those fighters that takes the easy path, and who says ‘It’s up to my promoter’, when asked if he would be interested in fighting a tough opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) says he’s waiting by the phone hoping to get a third fight against Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs). Kessler, 35, isn’t interested in a stay busy fight against Georg Groves (20-2, 15 KOs), because he prefers to fight already established fighters rather than guys who still haven’t accomplished anything other than getting knocked out twice by Froch.
“I believe I am still in the top game – not that Groves isn’t because he’s a great fighter,” Kessler said via Skysports.com. “I want the rematch with Carl instead of fighting the new fighters first to get the bigger ones.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Credit: Thomas Goos / Lawrence Lustig) By Scott Gilfoid: Trainer Joe Gallagher believes that #5 WBO Paul Smith (35-3, 20 KOs) is going to surprise a lot of boxing fans on Saturday night by going into Germany at the Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and defeating WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) in front of his own fans. Gallagher sees the 31-year-old Smith’s experience and size as being important factors in him beating the 5’9” Abraham.
The 5’11” Smith will have a two inch height advantage over Abraham, but I’m not so sure on whether that’ll mean all that much because Smith tends to crowd his opponents rather than using his reach to fire away on the outside. He reminds me a lot of heavyweight David Price with his habit of not using his reach when punching. Price stands far too close when throwing his punches and that leaves him open for getting nailed by his shorter opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: First off, I will define “generation” as the last 25 years, which as of the writing of this article would be late September 1989. The world was quite a different place then, but boxing quality endures throughout the ages, even if perhaps the capacity to recognize it ebbs and flows. There have been some great fights in the past 25 years, but what was the greatest? Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez says he would have issues fighting WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in the future if that’s a fight that his team at Golden Boy Promotions were to make for him. Canelo and Golovkin sparred in the past and Canelo came away from the sparring session impressed with the power of Golovkin.
There’s no talk now of Golden Boy Promotions matching Golovkin in the future unfortunately. The next guy that Golden Boy is rumored to be matching Canelo up against is 37-year-old Joshua Clottey on December 6th in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Undefeated #2 WBC, #2 WBO, #3 WBA, #4 IBF super middleweight contender Gilberto Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) will be fighting on November 15th or possibly November 29th in a 10 round fight against an opponent still to be determined in San Antonio, Texas, according to Dan Rafael.
The 23-year-old Ramirez has chance of fighting on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Raymundo Beltran fight on 11/29 in Omaha, Nebraska. If Ramirez ends up on the Crawford-Beltran card, then he’d be the co-feature bout. The fight card will be televised on HBO. Read the rest of this entry »