By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) will be facing middleweight contender Brian Vera (23-6, 14 KO’s) in a fight at 168 lbs. on September 7th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, according to Steve Kim.
He’s reporting that the fight is done. Chavez Jr. isn’t done with the middleweight division, however. He’ll likely be facing Marco Antonio Rubio for the interim WBC middleweight title after the Vera fight, if Chavez Jr. successfully gets past Vera and if he can still make the 160 lb. weight class.
Beating Vera likely won’t be too much of a problem for Chavez Jr., but making 160 without being weight drained could be a problem for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tewodore: In today’s world of patriotism ad nauseum. Where is seems no athlete is willing to stand out or against the incredible power of the self proclaimed greatest nation on the planet. There once was a man, a legend- he too claimed to be the greatest albeit the greatest boxer of all time. Somehow in the midst of his career this self proclaimed greatest boxer ran afoul of the self proclaimed greatest nation. The fireworks that ensued would captivate a nation, and bare its deep divisions for the world to see. Unbelievably it would be the boxer who would claim victory in the encounter but the nation would not be denied its vengeance. It’s embarrassment was self evident its retribution would gut a once great sport, and kill many federal funded programs for boxers around the nation. This is the story of Muhammad Ali vs The United States Government and the repercussions that would reverberate through boxing for generations to come. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tewodore: The Flames from the Boxing Torch are burning uncontrollably. The veterans have done their part and are continuing strong guiding the youngsters down the storied halls of the sweet science. All around the globe boxing gyms are opening at a unprecedented rate. The fire is truly out of control will these pugilist be burned trying to handle the uncontrollable flames of boxing. Do they have what it takes to reach the pinnacle with the torch in hand while lighting the dreary landscape of the sporting world. Without further ado I give you PASSING THE TORCH PART II.
Gennady Golovkin this bruiser from Kazakhstan is on fire his cool calm demeanor is a change of pace, but his talent is undeniable.G3 or as I like to call him Gennady the Destroyer. It’s been a long time since I have seen a man that makes me wanna put on body armor just to watch him fight. In his last contest against Macklin that shot to the liver was so hard I was also curled up like a baby on the floor. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Havey: On the 28th of September we will see Britain’s two most controversial heavyweights lock horns in Manchester. David Haye and Tyson Fury started their war of words some time ago, with Fury making toe references. Fury has also dragged up the past by claiming that Haye ignored him when he was a star struck child.
In Britain a lot of importance is put on domestic clashes and they are the fights that get the fans really excited. In any boxing gym you will hear people debating with animated hand gestures and energized enthusiasm. I see this a lot, and even more so with this recent match up.
The majority of people seem to be siding with David Haye based on his lighting fast combinations. For a heavyweight, Haye is exceptionally fast. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: With Bob Arum of Top Rank choosing to steer his fighter Nonito Donaire towards a rematch against Vic Darchinyan, Gary Hyde, the manager for WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO’s), is targeting the following super bantamweights for Rigondeaux to fight next according to Fightnews: Carl Frampton, Abner Mares, Joseph Agbeko, Akifumi Shimodo, and Vic Darchinyan.
Arum told Dan Rafael yesterday that HBO isn’t interested in televising Rigondeaux’s bout. However, they are interested in televising Donaire’s next fight against Darchinyan in November. Why is HBO televising Donaire’s fight and not Rigondeaux’s fight? HBO has things backwards. It’s supposed to be the winner that has his fights televised, not the loser. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Robert Elmore: When there is a certain person that stays on top of his game in any sport, and no major flaws can be pointed out, that’s when people reaching for straws. They search high and low for anything they can use to disrespect the person on top. The anti Floyd Mayweather Jr. movement have resulted to such things.
This article is not for those who educated about the sport. It’s for those who uneducated. One of the straws being reached for is this thing called movement; getting out of the way punches; the float like a butter fly sting like a bee; the Cus D’ mato hit and not get hit style. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) figures that his September 28th fight against undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) will be Fury’s first and last real opportunity for a big fight because the loss that Fury suffers in this fight will be so conclusive that it will prevent him from getting another opportunity in the future.
In other words, Fury will have been exposed and that will keep from getting another big money fight like this one.
Haye said this as quoted by thesun.co.uk “I believe this will be his last shot at the big time and I’m happy to give him a nice payday. I’m going to show him why I’m the Hayemaker. This guy’s got such a lack of coordination.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Bri Slater: It seems Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) is polarizing opinions amongst boxing fans. Whenever I read an article about the unbeaten giant Mancunian heavyweight, I am taken aback by some of the generic vitriol directed in his direction. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Adam Booth, the manager/trainer for David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s), says that 10,000 tickets have already been sold for the September 28th clash between Haye and the 6’9” heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The World Boxing Council has ordered a rematch between former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) and Marco Antonio Rubio (57-6-1, 49 KO’s) to fight for the interim WBC 160 lb. title, according to Fightnews.com.
Chavez Jr. is ranked #2 by the WBC, and Rubio is ranked #1. The winner of the Chavez Jr-Rubio fight would then become the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Sergio Martinez.
Chavez Jr. already beat Rubio with easy last year in February by a 12 round unanimous decision in San Antonio, Texas. That was the fight where there was a slip up with the drug testing, and none of the fighters were tested for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »