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title Groves: Froch will soon be forgotten

_DSC1036(Photo credit: Idris Erba) By Scott Gilfoid: If former IBF/WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch was hoping that he would be remembered by boxing fans for a long time after he’s retired gone away from the sport, he needs to talk with #1 WBC George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs), because he believe that Froch will be forgotten very soon by fans now that he’s stepped away from the sport to exist in retirement.

Groves says he doesn’t like Froch, who beat him twice by knockout. Groves says that at the end of Froch’s career, he was trying to handpick opponents to fight and wound up being stripped of his WBA title and had to vacate his IBF title. Read the rest of this entry »

title Shannon Briggs vs. Mike Marrone on September 5th in Hollywood, Florida

By Allan Fox: After s six month absence from the ring, former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs 58-6-1, 51 KOs) will be back in action against 29-year-old Mike Marrone (21-4, 15 KOs) in a 10 round bout on September 5th at the at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, according to Fight News. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather could continue his career past Berto fight, says Martirosyan

Floyd MayweatherBy Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) has done a good job of convincing people that his September 12th fight against Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) will be the last fight of his career when he gets inside the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan doesn’t believe for a second that Mayweather will be walking away from the sport.

Vanes thinks Mayweather will be coming back to try and capture his 50th win of his career. After all, why would he retire at 49-0, when he could come back for one more fight to finish his career with a perfect 50-0 record. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather: There was so much hype about Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather and Andre BertoBy Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. said that the media had built up so much hype about Filipino superstar over the years, and all he did was expose the hype when he got inside the ring and beat Pacquiao by a fairly one-sided 12 round unanimous decision on May 2nd of this year in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mayweather didn’t say whether he was expecting more from Pacquiao after hearing all the stuff about him from the media over the years, but I believe that’s the case. Mayweather came into the fight expecting one thing and ended up seeing a much less impressive fighter than what he’s been expecting. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather: I beat all the big names – Canelo, Pacquiao and Cotto, so there’s no one else to fight

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: Superstar extraordinaire Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) feels that he’s already beaten all the top names in boxing at this point in his 19-year pro career, and he doesn’t feel like there’s anyone else for him to fight at this point in his career. Mayweather has beaten the big three – Manny Pacquiao, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto – and Mayweather sees them as being the top fighters in the 147 and 154lb divisions.

As far as Mayweather is concerned, he’s cleaned out both divisions and there’s no one else worthy for him to fight. While some boxing fans might say that Amir Khan, Kell Brook, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, and Keith Thurman deserve a shot at Mayweather, you can’t look at any of their recent fights and say that they all deserve a fight against Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin is too big for Mayweather

golovkin45By Bob Smith: With the final fight of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s career fast approaching, and with the news that he selected Andre Berto, many in the commentary business are treating the match with scorn, suggesting that it is an obvious mismatch, that Mayweather is cherry picking again, and that he is too scared to fight Amir Khan (who is supposedly too fast), Keith Thurman (a hungry lion with power and boxing skill) or Kell Brook (boxing skill, undefeated).

Some even suggest that a match with Tim Bradley Jr.  would be better (which it would be, by the way). But the most common suggestion is that Mayweather fight WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin at a catch-weight of about 154 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »

title Derevtanchenko defeats Ayala; Khytrov stops Brinson

By Jim Dower: Undefeated middleweight prospect Sergiy Derevtanchenko (6-0, 4 KOs) defeated journeyman Elvin Ayala (28-7-1, 12 KOs) by an eight round unanimous decision on Friday night on Showtime’s ShowBox series at Bally’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Derevtanchenko won by the scores of 80-72, 80-71 and 80-71. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao still wants rematch with Mayweather in 2016

By Chris Williams: While Floyd Mayweather Jr. is talking about retiring after his next fight on September 12th in his fight against Andre Berto, former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao is insisting that he still wants a rematch with Mayweather in 2016 so that he can avenge what he feels was a controversial 12 round decision loss last May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao still believes that he should have been given the decision over Mayweather because he was taking the fight to him and was the one doing all the work. However, if Mayweather is to change his decision about retiring then it’s going to take the action of Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank to try and talk Mayweather out of it by reminding him that they would like a rematch with him. Read the rest of this entry »

title A Real Life ‘Mickey’ from Rocky Hears the Final Bell

woodhallBy Rob Blakeman: King of the training pads, Len Woodhall, who coached his son Richie to become Shropshire, England’s first world boxing champion in March 1998, has died, at the age of 75.

Lenny coached in boxing for over 40 years and trained 66 other champions at every level. I got to know him very well when he worked for my training company about 8 years ago. He was quite simply the best pad man in the business and a beautiful person-just like his son.

His finest hour came at Telford Ice Rink when he was in the corner for his son Richie’s WBC World super-middleweight title win over Sugar Boy Malinga. I was in the crowd and it will always be Telford, England’s greatest night! Read the rest of this entry »

title Peter Quillin vs. Michael Zerafa on September 12th in Mashantucket, Connecticut

quillin6778By Allan Fox: Former WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will be fighting next month against little known 2nd tier fighter named Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout on September 12th on free television on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC Sports from the Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

This is a stay busy fight for the 32-year-old Quillin to likely get him ready for a world title shot against WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs in either late 2015 or early 2016 in the battle of Brooklyn between them. Read the rest of this entry »

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