By boxflavour: First off, lets get one thing very clear. Martin Murray, put in an absolutely stunning performance against Sergio Martinez on Saturday night, and won that fight. I don’t know what some of the writers are talking about, what fight were you watching.
The scale of this performance as usual, was completely ignored by the Martinez loving American commentators. Martinez looked poor . He was made to look poor, by a bigger, stronger, smarter boxer on the night. Not only this, but the use of Video technology was also used, to decide whether the second knock down was a knock down – so we were in safe hands there, or were we… Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. feels that WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) hasn’t yet arrived at the elite level in his career after his close decision win over WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout this month in San Antonio, Texas.
While the judges had the fight scored 115-112, 118-109 and 116-111 for Canelo, Chavez Jr. saw the fight as a really close one.
Chavez Jr. said to ESPN Deportes “It was more close than many of the judges had it…he had trouble because Trout is a difficult fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Joe Walker: The “Hayemaker” David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) has confirmed that he will face 28 year old “Diamond Boy” Manuel Charr (23-1, 13 KO’s) in Manchester on the 29th of June at the Manchester Arena. Also Haye, 32, has made a commercial relationship with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn Of Matchroom Sports. People have criticized that Charr is a weak fight for Haye to come back on, which I believe to be rubbish.
Charr is tough fighter that knows the game well. His only loss was to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in September of last year in a fight where Charr was halted in the 4th round on cuts. Charr is ranked #8 by WBC. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO’s) will be defending his titles this Saturday night in what appears to be a really bad mismatch against Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KO’s) at the SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Pianeta still hasn’t been beaten but he also hasn’t ever faced anyone like Wladimir. Pianeta, #7 WBO, #12 WBA, is going into this fight a very green fighter without the kind of experience that you’d like to see from a title challenger before they’re thrown in with a champion. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Shane Newsome: After a highly entertaining week of boxing from a number of counties including three world title fights and a number of our favorite boxers in action, its easy to get lost in the hype and lose track of what is really happening out there so here is your impartial look back on Saturday 27th April 2013 in the world of boxing.
And we start our journey in Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK and the main event Amir Khan (28-3) vs Julio Diaz (40-8-1) here was another night that Bolton’s Amir Khan should have made easy work of a lesser opponent though instead we had ourselves yet another night of hearts beating, on the edge of our seats watching a technically sound offensive boxer holding on for dear life after being caught time and time again through defensive frailties. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: A day after Martin Murray’s 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Murray’s loyal fan are pitching a fit and crying about how Murray got jobbed by the three judges that gave the fight to Martinez.
Unfortunately, the person that Murray’s fans should be blaming is Murray himself. He was facing a 38-year-old fighter in Martinez, who can no longer fight at a fast pace without breaking down from one type of injury or another. There’s no excuse at all for Murray not fighting at a fast pace to push the tempo to wear Martinez down. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony Crooks: First of all, I am English and I am proud of my heritage and no comment will ever take that away from me, full stop. Despite this, boxing is about boxing and boxers are about boxers. If a boxer is good and he comes from Outer Mongolia or the North Pole, so what, too much emphasis is put on where a pugilist is born. Whether he is white, black, yellow or orange it does not matter to me, all that interests me is the skills that they possess.
Heavyweight Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) beat Audley Harrison at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, UK and that was what was expected of him. I don’t care what anyone says, Wilder proved absolutely nothing. If he was British, I would say the same thing. What I am unable to understand are the keyboard cowards that make comments. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Now having fought both Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) and Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s), Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KO’s) says that Matthysse is the harder puncher of the two. Judah points out that Matthysse can punch hard with both hands, not just his left hand like Danny Garcia. Judah lost to Garcia last night by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 116-111, 114-112 and 115-112 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
After the fight, Judah said “Danny punches nothing like Lucas. He punches hard with either hand. It’s crazy I beat him.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) has decided to take a soft opponent after all for his next fight. Haye, 32, is reportedly facing #8 WBC, Manuel Charr 23-1, 13 KO’s) for his next fight on June 29th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
Charr may be ranked by the World Boxing Council in the top 10, but that’s the only sanctioning body that has him ranked in the top 15, and he’s clearly a 2nd tier/3rd tier fighter. I see him as just a tad bit above 3rd tier in terms of talent, and I’m so not surprised that Haye is fighting him.
This is a classic, record-padding fight for Haye and so, so typical of him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean David: Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) has an impressive record. However, it only looks impressive on paper. At the moment the record is only as strong as that paper. He may be capable of contending for titles at the top level, but he is a long way from hanging and banging with the big boys.
Deontay’s record is high in numbers but low in quality. After watching his interviews, he is quite a likeable character and the boxing always has room for characters. If all it took to be in the elite was some microphone skills then yes he would be in the top ten, but talk is cheap. Read the rest of this entry »