Pascal wants Dawson-Hopkins II winner

Dawson vs. Hopkins  chad dawson bernard hopkins By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KO’s) has been sitting idle for the past eight months since losing his World Boxing Council title to 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KO’s). Pascal was hoping to fight Dawson after he defeated Hopkins by a 2nd round TKO last October. Read the rest of this entry »

Arum: Brandon Rios vs. Pacquiao a possibility for 2013

Pacquiao Rios Pacquiao vs. Rios  manny pacquiao brandon rios By Chris Williams: While there countless guys that would be perfect opponents WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao to fight, his promoter Bob Arum is eying a future match-up with former WBA World lightweight champion Brandon Rios in 2013. Arum sees that as a future big fight. Arum, by the way, just happens to be the promoter for Rios, so this would be one of those in house Top Rank fights that Arum likes to put together. Gosh, that’s like seeing Pacquiao fight Ricky Hatton again. What a joke. Read the rest of this entry »

Will Pacquiao continue his slide downhill in 2012 or can Arum save him with careful matchmaking?

 manny pacquiao By Chris Williams: In his last four fights, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO’s) has suddenly started to show his age. He no longer jumps around the ring like he did two years ago; he no longer is able to get away from shots thrown his way, and he no longer can fight with the stamina and aggression that he once had not too long ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Why does Khan need a neutral venue in order to KO Peterson in a rematch?

Khan Peterson Khan vs. Peterson  lamont peterson amir khan By Scott Gilfoid: I’m trying the best I can to understand Amir Khan’s preoccupation with fighting a rematch against IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson in a neutral venue. I can understand a fighter wanting to fight in a neutral venue. That obviously makes sense to me, but Khan is saying he’s going to knock Peterson out and take the judges out of the equation. Read the rest of this entry »

Peterson should give Khan his rematch – but in Washington, DC

Khan Peterson Khan vs. Peterson  lamont peterson amir khan By Scott Gilfoid: Ever since he lost his IBF and WBA light welterweight titles to Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KO’s) last month on December 10th, Amir Khan (26-2, 18 KO’s) has been bellyaching nonstop about how he thinks he was ripped off by the judges and the referee in Washington, DC. Read the rest of this entry »

Wladimir has to be careful of Mormeck’s power

Klitschko Mormeck Klitschko vs. Mormeck  wladimir klitschko jean marc mormeck By Dan Ambrose: IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Kltischko (56-3, 49 KO’s) has decided to milk his title in what he hopes to be an easy fight against 39-year-old former cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck (36-4, 22 KO’s) on March 3rd at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Froch making a mistake with Bute two-fight deal

Bute Froch Bute vs. Froch  lucian bute carl froch By Scott Gilfoid: The talk is that former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch will sign a two-fight deal with IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute for two fights in 2012 with the first bout taking place in Montreal, Canada. I think this is a bad idea for Froch career-wise. First of all, it’s a bad idea for a slow fighter like Froch to be fighting a guy that’ kind of quick on his feet like Bute in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »

Rubio wants to expose Chavez Jr. as a fake champion on 2/4

Chavez Rubio Chavez vs. Rubio  marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: Although Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31 KO’s) did beat the WBC appointed World Boxing Council middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik last June to capture the WBC strap, No.1 ranked challenger Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 46 KO’s) reportedly doesn’t recognize the 25-year-old Chavez Jr. as a real champion and instead sees him as nothing more than just a paper champion whom he has to beat to win the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Rigondeaux vs. Ramos winner likely won’t get Donaire fight

Rigondeaux Ramos  nonito donaire guillermo rigondeaux By Chris WIlliams: Later on this month WBA World super bantamweight interim champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 Ko’s) faces unbeaten WBA super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KO’s) in an exciting fight televised by Showtime at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

Andre Ward the only one that stands in Dirrell brother’s way to winning a world title in 2012

Dirrell Ward Dirrell vs. Ward  anthony dirrell andre dirrell By Scott Gilfoid: Last month the Dirrell brothers, Andre (20-1, 14 KO’s) and Anthony (24-0, 21 KO’s), showed that they’re the class of the super middleweight division with a pair of impressive knockout wins over stiff competition. Andre, 28, destroyed Darryl Cunningham by a highlight reel 2nd round TKO on December 30th on SHOWTIME, while younger brother Anthony was almost equally impressive in blowing out No.3 ranked World Boxing Council contender Renan St. Juste by a 4th round TKO on December 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »

Marquez’s strength coach to rejoin him if he gets Pacquiao rematch in 2012

Pacquiao Marquez Pacquiao vs. Marquez  manny pacquiao juan manuel marquez By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez’s strength and conditioning coach Angel Hernandez will be rejoining Marquez for a fourth fight with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao if the fight takes place in 2012. Hernandez’s expert training techniques enabled the 38-year-old Marquez to pack on a lot of good muscle for Marquez’s last fight against Pacquiao last November. Read the rest of this entry »

49-year-old Holyfield still not retiring, wants to fight the Klitschkos

Holyfield Klitschko Holyfield vs. Klitschko  wladimir klitschko vitali klitschko evander holyfield By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KO’s) will be turning 50 in October of this year and has fought only three times since 2008 against 2nd tier opposition, yet Holyfield stubbornly refuses to retire from boxing and plans on sticking it out until he’s captured all the heavyweight world titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Kevin Mitchell vs. Brandon Rios a possibility for 2012

Mitchell Rios Mitchell vs. Rios  kevin mitchell brandon rios By Sean McDaniel: A bout between former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22 KO’s) and Kevin Mitchell (32-1, 24 KO’s) is reportedly a possibility for March 3rd. Mitchell, 27, missed out on fighting Rios last month on December 3rd on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Broner to fight four times in 2012, starting with Eloy Perez on 2/25, says promoter

Broner Perez Broner vs. Perez  adrien broner By Eric Thomas: 2012 will be a busy year for WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (22-0, 12 KO’s), says his co-promoter Andre Williams. To start with the 22-year-old Broner defends his World Boxing Organization title for the first time next month on February 25th against the unbeaten No.1 WBO ranked contender Eloy Perez (22-0, 7 KO’s) at the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis, Missouri. Read the rest of this entry »

Ioka annihilates Chalermchai in 1st round TKO

By Jim Dower: Unbeaten World Boxing Council (WBC) minimumweight champion Kazuta Ioka (9-0, 6 KO’s) made easy work of his 21-year-old challenger Yodgoen Tor Chalermchai (8-1, 4 KO’s) by a 1st round TKO last night at the Prefectural Gymnasium, in Osaka, Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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