By John F. McKenna (McJack): World Boxing Association (WBA) “regular” heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KO’s) is one of a growing list of fighters who has opted not to fight WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KO’s). Tyson Fury, Robert Helenius. David Price and Chris Arreola have at various times acknowledged that they are not yet ready to take on the talented and dominating heavyweight champion. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mohammed Abulkhair: There is no doubt that former WBA and IBF Light Welterweight champion Amir “King” Khan has the attributes of speed, movement, and heart. However, those three do not really mean much if you do not have a chin that goes with them. I am not saying that you need the chin of the great “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler or Carlos Monzon, but in boxing you need a decent chin to keep you in the game. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Mohammed Abulkhair: I wrote an article which titled is boxing dead? It was a hypothetical question, maybe some writers do not understand what those are. I will not call myself a boxing “guru” like so many of these so called writers. Read the rest of this entry »
By John F. McKenna (McJack): Undefeated superstar World Boxing Association (WBA) light middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) will be released from incarceration in the first week of August. It is not yet clear, whether the multi division champion will fight before the end of the year, or who his next opponent will be. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Uliano: In recent weeks we have seen HBO put on some fights that made the boxing public scratch our heads. Last night we saw Adrien Broner and Vicente Escobedo, a fight that up until hours before the first bell rang we weren’t sure if it was going to happen. After Broner failed to make the agreed on rehydration weight the fight was up in the air until Escobedo finally decided to take more money. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Havey: Frank Maloney had been cast into the darkness and swept aside by television networks in favour of his rivals. The risk of obscurity was a real one. You could have been forgiven for thinking that the man who guided Lennox Lewis to glory, would go quietly into the night. But that is not the way that Maloney works and its certainly isn’t the way he has remained a dominant and prevailing force in British boxing. Read the rest of this entry »
By Babatis Banda: It is amusing to hear how common some section of boxing fans are calling boxing dead or a dying sport. It is indeed hilarious just how, all over a sudden boxing has died or on the operating theater table. Just in the recent past, boxing was booming, boxing was exciting and boxing was the sport! Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Who ever emerges the victor of the September 22nd fight between WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (34-2, 9 KO’s) and #1 WBO Kevin Mitchell (33-1, 24 KO’s) may not have much time to enjoy their title because the World Boxing Organization is going to be making unbeaten Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) the #1 WBO contender and I really don’t see Mitchell or Burns being able to hang with Broner. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: Promoter Frank Warren would like to put EBU super middleweight champion James DeGale (12-1, 9 KO’s) in with former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34 KO’s) in the future if DeGale is open to making that fight happen. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KO’s) is poised to get a big money pay-per-view fight in December against possibly Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Miguel Cotto if the 22-year-old Alvarez gets past his next opponent WBC Silver welterweight champion Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KO’s) on September 15th on Showtime at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Vincente Escobedo (26-4, 15 KO’s) really took some punishment in his 5th round TKO loss to Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) last Saturday night. Escobedo suffered a broken nose in the 3rd round when he was hit by elbow from Broner, and he also was hit with elbow on his right bicep that made the arm nearly useless to him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mike Stafford: Some times in life, it’s about the journey. And it’s been quite a journey for Cindy Serrano. Her ring record reads like an exotic travel itinerary. Sweden, France, the Dominican Republic and Las Vegas.
It has certainly been a winding road for the hard-hitting lightweight out of Brooklyn. But now, all roads lead to Franklin Square, Long Island and a shot at the vacant WIBA lightweight title.
Serrano meets Kerri Hill for the title in the main event of boxing show called “Shamrock in the Park” on August 11 at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant. It is the first time since February of 2007 that Serrano will be fighting in the metropolitan area. Read the rest of this entry »