By Chris Williams: Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) is pretty excited about his 6-city press tour that will get underway this Monday in Macao, China. Algieri and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) will trave27,000 miles in trying to sell their November 22nnd pay-per-view fight from the Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Ever since the first fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) last May, Maidana and his trainer Robert Garcia have been complaining about MX Everlast Gloves that Maidana couldn’t wear for the last fight.
They wanted to still be able to have that pair of gloves for the rematch with Mayweather, but he told them in clear language that it’s not happening. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (27-1, 19 KOs) will be taking a dangerous fight against #5 WBC, #9 IBF Carlos Takam (30-1-1, 23 KOs) on October 25th in Moscow, Russia.
Povetkin, #3 WBA, is trying to work his way back into a quick title shot after losing his title last October to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko by a 12 round unanimous decision. Povetkin bounced back from the loss to defeat WBC contender Manuel Charr by a 7th round TKO last May. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Sebastian Hagler) By Scott Gilfoid: Well, you can’t say #5 WBO Paul Smith (35-3, 20 KOs) is over-matched in every department against WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) ahead of their fight next month on September 27th at the Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The 5’11” Smith is two inches taller than the 5’9” Abraham, so that at least gives Smith one thing in his favor for this fight. But unfortunately, everything else is pretty much stacked in Abraham’s favor. Read the rest of this entry »
By Greg Harris: Over the past decade, there has been only one name worth mentioning when speaking about the heavyweight division. that name is, Klitschko. Whether speaking about Wladimir, or his older brother Vitali, you were speaking about the best two heavyweights in the division.
Some have stated that their talents exceed far beyond any other heavyweight in the division. Others have stated that their lack of quality opposition, and robotic boxing style has turned fight fans off from the once glamorous heavyweight division. But with the retirement of Vitali Klitschko, the surge of new, fresh, up and coming heavyweight prospects, and the reemergence of older veterans, could this be the breakout moment for Wladimir Klitschko? Read the rest of this entry »
By C. Noriega: One of the most exciting divisions of our time, it’s without a doubt the welterweight division. For the casual fan, this division is a comfy home-base where mainstream boxing icons share a common floor and glory; for the hardcore fan, on the other hand, this division is a chessboard where fights take place not only on the ring but also on the media. In this article I’ll summarize current title holders and upcoming fights.
1. International Boxing Federation (IBF).
Last weekend we saw an interesting match between Kell “Special K” Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) and an adamant Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 26 Kos) which ended in a decision for the British boxer. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: As the Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana rematch draws closer, both fighters are constantly throwing accusations at each other about being a dirty fighter. The drama started at the post fight press conference after the first fight, when Floyd ripped into the Maidana camp for using illegal tactics throughout the match.
There is no doubt that Maidana was very rough and dirty in the first fight as he hit Floyd with many low blows, shoved him through the ropes, elbowed him, headbutted him and even came close to hitting him with a knee to the head. Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia was even heard in the corner instructing Maidana to use whatever roughhouse tactics were necessary in order to hurt Floyd. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) is still a belt holder by late 2015, his promoter Eddie Hearn thinks a fight between him and WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) is a possible fight that can be made between the two fighters.
That, of course, will hinge on Brook defeating his December 6th opponent and then beating former IBF/WBA 140 pound champion Amir Khan in their proposed mega fight at Wembley Stadium in London, UK. If all those cards fall perfectly on the table, we could see a Brook-Mayweather fight. I mean, it’s possible, yeah, but not all that likely. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 28 KOs) and challenger Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) will start their long media tour this coming Monday, August 25th at the The Venetian Macao. They then plan on taking their media tour to Shanghai, San Francisco, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Los Angeles and New York.
All total, they’ll be visiting 6 cities during the tour to help attract interest in their November 22nd fight in Macao, China. The fight will be televised on HBO pay-per-view in the United States. It’s unclear how much the 6-city tour is costing Top Rank, but you’ve got to assume it’s going to be costly. Read the rest of this entry »