(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: The fighter that many boxing fans see as the future of the heavyweight division Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) will be showing off his talent for the American fans tonight against Kelvin Price (13-0, 6 kO’s) on Showtime at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. This is the first fight for the 6’7′ Wilder where he isn’t the bigger man.
Wilder, 27, is vowing to really go after the 6’7’ Price to turn the fight into a war and win impressively. For Wilder winning in style means an early knockout, because that’s been the norm for him since he turned pro in 2008 after winning a bronze medal in the Olympics that year for the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Rameez Haider: Amir Khan is a boxer who divides opinion across the boxing world. Some people think he is a great fighter waiting to fulfill his potential, others think he is an over rated fighter with a weak chin. The one thing people can’t deny is that he brings to the ring the excitement of the unexpected.
It’s hard to believe that 12 months ago, Khan was being muted as a potential opponent for Floyd Mayweather and was the undisputed champion at light welterweight. The question is what does Khan need to do to really prove the doubters wrong and fulfill the potential that many see in him?
There is no questioning his positive attributes which he possesses in abundance. Khan’s hand speed is one of the best out there and at times though his technique can sometimes make him reckless. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: Carlos Molina (17-0, 7 KO’s) is well aware that boxing fans see him as a huge underdog in his fight tonight against Amir Khan (26-3, 18 KO’s) on Showtime, but he doesn’t care. Molina knows that he has the talent and the power to take advantage of Khan’s fragile chin to knock him out.
Molina wants to add Khan’s scalp to his resume and then move on to get the big fights that Golden Boy Promotions is planning for Khan after this fight.
Molina said to Radio Raheem “They say I’m a big underdog, but everybody who knows me knows I’m going to win this fight. Mentally and physically we’re ready. We know Amir Khan has a lot of doubts right now and we’re going to bring that doubt back early in this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: In a one-sided fight that arguably should have never been made in the first place, WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) punished an over-matched and under-sized Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs), and stopping him in the 8th round on Saturday night at the at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Bayern, Germany. Abraham was pounding a badly hurt Bouadla in the 8th when the fight was halted. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) having little luck trying to get WBO lightweight champ Ricky Burns to step inside the ring to face him, the 23-year-old Broner is now targeting Juan Manuel Marquez, the WBO “Fighter of the Decade” to take on if Marquez is up for the fight. Broner believes he’ll beat Marquez, but he doubts that he’ll get the fight.
Broner said to Radio Raheem “I am the biggest face of boxing now. I am the greatest of this era. If Marquez is willing to fight me, I’d love to put on a great show and do what I do best, win. I want to get a victory under my belt in that fight. I can hear him [Marquez] saying the age difference.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves (15-0, 12 KO’s) thinks he can do what Carl Froch, Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Tavoris Cloud couldn’t do and that’s knockout Glen Johnson (51-17-2, 35 KO’s) when the cocky 24-year-old Groves faces the 43-year-old Johnson tonight at the ExCel Arena, Dockland, London, United Kingdom.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Groves said “Clearly Glencoffe knows how to survive, even if he doesn’t come to survive. Stopping him would make a huge statement. I do expect to stop him don’t expect him to just fall over.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Coming off of a long layoff of over a year and a half former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KO’s) defeated 35-year-old Aleksy Kuziemski (23-5, 7 KO’s) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Friday night at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Canada.
The final judges scores were 100-88, 98-90 and 98-90. What made this especially impressive for Pascal was that he fought with only his right hand from the midpoint of the 4th round for the remainder of the fight after getting his left arm caught on the ring support strap while attempting to throw a left hook in that round. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo: Wende) By Jim Dower: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KO’s) made weight on Friday for his fight on Saturday night against challenger Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KO’s) at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Bayern, Germany. Abraham, 32, weighed right on the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds. His opponent Bouadla, 30, weighed in at 164.7 lbs.
It’s hard to understand why Abraham chose to fight #14 WBO Bouadla, because there are arguably a lot better fighters in the division that Abraham could have fought for a lot more money than what he’ll get for this bout. It just looks like Abraham wanted to take a safe, easy fight for his first defense rather than take any kind of risk. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Canadian middleweight David Lemieux (28-2, 27 KO’s) continued with his successful comeback tonight with an impressive 2nd round knockout of an over-matched 31-year-old Albert Ayrapetyan (20-4, 9 KO’s) at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Lemieux, 23, knocked Ayrapetyan down three times in the fight, and ended it with a big right hand that dropped Ayrapetyan as he foolishly was attempting to fight off the ropes.
Lemieux knocked Ayrapetyan down twice in the 1st round and Ayrapetyan barely escaped the round. Lemieux scored the first knockdown on a hard left hook to the head. Ayrapetyan seemed to be doing okay after the knockdown until Lemieux flurried on him when Ayrapetyan once again backed up to the ropes. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves (15-0, 12 KO’s) made weight today for his fight on Saturday night against the much more experienced Glen Johnson (51-17-2, 35 KO’s) at the ExCel Arena, Dockland, in London, United Kingdom. Groves, 24, weighed in at 166.9 pounds. Johnson, 43, weighed 167.5 lbs and looked in sensational shape. Read the rest of this entry »