By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (20-2, 15 KOs), the mandatory challenger for WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell, will be defending his World Boxing Council Silver 168 pound title next month on Sky Box Office against little known American Denis Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) in a 12 round bout on the undercard of the Nathan Cleverly vs. Tony Bellew 2 rematch on November 22nd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
It’s unclear if an American fighter was selected in hopes of getting the U.S boxing fans more interested in watching the Groves-Douglin fight to build up interest for a Groves vs. Dirrell fight in 2015. If that’s the case, then I think Groves’ promoter Kalle Sauerland picked the wrong guy. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daven: Earlier today, a watershed moment transpired, it marked the first direct verbal spar between Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. It happened at the Talk-sport Studio. In essence Saunders began frantically berating his opponent, without allowing a retort, he aggressively demanded that Chris comply with his lurid stipulation that the loser pay out £100,000.
Why does a professional fighter feel the need to make such a crude request? Billy is being handsomely paid to fight and he should focus on that alone. However, rather than rising to the bait, Chris sensibly laughed off the ignorant remarks and referred to Billy as a “kid” who is out of his depth. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golokvin (31-0, 28 KOs) will be a ringside this Saturday night to watch the clash between #1 WBC Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) and #7 WBC Domenico Spada (39-5, 19 KOs) at the Salle des etoiles, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The chances are that Golovkin could fight the winner of that fight next February. However, it’s still not certain he’ll fight Murray if he wins. Murray is talking about a win over Spada would make him eligible to fight any of the world champions, not just Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: EBU super middleweight champion George Groves (20-2, 15 KOs) will be in action likely before the end of the year. He’s rumored to be fighting on the undercard of next month’s Nathan Cleverly vs. Tony Bellew 2 card, according to the Liverpool Echo. Groves’ promoter Kalle Sauerland said the date, venue and opponent for his next fight will be announced tomorrow.
Groves will likely be facing a fringe level opponent so that he can get slip in a stay busy fight to try and sharpen up for his eventual world title shot against WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell. Groves had been hoping to face Dirrell before Christmas, but that obviously isn’t going to be happening. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) sees himself having an easy fight against the 28-year-old Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) in their upcoming fight on December 13th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Alexander says his speed, skills and southpaw stance are going to give Khan a lot of problems when they get inside the ring on 12/13. In fact, Alexander feels this is going to be an easy fight for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Hector Gonzalez: There were rumors circulating a couple of weeks ago that Amir Khan was going to fight Robert Guerrero. I was looking forward to that fight, however this Monday it was officially announced that Amir Khan is going to instead fight Devon Alexander instead of Robert Guerrero.
It’s a bit disappointing because Khan vs Guerrero is the more exciting fight, especially because there is bad blood between the two. The reality is that Khan has instead chosen the safer path in going with Devon Alexander with the intention that if Khan is to be victorious he would have a shot at fighting Floyd Mayweather come May of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By Danny Esch: In a previous article that I wrote here on BN24 “The Blueprint to beating Floyd Mayweather 2nd Opinion” I quoted a statement from Adrien Broner and in a few comments I was told that I was being “Racist”.
The quote in question was from Adrien Brown after his fight with Taylor post fight in the ring and the question was asked from Showtime’s Jim Grey: “Was he (Taylor) tougher than what you expected?” Adrien Broner’s response was “OH NO no disrespects to you Jim but he’s (Taylor) an African American I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO BE TOUGH”!
The whole Keith Thurman Mandatory issue is old news now and Thurman has a fight coming up against undefeated European Welterweight Champion Leonard Bandu instead of Devon Alexander. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daven: After comprehensively defeating Brandon Gonzales in arguably the most relevant bout of his career since the controversial encounter with George Groves, many assumed James “Chunky” DeGale would consequently vie for the IBF title within the year. Actually, this was explicitly promised by Eddie Hearn on a public platform. We were led to believe that DeGale joined Matchroom for the purpose of first raising his profile and second to obtain a world title fight.
To his credit, “Chunky” stuck to his end of the bargain by conquering the undefeated yet jet-lagged Gonzales in an apparent “world-title eliminator” in front of 80,000 spectators. However Eddie has not delivered the promised title fight. Instead placing James in an additional eliminator. DeGale is putting on a brave face publicly, suggesting Froch is too afraid to fight him. To those of us in the loop, it is obvious Froch is not afraid of James at all. Sadly, the “Cobra” not unlike thousands of boxing enthusiasts, simply regards Degale as a fringe contender, even though he looked impressive last time out. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: Some boxing fans crack me up when they post something that reads “if fighter A does not fight fighter C then fighter A legacy is tarnished”. Really? Since when did this rule come into effect? If this is this case then boxing is full of tarnished legacies. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten #4 WBO, #5 IBF, #11 WBC heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) is targeting unbeaten heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (9-0, 9 KOs) for a fight after Fury takes care of business against Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) on November 29th at the ExCel Arena in London, UK.
Fury obviously has heard Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn opening his yap about how he thinks Joshua will be ready to beat Fury by next year, and Fury looks like he wants to take Hearn on his word by pushing for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »