By Tom Drury: It is inevitable the current pound for pound king and face of boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr. will soon hang up the gloves. This will be a sad time for boxing. Love him or hate him, active or inactive, Mayweather draws in the crowds, causes controversies and always puts on a show of raw boxing talent. This article will analyze the current crop of worthy fighters and prospects that will takeover the title of pound for pound, attract a record breaking fan base and possess the skills to back it up in the ring.
Boxing has many talented fighters active in the sport. The time is nearing when the sport will lose some of its most attractive fighters and talents to retirement. The likes of Mayweather Jr, Juan Manuel Marquez, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, Manny Pacquiao, Wladimir Klitschko, Miguel Cotto among others. The thought of these fighters leaving the sport quite frankly makes me worry about where boxing will be in five years time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch badly wants to get Mikkel Kessler to agree to fight him in England rather than Denmark or better yet a neutral venue for their rematch. Froch really thinks he’ll do well if he has the support of his British fans this time because in his previous fight in Denmark, Froch fought poorly and there were very few cheers for Froch from the audience.
Froch said to the Nottingham Post “Considering we bring 70 percent to the pot, it is a very generous offer. It is a lot of money, but it’s the only way we can get him here. It’s up to him [Kessler] now. Does he come here for the rematch with Carl or take another easy defense in Copenhagen?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: The powerful middleweight David Lemieux (28-2, 27 KO’s) has suffered an injury to his right hand while training for his February 8th fight against Jose Miguel Torres (26-5, 23 KO’s). The extent of the injury is bad enough to where the 24-year-old Lemieux won’t be able to take the fight, which had been scheduled to be televised on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.
According to Dan Rafael at ESPN, Lemieux injured his fourth metacarpal on his right hand and he’ll need at least two weeks of no activity so the injured hand can heal. It’ll be looked at again at that point to make sure there are no lingering problems. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KO’s) has been given a rating of the fourth most dangerous fighter in the world by the prestigious fightersrated.com site. Wilder is ranked below only #1 Vitaki Klitschko, #2 Floyd Mayweather Jr and #3 Wladimir Klitschko. I must say I totally with this ranking.
I don’t agree with a numbers on the list because some of them can’t punch their way out of a wet paper back, while others are not even relevant fighters. However, I do agree 100% with the placement of the hard hitting Wilder in the top 4 because he clearly is the biggest puncher in the heavyweight division right now. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rusty Nate: It’s become apparent over many months that the majority of the fans who post comments on this site and others are clearly miss-understanding the meaning of most articles they are reading.
An example would be a recent Mayweather related article mentioning his decline. Now I knew way in advance that simply writing an article about Mayweather (or Pacquiao for that matter) is impossible to do with out getting blasted by some one no matter how neutral the point of view may be.
By even suggesting that Mayweather had declined in abilities over the years spawned a wrath from his fans with comments such as……
“What decline!!” Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Havey: Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, KO’s 38) is the only man to ever win world titles in 8 weight division. He won fighter of the decade and seems to have been around forever. After 18 years as a professional and many hard wars, people are now considering his health. The brutal 6th round knockout he suffered at the hands of Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez is worthy of concerns for Pacquiao’s brain and health.
Being quietly concerned is a world apart from publicly claiming health problems are there. But that is exactly what has hit the news recently when neurologist Dr Rustico Jimenez claimed he spotted signs of Parkinson’s disease in the Filipino legend. I first read the news on this site. I have to admit, the article made me laugh. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tom Drury: From the heading of this article by now you will know I’m going to talk about how Floyd Mayweather Jr. would have fared against four of the best welterweight fighters the world will likely ever see, Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran.
The article will ask would Mayweather have been a worthwhile addition to that great era of welterweights? Would he have found the success then that he enjoys now? Would his defensive skills and counter-punching ability have prevailed in match-ups against any of the fantastic four? Would his personality and trash talk effected these fighters as it so obviously does fighters of today? Would he have been and stayed undefeated? I know this article is hypothetically speaking and fantasy. However, I believe a good debate and insight into the best welter-weights of the past against the current best welterweight of present. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has been pretty transparent about his noninterest in matching WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo”Alvarez against arguably the best fighter in the 154 pound division in WBA champion Austin Trout. Schaefer is talking about wanting to get a big fight for Canelo for his next fight in March or May.
However, there are no big fights out there for Canelo at 154 unless he’s thinking about still matching Canelo with the recently beaten Miguel Cotto. Schaefer is talking as if Canelo’s next opponent will be someone with a big enough name to make the May 4th fight card, headlined by Floyd Mayweather Jr, a highly successful one. Read the rest of this entry »
By Michael Byrne: David Price (15-0, 13 KO’s) will meet Tony Thompson (36-3, 24 KO’s) in the Echo Arena on February 23rd. It would seem Price’s promoter, Frank Maloney, is finally willing to put his prize possession in a big fight.
Price finally met with a ‘decent’ record in mid-2011 when he was put in with late replacement Tom Dallas, who was 15-0 at the time, but Dallas had never fought anyone of note, either. After putting him away in 2 rounds, Price has stayed with domestic level fighters in John McDermott, Sam Sexton, Audley Harrison, and Matt Skelton. These four lasted a grand total of 7 rounds against the very heavy-handed Price. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum may look to have random blood testing for the rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez next September. According to Philboxing.com, Arum will be insisting on the random drug testing to be conducted for this fifth fight.
If that does turn out to be the case then I say Marquez should ask for a 50-50 purse split because he’s going to have endure the hassle and pain of have his blood tested constantly over a matter of weeks before the fight if they do use random drug testing. Read the rest of this entry »