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title Koncz says he told Pacquiao he should retire

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz says he recommend to the injured Pacquiao that he should considerer retirement. Pacquiao is healing up from shoulder surgery to repair a torn right rotator cuff.

Pacquiao fought with the injury against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their fight on May 2nd, and he lost by a 12 round unanimous decision to the American star. Koncz feels that the injury to Pacquiao’s shoulder could be a sign of age. Pacquiao is now 36, and will 37 by the time he fights again. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan says he wanted Cotto and Broner, chose Algieri as last resort

khan774By Allan Fox: After attempting to get the likes of Adrien Broner and Miguel Cotto to fight him, Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) says he signed for the fight against former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) because he didn’t have time to wait longer to look for another guy to agree to the fight with him.

In other words, Algieri wasn’t the guy that Khan wanted. He was the one that he chose because he couldn’t get the fighters he wanted to agree to fight him. Khan will be facing Algieri, 31, this Friday night on May 29th on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Read the rest of this entry »

title Nathan Cleverly vs. Tomas Man on Saturday at O2 Arena, London, UK

cleverly333By Allan Fox: Former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-2, 14 KOs) will be back inside the ring this Saturday night facing 38-year-old journeyman Tomas Man (13-8-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 8-round tune-up fight on the Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin card at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

The Cleverly vs. Man fight is a bout that the 28-year-old Cleverly is taking to help him get ready for his world title shot against WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer on September 5th in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin Haters and Boxing Double-Standards
By Michael Montero: Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has remained busy since hitting the boxing scene in the United States in late 2012, averaging a fight every few months. Over that time the Kazakhstan native has delivered nothing but knockouts inside the ring, and a humble “man of the people” demeanor outside of it that has not only made him an HBO darling, but a favorite among diehard fight fans to boot. Read the rest of this entry »

title Algieri: You are going to see a whole new fighter come Friday night

By Scott Gilfoid: Beware, Amir Khan, you are about to see a brand new Chris Algieri on Friday night when you get inside the ring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, at least that’s what Algieri is saying. He says he’s made a lot of improvements in his game with the help of his new trainer John David Jackson, and they’re ready to down Khan and ruin his vision of a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Khan wants that fight so badly he can taste it. But the 31-year-old Algieri feels that Jackson has transformed him to a whole new fighter, and he’s ready to spring that new version of himself on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions. Read the rest of this entry »

title Dirrell willing to fight DeGale in England to avenge loss

dirrell55665By Scott Gilfoid: Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) still doesn’t believe that he lost the fight last Saturday night to James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) in their fight on Premier Boxing Champions, but Dirrell is still willing to travel to England for a rematch so that he can avenge the loss.

Dirrell understands how it goes. He technically lost the fight, and he’s willing to travel to the UK to fight DeGale on his own home turf if he has to in order to get his rematch with the 29-year-old IBF super middleweight champion. The main thing is, Dirrell wants a chance at the IBF belt that he feels should rightfully be his. Read the rest of this entry »

title Marquez open to Mayweather rematch, will make career decision soon

marquez44444By Dan Ambrose: 41-year-old former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) says he’s going to make a decision about whether to retire or not within a month from now. Marquez wants to fight once more, and says he’d be open to a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. if the conditions right for the fight.

Marquez believes that the only way he could beat Mayweather is if he knocked him out, because he doesn’t have faith in the Las Vegas judges to give him a decision if it went to the scorecards. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan will dominate the welterweight division, says trainer Virgil Hunter

khan777By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter says that Khan is poised to dominate the 147 pound division. He feels that Khan has the skills to take over the division and carry it on his back. With Floyd Mayweather Jr. about to retire, and Manny Pacquiao looking he’s almost over-the-hill, Khan would be the guy that takes over for them.

I’m not sure if it’s going to work that way because there are guys like Marcos Maidana and Keith Thurman that Khan would obviously need to fight and beat for him to prove that he’s going to carry the division. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo likely next for Cotto after Geale fight

cotto55By Dan Ambrose: If WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) can get past former IBF/WBA 160lb champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) in their fight on June 6th, Cotto will likely be facing the red-headed Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) in the fall, according to Steve Kim. He spoke with reps for Cotto, indicated that the 34-year-old Cotto will indeed be facing Canelo next.

There’s talk that Cotto will take the fight with Canelo even if he loses the fight to Geale. In other words, the Canelo fight can be seen as a kind of cash out fight for Cotto. He doesn’t really have many other options for big money fights unless he wants to bite the bullet and face WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

Cotto hasn’t given in any sign that he wants any part of the hard hitting Golovkin, even though the money would be good for Cotto. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan must stop Algieri and force Mayweather to the table, says Bunce

khan566(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) is under all kinds of pressure this Friday in his fight against Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Even though the fight is seen as a mismatch with Khan being a huge favorite, he really needs a knockout in this fight to help improve his chances of getting a payday fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September.

Steve Bunce from ESPN is one of many people who recognize the almost impossible situation the 28-year-old Khan is for this fight against Algieri. Khan has got to be able to not only beat Algieri, 31, but also take him out in a destructive manner to get Mayweather to give him the fight he’s been asking for since I can remember.

Khan needs to go out and destroy a fighter who has never been knocked out in the past. Algieri has only been beaten once, and that was by Manny Pacquiao last November. Even the big punching pressure fighter Ruslan Provodnikov couldn’t do the job on Algieri last year, and wound up losing the fight by a 12 round decision. Read the rest of this entry »

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