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title Adonis Stevenson vs. Tommy Karpency match set for September 11th

1-weigh in-0013 - StevensonBy Dan Ambrose: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (26-1, 21 KOs) will be taking it easy for his next fight on September 11th by taking on #9 WBC Tommy Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KOs) in what should be a very easy fight for the 38-year-old Stevenson on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV from the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.

I believe this is Stevenson’s third consecutive voluntary defense. He recently defeated Sakio Bika and Dmitry Sukhotsky, and neither of those fighters was ranked No.1 by the WBC. Karpency is a clear step down from the likes of Bika and Sukhotsky, and those two fighters were seen as poor opponents as well. It kind of gives you an indication of how Stevenson is being matched for his title defenses. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin vs. Lemieux isn’t pay-per-view worthy, says Kenny Porter

golovkinBy Dan Ambrose: Kenny Porter, the trainer/father for former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter, doesn’t see the October 17th unification clash between WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) and IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) as a truly pay-per-view worthy fight in his opinion.

While Kenny does believe that it’s a decent scrap for Golovkin, he doesn’t recognize it as a PPV fight due to Lemieux’s flimsy record right now. Kenny notes that Lemieux hasn’t fought very many top names since turning pro, and he lost to a fighter with 10 defeats in the past in Marco Antonio Rubio four years ago in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

title Johann Duhaupas emerges as another possible Deontay Wilder opponent

wilderBy Scott Gilfoid: #12 WBC Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) is the latest of the possible opponents for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) to fight in his next bout on September 26th on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC.

Andrzej Wawrzyk is also still under consideration for Wilder’s next fight. What both of these talented heavyweights have in common are good size, mobility and talent. Duhaupas is 6’5”, has a great chin, and can move around the ring. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan says he’s disappointed in getting passed over by Mayweather

khan44By Scott Gifloid: After having chased Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the past two years in trying to get a big money cash out fight against him, Amir Khan got the bad news on Tuesday that Mayweather will be passing him up yet again in order to fight the 31-year-old Andre Berto in his next fight on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan says he’s disappointed in not getting the fight against Mayweather once again, but he feels there are still a lot of big fights out there for him that he can seek out.

Khan didn’t say whether he learned a lesson from this experience in him putting so much of an emphasis on getting one big money fight. If Khan hasn’t learned a lesson from this, then you can expect him to continue to wait around for Mayweather to finally give him a fight in the future if Mayweather chooses to continue fighting. Read the rest of this entry »

title De La Hoya says Cotto’s adviser is holding up Canelo fight

de la hoya95By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya says he was ready to announce the November 21st mega-fight between Golden Boy’s flagship fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) yesterday, but the fight negotiations are being held up by Cotto’s adviser Gaby Peñagarícano, De La Hoya said.

The negotiations are stuck on the rematch clause in the contract. De La Hoya thinks that if they can’t agree on the terms of the rematch clause, then they should just scrap the idea and just go with the one fight. That, however, isn’t likely going to fly with Cotto’s management, because a rematch clause is important to them. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Berto PPV price $64.95/$74.95HD?

Floyd MayweatherBy Chris Williams: Boxing fans will get a price break for Floyd Mayweather Jr’s upcoming fight against former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) on September 12th on Showtime pay-per-view. Instead of the fight going for $89-99, as was the case for Mayweather’s last fight against Manny Pacquiao, the price for the Mayweather-Berto fight is said to be $64.95/$74.95HD, according to Dan Rafael.

It’s still not official yet, but that’s the number that is being floated around. That’s a $25 discount from Mayweather’s last fight against Pacquiao. The drop in price brings the cost to where it was in Mayweather’s previous fights against Marcos Maidana and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, according to Fight News. Read the rest of this entry »

title Beterbiev’s promoter rejects offer for Kovalev fight

1-weigh in-0007 - Artur BeterbievBy Allan Fox: Yvon Michel, the promoter for unbeaten 175lb contender Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs), has reportedly rejected an offer from Kathy Duva, the promoter for IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, for a fight that she was hoping could take place on November 28th in Moscow, Russia.

Beterbiev instead will fight in an IBF light heavyweight eliminator bout next against an opponent still to be determined to try and become Kovalev’s IBF mandatory challenger. The International Boxing Federation recently ordered Beterbiev and 50-year-old Bernard Hopkins to start negotiations for the IBF eliminator. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan says he’s been rejected by Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson for rematches

khan3434By Scott Gilfoid: Just when you thought that Amir Khan’s bad luck couldn’t have gotten any worse in terms of getting high profile fights, Khan is saying that he’s had no response with former IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and former WBC 140lb champion Danny Garcia in his attempts to get rematches with both of them.

Khan was beaten by Peterson by a narrow 12 round decision in 2011, and knocked out by Danny Garcia in the 4th round in their fight in 2012. Since then, Khan’s opposition has been less than impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan doesn’t need Mayweather, says Joshua

khanBy Scott Gilfoid: Most boxing fans would argue that Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) needs a fight against the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and/or Manny Pacquiao to take his career to the next level to increase his popularity in America, and get him to the level where his fights are shown on pay-per-view.

Without wins over the likes of Mayweather or Pacquiao, it’s likely that Khan will never become a PPV attraction in America. Heavyweight Anthony Joshua sees things differently. He doesn’t agree that Khan needs Mayweather for him to have a great career. Joshua thinks that Khan’s fight against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook will be a huge fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Whyte vs. Joshua on December 12th at O2 Arena, London, UK

joshua466By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed the date for the heavyweight clash between unbeaten British heavyweights Dillian Whyte (15-0, 12 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs). They’ll be fighting on December 12th at the O2 Arena in London, UK, as long as long as they win their next fights on September 12th at the O2 Arena.

Joshua will be fighting unbeaten 6’8” Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs) on that date. As for Whyte, he still doesn’t have an opponent yet. He wants someone with talent that can give him rounds, but it remains to be seen whether that will happen. Whyte mentioned Edmund Gerber as one of the possibilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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