By Scott Gilfoid: Fresh off his victory over Seth Mitchell last Saturday night, #3 WBC heavyweight contender Chris Arreola (36-3, 31 KO’s) ruled out a fight between him and the talented unbeaten U.S heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s).
Arreola has respect for the 6’7” Deontay, and sees him as a quality heavyweight, but he’s more interested in trying to get a title shot against the WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
Arreola thinks Vitali won’t be defending his WBC title any longer. If that’s the case then Arreola says he wants to fight #2 WBC Bermane Stiverne for what will be the vacant WBC title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (36-2-1, 25 KO’s) suffered a fractured left elbow during sparring for his September 14th fight against Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KO’s) Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Due to the severity of the injury, Huck won’t be able to make the September 14th, and the fight will be rescheduled for a later date. Arslan, 42, could still end up fighting on the September 14th card against an opponent still to be determined.
Chris Meyer, the Sauerland Event managing director, said to ESPN “He [Huck] will be out for some weeks. We will reschedule the Arslan bout. Read the rest of this entry »
By Shane Newsome: With ‘poor’ decision’s seemingly on the increase in boxing at the moment and fans becoming more and more disillusioned with every one that rears it’s ugly head, I will attempt to clear it up for those still losing sleep over a decision where the more popular fighter doesn’t receive the judges vote. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) thinks it’s funny how Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya keeps giving the so-called blueprint in how to beat him to all of his Golden Boy fighters, and they keep getting beaten one by one.
The latest one that Oscar is giving the blueprint to is the light heavyweight-sized WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s), and Mayweather Jr. sees him losing as well. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: 38-year-old former two division world champion Rafael Marquez (41-9, 37 KO’s) suffered a heavy price in getting stopped in the 9th round by 30-year-old super bantamweight Efrain Esquivias (17-2-1, 10 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California, USA.
Marquez reportedly suffered a fractured right orbital bone, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. Marquez was knocked down by a right hand from Esquivias in the 9th. After Marquez got back up, he staggered to his corner and the fight was halted. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: It looks like WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) has been celebrating a little too much his controversial 12 round split decision win over Paulie Malignaggi for the past 3 months, because Broner has put on quite a bit of weight.
Broner now is sporting a visible pot belly, and he appears to have eaten himself up to the 170+ neighborhood. Broner looks to be bigger than Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight now, and you have to wonder what Broner has been eating the past 3 months for him to get so big. Read the rest of this entry »
By Donnell Young: Andre Ward was no doubt head and shoulders above the rest of the competition in the Super Six Tournament. Watching him do away with all comers in this tournament only left me with one thought. Was the Super Six Tournament the best thing for his career? Let’s look at the facts.
Ward defeated all of the “big names” in his division during the tournament leaving him with few options for fights that the public would really want to see. During the tournament, the most intriguing fight for him may have been the bout against Andre Dirrell which never took place because of the injury that Dirrell suffered in his previous fight with Arthur Abraham. Read the rest of this entry »
By James Connell: Oscar De La Hoya has borne a lot of flak recently due to his controversial statement, in which he claimed that he had ‘laid the blueprint’ in regards to defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr. This declaration does seem odd, considering he lost the fight. If I’m honest, on first viewing I had De La Hoya scraping a victory, but in reflection, with several years passed and emotions run dry, I can handle the Mayweather split decision: it’s probably fair.
I’m not sure personally that there is a specific blueprint that could unlock Mayweather’s current game; he is simply too technically gifted, physically fit and intelligent to fall down to a simple 2 + 2 = 4 type plan. De La Hoya’s plan clearly was to brawl with Mayweather; to be the busier fighter and throw a lot of punches, thus dictating the pace of the fight. De La Hoya failed in this, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto also. Mayweather’s defensive skill and counter punching ability was simply too much for these men. His hand speed and footwork allowed him to get his punches away and sap the energy of the opposing fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns is recovering from jaw surgery after having had his jaw broken by the hard hitting challenger Raymundo Beltran last Saturday night in Glasgow, Scotland. No one gave Beltran much of a shot to win the fight except for me. I knew he was going to whip Burns. Beltran ended up giving Burns a real beating and then getting jobbed by the judges with the fight being scored a 12 round draw. Read the rest of this entry »
It was never going to be an easy fight for Raymundo Beltran. The Scottish crowd were less than welcoming from the beginning, booing so loudly through the Mexican National anthem that members of his team had to ask for it the volume to be raised. We were treated to ‘Flower Of Scotland’ sung by reality TV star, Michelle McManus, which obviously went down a storm. Read the rest of this entry »