By Shane Newsome: With a heavy schedule of fights on both sides of the pond its easy for a fight or a whole fight card to have been missed by a casual boxing fan recently and could be forgiven, and if this is the site you use for all you boxing news (which for a lot of people that may be the case) then its too easy to get drawn in by a bias writers opinion of a fight.
Starting in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK and the main event on this card between Brian Rose (23-1-1) and Joachim Alcine (33-4-1) here was a case of a European level fighter in Brian Rose attempting to begin to build a bridge towards world level and for this he picked a once formidable opponent in former WBA Light-Middleweight Champion Joachim Alcine, Rose acquitted himself well in a relatively uneventful (in comparison to the other fights on the night) fight and walked away with a win via a 12th round TKO. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) sees unbeaten Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) as the best heavyweight in the UK right now, above David Price and David Haye. Deontay says he wants to face Tyson Fury and the winner of the Price vs. Tony Thompson II rematch if possible.
Wilder told I Film London “David Haye has been out of the scene and David Price lost. It only leaves Tyson Fury now…he’s been handling business, he keeps winning, and so now the best English heavyweight is Tyson Fury. That’s definitely a future option. We’d definitely sell out a lot of arenas.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) didn’t know much about Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) before agreeing to defend his title against him on May 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada, but since the fight was signed, Mayweather has discovered that Guerrero is a “dirty fighter” in his view and with a “flat-footed” fighting style.
Mayweather to Showtime: “From what I’ve seen, he’s [Guerrero] just a very, very dirty fighter. There’s nothing sharp about his fight game, but he’s here; he’s the guy in front of me and we’ll just have to see what he brings to the table come May 4th. He says he’s been calling me out for a year, but I really don’t know him except for the couple of clips that we’ve seen. Just for starters, he’s a flat-footed fighter. I’m a warrior. I know how to win. Come fight night, I’m able to expose any fighter. We the ghost busters.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: There are others factors to take in account to properly score a bout but is it possible to modify the rules in order to benefit the ratings and earnings? A friend of mine asked me if Guillermo Rigondeaux will become the next Oscar De la Hoya just after seen him defeat 2012 unofficial Boxingnews24 fighter of the year Nonito Donaire, but does Rigondeaux future looks so bright and unlimited?
Golden Boy´s fighting style allow him to achieve world titles in six different weight divisions, fame and glory, multimillion dollar purses and became a huge pay per view attraction; but is Rigondeaux fighting style appreciated mainly by boxing purists? Read the rest of this entry »
(Tom Casino/Showtime) By Allan Fox: In one of the stranger press conferences you’ll ever see, WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) and challenger Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) conducted a split press conference instead of one with the two fighters together to hype their fight for Saturday night at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
The two fighters were kept apart due to “tension in the air,” Oscar De La Hoya said as quoted by fightnews.
Judah said “He’s going to sleep. This is Brooklyn right here. I’m ready. I’m locked & loaded. y’all talking about a hook? I live in Las Vegas, the land of the hookers! I know how to dodge em!”
Garcia said “I can’t wait to stare him in the eyes and take his soul out of his body. I’m going to take him into deep waters and drown him.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Giant heavyweights Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) and Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) came head to head at their press conference for their scheduled 10 round fight on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
The 6’7” Deontay had a clear size advantage over the 6’6” Audley, and he had the British fighter looking kind of timid when the two of them stood eye to eye in a face-off. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: It looks like Top Rank has made up their minds about who they want to match their fighter former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) against #1 WBO, #7 WBC, Brian Vera (23-6, 14 KO’s), according to El Golfo.
As for the venue, one could guess that Chavez Jr’s promoter Bob Arum will place the fight in Mexico or Texas where he would have a guaranteed huge crowd of Mexican fans that will gladly pay to see Chavez Jr. in high numbers despite his poor showing in his last fight against Sergio Martinez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Mcglinchey: Undefeated giant Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) is currently in negotiations with Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KO’s) for a show down that will hopefully take place in the summer.
Fury put in a poor performance recently against former 2 time world cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham. Fury seemed to want to please the crowd by brawling rather than show case his boxing skills. He still knocked Steve out but it wasn’t the Tyson we are used to. Anyone who watched Tyson Fury’s match-up’s with his previous 3 opponents Martin Rogan, Vinny Maddalone and Kevin Johnson know that Tyson Fury is a far better boxer than he showed against Steve Cunningham, possibly due to the absence of his Uncle/Trainer Peter Fury who has transformed his career since taking over 15 months ago (4 months before the Martin Rogan fight.) Read the rest of this entry »
By Lee Smith: I’ve heard people saying that Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) is the next big thing, the next heavyweight champion, the man to take over from the Klitschko’s. If this was true then surely after 27 fights and 27 KO’s he would be a world champ by now or at least be in the running for a world title shot. However, he isn’t a world champ, nor is he even close to getting a world title shot. In fact, he isn’t even ranked in the top 25 by BoxRec.
This came as a surprise to me taking into account the amount of fights he’s had. So I looked at his record and the people he had fought and straight away knew exactly why he had such a poor ranking. The fighters he’s beaten (if you want to call them fighters) were shocking and I mean shocking. Read the rest of this entry »