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title Danny Garcia: The fans want to see me fight Lamont Peterson

garcia899By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) says he’s ready to give fans the fight they want to see in him facing IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) on April 11th at a still to be determined venue in the United States.

This is a fight that will be televised on NBC and it’ll be the second fight card on the series by Garcia’s manager Al Haymon. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder interested in David Haye fight in the future

Deontay Wilder(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: If former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye continues his boxing career at some point, American heavyweight talent Deontay Wilder is open to fighting him if he continues on. Right now it’s still unclear if Haye will return to the ring. He’d been flapping his gums about wanting to return in 2015 after spending an entire year rehabbing a torn up right shoulder.

The fact that Haye still isn’t fighting and has no fights scheduled suggests that his shoulder either isn’t 100 percent or he simply doesn’t have the desire to get inside the ring and test himself against the younger, bigger bruisers like Deontay. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan: I could fight Bradley or Marquez, so I’m OK

khan4045By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan says he’s got options for some big fights if he can’t get either Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Khan specifically sees himself being able to get fights against either Tim Bradley or Juan Manuel Marquez if he doesn’t land one of the big stars in Mayweather and Pacquiao.

Khan doesn’t say whether he actually would take the dangerous step in facing Bradley or Marquez, but rather those guys are possibilities for him if he wanted the fights. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder: People will call Stiverne a bum after I beat him

Stiverne and Wilder face off(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: If there’s one thing that the giant sized American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) is expecting from boxing fans after Saturday night is him not getting any credit for having beaten WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Indeed, Deontay, 6’7”, believes that people will discredit his win over Stiverne by saying that the Haitian fighter wasn’t any good to begin with. It would be kind of like how people discredited Malik Scott after Deontay stroked him out in one round last year. Read the rest of this entry »

title Purses for Stiverne-Wilder card: Stiverne 910k, Wilder 1M, Santa Cruz 750k, Ruiz 50k

Leo Santa Cruz(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: American heavyweight challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) will be getting the biggest purse on Saturday night in the Stiverne-Wilder card against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wilder, who is promoted by adviser Al Haymon, will be getting a cool $1 million for the first title shot of his career. For his part, Stiverne, 36, will be collecting $910,000. It’s not a bad payday for Stiverne, who is finally tasting the good money as he nears 40. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder: Stiverne is just a tourist with a belt

Stiverne and Wilder face off(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: At today’s final press conference, WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) and challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) were both in fine form in jawing back and forth with one another to hype their fight for this Saturday night on January 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Deontay, a much better talker a quicker with than Stiverne, got the better of their trash talking by a long mile.

Stiverne, a quiet type, was out of his element in trying to match wits with Deontay, who is clearly one of the best trash talkers the heavyweight division has seen since Muhammad Ali. Read the rest of this entry »

title Watson confirms Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is on!

floyd432By J E Bond: Respected fight figure and close aide to high powered manager Al Haymon, Sam Watson, has confirmed that the highly anticipated super fight between WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr and World Boxing Organization welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao is about to be announced and will land at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2nd in a unique joint HBO-Showtime venture.

The ball is almost certainly now in Mayweather’s court although Watson, who is a close confidant of the American champion, has now added some much-needed credence to the various rumors that has been floating about since December. Read the rest of this entry »

title Bernard Hopkins turns 50, could move down to 168

kovalev555By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) turns 50-years-old today, and he says he plans on most likely continuing his boxing career possibly at super middleweight.

Hopkins lost his last fight against WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev last year in November in a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss. The fight was one-sided from the start, and it was clear that Hopkins didn’t have the fire power to compete with the younger 31-year-old Kovalev in the 1st round when Hopkins was dropped by the Russian fighter. Read the rest of this entry »

title The Mayweather-Pacquiao winner will be decided by politics, says Holyfield

pac01236666By Chris Williams: While many boxing fans see the proposed May 2nd fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao being determined by who the better man is between the two, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has a different point of view about the fight.

Holyfield sees it coming down to whichever the boxing powers want the winner to be. If they want Mayweather to be the winner, then he’ll get the nod, or if they want it to be Pacquiao, then he’ll be given the decision. Holyfield sees it coming down to straight politics unfortunately, and that’s kind of disappointing. Read the rest of this entry »

title How many Hall of Famers has Mayweather beaten?

floyd#900By James P Sexton: Floyd Mayweather Jr has beaten so many world champions at this point in his career that it is too long to make a list detailing each one.

In fact at this point Mayweather has fought in more title fights than non title fights throughout his career. Where he stacks up against the super elite of the sport will always be up for debate, but at this point I would have to say he has already guaranteed himself a spot amongst the top fifteen. Read the rest of this entry »

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