By Dan Ambrose: There are a lot of fans of WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez coming out of the woodwork saying that the more popular and much accomplished Floyd Mayweather Jr. should move up in weight to 154 to accommodate Canelo so that he doesn’t have to put in an effort to lose some weight to get down to 147 to fight Mayweather.
They reason that it’s easier for Mayweather to gain weight than it is for Canelo to lose weight. Their argument is centered on the grounds that Mayweather has fought twice at 154 in his 17-year pro career and that’s enough for them to feel he should have no problems coming up in weight. Read the rest of this entry »
By By Babatis Banda: It is disheartening to see the level of double standards in boxing today. Not so many years ago, Floyd Mayweather junior P4P fighter 44-0, challenged Manny Pacquiao 54-5 to take the test for prohibited substances for them to fight. Pacquiao refused. The PEDs issue became the main roadblock to the fight.
Floyd was being blamed for asking for RBT (Random Blood Testing) and the reasons given were illogical. Up to now, some hard-core Manny Pacquiao fans have maintained that Floyd should never have asked for RBT but should have instead fought Pacquiao without conditions. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, I knew it was too good to true. Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) has reportedly suffered a hand injury while training for his now cancelled June 29th fight against Germany’s Manuel Charr (23-1, 13 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
The injury was bad enough to where the 32-year-old Haye needed to pull out of the bout completely so that he can rest his hand for 1 month before deciding what he wants to do next.
Haye said nothing about whether he’ll attempt to reschedule the bout, although it does seem unlikely given his silence on the subject. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jamie Eskdale: Joe Calzaghe retired from boxing in February 2009 so I am perhaps going over old ground here. However I am still interested to know people’s opinion on the Welshman.
Joe Calzaghe was WBO Super Middleweight champion for 10 years. He successfully defended the title 21 times. Throughout his career he also held the WBC WBA and IBF versions of the Super Middleweight title and also held the ring title at Super Middleweight and also Light Heavyweight.
In 1997 Joe fought Chris Eubank for the vacant WBO Super Middleweight title.The title was vacated by Steve Collins claiming injury. Though many people at the time claimed he wanted nothing to do with Calzaghe. Collins later retired. Read the rest of this entry »
By Stevie Ocallaghan: Adrien “The Problem” Broner. After any fight regarding somebody in his weight class his name gets dragged up about he would smash whoever the other fighter might be.
Last weekend In Glasgow Ricky Burns fought and defended his title against the tough and skilled Puerto Rican Jose Gonzalez. It is said that Burns has mucked Broner 3 times now but all the time it was convenient for Broner And not necessarily for Burns. Read the rest of this entry »
By Shane Newsome: For those of you who haven’t read one of my articles yet I will explain them to you, they are your well informed non bias reviews and previews to the big fights each weekend I strip the fights back and look past all the hype and promotions and straight at the facts, so please give a read and enjoy.
In a relatively ‘slow week’ in comparison to recent weeks we had some great fights including an incredible three world title fights which didn’t fail to disappoint and have the boxing world talking, if you weren’t able to catch the action then please enjoy my review.
We start at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, UK and perhaps the biggest fight of the night, a world title defense for WBO Lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2) against mandatory challenger Jose A Gonzalez (22-1) and a superb fight it was, with the 29 year-old Puerto Rican Gonzalez coming out in the earlier rounds showing some real class beyond his experience switch hitting and wining all but one of the first 6 rounds dominating Burns from a controllable range using his long reach at a pace he to controlled making burns over-reach and look out of his depth. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony Crooks: When I first watched Mike Tyson fight, I thought that this guy has a lot of potential. As time went on Tyson beat better opponents. He had speed, punch power, great footwork, great head movement and a much underrated left jab and above all he was exciting and great TV entertainment.
Forget his demise, this is reflected in other fighters that had the misfortune to be allowed to behave in inappropriate ways. Tyson was a champion at a very young age and probably not mature enough to handle all of the attention that was placed upon him.
I watch unbeaten heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) and in all honesty, I am unable to see how he has progressed as a fighter. Compared to Tyson, Wilder is going backwards. There are some that will say “how can you compare Tyson to Wilder” very easily is the answer. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’) has a crucial fight this Saturday night against challenger Lee Purdy (20-3-1, 13 KO’s) at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Every fight is a crucial one when you’re a champion, but this one is even more important for Alexander because if he wins he’s going to be in the running for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. for either September or early 2014.
Alexander is definitely one of the main guys that Mayweather is considering for one of his remaining fights of his six-fight contract. He has five fights left, and Alexander could get selected if he can keep winning. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) will be returning to action in September after having been out of the ring due to an injured right shoulder that required surgery to repair the problem. Ward is hoping to lure former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. into the ring to fight him.
If Chavez Jr. says yes, which I highly doubt, then Ward wants to fight him at the end of the year or early 2014, according to RingTV.
Ward doesn’t have a lot of options available to him unfortunately. He’s at the stage where he’s so good that none of the top super middleweights want to fight him, and he already whipped Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler. It’s not eve interesting anymore. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Mcglinchey: A match-up between unbeaten heavyweight contenders Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) and Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) would generate massive interest from the boxing world, the viewing figures would be through the roof and the press conferences would be highly entertaining.
Both fighters have a loyal set of fans that will defend them to the end but they also have a lot of critics. Deontay is from Alabama and a lot of American fans are starting to get behind the Bronze Bomber believing he is the next Heavyweight Champion of the world.
There is no denying Wilder has right hand power as he has dispatched every opponent he has faced. However, the problem is he’s faced nothing but poor opposition thus far. He’s faced pretty much 27 journeyman and Audley Harrison, a man who failed at every level and was beaten by domestic level fighters and was 41 when he stepped in the ring with Deontay. Read the rest of this entry »