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title Anthony Dirrell vs. Badou Jack this Friday, April 24th on Spike TV

dirrell23134By Scott Gilfoid: This Friday on April 24th, WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) will be performing on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions against the eager #8 WBC challenger Badou Jack (18-1-1, 12 KOs) at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

This fight has the makings of an exciting affair as long as it lasts. Jack, 31, is getting his first and possibly his last shot at a title, and he wants to make sure that he makes the most of it. If Dirrell knocks Jack out like a lot of boxing fans see happening, then it’s possible that Jack will never get another world title shot. Read the rest of this entry »

title Dogs of War: Matthysse vs. Provodnikov

MatthysseProvodnikovWeighIn_Hoganphotos1(Photo credit: Emily Harney – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Daniel Reed: Tonight, on the day of Saturday, April 18th, only mere hours away, boxing fans across the world could possibly be treated to something special and unique taking place in the Turning Stone Arena, Verona, New York. Two fighters in the Super-Lightweight division who prefer to talk with their fists and are old-school warriors to the core will be laying it all on the line tonight.

From different corners of the world but with the same attitude, you may come close to being able to predict what may happen but the truth is nobody knows exactly what will transpire tonight, that is because this fight is a true 50/50 fight, and the number of possible outcomes leave only one thing certain, there will be fireworks. Read the rest of this entry »

title To catch weight or not to catch weight

cotto57By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: Many boxing fans do not like it. They hate it. They loathe it. And whatever boxer proposes it, that fighter is going to get attacked. Catch weight simply means that a fighter must weigh a certain weight the night before the fight.

For example, Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale are fighting at a catch weight of 157 pounds. This means both fighters must get on the scale at 157 or under the night before the fight. On fight night, unless there is a rehydration clause, then both fighters are allowed to weigh whatever they want. But does the catch weight give an advantage or disadvantage? Read the rest of this entry »

title Geale: I’m going to show Cotto what it’s like to fight a real middleweight

Roc Nation Sports & Miguel Cotto Promotions Present Miguel Cotto vs. Daniel Geale on June 6 From Barclays Center in Brooklyn Live on HBO: Official Press Conference at The 40/40 ClubBy Dan Ambrose: Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) plans on welcoming WBC 160 pound champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) to the middleweight division when they face each other two months from now in a catch-weight fight at 157 pounds on June 6th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

If Geale can use his mobility to bounce around the ring for 12 rounds against Cotto then he’ll have a good chance of out-boxing him the way that Austin Trout and Floyd Mayweather Jr. did in their victories over the Puerto Rican star in 2012. They used movement to get the better of Cotto and limit the amount of power shots he was able to land. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather Sr: Pacquiao hasn’t knocked anybody out in five damn years!

1-_DSC6743By Chris Williams: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks it’s comical to hear talk of Manny Pacquiao being able to possibly score a knockout over Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their fight in two weeks from now on 5/2. Floyd Sr., like a lot of boxing fans, has noticed that Pacquiao hasn’t knocked anyone out since 2009 when he defeated Miguel Cotto in a strength-draining catch-weight at 145 pounds.

With zero knockouts ever since in Pacquiao’s last nine fights, Floyd Sr. doesn’t see him as having any chance at all of scoring a knockout when his power seemingly has abandoned him since that catch-weight fight against Cotto six long years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

title Matthysse vs. Provodnikov tonight on HBO

By Dan Ambrose: Light welterweight Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) will be facing former WBO 140lb champ Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KOs) tonight in a 12 round bout on HBO Championship Boxing from the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, New York, USA. This is an important fight for both guy as they’re looking to get title shots, albeit against different fighters. Read the rest of this entry »

title Tony Harrison beats Pablo Munguia

harrisonBy Jim Dower: Undefeated junior middleweight knockout artist Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) picked up his 18th knockout last Friday night in defeating 36-year-old Pablo Munguia (20-7, 11 KOs) by a 3rd round stoppage victory in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.

The 6’1” Harrison knocked the much shorter 5’7” Munguia down with a right to the head late in the 2nd round. Munguia barely made it out of the round. At the start of the 3rd round, Harrison flurried on a still badly hurt Munguia until the referee Arthur Mercante Jr. shoved the 24-year-old Harrison out of the way and stopped the fight before he had a chance to finish off Munguia. Read the rest of this entry »

title Carl Frampton says he has other options if Quigg fight doesn’t get made

frampton5By Scott Gilfoid: If IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton doesn’t wind up facing WBA 122 pound champ Scott Quigg this summer in a mini-mega fight in the UK, the 28-year-old Frampton still sees himself as having options for bigger fights that he can take.

Frampton, 5’4”, and Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn were temporarily in negotiations for a fight. But after Quigg made an offer of £1.5 million for a fight that would take place in Manchester, the negotiations completely died. Frampton feels he’s worth a lot more than that amount, but it doesn’t look like Hearn feels the same way. Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd Mayweather Jr: 2 Blueprints for beating Pacquiao

1-_DSC8105By Yannis Mihanos: The blueprint in beating Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2) seems to be out there available in his 5 defeats in the past. The one blueprint that seems to stand out of them more is also his most recent one: it is in the 4th fight against Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012. In that fight an impatient and reckless Pacquiao got knocked out and stopped in the 6th round by Marquez.

I believe this is the general idea that runs into Floyd Mayweather Jr’s mind and of course to his training team. I believe this is also the main focus of his training, and that’s why he has gone into all these different types of training: to make him become stronger. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum: Terence Crawford will be the new superstar after Mayweather and Pacquiao retire

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs) will be in the ring tonight in a fight for the vacant WBO light welterweight title against #5 WBO contender Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs) on HBO Championship Boxing at the University of Texas, in Arlington, Texas, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

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