By Gerardo Granados: After his disappointing performance against the pound for pound best boxer and future hall of fame member Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) has selected Alfredo “Perro” Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) as his opponent to face this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The betting odds show Canelo as a huge favorite to win, but when a fighter has one punch KO power like Angulo does things might become more interesting to watch.
In his last fight in June of 2013, Angulo gave hell to the newly crowned interim WBA light middleweight belt holder Erislandy Lara in a grueling fight, but ultimately Angulo fell short of success with the fight being halted in the 10th round due to Angulo suffering an eye injury. Read the rest of this entry »
I'm very keen on it but I believe Broner is going down to 140 "@realflomop: care to explain why you guys aren't too keen on Broner/Khan?"
— Stephen Espinoza (@StephenEspinoza) March 3, 2014
By Chris Williams: While Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been talking a lot recently about wanting to see Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) and Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) fight on the undercard of his May 3rd fight, Showtime Sports vice president Stephen Espinoza is doubtful that the Khan vs. Broner fight will take place. Espinoza notes that Broner plans on moving down to 140, while Amir is moving up to 147 for his next fight. Espinoza thinks that will get in the way of the Broner-Khan fight from taking place. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is trying to stay on the fence for this Saturday’s Showtime pay-per-view bout between former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) and Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in las Vegas, Nevada. Schaefer promotes both fighters, but he probably realizes that it might not be a good thing for him to side with the red-headed Canelo in this fight in case Angulo pulls off a mini upset and beats him on Saturday.
It wouldn’t be a huge upset, because we’ve already seen Canelo go life and death with Austin Trout last year, and almost get knocked out by little Jose Miguel Cotto in the past. Angulo hits a lot harder than both of those guys, so it’s highly possible that he could win on Saturday night, especially if he gets Canelo into the deeper rounds of the fight where his stamina problems may surface. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom sport promoter Eddie Hearn is interested in putting together a fight between John Murray (33-2, 20 KO’s) and Anthony Crolla (27-4-1, 10 KO’s) on April 19th at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, UK. Murray and Hearn both want the fight, and it looks like Crolla is up for it as well. Murray destroyed John Simpson by a 2nd round TKO last Saturday night on the Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford fight card at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
“I’m really up for a fight fight, and Anthony Crolla on April 19th is the one that’s offered,” Murray said to Sky Sports. “I think I’m the more powerful man, and I’ll win and win by stoppage.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: Can WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) beat the best pound4pound fighter in the world by beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) on May 3rd? Is Maidana prepared enough? Is he skilled enough? Is he intelligent enough? Is he fast enough?Is he mentally and physically strong enough? Is he lucky enough? These are some of the questions that pop into my head about two months before the big fight.
These are some of the questions that Maidana must try to answer in the ring. The tough as nails Argentinian is into the biggest match and purse of his career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: Since I began writing, I have often found myself trying to find a balance. I often wanted to get my point across without making people mad, but sometimes it just didn’t work out that way. I get people who agree and disagree with me. But that’s good. I understand everything is not to be agreed upon. It makes for good debate. Read the rest of this entry »
By Michael Byrne: David Price is continuing his offshore comeback with an 8-round contest against Ondrej Pala in the Velodrom, Berlin on March 29th. This is a big gamble. Pala was stopped in three rounds by Derek Chisora last time out, but that doesn’t tell the tale of the fight. The stoppage was a strange one, as Pala stumbled face-first into the corner with his arms over the ropes, leaving Chisora free to tee-off against the back of the head of a fighter unable to protect himself.
The referee was left with no choice but to wave it off. Before this point, though, Pala had been willing to trade with Chisora, and appeared to have Chisora buzzed by big hooks to the chin on more than one occasion. He hits hard, he comes forwards, and he can take punishment: is this what Price needs right now? Read the rest of this entry »
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) March 3, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Last night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) offered Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) a chance to fight on his May 3rd undercard against his protegee Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s). Mayweather not is offering Khan a chance to fight on his undercard, but he’s also offering him a chance to fight for the opportunity to face him later in the year if he can beat Broner. Mayweather told Khan on his twitter that if he beats Broner on May 3rd, then he’ll fight him. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Wende) By Scott Gilfoid: David Price’s German handlers are moving him up quite a big for his next fight by putting him in with Euro level slugger Ondrej Pala (33-4, 23 KO’s) for a fight on March 29th at the Veldrom, in Berlin German. Pala, 29, isn’t a top tier heavyweight or anything close to that, but he can punch a little, as we saw in his recent rabbit punch loss to Dereck Chisora last November.
Pala had Chisora staggered several times in the fight before getting taken out with two textbook rabbit punches to the back of the head in the 3rd round. The referee Jan Christensen didn’t say anything about Chisora’s rabbit shots, and so the win stood. However, Pala would have had a real chance of beating Chisora had the referee stopped the action, and given Pala a 5 minute recovery period after taking a point off from Chisora for hitting him in the back of the head. Read the rest of this entry »
By James Le Blanc: Al Haymon is the best Adviser in the business. His record speaks for itself as you consistently see top boxers thanking him, before God, after a victory including top boxing stars like Floyd Mayweather Jr. Haymon has done an exceptional job and in recent interviews this weekend it is clear his great mind is rubbing off on others.
Mayweather has called for Amir Khan to face Adrien Broner on his Pay Per View undercard and has promised Khan a fight with him if he is able to beat Broner. This makes Broner the new gatekeeper to fighting Floyd, kind of how Andre Berto was a couple of years ago. Read the rest of this entry »