By Bri Slater: It seems Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) is polarizing opinions amongst boxing fans. Whenever I read an article about the unbeaten giant Mancunian heavyweight, I am taken aback by some of the generic vitriol directed in his direction. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Adam Booth, the manager/trainer for David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s), says that 10,000 tickets have already been sold for the September 28th clash between Haye and the 6’9” heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The World Boxing Council has ordered a rematch between former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) and Marco Antonio Rubio (57-6-1, 49 KO’s) to fight for the interim WBC 160 lb. title, according to Fightnews.com.
Chavez Jr. is ranked #2 by the WBC, and Rubio is ranked #1. The winner of the Chavez Jr-Rubio fight would then become the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Sergio Martinez.
Chavez Jr. already beat Rubio with easy last year in February by a 12 round unanimous decision in San Antonio, Texas. That was the fight where there was a slip up with the drug testing, and none of the fighters were tested for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: A fight between undefeated lightweights Terence Crawford (21-0, 16 KO’s) and Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) is in the works for October 5th, says Dan Rafael of ESPN. The idea is to have the Crawford-Gamboa fight as the co-feature on the proposed Miguel Cotto vs. Devlin Rodriguez card at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, the promoter for the 25-year-old Crawford, wants to put him in with Gamboa. Arum has spoken to Crawford’s promoter 50 Cent, and he in turn still needs to speak with Gamboa to see if he has any interest in taking this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) thinks unbeaten Tyson Fury’s perception of himself is out of touch with reality, as he sees him as little more than just an easy stay busy fight to keep active while waiting to get a much bigger fight against one of the Klitschko brothers. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chester Rivers: On September 14, many of us will call our network provider and order the super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s). The fight is expected to do record numbers in PPV buys. At $65.00 per order,the promoters of this fight should to the right thing and give the fans a super card.
Golden Boy could capitalize on the massive media attention by promoting some of their best yet unpopular fighters.
A rematch between Danny Garcia vs. Amir Khan would be a very exciting bout. Before most of you yell for Lucas Matthysse let me explain. Read the rest of this entry »
By Peter Wells (twitter @boxingbrains): Almost a year ago, after 6 rounds, everything was going so smoothly at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield. But suddenly Kell Brook ran into a brick wall, in both himself and the 44 fight veteran, Carson Jones.
At the end of the torturous 12 rounds, Kell Brook was left beaten but still undefeated, but barely as his American opponent received all the praise for a performance not expected from a boxer seen as nothing more than a stepping stone for the ‘Steel City’s’ latest star. Read the rest of this entry »
By JK James: The upcoming show put together by Eddie Hearn could potentially be one of the best in the last 12 months. Although others such as Froch-Kessler 2 have garnered far more hype, looking at the quality throughout, this has the potential to surpass it with regards to excitement for the fans. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Eric Johnson: What is a fan? Fan is short for the word fanatic and by definition, a fanatic is a person whose enthusiasm or zeal for something is extreme or beyond normal limits. Floyd Mayweather has done the impossible, he has turned the people who hate him into indirect supporters, into people who support every outing, every event, and every fight he chooses to grace with an appearance. The people who hate him pay the same money that the people who love him do, doubling the profit he receives by receiving it from both sides of the rope.
Every time Mayweather fights, there is a frenzy of expectations that shadow his opponents. People cheer, and praise his foes, instantly giving them new support, giving them his indirect fans. I attended the Mayweather x Canelo press tour in New York, and I watched as thousands jeered and cheered the world champion. Read the rest of this entry »
There comes a time in every fight fan’s life when inside that golden question sends shivers down the spine; should I get the gloves on? Bad Boy Promotions UK (not Diddy) have been giving fight fans the chance to experience what a professional boxer goes through leading to a fight from training to marketing work, from the blood, sweat and tears to the extent of fighting in a jam packed arena. Read the rest of this entry »