By Gav Duthie: This site possibly more than any other has done much to promote the powerful but as yet untested Deontay Wilder 31-0 (31). We should find out by the end of the year if he is worth all the hype. Wilder’s title challenge against Haiti’s Bermaine Stiverne 24-1-1 (21) has been delayed due to a pinched nerve in Stiverne’s hand which means it is likely to take place in November/December 2014.
Use this time wisely Deontay. This article attempts to deliver a balanced view of what we’ve seen so far of the giant American and what he should be doing between now and his fight with Stiverne. Read the rest of this entry »
No truth whatsoever of me being injured I'm fighting fit and can't wait to go! #AndTheNew
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) July 23, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: With a little over three weeks to go before August 16th fight between challenger Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) and IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs), Brook took to twitter to address the rumors of him being injured and on possibly pulling out of their fight at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Will Hart, K2 Promotions) By Jim Dower: Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) expects to hand WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) his first loss of his career on Saturday night in their big fight.
Geale, 33, has studied Golovkin’s past fights and seen some huge holes in his game that he feels he can exploit on Saturday night. Geale isn’t saying what those flaws are, but it’s quite possible that he’s seen that Golovkin is easy to hit due to his habit of putting everything he has into each shot he throws. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia says that his fighter Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) is going to be putting constant pressure on WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) for the full 12 rounds in order to wear him down and hurt him in their September 13th rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Garcia says that Maidana will be in better shape for this fight than in Mayweather-Maidana I, and that the better conditioning will enable Maidana to work the 37-year-old Mayweather down to punish him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Wil Patino: I usually write articles with some creativity and originality. This is the first time I’m trying to report “news” on a boxing news site. Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse has always been an exciting fighter who packs a punch and has some boxing skill.
I was hoping to see him back in the mix with some bigger names but these are the names that he will most likely face On September 6 2014. Its between Michael “The Artist” Perez (20-1) and Roberto Ortiz (31-0-1) 24 KO’s. Read the rest of this entry »
I Believe Ustinov is a step up from chisora only lost 1 to pulev
— Tyson Luke Fury (@Tyson_Fury) July 23, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, #4 WBO Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) is arguably putting his career on the line this Saturday night against the 6′ 7½″, 300 pound Alexander Ustinov (29-1, 21 KO’s) in their fight at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, UK. Fury is calling it an upgrade from his previously scheduled opponent Dereck Chisora, and I think he may be right. He’s not getting any arguments from me on that one. Read the rest of this entry »
By Frank Boileau: The long time partnership between Yvon Miche (GYM) and Jean Pascal came to an end yesterday. Michel says that Pascal wanted to much money for the Tavoris Clous showdown that was suppose to be held on September 27th.
Pascal said he wanted and was ready to fight in June but was pushed aside and he didn’t like that. Plus I’m not sure he was satisfied with a fight against Tavoris Cloud.
Here’s what Pascal said on twitter today: “I’ll fight Kovalev with fair conditions at any time. I’m not the one to blame.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Will Hart) By Allan Fox: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) may be defending his title on Saturday night against ex-IBF/WBA champion Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KOs), but he’s thinking a lot about unifying the middleweight title against the other middleweight champions in the division right now. Golovkin and Geale will be fighting at Madison Square Garden in New York in a fight that will be televised by HBO.
Geale is just a regular title defense and little more for him. Golovkin is taking the fight seriously, but he’s not making more of it than he normally would. Geale is a good fighter with a difficult style, but he’s also a lighter puncher that was beaten recently by Darren Barker and who barely got past Felix Sturm. Read the rest of this entry »
Fort Myer’s Bryant Perrella a 6’1” welterweight 5-0, hasn’t previously been able to nationally showcase his boxing skills, but the 25-year-old boxer will get the opportunity on Friday, July 25 with a live bout on USA Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #4 WBO Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KO’s will reportedly be facing #8 IBF, #9 WBA Alexander Ustinov (29-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in the main event at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, UK.
According to the Dailymail, the 37-year-old Ustinov has accepted the offer to step in and replace the injured Dereck Chisora on the card. It’s still not official, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this fight falls through.
The 6’7” Ustinov is arguably about as good as Fury, and I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if he whipped him in this fight. Ustinov is like a slower, heavier, and weaker version of Vitali Klitschko. When you take away the power and what little speed that Vitali had and throw on 70 pounds of excess weight, you get Ustinov. Like I said, I think he’ll give Fury a lot of problems if the fight takes place. Read the rest of this entry »