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title Thurman: I’m similar to Canelo, but I’m not flat-footed

thurman3455By Dan Ambrose: WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) made an interesting comparison today in comparing himself to former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) with his fighting style, but he sees himself as having better boxing skills, head movement, and not being flat-footed like Canelo.

Thurman sees his boxing ability and punching power as something that would give him a real chance to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if he chooses him as his next opponent on September 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

title Boxing’s Demise

By G Bell: There used to be a time when boxers had a lot more heart, pride and honor. Compared to today’s crop of fighters, I would say the general boxing public is getting a mucho watered down version of what the sweet science is really all about. Gone are the days when like gladiators of yore, fighters proudly stepped into the arena, proudly willing to do battle until there was only one standing. Read the rest of this entry »

title Wilder vs. Joshua will be “Mega” – Russ Anber

1-DEONTAY WILDER-MEDIA WORKOUT-0323By Sly Fox: Russ Anber, a trainer most notably responsible for the amateur coaching of David Lemieux and the publishing of multiple tutorial DVD’s, has recently had his say on the potential super-fight between the Olympic gold medallist, Anthony Joshua (13-0-0), and current WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder (34-0-0).

After giving an evaluative breakdown of the Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury bout scheduled for October in an online interview, Russ praised the developments of both Joshua and Wilder and mentioned the eventual clash of the two heavyweights to be nothing short of spectacular. Read the rest of this entry »

title Thurman calls out Mayweather, Pacquiao, Khan, Bradley & Porter

thurman333By Scott Gilfoid: After beating Luis Collazo (36-7, 19 KOs) last Saturday night at the USF Sundome Arena in Tampa, Florida and narrowly avoiding being knocked out himself in the process, WBA World welterweight champion Keith Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) says he wants to face the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Shawn Porter, Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley or Marcos Maidana.

Thurman feels he’s ready for all those guys and he says he’s willing to put his unbeaten record on the line against them if possible. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera defeats Hank Lundy

By Jim Dower: former WBA interim light welterweight champ Mauricio Herrera (22-5, 7 KOs) out classed Hank Lundy (25-5, 12 KOs) on Saturday night in beating him by a 5 round majority technical decision to win the vacant NABF light welterweight title at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. Read the rest of this entry »

title Errol Spence: I’ll merk that boy [Keith Thurman]

By Dan Ambrose: #8 WBA welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. (17-0, 14 KOs) didn’t appear to be too impressed with the performance from WBA World welterweight champion Keith Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) with his eight round TKO win over one of the relics from the past in Luis Collazo (36-7, 19 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN from the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

title Antonio Tarver eyes Wilder & Klitschko

By Sly Fox: Despite approaching the age of 47 in November, Antonio Tarver (31-6-0) has made his intentions clear in a recent interview. Tarver, otherwise known as the “Magic Man”, is best known for his accomplishments at the 1996 Olympic games, in which he decidedly secured a bronze medal. Antonio’s name is also synonymous with the grueling and epic trilogy fight against the sturdy Roy Jones, Jr (61-8-0) and separately obtaining gold at the 1995 World Amateur Championships in Berlin, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

title Thurman defeats Collazo, wants Mayweather

By Dan Ambrose: WBA World welterweight champion Keith Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) survived a shaky 5th round to come back and score and 8th round TKO victory on a cut stoppage over former WBA 147lb champion Luis Collazo (36-7, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the USF Sundome, in Tampa, Florida, USA. Collazo told the referee Telis Assimenios after the 7th round that he couldn’t see out of a cut over his right eye. Read the rest of this entry »

title Thurman: I have nothing to gain against Collazo

1-EW5G5158By Dan Ambrose: WBA World welterweight champion Keith Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) thinks he has everything to lose and nothing to gain in his title defense against Luis Collazo (36-6, 19 KOs) tonight at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. The fight will be shown on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. ET.

Thurman sees himself in a situation where he won’t get any credit for beating Collazo, because he was already beaten badly by Amir Khan last year in a one-sided 12 round decision loss. Besides that, Collazo isn’t ranked in the top 15 by any of the sanctioning bodies, and he’s up there in age at 34. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chagaev stops Pianeta in 1st round knockout

By Jim Dower: WBA World heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (34-2-1, 21 KOs) had an easy 1st round knockout win over #12 WBA fringe contender Francesco Pianeta (31-2-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Association title at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

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