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title Broner will defeat Khan

khan67777By Hector Gonzalez: I’m not the biggest Adrien Broner fan! To be fair I’m not the biggest Amir Khan fan either, but as rumors are beginning to surface that they might be fighting one another in the near future and boxing fans are beginning to weigh in their opinions on who will beat who, I think that many Khan supporters are missing the bigger picture. Yes Amir Khan looked good in beating Devon Alexander but let’s not jump to conclusions.

Yes, Amir Khan looked great against Devon Alexander, he looked like an extremely polished boxer. He looked like the type of fighter that could soon take the welterweight division by storm. I would be a believer except for one thing. I’ve heard this story from Khan before, as a matter of fact I’ve heard it multiple times. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao: Mayweather isn’t the hardest fight of my career

pac00234By Chris Williams: In what is unusual behavior by Manny Pacquiao, he failed to give any credit to his opponent during today’s press conference for their mega- fight on May 2nd. Instead of building Mayweather up by saying a few nice things about him, Pacquiao took a shot at him by saying that he’s had tougher fights than this against Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya and Antonio Margarito.

What’s interesting about those fights is that Margarito and Cotto agreed to fight Pacquiao at a catch-weight, which arguably left both fighters at least than 100 percent given the weight they had to take off. Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd Mayweather Jr. high guard won’t save him from Pacquiao

floyd0000By Jaime Ortega: Floyd Mayweather Jr. rarely utilizes his shoulder role defense with southpaws, instead he uses his high guard to avoid punishment coming from the left jab, and left hook.

Unlike what some believe, the Floyd shoulder role is ’not’ the conventional Philly shell defense, which locks shoulders with arms to protect the jaw allowing the jab free movement to counter punches.

Floyd’s shoulder roll is the modification of the Philly-shell, it follows the same basics except the hips lean down more often followed with body rotation to dodge a higher number of punches. The shoulder roll defense proves more effective than the Philly-shell against brawlers, it bounces away their punches and widens the chances to counter-attacks opening a higher volume of breaches while these are in full swing. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and the Uneven playing field

floyd100By Sizzle JKD: Here’s the thing, Floyd’s Folly is continuing at such a breakneck pace that movie producers just may consider a sequel to “Liar Liar” starring the one-and-only Floyd Mayweather Jr.

In December, Floyd was interviewed by Showtime boxing analyst Steve Farhood in front of a worldwide audience and without hesitation, as if he were more sincere than the Dalai Lama, Floyd stated, “I just want to be on an even playing field.”
Of course he does. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mares wants Gonzalez or Santa Cruz Next

mares#1By Everest Castaneda: In an interview with ESPN Deportes, former WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) spoke about his next possible opponent, which may include a fight with undefeated WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) or a rematch with WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs).

To recapitulate, Gonzalez knocked out Mares in the first round of their scheduled 12 round WBC title fight.

Mares also reiterated the problems he experienced in his recent, hard fought 10 round unanimous decision victory against Arturo Santos Reyes (18-5, 5 KOs). First, Mares discussed the issues he felt in the ring on fight night. He declared, “I felt fine in the fight, but somewhat tired, fatigued, I was a little sick.” Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao: I’m going to easily beat Mayweather

pac665By Chris Williams: On May 2nd, the 36-year-old Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao will be out to try and hand Floyd Mayweather Jr his first defeat of his career when they get inside the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao thinks he’s got the skills and the talent to not only beat the 38-year-old Mayweather, but to easily beat him. Just why Pacquiao thinks he can defeat Mayweather with ease is unknown. But it could be that Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach, and Pacquiao’s large entourage that follows him around has been pumping up his ego by smothering him with compliments about how good he is. Read the rest of this entry »

title DeGale to Andre Dirrell: I’m coming for you!

degale33By Scott Gilfoid: 2008 Olympic gold medalist James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) will have to travel to the United States to face #2 IBF Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant IBF super middleweight title next month at a date a venue still to be determined.

April 24th is one of the dates that is being kicked around, and the city could be Chicago, Illinois. That’s not exactly hometown advantage for Dirrell, who comes from Flint, Michigan, but I’m sure he’ll take it. Read the rest of this entry »

title Sav’s View – Mayweather v Pacquiao – The Biggest Fight in the history of Boxing?

floyd91By Jamie Savin: Since Floyd Mayweather Jr took to Shots and announced to the world that on May 2nd 2015 he will be fighting Manny Pacquiao, corners of the boxing world has been labeling it the biggest fight in the history of the sport. Sure financially nothing has ever come close, but is this fight really bigger than any before it?

Is it a reflection on the social and political issues of it’s time. The world is generally still recovering from the financial crisis of 2008, so 7 years later to have a fight worth a reported $350m depending upon your news source could be seen as signs of recovery and the fight was announced on Social Media, the communication tool of this generation. How does this fight compare to some historically significant fights of days gone past? Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan: I want Adrien Broner next!

By Scott Gilfoid: In response to American star Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) calling him out for a fight, #1 WBC, #2 WBA welterweight contender Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) is saying that he wants to fight the 25-year-old Broner next. Khan still doesn’t have opponent for his next fight, which is rumored to be taking place on May 23rd. Read the rest of this entry »

title How Pacquiao can beat Mayweather

pac888By Gav Duthie: How do you devise a game-plan for someone who has never tasted defeat. In 47 fights Floyd Mayweather Jr is still unbeaten and it is the job of Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach to come up with a plan on how it can be done.

Okay, so Mayweather has never lost but there are plenty of examples of fights where he has had problems. The solution is to cause those problems from round one to round twelve. This piece looks at the fights to watch and the strategies Manny Pacquiao needs to implement in order to win.  Read the rest of this entry »

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