By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) will be making an uninteresting stay busy fight against little known Hisashi Amagasa (28-4-2, 19 KOs) on December 31st at the Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
The Rigondeaux-Amagasa fight will likely be about as competitive as Rigondeaux’s recent fight against Sod Kokietgym, who Rigondeaux stopped in the 1st round last July. Rigondeaux is currently stuck fighting the unknown guys like Amagasa because the top fighters in the super bantamweight division aren’t showing any interest in fighting him right now. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With Amir Khan showing no interest whatsoever in getting in the ring with IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), we could see Brook as a possible opponent for WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) for September of 2015.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport said that he’s spoken to Mayweather’s adviser Al Haymon about a fight between Brook and Mayweather for September of next year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: #10 WBC heavyweight contender Manuel Charr (27-2, 16 KOs) recently traveled to the United States for the World Boxing Council Convention. While in the U.S, the 30-year-old Charr trained a bit at the Mayweather boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Charr was recently knocked out in the 7th round by Alexander Povetkin last May in a one-sided fight from start to finish. Since then, Charr bounced back from the defeat to beat 42-year-old Michael Grant by a 5th round stoppage last October.
While in the U.S, Charr also trained at the Wildcard Gym belonging to trainer Freddie Roach in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: Despite succeeding in becoming the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO title it is my opinion that Tyson Fury wants no part of a fight with the Ukrainian. He keeps dropping in other names like Wilder and his team was quick to schedule in a fight date in February with Christian Hammer ruling out a spring fight with Wladimir in April.
American Bryant Jennings on the other hand looks set to sign to fight Wladimir on the April date despite being in the box seat for arguably a much easier route to a world title as WBC mandatory. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: High powered adviser Al Haymon has allegedly offered WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto $40 million to face superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr, according to The Sport Press.
This hasn’t been confirmed to be true as of yet, but if does turn out to be true then it would be a huge amount of money for the 34-year-old Cotto. With that kind of money the assumption would be that the Mayweather-Cotto 2 fight would do over 2 million pay-per-view buys, and it’s highly doubtful that it could bring in those kinds of numbers unless the fight card was totally loaded with big stars from top to bottom. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) recently earned a shot against WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) by beating little known EBU European 168lb champion Christopher Rebrasse by a 12 round decision last September.
The World Boxing Council made the Groves-Rebrasse fight a WBC super middleweight title eliminator despite the fact that Groves was coming off of two consecutive knockout losses to Carl Froch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr recently made it clear to the entire boxing world that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao next on the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo on May 2nd. It was thought at the time that Pacquiao would gladly take the fight with Mayweather, especially given that he’s been asking for this fight for the past five years.
Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum almost immediately started talking about the May 2nd date being a Mexican holiday and that Mayweather shouldn’t be looking to take that date. Instead of agreeing to match Pacquiao against Mayweather on May 2nd, Arum took the stance of having the fight take place in April or June. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Just as I thought – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez may have spoken too soon about taking the May 2nd Mexican holiday from Floyd Mayweather Jr. It seems that the Canelo vs. Miguel Cotto negotiations have reached an impasse, and Cotto’s management are now thinking about facing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd instead of Canelo.
I figured something like this would happen, because Canelo is a fighter that is a hard negotiator and that kind of thing doesn’t work when you have an A-side star like Cotto. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr said that God comes first in his life. He feels that anything is possible with God. Mayweather also admitted that he’s motivated by money which is natural. He wants to strive for a good life for his family and himself. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make money and live well.
Boxers are basically prizefighters and it makes sense that they’re after the biggest prize when they fight. Mayweather just happens to be gifted with more talent than other fighters. Read the rest of this entry »