By Chris Williams: Not only is Trainer Freddie Roach cocky about his fighter Manny Pacquiao’s fight this Saturday night against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) in Macao, China, but now Pacquiao is starting to sound like he’s getting overconfident about the fight.
I guess you can’t blame Pacquiao, because Rios has been selected by their promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank to make Pacquiao look good due to him being slow and easy to hit. But if Pacquiao isn’t able to get a stoppage of Rios after hitting him repeatedly with head shots, then it’s going to be a big problem for Pacquiao and for Arum for making the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s) was disgusted with the fight tactics of his opponent Edwin Rodriguez (24-1, 16 KO’) last night in his 12 round unanimous decision victory over him at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, California, USA. Ward got the decision by the scores 118-106, 117-107 and 116-108.
Ward thought that the 28-year-old Rodriguez had just come to try and make the fight as ugly as possible with fouling and rough stuff to try and put Ward out of his game. Ward’s trainer Virgil Hunter believed earlier on after watching Rodriguez using various fouling tactics that he was just there to be disqualified. Hunter said “Take it for what it is, he’s trying to disqualify himself. Stay calm and land the pot shots.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) expects challenger George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) to come out and immediately go into a defensive posture and stay there for 12 rounds this Saturday night in their fight on November 23rd at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, UK.
Froch thinks that if Groves does try and trade with him, he’ll take him quickly. Froch figures that Groves will at least win the respect of fans if he fights in a positive fashion rather than if he runs for 12 rounds to just survive. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Johnston: James “Chunky” Degale claimed a unanimous decision over Dyah Davis in Bluewater, Kent to move to 17-0 (11 KO) and retain his WBC Silver super middleweight title for a second time. Degale barely put a foot wrong in this bout tonight as he scored 118-110 on all three of the judges cards. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Fighting for the first time in 11 months, 34-year-old Jorge Arce (62-7-2, 47 KO’s) picked up an easy 8th round TKO victory over Jose Carmona (22-4, 12 KO’s) on Saturday night at the El Domo, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Arce flurried on Carmona to drop him in the 8th round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s) put in an excellent performance in beating Edwin Rodriguez (24-1, 16 KO’s) by a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, California, USA. The final judges scores were 118-106, 117-107 and 116-108.
Both fighters were docked 2 points each by the referee Jack Reiss in the 4th round after they kept brawling while Reiss was trying to break them apart. But after that, Ward really took Rodriguez to school both on the inside and the outside. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rachel Aylett: James DeGale headlined for the third time tonight at Glow, Bluewater in Kent, England, as he defended his WBC Silver super-middleweight title for the second time against American Dyah Davis.
This was an ideal opportunity, one week prior to the hugely hyped box office clash between domestic rivals Carl Froch and George Groves, for DeGale, 17-1 (11), to put down a marker and show the boxing world that he is still a factor in this division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a sign that heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) could have some interest in facing unbeaten American contender Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30 KO’s) in the near future, Fury was highly complimentary of Deontay’s skills. In fact, Fury was practically lathering Deontay up with compliments to the point where I wasn’t sure if Fury was on the level or not, but in looking at his face, I think he was. Fury looks like he’s become a fan of the 6’7″ Deontay’s talent.
Fury told IFL TV “I think he’s [Deontay] a great heavyweight. I think he’s going to be a killer. I think he’s a machine from America. 30 knockouts in 30 wins, he’s a beast, a great fighter. It would be great for me to fight him.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: George Foreman believes that Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) has a chance to pitch a shutout against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) in their fight on November 23rd in Macao, China. Foreman thinks that Rios will be thrown off from having to travel all the way to China where the time difference could throw Rios off a lot more than Pacquiao, who comes from the nearby Philippines.
For Pacquiao, he only has to travel a little over 800 miles to get to Macao, China. In contrast, Rios has to travel 7,000 miles from California to Macao, China.
Foreman said “Pacquiao, because he lives in the area, it’s probably going to be a shut out if he is on his game at all. I give Pacquiao the hometown decision. How about a home-region decision.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver super middleweight champion James DeGale (17-1, 11 KO’s) retained his title with a 12 round unanimous decision win over the economical Dyah Davis (22-4-1, 10 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Glow, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, United Kingdom. The final judges scores were 118-110, 118-110 and 118-110. DeGale appeared to gas out after the 8th round, and did almost nothing until the 12th round. Read the rest of this entry »