(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Thomas Cowan: It’s now 8 days since Gennady Golovkin annihilated Marco Antonio Rubio in 2 rounds. Golovkin has now signed to fight Martin Murray in early February in Europe. Murray is a credible opponent, a top 10 middleweight who could be the lineal champion if he hadn’t have been on the end of what some felt was a hometown decision against Sergio Martinez last year.
However, it’s not the big fight Golovkin craves. Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez can make more money fighting each other in a easier fight and Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr are in the same position.
The Cotto, Canelo and Chavez fights are all HBO PPV worthy and fighting Froch in the UK also brings a big payday for Golovkin. With those options unavailable, should he fight Andre Ward, whose lawyer sent a letter to HBO saying Ward wants to fight Golovkin? If he doesn’t, is he ducking? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC, #3 IBF Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) earned a title shot against WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) last night with a 7 round technical decision win over #7 WBC Domenico Spada at the Salle des etoiles, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Murray will be facing Golovkin on February 21st in a fight that will be televised on HBO Championship Boxing in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Murray says he’s not afraid of Golovkin, as he feels he’s got the skills to stand up to him. Murray sees himself as being good enough to beat the other middleweights in the division, and he thinks he’ll be able to pull off an upset on 2/21. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #9 WBO Chris Eubank Jr (18-0, 13 KOs) plans on giving #2 WBO Billy Joe Saunders (20-0, 11 KOs) a beating on November 29th to take his British and European middleweight straps when they face each other at the ExCel Arena in London, UK. Eubank Jr, 25, wants to shut Saunders’ trap, because he’s been talking a lot of trash about him, and he wants to expose him and make him eat his words.
Eubank Jr also wants to send Saunders into a permanent retirement, because Saunders has been talking about retiring if he loses the fight. No one knows for sure if Saunders is just blabbering just to get attention or if he’s indeed serious about retiring if he tastes defeat for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former three division world champion Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) says that Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) doesn’t want to fight him again due to the tough time he gave him in losing to Maidana last year in December.
Broner, #3 WBA, #3 WBC, #10 IBF, says he gave Maidana a lot of problems on his worst night. Broner thinks Maidana doesn’t want any part of getting back in the ring with him after that experience. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) says he’s not too worried about the jabs that his taller 5’10” opponent Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) will be looking to land in their fight on November 22nd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, in Macao S.A.R., China.
Pacquiao thinks he’s going to take Algieri’s jab away from him by using fast movements around the ring. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: It is great for a couple of boxers to have all the support from the media and it is even better when you are able to search for great boxers and fights. But sadly on times we get saturated on the news and reviews of only a couple of the so called big names.
Do this means that we have become hostages of media information; is it possible that we the fight fans can get deluded to follow Big Names which are backed up only by a huge hype but little substance? Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach believes that he can resurrect former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) and turn him into world champion again in the near future at 175.
Roach thinks he can turn the 35-year-old Bute’s career in the same way that he turned around Miguel Cotto’s career. However, there’s no telling whether Roach actually did anything to improve Cotto other than recommend he fight certain opponents like Delvin Rodriguez and Sergio Martinez rather than Gennady Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
Photo & Text” by Reynaldo Sanchez: The mission of The South Florida’s Female Boxing Team (SFBT) is to serve as a strong, unified, and state-wide voice for female boxers. We are interested in increasing the public awareness about female boxing, whether amateur or professional. We will strive to create competitive excellence, educations, exposure, extensive unified training, proper nutrition, ethics, continues sparring, counseling, networking and overall support. We have been and will always be strong advocates of female boxing.
The Team will consist of female boxers located throughout the stat of Florida. Serving as CEO, is Wanda Countiss-Jiles, “Fightlady” located in Fort Lauderdale/Miami area. General Manager Dalia Duran daughter of Roberto Duran, Events Coordinator, Cha Ross-Estes, Head Trainer 7 times world champion professional fighter Ada Velez, (ACE) 3 time world champion Belinda Laracuente and 6 time world champion Melissa Hernandez. Read the rest of this entry »
The deal has been signed – unbeaten WBA, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) of Kazakhstan will fight top-rated Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) of the UK in Monte Carlo on February 21.
Golden Gloves and K2 Promotions announced the bout minutes after Murray’s successful WBC Silver belt defence against Domenico Spada in Monaco on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a fight filled with ugly clinching, #1 WBC Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) defeated #7 WBC Domenico Spada (39-6, 19 KOs) by a 7th round technical decision on Saturday night at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The fight was halted in the 7th due to a cut on the side of Spada’s right eye, which was caused by a head-butt by Murray in the 3rd round. Murray was docked a point in the 3rd for the head-butt. The final judges’ scores were 67-66, 68-63 and 69-67. Read the rest of this entry »