By Allan Fox: Ricky Hatton believes that Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have overlooked Marcos Maidana and that was one of the reasons why Mayweather failed to perform at his usual high level. Hatton thinks that Mayweather might be having a hard time getting motivated for his opponents because he’s been at the top for so long, and because he’s beaten so many good fighters in the past.
It’s possible that Mayweather overlooked Maidana, because if he was generally concerned about whether he could beat him or not, he wouldn’t have fought in a stationary manner the way he did. Mayweather fought with his back against the ropes in many rounds, and that’s not the way he fought against Canelo, Robert Guerrero and Miguel Cotto. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) is at the point in his career where he no longer needs to waste his time fighting opposition that have already been exposed by other fighters in the past, as there’s no gain for him. Mayweather should focus entirely on legacy building fights against the unbeaten fighters in the welterweight and junior middleweight divisions rather than wasting time on guys that will give him nothing.
Mayweather’s father Floyd Sr. doesn’t want him to bother giving Marcos Maidana a rematch because of the fouling that Maidana did in the fight. Floyd Sr. is right, but not just because of the fouling. Maidana has already been beaten 4 times in his career, so there’s no real upside in Mayweather fighting him again, because he already beaten him once and three other guys did it as well. Read the rest of this entry »
By Alon Calinao Dy: In many contests, the ultimate winner is the one who fights anybody, and is not afraid to lose in a competitive fight. Not so for Marquez and Mayweather Jr. despite the fact that they have the defensive styles that would make the fight difficult for Pacquiao. I don’t know, but these boxers have big worries that they might not have enough strength and determination to beat the Filipino congressman.
They have displayed their vulnerabilities when Marquez did not win against Bradley and Mayweather was having a tough fight against the brawler Marcos Maidana, which brought panics to their fans in their respective countries. Read the rest of this entry »
By Damien Dennis: With less than 3 weeks left until the most eagerly anticipated global boxing event of the year, fans worldwide are reaching fever pitch in anticipation for an epic pugilistic match up between the rugged and determined Carl ‘the cobra’ Froch (32-2) and the young and athletic Saint George Groves (19-1).
To say that this IBF and WBA super middleweight world title fight is a big deal would be an understatement. Both fighters and particularly Froch will be making ridiculous amounts of wonga in the process of cementing their status as easily the two biggest draws in the division right now. But, what we really wanted to know is what has happened to the most talented fighter in the division and why is he not involved in the biggest fight in the division’s relatively short history. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: HBO’s Max Kellerman is giving Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KO’s) a decent chance of pulling off an upset on Saturday night in his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KO’s) at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Kellerman thinks that Alvarado’s size and youth could be a factor in him beating the 40-year-old Marquez.
Kellerman acknowledges that Alvarado was stopped in his last fight by slugger Ruslan Provodnikov last October, but he sees Provodnikov as being a much different fighter than Marquez. The things that Provodnikov was able to do to Alvarado are things that Marquez will have problems trying to duplicate because he’s a much different fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The World Boxing Association has reportedly ordered WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO’s) to start the negotiation process with #2 WBA Jarrod Fletcher (18-1, 10 KO’s), according to Fightnews.com. Golovkin had been hoping to get a fight against former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., but the negotiations fell apart due to various reasons.
By ordering Golovkin to start negotiations with the 30-year-old Australian Fletcher, they’re giving Golovkin would appears to be one of his more easier title defenses. Fletcher is a fighter who hasn’t beaten anyone that you can call a really good fighter during his 5-year pro career. When he attempted to step it up slightly against Billy Joe Saunders, who is far from a great fighter, Fletcher was stopped in the 2nd round two years ago. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is already thinking about putting his Filipino star Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO’s) back in Macao, China despite the fact that his previous fight over there against Brandon Rios did poorly in terms of pay-per-view numbers last year.
The numbers were such a huge drop off from Pacquiao’s previous fight against Juan Manuel Marquez that Arum went ahead and brought Pacquiao back to the United States for an ill advised rematch against Tim Bradley last April. That fight also failed to bring in the big numbers that Pacquiao was once accustomed to, so now Arum is looking to bring him back to Macao.
By Alon Calinao Dy: Boxing has become one of the most popular sports in the world today despite the emerging popularity of other sports like MMA and wrestling. Now, many of us know the names of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Some people would even say that Pacquiao can easily defeat Mayweather due to his aggressive nature, while others believe that Mayweather would beat Pacquiao due to his quickness and accuracy. Of course, this mega-fight between the two pound-for-pound fighters in the sweet science should have happened long time ago, but unfortunately the bout did not take place for some reasons.
The first name that comes to my mind when I think about a boxer who has excellent defensive styles is none other but Mayweather. On the other hand, I consider Pacquiao as a fighter who has superb offensive skills when it comes to breaking down the walls of his opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
Kessler vs Froch 3? pic.twitter.com/Tm4jYkiznC
— Mikkel Kessler (@MikkelKessler) May 12, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) shot out a tweet today hinting that he wants to fight IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) in a third fight between them if Froch can get past George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) in their rematch on May 31st at the Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Kessler hasn’t fought since his 12 round unanimous decision loss to Froch last year in May, but it looks like he’s finally decided to get back in the ring after all this time. Kessler said he’ll be at the Froch-Groves 2 fight.
If Kessler had acted sooner after his loss to Froch last year, he would have very likely gotten an immediate rematch straight away, because Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn was talking 24/7 about wanting to put an immediate rematch together between the two fighters due to the tremendous amount of interest there had been between the two fighters, but Kessler didn’t speak up, so Hearn had Froch move on and face Groves in what was by far a more exciting fight last November. Read the rest of this entry »
By T.B: You may have missed him but Father Time [FT] was sitting ring side at the May 3rd fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and I bet you can guess who he was there to see. They say Father Time comes to visit everyone at some point in our lives and he mostly shows up when we least expect him. Floyd Mayweather Jr got his first visit from FT right around the time Showtime’s “All Access” started documenting his every move for his up coming Maidana fight.
The fans who did tune into All Access witnessed the same tired act they saw on both the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Robert Guerrero All Access episodes. Fans got to see Floyd’s houses, cars, woman, and friends, all of which has been shown over and over year after year. Read the rest of this entry »