By Tony Crooks: Firstly, let me point out that this is not an article; this is for all of you that make comments on this website. The rules are as follows, you can not name any fighter that has not been a champion and they have to have been a champion between 1993- 2013. I hear about the likes of Ali, Foreman, and Frazier all the time. They were the greats of their time, let’s talk about our time.
Here’s the twist, you can’t just spurt out names, and you will have to write why you believe your choice is the best. Let us see what you come up with. The best write up gets published on the website. Now is your chance to shine. Lennox Lewis, Riddick Bowe. Evander Holyfield. Michael Bent and Michael Moorer- all held a version of the heavyweight championship during 1993. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) will be moving up in weight two divisions on June 22nd to fight WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) in Malignaggi’s own hometown in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center.
Broner isn’t bothered at all that he’ll be fighting in front of a large pro-Malignaggi audience on June 22nd when he ventures into the Barclays Center. Broner sees his own talent being more than enough for him to get either a KO or a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision victory in this fight.
Broner said: “I don’t care where the fight is. I’ll fight him in a closet, his backyard, my backyard, the Barclays Center, at a barbecue. It don’t really matter to me. Being in his hometown ain’t gonna help him when I start beating his a**.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Tom Casino/Showtime) By Eric Thomas: WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (28-0, 20 KO’s) is targeting the other 160 pound champions if he can get past challenger Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19 KO’s) this Saturday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Quillin says he wants WBC champ Sergio Martinez, IBF champ Daniel Geale or WBA champ Gennady Golovkin. Of those three only Golovkin has serious interested in facing Quillin, but it’s highly unlikely that Quillin will say yes to this fight, even though he mentioned him as someone he’d be interested in facing.
Quillin has already had opportunities to fight Golovkin, but has instead looked for safer alternatives. Quillin has sparred with Golovkin in the past and the rumors are that Golovkin handled him pretty easily. It’s just sparring, of course, but when you get totally dominated in sparring it does suggest that there are some skill differences between the two of them. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photos Courtesy HBO/Will Hart) By Scott Gilfoid: Let’s get this straight right away: Challenger Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11 KO’s) doesn’t have much of a chance of beating WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO’s) in their fight this Saturday night at the Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina.
Murray won’t be able to beat the 38-year-old Martinez by running around on the outside like his fellow countrymen Darren Barker and Matthew Macklin tried to do to beat Martinez. It was a total failure with Martinez stopping both of the fighters. Those two fighters wasted any chance they had in winning the fight by fighting defensively instead of making Martinez work hard by pressuring him to show his aging skills. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Eddie Reynoso, the trainer for WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canel” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s), says that they are targeting Floyd Mayweather Jr. and/or Sergio Martinez for Canelo’s next fight date on September 14th in a fight that will likely be put back in Texas.
No word about the open scoring that the World Boxing Council used to great effect, but you’d have to figure that’ll be part of the deal as well. Having the fight in Texas plus semi-open scoring for Canelo’s next fight, which would likely be a deal breaker for landing Mayweather or Martinez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Shane Newsome: With a heavy schedule of fights on both sides of the pond its easy for a fight or a whole fight card to have been missed by a casual boxing fan recently and could be forgiven, and if this is the site you use for all you boxing news (which for a lot of people that may be the case) then its too easy to get drawn in by a bias writers opinion of a fight.
Starting in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK and the main event on this card between Brian Rose (23-1-1) and Joachim Alcine (33-4-1) here was a case of a European level fighter in Brian Rose attempting to begin to build a bridge towards world level and for this he picked a once formidable opponent in former WBA Light-Middleweight Champion Joachim Alcine, Rose acquitted himself well in a relatively uneventful (in comparison to the other fights on the night) fight and walked away with a win via a 12th round TKO. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) sees unbeaten Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) as the best heavyweight in the UK right now, above David Price and David Haye. Deontay says he wants to face Tyson Fury and the winner of the Price vs. Tony Thompson II rematch if possible.
Wilder told I Film London “David Haye has been out of the scene and David Price lost. It only leaves Tyson Fury now…he’s been handling business, he keeps winning, and so now the best English heavyweight is Tyson Fury. That’s definitely a future option. We’d definitely sell out a lot of arenas.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) didn’t know much about Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) before agreeing to defend his title against him on May 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada, but since the fight was signed, Mayweather has discovered that Guerrero is a “dirty fighter” in his view and with a “flat-footed” fighting style.
Mayweather to Showtime: “From what I’ve seen, he’s [Guerrero] just a very, very dirty fighter. There’s nothing sharp about his fight game, but he’s here; he’s the guy in front of me and we’ll just have to see what he brings to the table come May 4th. He says he’s been calling me out for a year, but I really don’t know him except for the couple of clips that we’ve seen. Just for starters, he’s a flat-footed fighter. I’m a warrior. I know how to win. Come fight night, I’m able to expose any fighter. We the ghost busters.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: There are others factors to take in account to properly score a bout but is it possible to modify the rules in order to benefit the ratings and earnings? A friend of mine asked me if Guillermo Rigondeaux will become the next Oscar De la Hoya just after seen him defeat 2012 unofficial Boxingnews24 fighter of the year Nonito Donaire, but does Rigondeaux future looks so bright and unlimited?
Golden Boy´s fighting style allow him to achieve world titles in six different weight divisions, fame and glory, multimillion dollar purses and became a huge pay per view attraction; but is Rigondeaux fighting style appreciated mainly by boxing purists? Read the rest of this entry »
(Tom Casino/Showtime) By Allan Fox: In one of the stranger press conferences you’ll ever see, WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) and challenger Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) conducted a split press conference instead of one with the two fighters together to hype their fight for Saturday night at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
The two fighters were kept apart due to “tension in the air,” Oscar De La Hoya said as quoted by fightnews.
Judah said “He’s going to sleep. This is Brooklyn right here. I’m ready. I’m locked & loaded. y’all talking about a hook? I live in Las Vegas, the land of the hookers! I know how to dodge em!”
Garcia said “I can’t wait to stare him in the eyes and take his soul out of his body. I’m going to take him into deep waters and drown him.” Read the rest of this entry »