— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) February 21, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) might not get the fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 3rd, but he can get a nice payday fight against #1 IBF Kell Brook (31-0, 21 KO’s), or at least that’s what Brook is saying. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn reportedly said that a Brook fight could mean a $5 million payday for Khan if he were to accept it. That’s probably four times the amount that Khan will be making if he faces one of Golden Boy Promotions fighters in April or May. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KO’s) will be taking a step back from facing dangerous opposition next month when he faces Mauricio Herrera (20-3, 7 KO’s) on March 15th at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Garcia recently defeated former WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse by a clinch-filled 12 round decision last September.
Garcia needs to keep facing quality opposition if he wants to make a case that he deserves a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The worst thing that Garcia can do is to step back from good opponents and go back to the lower level opposition that he was fighting earlier in his career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: Since the fight between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez has been signed for June 7, various commentators have begun to make predictions about the outcome. Really, all of it depends on the degree to which his knee is a problem and the extent to which he has aged in the ring. The last round of his fight with Julio Ceasar Chavez Jr. was a costly war, and anyone who witnessed his match with Martin Murray, where he barely squeaked by with a hometown decision, can attest to the fact that he was not the same Sergio Martinez on that night.
And of course, the open question is which Sergio Martinez will show up – the explosive one from 2009 to late 2012, that rocked Paul Williams, defeated Martin Murray and Darren Barker and totally outclassed Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. for 11 rounds until he succumbed to an unwise slugfest, or the much diminished recipient of a barely deserved decision against Martin Murray. Read the rest of this entry »
By Hector Gonzalez: I’ve been reading a lot of comments regarding Floyd Mayweather Jr. blowing off Khan as a potential opponent for Money May’s next fight on Cinco De Mayo. This article is a response to the comments made by both Khan and some fans claiming that Mayweather was disrespectful towards Khan for leading him on. This is an opinion from a fan with admiration for the sport; truth be told, the issue is not about disrespect as much as it about a sense of entitlement in Khan’s part.
The real disrespect to the fans would have been for a fighter such as Amir Khan who has never even fought at 147, doesn’t even hold the WBC or WBA belt be allowed to share the same ring with Mayweather… that right there would be disrespect. Read the rest of this entry »
— Stephen Espinoza (@StephenEspinoza) February 20, 2014
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions has selected an opponent that they feel confidence that former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) can beat in Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) on March 8th while looking good in the process on Showtime pay-per-view. But there’s a lot of unknowns that go into this fight for the flat-footed Canelo, because he’s really been shielded badly from facing opposition his own size during his 9-year pro career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan is actively planning for his next fight in April or May now that he believes in his mind that Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants nothing to do with him and is running scared of him due to his hand speed. Khan says he’s interested in fighting one of the following opponents if possible: Adrien Broner, Lamont Peterson or Shawn Porter.
For Khan to get fights against Peterson and Porter, it could put these fighters in the situation where they would be defending their title against an opponent with a 2-2 record in his last four fights. How the sanctioning bodies could even approve such a fight is beyond me. Read the rest of this entry »
By Steve Davis: After Reading reports that Audley Harrison has called out Dereck Chisora for a future fight, I just had to put pen to paper. Why in the world does Audley Harrison do this to himself and boxing, time and again he calls out fighters gets beat, retires, makes a comeback, calls someone else out, then gets beat again.
It wouldn’t be so bad if he called these fighters out and gave them a decent fight. Just look at the evidence – David Haye L Ko 3, David Price L Ko 1, Deontay Wilder L Ko 1. Hardly the form to call anyone out. It seems that Harrison just wants the payday. Chisora on the other hand hasn’t fought at a high level recently apart from the Malik Scott fight, a fight Chisora was losing and to be honest it shouldn’t have been stopped in his favour. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Hatton Promotions sent out a press statement today saying that middleweight contender Martin Murray (26-1-1, 11 KO’s) and them have parted ways. They say that there were offers for Murray to fight WBA 160 lb champion Gennady Golovkin and/or a rematch against IBF champion Felix Sturm, but Murray wouldn’t pull the trigger to ink a contract with either of them. They felt that those offers were only going to be there for a limited time before these two champions moved on and found other opponents.
It’s unclear who Murray will sign with next, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he signed with Matchroom Sport and ended up being promoted by Eddie Hearn. I seriously doubt Murray will ever accept a fight against Golovkin, because that would be pretty much the equivalent of Murray signing up for a knockout loss. It’s going to be Sturm all the way for Murray in a rematch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: This Monday, February 24th, will be Floyd Mayweather Jr’s 37th birthday, and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer suspects that Mayweather could make a special announcement by revealing who his next opponent will be for his May 3rd fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Schaefer said via mlive that boxing fans should “monitor his [Mayweather] twitter account,” to see what he has to say on that day about his next fight.
As far as Amir Khan goes, Schaefer says he’s not sure “where Khan’s tweets came from” last Friday where Khan said he was “disappointed” and how he had wasted his time in trying to get the fight with Mayweather. Schaefer said he tried to get a hold of Khan but was unable to make contact with him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: 42-year-old Audley Harrison (31-7, 23 KO’s) KO’s) is reportedly interested in facing Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KO’s) next, and he feels that he can give the 29-year-old Chisora a tough test if given the chance. If nothing else, Harrison thinks that a fight between them can bring in a lot of fans at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK.
With three stoppage losses in his last seven fights, it would seem that Audley would be a terrible match-up for Chisora considering that fans would see it as a mismatch and stay away in droves. But when you look at the pretty poor opposition that Chisora has beaten in his last five fights to supposedly turn his career around, Audley fits in quite nicely with that bunch. Read the rest of this entry »