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By Scott Gilfoid: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya says that WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs) is willing to go over to the UK to challenge IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) for his new title if they’re open to taking the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Once up on a time the rules were clear and referees were very strong to make the fighters respect the rules and to obey their commands, but now a days things might have changed for worst. According to the current rules applied by the major boxing organizations it is clear that “holding” or be named as clinching is a FOUL.
Before I continue I´ll make clear that I am not a fan of either Brook or Porter but I do am a loyal boxing fan of an entertaining fight. What happen last Saturday night was not new; it has happen in the past and will keep on happening if the rules are not properly applied by the referee. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn thinks that his fighter IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) is now in the position where he can call the shots in terms of a future fight Amir Khan.
Hearn sees the combination Brook having beaten Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KOs) last Saturday night and having won his IBF welterweight title as being enough to put Brook in a position where he’d have the upper hand against Khan in negotiations.
I’m not sure that I agree with that. First of all, Brook having won the IBF title makes him arguably the 4th best of the 4 champions at 147. You have to rate WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr and WBO 147 pound champion Manny Pacquiao ahead of Brook as for being legitimate champions. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Freddie Roach, the trainer for WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs), says right now WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) isn’t someone they’re looking at to match up against Cotto.
Roach feels that Golovkin brings very little to a Cotto fight because he’s never fought anyone who he feels is a good fighter, and he doesn’t see Golovkin as a pay-per-view fighter. Surprisingly, Roach thinks that Golovkin is a protected fighter because he hasn’t fought the top guys like Peter Quillin and Daniel Jacobs. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) put on a master-class performance last night in defeating WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBC 168 pound title at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
For Dirrell, this was his second fight against Bika, as he’d fought to a 12 round draw against him last December in a fight that Dirrell opted to sit on the ropes for much of the fight. But in the rematch last night, Dirrell stayed in the center of the ring and boxed his way to a 12 round decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Eddie Hearn says he saw his fighter Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) beating Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KOs) by as many as 6 points last night in taking his IBF 147 pound strap at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Hearn feels that Brook totally schooled Porter, and he sees the win as being a life-changing event for Brook with him now getting big money fights against the likes of Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Hearn must have grin on his face as wide as the Cheshire Cat today, because now he has a potential replacement for the aging Carl Froch as his next money fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Robbie Bannatyne: Nine months ago I wrote an article entitled ‘Now is Kell Brook’s time to shine’. Within my words though was a warning that Brook would miss his chance if he allowed procrastination to steal his time. The time for deep thought about becoming a world champion was over, decisive action was required if ‘The Special One’ was to realize his dreams.
As the action unfolded last night between Kell Brook and Shawn Porter I had the sinking feeling that the words I had written were coming back to haunt me. Instead of seizing the initiative on the biggest night of his life, I felt Brook was thinking too much and not acting enough. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Tom Berridge: Unbeaten Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) last night became the new IBF welterweight world champion just as predicted in the eyes of many intelligent boxing fans in beating IBF 147 pound champion Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KOs) by a 12 round majority decision at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Brook absolutely schooled Porter and made him look terrible in the process of winning a 12 round decision by the scores 114-114, 117-111 and 116-112.
It was so one sided it simply reminded me of a dominant Floyd Mayweather Jr performance. Porter was coming back off an emphatic victory over Paulie Malignaggi from last April, and was being massively hyped up based on that performance and beating Devon Alexander. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Lewis: Special #1 IBF Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) really lived up to his nickname last night by out pointing the talented and proven IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) in handing him his first defeat of his career at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The final judges’ scores were 114-114, 117-111 and 116-112, all for Brook.
This win has opened up many doors for the Sheffield fighter who trains at the well known Ingle gym that produced Prince Naseem, such as potential fights against Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao, Devon Alexander, Keith Thurman, Tim Bradley and a rematch with Porter if Brook wants it. Porter said after the fight that he wants a rematch with Brook. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Cameron Gillon: Last night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Kell Brook defeated ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter to win the IBF welterweight championship in a 12 round majority decision, one judge scored the bought a 114-114 draw whilst that was overruled by scores of 117-111 and 116-112 in Brook’s favor.
Before the bout, Keith Thurman was spotted at ringside and was given a interview in which he stated when he would be back fighting and who he would like to fight. Thurman said he plans on being back in the ring in October or November after resting his current shoulder injury, he has been having rehab on the shoulder the past three weeks, Thurman has been out the ring since April after knocking out Julio Diaz in the 4th round. Thurman is one of the bright prospects in the division and boasts a record of 23-0 with 21 knockouts, that is a very very high knockout percentage for a welterweight which makes many fighters have a longer think about fighting Thurman. Read the rest of this entry »