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title Deontay Wilder vs. Eric Molina only 20 days away on Showtime

By Scott Gilfoid: There are only 20 days to go before WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) makes his first defense of his WBC title against a very good contender in #11 WBC Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KOs) on June 13th on Showtime Championship Boxing from the Bartow Arena, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. This match-up is expected to be only the beginning of what should be some very interesting fights involving the 6’7” Deontay against the likes of Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury, David Price and Anthony Joshua in the future. But first, Deontay must get the 6’4” Molina out of the way before he can move on to the bigger and better fights in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn wants DeGale-Groves in May 2016, even if Groves loses to Badou Jack

groves6643By Scott Gilfoid: To show you how badly James DeGale’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants to make the DeGale vs. George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) next year in May at Wembley Stadium, Hearn says he’d be still willing to make the DeGale-Groves fight even if Groves loses his next fight against WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) this summer.

Hearn says he’d still make the DeGale-Jack fight, but he obviously knows the money that the fight would make would be much less than it would be if Groves beat Badou Jack to capture his WBC 168lb title. Read the rest of this entry »

title Will DeGale fight Golovkin next?

degale66By Scott Gilfoid: After his win over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs), James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs), who is now the IBF super middleweight champion, said that he’d be interested in facing Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) next when he gets in the ring in the next four months.

Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler at K2 Promotions are interested in a much bigger fight against British star Carl Froch. However, it still isn’t clear whether Froch fancies the job. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin this Saturday in London, UK

brook9By Scott Gilfoid: This Saturday night on May 30th, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) will be fighting what amounts to be little more than a stay busy fight for him in his title defense against #5 IBF Frankie Gavin (22-1, 13 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Gavin, 29, is technically a highly ranked contender at #4 by the International Boxing Federation, but he’s really been given a very generous ranking by the IBF. It’s a ranking that makes little sense when you factor in that Gavin was recently beaten by Leonard Bundu and arguably beaten by Bradley Skeete. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather Jnr. – You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

By Kwabena Twum: The sweet science as it is known isn’t immune to the desire for mayhem and destruction and sometimes it’s the reason why pressure fighters irrespective of their skill levels tend to receive more respect than the traditional purists or boxer punchers. Read the rest of this entry »

title DeGale could fight Lucian Bute or Mikkel Kessler in September or October

degale6By Allan Fox: With the IBF super middleweight title now in his possession, James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) will be fighting four to five months from now in September or October in a fight that will be staged in London in the UK, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn. He wants a big name for DeGale, but not necessarily someone that is still on his game.

The big names at super middleweight are few and far in between. Once you remove names like Carl Froch from equation, it gets down to fighters who really aren’t big names, but they are guys that the hardcore fans will recognize. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chavez Jr. to be trained by Robert Garcia for next fight

By Dan Ambrose: After having been trained briefly by Joe Goosen in a losing effort against Andrzej Fonfara last April, former WBC 160lb champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) will be moving on with his career to be trained by the highly respected Robert Garcia for his next fight on July 18th against Marco Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) in Texas. It’s unclear if Chavez Jr. will be trained at Garcia’s gym in Oxnard, California, or if he’ll try and get Garcia to come over to Texas to train him. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan: The Mayweather fight has to happen if I look good against Algieri

khan85By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) will be back in the ring this Friday night against Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Khan believes that he can pretty much wrap up a nice little payday fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. for September if he can look impressive in beating the 31-year-old Algieri.

Khan has been put in the perfect position for him to shine in this fight. Algieri can’t punch to save his life, is easy to hit, doesn’t have a great chin, and is coming off of dreadfully one-sided 12 round unanimous decision to Manny Pacquiao in November of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

title DeGale: I see weakness in Golovkin

1-_MG_2103(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: After his questionable 12 round unanimous decision win over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) last Saturday in Boston, Mass, IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) is intrigued with the idea of fighting IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs).

DeGale says he sees weakness in Golovkin after his 6th round stoppage win over southpaw Willie Monroe Jr. this month on May 16th. DeGale thinks Golovkin is small for a middleweight.

DeGale’s promoter Eddie Hearn would have to give him the greenlight to go ahead and fight Golovkin if the fight were offered to him. It’s unlikely that Hearn would say yes to that fight because of how Golovkin has been destroying everyone in the past seven years of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

title DeGale says he’s ready for any 168lb fighter in the division

_MG_2076(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: It appears that James DeGale’s victory over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) has planted some ideas into his head because DeGale is now talking about being ready to take on any top super middleweight in the division.

DeGale might want to start with giving Dirrell a rematch because his victory over the American fighter left more questions than answers, and it’ll look bad if DeGale walks away from the fight as if he won the fight by a clear decision.

It definitely wasn’t a clear cut win in my view, and in the view of a lot of fans that witnessed the fight. DeGale won the vacant IBF 168lb title with his “win” over Dirrell. With the win, it now makes DeGale responsible for defending the strap. When you take Dirrell out of the equation, the IBF’s ranking is filled with fodder opposition. Read the rest of this entry »

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