By Allan Fox: It’s looking like the two biggest undercard fights on Floyd Mayweather Jr’s May 3rd undercard will involve Amir Khan fighting Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s) and Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) facing the light welterweight Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KO’s) instead of the previously mentioned John Molina, according to Fighthype. These appear to be the two biggest fights on Mayweather’s undercard.
Carlos Molina is not to be confused with IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina. That’s a different fighter and a far superior one than the 140lb guy that goes by the same name. The light welterweight version of Carlos Molina is the same one that Khan stopped in the 10th round in December of 2012. Molina hasn’t fought since then, and it’s now going on a year and half since he last saw action in the ring. Read the rest of this entry »
By Wil Patino: Have you ever watched a fighter and became a fan only to see them disappear out the blue? Leading you to wonder what ever happened to them? Well in this article I will touch upon exactly that subject. Some fighters had legitimate reasons to disappear and/or retire without warning. Others left us scratching our heads as to what happened and why’d they stop boxing. Here is a look back at some of these champions gone M.I.A. along with one current fighter depending on who you ask. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: World Boxing Organization president Paco Valcarcel has ordered that #1 WBO Gary Russell Jr. (24-0, 14 KO’s) and #5 WBO Vasyl Lomachenko (1-1) to start negotiating a fight for the vacant featherweight title. They have 30 days to negotiate the fight. If the two fighters’ promoters are unable to put the fight together within that time, then it’ll go to purse bids.
Lomachenko is getting what some boxing fans feel is another gift title shot after his loss 12 round decision loss to Orlando Salido earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: EBU heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora (20-4, 14 KO’s) thinks Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KO’s) is starting to show signs of cracking mentally from the mounting pressure from their rematch that will be taking place on July 26th. Fury boiled over earlier today at a press conference where he stood up, started swearing and then overturned a table before walking off without even so much as a by your leave.
Chisora said this about Fury’s blowup at the press conference: “I’m very calm, I’m a professional, a couple of years ago I would have launched at him as well, but things are different now I’m older, more mature and wiser. Tyson is still an in experienced young puppy now that he’s moved up into my company and he can’t handle it.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KO’s) showed up at IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s training session today at the Heavyweight Factory in Hollywood, Florida, and started screaming at Wladimir and challenging him to a fight, according to video at Fightnews.
Briggs then ripped off his shirt and took his shoe off and tossed it at Wladimir, hitting him in the chest while he was sitting down getting his hands wrapped. Wladimir then said “I’m going to make you eat that shoe.”
Briggs said “I train here too. I train here too. My stuff is here. We can do it. What? Make me eat it right now. Make me eat it right now. You better know. Shannon Briggs is back. Wherever you go, I go. Shannon Briggs. Let the world know that Shannon Briggs is back. You aint nothing. You’re fighting bums. I’m outside. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) took the opportunity to remind his fans and his haters today that he’s still on top of the sport after 18-years as a pro, and there’s nobody out there that can kick him off the mountain. Mayweather notes that he’s already established an incredible legacy with what he’s accomplished in the sport.
On May 3rd, Mayweather will be looking to add to his legacy in his unification fight against WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will be looking to show Adrien Broner, who will likely be fighting on the undercard, how it’s done by beating Maidana and giving him a boxing lesson on Showtime pay-per-view and BoxNation in front of a huge worldwide audience. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: A huge fight between former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-1-1, 32 KO’s) and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO’s) is a possibility for July 12th at the Forum in Los Angeles, California, according to Steve Kim. The particulars aren’t known as of yet, but it’s pretty obvious that the fight will be taking place at super middleweight because there is no way that the huge cruiserweight-sized Chavez Jr. is going to be able to boil down from the 190s to make weight at 160 to fight Golovkin for his World Boxing Association 160lb title.
As it is, Chavez Jr. is going to have a real battle just to continue to make 168. Looking at how huge he was for his recent rematch against Brian Vera earlier this month on March 1st, Chavez Jr. really needs to move up in weight to the light heavyweight division, if not the cruiserweight division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KO’s) went berserk at the press conference with Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KO’s) to promote their July 26th rematch at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Fury got to his feet when it came time for him to talk, and after a brief comment where he bragged himself being the best heavyweight in the division, he overturned a table filled with glasses, and then stormed out of the press conference in a huff.
Needless to say, it was very, very bizarre behavior and one has to guess that Fury might be feeling the case of the nerves now that he’s fighting an improved and in shape Chisora. Read the rest of this entry »
By Power VCT: Now let’s “Keep it Funky” for a moment and take a close look at the current heavy weight division. Within these current top ten rankings, something is truly missing but I suspect after 04/12/2014 that will change with the addition of “Fast” Eddie Chambers (36-4).
Eddie Chambers is now trained by Peter Fury he’s currently training in Manchester, England for his upcoming fight against Ian “Lay Em Out” Lewison (8-2-1). Switching from James Ali Bashir now over to Peter Fury as his trainer was more of a personal opportunity for Eddie and just a simple business decision for addition exposure. Read the rest of this entry »
By Steve Davis: So Sergio Martinez, Argentina’s middleweight king has recently come out in support of his compatriot Marcos Maidiana chances of beating Floyd Mayweather on May the 3rd in Las Vegas. Martinez stated that WBA welterweight champion had a fair chance of beating Floyd, if he could cut down the ring and throw massive amount of punches in each and every round. He said that Maidiana had two bricks in his fists, which in fact will boost his chances of victory.
Maidiana does in fact have a punchers chance, but I think Maidiana more wears people down rather than knocking them out with one punch. In his last fight Maidiana couldn’t knock out Broner, tho he did have him down and in trouble several times. Mayweather is properly the greatest defensive fighter ever, he has only been down officially once, early on his career, when he broke his hand. Read the rest of this entry »