By Tom Drury: My most recent article talked about the prospect of a Manny Pacquiao – Floyd Mayweather match-up and how it has lost all momentum and interest. I also expressed my opinion that the fight would be a mismatch in the favor of Mayweather. My opinion will not change as the facts prove Mayweather is the far superior fighter and would prove a step too far for the Filipino Pacquiao. We as fans enjoy nothing more than a debate on these two modern greats. This article will show legacies from early fights to the present day and hopefully show the gulf in class between these two men.
Many boxing fans will think I am a biased writer in favour of Mayweather (I’m not). I just know greatness when I see it as should others and I feel he doesn’t get the props he deserves due to the sometimes arrogant and dismissive personality he conveys. Read the rest of this entry »
By James Le Blanc IV: It’s not how brash and over confident Amir Khan can be that makes him one of my favorite fighters. That description could be said about almost any fighter from Great Britain, it’s just the way they are. It’s Amir Khan’s dedication to the sport that makes him one of the most exciting and fan friendly fighters out there today.
Amir is one of few fighters that dedicates his craft to collecting belts. He set out to rule the junior welterweight division by fighting the very best. A showdown with him and Tim Bradley never fell through for Khan so he was forced to take on Lamont Peterson in late 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rusty Nate: So the New Year kicks off and there are some good looking fights on the horizon and some up in the clouds ones as well! I thought id just look generally at the upcoming buzz fights!
Devon Alexander will be defending against Kell Brook in what will be Brooks first world title tilt at Welterweight. This should be a great match!
Alexander has obviously proved himself in his career and we know what he is capable of. He hasn’t shown any real power in his punches though for near on 3 years since stopping Urango and in his recent tussle with Lucas Matthysse he was floored as well so this may be in Brooks favor, we’ll see. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Bax: Carl Froch had a great 2012 winning a third world title in beating the much hyped and at the time unbeaten Lucian Bute for the IBF world super middleweight strap last year in May. Now what lies ahead for Froch in 2013?
What the fans in the uk want for ‘The Cobra’ next is a unification fight with the Danish World Boxing Association (WBA) title holder Mikel Kessler, and it looks as if that fight is close to being made for March/April time in the UK. Froch did have a rematch clause in the contract with Lucian Bute but it seems that Bute wants no part of Froch at this point in time. I see Froch just destroying Bute again much like he did in the first fight so it really makes no sense for Bute to go for the rematch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Miguel Antonio “Miggs” Barragan: Less than an hour after the UFC155 pay-per-view ended, headlined by a Heavyweight championship title bout between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velazquez, internet social media began rumbling once again. Twitter was littered with everything from Cain’s back to the continued instability of the UFC division and back again. However, it was one tweet in particular that caught my attention immediately. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: 29-year-old former two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (31-2, 28 KO’s) will be looking to turn his troubled boxing career around next month on February 2nd against 31-year-old Brazilian super bantamweight Aldimar Silva Santos (18-3, 9 KO’s) in a scheduled 12 round bout at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, in Puerto Rico.
Lopez hasn’t fought in 11 months since being stopped in the 10th round by Orlando Salido last year in their rematch. After the fight, Lopez had some negative words to say about referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. when interviewed. That led to Lopez receiving a long suspension, but he’s now finally ready to get back in the ring to resume his career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: Super middleweight contender Sakio Bika (30-5-2, 21 KO’s) will be facing 34-year-old unbeaten Serbian Nikola Sjekloca (25-0, 7 KO’s) on February 16th for the interim WBC super middleweight title on the undercard of the Adrien Broner vs. Gavin Rees fight card at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, according to RingTV.
The Bika-Sjekloca winner will be put in line to face the WBC 168 pound champion Andre Ward. Bika has already faced Ward once during his career, losing by a 12 round unanimous decision in November 2010 by the scores of 120-108, 118-110 and 118-110. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: #15 WBC Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) has been given a golden opportunity by Golden Boy Promotions to fight their champion WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) on February 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Judah hasn’t done much to deserve this tile shot and seems to have gotten the fight based on his resume of past fights from many yesterday’s ago. Judah is no longer fighting at the level that would warrant him getting a title shot and he’s pretty heading for a knockout loss in this fight unless he can take his game back to where he was 12 years ago when he was #2 light welterweight in boxing behind Kostya Tszyu. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: This was supposed to have been WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner’s unification bout with WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns, but he didn’t want any, and so Broner has got an easy substitute in former WBA light welterweight champion Gavin Rees to (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) on February 16th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Broner comes into this fight having annihilated his last five opponents, knocking them all out and not really being challenged by any of them. Even his last opponent Antonio DeMarco, who many boxing fans had previously saw as the beat fighter in the lightweight division, was a mere punching bag for Broner last November. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Despite WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout’s comments that a fight between him and WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is close to being made for May 4th. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, the promoter for Alvarez, says he doubts that fight will take place. He does say that Trout is one of the options that he’s considering for Alvarez’s next fight date, but it’s still not likely.
Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix said on his twitter “Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer tells SI that NoDoubtsTrout is ‘being considered’ for Canelo but ‘at this point, don’t think it will happen.’”
Trout replied to the twitter, saying “There you go y’all kill all that excitement.” Read the rest of this entry »