By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) still wants to fight a rematch against Marcos Maidana, even though Broner has now moved down to the light welterweight division and is campaigning as a 140lb fighter now. Broner, 24, says he’s exercised his rematch clause for the Maidana fight, and he still intends on fighting him in the near future at some point.
Broner still isn’t saying when precisely that he’ll be looking to get Maidana back in the ring, but you have to assume that it won’t be anytime soon given that Broner is being guided by his adviser Al Haymon. Read the rest of this entry »
By Poerqe: It seems like Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) has signed with the well known boxing adviser Al Haymon. This could be a very smart move by Amir and his team. Not only is it easier for Amir to make a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr now. But he also doesn’t have to earn that fight anymore.
Haymon could match Khan up with some easy fights. Khan’s team hasn’t been known to pick the best fighters for Amir. They have been matching him up with high risk, low value opponents. Like Danny Garcia for example. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: It was only a few days ago that Leonard Ellerbe (CEO of Mayweather Promotions) surprisingly walked into the gym of trainer Robert Garcia during Marcos Maidana’s media day training session. It was unusual to see such a prominent figure from the Mayweather camp come all the way to Los Angeles and many were interested in why.
Ellerbe stated it was because he had been hearing lots of rumblings that Maidana has been looking phenomenal in training and hears that he has been doing serious damage to sparring partners. Ellerbe stated he felt the need to check out the gym for himself and get a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Hughes: Over here in the UK the Shawn Porter-Paulie Malignaggi fight drew a lot of media attention for several reasons. Malignaggi is very popular here, because his analytical boxing breakdown of fights as much as his technical skills admired. He’s a fantastic talker a big career ahead in the media world awaits.
The fact Kell Brook was awaiting the winner added to the intrigue. We now know who he will face. Brook speaking in the build up to Saturday night’s fight made no real secret of who he wanted to face ‘The Magic Man’, for many reasons now apparent to those who saw the dismantling of Malignaggi in Washington. Read the rest of this entry »
By Thomas Greengrass: At the age of 78, famous American middleweight and civil rights activist Rubin ‘hurricane’ Carter has died. He had been battling the effects of prostate cancer for a period of years. In his career in the ring, Carter fought once for the world WBA and WBC middleweight titles losing a unanimous decision to Joey Giardello in Philadelphia, 1964. He was a one time, number three ranked middleweight by ring magazine. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Last Saturday night 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) defeated WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KO’s) to win another 175lb title to go along with his IBF light heavyweight title he already has. Hopkins now his mind set on face WBC 175lb champion Adonis Stevenson later this year followed by a mega fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Hopkins wants the Mayweather match-up to be staged in a stadium somewhere, and he feels it would be a huge fight with the fans. Hopkins even has a slogan for the fight, calling it “50-50.”
You have to wonder if Hopkins would be expecting a 50-50 purse split for the fight as well. If so, he would be dreaming worse than he already is in thinking he’ll get the fight in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: This past week Top Rank promoter Bob Arum kicked dirt on Floyd Mayweather Jr’s unification bout against Marcos Maidana by saying that it’s not going to be a competitive fight that will be entertaining for boxing fans. But Mayweather has already said that he chose Maidana based on his accomplishment in beating Adrien Broner, Jesus Soto Karass and Josesito Lopez. Those wins were all very impressive victories for Maidana, and they showed that he not only has improved considerably since his last defeat against Devon Alexander in 2012, but also that he’s one of the best fighters in the welterweight division.
“Maidana is the hottest guy out there,” said Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe. “He’s earned the right. Floyd made that decision based on his performance [against Adrien Broner]. He is the guy – the right guy.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) knows he has a tough fight on his hands in his unification bout in less than two weeks against WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will be putting up his WBC 147lb title on the line for this fight, and he’s showing Maidana nothing but respect.
Mayweather saw the raw power that Maidana showed in working over Adrien Broner in beating him last December by a 12 round decision, and he doesn’t want to fall victim of overlooking him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yan D: The oldest champion ever has done it again and even now people keep finding ways to bring this living legend down. At the honorable age of 49, IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) became the oldest man to not only defend his title but to actually unify his division.
I will admit he defeated the weakest champion and he still have some tough challenge ahead to become undisputed champion, but at an age where some are starting to think about retirement this man from Philadelphia once again showed the world why he “isn’t from this world”. Read the rest of this entry »
By Michael Byrne: As everyone is now aware, Saturday night’s ‘History at the Capitol’ show was stolen by IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KO’s) as he destroyed Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KO’s) in four rounds at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. Malignaggi is probably finished as far as world-title boxing goes, and so we should take a brief moment to congratulate the man on a fantastic career: from his all-out war with Miguel Cotto in 2006, to beating Lovemore N’Dou in his second shot at a title, two great displays of boxing against Juan Diaz (in which he deserved two victories), coming back from the loss to Amir Khan and moving up to 147 to beat Vyacheslav Senchenko to become a two-weight world champion. Read the rest of this entry »