(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) thinks he’s got Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) pegged in how he fights, and he’s going to be planning his strategy around what he thinks Mayweather is capable of doing at this age.
The 22-year-old Canelo says he’s noticed that Mayweather throws mostly jabs and right hands now, and he plans on working with this info to come up with the perfect plan to defeat him.
Mayweather does throw a lot of right hands and jabs, but then again so do most fighters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: American heavyweight Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) sees himself as a tough hyena about to take down another young lion when he faces the UK’s David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) this Saturday night in their rematch at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
Thompson sees a lot of the same weakness in the tall 6’8” Price that allowed him to pick him off from the herd last February in knocking him out in the 2nd round.
Thompson said to Fightnews “David is a young lion but I’m the hyena. I’m the killer.”
I see this fight going down pretty much just like the last one did in February with Price pouncing on Thompson from the first round like a lion would against a hyena messing with the pack. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Thomas Hull: This fight, like many of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s fights, is being touted as the fight where the P4P #1 Mayweather will lose his crown. It has swayed many of the boxing media and fans, many of whom dislike Floyd, that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. However, the hype couldn’t be further away from the reality. The truth is, to the eye of the true boxing fan, Canelo Alvarez does not stand a chance against the wizard that is Floyd Mayweather. He has not a single, noticeable attribute that could give Floyd a problem.
The Canelo fans and the media are under the illusion that his size will play a factor in the fight, they are absolutely right that it will – but to Floyd’s advantage. Floyd will take advantage of Canelo’s size by simply running around him and not being in harm’s way. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s) will be passing former heavyweight world champion Larry Holmes next month as the heavyweight champion with the 2nd longest world title reign. Holmes is in 2nd place with having previously held a world title for 7 years and three months, according to Dan Rafael.
Wladimir will be toping that next month once he goes past 7 years, three months and 12 days. Wladimir has held his IBF title since beating Chris Byrd by a 7th round TKO on April 22nd in 2006, and he’s successfully defended the belt 14 times. Even with Wladimir moving into 2nd place next month in the longest title reign department, he’ll still trail Holmes in the overall title defense department. Read the rest of this entry »
By Stevie Ocallaghan: It’s quite ironic that with the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight coming up on September 14th, I just happened to remember a story about a terrific fighter who fought by the name of Rocky Lockridge. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Babatis Banda: Controversy has been part of this sport for ages. Even in this modern era, controversy still surrounds the sport and it is what makes it tick in part. Great warriors have come and gone, some too soon and some with a bit more perseverance. On the 14th of September two great unbeaten sportsmen meet to slug it off. One is a huge power punching young man while the other is an artist, a purist of the sport.
Soul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) is the younger, but a lot bigger of the two boxers. It is evident that he is blessed with the ability to box and packs loads of power in his punches. On the other hand, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) is the older, by over 10 years, the smaller of the two, but the most skilled and experienced. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mohummad Humza Elahi: (Twitter: @MHE_1985) When discussing the nature of a fighter, the casual approach, which is often the easiest, is to focus on the attributes we see; speed, strength, technique, footwork and so on. But when two competitors are matched equally in these departments, we draw from these men and women the qualities that could provide the edge in their bout, those elusive intangibles. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jose Muradas: Boxing needs mega-rivalries that will bring a buzz back to the sport. It’s time for boxing to knock MMA on it’s backside. We know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will never happen. Pacquiao looks to be on the downside of his career, Marquez is one fight away from retirement. Once Mayweather leaves the star power in boxing is gone.
My suggestion is to start building new rivalries now. Now is the time for boxing to start making the fights that will create those rivalries. The fighter at the center of it all: Gennady Golovkin. He is a machine,and reminds me of a young Roberto Duran. He can box, he can punch, and oh my, can he punch! He will fight anybody in his division, he shows no fear, and he is must see boxing. Fighters, such as Canelo Alvarez, Carl Froch, and Peter Quillin, would make for heated rivalries. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) says he’ll be studying tape of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s first fight against Jose Luis Castillo in April 2002 to get ready for his September 14th fight against the 36-year-old Mayweather. Canelo seems to be under the impression that the Mayweather-Castillo I fight holds some valuable keys to him beating Mayweather Jr.
Canelo said “We plan to study a lot of tape, especially his [Mayweather] first fight with Jose Luis Castillo, who gave him the most problems. I know I haven’t reached my peak yet and that I have a lot to learn.”. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sevak Sarkisian: On July 5th fight fans will be treated to an exciting fight card from Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford Connecticut. This will be the first fight card that 50 Cents promotional company (SMS Promotions) will be putting on by themselves without other co-promoters.
It will be aired live on ESPN 2 9pm ET. The main event will feature former world featherweight titlist Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-2-21KO’s) against the experienced Mike Oliver (25-3-8KO’s). Read the rest of this entry »