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title Are the Middleweight divisions really a joke?

taylor775By Gav Duthie: I was recently reading a Charles Brewer (former IBF Middleweight champion) interview where he described the middleweight/super middleweight divisions at present as a joke. His particular reference point was regarding his surprise at Jermaine Taylor being able to win a world title and Andre Wards ring inactivity.

After taking his thoughts on board and looking at the divisions on a deeper level I tend to agree with his synopsis.  Read the rest of this entry »



title Andre Ward: Too good in a poor division

ward3432By Abbas Dadhiwala: Andre Ward is recognized as the best boxer in the super middleweight division. He has never lost, he dominates fights, very rarely does any boxer land a clean punch on him, but every time he fights the venue is half full.

Ward is a very clever boxer, has speed, accuracy and the timing of his shots are wonderful. The best boxer in the super middleweight division is Froch, when they fought Froch could not land a single telling punch on Ward all throughout the Super Six Final. Read the rest of this entry »



title Rigondeaux: Donaire is an embarrassment

rigondeaux111`By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) appears to still have issues with Nonito Donaire despite having beaten him by a lopsided decision two years ago in 2013.

With Donaire planning on moving back down to 122 after taking a licking from WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters in his last fight, there’s speculation that Donaire might be interested at some point in getting in the ring with Rigondeaux once again in order to try and avenge his loss to him. Read the rest of this entry »



title Donaire to fight on March 28th in the Philippines

donaireBy Chris Williams: Former four division belt holder Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs) will be returning to the ring in two months from now to face a still to be determined opponent at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines.

Donaire, 32, is expected to be matched up against a Mexican fighter in what will likely be a tune-up bout at 122. Donaire needs a confidence booster after he was knocked out in the 6th round by WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters last October at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

“I’ll fight whoever they put in front of me,” Donaire said via the Manilastandardtoday.com. Read the rest of this entry »



title Maidana says he’s not under contract with Mayweather Promotions or Golden Boy

maidana566By Allan Fox: Former two division champion Marcos Maidana (35-5, 32 KOs) announced earlier today that he’s not under contract with Golden Boy Promotions or Mayweather Promotions. Maidana, however, is with Al Haymon, his manager, and he’s the one that helps guide his career.

That could be a positive or a negative depending on how Haymon plans on using Maidana in 2015. Thus far, Maidana has really lucked out in his last three fights because he’s fought Floyd Mayweather twice and Adrien Broner. You can’t get much better than that. Read the rest of this entry »



title Cotto-Canelo will need to move off May 2nd date for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

canelo7344By Dan Ambrose: Manny Pacquiao’s positive news on Sunday about his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr likely to be ready to be announced by the end of this month means that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto will need to get ready to move off the May 2nd fight date that Mayweather wants for the Pacquiao fight date.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is said to be taking place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. That fight obviously is a much bigger match-up then the Cotto-Canelo fight. There’s no comparison at all between them. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather has five day deadline to decide on Khan fight

khan777776By Scott Gilfoid: Well, if Floyd Mayweather Jr has any interest in fighting Amir Khan, he’d better speak up soon by this week because Khan has given Mayweather a five day deadline for him to make up his mind this week if he wants to fight him or not.

If Khan doesn’t hear any word from Mayweather this week, he’s going to move on and start looking at other options. Khan has already said that he’d love to face Manny Pacquiao, so he’s probably the next guy Khan will start targeting for a fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Is Froch hurting his own legacy by aiming for Chavez Jr instead of Golovkin?

froch5629By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Carl Froch is talking about only wanting to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr rather than getting in the ring with other fighters that would seemingly help his legacy in a much bigger way such as Gennady Golovkin, Andre Ward, the Dirrell brothers, Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson.

I’m not sure that Froch realizes this or not, but he’s probably stunting his own legacy by fighting guys like George Groves, Chavez Jr and Yusuf Mack rather than looking to fight the best guys. Read the rest of this entry »



title Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado 3 in less than 2 weeks

By Allan Fox: For boxing fans anxious to see the third fight between former world champions Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) and Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs), their fight will be taking place in less than two weeks from now on HBO on January 24th at the 1stBank Center, in Bloomfield, Colorado, USA. Read the rest of this entry »



title Eddie Chambers vs. Alexander Ustinov possible for February 28th at O2 Arena, London, UK

By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Eddie Chambers (40-4, 22 KOs) says he could be facing 38-year-old Alexander Ustinov (30-1, 21 KOs) on the undercard of the Tyson Fury vs. Christian Hammer card on February 28th at the O2 Arena in London, UK. If the 32-year-old Chambers winds up getting the fight against Ustinov, he’d be taking the guy that Fury skipped out on last year when he was supposed to fight an in shape Ustinov. Read the rest of this entry »



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