Roach: Someone from Manny’s camp asked me not to let Khan spar with Pacquiao

Pacquiao Marquez Pacquiao vs. Marquez  manny pacquiao amir khan By Dan Ambrose: Freddie Roach, the trainer for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, says that someone from Pacquiao’s camp told him not to let IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan spar with Pacquiao recently. Roach didn’t say who that person is, but you have to guess it’s someone really high up on the totem pole for Roach to give in on this request. This tells you one thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Kell Brook looks good enough to beat Khan right now

Brook Jackiewicz Brook vs. Jackiewicz  kell brook amir khan By Scott Gilfoid: I must say I was very, very impressed with the performance from undefeated Kell Brook (25-0, 17 KO’s) last night in his 6th round TKO victory over Rafal Jackiewicz (38-10-1, 19 KO’s) at the Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Read the rest of this entry »

DeGale was initially upset when he learned that Groves had been signed by Warren

Groves Smith Groves vs. Smith DeGale Wilczewski DeGale vs. Wilczewski  james degale george groves By Scott Gilfoid: Former British super middleweight champion James DeGale (10-1, 8 KO’s) reportedly was extremely upset after learning that his promoter Frank Warren had signed British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves 13-0, 10 KO’s) to a contract and would be thus joining the same stable as DeGale. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Arum turn Tim Bradley into a PPV star?

Bradley Casamayor Bradley vs. Casamayor  timothy bradley joel casamayor boxing By Dan Ambrose: Bob Arum recently signed WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (27-0, 11 KO’s) to a contract with his company Top Rank Promotions with the idea of turning Bradley into a pay per view attraction and one of his biggest stars. Read the rest of this entry »

Schaefer convinced Khan will soon be pound-for-pound king

Khan Peterson Khan vs. Peterson  amir khan By Scott Gilfoid: Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions is betting that IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan will become a huge star under his helm at Golden Boy. Schaefer not only sees Khan becoming a star, but also the pound-for-pound king in boxing. Read the rest of this entry »

Lebedev-Toney: This could end badly for Lights Out

Toney vs. Lebedev  james toney denis lebedev By Dan Ambrose: James Toney (73-6-3, 44 KO’s) is taking his toughest fight in many years when he takes on Russian cruiserweight contender Denis Lebedev (22-1, 17 KO’s) next month on November 4th at the Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleverly says he’ll retire if he loses to Bellew

By William Mackay: WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (22-0, 11 KO’s) could be just joshing by saying that he’ll possibly retire from the sport of boxing if he loses to challenger Tony Bellew (16-0, 10 KO’s) next Saturday on October 15th at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, England. But if Cleverly is serious, he needs to get a little more realistic attitude about his own abilities. He’s not that good that he can walk over everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

Kell Brook a possibility for Froch-Ward undercard on December 17th

By William Mackay: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for undefeated number #2 ranked WBO welterweight contender Kell Brook (25-0, 17 KO’s), is talking about having Brook fight on the undercard of the Super Six finals bout between WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch and WBA champion Andre Ward on December 17th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »

Brook stops Jackiewicz in 6th round!

Brook Jackiewicz Brook vs. Jackiewicz  kell brook By Sean McDaniel: Undefeated welterweight contender Kell Brook (25-0, 17 KOs) really had his way with a badly overmatched Rafal Jackiewicz (38-10-1, 19 KOs) tonight, hitting him at will with lead right hands and jabs until referee Howard Foster had seen enough and halted the fight at 2:36 of the 6th. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotto has no excuses if he gets whipped again by Margarito

Cotto Margarito Cotto vs. Margarito  miguel cotto antonio margarito By Dan Ambrose: The last time Miguel Cotto was taken out by Antonio Margarito, Cotto ran out of gas in the 10th and was battered until being stopped in the 11th. Read the rest of this entry »

Haye tells Vitali either fight me or I quit next week

Klitschko Haye Klitschko vs. Haye  vitali klitschko david haye By John F. McKenna (McJack): Former World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) told WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s) yesterday to either fight him or he will retire next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Barrera picks Pacquiao to knock Marquez out

Pacquiao Marquez Pacquiao vs. Marquez  marco antonio barrera manny pacquiao juan manuel marquez By Chris Williams: Marco Antonio Barrera is picking WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KO’s) to beat Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KO’s) in their fight on November 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

Rios vs. Murray: What a mismatch!

Rios Murray  john murray brandon rios By Scott Gilfoid: WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios has picked from the bottom of the pool to select John Murray for his next fight on December 3rd fight. I can’t think of a worse mismatch this one. It’s a beauty of a mismatch if that’s your cup of tea. The thing is Murray actually thinks he’s going to win the fight. Can you believe that? Read the rest of this entry »

Khan considering a fight with Brook next year

Khan Peterson Khan vs. Peterson  kell brook amir khan By William Mackay: IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan is still undecided about who he’ll be fighting when/if he moves up to welterweight next year to continue his fruitless chasing of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

38-year-old Hasim Rahman will likely fight Povetkin for the title in 2012

Rahman Povetkin Rahman vs. Povetkin  hasim rahman alexander povetkin By Jason Kim: Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KO’s) is poised to get a crack at WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin in 2012 as long as the 38-year-old Rahman doesn’t get beat before then.

The World Boxing Association has given Rahman a number #1 ranking in the division. This puts Rahman in a great position to fight for a title in 2012 against the likely December fight between Povetkin and 48-year-old Evander Holyfield. It’ll likely be Povetkin that emerges the winner of that fight unless he falls apart completely. Read the rest of this entry »

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