(Photo: Wende) By Allan Fox: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (36-3, 28 KO’s) will be facing former WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (43-3, 24 KO’s) for the second and hopefully the last time next Saturday night on March 23rd at The GETEC Arena, in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.
Abraham, 33, already convincingly beat Stieglitz by a 12 round unanimous decision last year by the scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 116-112 last August, but we’re seeing a rematch because Stieglitz had a rematch clause in his contract. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: 35-year-old Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) will be fighting for another world title when he steps up and faces WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) next month on April 27th at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Judah was recently knocked out by Amir Khan in a 5th round TKO in July of 2011, but Judah came back from that loss to defeat fringe 140 lb. contender Vernon Paris to be given another shot at a title.
With the light welterweight division having few recognizable names for casual boxing fans, Judah has kind of become what Evander Holyfield was to the heavyweight division in getting title shots without having to do a whole lot because he’s got a name that fans can recognize. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Frank Warren is hoping he can set up a fight between former British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora (15-0, 9 KO’s) and David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) this summer.
Chisora, 29, will have to win his fight next month against a still to be determined opponent on April 20th on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly vs. Robin Krasniqi at the Wembley Arena in London.
Warren said to espn.co.uk “Looking to maneuver ‘Del Boy’ straight back into championship contention – ideally in a crack at [David] Price for his old belts at a big arena this summer.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez will be at the fight tonight to watch WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley defend his title for the first time against Ruslan Provodnikov in Carson, California.
Marquez is scouting out the 29-year-old Bradley for a possible fight against him later on this year in September possibly unless Marquez is persuaded by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum to face Manny Pacquiao. Bradley thus far has seemed lukewarm to the idea of facing Marquez, who he considers a very good fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) believes he’s got the magic strategy to try and beat undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) on May 4th, and that’s by pressuring him the full 12 rounds to where Mayweather can’t even breath.
It’s not exactly a new strategy because it’s been tried by most of Mayweather’s opponents in the past and they’ve all miserably failed at achieving it, but that’s what Guerrero says he’s going to try and do when he faces Mayweather in front of a sold out MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guerrero said to Fightnews.com “You’ve got to go in there and execute your game plan, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m coming in there to dictate the fight. He ain’t intimidating me, man.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: By now Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has probably heard the news that 39-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) is saying that he has no interested in facing Arum’s stable fighter Manny Pacquiao for a fifth fight in September or ever.
Marquez feels that his recent 6th round knockout victory over the Filipino closes the book on their four fight series, and there’s no point in Arum trying to set up yet another fight.
Marquez says he wants either Tim Bradley or Brandon Rios, and he doesn’t want Pacquiao or WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) seems to be concerned whether WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) is having second thoughts about facing him after hearing rumors that Broner wasn’t excited about the idea of having to face Malignaggi in New York in front of what could be a packed house full of Malignaggi’s fans on June 22nd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Malignaggi said to RingTV “Stop b****** and sign the contract…let’s do it. Now, I’m hyped.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (29-0, 12 KO’s) successfully made weight on Friday coming in at 146.6 pounds for his fight tomorrow night against non-welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KO’s) at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California, USA.
Provodnikov, 29, also came in at an identical 146.6 lbs. HBO will be televising the fight even though it’s more of a tune-up/title milking type fight for Bradley than actual title defense in the traditional sense. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: The WBC heavyweight eliminator bout between #1 WBC Chris Arreola (35-2, 30 KO’s) and #2 WBC Bermane Stiverne (22-1-1, 20 KO’s) will be taking place next month on April 27th at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
This fight seems almost jinxed after having already been moved twice, you have to wonder if it’ll actually take place next month or not. Having the Arreola-Stiverne fight continually pushed into the future is making it easy for WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko to avoid making a decision about his career. Read the rest of this entry »