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title Malignaggi doubts Andre Dirrell’s character

By Scott Gilfoid: Former two belt champ Paulie Malignaggi has his doubts about the character of Andre Dirrell, as he feels that he’s tough enough as a fighter for his standards. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hatton: Khan deserves a payday against Mayweather

khan555By Scott Gilfoid: British boxing star Ricky Hatton believes that former IBF/WBA 140lb champion Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) deserves to be the one who gets picked out for a payday against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) for his next fight in September this year.

Hatton thinks that Khan has the speed to give Mayweather a tough time, and he thinks he might even pull off an upset against him. However, Hatton doesn’t think that Khan will get the fight against Mayweather due to his lack of appeal in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

title Joseph Parker Interview: How to win friends and influence people

By Bryce Wilson: Undefeated heavyweight Joseph Parker is running 15 minutes late for our scheduled chat on Skype to discuss his recent training camp with Wladimir Klitschko and upcoming fight on June 13th with Yakup Saglam. An apologetic Joseph explains that he was so engrossed in reading Dale Carnegie’s famous book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, that he had lost track of time.

It turns out this isn’t the only cerebral tome that has taken his interest as he mentions an autobiography on billionaire investor Warren Buffet as well as Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad as other recent reads. Having seen Joseph brutalize opponents in the ring it is a strange dichotomy to discover his interest in self-improvement books but also encouraging to see an athlete who fully understands and embraces the importance of mental preparation. Read the rest of this entry »

title Sky Sports and Matchroom Sport extend contract for six years

hearn343By Scott Gilfoid: In a predictable move, Sky Sports has extended its contract with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport promotional company for the next 6 years until 2021. This means for boxing fans that they’re going to need to get used to seeing a lot of James DeGale, Kell Brook, Kevin Mitchell, Scott Quigg, Anthony Joshua, Anthony Crolla and Kevin Mitchell.

There will be 20 shows per year, according to Sky, which can be good or bad depending on the fight cards. I wasn’t impressed at all by the Tony Bellew vs. Nathan Cleverly card last November, and likewise I really disliked the recent Anthony Joshua vs. Raphael Zumbano Love fight card on May 9th. Read the rest of this entry »

title Marquez’s promoter looking for Mayweather fight for him

mayweather43334By Francisco Gurrola, According to, 41-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) is interested in a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) before he retires from the sport. Marquez wants the fight even though he hasn’t fought since May of 2014.

Zanfer Promotions president, Fernando Beltran, who Marquez has been working with for years now, is already looking for the next rival for Marquez to fight, which could be Mayweather or Kell Brook. “We are already looking for a rival, logically he still continues and will continue in rehabilitation, but if he feels at 100% we will have some offers lined up for him,” said Beltran. Read the rest of this entry »

title DeGale: After I win the title [against Dirrell], I’m going after the rest of the belts

By Scott Gilfoid: James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) says he’ll be targeting all the other super middleweight titles once he beats American Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) this Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC from Boston. MA. Just for the sake of entertaining DeGale’s fantasy of him beating Dirrell on Saturday, DeGale will need to beat the likes of Andre Ward, Arthur Abraham and the winner of the Badou Jack vs. George Groves fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chavez Jr. vs. Macklin a possibility

By Scott Gilfoid: A fight between former three time world title challenger Matthew Macklin (32-6, 21 KOs) and former WBC 160lb title holder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) is a possibility. Chavez Jr., 29, is interested in the fight, which would take place at 168. However, Macklin and his promoter Eddie Hearn are both concerned with weight for the fight.

Macklin fights at middleweight, and he would be giving up a lot of weight to Chavez Jr. if he moved up to super middleweight to take the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Alexander Povetkin – Mike Perez tomorrow night in Moscow, Russia

povetkin123By Allan Fox: Tomorrow night, #1 WBC Alexander Povetkin (28-1, 20 KOs) will be facing #2 WBC Mike Perez (21-1-1, 13 KOs) on May 22nd in a World Boxing Council heavyweight title eliminator bout at the Luzhniki, in Moscow, Russia.

The winner of the Povetkin vs. Perez clash will be the WBC mandatory challenger for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. The 35-year-old Povetkin has to be seen as the favorite in this fight because he’s looked better in his last couple of fights, and he’s done better than Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

title Abraham and Stieglitz square off on July 18th

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) will continue with his long series of fights against Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KOs) when the two of them face each other for the 4th, and not likely the final time, two months from now on July 18th at the Gerry Weber Stadium, in Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

title Bellew can’t afford to lose fight on June 26th

bellew1By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBO, #8 IBF, #10 WBA cruiserweight contender Tony Bellew (23-2-1, 14 KO) is in a position where he can’t afford to lose his next fight on June 26th against a still to be determined opponent at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.

If the 32-year-old Bellew loses this fight, he can kiss goodbye his world title shot against one of the cruiserweight champions. I don’t expect Bellew’s promoter Eddie Hearn to put him in with anyone good. I suspect it’ll be either a 2nd tier fighter or some bottom dweller from the No.14 of No.15 spot in the division. Hearn isn’t going to risk Bellew’s hide by putting him in with anyone remotely good in my view. Read the rest of this entry »

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