By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) is facing Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KO’s) tomorrow night in a fight that few boxing fans are interested in seeing at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Darchinyan is 37, he’s lost two out of his last four fights, and he’s pretty much just a shot fighter now. On top of that, Donaire already knocked him out 6 years ago. Whether it was Donaire or his promoter Bob Arum’s idea for him to fight Darchinyan again, it’s seems like a really bad idea.
Donaire should be fighting the guy that just beat him in Guillermo Rigondeaux, because he really took Donaire to school last April in beating him by a 12 round decision. But by Donaire choosing to fight Darchinyan again at this stage in Darchinyan’s career, it makes Donaire look like a cherry picker and a ducker for making this move. You normally don’t see fighters getting easily beaten by someone and then turning around and deciding to fight someone that they easily beat years ago. That’s a backwards move and it doesn’t do anything to make people forget that you were badly beaten. Read the rest of this entry »
By Nas Jawaid: There’s certainly a difference of opinion about the Amir Khan vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight. Some fans believe Khan won’t stand a chance at all, some believe he doesn’t deserve a chance, and the rest believe in Amir Khan. I guess it’s easy to say there’s’ definitely a split decision. One thing which every boxing fan would agree on is that Khan brings excitement, not only because of his fast hands and combination punching, but also because of his suspect chin. We never know what’s going to happen in a Khan fight.
When the rumors began spreading about Floyd and Khan mixing it up, I for one thought immediately easy money for Floyd, but now I don’t think that to be the case. Khan’s long reach and blazing fast hands may cause Floyd some trouble (I believe Floyd will adapt and knock Khan out) and it will be great to see the boxing technician adapt to a younger faster fighter. Plus, we all know styles make fights and Khan does have that winning round style long reach combination punching so it would be interesting to say the least. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Hughie Fury (12-0, 7 KO’s) picked up his 7th stoppage of his still young career with a harder than expected 4th round TKO win over 32-year-old David Gegeshidze (10-5-1, 2 KO’s) at the City Academy Sports Centre in Bristol, UK. The fight was stopped after Hughie hit the badly out of shape Gegeshidze with several clubbing right hands to the head in the 4th. The referee stepped in and waived it off rather than letting Hughie try to finish the pot-bellied Gegeshidze.
Hughie had suffered a cut over his left eye in the 4th round when he leaned into a right hand from Gegeshidze and got nailed right on the eye. As far as the knockout goes, it was more of a product of Gegeshidze being totally gassed out than him being hurt from any of Hughie’s shots because he didn’t show any power at in the fight, and Gegeshidze had no problems taking his best shots. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions has pulled Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO’s) from the December 14th Showtime card and moved him to January 30th against former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo (34-5, 17 KO’s) at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Ortiz-Collazo will be the headliner bout. There still isn’t an undercard yet, but Golden Boy will eventually get to that over time.
This is going to be test for Ortiz, because he’s been beaten in his last two fights by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Josesito Lopez. Golden Boy has backed Ortiz off a little from top opposition by putting him in with Collazo. If Ortiz loses this fight too then Golden Boy will need to take Ortiz back and slowly rebuild him from the very start. He’s missed close to two years of his career due to the broken jaw he suffered in his loss to Josesito Lopez and his subsequent decision to take part in Dancing with The Stars and to act in a Sylvester Stallone movie. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (11-0, 6 KO’s) continues with his improbable chase of Mike Tyson’s heavyweight record for the youngest heavyweight champion in facing little known David Gegeshidze (10-4-1, 2 KO’s) at the City Academy Sports Centre, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom. This isn’t much of a step up for young Hughie from his last two fights against Dorian Darch and Hrvoje Kisicek.
About the only thing that you can see as a positive in this fight is that the 32-year-old Gegeshidze at least has a winning record, which is more than you can say about a lot of Hughie’s past opponents. However, Gegeshidze’s victories have come against opposition with absolutely terrible records, so you pretty much have to throw out all 10 of Gegeshidze’s past wins and see him as an 0-4-1 fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Al Hmiel: Manny has obviously has healed well and is in great condition even without Ariza counting his sit-ups and pull ups. Funny thing about a devastating Knock out blow is that mentally many fighters never recover from the shock and humiliation a Knock out brings on. Manny went out face first sniffing canvas at Juan Marquez’s feet in a most humiliating and stunning manner.
Possibly the most shocking one punch KO in boxing history. Apparently Freddy Roach the great trainer has Manny primed and ready to meet with Rios. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ivan Godfrey: On the 23rd of this month Froch will go up against one George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) for the IBF super middleweight title. Although the WBA ‘regular’ title will also be up for contention. I shall choose not to mention that in the same light as the IBF ‘super’ world title as i and the majority of boxing fans are unaware of how to judge these so called ‘regular’ champions.
WOW! What a fight we have on our hands here. Two fighters styles make a fight. Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Tim Bradley the other day was always going to be a quite dour match up in terms of excitement for neutral fans of the sweet science due to their similar ‘defensive’ counter-punching styles. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the tactical know-how throughout, but lets be honest, all we want to see is a good brawl between two ‘hard nuts’ who care about nothing but getting the win. For this reason i am very excited for the Froch vs. Groves bout due to the spirit of both competitors. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (15-2, 13 KO’s) will be returning to the ring next month fight a still to be determined opponent in the UK. Price, 30, says he wants a rust-removing type of opponent, and then after that he’d be open to facing someone like Australian heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (18-0, 16 KO’s). However, the guy that Price really wants to face is fellow Brit Tyson Fury after he loses his fight against David Haye in February. Price is absolutely certain that Fury will lose that fight, and once he loses it he feels that the perfect fight will between them.
Price told IFL TV “Once Tyson Fury loses to David Haye, which is what a lot of people believe is going to happen, it’s going to make it open for a fight between the two of us. It’s a massive fight. I imagine I’ll be fighting before Christmas. Two fights from now, 2 good wins, I’m sure I’ll be on everyone’s lips.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is still holding out hope that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will agree to fight his guy Manny Pacquiao before both of them are totally shot. Roach thinks the fight will happen eventually, but his concern is that it might happen far too late in the game for it to be the big fight that could have been due to their advancing age. Roach says he would have never agreed to the 60-40 purse split and the blood testing that Pacquiao agreed to in an effort to try and make the fight with Mayweather recently.
Roach told philstar.com “That’s way too generous [the blood testing and 60/40 purse split] for me. I would never do that. That’s how bad [Pacquiao] wanted the fight. I still have hope. Mayweather’s in the same position [Pacquiao] is. You’ve only got eight fighters in the world that can sell on pay-per-view and make money. That’s why I give it a shot.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s) was amused recently when he heard Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer saying that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez could end up facing the winner of Trout’s December 7th fight against Erislandy Lara (18-1-2, 12 KO’s) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Trout doesn’t see Canelo fighting him or Lara, but he’s hoping that Schaefer will make that fight if he gets past Lara. Trout says he feels that he didn’t lose his fight against Canelo earlier this year. He initially agreed that he lost, but after watching the fight on replay, Trout felt that he either won the fight or it should have been scored draw. Read the rest of this entry »