By Scott Gilfoid: Dominic Ingle, the trainer for Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs), sees his match on Saturday against IBF 147 pound champ Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs), as a toss-up bout. He says that Porter has never fought anyone good, and that Brook has been working out for 16 weeks to get ready for this fight.
Ingle thinks he’s got the goods to take it. Ingle doesn’t rate Porter as being in the same league as Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr, and he feels he’s ready to be beaten on Saturday.
Ingle made a remark that seemed a little odd when he said if the fight were to be staged in the UK, Kell would win. It shouldn’t make any difference where the fight is staged. I don’t understand how it would be any different in the UK. If Porter is the better fighter, it shouldn’t be any different no matter where the fight takes place.
If Ingle is talking about Brook getting the benefit of the doubt if the fight went to the card just because he’s fighting at home in the UK, then that’s pretty sad. Of course, I’m sure if Porter had agreed to fight Kell in the UK, he’d have taken his own judges with him in the form of his fists in order to make sure the judges played no part in the outcome of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight talent Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) is literally chomping at the bit to get in the ring to try and inflict some punishment on his opponent Jason Gavern (25-16-4, 11 KOs) on Saturday night.
Deontay has been out of the ring for the past 5 months since he destroyed Malik Scott in the 1st round in March, and he wants to get in there and start bouncing right hands off of Gavern’s chin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Hughes: On the 12th of August, 1982, Salvador Sanchez (44-1-1, 32 KOs), at just a tender 23 years old a real boxing prodigy and to me, Mexican legend died in a car crash. Sanchez was a featherweight boxer that really had it all. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: This Saturday hosts one of the most intriguing fights of the year as Kell Brook looks to finally prove he is “The Special One” against Shawn “Showtime” Porter. Porter is a massive 2/5 favorite with the bookies with Brook the 2/1 outsider.
I feel that the fight is a much closer contest than that so decided to have an in-depth look at the fighters attributes to compare and contrast. The winner can look forward to huge fights against the likes of Keith Thurman, Amir Khan and even Floyd Mayweather Jr next year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former two time world title challenger George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) is hoping #6 WBC Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KOs) will beat WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (32-5-3, 21 KOs) in their rematch this Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Groves likes the idea of fighting the well-known Dirrell, and he thinks it’ll be an interesting fight between them. Of course, Groves may never get the chance of fighting Dirrell or Bika unless he gets past #2 WBC Christopher Rebrasse in their WBC super middleweight title eliminator bout on September 20th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: 36-year-old Jermain Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) will be fighting IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) on October 4th at a still to be determined location.
It’s hard to argue in favor of Taylor getting a world title shot considering that he hasn’t faced a high level opponent since he was beaten 5 years ago by Arthur Abraham and Carl Froch by stoppage defeats. But then again we’re talking about Taylor fighting who many boxing fans see as little more than a paper champion in 40-year-old Soliman. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan says he’s interested in facing either Robert Guerrero or Devon Alexander for his next fight in December if the two are available. Khan mentioned wanting to fight one of them in the UK or Dubai.
That’s probably not going to happen, but it’s okay for Khan to wish. Khan says he still wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao in the future. Interestingly enough, he says the Mayweather fight didn’t happen this year because of Ramadan.
I’m not sure that Khan would have gotten the Mayweather fight even if there wasn’t Ramadan at the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »
"Fans want it, fighters want it, GBP wants it. Getting moving on Garcia/Peterson"
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) August 13, 2014
By Dan Ambrose: Responding to small pockets of interest from boxing fans in a potential unification fight between IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and WBA/WBC 140 pound champion Danny Garcia, Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya says he’s going to start working on putting together the fight. He wants to make the fight for the fans, who really aren’t beating down Golden Boy’s door to see the fight. To honest, Peterson still hasn’t been looked at the same way by fans ever since he was obliterated by Lucas Matthysse. Fans would probably prefer to see a Garcia vs. Matthysse rematch or Garcia vs. Mauricio Herrera rather than seeing Garcia matched up against a guy that Matthysse easily beat in Peterson. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: On Tuesday, ESPN reported that several fights have been added to the undercard of the September 13th Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Marcos Maidana 2 fight card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fights are as follows: Lightweights Miguel Vazquez vs. Mickey Bey, junior middleweights Alfredo Angulo vs. James De La Rosa and WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz vs. TBA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gavin”Neds” O’Connor: Former three division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (28-1-22 KOs) is a fighter that courts controversy and is always good value for a quote or two. Broner believes he will not encounter any problems in his next fight against light welterweight Emmanuel Taylor (18-2-12 KOs) on September the 6th 2014 in his hometown of Cincinnati at the U.S Bank Arena.
Broner seems to be letting his self-confidence get the better of him once again with him looking past his next bout with one eye on averaging his one and only defeat at the hands of Marcos Maidana last December in Texas when losing Broner list his WBA welterweight title in an unexpected 12 round unanimous decision loss. Read the rest of this entry »