By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) feels that no other heavyweight in the division could have out-boxed the over-matched Dereck Chisora (20-5, 13 KOs) the way that he did last night in stopping him in the 10th round. Fury pretty much pitched a shutout in making Chisora look really bad before his trainer opted to pull the plug on the fight after the 10th.
It was a case of Chisora being too short, too limited and perhaps too over-trained last night. I’m not sure that Fury did anything special in out-boxing Chisora last night, because as awful as Chisora looked in that fight, I think a good many heavyweights in the division would have done the same thing to him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has made it known that his number one priority for the next fight for Manny Pacquiao (57-5-w, 38 KOs) is to match him up against WBA/WBC 147 pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs). But since that fight will likely not be happening anytime soon if ever, Arum is going to need to match Pacquiao against someone.
One of the possibilities for Pacquiao to face in 2015 is Arum’s fighter WBA champion Jessie Vargas (26-0, 9 KOs). Arum is reportedly interested in matching Pacquiao up against the 25-year-old Vargas, even though Vargas arguably has about as many fans as Pacquiao’s last opponent Chris Algieri. This should be a fight even easier than the Algieri fight for the aging Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) earned the right to face IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko last night in beating an over-matched plodding Dereck Chisora (20-5, 13 KOs) by a 10th round TKO in their WBO heavyweight eliminator at the ExCel Arena in London, UK.
Fury, 6’9”, made it a point to call out the 38-year-old Wladimir after the fight, as if something like that were needed for him to validate himself as a future challenger. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Hughes – In a much anticipated fight between UK middleweight prospects,Billy Joe Saunders 21-0 (11 ko’s) defeated Chris Eubank Jr 18-1 (13 ko’s) via split decision.The cards 116-113 Eubank Jr,115-113 and 115-114 for the European champion Saunders testament to the action that had taken place close and arguments after from both sets of supporters and pundits about who had done enough to win.
The key factor for I felt the pacing of the fight by both, Eubank Jr started slowly the opening four rounds for me clearly won by Billy Joe Saunders and probably the 5th also, the cleaner work being set up behind the Saunders jab and following up with some decent combinations.Eubank Jr only started to get a foothold in the contest after the half way mark to me he and his corner judged the pace of the fight incorrectly. Saunders southpaw style certainly kept Eubank Jr from making any impression in the early rounds, Saunders deserves credit for his performance his game plan came to fruition on the night. For Eubank Jr it was his first 12 round contest and looking back I believe he was conscious of trying to leave something in the tank but by doing so it cost him the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs) successfully defended his WBO title tonight in beating #1 WBO Raymundo Beltran (29-7-1, 17 KOs) by an incredibly boring 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. The judges scored the fight 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108, all for Crawford.
As much as I liked Crawford’s performance tonight, I must say it was one of the most boring performances I’ve seen from a champion in some time. When you note that HBO is no longer televising Guillermo Rigondeaux’s fights on their network, it makes you wonder why, because he’s arguably a much entertaining fighter to watch than Crawford. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a totally one-sided fight, #4 WBO Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) stopped #1 WBO Dereck Chisora (20-5, 13 KOs) in a 10th round stoppage on Saturday night in their WBO heavyweight eliminator bout at the ExCel Arena in London, UK.
The fight was halted by Chisora’s corner after the 10th round due to the one-sided nature of the fight. Chisora was bleeding under his right eye and from his nose. The fight was horribly one-sided, and even more one-sided than their first fight in 2011. Chisora was just too slow, too weak and too limited to give Fury any kind of fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr sent a message this week when he sent an Instagram message showing Pacquiao being knocked down and out by Juan Manuel Marquez from their fight in 2012.
Mayweather didn’t include any wording or verbal message with his Instagram, but it seemed pretty clear that he was sending a message that would indicate that Pacquiao still has unfinished business with the 41-year-old Marquez before he can start talking about wanting to fight him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten #9 WBO middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (18-0, 13 KOs) will be looking to prove himself tonight against #2 WBO, #3 WBC, #8 IBF, #12 WBA Billy Joe Saunders (20-0, 11 KOs) in their 12 round fight at the Excel Arena in London, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBO, #3 IBF, #6 WBC, #13 WBA Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) and #4 WBO, #5 IBF, #12 WBC Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) will be battling it out tonight in their WBO heavyweight title eliminator bout at the ExCel Arena in London, UK.
They’ll be fighting for the vacant British heavyweight strap, as well as Chisora’s EBU title. The thing that Chisora and Fury are most interested in is becoming the WBO mandatory challenger so that they can get a nice payday fight against WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: After missing out on a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2009 due the fight not being negotiated because of the random blood tests that Mayweather wanted, Manny Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum are really hoping that they can set up a fight with Mayweather in early 2015.
Arum and Pacquiao both feel that Pacquiao’s wins over Brandon Rios, Chris Algieri and Tim Bradley were big enough wins to get him a fight against Mayweather. Unfortunately, I’m not sure that Mayweather agrees with them, as those victories were hardly what you can call huge wins. Read the rest of this entry »