By Boxing Muse: Golden Boy and Zab Judah team up in a co-promotional deal which means the former two weight world champion will continue his career at the age of 35 with big fights on the horizon.
Although Brooklyn’s Judah lost his last bout to WBC, WBA & The Ring Light Welterweight champion Danny Garcia, in defeat he displayed a side to him that we as fight fans had not seen; pure determination and heart. Zab has always possessed the skills a boxer could wish for but in his younger days lacked the maturity produce the best performances from his undeniable ability.
The link up with Golden Boy Promotions will help Judah get the most out of the twilight of his career, given that Golden Boy promotes a majority of the talent around light-welter and welterweight. Read the rest of this entry »
Golovkin’s trainer thinks Sergio Martinez is looking for cash-out fight against Mayweather-Canelo winner
By Allan Fox: Abel Sanchez, the trainer for WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, seriously doubts that WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) will opt to fight Golovkin in September 2014 like what was mentioned recently. Sanchez feels that was just another way of saying they’re not interested in facing Golovkin by putting the fight date way into the future.
Instead, Sanchez sees the 38-year-old Martinez cashing out in a fight against Miguel Cotto, Darren Barker, Peter Quillin or the winner of the September 14th fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and then walking away from the sport. The Mayweather-Canelo winner would likely be the ideal cash-out fight for Martinez, because it offers the biggest payday by far for Martinez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) says he’s around 160 lbs. right now with 3 months to go for his November 23rd fight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s), and he expects to over 150+ when he enters the ring to fight in front of a legion of Pacquiao’s fans at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Rios is still shocked at how small Pacquiao was when he met him for the first time in Macao, and Rios expects his size advantage to work to his benefit in this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) was amused to learn that Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) sees him as another Steve Cunningham for him to beat up in their fight on September 28th. Haye’s amused by it because he realizes he’s a much better puncher than Cunningham, and he remembers how Cunningham was able to put Fury flat on his back in the 2nd round from a right hand.
Haye says he’ll make sure he hits Fury hard enough to where he won’t be able to get back to his feet like he did against Cunningham. Fury won that fight by a 7th round TKO after putting a left forearm in Cunningham’s face to blind him and then hitting him with a sweeping right hand to the head with the left forearm still nicely in place.
By that point in the fight, Cunningham would have gone down with almost any feather-fisted shot that Fury threw, because he was just dog-tired. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Photo Wende) By Allan Fox: Tony Thompson (38-3, 26 KO’s) weighed in at a career high weight of 263.9 lbs. for his fight on Saturday night against undefeated heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KO’s) at the Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
This is slightly more than the 262 lbs. that Thompson weighed in at for his first fight against David Price last February. The difference here is Thompson looks a lot more solid than he did for that fight, and his weight looks like mostly muscle this time.
For his part, Pulev weighed in at 252.9 lbs. This is slightly more than what Pulev normally weighs for his fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Roger Mayweather doesn’t care too much about the story that’s leaked out from WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s training camp at Big Bear, California about Canelo beating up on nameless sparring partners.
Supposedly, Canelo has knocked out four of them, but again there’s no names given for the quality of the sparring partners to identify whether they’re talented fighters or just someone pulled out of a local gym and throw in the ring with Canelo. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan thinks former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (26-1, 12 KO’s) could come back from his 4th round knockout loss without any problems if he would simply move his training operations over to the United States and start being trained by Freddie Roach at the Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles, California.
Khan really believes that Roach can turn things around for the struggling fighter. How precisely Roach would be able to fix Cleverly’s lack of power, defense and hand speed is the big question. By the time a fighter is 26, he’s usually about as powerful as he’ll ever be. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The struggling British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (17-4, 11 KO’s) has lost 3 out of his last 5 fights in the last 2 years, and it’s difficult to imagine seeing Chisora fighting for a title for years to come. However, he thinks he knows a quick shortcut to get a world title shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko by capturing the EBU heavyweight title.
Chisora thinks that if he captures the European heavyweight strap it’ll put him straight into a fight against the 6’6” Wladimir. In other words, Chisora will skip past higher ranked, and arguably much more talented heavyweight contenders like Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) simply by winning the EBU belt. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Main Events) By Allan Fox: IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) is saying that he called out unbeaten knockout artist Sergey Kovalev (22-0-1, 20 KO’s) before Kovalev’s fight against WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly, but Kovalev instead chose to fight Cleverly instead of him.
That’s Hopkins’ side of the story, according to Thaboxingvoice.com. Hopkins thinks Kovalev didn’t want to fight him.
Kovalev couldn’t Hopkins even if he wanted to because Hopkins already had a mandatory that he couldn’t get around in Karo Murat (25-1-1, 15 KO’s), so it’s difficult to know what Hopkins is talking about by saying he wanted to take the fight with Kovalev. Hopkins had to fight Murat or risk losing his IBF title. Read the rest of this entry »