Lara likely won’t get Canelo bout even if he destroys Hernandez on Saturday

Lara Hernandez Lara vs. Hernandez  saul alvarez erislandy lara (Photo: Casino/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara (16-1-1, 11 KO’s) is pretty much in a no win situation when it comes to trying to get a title shot against WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, because his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions aren’t interested in matching Alvarez up with the tough as nails Lara. Read the rest of this entry »

Chavez Jr. is going to have to take some monstrous shots from Martinez if he wants to win

Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez Chavez Jr Martinez  sergio martinez julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: There’s nothing that jumped out at you when looking at WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s recent win over Andy Lee at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Humberto Soto made a huge mistake by fighting Matthysse

Soto Matthysse Soto vs. Matthysse  lucas matthysse humberto soto By Allan Fox: For all practical purposes, 32-year-old former WBC lightweight champion Humberto Soto (58-8-2, 34 KO’s) was making his first appearance at 140 last Saturday night in his 5th round stoppage loss to light welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Read the rest of this entry »

Bernstein: Nonito Donaire is the best fighter in the lower weights

Donaire Mathebula Donaire vs. Mathebula  nonito donaire By Chris Williams: Showtime boxing analyst Al Bernstein is high on WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (28-1, 18 KO’s) for some reason, seeing him as the best fighter in the entire lower weight classes. Read the rest of this entry »

Haye has to let his hands go if he wants to beat Chisora

Haye Chisora Haye vs. Chisora  derek chisora david haye By William Mackay: Since moving up to the heavyweight division in 2008, David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) has proven to be incredibly economical with his punches. It doesn’t seem to matter whom he’s facing; Haye still is very frugal in letting his shots go. Read the rest of this entry »

Canelo Alvarez: I wanted to fight Mayweather or Cotto next, but they’re on vacation

 saul alvarez miguel cotto floyd mayweather jr By Jason Kim: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez’s big plans of a fight against Victor Ortiz on September 15th were dashed last weekend with Ortiz’s upset loss to Josesito Lopez. Alvarez’s promoters at Golden Boy now have several options for opponents to put in with Alvarez, but the names that have been mentioned are less than appealing unfortunately. Read the rest of this entry »

Malignaggi: Ortiz could use a sports psychologist

Ortiz Lopez Ortiz vs. Lopez  victor ortiz paulie malignaggi By Dan Ambrose: WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi, who’s no strange to pain, thinks that Victor Ortiz is being judged negatively by fans now because of Ortiz’s past fights where he had problems and made mental mistakes. Ortiz quit last Saturday night in the 9th round against Josesito Lopez due to a broken jaw. Read the rest of this entry »

Pacquiao and Arum to map future strategy

Pacquiao Bradley Pacquiao vs. Bradley  manny pacquiao By John F. McKenna (McJack): Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO’s) is presently in Los Angeles with his wife Jinkee and their four children. They will soon depart for a much needed vacation in Paris, but according to Pacquiao advisor Michael Koncz, Manny will meet with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum before he departs for Paris. Read the rest of this entry »

Arum: Pacquiao could fight Mayweather twice in 2013

Mayweather Pacquiao Mayweather vs. Pacquiao  manny pacquiao floyd mayweather jr By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says his fighter Manny Pacquiao could face Floyd Mayweather Jr. twice in 2013 if everything goes right. Why Arum all of a sudden is talking not one but two fights for Pacquiao against Mayweather is the big question. Read the rest of this entry »

Schaefer: Victor Ortiz could have bled out due to broken jaw

Ortiz Lopez Ortiz vs. Lopez  victor ortiz By Allan Fox: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer believes that his fighter former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO’s) did the right thing by quitting after the 9th round against Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KO’s) last Saturday, because Ortiz’s broken jaw put him at a danger of bleeding out due to the bone of his broken jaw causing internal damage from Lopez’s blows. Read the rest of this entry »

De La Hoya thinks it’s a bad idea for Pacquiao to fight Bradley again

Pacquiao Bradley II Pacquiao vs. Bradkey II  timothy bradley oscar de la hoya manny pacquiao By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya doesn’t think it’s a good idea for Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley to step inside the ring again to fight in a rematch, because he thinks boxing fans will see the rematch as having been part of some grand scheme put together by Bradley and Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum due to the controversy from their fight earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Froch having second thoughts about facing Bute in Canada?

Froch Bute Froch vs. Bute  lucian bute carl froch By Scott Gilfoid: After having beaten former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute recently in a fight that took place in Nottingham, UK, Carl Froch (29-2, 21 KO’s) now suddenly isn’t so eager to travel to Montreal, Canada to face Bute in his adopted home city in front of 15,000 angry Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »


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