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title Canelo needs the Cotto fight, says Sulaiman

canelo846By Dan Ambrose: With three disappointing fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr, Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) is no longer looking like the guy that will be able to carry the baton for Manny Pacquiao and Mayweather when they retire from the spot.

More and more, Canelo is looking like a fighter who was more hype than substance. Perhaps for that reason, World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman feels that the 24-year-old Canelo badly needs the fight against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto right now. Read the rest of this entry »



title ESPN Update Their P4P Rankings

pac645By James P Sexton: On January 5th ESPN tweeted out a link to their newly updated pound for pound rankings. Several positions will not produce any surprise such as Floyd Mayweather Jr remaining at the top as number 1, however several of the other choices may receive some criticism after a close analysis of the fighters recent performances.

Manny Pacquiao was listed at number 2 and whilst I personally would not have him here, its a solid pick and cannot really be questioned. The questionable picks start from the number 3 slot. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan back in training

khan111By Scott Gilfoid: After a month off after his victory over former two division world champion Devon Alexander last December, Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) is back in training to get ready for his next fight against an opponent still to be determined.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Khan is trying to keep in condition just in case he gets picked out by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao for their fights in April or May of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »



title Cleverly moving down to 175, fighting on April 11th in Leeds

cleverly3By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBO light heavyweight belt holder Nathan Cleverly (28-2, 14 KOs) will be moving back down to the 175 pound division to pursue a title shot against WBA World light heavyweight champion Jurgen Braehmer in the near future.

Cleverly attempted to give it a go in the cruiserweight division despite lacking the power to fight in that weight class. He fought exactly three times at cruiserweight, and was beaten recently by Tony Bellew by a 12 round split decision last November in their second fight together. Read the rest of this entry »



title Froch-Chavez Jr contract negotiations moving forward

froch789By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like the contract negotiations between IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch and the former WBC 160lb belt holder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr are moving ahead regardless of Chavez Jr’s promoter Bob Arum saying that there isn’t going to be a fight between them.

Froch’s trainer Rob McCracken says the contract negotiations are progressing between Froch and Chavez Jr. Nothing has been agreed upon yet, but the negotiations are ongoing. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jermain Taylor: I’ll beat Sergio Mora

taylor775By Dan Ambrose: IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (33-4-1, 20 KOs) expects to come out on top when he faces Sergio Mora (27-3-2, 9 KOs) on February 6th at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Miss.

Taylor will be making his defense of his IBF belt that he won recently over the aging 40-year-old Sam Soliman last year in October. It was the perfect opponent for Taylor, as Soliman didn’t have the kind of punching power to worry him like the other middleweight champions would have. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin willing to wait for fights against Cotto or Canelo if he has to

golovkin99999By Dan Ambrose: WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is willing to sit and wait to get a shot against Miguel Cotto, the WBC middleweight champion, or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Golovkin may have to wait an awfully long time to get a fight against one or both of them if the winner of the Cotto-Canelo fight winds up vacating their WBC title rather than facing Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »



title Roach: The Mayweather fight will always be there for Cotto

roach013By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach prefers having his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez right now rather than having him step inside the ring to face Floyd Mayweather Jr for a second time.

It’s not that Roach doesn’t want Cotto to face Mayweather again, because he definitely does. He just doesn’t want him to fight him right now. Roach feels that Cotto can beat Mayweather now that he’s training him and giving him his training advice. Read the rest of this entry »



title Robert Garcia wants Maidana vs. Pacquiao next

maidana555666By Chris Williams: If the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao can’t get made for early May like they’re currently pushing for, Robert Garcia, the trainer for former two division world champion, wants his fighter Marcos Maidana to face Pacquiao.

Garcia thinks that Pacquiao isn’t the same fighter he was five years ago, and he sees him ripe for the picking for the hard hitting Maidana. Under his watch, Maidana has improved a lot with his training tips. Read the rest of this entry »



title Fury: If Deontay doesn’t KO Stiverne in first four rounds, he loses

deontay443By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Tyson Fury believes that the talented 6’7” American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) will be in a race against time on January 17th when he challenges WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) for his title.

Fury thinks that Deontay has to score a knockout in the first four rounds or else he’ll risk getting beaten by Stiverne. Fury doesn’t say why he feels that Deontay has to score a quick knockout in order to win, but it could be that he thinks that Deontay will run out of gas and end up getting taken out by one of Stiverne’s big shots. Read the rest of this entry »



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