(Photo credit: Dibella Entertainment) By Peter Wells (twitter @boxingbrains): Its not every fighter that will be awarded with 3 world title shots in 3 years when he loses the first 2. So when Matthew Macklin – 29-4(20) – was awarded with the chance to make it 3rd time lucky then there must have been as much relief as joy. Deep down ‘Mack the knife’ knows that a defeat at the hands of WBA ‘world’ Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin – 26-0(23) – would culminate in a hard road back to convince promoters and TV companies he can change his fortunes.
Win or lose and Macklin still has a couple of lucrative fights in store for him. A much anticipated mini-tournament is what British fight fans crave. British trio Macklin, Darren Barker and Martin Murray have all proved to be world class. Barker and Macklin both put up brave efforts vs Sergio Martinez but were both ultimately outgunned. While Martin Murray was very unlucky not to get the decision in Argentina when challenging Martinez. Murray and Macklin also have both come close to upsetting Felix Sturm. Macklin losing a close points decision while Murray claimed a draw. Read the rest of this entry »
By Adrian Alvarez Jr.: I just read an article today by Dallas Oryiuk about Danny “Swift” Garcia possibly ducking or being afraid of Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse. I’m not going to get into to much detail on whether he is or not, but what I will say is I’m a huge Boxing fan and a fan of both fighters I’ve rooted for Garcia in all of his bouts and have followed him more but I wanted Lucas to win in his fight against Peterson and have great respect for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former WBC junior middleweight champion Sergio Mora (24-3-2, 7 KO’s) outclassed the hard hitting Polish fighter Grzegorz Proksa (29-3, 21 KO’s) in defeating him by a 10 round unanimous decision on Friday night at the Veteran’s Coliseum, in Jacksonville, Florida.
The final judges’ scores were 96-94, 96-94, and 98-92. Neither fighter looked good, but Mora did enough in the second half of the fight by landing the cleaner shots to get the win. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Havey: Timothy Bradley and Jaun Manuel Marquez are set to fight in a clash that has most fans excited. Without the fact that they will be sharing a ring with each other, they share another thing in common. They both beat Manny Pacquiao in a fashion that left fans talking about the legitimacy of the sports.
Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley didn’t the hardcore or casual fan shaking with eagerness. Bradley was the unbeaten ruler of the light welterweight division, however had hadn’t captured the imagination of the public. A few fans, I think it was 6%, thought that Bradley fairly won. I don’t care what anyone says it was clear to everyone that Manny Pacquiao won that fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions isn’t coming right out and tipping his fighter WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) on September 14th, but he sure is dropping a lot of hints about who he’s favoring in this fight.
A Canelo victory over Mayweather Jr. would be HUGE for Golden Boy, because it would give them a young fighter that they could turn into pay per view riches for the next 10 years before the competition catches up to him, making it too hard to maneuver him without him suffering defeats left and right. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Dibella Entertainment) By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KO’s) may be the best fighter in the 160 lb. division, but his purse for this Saturday night doesn’t show that for his title defense against Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KO’s) at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Golovkin will receive $350,000 thousand for this fight; while contender Macklin surprisingly will be making almost as much at $300,000. It doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense for Golovkin to only be making $50K more than his challenger. Read the rest of this entry »
By Graeme Campbell: “Funtime” Frankie Gavin 16-0 (12 ko’s) put on a masterful performance in adding the Commonwealth title to his Lonsdale British title tonight in beating Denton Vassell (20-1, 10 KO’s) by a 7th round stoppage at the Olympia in Liverpool. Prior to this fight Gavin was rated at number 9 in the WBO rankings. The world class performance this evening will no doubt push him in to the top five and should give Funtime a crack at the Marquez Bradley winner later in the year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten welterweight contender Frankie Gavin (16-0, 12 KO’s) stopped previously undefeated Denton Vassell (20-1, 10 KO’s) in the 7th round on Saturday night at the Olympia in Liverpool, UK. The fight was halted after the 7th round after the ringside doctor’s advice because of a jaw problem with the 28-year-old Vassell. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Dibella Entertainment) By Jim Dower: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KO’s) successfully made weight today for his title defense against Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KO’s) on Saturday night in weighing in at 159 lb. Macklin also weighed in at 159. The Golovkin-Macklin fight will be televised by HBO from the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Golovkin is considered to be the favorite to win because of his big power, slight size advantage and his amateur experience. However, Macklin is a live underdog and he’s got the better experience as a pro than Golovkin. Macklin has been in with Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez in the past and he gave both tough fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) says to anyone that’s willing to listen that he’s the next big thing in boxing, and that he’s taking over for the sport. Just this morning, Broner said on his twitter “It’s not a mystery that I am taking over boxing.”
Broner says he’s going to be boxing’s first Billion dollar fighter. He patterns himself after Floyd Mayweather Jr., but he hasn’t shown the kind of talent as him thus far. It’s difficult to see a future where Broner will catch up and eventually surpass Mayweather while on his way to becoming the first Billion dollar athlete in boxing. Read the rest of this entry »