By Scott Gilfoid: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero fight will be reportedly televised on BoxNation on May 4th, according to the Dailysport.co.uk. This is a big a deal because it could help increase subscribers at a time where Frank Warren has lost two of his biggest fighters in George Groves and Ricky Burns.
Warren expects the subscriber numbers to get back up over 200,000. The Mayweather-Guerrero fight could help in a big way.
Anmir Khan’s fight against Julio Diaz scheduled for April 27th will a shown as well. That fight will be taking place at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, and it’ll be Khan’s first fight in the UK in three years since his mismatch against Paul McCloskey in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch wasn’t in exactly the friendliest mood in describing George Groves (17-0, 13 KO’s), one of Eddie Hearns’ recent signees. Groves has made it public that he’d like to fight Froch as soon as possible and that he believes that he can beat him. Froch isn’t too thrilled at the idea of facing the young Groves, as he feels he needs more fights under his belt before he’ll be ready to face him.
Froch said to Sky Sports “He needs to sight someone of decent caliber before you can say George Groves beat him, now he’s ready. He’s still very much a domestic level fighter. When he fights an Arthur Abraham or Lucian Bute or someone of that sort of level and wins, then you can start to take him seriously for a fight against me, but not yet. He’s two or three, maybe four fighting someone like me. I’d happily fight him, but I’d ruin him.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) battles WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) in a little over two month on May 25th in London.
Last time Froch and Kessler fought three years ago, Kessler was simply too much for Froch when the two fighters went toe-to-toe, but this time Froch believes that Kessler can’t stand in front of him without getting hurt.
Froch believes this because he’s won his last two fights against Lucian Bute and Yusaf Mack, and neither of which did well when they made the mistake of standing in front of Froch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: If IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (25-0, 22 KO’s) he might want to look in the direction of unbeaten WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KO’s), who says he’s willing to fight Hopkins in June, according to Steve Kim. Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler says Golovkin will face Hopkins in June at 175 without a catchweight.
Golovkin, 30, has to get through his fight at the end of the month against Nobuhiro Ishida (24-8-2, 9 KO’s) on March 30th at the Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco. If Golovkin can get past Ishida with a win and without any injuries then there’s no reason why Golovkin couldn’t be ready to face the 48-year-old Hopkins for his IBF light heavyweight title in June at the full weight for the 175 lb. class. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) thinks one of the problems that Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) will be having with him in their fight on June 22nd is Malignaggi’s heavier size compared to the lightweights that Broner has been fighting up until now. Malignaggi believes this is going to be just one area where he’ll have an edge over the 23-year-old Broner.
Malignaggi said to RingTV “I’m very confident in my ability to beat him [Broner]. I think there are weight classes for a reason. That’s one of the reasons why he’s going to have problems with me…I don’t think he’s been forced to think in there yet. He’s won based on talent alone…he’s going to have to think his way through.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Ben Walton: Breaking news from the UK, is that Scottish WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns has left promoter Frank Warren and has signed for up and coming young gun, Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom sports.
It is thought to be a three fight deal, with Burns making his first defence on the 11th may in his native Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (29-0, 12 KO’s) will be facing Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KO’s) this Saturday night on HBO at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California, USA. Despite boxing fans seeing this as a mismatch due to Provodnikov’s lack of experience against quality opposition, Bradley feels that Provodnikov is an excellent opponent and he sees him giving him a great fight.
Bradley specifically selected Provodnikov because of the Russian fighters’ tendency to brawl with his opposition.
Bradley said to HBO, “Provodnikov is a tough cookie. He comes to bring the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tom Drury: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez undefeated, current WBC light-middleweight champion, protege of Mexican/American legend Oscar De La Hoya (also promoted by De La Hoya & GoldenBoy). Alvarez professional record is currently 41 wins (30 KO) 0 losses 1 draw. Alvarez fought to a draw back in 2006 with fellow Mexican Jorge Juarez.
“Canelo” entered the pro-ranks back in 2005, since then constructed a resumee of 41 fights, activity has never been an issue, Alvarez fought 7 times in 2007, 8 times in 2008, 7 times in 2009, 5 times in 2010, 4 times in 2011 and twice in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: As expected, WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns has left his promoter Frank Warren and signed with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport. In response, Warren said he still has Burns under contract and he plans on suing Burns.
Hearn said he’s looked over the contract and he feels confident that Burns can terminate with Warren. Read the rest of this entry »
By Steven Ocallaghan: It looks like the proposed fight between WBA welterweight champion “Magic Man” Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien “The problem” Broner is nearly done and rumored to take place on June 22. Malignaggi 32-4 is a relatively light puncher with only 7 stoppages in his career while Broner 26-0 with 22 stoppages does hit heavy. The thing with both guys is that even though they are both fast , they are both quite easy to hit, which I think will play into Broner’s hands.
There is not a lot of height difference between them and weight wise, even though Broner is jumping up a couple of classes they again will be pretty much suited. Read the rest of this entry »