By Matty Buckland: Carl Froch v Mikkel Kessler on May 25th has got to be the most anticipated fight in this years boxing calendar. Both fighters are hugely respected around the boxing world and are equally as entertaining to watch. Froch and Kessler both bring something exciting to the ring, whether it is Froch’s heart and desire to succeed no matter what the cost or Kessler’s great skill and experience.
The first fight between the pair was a barn stormer! I am a huge fan of both Froch and Kessler and felt that Kessler just nudged the decision in there first titanic battle even though it was a closely fought contest but felt Kessler’s natural skills prevailed through. Read the rest of this entry »
by Dan Ambrose: Last Tuesday, WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero got worked up at his media day when he was discussing what he would do if Floyd Mayweather Jr. touches him in any way before they get inside the ring on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guerrero said he’ll start firing punches at Mayweather if he puts his hands on him. It’s unclear what got Guerrero teed off because Mayweather hasn’t touched him or even shown any signs of touching. Read the rest of this entry »
By Lee Smith: I hear a lot of people saying that the Heavyweight division is dull, that there are no real contenders, that the Heavyweight Division is dominated by the Klitschko’s. Well the truth is, the heavyweight division IS dominated by the Klitschko’s and there aren’t really many contenders who can compete with them, but that’s not because of the dreadful opposition its because the Klitschko’s are that good that nobody can compete with them.
There aren’t rivalry’s in the division such as Ali-Fraser-Foreman or Lewis-Holyfield-Tyson anymore but in fairness between them the Klitschko’s have fought just about every contender the Heavyweight Division has to offer….and dominated each and everyone of them. The one person I believed would genuinely beat Wladimir Klitschko was David Haye. He could box, he could slug it out and he could KO people. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Mcglinchey: On the undercard of the April 27th fight between Amir Khan and Julio Diaz is the perhaps more intriguing 10 rounder between veteran Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) and undefeated American Deontay Wilder (27-0 27 KO’s).
Statistically this fight looks like a mismatch. First glimpse at Deontay’s record, unbeaten and knocking out every opponent he has faced certainly looks impressive, but if we delve a little deeper into that record it becomes apparent that Deontay has not once fought a live opponent. His most notable win was an outing against Kelvin Price (13-1, 6 KO’s), a soft hitting aging American who only had 1 amateur bout before turning professional. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten American heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) says he’s only been in training camp for 2 weeks in getting ready for his fight this month against Britain’s Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, UK.
The incredibly powerful Wilder doesn’t see it as being a problem because he keeps himself in tip top shape and his training camps are merely used to fine tune his skills to get him ready for whoever he’s facing. He doesn’t need a ton of time to go over and over the game plan he’s going to use against the 6’6” Audley because he plans on going out there and running him over as fast as possible. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank stable fighter interim WBO light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO’s) is being mentioned as a strong candidate for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight in October in Macao, China. Alvarado, 33, has reportedly agreed to the fight, but Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz is saying that there isn’t an opponent that they’ve decided on as of yet, according to Steve Kim.
Alvarado would seem like an odd choice for Pacquiao because there wouldn’t be much of a payoff for the Filipino to fight Alvarado because the guy doesn’t have a large fan base. It would be an incredibly risky fight for someone coming off a bad knockout loss like Pacquiao has because Alvarado can really punch and he’d be testing Pacquiao’s chin from round one until the bitter end. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Showtime analyst Al Bernstein wonders whether WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) will be able to rough up, smother and take the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) out of his game in their fight in two weeks in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guerrero is coming off of a fight where he roughed up former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto all night and was able to successfully get away with it with a referee failing to do anything other than warn Guerrero. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Mcglinchey: Outspoken heavyweight Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) faces off against two time world champion Steve Cunningham (25-5, 12 KO’s) this Saturday night at MSG, New York. During the press conference between the two heavyweights, a Cunningham fan in the crowd made the comment of “Who have you fought? Bums” Tyson’s reply was quite interesting “Everyone is a bum after Tyson Fury has beaten them, when I beat Steve is he then a bum too?”
Tyson’s last 10 opponents include 4 undefeated fighter’s when he went up against them, 2 world title challengers and the current English Heavyweight title holder (not bad for someone of only 24). Fury was a big underdog in the Derek Chisora battle. Chisora was respected and the clear favorite before the fight, but after Fury came out victorious winning virtually every round. Derek is then automatically a bum in many people’s eyes. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yoel Carratala: This is a question I continue to ask myself weekend after weekend. You’d think that with women’s boxing pioneers like Christy Martin, Mia St. John, Lucia Rijker and Laila Ali all receiving mainstream attention in the 1990’s; the sport would have achieved more glory than it has in recent years. Their was even a major movie produced, “Million Dollar Baby” which featured Lucia Rijker. Read the rest of this entry »