By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) has reportedly suffered a biceps injury while training for his scheduled February 23rd title defense against unbeaten Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) in Detroit, Michigan. The injury is bad to where Alexander’s fight with Brook will need to be postponed until a later date.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on his twitter “We received the news from Golden Boy Boxing that Devon Alexander has pulled out of the fight due to a bicep injury. We will have a new date ASAP [as soon as possible].” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dean Gsell: Despite Manny Pacquiao’s recent loss, I know everyone thinks their tired of hearing the on and off possibility of a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao fight, but yet it makes a boxing headline almost every day. If you keyword boxing you find Mayweather vs. Pacquiao somewhere.
For boxing fans understanding how boxing matchups work is like trying to figure out the government. I know everyone involved in a good match has to make no less than $10 million, but we the people are the pay per view fans. With that said the following article may sound like a fictional joke to promoters but common sense to the fans. Read the rest of this entry »
By Omar Torres: It has recently been reported that Juan Manuel Marquez is passing up on a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao. If this is in fact Marquez’s final decision, then it’s disappointing as fans would’ve loved to see these two living legends square off once again.
Marquez has reportedly said that he has proven his point with Pacman and there is no need to fight him a fifth time as the business has been settled. So that opens up some questions as far as where both Pacquiao and Marquez go from here if a fifth fight doesn’t happen. Marquez seems to be leaning towards retirement soon and I think he at least has one more meaningful fight left in him, and that is to avenge his loss against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) received some bad news earlier today about his fight against IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) being postponed because of an injury Alexander suffered while in training for their now canceled February 23rd fight.
That fight date is now off, but the fight is still very much on, but they need to figure out how long it’s going to take for Alexander’s injured bicep to heal before they can give a date for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former IBF/WBA/WBC super flyweight Cristian Mijares (47-6-2, 22 KO’s) and Victor Terrazas (36-2-1, 21 KO’s) could wind up fighting on April 20th for the vacant WBC super bantamweight title, according to fightnews.com.
Abner Mares, the current WBC super bantamweight champion, is vacating his World Boxing Council title to move up to featherweight where he feels it’ll be easier for him to make the weight for the division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten super featherweight Mickey Bey Jr. (19-0-1, 10 KO’s) says he’s interested in facing WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s), but he has his doubts about Burns beating IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez in their fight on March 16th.
Bey Jr. said “I like that Ricky Burns fight, right off the bat. I actually told Floyd [Mayweather Sr] that. I’d like to get Ricky Burns, but actually I don’t think he’ll beat Vazquez. But Ricky Burns, I’d fight him right away.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) dropped the ball on Manny Pacquiao’s hopes of a September rematch with the Mexican warrior by saying no to the fight, according to fightnews.com. Marquez doesn’t see any reason to fight Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) again after having proven himself to be superior than the Filipino fighter in their four fights.
Marquez said this as quoted by Fightnews.com from Golpe a Golpe “I think for me there is no point. The business that we had pending is already settled, so then for what? I’ve asked several people, several friends that I have around me and they tell me no, in no case a fifth fight…before the fourth bout, I said regardless of how this fight ends, there cannot be a fifth.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t like the idea of his fighter middleweight contender Darren Barker (24-1, 15 KO’s) facing WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KO’s) for his title unless there’s absolutely no other options available for the 30-year-old Barker to fight for a world title in 2013.
Presently, Hearn believes there’s a chance for Barker to fight either IBF champion Daniel Geale or WBO champ Peter Quillin for their titles, so it won’t be necessary for Barker to fight Golovkin.
Hearn told thaboxingvoice.com “There’s no value in a fight against Golovkin. It’s not a huge fight…If that’s the only world championship fight presenting itself then we’ll take it.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Ben Walton: This week, answering ten quick fire questions for me will be Britain’s hottest young prospect Frank Buglioni.
Unbeaten in 7 fights at Super middleweight with 5 KO’s to his name, he is next out on March 16th at Wembley arena on the Cleverly v Krasniqi undercard.
Firstly Frank, let me congratulate you on the great start to your career so far, and also thank you for giving me your time today. Lets get started! Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Super middleweight Andre Dirrell (21-1, 14 KO’s) plans on returning to action next month in March against possibly #14 IBF Rowland Bryant (16-2, 11 KO’s) after Dirrell totally dominated a tough but limited Michael Gbenga (14-7, 14 KO’s) last night in a 10 round unanimous decision victory at the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »