By Duke Pahulu: The Ring just posted their latest P4P list. The top three of Mayweather, Ward and Marquez are solid picks. I have a problem with the rest of the list. I thought the pound for pound list was created to put a spotlight to the divisions below heavyweight.
I don’t know why they keep putting heavies on the list. Wlad is a great fighter but being the Heavyweight Champion should be good enough. Abner Mares had a great win against Daniel Ponce de Leon but he shouldn’t be this high up the list. You can say that he has titles at three divisions but he was the man at only 118. Its not as though Mares just beat the featherweight champ in Mikey Garcia. Number six has Adrien Broner. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photos courtesy PR Best Boxing Promotions/Joel Colon) By Scott Gilfoid: #1 World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight ranked Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez and the WBO champion Ricky Burns weighed 134.5 pounds today during the official weigh in held at the St Echno Centre in Glasgow, for their clash of tomorrow at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
Burns is going to be in for a world of hurt in this fight because Gonzalez is a huge puncher and Burns doesn’t have the power to stand and trade with this guy. The best that Burns can do is trying and spoil by running, holding and fighting a purely defensive battle. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photos courtesy PR Best Boxing Promotions/Joel Colon) By Shane Newsome: Yet another return to my weekly column which means only one thing yet more exciting boxing in our packed schedule and yet another three world championship belts on the line over the weekend and all have a true chance of changing hands.
We start the action at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, UK and straight into our first Championship fight of the weekend between Scotland’s own WBO Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns (35-2) and Jose A Gonzalez (22-0) this is a mandatory defense for Burns but far from an easy one the 29 year-old Puerto Rican Gonzalez is a hungry undefeated fighter who has truly deserved his shot at the title and with his power (17 ko’s in 22 wins) and he wont make this a simple night for the home fighter Burns who is rarely in an easy fight, saying that I do see Burns scraping through this test with a close decision though he may have his chin tested in the process, if Burns does pick up the win here I’d like to see the fight between him and Miguel Vazquez which was called off last year be remade as it will be a great fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute successfully underwent hand surgery to repair his injured left hand that was loaded with bone chips.
Like most surgeries it was deemed a success and Bute now will start the healing process so that he can get ready for his fight with former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal this year.
Bute was supposed to be fighting Pascal on May 25th but the fight had to be postponed after Bute injured his hand while training for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan says he’s not surprised that welterweight Kell Brook pulled out of his scheduled fight with IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander complaining of an injury. It was the second time that Brook had suffered an injury during the training camp, and that was the final straw as far as Alexander goes because he chose to move on and fight Lee Purdy instead.
Khan said to thesun.co.uk “I thought it was a tough fight for him [Brook] to take, and he’s not one of those guys who would take a tough fight…I think the reason he’s calling me out because he wants a big payday.”
Who knows what the deal is with Brook, but it’s 100 percent that he blew his big chance against Alexander by getting injured twice in training camp. Now, Alexander is going to have to get some wins under his belt and work his way back to get another chance at a title shot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia doesn’t see any point in Floyd Mayweather Jr. fighting the much heavier WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at 154 because he sees that as being too much of an advantage for Canelo because he’s so much heavier than Mayweather and stronger than him.
Garcia sees Canelo – and Sergio Martinez – as being guys in a bigger weight class and if they want to fight Mayweather so badly, then they should melt down and fight him at 147 instead of trying to get him to come up to their weight classes. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) will be back with his trainer Freddie Roach to get ready for his up and coming August 3rd fight against Britain’s Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KO’s) at the Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Roach says he’s not going to put up with Chavez Jr. blowing off training sessions with him like he did the last time they worked together in getting ready for the Sergio Martinez fight last September. Chavez Jr. frequently missed training sessions and instead worked out at home. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) sees his fight next month against Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) on June 22nd as being one of the easiest fights of his career when they meet up at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Malignaggi said to esnewsreporting.com “I do not respect Adrien Broner. After the fight, if he don’t take the ass whopping personally, I won’t either. Domination; I’m going to dominate the guy. People are going to be shocked.”
Broner said on his social media site: “I’m so ready for June 22. That boy Paulie better be ready!!!!” Read the rest of this entry »
by Boxing-Boy: Newly crowned World Boxing Council World Super Flyweight titlist, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, may have a scheduled for his first defending fight in the 51th WBC Annual Convention at the Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The Convention will hold between November 3 to 9, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns had had at least two chances to fight WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner and both times he’s chosen not to take the fight with him. Burns’ trainer Billy Nelson says he’s hoping that Broner will move back down in weight to fight Burns in the near future, although he says Burns would move up to 140 to fight him if the opportunity presented itself to him.
Nelson said to Matchroom Sport: “Adrien Broner. I’d love him to come down. Even at 140. I believe Ricky would school him. He’s [Burns] got four or five fights left at lightweight before he moves up to light welterweight.” Read the rest of this entry »