Mayweather Sr. predicts KO win for Bey against Barthelemy

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By Brendan Taylor: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. has never been short for words throughout the course of his life in boxing, Wednesday afternoon was no different. I got a chance to talk to him at the media workouts for Mickey Bey (22-1-1, 10 KO’s) and IBF lightweight champion Rances Barthelemy (24-0, 13 KO’s) for thier fight tonight at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Hollywood, Florida. He spoke very glowingly of his fighter Mickey Bey who’s coming in on a 4-fight win streak since his TKO loss to John Molina in 2013.

“Mickey Bey is faster, slicker, more clever and hits harder, you will see that” said the senior version of Floyd Mayweather. There’s no doubt that this is the biggest fight for Bey since 2013, he comes into this bout in the latter stages of his career against a younger, undefeated champion in Barthelemy.

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Rances Barthelemy plans on moving up to 140 after Mickey Bey fight

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By Brendan Taylor: IBF World lightweight champion Rances Barthelemy (24-0, 13 KO’s) recently stated that he has plans of moving up to the 140-pound division following his fight with Mickey Bey later on tonight in thier fight at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Hollywood, Florida. The Barthelemy vs. Bey fight will be televised tonight on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV.

Should Barthelemy be successful that would set up a move to a division where the likes of Terence Crawford, Viktor Postol, Amir Imam & Ruslan Provodnikov all campaign at. The junior welterweight division would give Rances the kind of opponents that could takes his career to new heights.

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Mayweather was interested in promoting DeMarcus Corley vs Zab Judah rematch

corley76By Brendan Taylor: DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (44-27-1, 26 KO’s) has had a career which has seen him fight in 15 countries across the globe. The height of that career took place in the early part of the 2000’s as he picked up the WBO super lightweight title and would later pick up a quality victory over the hard punching Randall Bailey. Following his win against Bailey he took on Zab Judah and lost a competitive split decision to Judah back in 2003.

Both fighters have reached the point of “Father time” in their career and only Corley has remained active through the years. Judah’s last fight was a unanimous decision loss from Paulie Malignaggi back in 2013. Despite the long layoff, Judah has tried returning to the ring on numerous occasions only to have his fights cancelled. So with all that being taken into account, understand that Judah needs to shake off some ring rust.

Yesterday in an interview I did with DeMarcus Corley he expressed to me his desire to not just continue his fighting career, but to also make a rematch with Zab Judah happen. Through out the course of our conversation he details a sparring session that took place last year in Las Vegas between himself and Zab.”I put it on Zab for 2 rounds, all he gave me was 2 rounds” said Corley.

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Terence Crawford has to “Put up or shut up” against Viktor Postol

crawford1000By Brendan Taylor: On July 23rd, Terence Crawford (28-0, 20 KO’s) will face the toughest test of his career as he takes on Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KO’s) in a battle for 140-pound supremacy. When you watch Terence Crawford fight at first glance you see everything you’d want in a top level fighter. He’s got fundamentals, an entertaining style and he’s got a real fighting spirit that makes him appeal to casual boxing fans. However when you look into his resume it becomes very easy to criticize him

Crawford has had 3 fights at junior welterweight which have seen him matched up against undersized opposition that had to come up in weight in Dierry Jean and Hank Lundy. This was also the case when he scored the biggest win of his career at lightweight against a blown up featherweight in Yuriorkis Gamboa. The critics have had a lot of reasons not to fully buy into the Terence Crawford hype, but this Postol fight represents his chance to finally silence the doubters.

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Richardson says Khan going 12 rounds with Canelo is a victory

1-khan-alvarez (8)By Brendan Taylor: Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) ┬ácomes into tonight’s bout with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) as a heavy underdog and for good reason. The former Olympic silver medalist has shown lack of a chin in the past dating back to his knockout losses to Danny Garcia and Breidis Prescott. Why would any rational human being expect Khan to last 12 rounds with Canelo, is the question we should ask ourselves.

Hall of Fame trainer Naazim Richardson believes Amir Khan just going the distance with the hard hitting Mexican is a victory in itself. “If Amir Khan goes 12 rounds it’s a form of a victory, his career takes a step up if he goes the distance” is what Richardson told Brendan Taylor of Tru School Sports.

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Shannon Briggs believes Anthony Joshua is the future of boxing

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By BT95: Shannon Briggs (59-6-1, 52 KO’s) is slated to face Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KO’s) on the May 21st David Haye undercard. Briggs who is no stranger to delivering vicious knockouts was left very impressed by the recent 2nd round knockout performance of Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s) against American heavyweight Charles Martin.

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