By Sean McDaniel: Having now lost three of his last four bouts at super middleweight, Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KO’s) says he’s moving back down to the middleweight division where he previously held the International Boxing Federation (IBF) middleweight title between 2005 to 2009.
By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30 KO’s) is looking to defend his newly captured WBC strap twice in 2011, first on September 24th against a likely Peter Manfredo Jr. and then on November 19th, possibly against his mandatory challenger.
By Eric Thomas: Recently, former world champion Lennox Lewis said he thinks he would beat IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko if they had fought. Lewis points out that Wladimir doesn’t have the best of skills on the inside and that’s where Lewis was especially good with his uppercuts.
By Ian Aldous: Former World heavyweight championship challenger, Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson (25-1-1) is back on the road to the title. This week he spoke with me about how he intends on becoming ‘Kingpin’ of the heavyweight division.
By Gerardo Granados: Humberto Soto vacated his World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title and moved up to the light welterweight division in order to obtain his third division title and by doing so he is opening a door for Erik Morales to obtain his fourth division title.
By Dan Ambrose: WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) has until August 19th to defend his World Boxing Council title or else he’ll be stripped of the title by the WBC, according to the latest boxing news. Donaire captured the WBC title in February with a 2nd round knockout win over Fernando Montiel. However, because of promotional issues, Donaire has been out of the since then trying to work his problems.
By Ian Aldous: On 7th May 2011 Australian Daniel Geale (25-1) traveled to Germany and beat Sebastian Sylvester (34-4-1) by unanimous decision to capture the IBF World middleweight championship. This week he took the time to answer the following questions.
By Dan Ambrose: James Kirkland (28-1, 25 KO’s) will be fighting on the undercard of the Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah bout on July 23 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kirkland is trying to get his career back together after being stopped in the 1st round last April by Nubuhiro Ishida.
By Darren Munsey: One of the biggest talking points in boxing is the question ‘’is this boxer world class’’? We discuss, we debate but at the end of the day we do not know for sure until the fighter participates in a world title fight. The problem with that is just because a boxer fights for a world title that is far from conclusive evidence that the prospect is truly world class. With the amount of different versions or world title and the massive influence promoters have in the sport getting a world title shot is easier than ever.
By Mark Young: We all remember big fights growing up, the emergence of Mike Tyson, we were reminded of the greats, we even got to watch them make comebacks and win. While I personally blame Don King for systematically stripping all the credibility heavyweight boxing had I can’t blame him for the current farce it has become.