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.
By Scott Gilfoid: Forget about the question of whether or not Andre Dirrell (19-1, 13 KO’s) deserves to get a title shot right now, Dirrell should really be the current WBC super middleweight champion in my view. Dirrell dominated Carl Froch in 2009, hitting him at will with a beautiful jab, right hook and straight lefts and then disappearing before the painfully slow Froch had an opportunity to try and land anything in return.
By Eric Thomas: WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire could end up back at his old promotional company Top Rank after the company reportedly won the first part of the legal hurdle with Golden Boy Promotions on Monday in their fight over which promotional company gets Donaire.
By Dallan o’ Donnell: Sergio Martinez (47-2-2, 26 KO’s) has risen from unknown to superstar within the space of two years and his meteoric rise to fame has led to him to becoming one of the hottest properties in the sport today. This has led fans to demand clashes with the bigger welterweights with Floyd Mayweather Jr and even Manny Pacquaio mentioned.
By Tom David Drury: Sergio Gabriel Martinez is one of the hottest tickets in boxing right now, (born 21/2/1975) in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Martinez is the current ring world middleweight champion, ring magazine currently ranks Martinez third in the pound for pound rankings and named him there fighter of the year for 2010. Martinez embarked on his professional boxing career at 20 years old, his professional record consists of (47 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws) his most notable wins came against Kelly Pavlik where Martinez became middleweight champion, and a spectacular 2nd round knockout over Paul (the punisher) Williams in there second fight.
By Tom David Drury: Floyd Mayweather has never endeared himself to the wider public, despite what he thinks, sure millions of people like to watch him because he is the best at what he does but as incredibly gifted he is as a boxer he has revealed himself many times as a charmless, arrogant, stereotyping fool. The most recent tasteless act was a video released on ustream deriding Manny Pcaquiao as a “little yellow chump” adding, “once I stomp the midget, ill make that **** make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice”.
By Dan Ambrose: Despite getting knocked out in the 8th round by WBC Emeritus middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on March 12th, WBO junior middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-1, 23 KO’s) may be the best fighter in the division right now. That might not be something that Miguel Cotto fans like to hear but I got to with who looks like the best fighter right now and that’s Dzinziruk. The Ukrainian fought remarkably well against Martinez and held his own until getting knocked out in an entertaining fight.
By Dave Lahr: Well, I hate to break this to Manny Pacquiao’s fans but WBC Emeritus middleweight champion Sergio Martinez thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the best fighter in boxing right now, not Pacquiao. I got to say I totally agree with Martinez 100%. Mayweather is on another planet in terms of ability to compared to Pacquiao. It’s too bad Martinez can’t get a fight against Manny, because it would be great to see what Martinez’s punches can do with the 5’6″ Pacquiao.
By Jim Dower: Junior middleweight contender Pawel Wolak (29-1, 19 KO’s) is hoping to take on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. if he beats WBC middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik on June 4th in their title fight. Wolak is coming off a 6th round stoppage win over former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman on March 12th, punishing Foreman on the inside with short, chopping power shots that eventually caused Foreman to quit on his stool after the 6th round rather than continuing to fight and take punishment from Wolak.
By Edgar Solorzano: According to Golden Boy Promotions, they signed the Two-Division World Champion Nonito Donaire to its roster of fighters. Which basically means that Nonito Donaire will be fighting new fighters in the future and won’t be fighting under the Top Rank banner anymore.