By Allan Fox: Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) realizes that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) has the talent and hand speed advantage in their fight this Saturday night, but he believes that his punching power will be the great equalizer in this fight.
Berto intends on taking the fight to Mayweather and turning the fight into a war that he’s ill equipped for when the two of them battle it out at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather hasn’t faced a big puncher with the kind of hand speed that Berto has. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: For some fighters it crushes their egos and self-confidence when they get knocked clean out and stopped in two straight fights. It has a way of grounding the fighter to bring them back to reality in terms of their talent level.
In the case of George Groves, he doesn’t appear to have lost any of his self-belief whatsoever since being smashed twice by Carl Froch. If anything, I would say Groves is even more confident than he was before he was knocked out in those two fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: While Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya has been telling boxing fans that his fighter IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) will be emerge victorious in his unification fight next month on October 17th against IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs), fans and fighters alike pretty much believe that Golovkin will be making easy work of the 26-year-old Lemieux.
That’s bad news for Golden Boy, De La Hoya, but it’s also a bad thing for Golovkin too. The fight is being televised on HBO pay-per-view, and if everyone believes that the Golovkin-Lemieux fight is going to be a mismatch, then boxing fans won’t bother to purchase it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Hughes: The boxing world has certainly always been about the bottom line, money whatever the currency of choice you maneuver the pieces to whatever position that suits the people in power, and it’s not often the protagonist’s the man in the middle being the man with power, the fighter.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) goes into the Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) fight as in my opinion as many a sure fire winner. In many ways, record intact, bank balance enhanced and like him or not, Mayweather controlled his own destiny. Judge his career as you decide. He’s the best ever not for me but of his generation certainly. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Today at the final press conference, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) dropped a pretty significant hint that he’ll be continuing his boxing career after his fight against Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday night. When interviewed by Showtime’s Brian Custer, Mayweather said that he’s looking at only one fight at a time.
Here’s what Mayweather said: “We’re going for the knockout. I’m not overlooking No.49. We’re going to take care of each fight as they come.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) is now finding himself being besieged with offers for him to continue his pro career now that his six-fight contract with Showtime/CBS is expiring with his final fight against Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The contract that Mayweather received from Showtime could be dwarfed by some of the offers that he’ll be receiving. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Stephen Espinoza of Showtime Sports says he would be interested in a rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) from a fan’s perspective, but he’s now sure if the outcome would be any different than the last time they fought on May 2nd.
Mayweather beat Pacquiao conclusively in winning a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 116-112, 118-110 and 116-112. Perhaps a more accurate score for the fight was the 118-110 score. The judges that scored it 116-112 must have watching another fight altogether because there’s no way that Pacquiao did that well in the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If you’re wondering why Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 6 KOs) is facing Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) this Saturday night instead of someone like Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs), Mayweather says because there’s really no difference between the two fighters. Mayweather notes that both Berto and Khan have three losses each, and both of them are two-time world champions.
To Mayweather, there’s nothing that separates one over the other to give that fighter the edge. Mayweather says he picked Berto because he’s been looking very good lately with his recent wins over Josesito Lopez and Steven Upsher Chambers. In contrast, Khan is coming off of a life and death struggle with light welterweight Chris Algieri last May in a fight that could have gone either way. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With two days to go before the weigh-in for his fight against WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night, #1 WBC George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) is starting to look rather skeletal in appearance from the water weight that he’s losing so that he can try and make the 168 pound limit for the fight.
Groves is one of those fighters who has to lose a lot of weight to get down to the super middleweight limit, so it’s not surprising to see him looking really weight drained. But I hadn’t expected Groves to look this bad with still two days to go before the weigh-in. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell “The Special One” Brook (35-0, 24 KOs) is under the belief that WBA/WBC 147lb champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) is taking a safe fight by facing former IBF/WBC 147lb champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) in their fight on Showtime pay-per-view this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brook, 29, says he would have liked to have been the one facing Mayweather in this fight instead of the 31-year-old Berto. Read the rest of this entry »