By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) has seemingly struck out in his efforts to get a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. for September, but there’s still a chance that Khan could get a big money fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2016. Khan says Pacquiao’s 83-year-old promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank contacted him recently about a fight in 2016 between him and Pacquiao in Dubai.
Arum would like to stage the fight over there. However, Dubai might not work because the Dubai Sports Council doesn’t have any plans for putting that fight in their country in 2016, according to the National. That doesn’t mean that Khan and Pacquiao still couldn’t fight in another venue such as the United States or the UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Yvon Michel, the promoter for unbeaten light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) is agreeable to a title fight against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) before the end of the year if the terms are to his liking.
Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva revealed last Saturday night that she’s interested in matching Kovalev against Beterbiev on November 28th in Moscow, Russia. Michel says the Kovalev fight is one that Beterbiev has been interested in all along since turning pro two years ago after twice beating Kovalev in the amateur ranks. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr’s September 12th fight is being held back by issues involving his future fights if he chooses to continue fighting beyond his September 12th date.
According to Dan Rafael, Showtime/CBS wants rights to Mayweather’s future fights if he decides to keep his career going after his next fight date. Supposedly, this is going to be Mayweather’s last fight of his career in September. However, if he changes his mind about retiring and decides to sign up with HBO to go for his 50th win of his career, Showtime/CBS is looking to protect their investment, says Rafael. Read the rest of this entry »
By John Simmons: It is an amusing thing to watch the social media pages and see fans and media a like appeal or defend the situation in boxing right now, with the Haymon & Golden Boy feud hitting fever pitch in recent weeks we can start to see the fractures become worse.
While the world awaits an opponent for Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. the media and rookie fans are starting to decide the opponent themselves and have even gone as far writing articles on Andre Berto the man they believe has gotten the nod from Floyd Mayweather, further more they have begun to attack Showtime sports for their inability to name an opponent straight away. Something we all know has nothing to do with them but is Floyd’s choice alone. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Will Hart, K2 Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya says that when he made the fight between his fighter IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) for October 17th, he made it with the thought in mind to have a mini-middleweight tournament with the winner of the Golovkin-Lemieux fight to face the winner of the November 21st fight between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and former WBA/WBC 154lb champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
De La Hoya says if he gets his way, there will be an ultimate winner of those fights. However, De La Hoya has no control over Cotto, who is promoted by Roc Nation Sports, and it’s unclear whether Cotto will choose to face the Golovkin-Lemieux winner if he gets past Canelo. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: If Floyd Mayweather Jr. does go ahead and fight former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto on September 12th, HBO analyst Max Kellerman is all for the idea of that fight taking place, as long as it’s on CBS and not pay-per-view.
Kellerman thinks that Berto is a well-known fighter in terms of the casual boxing fans, and it makes a lot of sense for Mayweather to fight him rather than guys like Kell Brook, Keith Thurman or Amir Khan, who either haven’t looked good recently or aren’t well-known to the American public. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (26-1, 21 KOs) says he’ll be fighting #9 WBC contender Tommy Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KOs) on September 11th in Toronto. This will be a voluntary defense for the 38-year-old Stevenson, who recently defeated former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika by a 12 round unanimous decision in his last fight in April.
If this fight does actually take place, Stevenson is going to take a lot of heat from boxing fans because they want to see him start facing quality opposition. From outward appearances, it just looks like Stevenson has been milking his WBC 175lb title for the past two years since capturing the belt with a 1st round knockout win over Chad Dawson in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn has made an offer to IBF super bantamweight Carl Frampton to try and get the fight made between them. Hearn’s offer to Frampton and his management team is as follow: They have a two-fight deal with the first fight taking place in Quigg’s home city next November, and then the second fight being staged in Frampton’s home city of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Frankly, it’s a better deal for Quigg than it is for Frampton, because with the first fight being staged in Manchester, it gives him the better chance of winning due to it being his home venue. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Sugar Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) says he’ll face Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) after he gets done with his fight next month against Ricardo Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 KOs) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Mosley says if Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t take the fight with Khan, then he’ll face him and break Khan’s jaw. Mosley specifically says he wants to fight Khan, Tim Bradley, Mayweather Jr., Kell Brook and Oscar De La Hoya. He said that he wanted to spar with Brook, but his promoter Eddie Hearn wouldn’t let him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Adam Beechers: 2012 Olympics gold medalist Luke Campbell 11(9)-0 is used to achieving success in his career and has made it clear he is happy with the slow progress. Campbell, 27, turned professional in 2013 after glittering amateur career which including golds at the a fore mentioned 2012 Olympics, the 2008 European championships and a silver at the 2011 World Amateur championships. Read the rest of this entry »