By Chris Williams: TMZ is reporting that the Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) vs. Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) is now official for September 12th. The two fighters have been in negotiations to try and iron out a fight for the last couple of weeks and supposedly the negotiations are done.
Let’s hope this is reality. Until it’s been officially confirmed by the man himself, Floyd Mayweather Jr., you have to take this news with a grain of salt. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: In response to criticism from his promoter Bob Arum for him missing a meeting with his doctor on July 18th to begin his rehab on his surgically repaired right shoulder, superstar Manny Pacquiao sent a message today saying that everything is fine and that he’s started his shoulder rehab on his own without meeting a doctor.
Pacquiao feels that he’s ahead of schedule for his shoulder rehab. Pacquiao isn’t saying where he learned how to rehab a surgically repaired right rotator cuff injury, but he seems to feel that he knows what he’s doing. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Scott Gilfoid: According to British promoter Eddie Hearn, Amir Khan has no other options but IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook for his next fight if he wants to get a big payday for November or December.
Hearn doesn’t see there being much of a chance that the 28-year-old Khan will be getting the September 12th fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., because it’s widely believed that 31-year-old former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto will be getting the fight on that date. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Up until recently, former 168lb world title holder Carl Froch really had his eyes set on wanting a fight against former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Froch had dreams of facing the weight plagued Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada, under the lights. Froch thought it would be a big deal to fight Chavez Jr., but it failed to happen after Chavez Jr. was trounced by Andrzej Fonfara last April. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unless Carl Frampton and his manager Barry McGuigan step up to the plate to negotiate a contract soon, WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (31-0-2, 23 KOs) could wind up facing former four division world champion Nonito Donaire (35-3, 23 KOs) later this year.
Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants to match Quigg against the 32-year-old Donaire in November or December of this year if he can work out a deal with Donaire’s promoters at Top Rank. However, they want to have Donaire face Quigg in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, but Hearn is looking to stage the fight in Manchester, where Quigg has a huge fan base and can attract large crowds of people to come see him fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By AC Cooper: Matchroom Promoter Eddie Hearn plans to hold talks with Amir Khan this week about a possible fight with Kell Brook in November.
Both fighters were present for the Scott Quigg/Kiko Martinez fight in Manchester on Saturday evening, although the fighters did not come face to face. Kell Brook could be seen in the crowd next to Hearn whilst Khan was in a VIP box with friends. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Manny Pacquiao recently chose not to come to the U.S on July 18th to meet with his surgeon to have his surgically repaired right shoulder examined. The surgeon was going to give Pacquiao a treatment plan for him to follow for him to begin rehabilitation for his shoulder, which he suffered a torn rotator cuff last May in his “Fight of the Century” bout against superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Instead of coming down for the July 18th meeting with the doctor, Pacquiao stayed at home in the Philippines. His adviser Michael Koncz said that he’ll be coming over to the U.S at the end of July. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: 34-year-old lightweight Michael Katsidis (31-7, 24 KOs) is tentatively scheduled to be back in the ring two months from now on September 12th against Indonesian fighter Roy Mukhlis (27-5-3, 21 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Yu Hang Gymnasium, Hangzhou, China. The fight against Mukhlis is listed by Boxrec and hasn’t yet been confirmed as of yet.
Katsidis last fought in March of this year in struggling to beat little known Rodynie Rafol (12-7-2, 5 KOs) by a 6 round unanimous decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Last Friday night we saw former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (19-3, 16 KOs) reduced to a pile of rubble on the canvas after being knocked cold in the 2nd round by what some boxing fans see as a mediocre heavyweight in Erkan Teper (15-0, 10 KOs) at the Ludwigsburg MHP Arena, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg.
Now if this was the 32-year-old Price’s first KO loss, you might say that he should continue fighting because he’s got too much potential that he’s yet to realize. But with this now being Price’s third knockout to less than stellar competition, it leaves one with the feeling that maybe the big 6’8” guy should walk away from the game and focus on some other line of work. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) is reportedly looking for an opponent for his next fight on either October 24th or November 7th in Omaha, Nebraska.
The options for Crawford are currently down to these fighters: Dierry Jean, Mauricio Herrera, Cesar Cuenca, or Antonio Orozco, according to Dan Rafael. Herrera would seem to be the least likely of the three to get the fight because he recently suffered two bad cuts in his victory over Hank Lundy. Those cuts likely won’t be healed properly by October or November when Crawford will be fighting next. Read the rest of this entry »