By Scott Gilfoid: With his promoter Eddie Hearn talking up a match against the talented Dillian Whyte later this year in November or December, #2 WBC heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) will be fighting little known 28-year-old Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs) two months from now on September 12th for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight strap at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
While the Joshua-Whyte match-up is a good fight on paper, the Joshua-Cornish is fight is not, at least not if you like competitive fights. About the best thing that you can say about the Joshua vs. Cornish fight is the fact that Joshua will be fighting a younger and taller fighter for a change instead of the short old guys that Joshua has pretty much been exclusively fighting since he turned pro. Read the rest of this entry »
By Erhan Bora: In a hypothetical match up, the question posed here is who will reign supreme for years to come in the heavyweight division? Without discrediting the attributes of Tyson Fury, Vyacheslav Glazkov, Joseph Parker and the other contenders who may wish to crash the party, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have to be the top two prospects within the weight category.
What the two have in common are that they are many doubters over their real talent due to the weak opponents that they have faced. Deontay has faced a real strong former champ in the shape of Bermane Stiverne, and did a real number on him, but apart from that neither fighter has faced a strong opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
By John Simmons:
Today we had the privilege of watching the ESPY Awards and the winners were certainly grinners. One winner in fact took the whole experience to another level by taking aim at someone else they were up against for an award.
That award was the ‘Fighter of year’ and the winner was none other than Ronda Rousey the UFC Women’s champion and current Hollywood regular. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Despite the news earlier today about Floyd Mayweather Jr. likely to be facing Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) next for his September bout, Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) isn’t ready to give up on the idea of him getting the fight against Mayweather.
Khan still insists that Mayweather might wind up facing someone else on September 12th, meaning him. I don’t know if that’s realistic view for Khan to have because Mayweather has already said it himself that he’s interested in Berto or Karim Mayfield for his next fight.
“Media always try and twist things, What I meant was: Floyd picking an easy fight before he retires is Bad for boxing!” Khan said on his Twitter. “I’m with Berto all the way.. But Floyd might pick someone else. The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) is trying to get back to the level he was at before he was beaten by Sergio Martinez in 2012. This Saturday night, Chavez Jr. will be facing middleweight Marcos Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on Showtime from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
It’s supposed to be a mismatch, but I don’t think there’s such a thing as a mismatch for Chavez Jr. nowadays. Every live body they throw in the ring with him has a chance of beating him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it’s looking kind of bleak for Amir Khan right now as far as him getting the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight. It’s not official yet, but we could be seeing Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) getting the big money fight against Mayweather that Khan has wanted for ages. If Berto does wind up getting the fight, it means that Khan’s attempts at self-promoting himself for the fight in the media were a dismal failure.
The Mayweather-Berto fight still hasn’t been announced, so maybe it’s still possible that Khan could get picked out for the fight by Floyd. I mean, I don’t think it’s going to happen, but there’s a mathematical chance that Khan could still get the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) made a brief statement on Wednesday about the rumors of him being picked out for Floyd Mayweather Jr’s next fight on September 12th. Berto, 31, didn’t say much in the statement other than he’s happy to be one of the guys that are being considered for the fight. He said he thinks it’ll be a nice if he gets the fight.
“I’m happy to be in the running for this fight and am definitely up for the challenge. I know it will be a great fight if it happens,” Berto said. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #11 WBA Anthony Crolla (29-4-2, 11 KOs) is taking a real big step up in class this Saturday night against WBA World lightweight champion Darleys Perez (32-1, 20 KOs) on July 18th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. This is a very dangerous fight for the 28-year-old Crolla. Read the rest of this entry »
By Erhan Bora: Many editors and commentators within the sport doubt the credentials of many British stars, but the evidence would suggest that fighters from a smaller land mass than an American state can dominate for years to come. Albeit the cruiserweights and light heavyweight divisions, British has talent holding or challenging for top honors.
Starting with the heavyweight division by the end of the year unbeaten talent Tyson Fury will be challenging Wladimir Klitschko for three world titles, which if he wins could see an all British clash against WBC #2, WBA #13, IBF #14 and WBO #3 ranked Anthony Joshua.
To address the doubts, Fury has the artillery that Jennings & company have lacked with his height advantage, orthodox/southpaw versatility and boxing skills. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr’s next fight against former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) is rumored to be televised on CBS on September 12th, according to Sports Illustrated. The Berto-Mayweather fight hasn’t been confirmed as of yet by Mayweather Promotions, nor has it confirmed whether it will be televised on CBS.
For the fight, Mayweather will make between $30-35 million, which is a huge departure from the $220 million he reportedly pulled in for his last fight against Manny Pacquiao. Fighting Berto is obviously a much lower level fight than what Mayweather has been doing lately in facing the likes of Pacquiao, Marcos Maidana and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Read the rest of this entry »