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title Can Arreola pull off an Upset against Klitschko?

arreola-klitschko454334By Jason Kim: It’s been a long time since WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has had an opponent that could fight him on even terms. The main reason is that the heavyweight division has been so atrocious the past six years since Lennox Lewis retired in 2003. That’s left Klitschko, and his brother Wladimir, with few top level heavyweights to compete with all these years. Klitschko has done his part beating down the average opposition that has been put in with him, but most of the fights have been dull, one-sided affairs for the most part and not the type of fights that have won Klitschko many new fans. Read the rest of this entry »

title AIBA World Rankings, September 2009

lomachenko4534By Bernard O’Neill: Vasyl Lomachenko, the 21-year-old world and Olympic featherweight champion from Ukraine, has kept the rest of the field at arm’s length in the latest AIBA World Rankings, updated following the recent AIBA World Championships in Milan. Read the rest of this entry »

title Fury vs. Mrazek on Saturday – News

By William Mackay: Unbeaten Tyson Fury (8-0, 7 KO’s) has been handed an extra soft opponent for this Saturday night when he faces Czech journeyman Tomas Mrazek (4-22-5, 3 KO’s) in a but at The O2, Dublin, Ireland. It looks as if Fury’s handlers want to avoid any problematic fights like his last one against Big John McDermott earlier this month where Fury struggled badly and ended up winning a questionable 10 round decision. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach is ready in case Cotto pulls a Mayweather and comes in overweight

roach34234By Eric Thomas: Freddie Roach is prepared for Miguel Cotto to pull a Floyd Mayweather Jr. move by coming in over the catch weight limit of 145 pounds for his November 14th bout against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand. Roach said “I’m prepared for that possibility,” to the Sports. Inquirer. Cotto, 28, will have to come in two pounds under the maximum limit of 147 for his fight against Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mosley: “I think Floyd’s a Little Intimidated and Afraid of Me”

may323By Chris Williams: Shane Mosley had less than positive things to say about Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a recent interview at Fight Hype, saying among other things, “I think Floyd’s a little intimidated and afraid of me.” Mosley is talking about how Mayweather suddenly froze up an old engine block when Mosley walked up on Max Kellerman and Mayweather following Floyd’s 12 round victory over lightweight Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

title News – Tua Puts Sparring Partner in Hospital; Toney Says Klitschko Brothers Need to Fight him

By William Mackay: Former heavyweight contender David Tua (49-3-1, 42 KO’s) has reportedly put his sparring partner Israel Garcia in the hospital after a tough sparring session on Tuesday for Tua’s preparation for his October 3rd bout against Shane Cameron for the WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight titles at the Mystery Creek Events Centre, in Hamilton, New Zealand. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arreola: “The Steel Curtain is Closed and Now I Own It”

arreola342534Photo: Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor Promotions – By Dave Lahr: Now with only two days to go before the huge clash between heavyweight contender Chris Arreola (27-0, 24 KO’s) and champion World Boxing Council heavyweight title holder Vitali Klitschko (37-2, 36 KO’s) at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles. Arreola took part on Wednesday in a public workout at Venice Beach, in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

title Lennox Lewis Not Sure Whether Haye Will Beat Valuev

haye432445By Scott Gilfoid: Former International Boxing Federation/World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis sounds less than confident that British heavyweight contender David Haye (22-1, 21 KO’s) will have success as a heavyweight or beat WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev (50-1, 34 KO’s) on November 7th, at the Arena Numberg Versicherung, in Nuremburg, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

title Could Mayweather-Marquez reach 1.6 Million Buys?

marquez43434By Chris Williams: If the latest news reports are too believed, the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez fight could go as high as 1.6 million pay-per-view buys, if you believe the early reports. All I can say is that if these numbers aren’t bogus, like I think they are, there’s a lot of casual boxing fans who have no clue about the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kirkland sentenced to two years in Prison; Flores wants Huck or Fragomeni – News

By Eric Thomas: Undefeated light middleweight contender James Kirkland (25-0, 22 KO’s) was sentenced earlier today to two years in prison, according to ESPN. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old Kirkland given two years due to an arrest that occurred in July in which Kirkland, a convicted felon, was caught with a firearm in his possession. Read the rest of this entry »

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