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title Mayweather-Marquez Fight: Five things we learned

marquez543434 By Don Ramos:

1. Call a spade a spade: it was a mismatch from the start. There was never any doubt on the result of the match. Even the betting odds were 4-1 in favour of Mayweather.

The fight proved that Mayweather still has his boxing skills intact. This is not unusual, given he is young and is gifted with natural fighting ability. Other fighters had come back from retirement and made impressive wins. One good example is when Sugar Ray Leonard came out of retirement to win over the Marvin Hagler. Read the rest of this entry »

title Klitschko-Arreola: Will Chris Put Vitali Out of His Misery?

By Dave Lahr: This Saturday night, two of the best heavyweights in the world clash at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, CA, when World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (37-2, 36 KO’s) defends his title against the talented Chris Arreola (27-0, 24 KO’s), his number #1 mandatory challenger. Read the rest of this entry »

title Carl Froch vs. Andre Dirrell: The Waiting’s Nearly Over

froch54232By Lee Fletcher: On October 17th, the ground breaking Super Six tournament kicks off with World Boxing Council super middleweight champion Carl Froch (25(20)-0-0) taking on untested talent Andre Dirrell (18(13)-0-0) in Nottingham, England in what is sure to be an exciting fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao/Mayweather: Pre-Destined?

mayweather432By Trevor Weis: The King has been challenged. Mayweather ended his 21-month layoff showing no signs of rust or age, dismantling the technical veteran Juan Manuel Marquez in 12 one-sided rounds. The former pound-for-pound king made Marquez look like a sparring partner, rolling his shoulder and dancing away from punches. Money landed close to 50% of total punches, while Marquez was only able to land an embarrassing 12%, with only 21 jabs throughout the 12 round fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Doomsday approaching for Dirrell

dirrell33454By Steven Wain: Well, it’s just under 1 month (26 days to be precise) until, Carl “The Cobra” Froch (25-0-20 KO’s) takes on overrated American Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell (18-0-13 KO’s) in the first round of the super six world boxing tournament, Froch will also be defending his WBC super middleweight title, which he won in 2008 when he beat Jean Pascal by unanimous point’s victory. The fight will take place at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Three Names from Greatness

mayweather53434By Elad Baron: Watching Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early hours of Sunday morning one thing was clear, the natural abilities of the man can never be questioned. His, balance, reflexes and technique are second to none; add to that his water tight defence. Love him or hate him, every boxing fan had to appreciate the display of skill that was on show. Read the rest of this entry »

title David Haye: Fighting scared?

haye5463445By Aykan Tahir: In 2008 David Haye stated live on Setanta Sports that he would retire from the ring on his 31st Birthday. This gives him just a shade over 2 years to win and unify the heavyweight belts, not an impossible task but has Haye already burnt the bridges that would have allowed him access to these belts? If he does manage to unify all of the belts then he can fall back on his “retire at 31” statement without the need to defend the belts and potentially lose them to fighters who are not near retirement age and past their best. Read the rest of this entry »

title Haye vs. Valuev: Can David Slay the Giant?

haye5334By Paul Joyner: British heavyweight David Haye has a date with destiny on November 7th. Having failed to negotiate a deal with the Klitschko brothers, Haye gets his chance against Russian giant Nicolay Valuev, holder of the World Boxing Association heavyweight crown. For fans of British boxing this is a big, big night. Haye has been promising demolition of the heavyweight scene and now has his chance to prove himself in what, is a definite step up for him. Valuev is nine inches taller, 7 stones heavier and has lost only once in 50 previous bouts. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather: “I’m Never Going to Win”

By Jason Kim: A slightly despondent Floyd Mayweather Jr. mopped about not getting the love and credit that he thought was due to him at a post-fight press conference following his lopsided 12-round unanimous decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather, 32, put on a masterful performance against the 36-year-old Marquez, appearing by many boxing enthusiasts to have won every round of the fight with ease. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pianeta stops Skelton

By Erik Schmidt: Making his third defense of his European Boxing Union heavyweight title, undefeated Italian heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (19-0-1, 12 KO’s) stopped former Commonwealth champion Matt Skelton (22-4, 19 KO’s) in the 8th round on Saturday night at the Jahnsportforum, Neubradenburg, Mecklenburg, Vorpommeram, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »


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