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title De La Hoya – Could He Have Found A Better Opponent Than Forbes?

By Jim Slattengren: With this past week’s news that Oscar De La Hoya (38-5, 30 KOs) is reportedly set to fight his tune-up bout against former star from “The Contender” reality TV series light welterweight Steve Forbes (33-5, 9 KOs) on May 3rd at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California, I kind of wonder why De La Hoya, 35, didn’t opt to fight at better opponent than him.  → read full story

title Who’s Next For Pavlik? Duddy, Lee or Trinidad?

By Dan Ambrose: For WBO/WBC middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (33-0, 29 KOs), he is suddenly the man that every fighter wants to mix it up with, and after all these years of toling away for next to nothing in monetary gain, Pavlik is looking at big money fights with a variety of fighters, most of which don’t come close to being nearly as good as him.  → read full story

title Hopkins: “I said I’m going to punish Calzaghe slowly”

By Eric Schmidt: The war of words continued today between light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins (48-4-1, 32 KOs) and undefeated WBA/WBC/WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe (44-0, 32 KOs) in the first portion of their three city press tour to promote their April 19th bout at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  → read full story

title Jones vs. Taylor In June?

By David Lahr: In the latest boxing news, former WBO/WBC middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (27-2-1, 17 KOs) is reportedly considering fighting light heavyweight Roy Jones Jr.  → read full story

title Miranda Angling For Fights Against Abraham & Taylor

By Tim Williams: In recent weeks, knockout artist Edison Miranda (30-2, 26 KOs) has been quite vocal in his comments about IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham and former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, calling out the latter, while seemingly questioning the courage of the former by suggesting that he lacks courage because of his tendency to fight lower quality opponents, always in Germany.  → read full story

title Viloria Decisions Lopez

By Dan Ambrose: Former World Boxing Council junior flyweight champion Brian Viloria (21-2, 12 KOs) won an unimpressive 8-round unanimous decision over Cesar Lopez (20-6, 4 KOs on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  → read full story

title Ibragimov vs. Klitschko: Sizing Up Sultan & Wladimir

By Jim Slattengren: This Saturday night, IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (49-3, 44 KOs) will be attempting to unify the title when he goes up against WBO heavyweight champion Sultain Ibragimov (22-0-1, 17 KOs) in a 12-round bout at Madison Square Garden in New York.  → read full story

title Mijares Decisions Navarro

By Adan Cortez: World Boxing Council super flyweight champion Cristian Mijares (34-3-2, 14 KOs) successfully defended his super flyweight title on Saturday night with a 12-round slit decision over challenger Jose Navarro (26-4, 12 KOs) at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  → read full story

title Montiel Destroys Castillo

By Manuel Perez: WBO super flyweight champion Fernando Montiel (36-2-1, 27 KOs) overwhelmed former WBA super flyweight champion Martin Castillo (33-3, 17 KOs), stopping him in the fourth round on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  → read full story

title Hearns KOs Astorga

By Jim Dower: Undefeated junior middleweight prospect Ronald Hearns (18-0, 14 KOs) stopped Juan Astorga (12-2-1, 7 KOs) in the 8th round of a scheduled 10-round bout on Saturday night on the undercard of Kelly Pavlik vs.  → read full story

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