By Allan Fox: Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) was badly schooled last Saturday night by Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) in their mismatch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Berto thinks that he made the mistake of trying to score a knockout over Mayweather all night long, and this was one of the reasons why he rarely was able to connect with any of his punches in the fight.
Berto connected on only 17 percent of his shots in the fight, which is an incredibly low number, given that Mayweather was standing in the pocket right in front of him much of the fight. But Berto fought like he always does by him looking to take Mayweather out with every shot that he threw. Read the rest of this entry »
By Carlos Garcia Severich: Is boxing a deer in headlights, are we at the dawn of a new era or at the twilight of its existence. The sport we all have learned to love and accept regardless of the mistreatment of its most devoted fans has seen the star of Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. cruise into retirement with his unblemished record of 49-0.
It is said a sport is as reflection of its fans and superstars but where does it leave us on the post Mayweather era. Looking back in Boxing’s rich history many names come to our heads Ali, Liston, Louis, Robinson, Johnson, Dempsey among others but what they all have in common is the legacy they left behind. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With the way that Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn talks about his fighter unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua (14-0, 14 KOs) you would think that he struck oil and hit it big.
Hearn has been yapping about how great Joshua is for ages ever since he signed him two years ago shortly after Joshua won a controversial gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics in his home country of England. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA “regular” welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) doesn’t seem to think too highly of former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 24 KOs), who will be arguably getting an undeserved world title shot two months from now on November 7th against fellow Top Rank fighter WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (33-1-1, 12 KOs) at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thurman, 26, doesn’t see Rios as a fighter with good defensive skills, hand speed, punching power or talent. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Sr. doesn’t see IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) or WBA “regular” welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 21 KOs) as a big threat to his son Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) if they were to fight.
For starters, Floyd Sr. thinks that Mayweather would probably whip Golovkin because of what he feels is his superior fighting style. Floyd Sr. does think that Golovkin is the much bigger fighter than Mayweather, but he still thinks that Mayweather would probably still wind up beating him if he had the desire to take that fight, which he clearly doesn’t. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: Thomas Hearns ended his illustrious career against Shannon Landberg. Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. ended his career with a lost to Grover Wiles. Rocky Marciano ended his career against a badly faded Archie Moore. I could go on and on.
These greats have their reasons why they chose the opponents they chose for their last hurrah and most importantly their fans can/will justify their reasons for doing so. But for Floyd Mayweather it can’t be the case and it hasn’t been the case. Almost every major sports outlet, lead by ESPN, criticized Mayweather’s choice of two time former champ Andre Berto. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: For boxing fans who didn’t get a chance to see the interesting High Stakes: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) vs. Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) fight card last Saturday night on Showtime pay-per-view, the replay will be shown this Saturday night on Showtime Sports at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Fans will get to see Mayweather-Berto along with the co-feature bout between WBC super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez and challenger Orlando Salido. This fight was very exciting, but the results were less than pleasing with the three judges ruling the fight a draw. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) will be making his second title defense of his WBC title in less than two weeks from now against WBC No.12 contender Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC from the Legacy Arena, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Wilder, 29, must know that he needs to perform a lot better than he did in his last fight against fringe contender Eric Molina last June in Birmingham. Wilder won the fight by a 9th round knockout, but he was hurt a number of times by Molina, and he looked extremely vulnerable. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: For the third time in the last two years, IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) is getting the chance to gloat after one of George Groves’ defeats. The latest defeat for ‘Saint George’ came last Saturday night with Groves, 27, losing to WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (21-1-1, 12 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 115-112, 116-111 for Badou, and 114-113 for Groves.
DeGale says Groves made a mistake by taking the fight with the 31-year-old Badou. He should have fought him for his IBF title instead. However, DeGale says he’ll give Groves a title shot, but the purse split will be heavily slanted in his favor at 90-10. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With unbeaten heavyweight Dillian Whyte’s impressive 3rd round knockout win over Brian Minto (41-10, 26 KOs) last Saturday night, and Anthony Joshua’s equally exciting 1st round knockout over the 6’7” previously unbeaten Gary Cornish (21-1, 12 KOs) on the same card, Whyte vs. Joshua is now officially set for December 12th at the O2 Arena in London, England. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that the fight is signed and ready to go for the 12th of December in a fight for the vacant British heavyweight title.
There’s only one thing that could potentially trip up the fight from taking place and that’s Whyte’s shoulder injury. Read the rest of this entry »