By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) says he wants to fight the big names like Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather Jr., but he might instead wind up with a big name from the past in 44-year-old “Sugar” Shane Mosley (48-9-1, 40 KOs) for his next fight on December 13th instead of one of the superstars.
But what the heck, at least Khan would be getting a big name, even if the name is someone who is arguably 10 years past his prime. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) and challenger George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) both weighed in successfully on Friday afternoon for their fight tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Badou weighed in at 167.5 pounds, and looked like he was ready to step inside the ring immediately to begin fighting.
Groves weighed in at 168 pounds right at the super middleweight limit, and appeared to be thin from having taken off water weight. You can always tell a weight drained fighter by looking at their midsection. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: In an interview this week, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) made it clear that he can’t fight IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) because he’s a 160 pound fighter. Mayweather didn’t want any part of fighting Golovkin at 154, when asked if he would be willing to fight the Kazakhstan fighter at that weight.
Mayweather says he fights at 147, and that’s he’s already done enough for the sport of boxing without having to move up one weight class to fight Golovkin at 154. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Last night, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) trounced #9 WBC Tommy Karpency (25-5-1, 14 KOs) by a 3rd round knockout in a mismatch at the Ricoh Coliseum, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was a fight that probably should have been never made, but unfortunately the match-making for Stevenson has not been all that great since he won the WBC title in 2013 after beating Chad Dawson. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) made the 163 pound catch-weight quite comfortably last Friday in coming in at 160lbs for his 10 round fight at super middleweight against Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC from the Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The catch-weight was something that was put in the contract because it wasn’t clear if the 32-year-old Quillin would be able to make the 160lb weight limit, as he failed to make weight for his last fight in April against WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ronnie Collins: There were body shots, upper cuts, head shots, jabs, more body shots and flying mouthpieces. The end result was an eight round stoppage that added to the growing intrigue surrounding unbeaten #8 WBA welterweight contender Errol Spence (18-0, 15 KOs) with his victory last Friday night over #7 IBF Chris Van Heerden (23-2-1, 12 KOs) at the Ricoh Coliseum, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“I want the big fights and I want the big names,” Spence said after disposing of his latest opposition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Undefeated #3 WBO, #12 IBF, #13 WBA super middleweight contender Jesse Hart (18-0, 15 KOs) battered and beat journeyman Aaron Pryor Jr (19-9-1, 12 KOs) in stopping him in the 9th round on Friday night to retain his USBA and WBO NABO super middleweight titles at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The 26-year-old Hart was landing at will in the 9th round causing referee Tony Weeks to step in and halt the fight at 2:51 of the round. Pryor Jr. wasn’t throwing any punches back which is why Weeks stopped the contest. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Allan Fox: At today’s weigh-in, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. dodged a question asked of him by Showtime about whether he’d be interested in a rematch with former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
It was an obvious question that many boxing fans wanted to know given the IV drip scandal that surfaced this week about Mayweather. However, Mayweather told Showtime that he’s only willing to fight Showtime fighters. Pacquiao is with HBO, and that apparently is reason enough for Mayweather not to want to fight him again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) made easy work of #9 WBC Tommy Karpency (25-5-1, 14 KOs) in stopping him in the 3rd round to retain his WBC title on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike at the Ricoh Coliseum, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Stevenson, 37, knocked Karpency down with a big left hand to the head at the end of the 2nd round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: A flabby looking 34-year-old David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) emerged today saying that he’s finally ready to get back inside the ring to continue his dormant boxing career. Haye injured his right shoulder in 2013 while getting ready for a fight against Tyson Fury. The injury has kept Haye from getting back inside the ring.
In late 2014, Haye spoke of wanting to continue his career at the start of 2015. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. Read the rest of this entry »