By Scott Gilfoid: In one of the more unusual press conferences you’ll ever see, Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) arrived at in a poor looking Batman costume for his press conference with IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) in London, UK. Fury jogged around the media twice before finally going back changing into a suit. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: At his press conference this week, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) laughed off the recent criticism from IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko, who had taken a shot at Wilder over the level of opposition he’s been facing.
Wladimir thinks that Wilder should be stepping it up against better competition. Wilder thought it was comical that Wladimir would have the nerve to talk about weak opposition, when many of his opponents throughout the years have been weak opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: After toiling around for the last 12 years as a pro without much success, #14 IBF contender Ovill McKenzie (25-12, 13 KOs) will be getting a gift world title shot against newly crowned IBF cruiserweight champion Victor Ramirez (22-2, 17 KOs) in nine days from now on October 2nd at the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club, Benavídez, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
To say that the 35-year-old McKenzie doesn’t deserve a world title shot is putting it lightly. McKenzie is arguably more of a high level journeyman than an actual contender when you look at things correctly. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The highly talented WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) expects to step into the big shoes of superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) to become boxing’s No.1 attraction now that Mayweather has retired from the sport after wrapping up his career a little over a week ago against Andre Berto on September 12th.
The 6’7” Wilder believes that the fans will gravitate to him now that Mayweather is gone. Deontay, with his impressive highlight reel knockouts, will win over the American public with his constant knockouts and become the new star of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has grand visions of what a fight between his fighter former eight division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) could be like if he schedules the fight for the start of 2016.
Arum thinks that Khan will be able to bring over a giant horde of Brits totaling as high as 4,000 to support Khan for his big fight against Pacquiao. Having a bunch of Brits traveling over from the UK to see Khan take on Pacquiao will ensure that the fight is a sellout for wherever Arum wants to stage the Pacquiao-Khan fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) has a lot of boxing fans wondering whether he’ll be permanently retiring from the sport after his win over Andre Berto on September 12th. Mayweather still insists that he’s done with the sport after winning his 49th fight and picking up a payday of $32 million for an easy night’s work against the over-matched Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But Freddie Roach, the trainer for Manny Pacquiao, doesn’t believe Mayweather is going to actually retire from boxing. Roach thinks that with Mayweather’s huge spending habits and with the way he’s quickly burning through his fortune, he’ll be back next year to continue his pro career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Undefeated #7 WBC, #10 WBA junior middleweight Julian J’Rock” Williams (21-0-1, 13 KOs) only need approximately a minute and a half to dispatch a badly over-matched 31-year-old Luciano Cuello (35-4, 17 KOs) in the 1st round on Tuesday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Sports 1 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has talked recently of adding 42-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez’s name in the hat for a fifth fight against his fighter Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) in early 2016. Marquez says he’s absolutely not interested in facing the 36-year-old Pacquiao again.
Arum is trying to find an opponent for Pacquiao, and he has a list of Amir Khan, Kell Brook and Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs). According to Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach, the list is only of those three fighters. However, Arum has mentioned Terence Crawford and Lucas Matthysse recently as two other fighters he’s going to make his pick from. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (21-5, 14 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round bout against an opponent still to be determined on the undercard of the Buglioni vs. Chudinov – ‘Man vs. Machine’ card at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.
Chisora, 31, is still trying to crawl his way back to the top of the heavyweight rankings after getting stopped in the 10th round by Tyson Fury last November in their WBO heavyweight title eliminator bout. Chisora, 6’1,” was never competitive at all against Fury in that fight, and it ended badly for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Now that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has retired and walked away from the sport, trainer Freddie Roach believes that IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) is now the No.1 fighter in boxing. Roach feels that that Golovkin has clearly established himself as the best fighter in the sport with his impressive victories and his long string of knockouts that stretch all the way back to 2008.
Mayweather recently said that with him gone from the sport that he feels that Manny Pacquiao is now the No.1 fighter that takes his place. Mayweather didn’t mention Golovkin at all. But perhaps Mayweather had a reason for not saying Golovkin’s name. Read the rest of this entry »