(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) By Tim Fletcher: 34-year-old welterweight Gabriel Bracero (24-2, 5 KOs) totally destroyed a fleshy looking bearded Danny O’Connor (26-3, 10 KOs) by a 1st round knockout on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC from the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Not long after the fight started, Bracero nailed the 30-year-old O’Connor with a huge right hand that flattened him. O’Connor hit the canvas and was out cold. The fight was then immediately halted. There was no way that O’Connor could get up from the knockdown because he was out cold. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO World lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (29-0, 12 KOs) destroyed an over-matched and much smaller #1 WBO Diego Magdaleno (28-2, 12 KOs) by a 2nd round knockout on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Flanagan dropped Magdaleno down three times in the 2nd round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The recently beaten Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) says he wants to avenge his past losses to Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, Jesus Soto-Karass and Victor Ortiz all within the next year.
Berto, 32, was recently beaten by WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision on September 12th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) is feeling really confident that he’ll be the one getting picked by Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank for Pacquiao’s next fight in early 2016.
In fact, Khan is so confident that he’ll be getting the fight against Pacquiao that he’s now saying he’s got a 75% chance of getting it. Obviously, Khan knows things that we don’t in terms of the negotiations that are taking place between his team and Pacquiao’s promoter Arum. Read the rest of this entry »
Robbie Bannatyne: Normally a world title unification clash between two offensively minded, murderous punchers is exactly what any aspiring boxing journalist would want to write about.
Still, despite salivating like an Alsatian over a Sirloin at the prospect of Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux, I haven’t been compelled to put pen to paper. Why? Because the vast majority of the boxing world think the result is a forgone conclusion: yet another knockout victory for GGG. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says that he thinks that a fight between IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) and George Groves (21-3, 16 KOs) can still be made despite Groves’ recent loss to WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack last September.
It just means that Groves will need to take a poor purse split of the money right now. Hearn thinks that Groves can change that if he gets some wins behind him so that he can come back to the negotiation table in a better position than he is right now. Hearn says that DeGale wasn’t joking when he said that Groves would have to accept a 90-10 purse split of the money for a fight between them right now. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: #12 WBO middleweight contender Matt Korobov (24-1, 14 KOs) has pulled out of his October 24th fight against journeyman Josue Obando (13-7-1, 10 KOs) for unknown reasons. Korobov was scheduled to fight on Obando on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Dierry Jean fight at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Korobov, 32, hasn’t fought since losing to Andy Lee by a 6th round knockout last December. Korobov was well ahead of Lee at the time of the stoppage. Korobov’s promoters at Top Rank aren’t giving a reason as of yet why Korobov pulled out of the Obando fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (29-2, 15 KOs) has a risky fight ahead of him in just one week on October 16th when he takes on #2 WBA, #3 WBC Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois.
Cleverly could have been fighting for a world title right now against WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer instead of having to go through the big punching 27-year-old Fonfara, but Cleverly decided he wanted to test himself against a really tough opponent before he fought for a world title. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: American heavyweight Bryant Jennings isn’t necessarily out of the running for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s next fight in January, according to the talented 6’7” Deontay. He says he wouldn’t mind fighting Jennings so that he could get him out of the way. Wilder says there are a lot of different guys that he could fight in January.
They’re going to choose someone good obviously so that he can get some rounds in while at the same time getting ready for his important title defense against his #1 WBC challenger Alexander Povetkin in early next year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: There are quite a few boxing fans who are leaning in the direction of Saul “ Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) to defeat WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) in their fight next month on November 21st on HBO pay-per-view at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rosado thinks that Cotto’s superior boxing ability will enable him to out-box Canelo and get the victory. Rosado notes that the type of fighters that have given Cotto problems in the past where aggressive fighters that put a lot of pressure on him. Canelo doesn’t have the engine to fight hard for more than 10 seconds at a time before he has to back off and take a rest break on the outside. Read the rest of this entry »