(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) By Allan Fox: We could be seeing a fight between newly crowned WBA light welterweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (31-2, 23 KOs) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) in 2016. According to Michael Woods from RingTV, he’s hearing rumors that Mayweather will be coming back in 2016 to fight the 26-year-old Broner. The fight makes a lot of sense for both of those fighters, because it’s a potentially big money fight.
“Woodsy, I’m hearing rumblings…They are thinking Adrien Broner versus Floyd Mayweather if and when Floyd decides to get bored of being the world-traveler, an Instagram Hall of Famer. AB vs. TBE,” an unnamed source told Michael Woods of RingTV.com. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former HBO analyst Larry Merchant thinks that Filipino Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) needs a big win over either Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) or unbeaten WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) in other to get a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and to regain the interest from the boxing fans.
Pacquiao was beaten in his last fight by Mayweather, so he’s kind of starting over with his career for the second time in the last three years. Merchant thinks that Pacquiao was matched against the right type of opponents to rebuild his career following his 6th round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) plans on leaving a lot of boxing fans totally speechless on October 17th after he gets through with the older 33-year-old IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs).
Lemieux says that you can’t underestimate people in the sport of boxing, and he obviously has been underestimated by a great number of fans, people in the media, and fighters. Many fans still remember how bad Lemieux looked in his losses to Marco Antonio Rubio and Joachim Alcine from 2011, and that’s one of the reasons why they’re not giving him too much of a chance to score an upset in a little over a week from now. Without those defeats, the Golovkin-Lemieux fight would be truly a 50-50 affair. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: We’re a little over a month away from the November 28th clash between IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) and unbeaten Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) for their rescheduled fight at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Fury, 26, is saying that he’s going to be a wild animal when he gets inside the ring with Klitschko on 11/28, and he says he’ll be as ferocious as a lion, tiger or a bear. Fury obviously hasn’t ever faced anyone good before in his career, so it’s easy for him to go on about what he’ll be like when he gets inside the ring with Wladimir. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: Time and time again I have seen great champions continuing their careers for far too long risking their health and ruining their reputation.
I have also seen good champions retiring earlier than they should be, leaving their legacy incomplete and their fans disappointed. So when is really the best time to say goodbye from the sport of Boxing? I am going to try to give an answer in this article. Read the rest of this entry »
By K.A.B: It looks like UK Fans have been dealt a double edge sword. After the withdrawal of Wladamir Klitschko from his October fight date with Tyson Fury, The PPV fightcard for the Kell Brook vs. Diego Chavez has now been moved to Sky Sports 1 instead for October 24th at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, UK. This obviously is good news for UK fans because it was hard to justify that fight remaining on Sky Box office. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is eying a fight between IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) and interim WBA middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14 KOs) in the future once Eubank Jr moves up to super middleweight. Hearn thinks a fight between the two of them would be a huge affair if the two of them can keep winning. That’s the problem lies.
Eubank Jr has already been beaten by Billy Joe Saunders, and there are better fighters in the division than him. It stands to reason that if Eubank Jr can’t even beat a fighter in the class of Saunders, then how in the heck can he ever beat the real talents in the division like Gennady Golovkin, Peter Quillin, Daniel Jacobs, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto? Will the British boxing public get excited about a DeGale-Eubank Jr fight if the best guy that Eubank Jr has beaten is Dmitry Chudinov? I think not. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: You can remove #5 WBC, #6 WBA, #9 IBF Bryant Jennings as one of the potential contenders for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s next fight in January. Jennings’ promoter Gary Shaw says that Jennings, 31, isn’t in the running for Wilder’s next fight, according to Dan Rafael.
Wilder will be making his defense against someone else besides Jennings. That doesn’t mean that he’ll be getting a lower level guys. It’s possible he could take on someone better than Jennings. We’re going to have to wait and see what his adviser Al Haymon comes up with for him to fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: #1 IBF light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) finally appears to have a top 15 contender that is ready to fight him in the IBF 175lb title eliminator.
32-year-old #14 IBF Karo Murat (27-2-1, 17 KOs) has reportedly agreed to face Beterbiev for a fight that will be taking place on November 28th on the undercard of the Lucian Bute vs. James DeGale card at the Centre Videotron, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Murat was the 8th fighter that Beterbiev’s promoters contacted for the November 28th fight. It’s surprising that so many fighters didn’t want to face Beterbiev for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Earlier on Thursday, there was a report by AFP that talks were underway between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a possible rematch in 2016. The title of an article by AFP was that a rematch with Mayweather was possible for Pacquiao or a fight against Amir Khan.
However, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum flatly denied that there are any talks between him and Mayweather in an interview with Yahoo News, and he doesn’t understand what Pacquiao said because he knows of nothing about a rematch between the No.1 fighter in boxing Mayweather and Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »