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Soliman vs. Taylor: Bad intentions in Biloxi

Jermain Taylor returns from a sabbatical of sorts to challenge Sam Soliman for his IBF middleweight belt. The card will be broadcasted live on Espn2 from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Boxing adviser extraordinaire Al Haymon, known for his mysterious persona, has a way of giving his clients the best possible deal and boxing fans the shaft. His mismatches on Showtime have [...]

Stevens vs. N’Dam: Where the rubber meets the road

Espn2 Friday Night Fights is back, but not for the season, rather a double dip of sorts that kicks off Wednesday night in Southern California at the Barker Hangar. The winner of Wednesday's bout will be in line for a title shot facing the winner of Wednesday’s fight between Jermain Taylor and Sam Soliman, which will also be broadcasted by Espn. A few years ago, and 8 pounds north of his current [...]

Mayweather -Maidana 2: To box or not to box that is the question?

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana will meet once again at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Saturday night live on Showtime PPV. Will Chino's melee create "Mayhem", or will it be muscle memory for the money man? Damn near everyone is convinced that Floyd Mayweather will do a number on Marcos Maidana in the rematch. Isn't this the same sentiment most fans had prior to the first go round? Maidana [...]

The problem returns home and the machine plans feast on Ortiz’s “0”

Adrien Broner put his foot down in order to obtain home field advantage in the city of Cincinnati against the sturdy Emmanuel Taylor. Coming off a fight of the year win, Lucas Matthysse takes on Roberto Ortiz, who has never lost a fight as a professional. The Showtime tripleheader’s first bout will be between Andre Berto and Steve Upsher Chambers. In his last fight Adrien Broner was unspectacular, [...]

Gonzalez vs. Yaegashi + Estrada vs. Segura = Flyweight Wars

The Flyweight division doesn't normally get the same attention or recognition as the fighters do at Welterweight, Super Middleweight, or the heavily debated Super Bantamweight. This week on two smaller networks beIN sports espanol and A.W.E., 4 Flyweights will battle for future paydays, pride, legacy, and unification supremacy. Both fights feature similar stylistic matchmaking, the traditional puncher [...]

Kovalev “The Krusher” back on the Boardwalk & Rios vs Chaves potential FOTY

Rios claims that he has returned back to earth after his head was stuck in the clouds of success. Alex Ariza is gone from his camp, now he and his world renowned trainer Robert Garcia are going back to the basics. Strength and condition coach or not, Rios better have been on his best behavior to prepare for a hungry and dangerous fighter like Chaves. Diego Chaves has a snappy jab and loves to throw [...]

Golovkin vs. Geale: Will Daniel thrive or try to survive?

Gennady Golovkin was built on HBO's “Boxing After Dark” and has become just that, bad. Golovkin has already passed the eye test now he will encounter a new style test versus Daniel Geale from historic Madison Square Garden in New York City broadcasted live on HBO Championship Boxing. Majority of talk inside the boxing world leading up to this matchup has been more about what's next for "Triple [...]

Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara: Winner enters elite ranks

To the victor goes the spoils’ which includes an upgrade to elite status for winner of Showtime’s PPV main event this Saturday night, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are many questions that remain just days before these men battle for Pride and Glory. Can Canelo Alvarez make his star shine even brighter in this career defining moment? Will Erislandy Lara be the thorn [...]

Crawford vs. Gamboa: The Guantánamo cyclone headed straight down tornado alley

Omaha gets its first title fight in over 40 years this Saturday on HBO with a matchup of speed, wits, and power that may not create explosive action. It will however bring us clarity at the division raising the winners profile at lightweight and beyond. Yuriorkis Gamboa lived up to his nickname "The Guantánamo Cyclone", when he stormed on to the American boxing landscape via Espn2 Friday Night [...]

The Ghost returns, a crossroads fight, and two decorated amateurs round out Showtime Triple

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Who will be left behind when Devon Alexander and Jesus Soto Karass meet at the crossroads? Decorated amateurs square off creating a Featherweight (contender) belt holder. Robert “the ghost” Guerrero returns after a 13 month hiatus to face a prospect from Japan. If they were playing night baseball it would be one, two, three strikes their out for the losers of [...]

Provodnikov vs. Algieri: The Siberian Freight Train makes a stop in Brooklyn

2013 was a tremendous year for boxing and rise of Ruslan Provodnikov was well documented in the media with the most notable example being HBO's 2 days. If scripted, his real life Rocky story would be hard to believe a few years ago when Ruslan was a crude one-dimensional fighter vying to become a contender at 140. Teaming up with world renowned trainer Freddie Roach, has helped Ruslan sharpen his [...]

Cotto vs. Martinez: Will Sergio punch his ticket to Canastota with a win over Miguel Cotto?

So many questions linger in the lead up for the HBO PPV battle between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez broadcasting live from Madison Square Garden this Saturday night. Will Cotto's face hold up under constant fire from accurate combination punching of Maravilla? Can Martinez make it through a whole fight without his knee flaring up? Is Sergio Martinez's career already Hall of Fame worthy or does [...]
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