British heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) is taking out all the stops in getting ready for his rematch next month against 41-year-old Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) on July 6th at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. The soon to be 30-year-old Price will be bringing in some of Wladimir Klitschko’s sparring partners from Europe to spar with him in Liverpool.
Price wants to spar as much 100 rounds, like former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis used to do when he was still fighting. Price was getting training guidance with Lewis recently and he’s got Price working out a lot harder than before in order to improve the 6’8” former Olympian. Continue reading
Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) will be battling IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-1, 14 KO’s) on December 7th in a fight that could take place in Dubai. If Khan wins the fight, Golden Boy Promotions will look to match him up with WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in early 2014.
Richard Schaefer, the CEO for Golden Boy, told the dailymail.co.uk “Amir needs one fight at welterweight along with a title to set up the match with Floyd…[Alexander] has agreed to the fight. We will be finalizing and signing the contract in the next couple of weeks…if he defeats Devon…the next step for him would be against Floyd.” Continue reading
There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch says he wants to fight Andre Ward in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bad news is the fight isn’t likely going to happen until next year in the summer, if then. Froch says he wants fight other guys and save Ward for perhaps the very last fight of his career.
Froch said to the bbc.co.uk “Let’s keep [Ward] on ice at the minute because I’ve got other options He is still in his rehab with his shoulder so I can probably get a fight in before Christmas, and then in the spring or summer next year we can have a massive showdown with Ward. That could be the end for me.” Continue reading
Unbeaten British heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) will likely be facing former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye next after the purse bid for the Fury vs. Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KO’s) IBF eliminator bout was cancelled when Fury’s management opted not to take part in it.
The winner of the Fury-Pulev fight would have become the IBF mandatory challenger for IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Fury and his promoter had talked about wanting to take that course for a title shot against Wladimir, but it looks like they had a change of mind. Continue reading
If IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch chooses to face Andre Ward in his next fight, he believes he now holds the knowledge of how to beat him this time. Froch’s plan involves him coming on late in the fight when Ward tends to tire out a bit and win by outworking him.
Froch said to the guaradian.co.uk “If we fight again, I know what to do. Late on, he tires. At super middle, he struggles…he’s got to come here.”
Well, Froch won’t ever get to test his theory if he never faces Ward again and right now the rematch between them will likely not happen. Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn appears more interested in putting Froch back in with Mikkel Kessler again for a third fight. Continue reading
It looks like if WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) wants a rematch with IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s), then it’s going to have to be in the UK because Froch is making a big production about wanting the fight to take place there because Froch fought Ward in the United States two years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Froch feels that this was a home fight for Ward, even though he comes from Oakland, California, which is 3000 miles away.
After tonight’s 12 round unanimous decision victory for Froch over WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler in London, UK, Froch said to Sky Sports “He [Ward] is there to be beaten, but not over in America. Let’s get him over here. I went over to America and now let’s get him over to England.” Continue reading
IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) labored to a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night over WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) at the O2 Arena in London, UK. The judges scored the fight 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. The last score was the more accurate score compared to the other two.
Froch barely beat Kessler. Had Kessler won the 12th round, I would have scored it a draw. It was pretty sad scoring of the fight. Neither looked good. You can’t say Froch looked good because he spent the entire night missing punches and throwing a limp jab that would have been easily countered by a good fighter like Andre Ward. Continue reading
Super middleweight contender (19-0, 15 KO’s) defeated an over-matched #11 WBC Noe Gonzalez (30-3, 22 KO’s) by a 5th round stoppage tonight at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Groves put an end to the mismatch with a perfect right hand to the head that put Gonzalez down on the canvas. Gonzalez got back to his feet immediately, but the referee felt he was too hurt to continue.
Groves was teeing off on Gonzalez from the start of the fight and it just looked like a fight that should have never been put together in the first place. Gonzalez was knocked out in the 2nd round last year by Adonis Stevenson, but for some reason the World Boxing Council still had Gonzalez ranked in their top 15. Based on how poor Gonzalez looked in that fight, he shouldn’t have been ranked in the top 15. Continue reading
WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Tony Bellew (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) did enough tonight to get a 12 round unanimous decision over Isaac Chilemba (20-2-1, 9 KO’s) at the O2 Arena in London, UK. The final judges scores were 116-112, 117-112 and 116-112. Continue reading
ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas is picking IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) to defeat WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) in their fight tonight at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Atlas’ reasons for going with Froch echo a lot of the same reasons others are picking Froch. He feels that Froch has improved considerably in the three years since he last fought Kessler in 2010, and sees him as a more confident fighter at this stage in his career despite being a year older than Kessler. Continue reading