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Mayweather vs. Berto a done deal for September 12th!

LAS VEGAS (Aug. 4, 2015) – In what is expected to be the final fight of his illustrious 19-year career, boxing superstar and pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) will put his undefeated record and WBC and WBA Welterweight World Championships on the line against power-punching, two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) Saturday, Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). Continue reading

Michael Katsidis to Return in China Next Month

After what was supposed to be a farewell fight back in March – a low key 6 rounder he won on points – veteran Australian Michael Katsidis announced recently that he was keen to box on.

Katsidis, who was involved in many memorable fights with the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez, Joel Casamayor and Graham Earl, will box Kaewfah Tor Buamas in a 10-rounder on Sept. 12 at Yu Hang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.

“What a great sport boxing is,” Katsidis said. “It’s given me so much and now once again I have an opportunity of a lifetime. I get to return to the ring.” he said officially announcing. Continue reading

Dillian Whyte: Hunting for a Decent Test for Sep 12th / Would Like Erkan Teper

Boxing back on Sky Sports in the UK for the first time in a long time is bringing Dillian Whyte a whole new fan base keen to see the big hitting Brixton man square off against Anthony Joshua for the British heavyweight title in December.

Joshua boxes Scotland’s Gary Cornish for the vacant Commonwealth strap on September 12th and Whyte will feature on the undercard – certain that he needs a decent test after obliterating Irineu Costa Jnr within a round last weekend. Both New Zealand knockout artist Joseph Parker and the big-hitting David Price took longer to do the job against the Brazilian fighter. Continue reading

Zab Judah Wants to Win ‘One More Championship’ Before Retirement

Although he is now 37 years old and hasn’t boxed since a decision loss to Paulie Malignaggi in December of 2013, former two weight world champion Zab Judah will return to the ring in September after signing with Greg Cohen’s promotional outfit.

Cohen will work alongside Judah’s own “Super Judah Promotions” to stage his return, which will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network, and following that, the New Yorker says he would like to win one more championship before finally calling it a day. Continue reading

Peter Fury: ‘We Don’t Do Bottle Jobs’ / Wilder v Arreola Still Likely

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is taking an absolute shellacking from all sides with the rumours over his potential September opponent, with the surprise announcement that 20 year old Hughie Fury (cousin of Tyson) had potentially been selected for his in ring return, that is mooted to be on September 26th – around 6 1/2 weeks away.

Hughie’s father and trainer Peter, announced that contact between camps had been made, with Wilder’s representatives approaching them for a fight in “4 weeks time”, later confirming that given a full 8 week camp they would then take the opportunity. Continue reading

Thurman Turns the Screws on Amir Khan / “Show Me a Contract”

If his fight with friend and rival Shawn Porter doesn’t come off as soon as he or the fans would like, then Florida’s Keith Thurman has turned the screws on Britain’s Amir Khan once more, telling assembled media repeatedly over the weekend that he would like to test the Bolton man’s chin in the ring.

Thurman had been upset by comments Khan made referencing their respective wins over New Yorker Luis Collazo, in which Khan suggested Thurman doesn’t have the one punch power his ring moniker would have you believe. Continue reading

Lee Selby Critical of Josh Warrington Ahead of Joel Brunker Clash / Talks His Future

IBF 126 lb champion Lee Selby sits among a crowded featherweight crop on the world scene that includes the likes of Ukrainian amateur standout Vasyl Lomachenko, American Gary Russell Jnr and, as long as he can still make the weight, Jamaica’s Nicholas Walters.

While the unassuming Welshman has no doubts about deserving his own place in the division among those names, he has no such confidence in domestic rival Josh Warrington’s chances of achieving such lofty heights. Continue reading

Shawn Porter: Keith Thurman Fight on the Horizon

Former IBF welterweight champion”Showtime” Shawn Porter, who fans last saw getting the measure of Ohioan rival Adrien Broner in June, is getting ready for his planned (September) ring return against ‘whomever’ is put in front of him, although has conceded he will put the date back if old amateur friend and rival Keith Thurman is the man up next.

Thurman boxed New Yorker Luis Collazo in his Tampa backyard last month in a performance that was more criticised than praised, and thus “One Time” has signalled a desire to sign off 2015 with a big fight. Continue reading

Deontay Wilder Lining up 20 yr Old Hughie Fury for September

An interesting tweet from British trainer Peter Fury dropped last night regarding his unbeaten son Hughie – cousin of Tyson – potentially fighting WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in America.

September 26th is the penciled in date for the Alabama man’s return, with Fury tweeting;

“Call just came in from USA asking @hughiefury to fight Wilder in 4 weeks. Getting noticed @Tyson_Fury.” Continue reading

The 10 Best Pound-for-Pound Boxers in the World Today

With comebacks, retirements and long awaited fights, the last 12 months of boxing have seen significant changes in the pound-for-pound rankings. Just as significantly, some things have not changed at all.

Most notably, Floyd Mayweather Jr. did the only thing he could do to further enhance his reputation as the best boxer in the world today by beating long touted rival Manny Pacquaio. What this means for Mayweather is clear but where this leaves Pacquaio is disputable.

Other reigning champs have fared indifferently. Whilst Wladimir Klitschko has notched up a couple of good wins, how he has done it has left questions about his pound-for-pound status. Andre Ward finally fought after over a year of inactivity but was it enough to show he is still better than the fast rising champions around him? Continue reading