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Andre Ward : ‘We Couldn’t Find Carl Froch’

(Photo credit: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports) Despite it being his first fight in over a year and a half on Saturday, Andre Ward is in confident mood ahead of his in-ring return against Britain’s Paul Smith, with all signs pointing toward it being nothing but routine business for the American fighter against a man expected to be hopelessly outgunned.

One Brit who Ward was interested in facing once more, is Carl “Will he, Won’t he retire?” Froch – whom the American comprehensively outclassed back in 2011. Continue reading

GGG’s knockout streak in perspective

Your question must surely be “who in God’s name is Amar Amari?”

Amar Amari was the last opponent that went the distance with GGG roughly seven years ago when the Kazakh fighter had his one and only bout in Denmark. The bout was chief support for Mikkel Kessler’s feature attraction against Dimitry Sartison which ended with Sartison being taken out of the ring on a stretcher.

Since that point Golovkin has taken out every single fighter that stood in his way and did so to the delight of boxing fans all over the world. Continue reading

Mayweather : ‘Broner Can Be A PPV Star But Everything Takes Time’

(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) I think it’s fair to say that it can be especially difficult to like Adrien Broner at times. Be it disrespecting his opponents in the ring, or exuding detestable arrogance outside of it, the thing that has irked me the most with the Ohioan motor-mouth throughout his precocious career is his seeming insistence on lifting large parts of Floyd Mayweather’s in-ring game and failing to adapt them properly to his own. The shoulder roll, would be the most prominent example.

It’s frustrating to watch, as Broner certainly exudes a natural talent of his own – a 3 weight world champ at just 25 years old. Continue reading

We Are Close To A Mayweather Fight Says Amir Khan

With the ironically named “Fight Of The Century” now seemingly a distant memory, and Floyd Mayweather having just conducted his first media sit-down since then, attention has inevitably turned to just who wins the sweepstakes for his “final” fight in September – and obviously, when that subject is broached, one man is never far from proffering himself as the proverbial “lamb to the slaughter” – and that’s Britain’s Amir Khan.

Khan has spoken out to Sky Sports to suggest that the dream opportunity he has been chasing for the better part of 2 and a half years now, is finally about to present itself. Continue reading

Daniel Jacobs v Sergio Mora Set For August 1st

It has been confirmed this afternoon that WBA (reg) 160 lb champ Daniel Jacobs is set to defend his title on August 1st in New York against former world champion and Contender series 1 winner, Sergio Mora.

The fight is set to provide chief support to the ridiculed Danny Garcia v Paulie Malignaggi welterweight clash that many on social media are slamming as an irrelevance – and provides an opportunity for the now 34 year old “Latin Snake” to turn back the clock and become a world champion once again. As unlikely as that may seem. Continue reading

Callum Smith Chasing The Big Guns; Groves, DeGale, Jack

On June 26th in his home city of Liverpool, one of Britain’s most gifted young fighters, Callum Smith, takes the next step towards his world title dreams when he takes on former George Groves victim Christopher Rebrasse, live on Sky Sports in the UK.

Arguably the most naturally gifted of the fighting Smith brothers, 25 year old Callum, who is now ranked #3 with the WBC, has spoken out to state his intention to hunt down British rival Groves, who challenges WBC 168 lb champ Badou Jack in September – and make the WBC title his own. Continue reading

Kell Brook v Brandon Rios Almost Set For Sep 12th / The Next UK PPV

One of the worst kept secrets in boxing over recent weeks has been that Britain’s IBF 147 lb champion Kell Brook is set to defend his belt against American brawler Brandon Rios sometime later this summer – most probably on the 29th August in Brook’s home city of Sheffield or on September 12th at London’s O2 Arena.

While Brook himself has been noticeably quiet over the rumors, Rios and trainer Robert Garcia have been quite the opposite, with both vocalizing their discontent regarding negotiations for the contest, citing money and Rios being unable to use his preferred Everlast MX gloves as potential sticking points. Continue reading

Adrien Broner: ‘Mayweather Teaches Me A Lot’

Ahead of his fight this weekend against Shawn Porter, as part of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, Ohio’s Adrien Broner has revealed that he has been receiving mentoring from “Big Bro” Floyd Mayweather in the gym – something he feels has been instrumental in preparing him for this Saturday’s clash.

In the eyes of many, Broner will always be “Floyd-Lite”, a poor man’s Mayweather, yet “The Problem” seems to believe that mentoring from the future Hall of Famer is key in finding himself as a fighter. Continue reading

Bob Arum: ‘No Catch-Weight For Walters v Lomachenko’

As soon as Jamaica’s Nicholas Walter’s appeared at the weigh in ahead of his WBA 126 lb fight last Saturday against Miguel Marriaga, those in attendance and watching proceedings elsewhere could see immediately that he was drained.

After missing weight and dropping his title on the scales, the fans who had been looking forward to the mooted unification fight with WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, were left scratching their heads, wondering if it will indeed now happen if the “Axe Man” is no longer able to make the weight and intends on moving up. Continue reading