Wladimir Klitschko needs to cement his legacy. At 39 and surely needing to go out with a bang, the long dominant lineal heavyweight champion was anything but true to his promise of excitement in his most recent fight – a voluntary defence against American prospect Bryant Jennings – in which the relative novice gave a fantastic account of himself against a guy who was supposed to blow him out of the ring.
In his first fight on American soil in many years, Wladimir – as part of his HBO television deal – promised the fans excitement – and for those gullible enough to believe him, the contest went the distance and left something of a bad taste in the mouth. Continue reading
The bookmakers predicted the fight would go the distance and that Floyd Mayweather would be the victor. Floyd was a 1/2 odds on favourite and he didn’t disappoint, frustrating and befuddling his Filipino foe to win a unanimous points decision. One of the three judges had it 118/110, the other two had it 116/112. Case closed, the defensive magician had done it again. At least that’s how the story goes.
Amidst the feverish emotions that intoxicate the minds fight fans prior to the ringing of the first bell, it is almost impossible to detach yourself from the combatants involved, in order to assess the bout objectively, accurately, and free of bias. Continue reading
Fight week festivities came to an end on Friday 05/08/15.
All fighters stepped on the scales to register their oficial weights for their fights on Saturday Continue reading
Mexican star Saul” Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31ko) has vowed to “bring it” when he faces James Kirkland (32-1, 28ko) in Texas on Saturday, filling the action void the casual fans in particular feel was missing from last weeks May-Pac fight.
The 24 year old, who is still struggling with his English, has spoken out via interpreter/Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez ahead of Saturday’s clash. Speaking at the various media events this week he said;
“It motivates me that so many people have come out and I want to do the best I can for my fans. They are responding greater with every event we have here. From the fight fair to the workout – and more are showing up. When the fight comes…..this is the real Cinco De Mayo weekend.” Continue reading
Murderous punching 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin has become the latest fighter to throw his name into the hat for a possible bout with Floyd Mayweather, yet the Kazakh fighter remains realistic at the chances of the clash happening in September for Mayweather’s “final” fight.
The unbeaten KO artist, who must first take care of business on May 16 against Willie Monroe Jr told Sky Sports;
“Of course that is my dream fight. Obviously Floyd is a great champion with a bit of a different style.” Continue reading
Matthew Macklin retains the unflinching belief that he is capable of world title glory ahead his comeback on Matchroom’s RESURRECTION card this Saturday.
Multiple middleweight World title challenger Macklin, 31-6 (20KO’s), returns to British shores for the first time since 2010 as he looks to rebuild his career in his hometown of Birmingham following his crushing defeat to Jorge Sebastian Heiland by 10th round knockout in November 2014.
Macklin will now face unheralded Hungarian southpaw Sandor Micsko, 25-8-2 (19KO’s), in the wake of original opponent Ferenc Albert’s withdrawal from the contest earlier this week. A change unlikely to phase the middleweight who continues to reach for the stars, despite some alarming signs in his previous contest. Continue reading
Never has a boxing show been handed a more fitting name.
‘RESURRECTION’ Matchroom’s foray into the British heartlands – set to take place this Saturday in Birmingham – has been impacted by schedule changes and drop outs that have seen the UK’s premier promotional outfit call in the cavalry.
Premier prospects Anthony Joshua, Luke Campbell and Callum Smith will step in to fill the void left by home favourite Frankie Gavin – who will now challenge IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook on 30th May in London’s O2 Arena. Continue reading
Sam Eggington, 14-2 (8KO’s), faces Ghanaian Joseph Lamptey, 18-5-1 (12KO’s), for the right to call himself Commonwealth welterweight champion in front of a nationwide Sky audience, as he takes the stage as chief support to Anthony Joshua on Matchroom’s RESURRECTION event in Birmingham this coming Saturday.
The 21-year old can expect strong backing from his hometown faithful, in what has the look of the most competitive fight on offer on an evening which includes the very best prospects British boxing has to offer, tuning up for bigger tests ahead. Continue reading
It’s not been a great week for British 168lb boss Carl Froch (33-2, 24 ko). After being widely mocked online for his fawning over Floyd Mayweather in that cringe inducing star-struck Sky interview – the Cobra – (whom everybody now knows knocked out George Groves in front of 80k at Wembley) – has now been stripped of the WBA (reg) title that he won back in 2013 in his rematch with Mikkel Kessler.
It has been a year since he last boxed and the WBA have ordered Felix Sturm and interim WBA champ Fedor Chudinov to instead fight for his title this weekend in Germany. Continue reading
Multiple sources online and across social media are beginning to talk about a potential match-up between former IBF 147lb champion Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16ko) and Floyd Mayweather wannabe Adrien Broner (30-1, 22ko).
The fight, potentially being talked about as a catchweight contest at 144lbs is sure to be an intriguing match-up should it take place and a June 20th date is being mooted by RingTV and in Boxrec’s forum.
Broner has had an easy time of things since dropping a decision to Marcos Maidana some 18 months ago. His last bout, against an out-of-sorts John Molina was a comparitive stroll in the park compared to that fight and the test the strong, stocky and marauding Porter is likely to present. Continue reading