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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 this Saturday night’s Showtime Triple header.

Jesus Soto Karass has bounce back and forth from contender to gatekeeper, yet his performance is consistently worth the price of admission regardless the outcome.

Devon Alexander looks to right the ship after his career capsized the last time out versus Shawn Porter. The former junior welterweight and welterweight champion looks to get back into the picture at the 147 pound division with a win over Soto Karass. Continue reading

Khan: I could be Mayweather’s next opponent after September

Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) hasn’t given up on his desire to try and get a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Khan sees himself having a good chance at getting a fight with Mayweather next year in May. Khan took himself out of the running for Mayweather’s September 13th fight due to Ramadan.

Khan plans on fighting in November or December against a still to be determined opponent. It’s going to need to be someone good for him to proclaim that he has earned the fight to fight Mayweather. With 2 losses in his last 5 fights, and no wins over anyone relevant, Khan doesn’t have a good case that he should get a fight against Mayweather. He still needs a live body and not someone pulled out of the graveyard to fight just so that he can get an old scalp with a name attached to it. Continue reading

Soto Karass: I have to put a beating on Devon Alexander

(Picture credit: Hogan Photos) 31-year-old Jesus Soto Karass (28-9-3, 18 KO’s) plans on taking the fight to former IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-2, 14 KO’s) in their scheduled 10 round fight this Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Soto Karass has a good blueprint to follow in how to beat the 27-year-old Alexander by following what Shawn Porter did by coming at Alexander and mugging him on the inside for 12 rounds. #6 IBF Alexander is a good fighter on the outside, but Porter exposed him as having just rudimentary skills on the inside in giving him a pounding in the process of winning a 12 round last December. Continue reading

Vasyl Lomachenko and Garry Russell Jr. battle it out for the vacant WBO featherweight title

(Picture credit: Hogan Photos) The championship fight will take place on Saturday night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California (Showtime) and this will be Lomachenko’s second attempt at this trophy. He dropped a highly controversial decision last time out to the overweight veteran Orlando Salido who lost the title on the scales but was somehow fouled his way to an SD.

Garry Russel Jr. and Lomachenko are both slick southpaws who boxed all their lives. Both are trained by their fathers and both train in their fathers’ gyms. They bring a lot of boxing experience and expertise and the bout should be a feast for casual fans and pundits alike. Southpaws are awkward for everyone including for each other because the fight another southpaw as rarely as anyone and they are fine-tuned to fight orthodox opponents. Continue reading

Pulev: I will get Wladimir’s titles and replace him as World champion

Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (20-0, 11 KO’s) believes that he’s got the talent to beat IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KO’s) and take away all of his 4 world titles in their fight on September 6th at the O2 World Arena, Altona, in Hamburg, Germany.

While the 33-year-old Pulev hasn’t fought anyone good enough to give you any kind of indication that he’ll be able to beat Wladimir, he still comes across like someone who is dead certain that he’s going to be victorious over the 38-year-old Ukrainian. Continue reading

Guerrero: If I take care of Kamegai, I want Mayweather rematch

(Picture credit: Hogan Photos) Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) will be looking to take Yoshihiro Kamegai’s scalp quickly and painlessly this Saturday night at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA. Guerrero believes that a big win over the KO artist Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) could put him back on the path for a second fight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Guerrero feels that the 37-year-old Mayweather has run out of opponents in the welterweight division, and he needs someone like him to give him a name for him to fight.

Besides that, Guerrero says he’s improved since his loss to Mayweather last year in May. He says that his conditioning is better now, and that he’s fighting smarter. Continue reading

Wladimir Klitschko defends IBF-title against Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg

Hamburg, June 19th, 2014. IBF- and IBO-heavyweight champion as well as WBO- and WBA-superchampion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles on September 6th against the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev. The fight against the official IBF mandatory will be taking place at the o2 World Hamburg, Germany.

Kubrat „The Cobra“ Pulev from Sofia is 33 years old and 1,94m tall. The current No 1 of the IBF ranking has an outstanding record: 20 wins, 11 by KOs and no losses. From 2011 on, Pulev was IBF International Champion and became European Heavyweight Champion in 2012/2013. Continue reading

Fury: I’d knock out Chisora and Wach on the same night

Heavyweight destroyer Tyson Fury says that he could knock out Dereck Chisora and his sparring partner Mariusz Wach on the same night.

The Manchester giant was enraged after Polish star Wach, Chisora’s chief sparring partner, said yesterday that the Finchley banger could knock out Fury early when they clash at the Phones 4 U Arena on Saturday 26th July.

Chisora and Fury collide in the biggest domestic heavyweight rematch in recent years with the winner securing the WBO number one spot to world champion Wladimir Klitschko, plus the Vacant British title and Chisora’s European title are on the line. Continue reading

Wladimir Klitschko vs Kubrat Pulev on September 6

The World Heavyweight Championship fight between IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev and Wladimir Klitschko is on!

At the purse bids today in New Jersey (USA), K2 secured the fight with a bid of 7,250.131 million US dollars.

Kubrat Pulev: ‘’It does not matter to me when and where the fight takes place. I am ready to beat Klitschko and become Heavyweight Champion.’’

The fight could take place on September 6 at Hamburg’s O2 World.

Said Kalle Sauerland ‘’We look forward to a big fight between two evenly matched boxers. Kubrat Pulev has the opportunity to write heavyweight history in this fight against the reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko.’’

Chisora Could Ko Fury Early Says Wach

Dereck Chisora’s chief sparring partner, former world heavyweight title challenger Mariusz Wach, says the Finchley puncher could knock out Tyson Fury early when they clash in Manchester next month.

The 6ft 7½in Polish giant started at Chisora’s north London camp yesterday and will spar with Del Boy for the next four weeks as helps him prepare for his crucial WBO World Heavyweight title eliminator and British and European title showdown at the Phones 4 U Arena on Saturday 26th July.

Wach extended unified World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko the distance in November 2012, losing on the judges’ scorecards, but he gave Klitschko a scare in the sixth round with a big right hand that sent the Ukrainian reeling to the ropes. Continue reading