Records are going to be set tomorrow night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. In fact the promoters had to set up several sets of bleachers at the top of the bowl just to accommodate the expected over-capacity crowd. If the fan response at today’s weigh in was any indication, they may want to go ahead and set up a couple more. Continue reading
Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) failed to make weight today at the weigh-in for his big fight on Saturday night against WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs). Rubio tried to get down to the 160 pound limit, but he reached a sticking point at 161.8 pounds and he couldn’t get any lower than that.
Rubio stripped down in a vain attempt to make the weight, but it was clear he wasn’t going to be able to make the weight. By not making weight, Rubio will lose $100,000 of his $450,000 purse for the fight. This obviously was poor planning on Rubio’s part because the warning signs were there a month ago when Rubio weighed in at 174.5 pounds. In contrast, Golovkin weighed just 165 pounds at the time. Continue reading
Freddie Roach, the trainer for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, says that high powered adviser/manager Al Haymon won’t let his fighters like Danny Garcia and Floyd Mayweather Jr fight Pacquiao because he’s scared of him. Roach doesn’t buy the excuses about the fighters and Haymon not liking Bob Arum of Top Rank. Roach thinks Haymon is basically afraid of the 35-year-old Pacquiao.
“Al Haymon will not fight Manny Pacquiao, guarantee that,” Roach said to Rappler.com. “Because they’re scared, all of them. His lead guy all the way down. It’s not going to happen. All of the excuses about they don’t like Bob Arum; it’s just excuses.” Continue reading
Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) said on his Twitter yesterday that he wants to avenge his loss to former two division world champion Marcos Maidana before he looks to fight the other big names like Manny Pacquiao, Lucas Matthysse and Juan Manuel Marquez. Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia says he’d like to see Maidana fight Broner again, because he feels that Maidana would knock Broner unconscious if that fight were to happen.
“It’s always fun to hear something Broner says,” Garcia said via Fighthype.com. “He’s one that I actually like to see him fight. That’s up to his managers. We could do it. That’s no problem with me. In the rematch, I think Maidana knocks him out cold.” Continue reading
Great crowd, the corporate seats at ringside are full with the Auckland bourgeoisie out to watch the latest edition of New Zealand’s heavyweight hopefuls in Joseph Parker.
Parker at 22 years of age and Williams twenty years his senior at 42 years of age has the youthful zeal and fitness firmly on his side.
Parker sporting a record 10 (KO 9) – 0 and Williams at 36 (19)-13-2 has his comparative trainer wheels on in terms of experience, however experience won’t be the defining factor in this fight. Continue reading
This Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson California, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin makes his west coast debut against Marco Antonio Rubio. Continue reading
Trusts Arena, Auckland. On the undercard returning Polish Heavyweight Izu Ugonoh scored a 2nd round TKO against Junior Iakopo to take his record to 10-0 (8KO’s).
In front of a raucous home crowd at Trusts Arena, Joseph Parker pounded out a unanimous decision against a very durable and game Sherman Williams.
Parker came out in the first round establishing the distance with what is becoming his trademark jab, doubling it up as well as shooting it to the body, leaving Williams looking unsure of how he could find a way inside. Continue reading
It’s no secret that World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) is going through an extremely long dry spell where he hasn’t knocked out an opponent for five long years since he stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round in their catch-weight fight in 2009.
Roach says Pacquiao will be moving down to 140 after his fight next month against Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. The Pacquiao-Algieri fight is taking place at a catch-weight of 144 pounds rather than the full weight of 147 despite the fact that Pacquiao’s WBO title will be on the line for the fight. Roach says they intentionally did it that way. Continue reading
In what has to be seen as a bold move on the part of Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KOs), he’s vacated his World Boxing Organization super featherweight title and will be moving up to light welterweight instead of lightweight. Garcia can no longer make super featherweight, and he’s too big for the lightweight division as well.
Mikey’s going to try and fight at light welterweight, but obviously if things don’t work out well for him in that weight class then you can expect him to find a way to get back down to super featherweight or at least lightweight. Continue reading
World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champions NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE and NICHOLAS “The Axe Man” WALTERS collide This Saturday! in a WBA featherweight title unification showdown at a sold-out StubHub! Center in Carson, Calif. Continue reading