Hank Lundy (23-3-1, 11 KO’s) showed a great deal of improvement tonight in pulling off a minor upset in defeating Ajose Olusegun (31-2, 14 KO’s) by a fairly one-sided 10 round unanimous decision at the Rockingham Park, in Salem, New Hampshire, USA. Lundy fought a lot like Floyd Mayweather Jr. in beating what turned out to be an over-matched Olusegun by the judges scores of 100-90, 98-92, 98-92.
Lundy hurt Olusegun multiple times in the fight with hard left hands to head. Olusegun had no defense for Lundy’s left hands, and he was eating them continuously from the 4th.
Lundy found out early in the fight that he could counter Olusegun when he’d throw jabs. He’d wait on the jabs and fire a left hand and nail Olusegun. In the 4th round, Lundy hit Olusegun with some big left hands. At point he went to the ropes after getting hit and faked like he was shaken up. Continue reading
“I was not mauled by Marquez, it was a lucky punch that knocked me out,” Manny Pacquiao explains in an ABS-CBN interview yesterday as he rejects Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s taunt and assures the fans he’s not over the hill yet.
Rightly so, Pacman was the one beating black and blue Juan Manuel Marquez into submission when the miracle blow suddenly hit the entire arena into shock during the quadrilogy. If not for the “lucky” punch, another round and Marquez would be out. The bloodied and bruised Marquez, gasping for breath, appeared to be the over the hill boxer in that bout had it not for the seer that hypnotized Pacquiao to fall twice. Continue reading
Carl Froch(31-2,22ko’s), Britain’s pound for pound number one is currently riding the crest of a wave. His win over Mikkel Kessler(46-3,35ko’s) catapulted him into the general public’s attention and has solidified him as being one of Britain’s greatest and most entertaining fighters. Had Froch had the publicity earlier on in his career as Amir Khan had and the likes of Luke Campbell and Anthony Joshua are now obtaining, who knows how much of a star the Nottingham man may have become.
As it is however, Carl has finally reached the top and is now bankable box office draw. The question is though, is Carl Froch, and can he ever become, a modern day great. In years to come will he be remembered as fondly as the likes of Eubank, Benn, Lewis, Hatton and Calzaghe. Continue reading
Golden Boy Promotions are reportedly looking to put together two big fights for September with heavyweight contenders Seth Mitchell vs. Chris Arreola and Austin Trout vs. Erislandy Lara, according to RingTV.
Trout-Lara would be a great fight for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card, but it’s difficult seeing this fight being put on the card now that a huge chunk of the undercard fight money is going to pay Lucas Matthysse and Danny Garcia.
With the money those two fighters are getting, it’s possible that Golden Boy might not have enough to add other talented fighters to the card unless they’re willing to take less just to have the opportunity to be seen by millions. Continue reading
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is no longer setting a condition that Manny Pacquiao turn his career around before he’ll fight him. That was what Mayweather Jr. had previously asked for Pacquiao to do before he’d agree to fight, given that Pacquiao has lost his last two fights.
Mayweather Jr. now wants Pacquiao to sign with Mayweather Promotions before he’ll agree to fight him. Pacquiao currently is signed with Top Rank though 2014.
Mayweather Jr. said to Yahoo Sports “I’m just letting you know that he’s not getting a fight with me. The only way he’s getting a fight with me is if he signs with Mayweather Promotions. He’s got to give me fights with Mayweather Promotions. If he don’t give me no fights under Mayweather Promotions, then he’s not getting the fight. That’s how it’s working now.” Continue reading
For the first time WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) revealed that he could be facing the hard hitting Argentinian challenger Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) next rather than vacating his title and ducking the fight like a lot of boxing fans think Broner will do.
Broner sent a twitter of encouragement today to WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia, telling him to beat his scheduled September 14th opponent Argentinian Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s), and that Broner would then take care of the other Argentinian, meaning Maidana. Continue reading
Dereck Chisora came in at 17st 4lbs (242lbs) for his showdown against unbeaten American Malik Scott who was 16st 8lbs (232lbs) at today’s official weigh-in at Fredericks restaurant in Islington, North London.
Chisora and Scott clash at Wembley Arena this Saturday with the Vacant WBO International Heavyweight title on the line.
WBO International Middleweight Champion Gary O’Sullivan weighed in slightly under the limit at 11st 5lb ¾oz with his challenger Billy Joe Saunders coming in bang-on at 11st 6lbs (160lbs) in the chief-supporting contest.
Unbeaten London super-middleweight sensation Frank Buglioni, who features in an eight-round international contest on the card, was 12st 1lb (169lbs) and his opponent Kirill Psonko was 12st (168lbs). Continue reading
Begging the pardon of Alexander Povetkin (who gets the next shot), the David Haye-Tyson Fury winner, Deontay Wilder and the tough and avoided Kubrat Pulev, but no-one looks like defeating heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko. Older brother Vitali, if he risks his fine record by sticking around too long and battling Father Time might, just might, be the victim of a young fighter being smack bang in the right place at the right time, but “Dr. Steel Hammer” looks set to walk away having remained unbeaten since way back in April of 2004.
Heavyweight Tony Grano (20-3-1, 16 KO’s) has reportedly suffered an injury and won’t be able to face former two division world champion Tomas Adamek (48-2, 29 KO’s) on August 3rd at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. Both Dan Rafael and Chris Mannix are reporting the injury of Grano. 38-year-old Dominick Guinn (34-9-1, 23 KO’s) has quickly been found and will be replacing Grano. Continue reading
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer sees the September 14th Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight card as having a great shot at beating the 6-year old PPV mark of 2.4 million buys set by Mayweather himself against the original “Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 near the end of Oscar’s career.
Shaefer took a step in the right direction to break the PPV record with the addition of Lucas Matthysse vs. Danny Garcia to the fight card earlier today. That’s going to help but I’m not sure if it’s going to help enough. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (July 18, 2013) – Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions officially announced today that Undisputed Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse will meet in a decisive bout which will anchor the undercard of the biggest boxing event in years, “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
If Mayweather vs. Canelo is “THE ONE” fight for boxing fans worldwide, then the highly anticipated Garcia vs. Matthysse is “THE ONE-A.” Garcia, the undefeated WBC, WBA Super and The Ring Magazine World Champion, has emerged as the division’s dominant force over the last 18 months by dismantling world champions Amir Kahn, Zab Judah and Mexican legend Erik Morales twice. Continue reading
WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) vs. WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) is official for September 14th on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez undercard a the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading