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Canada’s New ‘Golden Boy’ – Lemieux v N’Dam Preview

There have been some problems getting this fight together, promotionally – and with the rankings systems – but it would finally appear that the big punching Canadian David Lemieux (33-2, 31ko) and teak-tough Frenchman Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18ko) are finally going to get it on – June 20, in Montreal, Quebec Canada.

For the French-Canadian fans it will certainly be a huge affair and a great fight stylistically with this fight representing the new Golden Boy Promotions signing attempting to make the jump from serious contender to bone-fide world champion. Continue reading

Fatiou Fassinou bounces back in style, eyes WBC title

Benin boxer, Fatiou Fassinou has firmly put the controversial loss of his WBC International Silver Super Bantamweight title behind him and is focusing on getting a shot at higher belts by the end of the year. The now former WBC International Super Bantamweight champion lost his belt to Alexis Kabore in Burkina Faso on May 1 but quickly put the disappointment behind him and a week later posted an impressive victory over a hitherto unbeaten Ghanaian, Joshua Barnor on May 9 in Coutonou, Benin.

He is billed to return to the ring again at the Aborigines Beach Resort in Keta, Volta Region of Ghana on June 13 against a yet to be named opponent but Fassinou has vowed to gather some quality wins afterwards in the hope that his promoters and managers, the Ghana based Landmark Management and Promotions headed by the indefatigable Anthony Kermah could land him an international title shot. Continue reading

David Price: The Rebuilding Comes Home

After those devastating back to back knockout losses to American veteran Tony Thompson 2 years ago, Liverpool’s heavyweight contender David Price (19-2, 16ko) went away to lick his wounds and re-assess his career and his options.

As far as the boxing went, his life was in tatters. Then promoter Frank – now Kellie – Maloney, was going through her own turmoil and walked away from the sport. In the British media Price was written off as finished and ridiculed over his punch resistance. He truly was out in the cold.

Yet the big-punching Scouser decided not to pack it all in and after inking a promotional deal with German heavyweights Sauerland, has cautiously been rebuilding in confidence-building fights in Europe – mostly in Germany. Continue reading

Raymond Commey faces Barnor for WBA Pan Africa title May 22

Former Ghana and West Africa champion, Raymond Commey hopes to finally lay his hands on the WBA Pan Africa Super Bantamweight belt when the Ghanaian boxer faces compatriot, Michael Barnor in Accra next week Friday, May 22.

Commey nicknamed Chorkor Banku defeated Kenyan, Nick Otieno at the Accra Sports Stadium back on December 26 last year apparently for the same belt, but he never got the title due to some technical hitches which according to the WBA did not warrant the fight as sanctioned. Continue reading

Kell Brook v Frankie Gavin – “Funtime” Fancies The Job

Whether or not he chooses to use his former “funtime” moniker on May 30th, IBF world welterweight challenger Frankie Gavin has insisted he will be all business when he steps between the ropes to face Kell Brook at London’s O2 on Matchroom Sports bumper triple-header-world title card.

It’s no secret Gavin is going to be up against it fighting the slick Wincobank world champion who was excellent last time out returning from a nasty stab wound to the leg to destroy limited mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan.

The former world amateur champion, who has long been criticised for not fulfilling his obvious potential in the paid ranks, has spoken to Sky Sports about the fight – promising he will be the man to upset Brook on the night. Continue reading

The Time Has Come For James DeGale To Realise His Dream

A week Saturday, British gold medal winning Olympian James DeGale (20-1, 14ko) will attempt to make history when he turns road warrior and travels to Boston to challenge Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16ko) for the vacant IBF 168lb strap.

Should the talented Londoner succeed in his mission, he will become the first gold medal winning Brit in history to then go on and win a world title. Only Chris Finnegan who won gold at the 1968 Melbourne games ended up coming close – losing his shot to light-heavyweight legend Bob Foster in 1972 in the Ring Magazine’s Fight Of The Year. Continue reading

Wilder vs Molina official for June 13 – SHO

Birmingham, Ala. (May 14, 2015) – Undefeated Heavyweight World Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., will make the first defense of his title when he faces Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-2, 17 KOs), of Raymondville, Texas, in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® on Saturday, June 13, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

In the co-feature, undefeated Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (19-0, 12 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, will be opposed by Andrey Klimov (19-1, 9 KOs), of Klimovski, Russia, in a 12-rounder for the vacant IBF Junior Lightweight World Championship. Continue reading

Khan Says Floyd Fight Chances ‘Better Than 50/50′

It’s pretty fair to say that Britain’s former 140lb world champion Amir Khan comes in for more than his fair share of stick – particularly over the fact that for the last two years he has (some say desperately and at the expense of his credibility) been pursuing a mega-money fight with P4P king Floyd Mayweather.

That and his not fighting domestic rival – IBF 147lb champion Kell Brook in a UK super-fight this Summer. Oh – and the fact that his next opponent is light hitting American Chris Algieri in a much maligned and ridiculed fight on the 29th.

Are you getting the idea? Continue reading

Willie Monroe Jr – ‘Ring IQ Wins Me This Fight’ – GGG v Monroe Jr

Saturday night sees slick, yet light punching Boxcino tournament winner Willie Monroe Jr (19-1, 6ko) attempt the seemingly impossible when he becomes the 33rd man to step between the ropes to face destructive puncher Gennady Golovkin.

Of the previous 32 men who took on the task – 29 failed to see the final bell.

This is going to be a massive ask for the relatively unknown American and represents a huge jump up in class from anyone he has faced before. To give you an idea for comparative purposes, Brian Vera – now due to fight Britain’s Rocky Fielding – is the best, and last, name on his resume. Continue reading

Canelo vs Golovkin – Abel Sanchez Wants It Sooner Rather Than Later

There are quite a few figures in boxing who are never short of something to say, one of the most vocal being veteran trainer Abel Sanchez, -for whom Gennady Golovkin is the latest of the world champions he has cornered.

Ahead of Golovkins upcoming 160lb bout with Boxcino tournament winner Willie Monroe Jr on Saturday, Sanchez has spoken to about the seemingly inevitable clash with Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in the wake of Saturday’s destruction of James Kirkland. Continue reading