In an interview with IFL TV Peter Fury, the uncle and trainer for heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury recently had an interview with IFL TV and had a lot to say for his nephew. He started out by saying that preparation was going well for their February 28th bout with top 20 heavyweight Christian Hammer. He mentioned that they were trying a few new things out for this fight, including a lot of additionally sparring. Continue reading
What do you get when you combine an undefeated, but tested top ten fighter vs a former champion coming off a big win? You get a great fight. On 14th March heavyweights Steve Cunningham and Vyacheslav Glaszkov will fight and crown a legitimate top 6 fighter in the division.
Steve Cunningham was last seen in a bout with Natu Visinia who was undefeated before being stopped by Cunningham. Cunnigham was down in that fight but came back to retire Visinia at the end of the seventh. Before that he was in with another undefeated fighter in dangerous puncher Amir Mansour. Cunningham was also down two times in that fight and it had the feeling that Mansour was on his way to winning that one. However later on Steve Cunningham would drop mansour and walk away with the decision. Continue reading
The WBC has confirmed that it has sanctioned the bout between Anthony Dirrell and Badou Jack. This will be a voluntary defence of Dirrells WBC 168lb title and likely the winner will be forced to fight Britains George Groves in their next fight. Badou Jack is rated tenth in the division so this isn’t a ludicrous fight for him to take, however after Jack was stopped in the first round by little know fighter Derek Edwards early in 2014, his stock has dropped off dramatically. Before that he was viewed as one of Mayweather Promotions top prospects. Continue reading
Eddie Hearn, the promoter for Matchroom Sports had an interview with IFL TV this Monday after the 1st round stoppage of former world title challenger Brian Rose. Rose stepped in with journeyman Carson Jones who has been remembered after 2 losses to IBF champion Kell Brook. After an awfully bad start for Jones, which saw him rocked, and hurt early, he then would come back and win by TKO in the same round. Rose was certainly hurt in the fight, but the stoppage was controversial as he was not given a chance to fight back or prove that he was in position to survive the round and come out again for the second. Usually you see experienced fighters like Rose given a moment to see where they are at before the referee jumps in. Continue reading
CBS Sports and SHOWTIME Sports® have announced a multi-year joint venture to present live boxing on the CBS Television Network—the first of up to eight live events in 2015 will premiere on Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. ET on CBS. Premier Boxing Champions on CBS will air in conjunction with marquee SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING events as part of a partnership that will cross-promote the live programs across multiple platforms. Continue reading
Ghanaian boxing bragging rights will be on the line when undefeated Rafael ‘Sweet Pea’ Mensah faces compatriot Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe in a battle of two of Ghana’s best lightweight boxers in Accra in May.
Boxing247.com can exclusively report that the camps of both boxers are in talks to make the super fight happen within three months, and a deal could be finalized by the end of this month.
Both boxers are highly rated with a combined career record of 47 wins, 28 knockouts and a solitary defeat, as well both have held various titles in Ghana and on the African continent and are both desperately chasing world title dreams. Continue reading
Bryant Jennings landed himself the biggest fight of his career vs unified champion Wladimir Klitschko when he beat Mike Perez last year. Jennings is certainly a big underdog going into this fight as he is the shorter, lighter and far less experienced fighter, however he is undefeated and is sporting some good wins to his credit.
Bryant Jennings could certainly steal the limelight from his fellow American boxer Deontay Wilder with a win in this fight. Wilder bagged himself a ton of fans when he beat Bermane Stiverne for the WBC heavyweight strap in their bout, but a win over the long time lineal champ would be far more impressive. This would be the eighteenth consecutive defence should Klitschko be able to pull it off and a loss would certainly be one of the biggest upsets for years. Continue reading
Former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter has a fight coming up against Roberto Garcia in a comeback fight after his loss to Britains Kell Brook for his title in August of last year. This was Porters first ever loss as a professional and after consecutive wins over Julio Diaz, Devon Alexander and Paul Malignaggi, many were discussing Porter as one of the next big things in boxing. He was the favourite against Brook due to his edge in competition level going into that fight but ended up losing a mixed decision at the end of the night. Continue reading
In an interview with ThaBoxingVoice, heavyweight fighter Eddie Chambers discussed two of the biggest and best heavyweights in the world today in Tyson Fury and WBC champion Deontay Wilder. He started off by saying that it was a fight that he thought had to be made and then went on to pick Fury as the winner should that fight get made.
When asked by the interviewer about the power, he gave an analogy where he compared Fury to Floyd. Floyd Mayweather does not have a big punch, but beats big punchers with ease on a regular basis. Skills pay the bills and at the end of the day there is no single physical attribute, which can make a boxer successful. Continue reading
WBO world super welterweight champion Demetrius Andrade went on a rant during an interview with ThaBoxingVoice recently. He claimed that Canelo had ducked him in favour of easier opponents and then went on to say that the Charlo brothers, whilst good, were levels below him and were ‘bums’ in comparison to himself.
Andrade is currently undefeated in 21 bouts with 14 stoppages to his name. He made his way into the big picture with a win over the undefeated machine Vanes Martiosyan in 2013 where he picked up the then vacant WBO strap. He then came back in mid 2014 against Brian Rose. Rose was a british fighter with just 1 loss in 27 bouts but was brutally beaten around by Andrade and made to look slow and amateurish by the WBO champ. Continue reading