Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in must win situation on 18th April

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in must win situation on 18th April

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was once a top contender, and even a good champion. In 2011, he won his 43rd contest and captured the WBC world middleweight title from the previously unbeaten Sebastian Zbik. He would then make 3 consecutive defences before taking on Sergio Martinez, and losing.

In the fight with Martinez he went in with a record of 46-0-1 but was really dominated in the fight. Martinez was simply the better man in every department and the only thing that went Chavez Jr’s was a knockdown in the twelfth round.

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Broners trainer Mike Stafford: ‘He’s got to box this guy’

Broners trainer Mike Stafford: ‘He’s got to box this guy’

In an interview with FightHype, trainer Mike Stafford seems to know what his fighter has to do come fight night with John Molina Jr in the other corner. When discussing the fight, Stafford came right out and said that Broner would need to box this guy to get the win.

Whether he outboxes him and uses his skills to take the decision, or turns up the heat later and gets the stoppage, he would need to stick to a strict gameplan to win this one. I agree with this approach, as we saw from the Maidana fight that Broner could potentially have trouble with powerful, come forward type fighters.

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Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia: GGG beats Quillin and Cotto

Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia: GGG beats Quillin and Cotto

In an interview with ESNEWS, top fighter Brandon Rios and his trainer Robert Garcia discussed the man at 160 lbs Gennady Golovkin. The first topic discussed was a matchup between Peter Quillin and Golovkin which prompted both Garcia and Rios to immediately go with Golovkin. Garcia then said that he had watched a lot of GGG’s recent performances and was impressed with his coordination and power, but saw that he was hittable and wondered how he would do against some of the better middleweights in the past. Rios also mentioned that he rated Martin Murray highly for taking his shots and putting in an impressive performance against Golovkin.

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Timothy Bradley Vs Amir Khan perfect fight for May/Pac undercard?

Timothy Bradley Vs Amir Khan perfect fight for May/Pac undercard?

There has been plenty of discussion about what the Mayweather and Pacquiao undercard is going to hold, and what type of talent it is going to feature. Guesses range between no notable undercard names whatsoever to fights, which could really be there own card, as we saw with Garcia vs Matthysse. My opinion on the best possible fight to precede the main encounter would be Khan vs Bradley.

Sure there are better fights to be made in the sport such as a bout featuring red hot Brandon Rios or something featuring the powerful Marcos Maidana or even a spectacle between amateur legends Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, but as far immediate affect on the division which includes the names Money May and the Pacman, this one would be ideal.

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Ken – the father of Shawn Porter gives his top list for Golovkin opponents

Ken – the father of Shawn Porter gives his top list for Golovkin opponents

Ken Porter started out the interview by saying that ‘we’ have some guys that could beat triple G. He explained by ‘we’ he meant American talents and then discussed a few potential names which could accomplish that kind of feat.
The first names he mentioned were fighters currently campaigning at 168lbs. Andre and his brother Anthony Dirrell. These are certainly two talented fighters, but aside from the fact they are not currently at Golovkins weight, I do not think they are big enough names to be on his radar. Golovkin and his team have said that they will move down to 154 for Mayweather, or up to 168 for a big fight, but when they said big fight I assumed they meant someone like Carl Froch or Andre Ward. Those names are the type which would raise his stock and expand his fan base. Whilst the Dirrells are talented boxers, do they really have the name associated with making the best fights in the world?

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Gerald Washington – ‘Deontay Wilder and Klitschko better watch out’

Gerald Washington – ‘Deontay Wilder and Klitschko better watch out’

Gerald Washington (15-0-0 11KO) spoke to FightHype recently and in the interview talked in depth about the heavyweight division today and what he sees happening. Washington is coming off of a first round stoppage of Mike Sheppard and is moving into this year looking for some breakout performances. He said that his goal was the world title and is looking to build his record to the point where that he is ready to challenge for it.

In the interview he discussed Wilders performance against Stiverne and seemed to be impressed by the performance. Wilder proved some doubters wrong in that fight, displaying good conditioning, heart, a chin, a jab, and most importantly, the ability to box for extended periods rather than just bang.

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Floyd Mayweather Sr – ‘There is no way in the world Pacquiao can whoop Floyd’

Floyd Mayweather Sr – ‘There is no way in the world Pacquiao can whoop Floyd’

In an interview with ESNEWS the father and trainer of Floyd Mayweather Jr said that Manny would be one of his sons easiest fights. When giving reasoning for his answer he said ‘look what he did to all of them.’ It’s true that Floyd has 47 good reasons why he is going to win this fight.

When asked to break down the fight Floyd Sr said ‘That’s a question that you already know, without asking me.’ Floyd said to the interviewer that the interviewer knew in his heart Floyd would win.

In this kind of case its obvious that the father and trainer of Floyd Mayweather is going to come down on his sons side, but at the same time this man also knows exactly what his son is capable of, even better than any of us.

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Joe Goossen talks Mayweather Pacquiao

Trainer Joe Goossen took time out to talk the huge bout coming up in May. In an interview with ESNEWS he broke down the fight and gave his predictions.

He started out saying that Pacquiao had a ton of options. Many people when imaging this bout think of one aggressor (Pac) and one defender (May). However this doesn’t have to be the case as Manny is far more than a run of the mill pressure fighter. He can box, he can move, he has a good jab, the game plan doesn’t have to be “go forward and throw punches.” What makes Manny so much more of a threat compared to someone like Maidana is that he has a whole variety of talents.

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