Tyson Fury is featured in the news quite a lot today; with stories on everything from his contracted return fight with ex-heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko possibly taking place on a Sheik billionaire’s yacht, to Fury thinking about walking away and retiring, to Fury being presented with the prestigious Ring Magazine belt for the upset win he scored over Wladimir just over two months ago.
Virgil Hunter will study Mayweather’s win over Canelo ahead of Khan’s May 7th challenge, says Khan is bigger than Floyd, can add to his performance
Ace trainer Virgil Hunter is talking a very confident game ahead of his fighter Amir Khan and his up against it challenge of middleweight king Saul Alvarez. Hunter, who has now been with Khan for five fights, since beginning working with him towards the end of 2012, says he will be looking at a tape of the Floyd Mayweather Junior-Alvarez fight from September of 2013, which Mayweather won via comfortable points decision (barring the simply baffling card of one judge!).
Can Manny Pacquiao score a KO over Tim Bradley in their third fight? Freddie Roach says Pacquiao has told him he wants a KO this time
It’s probably fair to say most fans were not exactly blown away with the quite recent announcement that superstar and certain Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao would, in his “last fight,” face former rival Tim Bradley. Fans, most of them anyway, wanted Pac-Man to exit the sport against a young tiger such as a Danny Garcia or a Keith Turman (not that warrior Bradley is either old or in any way a poor fighter, far from it).
More on Canelo-Khan Super-Fight: Carl Froch one of a few experts giving Khan a shot at winning
Announced yesterday evening (UK time), the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Amir Khan fight for May 7th in Las Vegas instantly became THE talking point in boxing. Fans and experts alike were shocked and, most of them, pleasantly surprised when confirmation of the fight broke. Yes, there are some critics who, amazingly, still refuse to give Khan credit for taking this, surely the riskiest of gambles, yet most rational thinking people are giving Khan the props he deserves for daring to be great.
Canelo Vs. Khan: Amir Khan receiving plenty of praise for taking unexpected mega-fight!
The boxing world is still trying to come to terms with what has surely been the biggest, “I didn’t see that coming!” mega-fight announcement of the year: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Vs. Amir “King” Khan, set for Las Vegas on Cinco de Mayo weekend of May 7th.
David Haye says he just wants to give fans the fights they want – talks up potential showdown with Anthony Joshua
David Haye is set to continue his comeback on May 21st, against TBA, and the former WBA heavyweight ruler has been speaking with Sky Sports about possible fights – or specifically one fight – for the future. Haye, even his harshest critics must admit, is exciting to watch, and he says he wants to give fans the fights they want to see.
Kubrat Pulev and Dereck Chisora to clash for vacated EBU heavyweight belt; Anthony Joshua still looking for April 9th foe
A very interesting and potentially exciting heavyweight match-up has been set, one that will contest the EBU title the unbeaten Robert Helenius has just vacated. Once-beaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev will meet experienced Brit Dereck Chisora at a date and venue still to be determined.
Helenius, fresh off a December win over Franz Rill – a points victory that saw him take the EBU title that had been stripped from Erkan Teper due to Teper failing a post-fight drugs test after his KO win over David Price – opted to vacate the European crown to concentrate on his world title ambitions. So, Pulev, 22-1(12) and two wins removed from his November 2014 stoppage loss to then world heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko, will face well-travelled Brit Chisora, 25-5(17) and four wins removed from his stoppage loss to reigning heavyweight boss Tyson Fury, in what should be a an entertaining battle.
Floyd Mayweather says he’s earned the right to call himself “T.B.E,” says that as of now he is “completely out” of boxing – no truth to Pacquiao rematch rumours
Retired superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior is currently in the UK, embarking on a special (and very expensive to attend) “Victory Tour” where the man known as “Money” will meet and greet his UK fans. And, whilst here, the soon-to-be 39-year-old great spoke with BBC Sport.
Mayweather began by revealing how he has been offered “crazy numbers – nine figures” to fight again. Floyd said the offers have been coming in from a number of different countries around the world. But as of right now, Mayweather is “completely out” of boxing and has no plans to box again.