WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto may end up vacating his WBC title rather than facing interim WBC 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin. Cotto’s adviser Gaby Penagaricano talked recently about Tim Bradley being a bigger fight for Cotto than Golovkin. If that indeed is the direction that Cotto will be going in if he can get by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in May, then we could see Cotto either vacating or having his WBC title stripped from him … Read Article
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he’ll be announcing Brook’s next fight next week. Brook plans on fighting in March of 2015, and one possible opponent is his IBF mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18 KOs). This would enable Brook to take a nice stay busy fight because Dan has very little punching power to speak of, and he’s a big step down from Brook’s last opponent Shawn Porter.
Hearn says … Read Article
Oscar De La Hoya, the President of Golden Boy Promotions, believes that his fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) will be the guy that takes the baton from Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao to replace them as boxing’s No.1 pay-per-view attraction once those two fighters retire.
It’s interesting that De La Hoya believes that the 24-year-old Canelo will be the guy that will be taking over as the top PPV star because there … Read Article
Former two division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) says his surgically repaired right shoulder is strong and he’s punching harder than ever. Haye, now 34, says he’ll be returning to the ring in 2015 to start his comeback to try and get a title shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Haye lost his WBA title to Wladimir three years ago in 2011 in a one-sided fight. Haye looked too small for the … Read Article
IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch is on the verge of getting his dream fight against former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on March 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight is close to being finalized, according to the Express.co.uk. Froch, 37, will have his two titles on the line for the fight unless Chavez Jr has problems making weight, which is a distinct possibility given his recent track record.
Out of all … Read Article
While Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal are on crash course for a fight on March 14th, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) could be facing a retread opponent in Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) on April 4th. This is a fight that Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel is thinking of putting together for April.
Stevenson already beat Fonfara last May by a 12 round unanimous decision, so the fight doesn’t really make a … Read Article
With a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao a possibility in early 2015, Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach is starting to show how badly he wants that fight. Roach is talking about how Mayweather’s legacy will be marred if he chooses to retire without fighting Pacquiao at least once. Roach thinks Mayweather doesn’t want to fight Pacquiao because he’s afraid of suffering the first loss of his career.
The interesting thing about this is … Read Article
Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, who appears to be tired of seeing WBC 175 title holder Adonis Stevenson face weak opposition, suggested recently that Stevenson should face contender Artur Beterbiev (7-0, 7 KOs) in his next optional defense so that he can rebuild his image with the boxing public.
Stevenson won over a lot of boxing fans with his 1st round knockout win over Chad Dawson last year in June of 2013. Since … Read Article
In an embarrassingly one-sided fight, WBC 175 pound champion Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) annihilated #7 WBC Dmitry Sukhotsky (22-3, 16 KOs) by a 5th round knockout tonight at the Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. If the idea was to pick out an opponent that was no threat to him, Stevenson did a good job with Sukhotsky because this guy did very little in the fight on offense in this one-sided affair.
Stevenson … Read Article
Amir Khan isn’t satisfied with possibly getting a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2015. If that fight happens, Khan says he then hopes to fight Manny Pacquiao at the end of the year. If Khan gets his wish, he’ll have faced the two biggest stars in the sport of boxing in one year.
Khan is one of the candidates for Mayweather’s next fight in early 2015.
Mayweather recently said that he’s not interested in … Read Article