Amir Khan Says Floyd Mayweather Is Messing Up His Own Legacy

Amir Khan, Andre Berto, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Karim Mayfield - Boxing News

The circus that surrounds Floyd Mayweather’s potential opponent for his ‘final’ fight in September has been arguably led by one ‘ringmaster’ – a man who calls himself ‘King’, yet acts more like a Jester in terms of his very public chasing of the lucrative opportunity many – fighters and fans alike – consider him undeserving of.

I am of course talking about Britain’s Amir Khan, who in his ever desperate and public quest to get Floyd between the ropes, has told that the future Hall of Fame Inductee is “messing his own legacy up” by ostensibly refusing to fight him on September 12th and opting for a ‘softer’ option.


David Haye: Fury Is Not Good Enough To Beat Klitschko

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The soon-to-go-to purse bids clash between long reigning lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and mandatory challenger Tyson Fury, is set to be one of the biggest heavyweight clashes involving a British fighter since David Haye’s own ill-fated Wladimir challenge and trip to Hamburg 4 years ago – which resulted in the now infamous and oft ridiculed “Toe-Gate” saga in which Haye displayed his injured little toe to the world as “evidence” of his poor performance immediately after the fight.

The fact of the matter remains that like so many before him, Haye came up short against “Dr.Steelhammer” – yet ahead of Fury’s attempt at dethroning the younger Klitschko brother, he has seen fit to speak out and scotch the giant Mancunian’s chances – going so far in ‘The Sun’ as to suggest the fight won’t even take place – saying he’ll be “very surprised” to see Fury actually get in the ring to fight the Ukrainian champion.


Scott Quigg Still Believes Frampton Fight Can Happen

Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg - British Boxing

On July 18th WBA (reg) 122 lb champion Scott Quigg goes into what will be a fight for comparative purposes when he takes on Spain’s Kiko Martinez in Manchester.

Bitter rival Carl Frampton boxed and beat Martinez twice – the first time in 2013 by 9th round stoppage and then again 18 months later by unanimous decision, to take the IBF 122 lb strap the Northern Irishman currently owns.

Negotiations for a fight between the two Brits recently broke down, with Frampton going on to sign with seemingly omnipotent ‘advisor’ Al Haymon – “The Jackal” is now set to face Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in Texas on the same July 18th date Quigg fights.


Kell Brook: I Believe I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr, Kell Brook - Boxing News

There is still a degree of uncertainty surrounding September 12th for Britain’s IBF 147 lb champion Kell Brook. While mooted to be facing American brawler Brandon Rios on that date, the Sheffield fighter is still one of the names in the hat as a potential Floyd Mayweather opponent on the same date – and has spoken out to Sky Sports to insist that he is one of the few fighters out there able to cause Floyd real problems in the ring should that be the fight that comes off for him.

With Bob Arum recently suggesting the choice lies with Rios himself as to whether or not he ends up traveling to the UK to fight Brook, it’s clear that “The Special One” is keeping his options open.


Joel Diaz: Bradley/Vargas Rematch Makes No Sense

Jessie Vargas, Joel Diaz, Tim Bradley - Boxing News

Boxing is littered with bizarre incidents and controversy, from in-ring riots to Parachutist’s landing in the ring – yet last night’s welterweight clash between Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas introduced us to a slightly different kind of strange when referee Pat Russell initially appeared to wave the fight off in favour of Vargas – who behind on all 3 cards – rocked Bradley badly in the dying seconds of the final round.

This prompted wild celebration from the WBA 140 lb champion, when in actual fact, Russell was signaling the end of the action after mistaking the 10-second clacker for the final bell – and after much confusion, order was restored and the rightful winner announced – with Bradley getting the unanimous decision by scores of (115-112, 116-112 AND 117-111).


Eddie Hearn Thinks Callum Smith ‘One Fight From World Titles’

Callum Smith, Christopher Rebrasse, Eddie Hearn - Boxing News

Following the headline performance on last night’s All or Nothing card from Liverpool’s Echo Arena in which hometown boy Callum Smith came through his first significant test with a points win over Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse, promoter Eddie Hearn has confidently asserted he believes his fighter is now just the one fight away from a potential world title opportunity.

With his WBC #3 ranking going into the fight, Smith is now perfectly placed to be challenging the winner of the upcoming clash between champion Badou Jack and “St.” George Groves which is to take place toward the end of August.


Bob Arum Casts Doubt On Brook v Rios / Eddie Hearn Believes It A Go

Bob Arum, Brandon Rios, Eddie Hearn, Kell Brook - Boxing News

It has been assumed now for some time that Brandon Rios will be traveling to the UK in September to challenge IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook on the same date Floyd Mayweather fights his 49th and ‘final’ fight – the 12th.

However in a chat with assembled media at the Bradley/Vargas presser, Arum has now spoken out to insinuate the fight perhaps isn’t as near to done as we think.

Earlier this week Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia told fighthype that as far as both he and Brandon were concerned, Rios’ manager Cameron Dunkin had done a solid job negotiating terms and that both fighter and trainer were happy with what was on the table.