The WBC believes in transparency and administrative disclosure. WBC annual convention meetings determine world rankings and the mandatory status of each division in open floor meetings in which all parties have the opportunity to discuss and present their cases for consideration, analysis, and voting by the WBC Board of Governors. The WBC began to report this information in 2015 to bring clarity and transparency to the WBC’s administration for the public, and to provide clear … Read Article
It’s no secret that middleweight king Gennady Golovkin wants two things more than anything else as far as his boxing career is concerned: a mega-fight with Saul Alvarez, and to own all the major middleweight belts. The Alvarez fight will have to wait (probably until next September at the earliest) but a fight with reigning WBO 160-pound champ Billy Joe Saunders could happen in the next few months – if Saunders really wants it, according … Read Article
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez looked clinical in claiming the WBO light middleweight title with a 9th round stoppage of Liam Smith on Saturday night. Canelo had been dominant from the opening bell and managed to put Smith down in rounds 7 and 8 before finding a fight ending left hook to the body.
It was in many aspects a typical Canelo performance, looking tremendous in spurts with his fast and accurate combinations, whilst not wasting any … Read Article
As expected, the big talking point after Canelo Alvarez’ challenge of WBO 154-pound champ Liam Smith was not the result – a dominant 9th-round KO win by the Mexican star – it wasn’t the bravery of the vanquished Smith, and the talking point wasn’t Canelo’s overall performance. No, the big talking point was, and is, will Canelo now fight middleweight king Gennady Golovkin next?
And in speaking after his victory, Canelo, who also revealed he … Read Article
Does a fighter, especially these days, have to go up through the weight classes, winning world titles in each one as he goes, to become a true great? It seems, with the vast number of weight classes there are in the sport today (certainly vast in comparison to the traditional 8 weight classes of yesteryear), fans have an urge to see a talented champion move up to try and conquer another weight class almost as … Read Article
Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s, (36-0, 33KO’s), fifth round stoppage of previously undefeated UK Superstar, “The Special One” Kell Brook, (36-1, 25KO’s) was viewed by a combined 1,436,000 viewers on HBO World Championship Boxing this past Saturday, September 10, marking it as the most watched HBO boxing event in 2016 and the highest rated HBO international boxing telecast in many years viewed live by 843,000 fans and same-day rebroadcast by … Read Article
Middleweight warrior Gabriel Rosado has once again laid into reigning WBO champ Billy Joe Saunders. Fans may recall how Saunders was offered a fight with Rosado for the Canelo-Smith card, only for Saunders to turn the fight down, saying it wouldn’t elevate his career. Rosado, 23-9(13) was fuming and he now says that Saunders is chasing money and nothing more and that the unbeaten southpaw only wants a fight with Gennady Golovkin for the big … Read Article
Saturday night was one of those rare occasions where boxing fans could feel some gratification in their love for the sport. It was an evening long etched into the diaries of boxing fans, ever since July with the huge announcement that Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin was to visit the UK to defend his middleweight titles against IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook. So often in these cases, the action never quite matches the hype, thankfully on Saturday … Read Article
Middleweight sensation Gennady Golovkin continued his reign of dominance when he stopped a brave but overmatched Kell Brook in the 5th round this past weekend. With the victory Golovkin now has 17 successful title defense, and is riding an impressive streak of 23 consecutive victories coming by way of knockout. During this mighty run Golovkin has hardly lost any rounds along the way. He has been extremely dominant while consistently displaying an extremely crowd pleasing … Read Article
It’s fair to say unbeaten middleweight king Gennady Golovkin received mixed reviews for his largely dominant 5th-round stoppage of a game Kell Brook. Some fans raved over GGG’s power, willingness to rumble and his usual ability at cutting off he ring. Others still say Triple-G got hit way too much, was poor defensively and could not knock his welterweight challenger clean out.
One man who has a vested interest went further in the criticism stakes, … Read Article