by Pavel Yakovlev: (August 19, 2012) Next month, Jason Gavern meets former IBF world cruiserweight champ Steve Cunningham in Newark, New Jersey. The bout marks Cunningham’s entre into the heavyweight division. Gavern has been selected as the opponent for a good reason: he is a tough, seasoned gatekeeper who has fought many of today’s leading heavyweights. Among Gavern’s opponents are current contenders Denis Boytsov, Mariusz Wach, Alexander Ustinov, Johnathon Banks, Franklin Lawrence, and Travis Walker. … Read Article
by Michael Collins: This Saturday night former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27 KO’s) is in a must win situation against WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (42-2, 23 KO’s) in their fight at the O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, in Berlin, Germany. Abraham, 32, has already been easily beaten the three times he stepped up a level and fought quality fighters in the super middleweight division, losing to Andre Dirrell, Andre Ward and Carl … Read Article
By Rob Smith: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley says he won’t be surprised if Manny Pacquiao chooses not to fight him in a rematch in his next fight on November 10th, as Bradley feels that he’s personally too dangerous for the Filipino to risk fighting again after having suffered a huge upset loss last June in Las Vegas, Nevada.… Read Article
By Rob Smith: IBF super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-1-1, 16 KO’s) successfully defended his title for the third time against #14 IBF Jonathan Victor Barros (34-3-1, 18 KO’s), winning by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Miguel Hildago Gym, in Pueblo, Mexico. The final judges’ scores were 116-111, 116-111, and 116-111.… Read Article
By Marcus Richardson: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (29-2 21 KO’s) vs. light heavyweight contender Nicholson Poulard (19-3, 9 KO’s) is being talked about for Froch’s next fight in November in Nottingham. This is supposed to be Froch’s stay busy tune-up fight so it’s understandable why he might be taking on a lesser fighter compared to the guys he’s been facing recently. Poulard isn’t too well known, but he is known in Canada where … Read Article
By Rob Smith: Evander Holyfield, 49, is hoping that one of the Klitschko brothers will give him a fight so that Holyfield can try and capture another heavyweight world title before he retires someday. Holyfield hasn’t been ranked in the top tier for quite some time in the heavyweight division so it’s going to be a tad difficult for him to get one of the Klitschkos to bite on his offer.
Holyfield said to Sky … Read Article
By Michael Collins: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (24-0, 24 KO’s) will be sparring 40-year-old Audley Harrison (28-5, 21 KO’s) for three weeks in California, according to Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas. The 6’7″ Wilder will be used to get Harrison ready for his October 13th fight against 6’8″ David Price (13-0, 11 KO’s).
Wilder and Price are both big hitters, although Wilder seems to be the stronger puncher and has more hand speed as well … Read Article
By Michael Collins: In disappointingly dull fight ESPN2 Friday Night Fights card filled with mismatches, junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KO’s) completely dominated a gun shy Damian Frias (19-5-1, 10 KO’s) in a 10 round unanimous decision victory on Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma. The final judges’ scores were 100-90, 100-90 and 100-90. I still don’t see the point of this fight being made, because it had mismatch written … Read Article
By Marcus Richardson: Former IBF super bantamweight champion Steve Molitor (34-2, 12 KO’s) will challenge Commonwealth (British Empire) super bantamweight and IBF Inter-Continental super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (14-0, 9 KO’s) on September 22nd at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Frampton, 25, was supposed to be fighting EBU super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez.… Read Article
By Michael Collins: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (29-2, 21 KO’s) will be making an important announcement this Monday to reveal who his next opponent will be in November at home in Nottingham, UK. Froch and his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport has done a good job of keeping it secret about who the next guy will be for him. We’ve seen names like Kelly Pavlik and Thomas Oosthuizen mentioned and then ruled … Read Article