By Reni M. Valenzuela: Floyd “Money” Mayweather has the skills to win his fights, but he opts to keep his record “perfect” and “unblemished” instead. Until he ceases cherry-picking his opponents, the boxing world will never know if he’s the finest for this generation.
“Money” could be worth just a dime as a pugilist while having millions of real dollars in his pocket earned from fighting, nay, gained from rackets of “boxing today.” The “pound-for-pound” king may have ring qualities superior and better than those of others, but he sorely lacks courage to be considered number one per true scale and measure. Continue reading
RYAN BURNETT has proven an instant hit in the professional side of the sport. The Belfast debutant needed just 74 seconds to blast out Hungary’s Laszlo Nemesapati Jr at the Olympia in Liverpool on Friday night (May 24). Continue reading
The long awaited rematch between Mikkel “The Viking Warrior” Kessler (46-2, 35KOs) and Carl “The Cobra” Froch (30-2, 22KOs) will take place this Saturday, May 25th at the O2 Arena (Millennium Dome) in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom. The bout will be televised on HBO at 6:00p.m. ET and Kessler’s World Boxing Association World Title and Froch’s International Boxing Federation World Title will be on the line.
The last time these two men meet in the ring was in Herning, Demark, on April 24, 2010, as Kessler earned a hard fought 12 round unanimous decision during the Super Six Showtime Boxing Tournament by three scorecards of 117-111, 115-113 and 116-112. This was a great, competitive, back and forth bout in which both fighters had their moments. Kessler slightly outland and outpunch Froch, however, the fight was a bit closer than the scorecards indicated. Continue reading
Kalle Sauerland talks Mikkel Kessler, the coin toss, Froch`s comments – David Haye Interview: “He´ll have to dig deep, but Carl`s hand will be raised at the end!” Continue reading
Although few fighters if any can match the quality of opponent that Carl Froch has faced since his introduction to the big time in his 2008 fight with Jean Pascal, make no mistake about it, his legacy is on the line. Not only legacy but a fight with the legend of longevity Bernard Hopkins, is waiting in the wings in what would be a hall of fame sealer for Carl “The Cobra” Froch. There is only one problem. The Viking Warrior is standing in his way and Mikkel Kessler has plenty of skill along with grit to make his “Warrior Call” be heard to the roof tops of the O2 Arena in London. Another week, another 50-50 fight and win-win for boxing fans across the world.
According to the some betting lines Carl Froch ranges from an almost 2-1 favorite, all the way up to an astronomical 4-1 or 5-1 on a betting website in the U.K. Carl Froch has been the more active fighter since their fight in 2010, as well as facing the better opposition. Meanwhile, Mikkel Kessler was forced to take two separate breaks, one over a year and one almost a year, to heal his eye injuries that nearly forced him to retire from the sport. What if anything is different besides location from the first fight and will this fight play out in similar fashion? Continue reading
Frankie Gavin and Denton Vassell’s British and Commonwealth Welterweight showdown will headline promoter Frank Warren’s show at the Liverpool Olympia on Friday 28th June. The highly-anticipated domestic dust-up between the unbeaten champions – with combined records of 35-0 and 21 KO’s – is one of the hottest fights in British boxing and will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Continue reading
Kalle Sauerland, the promoter for WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s), thinks IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) is showing the hallmarks of a fighter that is mentally crumbling under the pressure of his big-fight rematch with Kessler this Saturday night in London, England.
Earlier this week, Froch talked of potentially killing Kessler in the ring this Saturday, and Sauerland sees that as a sign that Froch is going to pieces.
Sauerland said this about Froch as quoted by the Dailystar.co.uk “We think this type of talk shows that Carl is cracking up under the pressure. This is the biggest fight that Carl has ever been involved in…he’s the favorite and his fans expect him to win, so maybe he’s feeling the pressure.” Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, May 24 – A full undercard of action is expected on Saturday, June 8 when a roster of top local talent and international contenders step into the ring at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. to lead up to the highly anticipated SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader headlined by the WBA Intercontinental Welterweight title bout between Marcos “El Chino” Maidana and “The Riverside Rocky” Josesito Lopez. Continue reading
Weigh-In Results from London:
Carl Froch 167.9 lbs vs. Mikkel Kessler 166.74
Tony Bellew 174.75 vs. Isaac Chilemba 174.25
George Groves 167.5 vs. Noe Gonzalez 167
TONY BELLEW v ISAAC CHILMBA 2 – OFFICIAL WEIGH IN VIDEO AT THE O2
LOS ANGELES, May 24 – As the holiday weekend gets underway in the United States, there will be no rest for the warriors stepping into the ring at Domo De La Feria in Leon, Mexico, when Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions present a championship doubleheader featuring two of Mexico’s finest which will be televised on Televisa in Mexico and on FOX Deportes in the United States. Continue reading
Cologne, May 24th 2013. He is back! Felix Sturm (34), the long-time Middleweight Champion of the World (WBA Super-Champion, twelve successful title defense), is eager to get back to the top of the boxing world and July 6th, 2013 will mark the first step towards that goal, when Sturm returns to the ring at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. His world-rated opponent will presumably be announced during the next week. The bout will be broadcasted live in Germany by SAT.1.
After a close loss via split decision to current IBF world champion Daniel Geale and the scandal-ridden fight with Sam Soliman, who was disqualified by the Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer after failing a doping test following the bout, Sturm is out to silence his critics: Continue reading
The World Boxing Federation returns to Russia on Saturday May 25, when undefeated German Nikki Adler fights Latvian Zane Brige in what is expected to be an exiting rematch at the Olymp arena in Volgodonsk on a show promoted by SKV Boxing. Continue reading
#3 WBC light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba (20-1-2, 9 KO’s) wants to take the judges out of the equation this Saturday night in his rematch against #1 WBC Tony Bellew (19-1-1, 12 KO’s) at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Chilemba fought well enough to deserve a victory last March when he fought Bellew in Liverpool, England, but the judges saw it differently and scored it a 12 round draw. This time Chilemba will be looking to knock Bellew out.
Chilemba said to Sky Sports “I’m not a guy who looks for a knockout. The way I feel this time, I would be very surprised if he goes 12 rounds…this time I’m going to take every round.”
What’s not known by many boxing fans is that Chilemba went into his fight with Bellew last March with a chest cold, and he barely breath. He didn’t want to cancel the fight and toughed it out, giving away many of the rounds in the first half of the fight. Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – MAY 23, 2013 – For boxers Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill and Myung-Woo Yuh, referee Mills Lane, ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. and journalist Colin Hart, their day in the sun is rapidly approaching. On Sunday, June 9th they will join boxing’s immortals when they are officially inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Continue reading
There’s a right way and a wrong way to try and hype a fight, and IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) showed a prime example of the wrong by talking about possibly killing his opponent WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) in their unification fight this Saturday night in London, UK.
Froch said this to Telegraph.co.uk “If I have to I will kill this f***** [Kessler]. I will kill him. It sounds brutal, it sounds horrible, but that is what it means to me…when I smash his face in, I am going for the kill.” Continue reading
NEW YORK,(May 23, 2013) Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing has put together a stellar undercard for tomorrow night’s ESPN Friday Night Fights event at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Continue reading
(CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD.) – Top featherweight prospect Gary Russell, Jr. (Capitol Heights, Md.) has enjoyed a full recovery from a left hand injury, which he suffered in a March 2 victory over Vyacheslav Gusev. Doctors recommended six to eight weeks of rest and the 24-year-old heeded his physician’s advice, refraining from making any contact with his left hand during that time. A well-known gym rat, Russell didn’t stop training, only altering his daily workouts to allow his hand the necessary healing time.
“I’m always in the gym with my dad and my brothers, and the hand injury didn’t change that,” Russell said. “I focused a lot of my training on strength and conditioning work over the past two months, but I was definitely ready to start punching again and we are back 100% now.” Continue reading
Germany’s Jennifer Retzke and Sweden’s Mikaela Laurén are set to face each
other, for the IBF Light Middleweight World title, at York Hall in Bethnal
Green, London on Friday 5th July 2013. Continue reading
Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KO’s) is still trying to decide whether he’ll be fighting on September 28th or another date this year for his next fight, according to RingTV. Golden Boy Promotions booked the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for September 28th, hoping that Cotto will choose to fight on that date, but he’s still undecided.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said to RingTV “Miguel hasn’t decided I he is going to fight on that date [September 28th] or before or after. We’re working on that option.” Continue reading
23 May 2013, Union City, New Jersey — Sartonk Designs is proud to announce the release of the International Women’s Boxing Federation’s (IWBF) World Championship Belt. Continue reading
New York, NY (5/23/13) – On March 30, top-rated light heavyweight contender Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (20-1-2, 9KO’s) and reigning WBC silver light heavyweight champion Tony Bellew (19-1-1, 12KO’s) battled to a 12-round split decision draw in Bellew’s backyard of Liverpool. Now, the two combatants are set to go at it again this Saturday night, on the undercard of the much anticipated rematch between defending IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler at the beautiful O2 Arena in London.
The bout, promoted by Matchroom Sport, in association with DiBella Entertainment, is scheduled for 12 rounds and will once again be for Bellew’s WBC Silver light heavyweight title. Continue reading
The past few months have been exceptionally exciting for fight fans across the globe. Match ups such as, Rios v Alvardo, Floyd v Guerrero, Donaire v Rigondeaux have once again given the die- hards an opportunity to grab ‘a cold one’ and cancel all their weekend night time engagements. Super fights are now being made more often which in turn has woken up the sport that many critics claimed was dying a slow death.
This weekend will be no exception as IBF Super-Middleweight Champion Carl Froch takes on Denmarks WBA Champion Mikkel Kessler. This will be the second time the pair meet, and Froch is eager for revenge after losing a close affair on points back in 2010. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, CA.-Surprised by recent articles claiming his return to boxing ex World Champion Antonio Margarito has announced that there is absolutely no truth on a possible return to the sport or that he is suffering from financial difficulties due to a divorce.
The Mexican fighter hasn’t been in the ring since his December 2011 rematch loss to Miguel Cotto. He announced his retirement on June of last year. Currently, the ‘Tijuana Tornado’ is living in Los Angeles
“I was surprised by several unfounded rumors regarding my current situation, including news on a return to boxing and supposedly a divorce settlement that has left me broke and with the need to return to boxing. In some cases, the information dealt with news of my return, and some unfounded news about a settlement. However, some tabloid media has gone further than that, spreading unfounded rumors that no one took the trouble to investigate fully.”, said Margarito. Continue reading
ATLANTIC CITY – Dozens of Boxing Legends will return to Atlantic City as the 2013 summer season begins at the Jersey shore. Former boxing champions Iran Barkley, Corey Spinks, Marlon Starling, Ivan Robinson, DeMarcus Corley, William Joppy, Tony Tubbs and others, will join IBF President Daryl Peoples, and numerous other boxing personalities to be honored as Atlantic City Boxing Legends, during the 2nd Annual All Star Boxing Legends Gala tribute awards dinner on Saturday, June 1st at Resorts Casino Hotel’s Ballroom. Continue reading
After reach his first world championship last March 9th in Costa Mesa, CA. Through Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez, when the Dominican fighter annihilate in four rounds Mexican Juan Carlos Salgado to snatch the IBF super featherweight world title. Acquinity Sports expected to get two more titles by Joan Guzman and Claudio Marrero before the end of 2013.
Henry Rivalta and Gary Jonas Acquinity Sports top executives are negotiating with different promoters and for now, they have secured two world title fights; the first between super lightweight Joan Guzman against Vicente Mosquera for the WBA interim world title. This fight is scheduled for the middle of June at a place to be determined. Continue reading