- Broner: Khan and Brook can’t beat me
- Austin Trout looking to turn his career around against Daniel Dawson
- Pacquiao to train 7 weeks for Algieri fight
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Klitschko working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri's talent level
- Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez and Darmani Rock to Kick Off 2014 Youth Olympic Games Competition for Team USA
- 2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
- MIKE TYSON PRESENTS BIG TEXAS THROWDOWN!! September 26, Mesquite TX
- Joe Ward: “I’m thankful that AIBA gave me the opportunity to be involved in APB”
- Shoulder injury forces Nicola Adams out of the 2014 Women’s Boxing World Championships in South Korea
- Undefeated lightweight contender Ivan Redkach Now trained by Robert Garcia
Donaire chosen as 2012 Fighter of the year by BWAA
By Rob Smith: The Boxing Writers Association of American has selected WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire as their Fighter of the year for beating four opponents in 2012. They saw victories over Jeffrey Mathabula, Jorge Arce, Toshiaki Nishioka and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. as enough to give Donaire the Fighter of the Year award. They also picked Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4 as Fight of the year, and Robert Garcia as the trainer of the year.
I really wasn’t impressed at all with Donaire’s wins over Mathebula and Vazquez Jr. Donaire struggled against those guys, and got marked up. I don’t rate Mathebula or Vazquez Jr. as being as good as Abner Mares or Guillermo Rigondeaux.
As far as Donaire’s wins over a faded Jorge Arce and Nishioka, I don’t see those victories as being worthy of being given a Fighter of the Year award. Arce and Nishioka are pretty old and past it, and those weren’t the kinds of fighters that I feel are good enough to give Donaire any kind of an award.
I think the award should go to his matchmaker for scouting out the aging fighters and making the fights because that’s the only award that I feel should be handed out. For me, the Fighter of the Year award should be given to fighters that take on and beat really, really good opponents, and not just a bunch of old guys or fighters that are little known.
To me I think Juan Manuel Marquez deserved the Fighter of the Year award for beating Manny Pacquiao because that victory alone is a much more weighty victory than beating a past his best Arce and Nishioka. Marquez’s win over Pacquiao was simply huge, and his victory over Serhiy Fedchenko cancelled out Donaire’s wins over Mathebula and Vazquez Jr. in my view.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Goosen gives Deontay Wilder a good chance of beating Stiverne
- Mayweather hopes Khan fight will happen in 2015
- Austin Trout in a make or break fight tonight against Daniel Dawson
- Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor to be televised by ESPN2 on October 8th
- Abner Mares signs with Al Haymon
- Lucian Bute in action on 12/6 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada
- Hearn wants to schedule Brook-Khan fight for the summer in 2015