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Will Fighting More Often Have An Effect On Mayweather Jr.?

 Will Fighting More Often Have An Effect On Mayweather Jr.?The last time Floyd Mayweather Jr. had fought more than once in one calendar year was in 2007, that makes it 6 years ago. Of course during those days, Floyd was that much younger, and it seemed not only necessary but also effortless for him to do.

Now that Mayweather Jr. has signed a contract with Showtime network promising them a stern minimum, he will once again be stepping into the ring on a more frequent basis.

May 4th, 2013 was Mayweather Jr.’s previous fight, where he stepped inside the ring against Robert Guerrero. He is now getting ready to face the young boxing sensation Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, just a little over 4 months after Floyd’s last fight. Continue reading

Canelo vs. Mayweather: Fight fans can’t “weight” until “Friday the 13th”

 Canelo vs. Mayweather: Fight fans can’t “weight” until “Friday the 13th”This past Friday, September 6th, current WBA/WBC Junior Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez participated in the WBC’s mandatory seven day, pre-fight weigh in and surprised the scrutinizing boxing media by scaling in at an impressive 157.4 pounds.

With only 5.4 pounds left to drop before the big Friday the 13th weigh-in ceremony, which is slated to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 3PM PST, most speculating fight scribes believe that Canelo will have very little trouble making the negotiated catch weight of 152 pounds.

Former Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight contender “Iceman” John Scully insists that Canelo’s road to the scale will be anything but easy.

“The week of the fight will be misery for Canelo,” claims the prolific fight trainer. “I’m talking misery. He is going to experience one of the most miserable weeks of his life…that’s a guarantee. Continue reading

Josh Beeman Defeats Candelario, Jr. at the Roxy in Boston

“Steamin” Josh Beeman defeated Carlos “The Dragon” Candelario, Jr. by a majority decision in their four round light welterweight fight by two scorecards of 38-37 and one scorecard of 38-38. This fight was a tale of two halves with Candelario, Jr. dominating the first two rounds, attacking the body well, backing up Beeman and Beeman having trouble landing his punches. Continue reading

Ricky Burns v Ray Beltran – The View from Ringside

Sitting ringside at the Ricky Burns v Raymundo Beltran fight in Glasgow last Saturday, I was never more proud to be associated with the sport of boxing, as a writer, nor more ashamed.

Scotland’s Ricky Burns and Mexico’s Ray Beltran are true warriors, honourable men who are a credit to their respective countries and to a sport which throughout its history has regularly made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The draw that was announced at the end of the fight was not only a travesty, it was a crime. Not only was Ray Beltran denied his just deserts for the endless weeks of hard training, sparring, and sacrifice it took to get himself ready, Ricky Burns was forced to endure the embarrassment of standing in the ring with his hand raised in front of 6000 spectators and the millions watching at home, who all knew he’d lost. As a genuinely decent man, this undoubtedly hurt the WBO lightweight champion, adding to the physical trauma of the broken jaw he sustained early in the fight. Continue reading

Danny Garcia: I’ll make Matthysse pay

 Danny Garcia: Ill make Matthysse pay DANNY GARCIA has dismissed the chances of him being flattened by KO King Lucas Matthysse this weekend.

The cocky American risks his WBA Super and WBC World Light-Welterweight titles against the Argentinean who has knocked out 32 of his 34 victims at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Saturday.

It’s the chief support to the potential richest match in history between Floyd Mayweather and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and is televised live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Garcia, 25, who has won all 26 professional contests is best known for beating Amir Khan 14 months ago in a big upset. Continue reading

Mayweather’s First Battle With Castillo – The Only Real Blueprint On How To Defeat “Money?”

 Mayweather’s First Battle With Castillo   The Only Real Blueprint On How To Defeat “Money?”Maybe Oscar De La Hoya has got it wrong, and his close (in the opinion of some, not in the opinion of many others) but losing fight with superstar Floyd Mayweather is not the real example of a blueprint on how to defeat the 44-0 master. Maybe – and it’s testament to Floyd’s greatness that we have to clutch at straws in such a way – we have to go back to the night of April of 2002, and Mayweather’s tough, close and gruelling encounter with Mexican warrior Jose Luis Castillo to find anything approaching a genuine blueprint on how to beat him.

It’s certainly interesting that Mexican fighters have given Mayweather his toughest tests (Castillo and Mexican/American De La Hoya being right at the top of the short list) and maybe Saul Canelo Alvarez will have studied both fights in his preparations for “The One,” which is now just days away. Continue reading

Oscar De La Hoya Backing Saul Alvarez To Beat Floyd Mayweather

 Oscar De La Hoya Backing Saul Alvarez To Beat Floyd MayweatherOscar de la Hoya claims ‘The One’ has become the richest fight in history because people want to see Floyd Mayweather finally lose.

De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions have put together Saturday’s £150 million Las Vegas scrap when Mayweather challenges WBA super and WBC light-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The financial records set when De la Hoya was outpointed by Mayweather in 2007 will be shattered in the fight being screened live in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

De la Hoya, the GBP President has never been close to Mayweather despite his organisation’s involvement in making him the world’s highest earning sportsman in 2012 and almost certainly this year. Continue reading

No purse bid for Rocky Martinez-Mikey Garcia today; they agree to face on November 9th

 No purse bid for Rocky Martinez Mikey Garcia today; they agree to face on November 9thSAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) president, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today that Roman “Rocky” Martinez and Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia reached an agreement to face on November 9 for the WBO junior lightweight title.

“There is no need a purse bid today. We have an agreement for the fight between Martinez and Garcia to fight on November 9”, Valcarcel said.

Today, at 5:00 p.m. it suposed to be held a purse bid with a minimum of $150,000 for the fight between Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs) and Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs), but after reached the agreement the purse bid is suspended.

Chris Arreola vs. Deontay Wilder in 2014? It Only Makes Sense

 Chris Arreola vs. Deontay Wilder in 2014? It Only Makes SenseChris Arreola (36-3-0) was meant to be a boxer. He is lacking nothing, but has had a somewhat rough spell.

After his loss to Vitali Klitschko in 2009, Arreola went on to secure a win against Brain Minto, and then once again suffer a loss against Tomasz Adamek in 2010. Since then, Arreola has won 8 and lost one fight. His last loss was to Bermane Stiverne, the man who is now trying to get a chance at beating Vitali Klitschko.

Arreola’s recent win was a one round annihilation of Seth Mitchell, leaving Arreola looking for his next big fight. Chris has been chasing another big title fight for all these years, but has somehow been unable to find one. Continue reading

Huck vs. Arslan II postponed – WBO Champion fractures left elbow!

 Huck vs. Arslan II postponed   WBO Champion fractures left elbow!(Photo credit: Team Sauerland) There will be no world championship boxing inside the ring this Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany. With WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (26-2-1, 25 KOs) sidelined due to a hairline fracture in his left elbow and not able to compete in a rematch with Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KOs), the whole fight card is postponed to a later date.

“I am gutted to say the least,” said the 28-year-old titlist who suffered the injury in his final sparring session. “I was in such a good shape and ready to go. Now, my preparation was for nothing.” Huck, being the fighter he is, still tried to make the fight against Arslan happen. “After I went to the doctor on Friday, who said that I cannot compete on September 14, I wanted to get a second opinion. However, on Saturday evening another specialist told me that the damage to my elbow is serious and that I will be out for six to eight weeks.” Continue reading

Chisora wants Deontay Wilder and Tomasz Adamek

 Chisora wants Deontay Wilder and Tomasz Adamek British heavyweight star Dereck Chisora has slammed rival heavyweights Tomasz Adamek and Deontay Wilder and told them he’s coming for them next.

Chisora takes on German Edmund Gerber for the Vacant European Heavyweight title on Saturday 21st September at the Copper Box Arena with top contenders Adamek and Wilder also on his hit list as he marches towards a second world title shot.

Talks with Adamek’s promoter had been ongoing for Chisora to face the Polish hero, a former world champion at light-heavyweight and cruiserweight, later this year in London, but terms could not be agreed. Continue reading

The countdown to “The One: Mayweather vs. Canelo” continues on Fox Deportes

 The countdown to The One: Mayweather vs. Canelo continues on Fox DeportesLOS ANGELES, September 9 – It’s fight week for “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER vs. CANELO” and FOX Deportes will continue its unprecedented run of pre-event coverage from Monday all the way up until the opening bell of the September 14 Pay-Per-View broadcast in Las Vegas.

Kicking off with episode two of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT, Monday, September 9′s coverage will continue with the 2011 bout between co-headliner Danny “Swift” Garcia and Nate Campbell at 2 p.m. ET/PT and a 4 p.m. ET/PT airing of the acclaimed documentary “Canelo Corazon de Campeon.” Continue reading

“Canelo/Mayweather Big Fight Preview Part II” edition of The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap

Last night on “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”, James and Joseph gave live listeners their thoughts on the big fight card slated to take place on September 14th, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The strength and weaknesses of both fighters were meticulously examined and final predictions were made concerning the most anticipated fight of 2013.

Although the young, hungry champion from Mexico is wise beyond his years, Alvarez has never faced an opponent with the speed, reflexes, and ring experience of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Likewise, the universally recognized pound for pound king has never faced an opponent with the kind of explosive power that Canelo seems to possess. Continue reading

“The One” and the political factors surrounding the showdown

 “The One” and the political factors surrounding the showdownBoxing is a sports-based show business and the sporting element very often gets sandbagged by mercurial agendas. Boxing like any other sport is an instrument of politics and as such it has its own internal politics as well. Those who know the ropes earn decently win or lose. Other very talented people who are stuck with the wrong management can waste their best years outside “the mix”.

This is not the case with Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez who have achieved iconic political status and have been spared from the adverse effects of stringent judging in some instances.

“The One” will probably be elected by the judges unless they score it as a draw in which case there will be “The Two” with an ensuing second fight. Continue reading