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Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens: Get Ready For A BANG!

 Gennady Golovkin Curtis Stevens: Get Ready For A BANG!As fans may have read, middleweight ruler (begging the pardon of Sergio Martinez) Gennady Golovkin is shopping around for a November challenger, with a December fight also pencilled in. Currently one of the hottest fighters/champions/out and out punchers in boxing, “GGG” has fans salivating for more pure punching action.

Fresh off his hugely impressive body punch KO over the experienced Matthew Macklin, the WBA/IBO 160-pound king wants to close 2013 with two more highlight reel wins. As to who his November foe might be, well, Curtis Stevens scored a sizzling highlight reel KO of his own last night in Connecticut, in wrecking Saul Roman in the opening round of a fight that contested the vacant NABF middleweight belt.
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Osumanu Adama wants Daniel Geale fight in US

 Osumanu Adama wants Daniel Geale fight in US Chicago based Middleweight championship aspirant, Osumanu Adama once again emphasised his case for a crack at any of the top titles after outpointing American Doel Carrasquillo courtesy a round 7 stoppage in a scheduled eight rounder last Friday night at Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA.

Adama, now 22-3, 16 knockouts, Joliet, Illinois by way of Accra, Ghana, was fighting for only the second time since his unsuccessful bid in his first world title fight against IBF Middleweight champ, Daniel Geale, losing a close 12 round decision in Tasmania, Australia, on March 7, 2012.

Only last March 16 did he fight since the failed world title bid a year earlier but after taking to the ring again within four months, Adama says he is in the groove again and will work hard to get a shot at the world title yet again.

But first he wants the champion to agree for the fight to take place in the United States. Continue reading

Mayweather vs. Canelo: Keys To Victory

 Mayweather vs. Canelo: Keys To Victory It has been over two months since Mayweather Vs Canelo was announced, and i have to admit it took awhile for the news to sink in, because of the magnitude of this kind of fight that we boxing fans rarely get. None the less, here are my keys to victory for this tremendous fight.

Floyd “Money” Mayweather

Why change you’re style when everything you have done in the past has worked? Though Mayweather has said in multiple occasions that he does not watch video of his opponents, you would have to think he has had to watch at least some footage of Canelo. Regardless of who watches video in the Mayweather camp i would tell Floyd to increase the usual pressure just by a little bit. So happens that Canelo’s closest fight was against his busiest opponent, Austin Trout. Trout was busy but was also missing by a lot, something Floyd doesn’t do. Floyd is about as accurate as fighters have gotten. So, if you do the simple Sweet Science math, the more Floyd throws, the more he will land, because he is that accurate. Continue reading

WBA # 13 Blake Caparello eyes big fight!

 WBA # 13 Blake Caparello eyes big fight!Undefeated Australian light heavyweight Blake Caparello 17-0-1 is starring down the barrel of some big fight offers after his impressive display against Daniel McKinnon 21-5 last month.

Caparello put on an old school boxing display of hit and don’t get hit as he cruised to a points win over tough kiwi Daniel McKinnon.

I caught up with Team Caparello at training and manager/ trainer Sam Labruna had the flowing to say; “I was very happy with Blake’s performance against McKinnon, Daniel is very experienced and he used every trick in the book to get Blake off his game and make the fight messy.”

I asked Blake what he thought about the fight; “I though I fought a smart calculated fight, I thought I landed the decisive blows and the cleaner punches and hardly got hit. Continue reading

Gyan promises Emmanuel Tagoe world title fight in Ghana

 Gyan promises Emmanuel Tagoe world title fight in GhanaBaffour Gyan, Manager and Agent of WBA International Junior Lightweight champion, Emmanuel Tagoe AKA Game Boy is promising to stage a world title fight in Ghana for the boxer should he overcome American Gerardo Robles this coming Friday August 9 at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA.

Gyan, elder brother of Ghana national soccer team captain, Asamoah Gyan and a former Ghana international himself, is personally in camp with Tagoe as the boxer prepares to face Robles in his first fight in the United States with the IBF Intercontinental Junior Lightweight belt at stake.

Baffour is not only supervising the assiduous training sessions Tagoe is undergoing at the Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Los Angeles, but the President of the Ghana based BabyJet Promotions and Management is also busy holding talks with the IBF for Tagoe to get a crack at the world title itself before the end of the year against incumbent champion, Argenis Mendez who defends the IBF Junior Lightweight belt against Arash Usmanee on August 23 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York. Continue reading

Rola El Halabi Wins WBF World Title

Not much more than two years ago she was in hospital with gunshot wounds in hands, knees and feet following an attack from her estranged stepfather just minutes before a world title fight, and no one expected her to ever lace on the gloves again. Now she is the World Boxing Federation Womens World Light Welterweight Champion! Continue reading

Stevens destroys Roman; Adamek decisions Guinn; Mchunu dominates Chambers

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Aug. 3rd, 2013) – The bright lights of boxing’s biggest stage seem to suit Curtis “Showtime” Stevens just fine these days.

For the second time in his last three fights, the Brooklyn middleweight scored a first-round knockout on the NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night Series at Mohegan Sun – the first of three nationally-televised bouts – this time flattening Mexican challenger Saul Roman at the two-minute, 26-second mark of the opening round to capture the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title in the main event of Saturday’s “Three To See” card, co-promoted by Main Events and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports. Continue reading

Williams fights to a draw; Perez drops decision

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Aug. 3rd, 2013) – Hartford, Conn., super featherweight Joseph “Chip” Perez came up short in his quest to rebound from his knockout loss in January while nearby New Haven native Jimmy Williams fought to a draw Saturday on the undercard of the NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night card at Mohegan Sun, co-promoted by Main Events and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports. Continue reading

Rico Muller still IBO intercontinental champion

 Rico Muller still IBO intercontinental championRico Muller successfully defended his IBO intercontinental welterweight championship after an exciting twelve-round battle Saturday night in Eberswalde, Germany. The local hero scored a unanimous decision against late sub Ramhadani Shauri from Tanzania even though Shauri made Muller work hard for his first title defense.

Scores were 118:110, 116:112 and 115:113 with 115:113 being closest to the non-stop action in the ring. Shauri was the more active fighter while Muller scored the more effective punches. „It was hard work but with my fans in my back I simply couldn’t lose this fight. I think the fans got their money worth tonight“, said Muller.

Robert Maess stayed unbeaten and won the German light middleweight championship by knocking out „Prince“ Issa El Sleiman cold in the seventh round of a spectacular fight. It was Maess’ tenth win in as many pro fights, all ten wins came by way of knockout. El Sleiman entered the ring with an injury on his right arm but showed great heart in a give-and-take war as long as it lasted. Continue reading

Chris Arreola: A “Nightmare” Of A Fight For Seth Mitchell?

 Chris Arreola: A “Nightmare” Of A Fight For Seth Mitchell?You’ve got to hand it to former football player Seth Mitchell. The once-beaten 31-year-old had limited amateur experience and “Mayhem,” as the Brandywine slugger is known, has not found the transition from the field to the ring to be a natural one. But whatever shortcomings Mitchell has as a fighter – and his critics maintain they are plenty – the 26-1-1(19) contender makes up for them, or almost makes up for them, with sheer heart.

Mitchell is not blessed with a good chin, and he appears lost and unsure what to do when hurt (see his stoppage loss to Johnathon Banks and the early going of the return), but he is making the most of his boxing career. By even taking the revenge win over Banks – a fight that resulted in Banks seeming totally disinterested in capitalising on the early, near fight-ending success he had – Mitchell showed he is game, and his next fight, an almost-made match-up with the vastly experienced Chris Arreola, further proves Mitchell is willing to take risks. But is a fight with Arreola, 35-3(30) too much of a risk for Mitchell? Continue reading

Samuel Kotey Neequaye wins NABA title

 Samuel Kotey Neequaye wins NABA titleSamuel Kotey Neequaye moved a step closer to world championship reckoning after posting a split points’ decision victory over Doreen Spivey to claim the NABA Lightweight title on Friday night.
The Ghanaian dominated floored the experienced Spivey in round 5 but nothing came easy for Neequaye who has dedicated the belt to his countrymen for their continued support.

“We just have to give thanks and praise to God almighty for making this happen. I feel blessed to be in this position. By grace of God am feeling so great, the feeling is great because it was not an easy fight but I kept my composure and stick to the game plan,” Neequaye told the Ghana-based website, www.sportsinghana.com exclusively moments after being crowned champion.

He added: “I dedicate this title to all Ghanaians and let them know this is just the beginning of greater things to come. All I ask for is their continued support and the world title will be delivered by the grace of God.”

Fortuna-Franco ends in draw; Cintron decisions Batista

In one of the poorer ESPN2 cards, undefeated featherweight contender Javier Fortuna (22-0-1, 16 KO’s) slapped and clinched his way to a 10 round draw against Luis Franco (11-1-1, 7 KO’s) on Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino, in Miami, Oklahoma, USA. The southpaw Franco showed good speed and decent power, but he so wild, sloppy and wide on defense that he took away from the two things he had going for him. The judges scored it 99-91 for Franco, 96-94 for Fortuna and 95-95 even. Continue reading

David Tua vs. Alexander Ustinov on August 31st

 David Tua vs. Alexander Ustinov on August 31stDavid Tua (52-4-2) is in training to fight the gigantic Russian Alexander Ustinov (28-1). The IBF has Ustinov ranked at seven the WBA ten. Tua’s career is on last chance lane a decade removed from fighting a world class opponent in Hasim Rahman. Tua’s much storied litigation against former manager Kevin Barry put his career on hold and he has only managed to pull the pig skins on twelve times in the last decade and that intermittency – it goes without saying – has not served his career well.

With Tua’s mental space preoccupied with both his legal mire and the following financial hole he has found himself in his focus has been askew.

Over the years Tua has offered philosophical assurances that he is back and ready to fight, but that sentiment was only evident in totality in 2009 when he blew Shane Cameron out of the water in two destructive rounds. Continue reading

Broner targeting Maidana and Matthysse

 Broner targeting Maidana and MatthysseIt’s been thought that WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) will give up his newly won World Boxing Association 147 lb. title without defending it rather than facing the likes of Marcos Maidana and Keith Thurman. Broner, however, is now saying he wants to fight Maidana and then Lucas Matthysse after that. There’s no word from Broner about whether he’ll bother defending his title against WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman, who has already said he wants to fight Broner next.

Broner said this about Maidana and Matthysse on Thursday on his social media site: You a damn fool if you think Chino Maidana can beat me. LOL! And when I’m done with this b**ch Chino Maidana, I’m go f*** Matthysse up. Easy money.”

I like how Broner throws in one of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s “easy money” comments, because that’s something that Mayweather Jr. says all the time.

If Broner is serious about wanting to face Maidana and Matthysse in back to back fights, he may not be the WBA champion for long. Continue reading

Will the big fights be going to China soon?

Boxing, as all other sports out there, is primarily a job. For many fighters boxing begins as a way to keep in shape and possibly compete in sports, and then slowly transitions into a financial backbone for their lives, lavish or not. Money is the main deciding factor of against whom, when and where a fight is to take place. Checks organize venues and marketing. Bigger checks create the roster for the night. And the colossal final checks come back as profit.

Of course anything you buy has a price, a value that can be manipulated based on demand. But what if you can get back the same, but spend half the amount to getting it? It’s hard to imagine that organizing a fight in China is anywhere near as expensive as it is in the States, and that goes for the venue as well as the marketing. The main benefit is as we all know the fact that Top Rank along with MP Promotions will be saving a ton of money by not paying the kind of taxes they would in United States. Continue reading