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Mora decisions Proksa in ugly fight

 Mora decisions Proksa in ugly fightSergio Mora (24-3-2, 7 KO’s) defeated Grzegorz Proksa (29-3, 21 KO’s) tonight by a 10 round unanimous decision in a pot shot fight at the Veteran’s Coliseum, in Jacksonville, Florida. The judges scored it 96-94, 96-94, and 98-92. The 96-94 scores seemed fair. The 98-92 score was out of touch with the reality of the fight.

Mora won, but it was close and it was very ugly because both of these guys were throwing mostly single shots all night. It was a lot of defense, and lot of head movement without a lot of power. Proksa came into the fight with a reputation for being a hard puncher, but he didn’t look very power tonight, and of course neither did Mora. Continue reading

Weights: Golovkin 159, Macklin 159

 Weights: Golovkin 159, Macklin 159(Photo credit: Dibella Entertainment) Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader airs live from the Foxwoods Resort Casino’s MGM Grand Theater in Mashantucket, Connecticut at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The telecasts opens with Willie Nelson as he takes on Luciano Cuello in a scheduled 10-round contest in the junior middleweight division.

Nelson vs.Cuello will be followed by a 10-round super middleweight showdown matching the undefeated Thomas Oosthuizen against Brandon Gonzales and his own undefeated record. The main event pits middleweight title-holder Gennady Golovkin in his return to HBO against challenger Matthew Macklin in a 12-round title bout.

Weights from Mashantucket:

Gennady Golovkin: 159 lbs. vs Matthew Macklin: 159 lbs.
Thomas Oosthuizen: 167 lbs. vs Brannon Gonzales: 166 lbs.
Willie Nelson: 153 lbs. vs Luciano Cuello: 153 lbs. Continue reading

Zhakiyanov, Burnett Shine In Belfast

 Zhakiyanov, Burnett Shine In BelfastHATTON PROMOTIONS prospects Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov proved why they are earning names for themselves in the bantamweight division on Friday night.

The Ricky Hatton-trained punchers scored impressive stoppages over their respective foes on a show promoted in association with Jane Wilton at the Holiday Inn in Belfast.

Zhakiyanov (20-1) kept busy ahead of his likely European title challenge against Stephane Jamoye by becoming the first fighter to halt Spain-based Nicaraguan Michael Escobar.

The Kazakhstani, fighting under the stewardship of Hatton for the first time, hurt his opponent on several occasions before the referee stepped in during the fourth round. Continue reading

Mayweather vs. Canelo closed circuit tickets go on sale today

  Mayweather vs. Canelo closed circuit tickets go on sale todayLAS VEGAS (June 28) – Tickets for closed circuit telecasts of “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo,” the September 14 mega-fight betweenFloyd “Money” Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez which will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV® from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, at ARIA, Mandalay Bay, Mirage and Monte Carlo go on sale today at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. Tickets for the closed circuit telecast at New York-New York will go on sale on Monday, July 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET/Noon PT Continue reading

Mayweather: Canelo wants to steal all my fans

 Mayweather: Canelo wants to steal all my fansFloyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) thinks WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) will be looking to strip away a significant portion of his fan base by beating him on September 14th in what will be the first time the 22-year-old Canelo has headlined a pay per view event on his own.

Mayweather doesn’t intend on letting the red-haired Mexican fighter do that to him, and he’s focused on using his vast experience to come up with a plan to beat him when they face each other at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading

Main Event’s press conference for Tomasz Adamek fight August 3rd at Mohegan Sun on MSNBC

 Main Event’s press conference for Tomasz Adamek fight August 3rd at Mohegan Sun on MSNBCToday, Main Events CEO, Kathy Duva held a press conference to announce to the media Tomasz “Goral” Adamek’s next fight and opponent. The Totowa, New Jersey based Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing presents on Saturday August 3rd  a three fight program featuring Adamek 48 – 2  facing Hartford’s Tony Grano 20 – 3 – 1 in a ten round heavyweight bout at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.

Adamek a native of Zywiec, Poland who now resides in Jersey City, New Jersey normally draws a huge contingent of local Polish fans when he fights in his adopted home state. The fight will be televised on MSNBC Sports Network. The televised portion of the broadcast has been dubbed “Three to See”. Continue reading

Golovkin / Macklin: Will Matthew behave like a good boy?

 Golovkin / Macklin: Will Matthew behave like a good boy?When Gennady Golovkin and Matthew Macklin made their HBO debut both exceeded expectations. Golovkin needed only 5 rounds to dispose of Grzegorz Proksa while Macklin showed his worth pushing Lineal Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez proving his draw versus the aging Felix Sturm, which many believe he won, was no fluke. Has Golovkin been prematurely crowned a king of a division? Does Macklin have what it takes as a +650 underdog to pull off the upset? Answers to those questions will come Saturday night with the fans ultimately winning in what should be an entertaining fight.

The day he stepped foot in America and on the premium channel giant HBO, the fighter who goes by the alias “Triple G” made his presents felt in a major way. Golovkin catapulted himself near the top in the minds of hardcore boxing fans across the world, in less time than it takes the average person to say Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin’s full name. Continue reading

Gennady Golovkin vs. Matthew Macklin – Preview

 Gennady Golovkin vs. Matthew Macklin   PreviewOn the 29th of June, Matthew Macklin will be handed his third attempt at the professional fighter’s ultimate prize in challenging WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Although there are considerably more avenues to take than days gone by, even consideration for a shot at a World Title lets you know you’re on the right path.

Macklin has the experience of the big occasion, few come bigger than the opportunity for an ‘Irishman’ to face lb for lb great Sergio Martinez on St Patricks day at Madison Square Garden.

A fight Macklin lost, but maintained stock after a good showing even forcing the champion to touch down in the 8th round. Preceding the Martinez fight, Macklin dropped a hugely controversial decision to hometown champion Felix Sturm. A faded Sturm, a solid champion in his own right seemed a little gun shy and overwhelmed by the pace set by Macklin. Although he came on strong late on, I scored the fight in Macklin’s favour as did the majority of media members at ringside. Macklin’ had every right to feel aggrieved and who knows? Maybe third time will be a ‘charm’ for the ‘Irishman’. Continue reading

Golovkin-Macklin: A Great Fight for Boxing

 Golovkin Macklin: A Great Fight for BoxingThis Saturday night Gennady Golovkin will defend his WBA and IBO middleweight titles against his toughest opponent to date when he faces Matthew Macklin at the MGM Grand, Mashantucket.

The Kazakhstan native, known simply as ‘GGG’, likes to keep his fights as short as his nickname. He has gained a reputation as one of the most devastating punchers of recent times, boasting a KO ratio of 88.46%. The 31 year old champion has racked up 26 consecutive wins however he has never ventured past the 10th round.

Macklin is the first top 20 ranked middleweight to challenge ‘GGG’ and as such poses his stiffest test to date. ‘Mack the Knife’ is no stranger to big fights having shared a ring with both Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Has The Most Entertaining Spending Habit In Sports

 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Has The Most Entertaining Spending Habit In SportsFloyd Mayweather Jr. and his lavish lifestyle never cease to impress people all over the world. Of course mostly known for his absolutely unparalleled boxing abilities and his media targeted cocky entertaining attitude, Floyd is also well known for his absolute love for money and spending it mercilessly on various luxuries and forms of front page entertainment.

EliteDaily.com has an excellent picture dense article talking about Floyd’s purchasing power and the way he likes to spend his dollars. Anything from private jets to considering hiring someone to keep track of his dozens of Louis Vuitton bags, Mayweather Jr. keeps the readers wanting to hear more.

Did you know that despite the fact that Floyd doesn’t partake in alcoholic beverages, he likes to tuck in and watch some TV with a few Cristal bottles sitting next to him. Crazy? How about the fact that Burberry sends an entire team to Floyd’s house so that he could shop for the limited edition collection in the convenience of his own home? Continue reading

Ricky Burns vs. Raymundo Beltran a done deal for September 7th in Glasgow, Scotland

Raymundo Beltran (28-6, 17 KO’s) will be WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns’ next challenger and the two will be fighting on September 7th at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Beltran is promoted by Top Rank, and if Burns beats him, Burns could then be facing undefeated Top Rank promoted lightweight Terrence Crawford in 2014, if Burns agrees to take the fight.

That’s a big IF because Burns had chances to fight Adrien Broner two occasions and he chose not to. Crawford is at least as dangerous as Broner, if not more, and the way that Burns looked in his last fight against Jose Gonzalez last month, it would be a really tough fight for Burns against Crawford.

Beltran’s a good fighter, but he’s also been beat twice in the last couple of years in defeats against Luis Ramos Jr. and Sharif Bogere. Let’s not get it twisted about what this fight is all about. Burn’s promoter is clearly putting him in with a guy that they feel he can beat and won’t be much of a threat to beat him. Continue reading

Willie Nelson: The Fighter

 Willie Nelson: The FighterRising light middleweight contender, Willie “The Great” Nelson (20-1-1, 12KOs) is a born fighter who knows how to battle adversity and come back stronger. As a young child, he survived on the tough streets of East Cleveland, Ohio without any parents, who were dealing with substance abuse issues, living with one family member after another, until his older sister, Raviele took custody of him, when she was only 17 years old. Even after Raviele became Nelson`s guardian, life was still extremely difficult, as they struggle daily to make ends meet.

“I owe a great deal of my success in life to Raviele who sacrificed her life, so that she could take care of me and my younger siblings and that is why every time I step into the ring, I’m not only boxing for myself but I’m also fighting for my four children and my siblings,” said Nelson. “God only know where I would be in life if Raviele didn’t take custody of me, but I know I wouldn’t be where I’m, if it was not for her.” Continue reading

Marcos Maidana vs. Adrien Broner Would Be A Real Test For Both

When I was watching the Broner vs. Malignaggi bout on Saturday night, I noticed a few things which force me to expect Broner to hit the canvas against fighters with power in both hands. I noticed that Paulie was landing a lot more shots than most had expected him to, and if only his punches had more weight behind it, Broner would have a different time in the ring. Continue reading