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Weights: Canelo 155, Angulo 154.5

The weight limit was increased to 155 lbs due to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s team asking for the weight increase. Canelo paid Angulo $100,000 for being a pound over, according to Fightnews. Canelo looked totally drained at 155. With that said, Alfredo Angulo also game in over the limit at 154.5. Canelo needs to think seriously about moving up to middleweight, because draining down to 154 to fight mostly welterweights isn’t going to work too much longer. With Canelo rehydrating to the low 170s, he’s definitely someone that should be fighting in the middleweight division. He should have made the move last year, but by hanging around at 154, Canelo got the fight against Floyd Mayweather last September.

It’s also allowed him to look better than he might actually be by having welterweights – Matthew Hatton, Kermit Cintron, Alfonso Gomez, Shane Mosley and Josesito Lopez – move up to 154 to fight him instead of Canelo fighting actual junior middleweights like Erislandy Lara. Continue reading

Deontay Wilder vs. Malik Scott: The road to the heavyweight title

By B.J. Garnett: The March 15th WBC heavyweight eliminator bout between Deontay Wilder and Malik Scott is one of the more exciting fights to be made in the last few years. It is considered a step up fight for Wilder and a last chance of sorts for Malik Scott. While Scott more experienced and one of the best pure boxers in the division, his lack of pop is truly a evident and as it was nearly impossible to keep these 250lb guys off you when you can’t get their respect.

With Wilder, pop isn’t a problem. Thirty knock outs in thirty fights will leave no question about the pop but people want to know if he is a one trick pony or will he be able to keep this up against the top competition in the division. Continue reading

Stiverne vs. Arreola: Finally a change in the heavyweight scene!

So after many many years, we will finally crown a world heavyweight champion not named Klitschko! Vitali, who’s been the WBC title holder since 2008, has stepped down to pursue his politics aspirations (not sure if he’s still happy with his decisions considering what is happening right now in Ukraine but I won’t dive in that subject). We will now get to see Bermane ¨B-Ware¨ Stiverne and Chris ¨The Nightmare¨ Arreola battle it out for the now vacant belt. Continue reading

Hunter confident Khan will get Mayweather fight in the near future

Amir Khan may have struck out in trying to land a big money fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. this time, but his trainer Virgil Hunter still sees Khan getting the fight with Mayweather in the near future. Hunter has been told by his contacts that Khan will be getting the fight against Mayweather at some point.

That’s probably true, especially if Khan faces Luis Collazo in his next fight on the undercard of Mayweather’s May 3rd fight against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Collazo has been mentioned all week long as the guy Khan will be fighting next, and not Adrien Broner. Continue reading

Hopkins vs. Shumenov on April 19th on Showtime at DC Armory in Washington, D.C

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2014) – Washington, D.C. is known as a city where history is made. On Saturday, April 19, another historic event will take place in the nation’s capital when IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins faces WBA World Champion Beibut Shumenov in an attempt, at 49-years-old, to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles. The DC Armory, the site of several championship boxing matches in the last year, will host the return of the future Hall of Famer to the capital for the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event (9 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the West Coast).

In the co-main event, popular undefeated WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin defends his title for the third time when he meets WBO European titleholder and former interim WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Lukas Konecny. Continue reading

Solis to face Tony Thompson for the WBC international championship on March 22nd

Heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis arrived in Istanbul (Turkey). The 2004 Olympic gold medalist will face US veteran Tony “Tiger” Thompson on March 22nd in Tekirdag. It is the clash of two former Klitschko foes: In March 2011 Solis lost to then WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne (Germany) due to a knee injury; Thompson had already two shots at Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir in 2008 and 2012 but lost both fights. Continue reading

Collazo wants Khan on Mayweather-Maidana undercard

Luiz Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s) is a veteran that has had his share of big fights. He was a top contender in the welterweight division and gave Andre Berto and Ricky Hatton tough fights when they were in their prime. Time has passed and Collazo went under the radar because he wasn’t given the benefit of the doubt in those fights that some even say he won. Continue reading

JOSHUA CLOTTEY heads to Australia for Showdown with ANTHONY MUNDINE on April 2

NEW YORK: (March 6, 2014) Former world champion Joshua

“The Grand Master” Clottey will head to Newcastle, Australia on

APRIL 2 to clash with former two time WBA Champion and local favorite Anthony “the man” Mundine in a twelve round junior middleweight clash, it was confirmed today by Joe DeGuardia, Founder and President of Star Boxing. Continue reading

MGM Grand in Las Vegas selected as official site for Mayweather vs. Maidana mega-fight Saturday, May 3 live on Showtime PPV®

LAS VEGAS (March 5, 2014) – MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. has won the right to host the Saturday, May 3 mega-fight between 10-time and Five-Division World Champion and current WBC Welterweight World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather against Argentine power-puncher and WBA Welterweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana.

“We are honored to host another one of Floyd Mayweather’s epic championship fights at MGM Grand,” said Richard Sturm, president of Sports and Entertainment for MGM Resorts International. “The MGM Grand Garden Arena has been Floyd’s home for many years and he always thrills the fans inside the Arena and those watching worldwide.” Continue reading

Mayweather-Maidana at MGM Grand on 5/3

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) finally made up his mind today about where to stage his May 3rd fight against WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s). The fight will be staged at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The venue was a real no-brainer due to the absence of a state tax in Nevada. That’s why makes Nevada and other states like Texas and Washington ideal for boxing, because the fighters don’t take a second hit on their taxes after having a huge chunk taken out on the federal taxes.

Having the fight staged in New York instead of Las Vegas would have taken a huge chunk out of Mayweather’s winning, and that obviously is something that he wasn’t too keen on taking place. The only way it would have been worth it for Mayweather to fight at the Barclays Center would be if they sweetened the pot by giving Mayweather extra cash to cover what he’d be losing from the state tax money taken from his purse. Continue reading

Kell Brook faces Alvaro Robles on 3/15

#1 IBF Kell Brook (31-0, 21 KO’s) will be stepping inside the ring this month to face Mexican welterweight champion Alvaro Robles (17-2, 15 KO’s) on March 15th in a stay busy fight for Brook at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Brook needs a fight to stay sharp while he’s waiting for a Summer clash against IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter, and Robles is the perfect opponent for Brook to fight.

Brook can’t take the risk of fighting anyone good enough to potentially beat him because he’d miss out on his title shot against Porter, As it is Brook already lost out on a title shot last year against former IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander after Brook suffered two separate injuries that messed things up for him. Continue reading

Boxing 411: “Canelo vs. Angulo” video preview and analysis

On Saturday, March 8th, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former WBC/WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) will take on former WBO interim title holder “El Perro” Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) in the main event of a superb Showtime PPV fight card.

Boxing journalist and radio commentator Joseph Herron joins talented fight trainer Rick Morones Jr. in this comprehensive video analysis of “Toe to Toe: Canelo vs. Angulo”, as they preview the upcoming Golden Boy Promotions event. Continue reading

Alvarez-Angulo: Will Canelo bounce back from his loss to Mayweather?

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) This Saturday on March 8th Canelo Alvarez will be taking on the hard hitting Alfredo Angulo. It will be Canelo’s first fight back since he suffered his first defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. If there is any doubt in Canelo that he can’t make a successful comeback I’d suggest he erase those thoughts now. Angulo is slow but does pack a good punch and if he senses that Canelo is on the defense he will attack.

Canelo possesses power as well and I believe him to be the far more superior boxer than Angulo. Although I must admit that under the wing of Virgil Hunter Angulo seems to be improving. If Angulo has the right game plan going into Saturday’s fight we can see a very competitive fight between the two heavy hitters. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Robert Garcia, Sugar Hill, Thomas Dulorme, Sam Garcia, and Bruno Escalante

 The Pugilist KOrner: Robert Garcia, Sugar Hill, Thomas Dulorme, Sam Garcia, and Bruno EscalanteTonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another packed edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The two hour program will feature two time “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia, Kronk Gym trainer Javan “Sugar“ Hill, Junior Welterweight prospect Thomas Dulorme, talented young trainer Sam Garcia, and Super Flyweight prospect Bruno Escalante.

Pugilist KOrner link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wcsteelerfan/2014/03/05/tha-pugilist-korner

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Kicking off tonight’s program will be Oxnard, California based trainer Robert Garcia. The two time trainer of the year will discuss the upcoming Marcos Maidana/Floyd Mayweather Jr. special event, which will go down on May 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robert will also discuss the future of Mikey Garcia, Brandon Rios, Nonito Donaire, IBF Featherweight title holder Evgeny Gradovich, and many other talented fighters in his stable. Continue reading

“Trainer discussion with Ronnie Shields and James Gogue ” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

 “Trainer discussion with Ronnie Shields and James Gogue ” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”“JEK III Productions” presents a special “Boxing Roundtable” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Pugilist KOrner link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wcsteelerfan/2014/03/03/tha-weekend-wrap

This past Sunday on “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”, expert trainers Ronnie Shields and James Gogue conducted a special discussion about this past weekend’s events, including the big rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan “The Warrior” Vera in San Antonio, Texas, as well as the WBO Featherweight title fight between Orlando Salido and Vasyl Lomachenko.

The two boxing teachers also enlightened their listening audience with a history lesson that included some of the monumental fights in which coach Shields has been involved.

David Tua vs. Ike Ibeabuchi, Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe, Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis, and many more of boxing’s biggest and most historic events!! Continue reading