Saul Canelo Alvarez and his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions are crowing about them making an eight figure offer to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin for a fight between them next year in September 2017. Golovkin’s management chose not to agree to that offer, as they want a percentage deal of some kind. From the comments made by Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez, they don’t seem to be willing to give Golovkin a percentage deal. Gomez is saying that he … [Read more...] about Should Golovkin accept flat fee for Canelo fight?
Archives for September 2016
In a sick mismatch, #11 WBO, #12 IBF heavyweight contender David Price (20-3, 17 KOs) will be fighting 42-year-old Croatian journeyman Ivica Perkovic (22-30, 17 KOs) this Saturday night in a scheduled six round fight on the undercard of the Juergen Braehmer vs. Nathan Cleverly card at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. This is a pretty sad fight for the 33-year-old Price, because he’s been flapping his gums about wanting to fight for a world title against IBF heavyweight … [Read more...] about David Price vs. Ivica Perkovic this Saturday
According to 84-year-old Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, Saul Canelo Alvarez is wasting his time by him not making a deal to fight unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Arum thinks the fight needs to be made between these two highly popular fighters from the middleweight division. Arum isn't ’n favor of Golden Boy Promotions “hiding” Canelo from Golovkin, because he thinks it’s not helping the Mexican fighter’s career. He needs to face Golovkin and do the best he can. … [Read more...] about Canelo wasting time by not facing GGG
Former super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe is leaning in the direction of Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) to defeated longstanding WBA light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) this Saturday night in Germany. Calzaghe like the 29-year-old Cleverly’s hand speed, boxing skills and work-rate in this fight to lead him to victory over the 37-year-old Braehmer. Calzaghe thinks the judges will give it to Cleverly if he fights well and shows himself to be the better fighter. The … [Read more...] about Braehmer vs Cleverly: Calzaghe tipping Cleverly to beat Braehmer
Kell Brook had eye surgery in Sheffield, England to fix his broken right eye socket last Friday from his 5th round stoppage loss to 160lb champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin from their fight this month on September 10. According to Brook’s spokesman, the surgery was successful and he’s recovering. Brook plans on wasting little time before coming back in early 2017 against one of the following fighters: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Amir Khan or Miguel Cotto. After tasting the big time with his fight … [Read more...] about Kell Brook’s eye surgery successful
One question that lingers over the results of the September 10 fight between IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Kell “Special K” Brook is why the fight was suddenly stopped so fast in the 5th round by Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle. If you look at the 5th round on replay, Brook did not look hurt by any of Golovkin’s punches. Yeah, Brook was starting to get dominated by Golovkin in the 5th round, but he wasn’t hurt. Why then did Ingle throw in the towel when Brook … [Read more...] about Was Kell Brook injured BEFORE Golovkin fight?
Tyson Fury will need to give an update to the World Boxing Organization within 10 days on his health status for him to keep his WBO heavyweight title. The WBO sent a letter asking Fury for the information and they plan on reviewing the info and making a decision where to go from there. Fury pulled out of his October 29 title defense against Wladimir Klitschko for what are allegedly mental health issues. Fury was supposed to fight Wladimir at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. … [Read more...] about Fury must verify with WBO health status
Boxing fans are in for a real treat with the news of WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko facing former world champion Nicholas Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs) on November 26 at the beautiful Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Top Rank, the promoter for these two fighters, has wanted to put this mouth-watering fight together since last year. They weren’t able to because of Walters wanting more money than they and HBO were offering. It’s unclear whether Top Rank found the money or … [Read more...] about Vasyl Lomachenko – Nicholas Walters a done deal!