https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfq9fPyGxb0 By Eric Thomas: Andrzek Fonfara (28-4, 16 KOs) tasted defeat tonight at the hands of Joe Smith Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs), who stopped him in the 1st round of a scheduled 12 round bout at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Smith Jr. was brought in as the B-side tune-up opponent, but he surprised everyone by flattening the 28-year-old Fonfara twice in the 1st round to get a knockout at 2:32 of the round. The first knockdown came when Fonfara got … [Read more...] about Joe Smith Jr. destroys Andrzej Fonfara in 1st round TKO
By Tim Nielson: The terms have been agreed on for a fight in September between Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs) and IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs), says Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn. The fight can and will happen if both fighters want it. Eubank Jr. will seriously need to want to take that fight, because Hearn isn’t going to drag him into the fight with GGG if he’s not 100 percent committed. Likewise, Hearn can’t finalize the fight with … [Read more...] about Golovkin vs. Eubank Jr. with great chance for September
By Sarabjit Sandhu: 33-year-old Martin Murray (33-3, 16 KOs) has been though a lot of tough fights during his nine-year pro career, and he believes that experience that he’s gained from those fights will help him defeat the young 28-year-old George Groves (23-3, 18 KOs) when they face each other next Saturday night on June 25 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Murray thinks Groves will fall apart in their fight when the going gets tough for him, because that’s what he’s done in the past … [Read more...] about Martin Murray expects Groves to crumble on June 25
By Sarabjit Sandhu: IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) wants to put on an entertaining performance in his title defense next Saturday night against unbeaten #13 IBF challenger Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) on June 25 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Joshua feels that the reason he is so popular with many boxing fans is because he delivers results with him beating his opponents in a manner that the fans see as exciting to them. Fans want to see blood, and he fulfills … [Read more...] about Joshua: People pay to see blood
By Steve Sturges: 40-year-old Wladimir Klitschko failed to let his hands go in his previous bout against Britain’s Tyson Fury, and it cost him his IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight titles. Wladimir is now promising that he’ll throw more punches so that he can defeat the 6’9” Fury in their rematch on July 9 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. It remains to be seen whether Wladimir will actually do that. Wladimir’s fighting style has been a very cautious one for the last 10 to 15 years … [Read more...] about Fury vs. Klitschko: Will Wladimir let his hands go?
By Eric Saddler: WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire 37-3, 24 KOs) will be defending his WBO title next in the fall against #1 WBO contender Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs) in the Philippines, according to Donaire’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. Donaire, 33, recently defeated Zsolt Bedak (25-2, 8 KOs) by a 3rd round knockout last April in a voluntary defense in Cebu City in the Philippines. This was Donaire’s first defense of his WBO title that he won in December of 2015 against … [Read more...] about Nonito Donaire to fight Jessie Magdaleno in fall
By Sean McDaniel: One fight that could be an interesting one potentially in the future is a match between Vasyl Lomachenko and Terence Crawford. Their promoter Bob Arum has reportedly talked of wanting to put the two fighters together in a future despite Crawford being two divisions above Lomachenko at the current time. Lomachenko fights at 130 in the super featherweight division, whereas Crawford fights at 10lbs heavier at light welterweight. Never the less, these types of fights have been … [Read more...] about Will Arum match Crawford vs. Lomachenko?
By Tim Nielson: Golden Boy Promotions Vice President Eric Gomez says Saul “Canelo” Alvarez can still make weight for the 154lb division, and that anyone from 154 to 160 is a possibility for his next fight. Golden Boy put in a request this week to book the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada for September 17. They’re also looking at booking Madison Square Garden in New York at the Texas stadium in Arlington on the same dates. Those are moves that Golden Boy will be making depending on which … [Read more...] about Gomez: Canelo’s options are everyone from 154 to 160