By Steve Sturges: Earlier on Friday, the news for the November 19 fight between IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) and the unbeaten Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) become official, per ESPN. Kovalev and Ward will be fighting on HBO pay-per-view on 11/19 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. I thought it was interesting new, and took a look around at the various boxing forms on the internet hoping to read some stimulating conversations. What I saw instead … [Read more...] about Kovalev-Ward: Are fans rooting for Sergey to beat Andre?
By Steve Sturges: Former the division world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) has a medical condition that has led to his title challenge against WBA World featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KOs) being called off for June 25, according to Mares’ promoter Lou Dibella. The medical issue wasn’t disclosed for some reason, but there’s talk that the 30-year-old Mares failed a couple of eye exams. This hasn’t been confirmed yet, but this is what Dan Rafael of ESPN is saying. His … [Read more...] about Mares-Cuellar fight called off
By Sean McDaniel: Fresh off his 12th round knockout victory over Willie Nelson on June 11, unbeaten former WBO 154lb champion Demetrius Andrade (23-0, 16 KOs) says he would like to fight the 25-year-old Saul Canelo Alvarez, who has become the pay-per-view cash cow ever since Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao wrapped up their long careers and stepped into retirement wealthy men. Canelo isn’t a huge PPV star, but he is the best money maker right now with Mayweather and Pacquiao both … [Read more...] about Demetrius Andrade wants Canelo Alvarez
By Tim Nielson: It’s starting to look like we could be seeing a big fight between IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) and #2 WBA, #2 WBC Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs) for a fight in September in a stadium. Eubank Jr’s promoter Eddie Hearn says the fighters are agreeing to terms for a fight in September, and he’s starting to feel confident that he’ll be able to deliver the fight. Eubank Jr. has given him his marching orders to make the Golovkin fight, and … [Read more...] about Hearn: Golovkin-Eubank Jr. in process of agreeing to terms
By Sarabjit Sandhu: Martin Murray and George Groves are seen many fans as two birds of a feather as they approach their June 25 fight at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Murray, 33, has fought for world titles on four occasions and failed every time to leave with his title. Groves, 28, has failed three times in fighting for world titles. Their fight on June 25 will be a WBA super middleweight title eliminator. Their fight will be taking place on the Anthony Joshua vs. Dominic Breazeale card on Sky … [Read more...] about Murray: I’ve been in tougher fights than Groves
By Eric Saddler: The Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward is now officially set for November 19 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) will be defending his IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight titles against the unbeaten Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) in a contest that will be televised on HBO PPV. This will unquestionably be the biggest fight of Ward and Kovalev’s careers. Ward’s previous biggest fights came against Carl Froch, Chad Dawson and Mikkel Kessler. However, those fights … [Read more...] about Sergey Kovalev – Andre Ward on 11/19 in Las Vegas, NV
By Sean McDaniel: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez wants the mega-fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin next for September, says Golden Boy Promotions Vice President Eric Gomez. He plans to speak with Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler next week to see if they can hammer out a deal for this year. If the deal is good for Canelo, then they’ll take the fight with GGG. However, it’s going to take some sacrifices on Golovkin and Loeffler’s part to get the fight. They’re … [Read more...] about Gomez: Canelo wants Golovkin fight
By Sarabjit Sandhu: IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) has been doing a great deal of gloating ever since he beat Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision last November in Dusseldorf, Germany. Fury has been crowing like a giant rooster ever since he beat Wladimir to take his belts. Wladimir wants to end Fury’s cackling by whipping him next month in their fight July 9 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. “The fact that I’m giving a … [Read more...] about Wladimir ready to whip Fury and take his titles