By Sean McDaniel: Former world title challenger Gabriel Rosado thinks former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao could wind up getting hurt by middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez if the two of them face each other in the near future. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum and trainer Freddie Roach are both interested in making a match against the 25-year-old Canelo. Golden Boy Promotions, the handlers for the red-headed Canelo, would likely jump at the chance of making that fight against the … [Read more...] about Rosado: Canelo could hurt Pacquiao
By William Wallace: Unbeaten WBC super featherweight champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) will be making his first defense this Saturday night against former two-division world champion Orlando Salido (43-13-3, 30 KOs) on HBO Boxing at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. (Photo Credit: Tom Hogan - HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions) This is a tough fight for the 31-year-old Vargas, given the brutal 9-round war he had over former WBC champion Takashi Miura last … [Read more...] about Francisco Vargas ready for Orlando Salido
By Steve Sturges: WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) is hoping to develop a reputation as the biggest puncher I the 147lb division. He feels he can hit harder than any other fighter in the welterweight division right now, and he wants the fans to know that. I’m not sure the fans see Thurman as the biggest puncher in the division. They see him more as a fighter that has good power, but who seems unwilling to stand in front of his opponents long enough for the … [Read more...] about Keith Thurman wants to be the premier puncher at 147
By Eric Thomas: One of the biggest questions that are on the minds of boxing fans worldwide is when will the red-haired Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez finally agree to take on the unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin. It’s generally understood that Canelo did a submissive move by vacating his WBC middleweight title recently when Golovkin asked for the belt and Canelo wasn’t ready to make the fight. Boxing fans in forums joke with a script they saw happening which … [Read more...] about When will Canelo fight Golovkin?
By Tim Nielson: Former two division world champion Tim Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KOs) will be back inside the ring before the end of the year, according to his promoter Bob Arum. Bradley is taking it easy after losing a 12 round unanimous decision to Manny Pacquiao past April. It was a pretty one-sided contest from start to finish. Bradley’s new trainer Teddy Atlas has no ability to help him through the fight because he was simply over-matched in every facet of the game by Pacquiao. “Timothy … [Read more...] about Arum: Tim Bradley will be fighting in the winter
By Steve Sturges: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) has created a large fan base in the United States and Mexico since turning pro 11 years ago in 2005. At 25, Canelo is at the top of the sport of boxing as the No.1 pay-per-view attraction. However, coming up fast close on his heels is WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs), who appears to be everything that Canelo is not. Ramirez is fearless, personable, easy to smile, willing to take on risky opponents … [Read more...] about Will Gilberto Ramirez surpass Canelo in popularity?
By Eric Thomas: Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) will be facing Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) on July 9 to try and avenge his loss from eight months ago, and to try and recapture his lost IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight titles. Wladimir, 40, posted a Twitter message this week, saying he “can’t wait” to get his titles back. The message reminds me of how middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin was requesting the WBC middleweight title from Saul “Canelo” Alvarez when he was dragging his feet in not making … [Read more...] about Wladimir Klitschko anxious to win back titles
By Sarabjit Sandhu: WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (22-0-1, 12 KOs) makes his second defense of his WBO crown this Saturday night against #8 WBO Predrag Radosevic (30-1, 11 KOs) at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Smith stopped challenger Jimmy Kelly in the 7th round in his first defense of his WBO belt last December. The fight against Radosevic figures to be the same type of fight. He’s no better or worse than Kelly, which is kind of the sad thing because Smith really … [Read more...] about Liam Smith vs. Predrag Radosevic this Saturday