Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Tom Loeffler believes that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has a tough fight on his hands in his title challenge against WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) on September 17 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
MANNY “Pacman” Pacquiao did not do anything new in reclaiming the World Boxing Organization welterweight belt but considering where he was coming from, his unanimous decision victory over erstwhile champion Jessie “The New Generation” Vargas was still commendable, this according to one fight analyst.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Two-time champion Mario Fernandez inched closer to an unprecedented three-peat as he outclassed Nat Siek Nin of Cambodia to reach the bantamweight finals in men’s boxing competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibit Center here.
The new WBA Featherweight World Championship boxer Abner Mares, impressive upset with 12-round split decision over defending champion Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KOs) in Los Angeles this past Saturday.
Post-fight both Mares and Garcia reflect on the past year and what is ahead in 2017.
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) has accepted newly crowned WBA World 175 lb. champion Badou Jack’s challenge to fight him in a unification match. Stevenson, 39, wanted to fight a unification match against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward, but there doesn’t appear to be any interest in making that fight from his side.
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) massacred a badly over-matched Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KOs) in a 2nd round stoppage in a pointless rematch on Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Stevenson dropped the 29-year-old Fonfara late in the 1st round.
Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) and challenger Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KOs) both weighed in successfully for their light heavyweight clash this Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Stevenson, 39, weighed in at 173.5 pounds. He’ll be defending his World Boxing Council light 175 lb. title. Up until Friday, Stevenson and Fonfara had seemed like old friends than two fighters about to face each in the ring. There was no animosity between them at all until today.
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) will be defending his title this Friday night on June 29 against #8 WBC Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs)
WBC World light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson says he’s now ready to fight WBA champion Badou Jack or IBF/WBA/WBO 175 lb. champion Andre “SOG” Ward in a unification fight. Stevenson says it doesn’t matter which of the two he fights. He wants to add their titles to his collection.
Jack, 33, is the guy that Stevenson is mentioning only because he recently called him out after his 5th round knockout win over WBA ‘regular’ light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly on August 26 in their fight in the co-feature bout on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) put the boxing world on notice on Monday in letting his fans know that he’s moving back down to light welterweight to fight at 140 in what appears to prelude to a fight against Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs). The Broner-Garcia fight still isn’t a done deal, according to Showtime Boxing boss Stephen Espinoza.
A very thin looking Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) weighed in at 138 ¾ pounds on Friday for his 140 pound catch-weight fight against unbeaten Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) this Saturday night on Showtime Boxing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Garcia weighed in at 139 ½ pounds.
Former 4 division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia have had preliminary discussions for a catch weight fight in the summer, according to Dan Rafael. However, the fight is far from a done deal at this point. It’s been basic starting discussions and nothing has been completed at this point.
There isn’t a date or a venue for the fight as of yet. It’s definitely a great fight, says Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza. As of now, Broner and Mikey don’t have fights scheduled. If the two of them could face each other in the summer, it would be a big fight that would interest the boxing world.
A fight between WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia and former four division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner is reportedly in the works for this summer in July. This would be a fight that would be televised on Showtime Championship Boxing. If the Broner vs. Mikey fight gets made, it would be shown on that network. It would definitely be a nice fight that would bring in ratings. Broner needs a big fight right now because he hasn’t done much with his career as of late.
The unbeaten Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) would need to move up to 140 from the 135 pound weight class for the Broner fight to happen. Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) last fought at welterweight in February against Adrian Granados.
Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33 -2-24ko) was in the ring this past weekend Versus a formidable foe in Adrian “Tigre” Granados (18-5-2). Granados’ claim to fame is knocking off the highly touted prospect Amir Imam in what was supposed to be an easy fight for Imam. Instead, Granados ruined all plans and finished Imam in shocking fashion with an 8th round TKO victory.
Former WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (31-1, 23 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday night on July 1 against fringe contender Andriy Rudenko (31-2, 19 KOs) in a 12 round fight for the vacant WBO International title at the Luzhniki in Moscow, Russia. Rudenko is rated #11 WBO, #13 IBF. This is a big step down for Povetkin from his previous fight against Johann Duhaupas, who would likely make easy work of a small heavyweight like the 6-foot Rudenko.
Golden Boy Promotions head honcho Oscar De La Hoya is surprised and not happy to learn that the odds-makers have already installed Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) as the betting favorite to defeat his guy Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) for their fight on September 16. The Canelo vs. Golovkin fight, which De La Hoya has named “Bombs Away,” was just announced last Saturday night, and the bettors have the unbeaten Kazakhstan fighter as the favorite.
It was the summer of 2004 and the GB amateur boxing team was in Athens with its sole participant for the Olympic Games, Amir Khan. Khan was a phenom. Born in Bolton, into a Punjabi Rajputs family, he had started fighting competitively at eleven years of age. In his junior amateur days, he had won English school and junior AIBA titles, and in 2003 won gold at the Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan. By the time the Athens games rolled around, he was firmly positioned to explode into the senior amateur ranks and the national consciousness.
IT was a relatively short workday for Filipino champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas at the “Battle of Brisbane” last Sunday after stopping challenger Teiru Kinoshita of Japan by technical knockout in the seventh round of their scheduled 12-rounder.
But the still IBF junior bantamweight titleholder said that had it went the full distance he was nonetheless ready.
The Marquis of Queensbury Rules for boxing were written long before Andre Ward’s parents were born. The World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association were formed long before Andre Ward was born. The ideals of “clean punching”, “effective aggression”, “ring generalship”, and “defense” were placed into the verbiage of scoring a professional boxing match long before Andre Ward laced up his first glove. Therefore the “blame” for his ability to win within the rules of the sport by which he has made his living cannot be placed on his shoulders.
IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward doesn’t rule out a fight in the future against IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua , who he rates as definitely beatable as anyone when the time comes for them to face each other. Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) just finished knocking out former 175 lb. champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in the 8th round on June 17 in their rematch in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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