The World Boxing Council has ordered negotiations to take place between WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) and World Boxing Council World lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KOs). However, Linares suffered a hand injury in his recent 12 round unanimous decision win over champion Anthony Crolla on September 24.
The HIGHLY talented former three division world champion Jorge Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) plans on sending WBA World lightweight champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) down to defeat this month in 10 days from now on September 24 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Artem Lobov predicts how Conor McGregor would fare against either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match.
If there is one fighter who has closely worked with Conor McGregor for a long time, it would be UFC featherweight and SBG Dublin fighter Artem Lobov. “The Russian Hammer” has been present in training camps as one of the sparring partners helping McGregor prepare for many major fights.
Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler isn’t agreeable to a flat fee for the Golovkin vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight in September 2017. Loeffler is looking to get a percentage split for GGG, which obviously would bring him a lot more money than if he agrees to the eight-figure flat fee offer than Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya offered Golovkin for the fight.
WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs) could put himself in the driver’s seat for a fight against Manny Pacquiao for 2017 if he defeats Nicholas Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs) this Saturday night in their fight on HBO. The Lomachenko-Pacquiao fight is one that their promoter Bob Arum wants, but Lomachenko needs to do his part by getting past a very tough Walters.
British fighter Matthew Macklin says he wants to give some helpful tips to Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) to help him get ready for his fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) in a little over two weeks from now on September 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Not only does he have a golden fist, but a golden heart too!
Once again, the Filipino fighter and champion Manny Pacquiao has taken home a new win that makes many Filipinos proud. Not only does he make every Filipino happy with the results he brings in, but his kind-heartedness towards the less fortunate is something Manny Pacquiao never forgets to do.
Pacquiao also doesn't think McGregor would have a chance against Floyd Mayweather.
While the back-and-forth between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor may never end, it appears there’s another high-profile boxer who is willing to step into the ring with the Irish UFC champion should the opportunity arise. Per a report from Edward Chaykovsky of Boxing Scene, Manny Pacquiao said he would be open to boxing Conor McGregor, “but not in [UFC].”
FORMER 8-division world champion and future hall-of-famer Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) kicked off training camp in the Philippines this week. The former welterweight champion, currently serving as a senator in his native country, seeks to recapture the same WBO World title he lost to Floyd Mayweather in May of 2015.
Manny Pacquiao officially has his next fight date set, quickly returning from a brief retirement to fight this fall.
As promoter Bob Arum relays to ESPN, Manny Pacquiao's short-lived retirement is officially set to end on Nov.
In what has to be seen as a major disappointment for Terence Crawford, he’s been skipped over for a fight against Filipino star Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) once again.
After all, a proper analysis of the above factors can often help fans determine which fighter may have the upper hand in a match-up. However, there are intangibles we fail to take into account, and some are more significant than others.
Manny Pacquiao could wind up defending his WBO welterweight title against unbeaten contender Jeff Horn (15-0-1, 10 Kos) in 2017 if Horn wins his next fight against 38-year-old Ali Funeka (39-5-3, 31 KOs) on December 10, according to Fight News. Horn is ranked #2 by the World Boxing Organization at 147, and right behind #1 Tim Bradley.
It’s doubtful that Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is going to make a fight between Pacquiao and Bradley in 2017, because the two fighters recently fought each other for the third time in April of this year. A fourth fight between Pacquiao and Bradley would likely draw no interest at all from the boxing public if Arum made this match-up.
Former WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (39-3-1, 27 KOs) will be facing #8 WBC Ovill McKenzie (25-12-1, 13 KOs) on September 24 in Frankfurt, Germany. It’s unknown if the Huck vs. McKenzie fight will be an eliminator for the WBC crown. Heck, there’s already a line of top talents that are waiting to get a crack at Bellew. They’re like sharks smelling blood in the water. Mairis Briedis, the #1 WBC challenger, wants his mandatory shot at the belt.
Former world champion Marcos Maidana has announced his retirement from boxing.
Antonio Margarito called out Saul Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto last Saturday night after beating Canelo’s brother Ramon Alvarez by a 10 round split decision in Rosarito, Mexico. It was Margarito’s second win since coming back from a long 4 ½ year retirement from boxing.
Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (20-0-2, 15 KO’S) from Dallas, Texas is ranked in the top ten by the WBO as a junior welterweight.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks Kell Brook’s timing is bad with him having to face a very dangerous fighter in unbeaten Errol Spence (21-0, 18 KOs) immediately after his grueling fight against middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin last September.
Brook lost that fight by a 5th round TKO, and he was injured with his right eye socket busting from a hard punch. Brook and Spence will be fighting on May 27, according to Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn. That fight will likely be at Bramall Lane in Sheffield. UK.
Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has officially given up on the idea of fighting UFC star Conor McGregor. The 39-year-old Mayweather says he attempted to put the fight together but he couldn’t do it. Why exactly the fight couldn’t get made is unclear, but it might be due to the money.
In what has to be seen as bad news for Manny Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum, superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. is showing no interest in coming out of retirement to continue his boxing career. Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), says he’s an “old man” now and he wants to treat his body good by using his head.
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