Boxing fans are going to get a chance to see whether WBO Cruiserweight titlist Krzysztof Glowacki (26-0, 16 KOs) is for real or not when he defends his WBO title against #1 challenger Oleksandr Usyk (9-0, 9 KOs) this Saturday night at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.
Former IBF 160lb belt holder David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) was supposed to impress in his fight against journeyman opponent Christian Fabian Rios (21-8-3, 6 KOs), but instead he labored to a 10 round unanimous decision last Saturday night in front of a large crowd of supporters at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
If former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux gets past his fight against little known Cristian Fabian Rios this Saturday night on October 22, he could be facing superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez in the first quarter of 2017, according to Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez. He has two scenarios for the 27-year-old Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs), one of the scenarios is Lemieux fighting WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) for his WBO belt.
Former Amir Khan conqueror Breidis Prescott (29-8, 21 KOs) was stopped by 30-year-old little known welterweight Levan Ghvamichava (17-2-1, 13 KOs) in the 7th round on Tuesday night on Premier Boxing Champions at the Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California.
Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis says IBF champion Anthony Joshua is facing the 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko at the right time in his career with him coming off of a loss to Tyson Fury and a 2-year layoff from boxing. In Lewis’ opinion, the Ukrainian Wladimir has lost his legs and can’t move as well as he could earlier in his career. Lewis thinks that Wladimir will hang up his gloves after a loss to the 27-year-old Joshua.
Golden Boy Promotions’ flagship fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) could taste defeat at the hands of unbeaten WBO junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) on September 17, according to trainer Freddie Roach. He’s had the 27-year-old Smith over to his Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles, California, and he was very impressed with what he saw of the British fighter.
WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) doesn’t see Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) as a full junior middleweight at this point in his career. Despite Canelo insisting that he’s a 154lb fighter, he clearly isn’t. He’s a full blown middleweight that boils down to 155 for catch-weight fights.
Liam Smith was blasted out in nine rounds last Saturday night in losing his WBO junior middleweight title to #1 WBO Saul Canelo Alvarez at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Smith was outgunned from the very first round of the fight by the younger, faster, stronger and smarter Canelo Alvarez.
WBO junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1, 12 KOs) is coming into his fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) with an eight-fight consecutive knockout streak going over the last three years, and he plans on making the 25-year-old Canelo knockout No.9 in a row when the two of them start trading blows on September 17 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Liam Smith’s trainer Joe Gallagher has some crazy visions in his head about a future fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. for Smith if he beats Mexican superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez this Saturday night in their match on HBO pay-per-view at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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.
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