Oscar De La Hoya churned out an open letter to the boxing world on Monday in response to the many critics that think Saul Canelo Alvarez received a gift decision win over Gennady Golovkin last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman says he’s healthy once again and ready to make an announcement for his next fight in a “few weeks” from now for his comeback fight later this year. Thurman (28-0, 2 KOs) has had an injury problem with his right elbow as well as a bone bruise to his hand. Both problems have cleared up, and he’s waiting for the approval from his doctor to return to the ring.
Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr (24-0, 21 KOs). says he wants to fight Saul Canelo Alvarez in the near future, and he’s predicting a victory for him over IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) this Saturday.
Spence will move up two weight divisions to fight Canelo when the time comes for them to face each other. Golden Boy Promotions executive Bernard Hopkins likes the idea that Spence wants to fight Canelo, because this means that he thinks that he’s going to beat Golovkin on Saturday. Hopkins doesn’t need to speculate whether Spence thinks Canelo will beat Golovkin, because he openly admits it.
Shawn Porter (29-2-1, 17 KOs) started off slowly in the first four rounds but then came on in the second half to defeat former two division world champion Danny Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision to win the vacant World Boxing Council welterweight title on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The judges scored it 116-111, 115-113 and 115-113. Boxing News 24 scored it for Porter by a 117-111 score. Porter boxed Garcia in the first quarter of the fight. As you would expect, Porter wasn’t effective when he was boxing Garcia. After the fourth, Porter made adjustments by mauling Garcia and working his midsection on the inside.
AFTER Filipino boxing superstar and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao threatened to hail them to court over unremitted share of the United States broadcast proceeds from his most recent fight, promoter Bob Arum and his Top Rank Promotions said the issue is now being resolved by both parties.
Speaking to ESPN on Tuesday (US time), Mr. Arum said their people have already reached out to Mr. Pacquiao’s group and that resolution on the issue is on sight.
Amir Khan says he was surprised that referee Terry O’Connor didn’t step in and stop his fight with Samuel Vargas after he knocked him down and had him hurt on Saturday night in their bout at the Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, UK.
Khan said after the fight that he had intentionally allowed Vargas to survive when he had him hurt. Vargas had Khan hurt, and it looked like he was fighting for survival after round 7. Khan faded badly in the second half of the fight and he was unable to muster he energy and power on his shots to hurt Vargas.
Saul Canelo Alvarez is angry and Gennady Golovkin and his team the things they’ve said about him during the build-up to their fight this Saturday night. Golovkin has been letting Canelo have it with his comments about his 2 positive tests for clenbuterol, and it’s succeeded in angering him to the point where he wants to take it out on him on Saturday night in their second fight on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Oscar De La Hoya says Saul Canelo Alvarez must attack Gennady Golovkin hard from the very beginning of their fight in nine days from now, and back him up constantly because he doesn’t know how to fight in reverse mode. Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) must bully GGG for him to win, says De La Hoya.