We’re going to see a very busy Adrien “The Problem” Broner this Saturday night when he fights Mikey Garcia at 140 pounds on Showtime at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This is a fight that Broner says he’s going to let his hands go and show the world see what a good fighter he is.
Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) has had no problems letting his hands go during his recent fights. That’s not been the problem. Broner’s problem is he’s getting hit too much, and he’s not shown the hand speed and power needed to dispatch his opposition at 147.
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook is bellyaching that he can’t get a big fight against one of the top stars in the 147lb division, and that he may need to defend his title next against his mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr. or else be forced to give up his IBF title by the International Boxing Federation.
Brook doesn’t understand why he can get a big money fight against Amir Khan, Danny Garcia, Manny Pacquiao or Keith Thurman. The problem that Brook has is pretty clear. Those guys are all busy or have other plans. The fights happen rarely, and there’s a lot of waiting involved with them. Look at Garcia and Thurman.
Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) is going to have to find a way to keep unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) off of him on September 10 in their important fight. Trainer John David Jackson, the trainer for Sergey Kovalev, wonders whether the smaller Brook will be able to come up with a game plan to keep Golovkin off of him for a full 12 rounds.
Kell Brook says he has no respect for the punching power of IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs)
Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) has got a lot of hard work in store for him next Saturday night in trying to retain his IBF welterweight title against Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) on May 27. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn tried to talk some sense into him by suggesting that the 31-year-old Brook vacate his IBF 147 lb. title and move up to 154 and try his hands at fighting in the junior middleweight division.
Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) is the underdog in this Sunday’s match-up against unbeaten welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) on August 21, but the 41-year-old Bundu feels he’s going to be the one getting the victory in what would be a huge upset of major proportions.
Unbeaten fringe contender Callum Johnson (17-0, 12 KOs) believes he hits every bit as hard as IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) and he intends on proving it on October 6 when he challenges the two-time Russian Olympian at a still to be determined venue. The 32-year-old Johnson is getting the fight against Beterbiev because the higher rated contenders opted not to take the fight with him due to the danger that he brings.
Callum Smith (24-0, 17 KOs) is looking forward to taking his career to the next level by facing – and beating – WBA Super World super middleweight champion George Groves (28-3, 20 KOs) in their fight this September in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament finals. The fight will be taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight will have a lot of competition for viewers on September 16 due to a couple of important fights taking place on the same evening with Erik Skoglund facing Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders defending against Willie Monroe Jr.
These fights obviously won’t be taking place at the same time as the Canelo-Golvokin fight, but never the less, it’s not a good deal for them due to the distractions those fights will present.
This Saturday at the Manchester Arena, Lancashire, UK, the defending WBO belt holder Joseph Parker will try to make the second defense of his belt against Hughie Fury. As for Hughie Fury (cousin of the former heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury), this is his first shot at a major title. These fine sons of boxing were supposed to fight back in May 6 at New Zealand but Hughie Fury pulled out due a lower back injury.
This Saturday night on August 26 at the StubHub Center, Carson, California, the newly crowned WBC super-bantam belt holder Rey Vargas will make his first defense against Ronny Rios. Last February, Rey won his title against Gavin McDowell showing good skills and ring smarts to control the fight in which he even made remember Ricardo Finito Lopez.
In what has to be seen as a signal that the boxing public is about to see another mismatch involving Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, he and his trainers are now building up WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) by saying nice things about him in the media about how good he is.
Brandon Rios is picking Saul “Canelo” Alvarez o defeat IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) on September 16 on HBO PPV. Rios says he likes Golovkin as a fighter, but he has to go with Canelo due to how good he looked in his last fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) says he’ll sit out the rest of 2017 following his hard-fought 12 round draw against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) last Saturday night on HBO PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Oscar De La Hoya says that Saul Canelo Alvarez has given up on negotiating a rematch against middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, and instead they’re now looking to put together a fight against former IBF 160lb champion Daniel Jacobs for September 15. Golovkin wouldn’t back down from the 50-50 purse split that he was asking for to face the Golden Boy promoted Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs).
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) weighed in at a trim looking 160 pounds on Friday in front of a huge crowd of 9,000 boxing fans for his fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) on Saturday night on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Canelo also weighed in at 160 lbs. at the middleweight limit.
The results of the September 16th Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight may have been unsatisfactory to fans with it being scored as a 12 round draw, but the fight was a huge success in terms of the money it made at the gate for their fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Of the 17,318 tickets sold for the Canelo-GGG fight, it brought in $27,059,850, according to Dan Rafael. That puts the Canelo vs. Golovkin fight at 3rd place in the biggest gates for boxing history.
Saul Canelo Alvarez has tested negative for the performance enhancing substance clenbuterol in a hair follicle test that was ordered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission as part of their investigation of the Mexican star for his two positive tests on February 17 and February 20.
Middleweight contender Willie Monroe Jr. (21-2, 6 KOs) decided to chime in on his thoughts last night in who will come out on top in the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight if it gets made next year in September. Monroe has sparred with Canelo in the past, and he fought Golovkin last year in getting stopped in the 6th round.
Golden Boy Promotions flagship star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) might as well give up on the idea of hi being able to knockout IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), because it WILL NOT be happening, says Golovkin’s longtime trainer Abel Sanchez. He just wants Canelo to know that ahead of time so he won’t waste too much time hoping he can be the first fighter to put a dent in Triple G’s chin when the two of them fight each other on September 16.
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