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When The Devil Answers The Door: Amir Khan Just Might Get What He Wants

Amir Khan has been pounding on doors for awhile. He spent years chasing the best boxer in the eorld, Floyd Mayweather, to no avail. In fact, Mayweather seemed to revel in dangling a possible fight in front of Khan, only to rip it away like the school bully holding some poor kid’s lunch just out […]

Let Down And Hanging Around: Can Andre Berto Give Floyd Mayweather A Fight?

If you were to poll 100 boxing fans on who Floyd Mayweather’s final opponent should be, the answers would vary. The majority would probably select Gennady Golovkin, the middleweight monster who is capable of Hulk-smashing everything in front of him. Some folks would select a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, whose shoulder woes likely contributed to […]

Come On Up For The Rising: Leo Santa Cruz Brings His “A” Game

(Leo Santa Cruz; Suzanne Teresa, PBC) In the end, it was a hell of a fight, even if it didn’t quite live up to its Fight Of The Year expectations. Saturday night at the Staples Center, undefeated Leo Santa Cruz withstood a spirited attack from Abner Mares and beat him by majority decision in a […]

Mosley vs Mayorga Update: Fight Will Go On, Mayorga Is Still Insane

Shirts were removed. A woman’s derriere was slapped. Shoes were thrown. A near-riot ensued. No, “Jersey Shore” didn’t have a reunion episode. I hear some of them have other things going on. This was much more disturbing. It was a press conference for the rematch between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga, airing this Saturday night […]

Defiant Until The End, Floyd Mayweather Goes Out On His Own Terms

Let’s start here first — this is in no way an endorsement of Floyd Mayweather’s reputed swan song, a Sept. 12 Showtime Pay-Per-View fight against Andre Berto. Far from it. Indeed, this writer’s reaction was part of the collective groan the boxing world let out when serious rumors first started swirling about a possible Mayweather […]

It’s Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.’s Last Chance. But Not Really.

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., who fights Saturday night on Showtime, (the network that has brought you all of your favorite fights this year like…) has pissed off a whole of people in short time. His attitude, apathetic at best, has turned many of his fans against him. He claimed to be rejuvenated for this fight, […]

What The Hell Is Going On With Keith Thurman?

Let’s get this out of the way first — Keith Thurman beat a very game, very tough Luis Collazo Saturday night on the debut of “Premier Boxing Champions” on ESPN. In fact, he became just the second man to stop the bloody mess that was Collazo after the Brooklyn quit on his stool before the […]

Luis Collazo Will Dine In Hell Saturday Night Vs Keith Thurman

It’s one thing to be the underdog, it’s another for people to fear for your health. But that’s where Luis Collazo will soon find himself — staring across the ring from a bad, bad man. Saturday night, on the debut of “Premier Boxing Champions” on ESPN, he’ll be fighting Keith “One Time” Thurman, a young, […]

What Is Al Haymon Doing With Danny Garcia?

Danny Garcia was once a superstar-in-the-making. He was a talented, tough fighter from Philadelphia with the brash, ostentatious father. He shot up the junior welterweight rankings by making fun fights and beating guys like Amir Khan, Erik Morales, and Zab Judah. But then his advisor, Al Haymon, creator of the “Premier Boxing Champions” series, started […]

Timothy Bradley Is Still Fighting For Respect

Timothy Bradley, who fights this Saturday on HBO, is not a big puncher. That’s probably being kind. Of his 31 wins, “Desert Storm” has scored 12 of them by stoppage, good for a knockout percentage of 35 percent. At the top level, that’s just not very good, which makes his record more remarkable when you […]

Porter’s House: Shawn Porter Easily Defeats A Listless Adrien Broner On PBC

Well, it wasn’t pretty, but “Showtime” Shawn Porter scored a unanimous decision victory over Adrien “The Problem” Broner on NBC’s “Premier Boxing Champions” main event. Broner’s “problem” was one that has plagued him throughout his career — he simply wasn’t busy enough.   While Broner has been campaigning at junior welterweight, Porter has been fighting […]

Andre Ward Might Reclaim His Pound-For-Pound Status, But Will Anyone Care?

There was a time, and it wasn’t terribly long ago, when Andre Ward was perched quite high on the shortlist of elite fighters. He had just blown right through Showtime’s ambitious but troubled Super Six Tournament, a round-robin battle between the world’s best super middleweights (at least, according to Showtime). He was barely tested, easily […]

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