Last year without a doubt was the year of the upsets in boxing. If I took the time to list them all, that in itself could be a whole other article. Taking a look at the schedule, for the beginning of the year so far, I see the potential for even more upsets to start off the year in 2012. Here are two fights that come to mind:
Let’s start with the WBC title fight that…Continue
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See you all ringside this year!
Hatton has also joined Twitter so he can interact with fans and media.
Twitter users can follow Ricky Hatton on the handle @realrickyhatton where he will be keeping in touch with his followers on a daily basis.
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By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg
Junior welterweight contender Breidis Prescott (24-4, 19 KOs) is ready to pack his bags and travel to the UK for a rematch with former WBA/IBF champion Amir Khan (26-2, 18KOs). Khan's promoter Oscar De La Hoya recently told his social network followers that a…Continue
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MANILA, Philippines - Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao believes that his wife is becoming more beautiful, especially after seeing Jinkee's photo on the cover of MEGA magazine's January 2012 issue.
Pacquiao made the statement days after rumors circulated on the Internet that Jinkee's photo was…
WBO interim lightweight champion Ricky Burns was attacked by thugs, who threw cans and bottles at him while he was out jogging in his hometown of Coatbridge in Lanarkshire.
Burns, who returns to action at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on March 10, was doing his usual roadwork when he was…
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On Tuesday night, former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto made a pit stop by the Boxing Lab Radio Show, BoxingScene.com’s official audio program , hosted by Ryan Burton, Luis Sandoval, and Ernest Gabion.
Berto is eyeing a February 11th rematch with Victor Ortiz in a fight set to go down at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ortiz handed Berto the…Continue
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I get the sense that people want to see Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fail as a boxer. While I'm not a fan of his I don't understand where this hate comes from. Now that he has won a championship and defended it Shouldn't he be given the same chance that any first time champion should have to prove himself? I'm…Continue
It is being reported by TMZ that Nelson Mandela’s daughter just lost a $7.5 million battle in court — because that’s how much a judge ordered her to pay an L.A. boxing advisor … after she allegedly flaked on a deal to organize a Pacquiao/Mayweather fight. TMZ broke the story … a man identified as Duane Moody…Continue
" It seems like all major fights this year were a bust," announced Dave the Barber upon my arrival at his fine establishment on San Fernando Road:" First we had Pacquiao Mosley which was a snooze fest, then we had Mayweather Ortiz fiasco. Cotto Margarito ll could have been a good fight, but it was one sided. Pacquiao Marquez lll…Continue
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Would Manny Pacquiao choose to abandon a tangled thread?
Untangling the same thread does not really fit Pacquiao's ability to take things with a grain of salt. That's not his strongest appeal in boxing, not even his take over Juan Manuel Marquez, the great counter-puncher. Pacquiao himself knows less about making stitches-net,…Continue
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Hall of Fame promoter Don Chargin, advisor for World Boxing Association ("WBA") and International Boxing Association ("IBA") light heavyweight World champion Beibut Shumenov, has responded to a press release issued by Frank Warren Promotions that claimed Shumenov turned down…Continue
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ByMichael Collins: Sergio Martinez is out as WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s next opponent. In place of the hard hitting Martinez, Chavez Jr. will be facing number #1 ranked World Boxing Council contender Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 46 KO’s) on February 4th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
This fight is no less dangerous for Chavez Jr. than a fight against Martinez, because Rubio can punch with big power all night long.…
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Kell Brook will make his first appearance of 2012 at the Sheffield Arena on March 17.
The unbeaten Welterweight star is back from his successful debut in America and promoter Eddie Hearn was quick to secure Brook to sign for another hometown show against an opponent to be named at a press conference next week.
The 25 year-old…
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Kell Brook will return to hometown Sheffield to headline a 'massive' show on March 17.
The unbeaten Yorkshireman is the welterweight division's rising star following an impressive United States debut on the undercard of…Continue
By Miguel Rivera
According to WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido (37-11-2, 25KOs), his proposed rematch with Juan Manuel Lopez (31-1, 28KOs) will probably take place on March 10th in Puerto Rico. Salido had one of the biggest upset wins in 2011, when he stopped Lopez in eight rounds to…
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On Feb. 4, Former flyweight, super flyweight, and bantamweight champion, Nonito Donaire, looks to become a four division world champion, as he will attempt to capture the WBO Junior Featherweight Title, in a fight against former junior featherweight titlist, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.
Vazquez lost his WBO…Continue
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This year most are wondering whether or not Pacquiao and Mayweather will finally step into the ring to face each other. Those paying attetion to what goes on more than the media are able to see whats going on. But there are other fighters who get over looked. Elie Seckbach told Andre Ward in a recent interview that Floyd Mayweather said fighters like Andre Ward are underappreciated; it's true. Floyd vs Pacquiao shouldn't be the only focus.
There's Erik Morales who made his…Continue
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i agree with lou dibella...sancitoning bodies are gettin too out of control with how they've been handling things with titles lately...i mean last year bradley got stripped of his title for not defending it...and they're giving erik morales a deadline to defend his...but they aren't doing anything to Chavez jr....it's some kraziness
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There's a difference between being fast and quick in Boxing. Many people think if a fighter is fast then he is also quick but this isn't always the case. Being quick is having the abilty to react to the opponent. For example you need to be relatively quick to have good defense or to be an efficient counter puncher. Many fighters are fast when they deceide to intiate a punch or manuever. The young Roy Jones Jr. was fast and quick but as he got older he reaction time (quickness) slowed.…Continue