June 2012 Blog Posts (167)

Erislandy Lara: I think Saul Alvarez is Afraid to Fight Me - What's the Problem?

By Keith Idec



Erislandy Lara would love to challenge Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas.



The Cuban southpaw just isn’t optimistic about getting that opportunity. Lara, who’ll face Freddy Hernandez in a 10-round junior middleweight match Saturday night in Indio, Calif., expects his representatives at Golden Boy Promotions to pick another opponent for the unbeaten WBC super welterweight champion.



“We’re trying to put all the pressure on them we…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 30, 2012 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Julio Chavez Jr says Sergio Martinez is a Clown, Thinks He's Afraid

by Miguel Rivera & Rene Umanzor, notifight.com



WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has downplayed the recent statement that were made by his next opponent Sergio 'Maravilla' Martinez, who called the Mexican champion "a chicken" and promised to "crush the bones" of…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 30, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

David Haye: I had Dereck Chisora Unconscious for 3-4 Seconds

Haye said on Haye vs. Chisora – Beyond the Ropes “I hit him with two elbows and his body just sank to the floor. He was on the floor unconscious for about three to four seconds. I’m a better boxer than I am a street fighter. I’d kick him out in about five seconds on the street. So what’s the guy…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 30, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Arum says Pacquiao to fight in Nov, then Mayweather after that: 8CN Exclusive

Top Rank big boss man Bob Arum spoke with 8CN this evening and gave us an update on his latest conversation with Manny Pacquiao. Arum tells 8CN that it doesn't appear very likely that Pacquiao and Mayweather will fight next because Floyd more than likely would not be ready in time for the November date. Mayweather is currently serving his 87 day jail sentence in Las Vegas, and Arum doesn't feel there's enough time to make the big fight next. Arum did however say that Manny specifically told…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 29, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

IBF CHAMPION AVA KNIGHT RETURNS TO THE RING ON JUNE 30

IBF CHAMPION AVA KNIGHT RETURNS TO THE RING ON JUNE 30

Knight will make her second IBF Flyweight Title defense in Mexico against Susana Vazquez, live on Televisa.



TORREON, COAHUILA DE ZARAGOZA, MEXICO – International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Champion,…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on June 29, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

Randall Bailey - Timothy Bradley Ducked me at 140lbs, We had a Signed Contract

I would like to fight Timothy Bradley. Me and Tim Bradley had a signed contract to fight at 140 pounds on Sho Box and I’m stilling at home waiting and packing to leave to get on a plane to fly to California the next day then I get a call saying there’s no plane ticket Timothy Bradley pulled out of the…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 28, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

Guillermo Rigondeaux to Nonito Donaire, Enough Talking Already Let's Do It

MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux challenged Filipino champion Nonito Donaire to stop the trash-talking and meet up inside the boxing ring instead.



Donaire, the WBO super bantamweight champion, recently announced that he is aiming to unify all the belts at…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 28, 2012 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Tyson Fury Falsely Accused of Murder, Asked to Kneel at Gunpoint

By Kevin Francis & Jerry Lawton, courtesy of The Daily Star



BOXER Tyson Fury was left terrified after being seized by armed police who mistook him and his team for killer robbers.



The 6ft 9in fighter was driving to his training camp in the Netherlands when police cars…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 28, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

Fans Can Call in and Listen to Klitschko vs Thompson Conference Call Today - Number Inside

NEW YORK (June 28, 2012) – EPIX (@EPIXsports) invites boxing fans from around the world to listen-in live!



WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO and his opponent, top-rated contender TONY THOMPSON (#KlitschkoThompson), will host an international Media Conference Call Today!…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 28, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

Dereck Chisora and Trainer Get Into Fist Fight, Split Ways before David Haye Fight

Charles was also involved in the infamous brawl in February after Chisora lost his world title fight to Vitali Klitschko.

At one stage Haye swung a camera tripod violently at the coach after trading blows with him.



‘I won’t go into the details as to why he wanted his…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 28, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

Former music mogul and producer, Marion 'Suge' Knight almost became a boxing promoter

By Kevin Davis

  

Former music mogul and producer, Marion 'Suge' Knight almost became a boxing promoter in 2006. Suge loves Las Vegas and going to the fights but his close friend, James Prince a music producer turned boxing manager reportedly had conversations and Knight was about to start his…

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Added by Karceno on June 27, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Boxer Mitchell Smith being Hailed as the Next Ricky Hatton

Boxer Mitchell Smith has been described as the ‘next Ricky Hatton’ after launching his professional career with an explosive stoppage win.



The 19-year-old, who was brought up in Harrow, had seen his debut postponed three times, through no fault of his own.



But his opening…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 27, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

US Boxer Monte Barrett Upset Over Unsanctioned Failed Drug Test

American boxer Monte Barrett is still angry after testing positive in what he claims was an unsanctioned drugs test after his 2nd David Tua fight.

Barrett fights Shane Cameron next week.…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 27, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

Nonito Donaire: I want Arce and Rigondeaux

By Ryan Burton



WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire is less than two weeks ago from his unification bout against IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula.



While Donaire insists that he is 100% focused on Mathebula, he knows that bigger fights lie ahead. On a recent edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio show, I asked Donaire if he was interested in facing the like of Jorge Arce and Guillermo Rigondeaux.



"I do want to face both…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 27, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Sergio Martinez and Julio Chavez Jr Undercard taking Shape

Just because promoters Top Rank and Lou DiBella came to an agreement for the showdown between lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to meet Sept. 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, and ironed out a deal with hotel and casino magnate Steve Wynn for his Wynn Las Vegas resort to sponsor the event, doesn't mean the work is done.



The fight is made, but there are schedules to plan, promotional elements to put into motion and an…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 27, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments

Nate Jones Talks Floyd Mayweather, PEDS and More

Caption: Nate Jones poses with two of his amateur standouts: Yusef Saleh and Samajay Thomas



The following interview with Nate Jones took place on June 26, 2012 at Chicago Fight Club Gym at 4835 N. Elson, Chicago, IL 60630.



Nate Jones, one of the fastest rising trainers in the…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on June 27, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments

BOXING'S BLACK EYE: When Is Quitting Acceptable?

When is quitting acceptable?



Perhaps the real question is whether or not we as fans have the right to call someone a quitter. We don't know what's happening in the ring. It's not as if the fighters can transfer the pain and most of us have never seriously laced up the gloves and figured any of this all out for ourselves. However, maybe -- just maybe -- the question is: what's the difference between someone being a "quitter" and someone simply quitting?



On Saturday,…

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Added by 12ROUNDER Boxing on June 26, 2012 at 1:03pm — 5 Comments

Rising Heavyweight David Price US Debut has been Cancelled

David Price



It was confirmed last week that my promotor, Frank Maloney, will not have his contract renewed by Sky Sports which means that I’ll no longer feature on the channel.



Another small set back also developed last week when, due to circumstances outside of my control, I…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 26, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Carl Froch to Announce Mikkel Kessler 2 in a Couple of Weeks

Froch and Kessler’s promoters are currently negotiating the fight, and Froch wants to get Kessler over to the UK. Personally, I think Kessler will be asking for it if he agrees to that, because we already saw what happened to the talented American Andre Dirrell when he flew over to Nottingham…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 26, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

HBO to Infuse PunchForce Technology to Measure Speed and Force of Punch

PunchForce, a new technology designed to "measure the speed and force of a boxer's punches and transmit that information instantaneously to viewers" of HBO's boxing broadcasts, "could help this struggling sport fix one of its most nagging flaws,” according to Tony Olivero of the…

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Added by Houston Writer on June 26, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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