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Gennady Golovkin vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. At 154?

By Jose Espinoza May 9th, 2015 All Boxing Articles

Recently, Gennady Golovkin revealed to the media that his biggest dream is to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. at 154 pounds before the best pound-for-pound fighter retires.

Golovkin took some time off from training and spoke with some members of the media a few days following the most anticipated fight in boxing history.

To the mass population, the recent fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao seemed lackluster but not to Golovkin, who is clearly a fan of technical skills but more importantly, he is ready to face fighters which he considers the best.

This dream to fight Mayweather may seem like a long shot but once he takes care of his upcoming opponent, Willie Monroe Jr., Golovkin is free to face any fighter.

Whether or not Mayweather agrees to face Golovkin is another issue. It would be wondrous if Mayweather's camp would allow him to face such a dangerous opponent.

The fighter from Kazakhstan is regarded by most boxing fans as the reincarnation of Mike Tyson in the middleweight division because of his proficiency to knock out his opponents. More...

Royal Mess: WBA Deals With Their Multiple Champions Policy

By World Boxing Association May 9th, 2015 All Press Releases

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee made official several announcements related to the 168-pound division, regarding its super champion Andre Ward, its regular champion, Carl Foch and the interim champion of the division Fedor Chudinov,

Ward (27-0, 14 KO) received the approval of special permit for a non-title fight with Paul Smith. More...

World Boxing Association Update: Uchiyama, Chudinov, Sturm, Taguchi

By World Boxing Association May 9th, 2015 All Boxing News

WBA 130 lb super champion Japanese Takashi Uchiyama, retained his title with an impressive KO 2 to Thai Jomthong Chuwatana, in Tokyo, Japan.

Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19 KO) defended for the tenth time the title he won in 2010 when he defeated Carlos Salgado by KO.
The champion was always superior to Chuwatana (9-1, 4 KO), who withstood the attacks of different combinations of the Japanese in the first round. More...

Omar Figueroa vs. Ricky Burns Full Undercard Announced

By Boxing Press May 9th, 2015 All Press Releases

A full day of exciting undercard fights come to State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas today as local fan favorites and top prospects will look to make their marks on the boxing world. This includes former world champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout (28-2, 15 KOs), who battles Luis Galarza (21-3, 15 KOs) in super welterweight action .

A former world champion who defeated Miguel Cotto in 2012, the 29-year-old Trout looks to make it three victories in a row on May 9. He also owns victories over Delvin Rodriguez, Daniel Dawson and Rigoberto Alvarez, in addition to his 2004 U.S. Championships gold medal. Fighting out of Las Cruces, New Mexico, he takes on the 33-year-old Galarza out of El Taino, Puerto Rico. More...

Mexican Star Canelo Alvarez Ready For Tonight’s Kirkland Test

By BoxNation May 9th, 2015 All Press Releases

Mexican ace Canelo Alvarez says he is ready to claim the mantle of boxing’s pay-per-view star after Floyd Mayweather hangs up his gloves.

The 24-year-old light-middleweight takes on big-hitting James Kirkland this weekend, live and exclusive on BoxNation, in an edge-of-the-seat thriller in front of 35,000 at the Minute Maid Park in Texas.

Despite refusing to overlook the dangerous Kirkland, the flame-haired superstar is prepared to fill the gap once Mayweather calls it a day following his last fight in September and has even opened the door to a rematch with the money man after his 2013 points loss. More...

Geale In US For Cotto Fight After Australian Training Camp

By Gary Shaw Productions May 9th, 2015 All Boxing News

Former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO's) is finalizing his last days of training in Australia as he prepares for his upcoming June 6 world championship bout against WBC Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO's) which will be televised live on HBO from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

"Training camp has started off on the right track," said Daniel Geale. "I'm super focused on Miguel Cotto and we have a nice game plan were working on. My countrymen have shown a tremendous amount of support since I came back from the press conference. More...

Puetz Reelected To Direct German Boxing Commission BDB

By Boxing Press May 6th, 2015 All Press Releases

Thomas Puetz will continue to lead the German boxing commission (Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer - BDB) for four more years.

The 49-year-old CEO of "Puetz Security" was unanimously reelected President at the Annual BDB General Assembly last Saturday, May 2 in Kaltenkirchen, Germany.

"I am happy and very thankful that the members trust in me, my team and our work. I am looking forward to the next four years", said Puetz. "The BDB has close ties with all sanctioning bodies and commissions in other countries and we are known all around the world for our professionalism and integrity. More...

WBA Mourns Passing Of Former Champion Andrew Lewis

By World Boxing Association May 6th, 2015 All Press Releases

On Monday 4, 2015, former WBA welterweight champion Andrew "Six Head" Lewis died in a tragic accident.

Lewis was the first world champion from Guyana, winning the title on 17 February 2001, against James Page. He then made his first defense against Ricardo Mayorga, the bout ending after a head-butt forced a No Contest result.

In the rematch the following year, Mayorga dethroned Lewis by fifth round stoppage. More...

“La Pantera” Bites Again: Farias Beats Svensson

By Boxing Press May 6th, 2015 All Press Releases

Erica Anabella Farias of Argentina is the old and new WBC Female Super Lightweight Champion. "La Pantera" prevailed in the lion's den when she traveled to Denmark to beat interim champion Klara Svensson of Sweden by unanimous decision.

In an action-packed fight, Farias put a lot of pressure on her opponent and dropped the "Swedish Princess" with a hard right hook in round five. More...

World Weekend Roundup: Mayweather Defeats Pacquiao

By Wellington Amadulu May 4th, 2015 All Boxing Results

Well, the "Fight of the Century" finally came off and not surprisingly, welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr boxed his way to a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao last night at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

WBC/WBA champion Mayweather started off controlling the distance and pace of the contests, keeping southpaw WBO champion Pacquiao at bay with a combination of height advantage, movement and sharp lead right hands.

Pacquiao slipped the leash in the fourth frame, ripping off fast, concussive punches that shook Mayweather.

But "Money" regained control in the fifth and slowed things back down, using exceptional defense. Pacquiao mounted a good sixth round but Mayweather managed to dampen the outburst.

Aside from a good tenth round from Pacquiao, it was all Mayweather the rest of the way as he just wasn't there for "Pacman" to hit on most opportunities.

Judges at ringside favored Mayweather's accuracy over Pacquiao's aggression, awarding Floyd a 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 unanimous decision.

Mayweather moves to 48-0 (26) and now has three of the four world titles at welter while Pacquiao falls to 57-6-2 (38), having gone 3-3 in his last six outings. More...

Aussie Hopeful Hooper Promises To Repay Hatton’s Faith

By Hatton Promotions May 3rd, 2015 All Boxing News

Damien Hooper has promised to repay Ricky Hatton's faith in him with a stunning performance against Marlon Alta on a special Australia v Philippines promotion in Eaton's Hill, Queensland, this Sunday, May 3.

The 2012 Olympian suffered a shock knockout defeat to Rob Powdrill last November, but Hatton has stuck by him and still believes he can go on to be another world champion from 'Down Under'.

Sunday's bill, which is promoted by Angelo Di Carlo, is an unusual one in the respect that it is being held in the morning so that fight fans can then watch the mammoth Mayweather v Pacquiao clash live on big screens. More...

Benavidez vs. Paez Jr WBA Interim Title Fight May 15 In Phoenix

By Boxing Press May 3rd, 2015 All Press Releases

Phoenix's favorite son is coming home to defend his interim world title. Undefeated WBA interim super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez Jr. will be making his first title defense against Mexican buzz saw Jorge "Maromerito" Paez Jr. on Saturday, May 15 at US Airways Center.

The interim world championship battle will be televised live on “Friday Night Knockout on truTV” at 10:00 p.m. ET. The live telecast will open with undefeated Top-10 contender Antonio "Relentless" Orozco in a 10-round super lightweight rumble with power-punching Emmanuel "The Tranzforma" Taylor. More...

Massive Seven Title Fight “Master Class” Show May 16

By Boxing Press May 3rd, 2015 All Press Releases

We are just over two weeks away from probably one of the best non-TV shows shown in London in many years.

May 16 sees the massive “Master Class” Goodwin Boxing bill featuring seven title fights, including four Southern Area title fights in a 13-fight card worthy of TV coverage. With only a few tickets remaining - this is the last chance to get tickets for what will be a sold-out show on the night at York Hall.

Twenty six year old “The Genius” Jamie Speight has a wish come true on May 16 when he co-headlines the massive Goodwin Boxing “Master Class” bill at York Hall, defending his Southern Area Featherweight title against Ian Bailey. More...

Superfight Or Not? Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao

By Nick Chamberlain May 2nd, 2015 All Boxing Previews

With a fight of the magnitude that we see with tonight's Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao clash, casual fans, whether interested in Boxing or not, will know enough about both fighters and how they go about their business to make their own predictions as to how this fight will play out.

This is a good thing; I have had more talks about my beloved sport in the last couple of weeks with the very casual fan than ever before.

The procedure of analysing this or any fight is looking at strengths and weaknesses of the boxers. If there are any common opponents, this usually helps and the participant's previous records with fighters of similar styles.

When comparing common ground opponents of Mayweather and Pacquiao, the names Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley and Oscar De La Hoya come up.

But there are sometimes subtle, sometimes glaringly and obvious differences that make these opponents incomparable.
With Hatton, Mayweather fought the best Hatton there was ever going to be, and in reality he outclassed "The Hitman" from beginning to end.

Hatton was never really the same fighter again, he had ballooned in weight, there were reported drug problems and depression, and when Pacquiao fought Hatton, Ricky had only been in with limited opposition since his loss to Mayweather, such as non-puncher Paulie Malignaggi and Juan Lazcano, who Hatton struggled with.

Also Hatton had left his trainer of 10 years, Billy Graham, and was being trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr, who can’t do southpaw pads and was reportedly not as interested in Hatton as he was with the media.

Mayweather and Pacquiao fought different versions of Ricky Hatton. More...

Mayweather, Pacquiao Make Weight Ahead Of Tonight’s Showdown

By Boxing Press May 2nd, 2015 All Press Releases

Mayweather, Pacquiao Make Weight Ahead Of Tonight's Showdown

WBC/WBO/WBA Welterweight Championship, 12 rounds
Floyd Mayweather: 146 lb
Manny Pacquiao: 145 lb

WBO Featherweight Championship, 12 rounds
Vasyl Lomachenko: 125.5 lb
Gamalier Rodriguez: 126 lb More...

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