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In most sports, power is the great equalizer. In boxing, it can turn defeat to victory in an eyeblink. Argentina's Lucas Matthysse is one of boxing's hardest hitters, a fact that has been brought to Lamont Peterson's attention numerous times this week. Peterson won't be able to gauge that power until he feels it. So until then, his approach will be not to worry about it. "I normally don't worry...Read more »
Saturday will be an important day for several fighters looking to get their name back in the limelight. Lamont Peterson and Devon Alexander, two fighters who have seen their stock fall recently, need to win in a big way.
Both will be in action on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Both bouts will be carried live on SHOWTIME.
Alexander (24-1), the IBF welterweight...Read more »
Two of the biggest talkers in boxing are set to square off on June 22 at the Barclays Center. Brooklyn's Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner are both brash and confident (arrogant might be the better word). Neither fighter wasted any time going after each other at their kickoff press conference.
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After his dismantling of Robert Guerrero on May 4, its clear Floyd Mayweather Jr. has what it takes to fulfill his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME. Although Guerrero shouldn’t be confused with any of the all-time greats, he is still an excellent fighter in his prime. It was a win Mayweather needed to keep his place amongst the best in the sport.
Many in the boxing world are hoping Mayweather’s...Read more »
Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Yathomas Riley knows what its like to have his back against the wall. He knows what its like to have most of the world betting against him.
Riley, who spent two years in jail, without ever going to trial on a charge that was eventually dismissed, will finally be able to exorcise some demons when he steps into the ring for the first time since April 4,...Read more »
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is back at the Paramount in Huntington this Saturday as local heavyweight Vinny Maddalone headlines the card. Maddalone has fought the likes of Evander Holyfield, Tyson Fury and Tomazs Adamek throughout his career. On Saturday he meets unbeaten Richard Carmarck, who is 12-0 with 10 knockouts. “This is a terrific opportunity for me, while I haven’t fought at The...Read more »
Maybe WBA welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner don’t need to fight at the Barclays Center on June 22. The two talk such a good game that they should go on tour with Mike Tyson. Their opening press conference was a lesson in how to promote a show and how to keep people fully engaged. Neither fighter is a stranger to critiquing his opponent in a comical way.
Paulie Malignaggi:...Read more »
What’s next for Floyd Mayweather Jr.? The simple answer: whatever he wants. Truth be told, that is probably the only answer.
Mayweather is in a unique position where he has his pick of who he wants to fight, where and when. That’s a rarity in boxing these days, as promoters are often times running the show.
Need proof? Why didn’t Nonito Donaire fight Abner Mares? The two didn’t fight...Read more »
You might notice something different about Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s corner when he squares off against Robert Guerrero on Saturday night. Mayweather Jr.’s father, Floyd Sr., will be in his corner instead of his uncle, Roger Mayweather.
This isn’t a surprise as Mayweather Jr. made this announcement some time ago. The question is will it affect his performance. The younger Mayweather had been...Read more »
Chris Algieri, Undefeated welterweight, Huntington
Floyd by unanimous decision. He’s too fast and too smart. The ghost will being passion and grit, but as Floyd always says: “Skills Pays the Bills”.
Holt McCallany, Actor and life long boxing fan
It never pays to underestimate Floyd Mayweather, the best pound for pound fighter in boxing. But I'm predicting a tough, hard fight. Robert...Read more »