The Neutral Corner
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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 »
While most of the fight world is expected to be tuned in to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Robert Guerrero bout on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, another great fighter will step in to the ring on the same day, but a several hours earlier.
The world’s top heavyweight, Wladimir Klitschko will be making his 14th title defense against Italy’s Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs), in the...Read more »
Danny Garcia: Garcia stayed undefeated after holding off a game Zab Judah at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. Garcia still isn’t a huge draw, so getting a fight against the elite fighters at 140 and 147 would still be an uphill climb. That notwithstanding, Garcia (26-0) proved he’s ready for the big time. Some would like to see a Garcia-Juan Manuel Marquez or even a Garcia-Tim...Read more »
If you let Zab Judah tell the story, his feud with Danny Garcia was started by someone else. In fact, Judah referred to Garcia as “quiet” and “such a church mouse” that people don’t know who he is.
Judah (42-7, 29 KOs) will take on Garcia (25-0, 16 KOs) for the latter’s WBA and super WBC and Ring Magazine 140-pound title on Saturday at the Barclays Center.
"We just left the gym...Read more »
Stepping into the ring to fight a future hall-of-famer can rattle even the best of boxers.
But Robert Guerrero (31-1-1) doesn’t consider himself just any boxer. In fact, the interim WBC welterweight champ said there will be no pressure on him when he takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0) on May 4 at the MGM Grand live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view.
It will be the biggest fight of Guerrero’s...Read more »
So just how big is this weekend for Canelo Alvarez? A convincing win against Austin Trout at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday night would put him in the driver’s seat for his next fight.
No, it doesn’t mean Alvarez, the WBC 154-pound champion, is guaranteed a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the fall, but it will give him some leverage if Mayweather wants the fight.
Since both...Read more »
Hard-hitting middleweight Curtis Stevens is proud to be part of the long list of world-class Brooklyn boxers. He's also just as proud to be fighting at Madison Square Garden's Theater tomorrow on NBC. "Everyone is talking about the Barclays Center," said Stevens. "Yeah, that's a great place. But don't forget, Madison Square Garden is the most famous sports arena in the...Read more »