The Neutral Corner
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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 »
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 »