Boxing

Ready For War: The Moment Of Truth Has Finally Arrived For Carl Froch.

on May 21 2013 3:21 AM
Ready For War: The Moment Of Truth Has Finally Arrived For Carl Froch.

The time for talk, is almost at an end.

The final week pf preparation of is well underway for IBF Super-Middleweight Champion Carl Froch for his unification fight with WBA Champion Mikkel Kessler at London's O2 Arena on Saturday (25th May). This is a fight Froch has been craving ever since he lost to the Dane during the 'Super Six' tournament in April 2010. Froch felt that Kessler was the benefactor of a Home decision that night and is keen to resolve the matter on home soil in-front of a sellout crowd of 20,000 fans.

Kessler is a man of his word, he promised Froch that he would come to England and return the favour after his victory in Herning, Denmark. The man known as 'The Viking Warrior' has fought in the United Kingdom before, losing to Joe Calzaghe way back in November 2007. Since that time, Kessler has developed into one of the fiercest fighters on the planet. Fearing nothing, he is a proud fighter who never takes a back step in his fights, sometimes this can be to his detriment, but anything else just isn't in his character.

Tony Bellew Must Learn To Cope With The Big Occasion After Eliminator Disappointment.

on April 02 2013 6:55 PM

For the second time in a matter of weeks, the city of Liverpool gathered again in the impressive Echo arena to witness one of their own move up into elite World company.

For the second time, they were disappointed.

This was supposed to be a statement night for Tony Bellew. The prize at the end of this fight would be a shot at the WBC Light-Heavyweight title. Standing in his way was Isaac Chilemba, a proud South African who was looking to come and spoil the party. Still, most experts had Bellew winning the fight comfortably by a late stoppage.

In-front of the expectant crowd of around 8000, Bellew walked towards the ring looking as intense as ever. There have been some criticism in the past that Bellew has psyched himself up too much for fights and is too focused on blasting his opponents away rather than use the scientific side of boxing to his advantage. During this training camp, his trainer has been working hard with 'The Bomber' on the fundamentals of Boxing. Footwork, evasive moves following combinations and counter attacking off the ropes. By all accounts, Bellew's camp couldn't have gone better and a big performance was expected.

Back To The Drawing Board For David Price After Devastating Loss To Tony Thompson.

on February 24 2013 5:58 AM
It's not how you get knocked down, it's how you get back up. David Price would do well to remember that today. Tony Thompson silenced a partisan crowd in Liverpool by knocking out David Price to stun the Heavyweight division. Price was considered a legitimate successor to the domination of Vitaly and Wladimir Klitschko in the heavyweight division. An Olympic Bronze Medallist and British Champion, Price's reputation as a heavy hitter has sky-rocketed in the last year. This was a big step up in class for Price, Thompson having fought Wladimir Klitschko in his last fight. His powers were meant to be on the decline and Price was heavy favourite for this fight. The general consensus being that Price would have too much firepower and would gain a mid-to-late round stoppage. How wrong we were.

Floyd Mayweather: Has ‘Money’ Mayweather really got six fights left in him?

on February 21 2013 10:43 AM
Floyd Mayweather: Has ‘Money’ Mayweather really got six fights left in him?

This week six-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather announced that he will be defending his WBC welterweight title against the interim champion Roberto Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 4.

But in terms of boxing business, the more significant news was that the undefeated fighter has ended his 16-year relationship with television channel HBO and signed with network rivals Showtime where he is scheduled to appear six times over 30 months.

But will Mayweather, who is approaching his 36th birthday, realistically compete six times in two-and-a-half years?

For most boxers this question would be a moot point. But Mayweather is not your average boxer.

Since his win over Juan Manuel Marquez in September 2009, Mayweather – who has an unblemished record of 43 wins (26 K.Os) – has only fought three times.

Despite his inactivity and incarnation last June for two months after assaulting his ex-girlfriend back in 2010, Mayweather grossed £54m last year following bouts against Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto to be crowned the world’s highest paid sportsman.

Road To Redemption: Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler II Confirmed For May 2013.

on January 16 2013 12:29 PM
Road To Redemption: Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler II Confirmed For May 2013.
Yesterdays announcement that the Super-Middleweight unification fight between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler has been signed and sealed had every boxing fan salivating at the prospect. If there first fight is anything to go by, this should be a spectacular occasion for British and World Boxing. An early candidate for fight of the year without question. They have met once before, in April 2010 in the Super-Six competition which was won by American superstar Andre Ward. It was a war in every sense of the word. Both fighters have similar styles, heavy hitters who leave themselves open at times to counter punches. The similarity in styles made for a spectacular and fascinating encounter.

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