Wladimir Klitschko took his professional record to 60-3 with a dominate sixth round stoppage of lightly regarded Francesco Pianeta. The sad thing is, few people are talking about an excellent heavyweight champion defending his title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. comfortably outboxed Robert Guerrero, and without even a moment of bother. He looked right at home boxing at welterweight, his speed was there, and the power in his right hand took the fight out of the challenger.
Now that people seem satisfied that he’s definitely still got it, they want to know who his next opponent will be.
Robert Guerrero said he is the man to take boxing’s most cherished ‘0’, and feels that undefeated pound-for-pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr., is there for the taking.
A lot of people would like to believe him, but why should we? Guerrero has fought twice at welterweight, only stopped two of his opponents since the start of 2009, and those two had a combined 36 losses heading into their respective fights.
All Access: Mayweather vs Guerrero.
Since the Tim Bradley v Ruslan Provodnikov fight in March there has been a lot of discussion about when to give a 10-8 round. During the Amir Khan, Juilo Diaz fight this past Saturday, BoxNation pundit Paul Smith said that he would not give a 10-8 round without a knockdown. Is there a right or wrong? No. It’s open to interpretation. This is boxing. Let’s keep it vague.
Personal trainer Martin Cullen has been working with Martin Murray since he was an amateur seven years ago, and says his man is in top condition for middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
“Everything has been perfect. He gets fitter, stronger and faster every camp. It’s all progress, and he’s getting better and better every fight.”
Saul Alvarez won a unanimous decision over Austin Trout, and not everybody was happy with the scoring. I thought the result was the right one, but would understand a lot of the reasoning from those who’d scored the fight for Trout. Some fights are just very tough to call.
There were similarities to last weekends Rigondeaux v Donaire fight, and it started with Trout playing the role of the Cuban and Canelo in the Donaire role.
A look at the first Lennox Lewis fight against Evander Holyfield in March 1999.
Certain boxers are so technically sound that they become too dangerous for their own good and don’t get the fights they deserve. Austin Trout was looking like this type of fighter until he was given his chance against Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto last year.
Not too long ago Eddie Hearn was the new kid on the block in the boxing game, and regardless of how you feel about his stable of boxers taking over the Sky Sports boxing budget, he is doing some great business for Matchroom Boxing.
“Clay comes out to meet Liston,
Liston starts to retreat.
If Liston goes back an inch further
He’ll end up in a ring side seat.
Guillermo Rigondeaux boxed beautifully and won his super-bantamweight unification fight against Nonito Donaire simply because he forced the Filipino to fight his fight.
It was tense, it was tactical, but Rigondeaux landed more punches, seriously worried Donaire in the final round and was a worthy winner Saturday night in New York.
The fight was a clash of styles, and largely difficult to score, but the Cuban used his experience and savvy to control the pace of the fight. His movement was simply outstanding and Donaire never really figured him out.