Saturday, July 26, 2008

AJ Banal Knocked Out in 10th round

Aj Banal was dropped in the 10th of his "Interim WBA Title" fight with Rafael Concepion with a right hand. The right was a solid shot but fatigue played a factor also. Banal looked Ok, but he watched the Ref count to ten on one knee he looked like he wanted no more of rafael Concepion constant pressure. Concepicon is a good fighter, but not an elite 115 lb fighter.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Yuriorkis Gamboa

So far, from everything I've seen from Yiororkis Gamboa, he looks like an amazing prospect. He has an excellent blend of speed and power, although his defense needs a bit of work. I just wonder if he'll improve. I don't think the guy can defeat a Joan Guzman or an Humberto Soto at this point, but he's already 26 years old and has 300+ amateur fights. That's older than many established pro boxers and an abundance of experience. Do prospects like this actually improve? That being said, even if Gamboa doesn't improve much, he can give anyone in his weight class a hell of a fight. I just wonder if he'll become the superstar they're hyping him up to be.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vitali Klitschko's comeback fight!

The former Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will be having his comeback fight this coming October 4, 2008.. He will be fighting Samuel Peter.. Vitali Klitscho retired last December 2004 after defeating Danny Williams, He retired because of his intentions to become a mayor of his hometown.. Vitali Klitschko is a great Heavyweight fighter, his record is 35wins 34 by knockout and only 2 lost and one from Lenox Lewis, his lost to lenox lewis is awsome..because Vitali is leading in all the judges scorecards and suddenly the fight was sopped because of a cut in his eyebrow which is caused by a legal punch by lenox lewis.. Vitali might've won that fight if it continues, but then boxing is a game of chance, the score might be deictated by a single punch.

Edwin Valero

Valero is the most overhyped fighter in boxing today. All of those knockouts don't impress me at all. The guy has no defense........and the guy can't BOX!!!!!!!He gets hit too much and OK....he hits hard but that's not enough. I know perhaps some out there are comparing him to Pacquiao but it's not a fair assessment. Valero is a crude talent with no technique.

Joan Guzman beats his easily.....slips and slides and is too quick
Juan Manuel Marquez beats him easily....too smart and will confuse Valero
Manny Pacquiao beats him easily.....Too fast and won't give Valero a chance to come forward with reckless abandon as is Valero's style. Valero is effective against average fighters who stand in front of him. Against Vincente Mosquena, he got knocked down in the 3rd and looked dazed.

Pacquiao is too fast for him, hits as hard or harder and is the much more polished fighter. Valero loops his punches and leaves himself wide open and lets his fall too much.

Bottom line.......Valero is waiting to be exposed. Pacquiao will expose him.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Oscar De La Hoya vs Felix Trinidad Rematch already a done deal!

Two of the Boxing Legends Oscar "The Goldenboy" De La Hoya and Felix "Tito" Trinidad will be having their Rematch this coming December 6, 2008. This will gonna be a great fight, even though they past their primes I'm sure millions of people will watch this fight.

Marco Antonio Barrera's comback

After receiving a beating from pacman in his last fight, Barrera immediately announced his retirement last october 2007. Now the Legendary Mexican boxer came back from his retirement and will gonna fight Humberto Soto this coming september 16, 2008. Let's just see how Barrera re-invent himself again like what he did after the first Erik Morales fight.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Manny Pacquiao vs Edwin Valero this November 8

Manny Pacquiao vs Edwin Valero fight will finally happen on Novermber 8 this year, according to some news the fight is already set and it is final. So the Hatton fight will not happen or will be moved after the Valero fight. Pacquiao was the best power puncher in his division, even though Edwin Valero defeated all his 24 opponents via Knock Out and 18 of it was in a consecutive first round Knock Outs. Valero has still not proven his power against a tough and skilled opponent. Valero and Pacquiao fight has already been talked few years ago and Pacquiao once said that theres nothing to be afraid against Valero because even though he defeated all his enemies by knock out it doesnt matter because all of his enemies were only CAB DRIVERS, and i 100% agree with it. I am seeing a almost Pacquiao vs David Diaz fight this November 8 but the only difference is that Valero will be KNOCKED OUT EARLIER because even an easy opponent knocked him down many times. And again Valero vs Pacquiao is a MISMATCH!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Humberto Soto got robbed!!

After brutally dominating and outboxing Francisco Lorenzo in every round tonight, Humberto Soto got an unfair and a no brainer decision after the referee Joe Cortez didn't scored the fight as KO but a devastating obviously robbery dicision which is a Disqualification. Francisco Lorenzo appealed to the referee that it was the "glance punch while he was down" was the reason why he cannot continue. Which is obviously because of a clear punch which made him kiss the canvas and made him bleed, but Francisco Lorenzo succeeded with his intentions. He won the fight by the way of being battered and outboxed by Humberto Soto. Francisco Lorenzo is now the interim WBC Champion because of his gayness and being a punchingbag inside the ring! Very Great!! SOTO was clearly robbed!!

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton in 140lbs?

After giving a boxing lesson and a brutal beating to former WBC Lightweight champion David Diaz, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao was planning to go up to 140lbs to get his 5th weight division World Title against the Light Welterweight champion Ricky Hatton, which Freddie Roach said that Ricky Hatton is the perfect opponent for pacquiao because of his slugger type of a fighter and easy to be hit. But there are some rumors that Edwin Valero will fight Pacman at 135lbs or Lightweight division, so it seems like all the Super Featherweight Division champions are going to the Lightweight Division following Pacman, such as Joan Guzman who's already set for a fight against Nate Campbell this coming september 13, 2008 and also Juan Manuel Marquez against the WBO Lightweight champion Joel Casamayor, and now the WBA Super Featherweight champion Edwin Valero who is rumored to fight Manny Pacquiao at Lightweight. I know pacman will dominate the Lightweight division easily except if Marquez wants a rematch with him in lightweight after the Marquez-Casamayor fight this coming september 13, 2008. The next big fight for pacman and most of the boxing fans wanna see is a shot against Ricky Hatton at 140lbs and not against a B class champion Edwin Valero. Go for the 5th division world title Pacman!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Glenn Donaire vs Ulises Solis on July 12

Glenn Donaire, the older brother of the flyweight world champion Nonito Donaire will be fighting Ulises Solis this july 12 for the IBF Light Flyweight belt. This is a very important fight for Donaire because if he will win this fight he will be the 5th filipino world champion at present. I hope Glenn Donaire has the same skills and power of his brother.

Juan Manuel Marquez vs Joel Casamayor on September 13

After losing in a controversial Split Decision to Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez will battle the WBO Lightweight champion Joel Casamayor who just won by an Amazing Knock Out against Michael Katsidis. On that fight day(september 13, 2008) also, Joan Guzman will fight Nate Campbell but not on the same card. As we have seen, most of the Super Featherweight champions are going to lightweight now only Edwin Valero will gonna stay on the Super Featherweight unless he decides to jump to Lightweight with his fellow Super Featherweight champions Manny Pacqiao, Juan Manuel MArquez and Joan Guzman.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Pacquiao vs Diaz weigh in

Manny Pacquiao 134.5 vs David Diaz 135
(WBC Lightweight Championship)
Steven Luevano 126 vs Mario Santiago 125
(WBO Featherweight Championship)
Humberto Soto 130 vs Francisco Lorenzo 130
(WBC interim super featherweight title)
Tye Fields 265 vs Monte Barrett 220
Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank

I'm very intrigued to see what they'll weigh in at tomorrow (hopefully HBO gets their fightnight weights...)
Pacquiao was 143 for Morales III, 144 for Barrera II, and 145 for Marquez II.
Diaz was 150 for Santa Cruz and 149 for Montano.
Luevano was 139 for Jandaeng.
Soto was 135 for Guzman.

Azumah Nelson lost to Jeff Fenech in a MD

The all time Super Feather weight Champion in boxing history Azumah "The Professor" Nelson lost in his comeback fight to Jeff Fenech in a Majority Decision. Azumah Nelson's last fight was on 1998 against Jessie James Leija. Even if Azumah Nelson lost last june 24, he will still be the greatest Super Feather weight champion in the boxing history.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Joe Calzaghe, the best boxer in the world!

Light Heavy weight champion and the current pound 4 pound champion Joe Calzaghe is now the best fighter in the world after beating Bernard Hopkins and after Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired. Joe calzaghe, the former undisputed Super Midleweight champion is undefeated since 1993 and since his first Championship fight in 1995 against the former UK Superstar and future hall of famer Chris Eubank. Joe Calzaghe defeated the best fighter in the Super Middleweight division in 10years time including Jeff Lacy, Mikkel Kessler, Sakio Bika, Chris Eubank and many more. Joe Calzaghe recently declined the offer to fight Kelly Pavlik for his way to fight Roy Jones jr.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Abraham KO'ed Miranda

Arthur Abraham KO'ed Edison Miranda in round 4 just a minutes ago, a very unexpected knockout. Miranda fell into the canvas 3 times. Abraham is just too strong for Miranda.

Monday, June 16, 2008

AJ "Bazooka" Banal for the Championship belt

AJ Banal will be fighting for the WBA superflyweight championship belt against an easy opponent on Rafael Concepcion, Rafael Concepcion(10wins,6 by knockout, 2 losses, 1 draw) while AJ Banal(17wins, 14 by knockout) is the hottest filipino prospect nowadays. I hope he will not be as unfortunate as Rey Bautista but their style is too different, AJ Banal is the more technical and skilled boxer than Bautista. I see a easy KO by AJ Banal on Rafael Concepcion this July 26, 2008.

Florante Condes lost to a journeyman,

The filipino IBF minimum weight champion Florante "The Little Pacquiao" Condes lost to a journeyman Raul Garcia via unanimous decision. Florante Condes was a popular filipino cham[pion after defeating the former minimum weight champion Muhammad Rachman in Rachman's hometown in Indonesia. Condes for some reason coud'nt do anything about Garcia's lateral movement and was befuddled at the ropes, Condes scored a good knockdown on 12th but its a little bit too late., Now the filipino boxing champions left were Manny Pacquiao, Gerry Penalosa, Nonito Donaire, and Donnie Nietes.

Miguel Angel Cotto too Underrated

In my own opinion Miguel Angel Cotto a Puerto Rican superstar is just too Underrated, the fighter who the no.1 pound for pound always ducked and almost 4 years Welterweight Champion, Cotto defended all his championship belts against the best welterweight fighter in the world such as Sugar Shane Moseley, Paul Malignaggi, and Zab Judah. I think Cotto would be the next Joe Calzaghe after beating Oscar De La Hoya or Floyd Mayweather jr., thats if only Floyd Mayweather jr. will come back from his never ending excuse which is "retirement again" and if Oscar de La Hoya ends his excuses that his wife is a puerto rican so he woudnt fight cotto. Cotto's next opponent will be the Antonio Margarito on July 26, 2008.

Manny Pacquiao vs David Diaz

On june 28, 2008 the filipino pride will battle again to a mexican David Diaz after his controversial decision against Juan Manuel Marquez. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao will try to get the WBC Lightweight Championship belt against Diaz for him to become a 4 Division World Champion. Diaz on the other hand has just defended his belt and finished the career of the future hall of famer Erik Morales whom Pacquiao defeated 2x by the way of knock out. Diaz scored a close decision against morales who got a hard beating from pacman, Diaz also defeated Armando Santa Cruz where Diaz won by a lucky knockdown while Santa Cruz was far more ahead at the judge's scorecards. In my own opinion people are just overrating this fight but in reality this will just be a easy win for Pacquiao and a great preparation by the Top Rank promotions, a perfect plan for pacman to become a 4 division world champion easily and make it 5 division world champion soon after beating the light welterweight champion the hitman hatton.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Juan Diaz vs Michael Katsidis coming soon

Juan Diaz has just recieved his big upset from the current champion Nate Campbell and Michael Katsidis got a big upset too from Joel Casamayor by an unexpected Knockout.

I think Juan Diaz is more technically sound, quicker, and has a much better defense (his career Compubox +/- ratio is better than Jones and Whitaker's and only 2nd to Mayweather's) but that nagging bleeding cut really screwed up his whole mentality and gemplan against Campbell, that combined with Katsidis' even more destructive relentless attack to the body and head seems to be a bad style mathcup for him. Diaz is a fighter who outworks and breaks down his opponent with volume and pressure over time. Katsidis is a fighter who charges at his opponent with constant haymakers looking to destroy his opponent at all times with pressure and power.

Whoever wins it's gonna be an absolute war, but I see Katsidis scoring a late round KO when Diaz takes one too many shots after Katsidis gets his face mashed up worse than ever before by Juan Diaz' constant barrage.