We have repeatedly stated in several of the event specific threads that we should make an all purpose boxing thread. I haven't seen one and I also haven't seen any discussion about Khan/Judah which is at least important enough to deserve mention relative to some of the other fights weve mentioned. Khan is imo one of several people competing for 3rd in the p4p rankings behind Pac and Martinez(I don't rank Floyd because I consider him retired until he at least schedules another fight but he would be in the top 2 if ranked) Zab isn't quite what he once was or could have been but he is still a talented veteran fighter with the skills to be dangerous to anyone. I see Khan taking this by UD in a pretty exciting fight. What does everyone else think? Also obviously any other boxing discussion is welcome.
I really like the Amir vs Zab fight. Much better matchup than Amir vs Bradley. They had a nice little twitter beef going on in which I have to say that Amir won that round .
You know what, I might have to put BHop at the top of the p4p list. Although, I think these list are nothing more than mental *********ion for fans. Just give me good matchups anytime over these imaginary list.
Froch vs OG Johnson could be a nice little war. It's fight to watch this weekend. I'm going for Mr Johnson to win this one and the whole thing.
JCC Jr is also fighting in which should be his biggest test as he goes for his first major title. Interesting stat I read, JCC Sr. was 43-0 when he went for his first major title and JCC Jr is going in this fight with a record of 42-0-1.
Andre Berto also accused Ortiz of juicing in their fight and then back pedaled faster than MJ dancing on the moon. "He's juicing" seems to be the new excuses these days. Add that to the list that includes, "I was weighted drained. I over trained. I came into the fight with an injury."
I'm in agreement with you guys and am psyched about the Zab-Khan bout. I think it offers a REALLY interesting matchup. I like that Khan is stepping in against a bigger man (although the fight is at light welter) and against a heavy hitter.
Zab has real WELTERWEIGHT power... Let alone at 140.
zab, khan, bradley.. any fight involving 2 out of the three should be a good one. heck i'd even add maidana to the list. super middle, junior welter, & bantamweight is where the action is at these days
Chavez Jr = garbage, but we already knew that. He's a big boy though, weighed in at 180 in the ring and was facing a light hitting 165 lber, so he was just eating his punches like skittles.
Froch-Johnson was a war between 2 guys with steel in their face and chests. Froch's inside game looks a bit weak though, so he might have some trouble against Ward. Should be a great finale, glad that at least 2 of the original Super 6ers are fighting for the prize.
Kessler looked razor sharp in his return and had that over hand right added. Word is he wants Bute next, I'd go with Mikkel in that one.
Mikey Garcia is the most polished/complete young up-and-comer. Great all around skills, got some speed and pop, and shows nice ring intelligence. He'll be a problem for anyone in his division.
Possibly big news coming on the heels of a report that Mayweather turned down $65 million to fight Pacquiao in Singapore:
Pacquiao offered $65M to fight Alvarez in Mexico
MANILA—Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has offered $65 million to Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao to fight in Mexico next year with one of Mexico’s up-and-coming fighters.
This was revealed yesterday by Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson, a long-time confidante of Pacquiao, who said that negotiations with Slim, the world’s wealthiest man, have already started and that Pacquiao was interested in the guaranteed money.
Singson’s report came after Top Rank’s Bob Arum revealed that American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. had turned down a $65 million offer from a Singaporean group to fight Pacquiao.
In a phone interview, Singson said that Slim had told him about his desire to host one of Pacquiao’s fights as a favor to his countrymen who have been looking to see Pacquiao fight on their soil.
The $65 million offer to Pacquiao was guaranteed by Slim, who would pick the Mexican opponent for the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.
He said Slim is looking at WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as likely opponent for Pacquiao.
The unbeaten Alvarez is just 21 and holds an awesome 36-0-1 record with 26 knockouts.
Since 1995, Pacquiao has figured in more than a dozen fights with Mexican or Mexican and Mexican-Americans such as Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez but he has never fought in Mexico.
He added that unlike Mayweather, Pacquiao would not turn down $65 million especially since he still has to find his match in the ring.
“I think Manny is still at his peak,” said Singson.
I wouldn't exactly call JCC Jr, garbage. Hes getting better and he is only 25. Nothing close to his dad but he definitely has a knack of working the body running in his blood. It was an entertaining fight, better than expected. He's game. The kid comes to fight as he finished it strong. with that said, there was no way Zbik was going to win a close decision.
Why did Floyd Mayweather turned down the $65 Million dollar purse from Pacquiao?
Pacquiao vs. Alvarez is going to be a good fight. Alvarez loves to trade punches with his opponents, and this is going to be a very entertaining fight.
Honestly, I'm sure Bob Arum would turn down that offer as well. I mean, it's in Singapore. You have to think about how it'll transfer over to the PPV buy rates. If the fight starts at night over there, we're talking about a early morning showing in the States. This fight will happen, but only in America.
Pac would absolutely MURDER Alvarez. Putting a slow 154 lber against one of the fastest offensive guys in the world? If Manny didnt want it to, that fight doesn't get out of the first round. Id be seriously concerned for Canelo's safety. I can't imagine Canelo taking that fight for less than 10 mil though and i cant see him getting that.