Fans share their thoughts on Wladimir Klitschko’s surprisingly entertaining stoppage of Kubrat Pulev, what might be next for the heavyweight champ, who might have a prayer of beating him, as well as the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri fight, gatekeepers, and mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin “beats” RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward if they were to meet, according to Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, who ranks the 160-pounder behind Sugar Ray Robinson and Bernard Hopkins as the best in the division’s history.
South African light heavyweight Thomas Oosthuizen has suffered a motorcycle accident that will take him off a Jan. 18 card featuring Jean Pascal against Lucian Bute.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward on the prospect of facing WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin: “A lot of people say that he’s gotten a lot of unnecessary hype, but I’ve got a lot of respect for Gennady Golovkin…When that fight happens, it’s going to be a great fight for boxing.”
WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev could return to the ring in Moscow as early as March, accordingto his manager, Egis Klimas. Kovalev says he wants to fight RING champ Adonis Stevenson in 2014.
Richard Schaefer on being chosen Promoter of The Year by Sports Illustrated: “In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
Among the things Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said to rival Top Rank CEO Bob Arum during their exchanged Christmas greetings on Twitter was “Let’s make these fights for the fans.”
Saturday’s win by Marcos Maidana to dethrone Adrien Broner as WBA welterweight titleholder drew 1.3 million viewers, Showtime’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sports, Stephen Espinoza, announced on Tuesday.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said that he would begin working on a light heavyweight title unification bout between IBF titleholder Bernard Hopkins and WBA beltholder Beibut Shumenov “immediately.”
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor ended a 14-month ring absence with Saturday night’s seventh-round technical knockout of Juan Carlos Candelo.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins is scheduled to be a guest on Wednesday’s episode of The Arsenio Hall Show.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins says he hopes to unify the all of the major titles in the 175-pound divison prior to his 50th birthday.
Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson on Saturday’s mandatory challenger Tony Bellew: “You can be sure that I am going to knock Bellew out. I think that the fight is going to go about four or five rounds and then I’m going to knock him out.”