Fans share their opinions on Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent and his Fighter of the Year worthiness, Manny Pacquiao’s pound-for-pound longevity, a mythical matchup between Archie Moore and Bernard Hopkins, and Nonito Donaire’s RING ranking (or lack of) in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
RingTV.com’s Travelin’ Man Lee Groves provides a CompuBox analysis of the recent HBO tripleheader in Atlantic City where Guillermo Rigondeaux continued his boxing excellence which has split the boxing world into a raging debate regarding the Cuban’s worth as a TV attraction. Groves gives his thoughts on Rigondeaux.
Referee Steve Smoger on James Kirkland’s sixth-round stoppage of Glen Tapia, which many fans thought came at least one round too late: “The doctor told me any head shots and that was it,” said Smoger. “So that was my directive.”
Glen Tapia’s CAT scan returned negative following his punishing sixth-round stoppage loss to James Kirkland on Saturday.
Guillermo Rigondeaux, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara and Felix Sturm all turn in impressive victories on a very busy weekend.
Former junior middleweight contender James Kirkland reclaimed his place as one of the sport’s most fascinating, fan-friendly fighters by topping previously unbeaten Glen Tapia in six thrilling and brutal rounds on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. Many fans thought the fight should have been stopped sooner.
The three TV fights for HBO’s tripleheader Saturday night from Boardwalk Hall are set. RING junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux looked in great shape, tipping the scales at a sleek 121 pounds. His opponent, Joseph Agbeko, came in at 121.6.
Nelson Mandela’s 2001 interview with HBO’s Larry Merchant will air on the network on Saturday.
Fans share their thoughts on some of this weekend’s and next weekend’s major bouts, ask Dougie for his picks on Saturday’s Showtime- and HBO-televised fights, and give their two cents on Adonis Stevenson, Sergey Kovalev and much more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Despite only having one loss, James Kirkland has suffered numerous career setbacks due to jail time and personal issues. Some believe the relentless slugger, who fights Glen Tapia on Saturday, is out of second chances but Kirkland and trainer Ann Wolfe are out to prove them wrong.
Press conference for the Dec. 7 tripleheader featuring RING, WBO and WBA 122-pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Joseph Agbeko, middleweights Matthew Macklin and Lamar Russ, and junior middleweight James Kirkland against Glen Tapia. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Fight fans share their thoughts on Adonis Stevenson’s and Sergey Kovalev’s crushing Saturday victories and a potential showdown between the light heavyweight punchers, as well as dream ‘Super Six’ tournaments, James Kirkland-Glen Tapia, and more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Undefeated junior middleweight contender Demetrius Andrade said of RING/WBA/WBC champ Floyd Mayweather, “I would beat him by decision, if not, I may knock him out.” Andrade, who fights Vanes Martirosyan for the vacant WBO title on Saturday, also believes he can easily beat Canelo Alvarez.
Newly crowned IBF junior middleweight titleholder Carlos Molina on a potential fight with former champ Canelo Alvarez: “I’m not happy with just having the title, I want to defend it successfully, and get all of the title belts. Fighting somebody like Canelo would help me to do that.”