Dougie’s Friday mailbag

24
Apr

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts on the Wladimir Klitschko-Bryant Jennings heavyweight title bout and the future of the heavyweight division, more feedback on Ruslan Provodnikov’s bold stand against Lucas Matthysse, plus opinions on recent news and other boxing subjects and mythical matchups, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!

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27
Dec

HBO to replay Pacquiao, Golovkin, Cotto, Marquez bouts, and others

HBO will replay eight bouts featuring the network’s premier fighters over the course of four days starting tonight. The fight will highlight victories by Sergey Kovalev, Gennady Golovkin, Manny Pacquiao, Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel Marquez and Terence Crawford.

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06
Jan

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer: ‘We have the best fighter in the world’

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.

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04
Jan

Lem’s latest: Thabiso Mchunu faces Olanrewaju Durodola on Jan. 24

Hard-punching African cruiserweights Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu and Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola will clash on Jan. 24 in Atlancit City.

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03
Jan

Manager: Sergey Kovalev ‘is not a racist’

WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev’s reference to African Americans as “dark-skinned people” during a Russian-language interview was not meant as a negative “for black persons,” according to his manager, Egis Klimas.

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03
Jan

Sergey Kovalev eyes March return, Adonis Stevenson

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.

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27
Dec

Beibut Shumenov wants Bernard Hopkins next

WBA beltholder Beibut Shumenov wants to unify all of the belts in the division, beginning with a bout against IBF titleholder Bernard Hopkins in March or April.

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20
Dec

Antatoliy Dudchenko signs with Main Events

Ukrainian light heavyweight Anatoliy Dudchenko, a winner of 16 straight, including 10 by knockout, has signed with Main Events.

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16
Dec

Richard Schaefer eyes Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov ‘immediately’

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.”

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07
Nov

Ward on Hopkins and ‘Boogey Men’ Golovkin, Kovalev, Stevenson

Super middleweight champ Andre Ward said that Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson are being made out to be “The Boogey Men of their divisions.”

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