RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer shares his thoughts on compiling a list of the 20 greatest boxers since World War II for a story that appears in the October 2014 issue of THE RING and explains why Floyd Mayweather Jr., among other modern-era stars, did not make the cut.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the official weights for tonight’s edition of “Friday Night Fights,” notable underdog victories and much more.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get more build-up for the upcoming Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale middleweight title clash on July 26.
If Miguel Cotto defeats Sergio Martinez he will equal the feats of Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran who were also former welterweight stars that won the middleweight title, however, many hall of famers and even great fighters were unable to do it.
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.
Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Floyd Mayweather calls Robert Guerrero “a religious guy” who is also a “big-time hypocrite” in Showtime’s latest episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
Andre Ward called Guillermo Rigondeaux “a sharpshooter” against Nonito Donaire, adding, “this is the best I’ve ever seen him look.” Of the criticisms of Rigondeaux’s strategy, Tim Bradley said, “If you want to see blood and guts, and you want to see warrior-type of fights, then you should definitely hit MMA.”
In accepting his award for Fighter of the Year, an emotional Nonito Donaire spoke of coming a long way since being the “small, frail, asthmatic little boy” of his childhood.
Bernard Hopkins’ trainer Naazim Richardson likens the 48-year-old veteran to Ray Robinson and wants to see him face the other titleholders if he continues fighting. “If he unifies (titles) at this age they should waive the 5 year rule and induct him into the hall of fame now.”