Fans share their displeasure with the official scorecards of Arthur Abraham’s unanimous decision over Paul Smith, their excitement for Artur Beterbiev, plus their questions about Keith Thurman, Deontay Wilder, the Klitschko-Pulev fight and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Light heayvweight prospect Artur Berterbiev floored former titleholder Tavoris Cloud three times in the first round and dropped him for good, face-first, in the next for a second-round stoppage at the 38-second mark at Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday.
Fans share their thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s declaration that he will take over the Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Independence Day PPV dates currently held by Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Groves and boxing’s best jabbers, Beterbiev-Cloud, Carl Thompson, mythical matchups and more, in this week’s Friday mailbag
Former amateur standout and light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev will face the toughest challenge of his brief career thus far in former IBF titleholder Tavoris Cloud on Sept. 27.
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal made a large leap up THE RING’s 175-pound rankings following his unanimous decision over Lucian Bute. The magazine’s Ratings Panel also saw fit to update and reshuffle the light heavyweight top 10.
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.
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.”
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.”
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins is scheduled to be a guest on Wednesday’s episode of The Arsenio Hall Show.
WBA light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov would welcome a shot at IBF counterpart Bernard Hopkins should he get beyond Saturday night’s bout with undefeated challenger Tamas Kovacs.
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.”
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.”