OBSERVE AND FIGHT: MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO...DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH!
It's Monday. Welcome back for another edition of Observe and Fight, The Boxing Observer's compilation of observations and random thoughts from the week that was in boxing. Get caught up on some of the most recent events you may have missed ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] AMIR KHAN RECALLS SPARRING SESSIONS WITH MANNY PACQUIAO: "I WAS GETTING THE BETTER OF MANNY"
"I sparred Manny at his peak. He was hurting people...I used to start with him. I used to do like 5, 6 rounds at a time, 7 rounds at a time with him, and it was proper wars, man...we had really good sparring sessions...as time went on, I was getting ...... continue reading
TERENCE CRAWFORD ON RAY BELTRAN: "WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST...ONCE I'M ON MY GAME, IT REALLY DON'T EVEN MATTER"
"I've been watching him in his fights coming up, so we've been on the lookout for him, and now that we're here, we know that he's a very craft veteran in the game. He's very tough. He's been in there with a lot of people that ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] GABRIEL ROSADO EYES BIG FIGHTS WITH CANELO, COTTO, AND GOLOVKIN WITH WIN OVER DAVID LEMIEUX
"I'm excited, man, and I really want to put on a show...the motivation is to be a world champion, so this fight gets me to that title. I know that this win gets me big fights...it puts me in the mix with Canelo, it puts me in the mix with ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] DE LA HOYA SAYS AMIR KHAN AND DEVON ALEXANDER ARE LOOKING SENSATIONAL AND INCREDIBLE AHEAD OF DEC. 13 CLASH
"I like the styles, the matchup. I think Amir Khan is really falling into the welterweight division. He's really coming to his own...he's demonstrating great power, amazing speed," stated Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya, who ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] J'LEON LOVE GIVES PROPS TO GENNADY GOLOVKIN: "DUDE IS TOUGH...HE'S THE REAL DEAL TO ME"
"Dude is tough, man...I can't hate Triple G...I mean, what is there to prove. He's putting out everybody they put in there...as of right now, he's the real deal to me," stated super middleweight contender J'Leon Love, who gave big ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] HUGO CENTENO JR. RECALLS SPARRING WTIH GENNADY GOLOVKIN: "IT WAS GREAT WORK"
"I was working with GGG. For his last training camp, I was one of his sparring partners...it was great work...I was able to hold my own and I did probably around 20 rounds," stated Hugo Centeno Jr., who talked about what it was to spar with ...... continue reading
ERIC HUNTER: "I CAN BE WORLD CHAMPION...I'M SOMETHING TO BE RECKONED WITH"
"Everybody know that I can fight and they know that I can be world champion. My main thing now is I'm just staying focused. Golden Boy and Bernard gave me a chance to prove to the world that I'm something to be reckoned with," stated ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] JOSEPH DIAZ BACKS KHAN AND ORTIZ ON DECEMBER 13: "I GOT AMIR KHAN WINNING...VICTOR ORTIZ STILL HAS IT"
"Amir Khan, I believe, has a little more power...I think if Amir Khan lands a great shot on Devon Alexander, he's probably going to hurt him...Victor Ortiz still has it in him...I truly believe Victor Ortiz is hungry for this fight," stated ...... continue reading
GENNADY GOLOVKIN: "MARTIN IS A WORTHY OPPONENT...I THINK IT WILL BE A FIERCE FIGHT"
Boxing Fastest Rising International Star, GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN held a Press Conference on Saturday, November 22nd in Astana, Kazakhstan as part of an International Press Tour leading up to his World Middleweight Championship against MARTIN MURRAY ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] AMIR KHAN REACTS TO PACQUIAO'S WIN OVER ALGIERI: "HE WAS MORE PATIENT...THE EXPLOSIVENESS IS GONE"
"Good fight for Pacquiao...he just boxed...it was good, easy fight for Pacquiao...I mean, Manny, I think he's hit his peak...he did improve in a lot of things...he was more patient...I'd love that fight if I could fight Manny Pacquiao...I ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] HUGO CENTENO JR. ON JAMES DE LA ROSA CLASH: "I'M EXCITED AND I'M READY TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE"
"It's a step-up fight. It's a great opportunity...I'm excited and I'm ready to take full advantage of this opportunity," stated jr. middleweight contender Hugo Centeno Jr., who talked about his upcoming clash with James De La Rosa ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] JOSEPH DIAZ TALKS QUICK RING RETURN: "I WANT TO END THIS YEAR WITH A BANG"
"I just fought a couple weeks ago, man, but I didn't get any injuries, no cuts, so me and my manager, we jumped on it, man, and Golden Boy Promotions, they gave me this opportunity to fight in San Antonio, Texas...I want to end this year with a ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION 18TH ANNUAL TURKEY GIVEAWAY
FightHype.com was on hand at the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School in Los Angeles, California where Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya, along with several of his fighters, hosted the 18th Annual Turkey Giveaway for the East Los ...... continue reading
MANNY PACQUIAO ON FLOYD MAYWEATHER CLASH: "IT'S TIME TO MAKE THAT FIGHT...THE FANS DESERVE THAT"
"I think it's time to say something. I'm going to say the people deserve that fight. The fans deserve that fight. I think it's time to make that fight happen," stated 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who spoke to the media ...... continue reading
BOB ARUM ON MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! LET'S JUST MAKE THE FIGHT HAPPEN!"
"Yeah, to answer the telephone. Simple as that! I think that fight should happen. I think the boxing fans deserve that fight. If boxing is to be considered a major sport, the fight has to happen," stated Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who sounds as ...... continue reading
MANNY PACQUIAO BATTERS AND DROPS CHRIS ALGIERI SIX TIMES TO WIN UNANIMOUS DECISION
Moments ago at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao successfully defended his title with a dominant performance, dropping the previously undefeated WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri six times en route ...... continue reading
LIVE PACQUIAO VS. ALGIERI RESULTS AND ROUND-BY-ROUND COVERAGE
Don't miss all the action tonight, Saturday, November 22, when WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao defends his title against undefeated WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China and televised live on HBO ...... continue reading
ZOU SHIMING DROPS KWANPICHIT ONESONGCHAIGYM FOUR TIMES TO WIN UNANIMOUS DECISION
Moments ago at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China, fast-rising flyweight Zou Shiming kept his undefeated record intact in dominating fashion, dropping Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym four times en route to unanimous decision victory. Although the left eye of ...... continue reading
VASYL LOMACHENKO DOMINATES CHONLATARN PIRIYAPINYO; WINS SHUTOUT UNANIMOUS DECISION
Moments ago at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China, Vasyl Lomachenko successfully defended his WBO featherweight title, dominating Cholatarn Piriyapinyo en route to an easy unanimous decision. Lomachenko got off to a fast start, peppering Piriyapinyo ...... continue reading
JESSIE VARGAS DEFEATS ANTONIO DEMARCO VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION
Moments ago at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China, WBA jr. welterweight champion Jessie Vargas defeated challenger Antonio DeMarco, winning a dominant unanimous decision victory after 12 rounds. Vargas started off fast, racking up round after round ...... continue reading
TONY BELLEW GETS REVENGE WITH SPLIT DECISION WIN OVER NATHAN CLEVERLY; GROVES, DEGALE, AND QUIGG VICTORIOUS
Earlier today at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, cruiserweight contender Tony Bellew got his revenge against ring rival Nathan Cleverly, winning a split decision victory and evening up their series at one win apiece. Although the fight lacked the ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] OSCAR DE LA HOYA ON RUMORS OF MAYWEATHER VS. COTTO 2: "IT'S NOT SERIOUS AT ALL"
"No, it's not serious at all...it's nothing that we lose sleep over...we just want to make the fights that the fans want to see," stated Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya, who isn't concerned about the rumors suggesting that ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] AMIR KHAN CORRECTS FREDDIE ROACH AND HAS VIDEO PROOF: "THAT NEVER HAPPENED...PACQUIAO NEVER HURT ME"
"When we used to spar, it was never like that. Look, I've got a lot of respect for Manny Pacquiao and also Freddie. I think he's a great trainer and he did a lot for me, so I'm not saying nothing bad about them, but the truth is, that ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] J'LEON LOVE RECALLS SPARRING MIGUEL COTTO; PREDICTS COTTO-CANELO AND LEMIEUX-ROSADO
"Gabe I think will beat David Lemieux...I would probably put my money with Canelo probably...I like Cotto...that motherfucker was tough...he had some hell of a body shots; a left hook to the body, mean, vicious," stated super middleweight contender ...... continue reading
PACQUIAO .2 POUNDS BELOW AND ALGIERI .2 POUNDS ABOVE 144 CATCHWEIGHT; BOTH FIGHTERS RIPPED AND READY
Moments ago, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri weighed in for their upcoming clash this Saturday, November 22, at the Venetian Cotai Arena in Macau, China and televised live on HBO ...... continue reading
FREDDIE ROACH SAYS GENNADY GOLOVKIN IS BEATABLE: "MIGUEL COTTO WOULD KICK HIS ASS"
"The thing is, there's some great competition at 160. You know, the fight coming up with Alvarez is a great fight and when Miguel wins that fight, then there's Triple G out there," stated Freddie Roach, world-class trainer of WBC ...... continue reading
CHRIS ALGIERI'S TRAINER THINKS PACQUIAO WILL BE LESS CHALLENGING THAN PROVODNIKOV: "CHRIS WILL DOMINATE"
"The greatest thing about Chris Algieri is the better his competition and the better his opposition, the better he is. He always rises to the occasion. What he did to Ruslan, he did it with one eye. I thought he would have a flawless victory against ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] J'LEON LOVE THINKS MAYWEATHER VS. KHAN IS A "GOOD" AND "FUN" FIGHT
"Khan has been pushing for the fight with Floyd for a long time...if it happens, I think it'll be a good fight...that'll be a fun fight...I see Floyd beating him as well. Dude is just not as experienced as Floyd," stated super middleweight ...... continue reading
FREDDIE ROACH SAYS MIGUEL COTTO WILL RESUME TRAINING ON DECEMBER 7
"The thing with Cotto, I just talked to him last night, December 7th, he will be in my gym and we will start working just to get a little head start on what we look forward to," stated Freddie Roach, world-class trainer of Miguel Cotto, who recently ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ROBERT GARCIA SAYS PACQUIAO STILL HAS A LOT LEFT; SEES A "VERY HARD" FIGHT FOR ALGIERI
"I'm just happy to know that somebody like Chris Algieri got that opportunity...the fight's going to be hard. It's going to be a very hard fight for Chris, but he already made it there...Pacquiao still has a lot left," stated world-class ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] J'LEON LOVE THINKS MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO WILL DEFINITELY HAPPEN; SAYS FLOYD WANTS IT
"I mean, I see it happening...Floyd is giving the fans what they want to see...now it's coming down to Floyd is like, 'Yo, I think I'm gonna do the Pacquiao shit,' so I think it's definitely going to happen," stated super ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ROBERT GARCIA THINKS TIMOTHY BRADLEY WILL EXCITE AND TAKE CHANCES AGAINST DIEGO CHAVES
"He's got less risk against Chaves, so I think he's going to take more chances. He'll take chances. He'll make it exciting for the people. The fans will be happy," stated world-class trainer Robert Garcia, who shared his thoughts on ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] MAIDANA'S MANAGER HAS MEETING WITH AL HAYMON; TALKS FIGHTS WITH BERTO, ORTIZ, AND KHAN
"We had a very good conversation with Al Haymon earlier today; not something that is very firm at all, but the doors are open for Chino in 2015...Berto is one of the most exciting welterweights out there, so why not? Those are hell of a fights. Even ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ROBERT GARCIA TALKS RIOS VS. ALVARADO III: "EVERYBODY KNOWS IT'S GOTTA BE A WAR"
"If Alvarado comes to box and move around, well then it won't be a war like the first one, but he'll fight. He can't disappoint. Everybody knows it's gotta be a war...he's ready to get back in the ring. He wants to show that he ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] MICHAEL PEREZ EAGER TO BE UNLEASHED ON LUCAS MATTHYSSE OR ANY OTHER BIG NAME: "I AIN'T SCARED OF NOBODY"
"It's whatever, man. I'm up for all comers. I'm just looking to reach that plateau...whatever route I gotta take to do that, then I'm willing to fight anybody. I ain't scared of nobody...I'm ready to be unleashed," stated jr. ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] J'LEON LOVE PICKING PACQUIAO OVER ALGIERI, BUT WOULD LIKE TO SEE AN UPSET
"Pacquiao is a very, very, very tough dude...but Chris Algieri is no walkover either...it'll be an interesting fight. Obviously I'ma take Pacquiao...I would like to see an upset," stated super middleweight contender J'Leon Love, who ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ROBERT GARCIA PRAISES CANELO ALVAREZ; SAYS CLASH WITH COTTO IS A PICK 'EM FIGHT
"It's a pick 'em fight, but Cotto has a lot of experience. He's been looking really good in his last couple of fights. Canelo's got the youth, so it's a hard fight to pick," stated world-class trainer Robert Garcia, who shared ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] J'LEON LOVE TALKS ABOUT WHAT IT'S LIKE TO TRAVEL AND HANG OUT WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER
"It was definitely a lot of fun...I had a great time...I was all over the place," stated super middleweight contender J'Leon Love, who talked about what it was like to travel the world and hang out with undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd ...... continue reading