Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC is staging another outstanding line-up of boxing on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at The Hangar, Orange County Fair Grounds, 88 Flair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 … for ticket information – go online to: www.fightcluboc.com Continue reading →
By Tom Donelson / Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America, and dmboxing.com contributor since 2008
The upcoming Mayweather-Berto is one of those fights that would have been attractive years ago when Berto was undefeated and whose career was on the rise. Now, Berto career as an elite championship caliber fighter has been on life support for years and he lost to two of Mayweather previous opponents; so there is little chance that he will win. The Berto who beat Freddy Hernandez five years ago might have the potential of producing a competitive fight but today’s Berto is not capable of providing a competitive fight unless Mayweather fights like he is 59 as oppose to the 39 he is presently.
A better question is why did Mayweather chose Berto for his “last fight” and his opportunity for 49 straight victories without a defeat. The answer is maybe, he wanted a chance to pick a fight that he could paint one more Picasso against a fighter who would come to him but not be a major threat to win. It is interesting who he didn’t pick including Keith Thurman, Kell Brook, or Amir Khan among others and some pundits have written that maybe Mayweather should have taken on triple G’s for the Middleweight title.
Ed Holmes / All Star Promotions is staging a night of professional boxing, and a special attraction is added to this outstanding card: a “Meet and Greet” with current WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0 / 30 by KO).
The boxing show features ten bouts, along with Golovkin signing autographs and taking photos.
Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC is staging another outstanding line-up of boxing on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at The Hangar, Orange County Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 … for tickets, which are only $55.00, go online to: www.fightcluboc.com.
My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video links regarding upcoming fights. Here’s a look at the IBF/WBO/WBA light heavyweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds, Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1 / 24 by KO) vs. Nadjib Mohammedi (37-3 / 23 by KO) airing on HBO, Saturday, July 25, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video clips regarding upcoming fights. Here’s a look at Timothy Bradley (31-1-1 / 12 by KO) vs. Jessie Vargas (26-0 / 9 by KO), scheduled 12 rounds, for the “vacant” WBO welterweight championship – airing on HBO Saturday, June 27, from the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
My friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his video shorts regarding upcoming fights.
Here’s a look at Nicholas Walters (25-0 / 21 by KO) vs. Miguel Marriaga (20-0 / 18 by KO) WBA featherweight championship and Felix Verdejo (17-0 / 13 by KO) vs. Ivan Najera (16-0 / 8 by KO) lightweight bout. This HBO doubleheader airs this Saturday, June 13, from Madison Square Garden, New York.
My friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his video clips regarding upcoming fights. Here’s a look at Miguel Cotto ( 39-4 / 32 by KO) vs. Daniel Geale (31-3 / 16 by KO) WBC middleweight title fight, scheduled for 12 rounds — airing on HBO, Saturday, June 6, from Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York.
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Member Boxing Writers Association of America
Feature Writer for dmboxing.com since 2008
While much of the boxing world focusing on the aftermath of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, what is being missed are the young boxing stars making their marks. Saul Alvarez is one of those stars and his three round demolition of James Kirkland showed a young fighter developing into a star. Since his loss to Mayweather, he won three in a row, two knock out victories and a close split decision victory over Erislandy Lara.
Despite being 24 years old, he is now 45-1, with his only loss to Floyd Mayweather. While many pundits are not sure how to rate Mayweather, one milepost to judge him will be the career of Alvarez. If Alvarez becomes an elite fighter in his own right, this certainly enhances Mayweather’s own legacy as he defeated Alvarez when Alvarez was 22 years old and coming off impressive victory over Austin Trout. Mayweather gave the bigger Alvarez a boxing lesson and Alvarez may be that fighter that years from now that will cement Mayweather’s own greatness to higher heights.