Category Archives: Upcoming Fights

Mayweather vs. Berto … and Other Thoughts

 Mayweather - Berto

By Tom Donelson  / Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America, and 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.

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Upcoming Fight Card and “Meet & Greet” Gennady Golovkin

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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.


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Hey Harold!


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.

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Hey Harold!


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.

(click onto link below to view video)

Hey Harold!


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.

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Henry Calles – upcoming fight

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By David Martinez /

The return to the ring of our Team Duke’s boxer, Henry Calles,  will take place THIS Saturday, May 30th, in Simi Valley, California.

The super middleweight (168 pounds) bout is scheduled for 4 rounds against Brian True.  Other bouts will also be featured in this live show of professional boxing.

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A Santa Barbara, California native, Henry is ready and focused for this – his third pro fight.  Your support for Henry is much appreciated and hopefully we will see you at the fights.

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Boxing Starting to Find Its Way


By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Member Boxing Writers Association of America
Feature Writer for 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.

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