Broner is Overweight?

Not in the traditional sense. He won’t be showing up in any commercials with J-Hud, Janet Jackson, or Jared any time soon. But he is overweight, for his weight class. Aside from doping, making weight is one of the most critical aspects of a boxer’s life. Adrien Broner, whom many have likened to Floyd Mayweather, failed to make weight today for his fight tomorrow against Vicente Escobedo and defend his super featherweight title by 3.5 pounds. Your paycheck decided by 3.5 pounds. The only people in the world who can probably relate to Broner are supermodels. Will the fight go on tomorrow? Probably won’t. Here’s some quotes from the Escobedo camp: “We might not take…

Is Josesito Ready?

Josesito Lopez is really feeling good after his jaw breaking victory over Victor Ortiz. But is he really ready for Canelo on September 15th? Big Bad Ginger is proving to be quite the boxer. Strong chin, razor like focus, and determination. Our friends over at Beats, Boxing, Mayhem have all the scoop on what happened at the Alvarez/Lopez press conference yesterday in Los Angeles on good old Olvera Street. To read Beats, Boxing Mayhem’s story, click here.

Weekend Round-up

It just doesn’t pay to be the gentleman if you’re Amir Khan. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember what lead to this what was supposed to be a rematch. Fight one took place in Lamont Peterson’s hometown of DC although Khan was the champ. Chivalry is not dead but it does get trampled on. After controversial ring officiating, Khan looses the match on decision. The Peterson camp is insistent that Khan participate in random drug testing, Khan agrees, Bradley gets caught with magic elixir in his sample. Peterson fails drug test, so fight is up in smoke, no Snoop Dogg. Here comes Danny Garcia who’s in the right place at the right…

Friday Fight Action

This week on Friday Night Fights, boxing fans were treated to some awesome knock out action. The main card featured Super featherweight contender Javier Fortuna (20-0-0, 15 KO) vs. veteran Cristobal Cruz (39-14-3, 23 KO). Early predictions had Cruz besting Fortuna with his experience. The bout opened with both fighters getting into action early. Exchanging jabs and body shots, it didn’t seem like anyone had a clear edge early on. As the first round came to a close, Fortuna landed fast, hard shots that were damaging to Cruz but not lethal due to their telegraphed nature. The round ended with Fortuna finishing up strong and a battered Cruz retreating to the corner trying to hold…

K-9 Is Unleashed

This weekend’s fights, brought to you courtesy of Showtime , were topped off with Cornelius “K9” Bundrage knocking out Cory Spinks, again. This isn’t the first time this has happened. It wasn’t the previous massacre but it did happen. Maybe I’m a little partial to Bundrage. Well not Bundrage specifically but fighters like him. Fighters who work their way up through the ranks and keep pushing through even if they aren’t the limelight fighters. They fight for the love and not for the purse. The purse is nice though, after all they are PRIZE fighters. Bundrage you may (or may not) remember was a contestant on the reality boxing competition, The Contender. If it wasn’t…

Dirty Ortiz Falls Flat

Here we are again, back in the squared circle with Victor Ortiz. After seeing this weekend’s fight, I cannot be convinced that Victor Ortiz is not a dirty fighter. I watched the Mayweather v Ortiz fight several times and maybe just maybe, the head butt was accidental. But a punch to the back of the head? When you punch a fighter in the back of the head, it is clear you inten to do real, post fight damage. But karma always finds a way of working things out. In a turn of events, Josesito Lopez (a last minute substitute for the drug enhanced Andre Berto), gave the viewers an exciting blow by blow match up…

Chavez Wins Big

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. continued to work to step outside the shadow of his famous father and this weekend’s bout placed him in a better position to do so. Chavez Jr. put his (46-0-1, 32 KOs) record on the line against Andy Lee (28-2), a much taller opponent than JCC Jr. is used to at 6’2. Chavez stands 6’1 but thought Lee looked much bigger when he watched him on film. The height advantage didn’t matter. After a slow start, which he attributed to pre-fight leg cramps, JCC Jr. cut down Andy Lee in the 7th round, punishing him with a pounding to the body and head which included upper cuts and jabs. At one…

Heavyweight Makes Splash

Bryant Jennings, a relatively unknown fighter, is poised to become the next big thing. That’s not just because he’s a heavyweight; he has all the makings to be a star. Saturday night in Philadelphia, PA, Jennings put his perfect professional record of  13-0, 6 KO record on the line to face Steve Collins (25-1, 18 KO’s). Jennings coasted in the early rounds in an apparent attempt to feel out Collins’ punches and fighting style. Action soon picked up in the 3rd round with Jennings landing a battery of shots to the lower body and mid section on Collins. Collins attempted to get back in the match by launching punches to the body never did any…

Pac loses, WWJD?

Brace yourselves, the rapture may soon cometh? In earth shattering news, Manny Pacquiao lost. You read that correctly, he lost. What is going on here? First the zombies and now this? Michael Buffer announced Saturday night from the MGM that Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley beat Manny Pacquiao by split decision. Where is Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin to make of sense of all of this? Manny Pacquiao widely reported his new devotion to Jesus Christ and following the Bible, very admirable. Also admirable, the way he chuckled when Jim Lampley asked him if he was done with the philandering and gambling and other not so Jesus pleasing qualities. Did his new complete submission wipe out…

Pac/Bradley Weigh-in Live!

Tune-in here at 2:30 PM PST to watch the Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley weigh-in live courtesy of Yahoo!Sports. Thankfully there hasn’t been a positive drug test, something pretty common these days.