Mayweather vs Maidana 2: Marcos Maidana’s rematch game plan

By Scott Christ

Marcos Maidana had some success with Floyd Mayweather in May, but will need to go to another level to beat him on September 13.

Source: Bad Left Hook


Carl Froch: Fight with James DeGale would be ‘huge’ for UK audience

By Scott Christ

Carl Froch is sounding more open to a fight with James DeGale, saying it could be a huge fight in the United Kingdom.

Carl Froch appears to be warming to the idea of a fight with IBF mandatory challenger James DeGale, as the two Matchroom Boxing fighters could make for a big domestic fight in the United Kingdom, according to Froch:

“Any contest between me and him would be huge, for the British audience in particular. It would be a domestic fight between a legend of the sport and an Olympic champion. He wants to be the first British gold medallist to go on and win a world title and a fight between us would create plenty of interest.”

Froch (33-2, 24 KO) is coming off of a big knockout win over George Groves in their May 31 rematch, which brought about 80,000 fans to Wembley Stadium and was a major sporting event in the United Kingdom, and also garnered pretty notable U.S. interest, too. With Andre Ward inactive, Froch stands as the world’s top super middleweight at the moment, and DeGale (19-1, 13 KO) has emerged as a top contender.

The 28-year-old DeGale has bounced around promotionally in his career, going from Frank Warren to Mick Hennessy to Eddie Hearn. He’s won nine straight fights since a grudge match loss to Groves in 2011.

Source: Bad Left Hook


Mayweather vs Maidana 2: All Access, Full Episode 1

By Scott Christ

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana are preparing to meet in their September 13 rematch on Showtime PPV. Check out the first episode of All Access.

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Broner vs Taylor, Matthysse vs Ortiz, Frampton vs Martinez II, more: Boxing TV schedule and fight times for September 3-6

By Scott Christ

Adrien Broner, Andre Berto, and Lucas Matthysse return on Showtime, while Carl Frampton seeks his first world title this week.

Wednesday, September 3

FOX Sports 2 (AUS), 7:00 am EDT, Mark Flanagan vs Balazs Varga, Shannon King vs Rey Anton Olarte.

Saturday, September 6

AWE / BoxNation (UK), 2:00 pm EDT, Kiko Martinez vs Carl Frampton, Eamonn O’Kne vs Virgilijus Stapulionis, Jamie Conlan vs Daryl Basadre. The best news about the Klitschko-Pulev cancellation is we’ll get to pay full attention to what likely will be a better fight, as Frampton looks to pick up his first world title in a rematch with Martinez in Belfast. The undercard is the usual nothing. BLH will have live coverage.


SHO, 9:25 pm EDT, Adrien Broner vs Emmanuel Taylor, Lucas Matthysse vs Roberto Ortiz, Andre Berto vs Steve Upsher Chambers. None of these fights are seen as truly legitimate tests for any of the A-side fighters, as this is another Haymon-fueled Showtime Showcase. Broner had an easy night in May against Carlos Molina after his first pro loss to Marcos Maidana in December 2013, and Taylor is a step up from Molina, though closer to the level that Broner was being criticized for facing before his loss than he is to Maidana or another top fighter. Taylor can fight, but on paper, Broner should win this one going away. Of course, that depends on how good Broner actually is, I guess. Matthysse-Ortiz should be a trucking, while Berto is in understandably soft coming off of a year out of the ring due to shoulder surgery. BLH will have live coverage.


Televisa (MEX), 11:00 pm EDT, Mariana Juarez vs Carla Weiss, Mickey Roman vs Juan Jose Farias.

Azteca (MEX), 11:30 pm EDT, Juan Francisco Estrada vs Giovani Segura, Jackie Nava vs Alicia Ashley. It’s a very good main event, and supposedly beIN Espanol will have the fights, too, though those will be on delay.

UniMas, Midnight EDT, Juan Diaz vs Carlos Cardenas, Brad Solomon vs Freddy Hernandez, Egor Mekhontsev vs Samuel Miller. Baby Bull Diaz continues his tepid comeback, with his fifth straight small card soft touch. It’s enough to wonder if he’s really seriously back in the sport, or just making a little coin beating up guys he knows he can beat up. Solomon-Hernandez is a decent matchup, and Mekhontsev is a real prospect.

Source: Bad Left Hook



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