Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings - A Changing of the guard?

An intriguing match-up takes place Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, in the heart of New York City, as Wladimir Klitschko defends his portions of the Heavyweight Championship against Bryant “By-By” Jennings.  One major component, in this fight, is that Jennings is an American Heavyweight, who has a chance to gobble up a good portion of the Heavyweight belts, with a win at the famous boxing venue.

Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland on upcoming clash

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) and Texas knockout artist James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) participated in an international media conference call on Tuesday, April 21 to discuss their upcoming 12-round super welterweight bout set for May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The super welterweight fight will also be televised live on May 9 on HBO World Championship Boxing ® at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Quick hits of Asia

Below the world level many fans don't really know what goes on in Asia so with that in mind I' though I'd put together some of the recent low level stories in a quick hits type of post

-Former world title challenger Shin Ono (18-6-2, 2) has returned to gym work following the injury that forced him to pull out of a Japanese title fight with Yu Kimura back in March.

A Marvelous Anniversary

Thirty years ago today Marvelous Marvin Hagler defended his Undisputed Middleweight Championship against Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Hearns. The match up was dubbed The Fight, and there has never been a more appropriate title given to a boxing match during the promotional stage. 

Everything has pretty much been written about this fight over the years. Spectators who viewed it live will never forget it. Spectators who viewed it at the Out Door Arena in Caesar’s Palace have even greater stories to tell about this savage battle. 

Guillermo Rigondeaux is heading to UK next month to publicly confront Scott Quigg

Unified super bantamweight world champion Guillermo "The Jackal" Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs), arguably the most avoided reigning world title holder in modern boxing history, will travel to London next month in order to publicly confront his mandatory challenger, Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs), the World Boxing Association (WBA) "regular" 122-pound division titlist.

A month ago in an unusual move, Rigondeaux' manager Gary Hyde formally petitioned the WBA to enforce a mandatory title fight between his WBA Super champion and Quigg. Hyde is awaiting the WBA's decision. Rigondeaux is also the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and The Ring magazine's super bantamweight champion.

The Tenacious Irish

In the world of prizefighting where intimidation is a norm amongst fighters to gain a psychological edge against each other- its effects nearly physical to anyone inflicted with a shade of self-doubt- Irish Andy Lee daunts you in a curios manner, with steady values of humility and self-awareness.   His aura lacks the braggadocio mundane to the boxing world that he even openly acknowledges Kazakh Gennady Golovkin, a likely future Middleweight opponent, a much better fighter than himself.  In this admission, his voice is completely void of the slightest hint of fear that it nerves you.  For it could only be that such a man so sure of his worth and embraces his place as a fighter must have confronted and made peace with himself through his days of solace. His interviews lack the usual fanfare, the outrageous statements and outlandish predictions commonly made to hype up fights.  While outside the ring he strikes you as a modest man, one fears the madness of a fighter who dares to step inside the ring against any man to confront his greatest opponent:  Himself. 

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