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D. S.    426

Doesn't he have a ridiculous guaranteed pay with the PPV cut being the icing on the million dollar cake?

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Damo R.    29,658

Official: Deontay Wilder To Face Dereck Chisora June 15th At Wembley

Over this past weekend, Hall of Fame British promoter Frank Warren wrote about how he had made Deontay Wilder?s promotional team Golden Boy a big offer to come back to the UK and fight former British champ Dereck Chisora. Well, despite news breaking at the start of the week that the unbeaten ?Bronze Bomber? had been released on bail for assault, the fight is now all set to go.

As reported by Boxing News, Wilder, 28-0(28) will face ?Del Boy,? 16-4(10) at Wembley Arena on June 15th. Also on Warren?s show will be Frankie Gavin against Denton Vassell as welterweight and the super-middleweight showdown between Paul Smith and Tony Dodson. It will almost certainly be the heavyweight clash that grabs the most headlines.

Chisora claims he has wanted to fight Wilder ?for two years,? and many fans also want to see the giant with the dynamite right hand tested. This test should come on June 15th. Chisora is his usual confident self:

?I first saw Wilder two years ago and I said to my trainer it would be a great fight for me,? Chisora said. ? He has been protected but not anymore.?

Wilder-Chisora will be scheduled for ten-rounds.

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Cotto eyes $10 million purse against Canelo

Three-time world champion in different divisions Miguel Cotto reportedly could earn a purse of $10 million in a September 14th showdown against undefeated WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Saul ?Canelo? Alvarez. The fight would be a production of Canelo Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions so the negotiations to reach a financial agreement shouldn?t present problems given Cotto?s close relationship with Oscar de la Hoya, President of GBP. Although Cotto has lost his last two fights, his market value hasn?t diminished dramatically due to how close the fights were against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and then Austin Trout.

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MightyJordan    7,824

Hmm, from what I've just seen of Deontay Wilder on YouTube, I think it's safe to say Del Boy is doomed. :p

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Damo R.    29,658

Hmm, from what I've just seen of Deontay Wilder on YouTube, I think it's safe to say Del Boy is doomed. :p

28-0 (28 kos) yep he's doomed :rofl:

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MightyJordan    7,824

Might be jumping the gun here, but maybe Wilder could actually stand a chance against one of the Klitschkos? He's the same height as Vitali at 6' 7" (Wladimir is 6' 6"), and he's got a longer reach than both of them at 84" (Wladimir's 81", and Vitali's 79"). And looking at his past fights, he's definitely got some powerful punches in him. If he fought one of them, I'd bet at the very least he scores a knockdown.

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Damo R.    29,658

Might be jumping the gun here, but maybe Wilder could actually stand a chance against one of the Klitschkos? He's the same height as Vitali at 6' 7" (Wladimir is 6' 6"), and he's got a longer reach than both of them at 84" (Wladimir's 81", and Vitali's 79"). And looking at his past fights, he's definitely got some powerful punches in him. If he fought one of them, I'd bet at the very least he scores a knockdown.

He has a chance but Wilder has always been fed jobbers and people who he is expected to batter, look at his last fight against Fraudley Harrison and he battered him in 70 seconds

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Lingwo    490

Can he actually be clever when boxing though or is he a bit like Ricky Hatton? as in he has no real tactics.

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Damo R.    29,658

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Damo R.    29,658
Golden Boy Promotions has denied that their fighter Deontay Wilder will face Dereck Chisora on June 15 in London as announced by Chisora?s promoter Frank Warren. Wilder may not be allowed out of the country due to pending felony charges.

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MightyJordan    7,824

Can he actually be clever when boxing though or is he a bit like Ricky Hatton? as in he has no real tactics.

Good question. Going from his fight with A-Farce, I'd go with the latter.

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D. S.    426

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Lucas Matthysse keeps rising but I cannot figure his path to greatness due to insane amount of weight classes boxing has. I wish they would just move to the MMA system with Cruserweight added for good measure.

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Damo R.    29,658

Lucas Matthysse is a beast, I would love to see him fed to Khan and then see Khan get KTFO because of his glass chin :D

Froch vs Kessler this weekend :D

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Damo R.    29,658

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Damo R.    29,658

Dereck Chisora could face Tyson Fury at Wembley in July

Dereck Chisora could fight Tyson Fury at Wembley Arena in July after his clash with American Deontay Wilder on 15 June was cancelled.

Wilder is unable to travel because of criminal allegations and Chisora will headline a rearranged show in London, with Fury, Fres Oquendo and Manuel Charr all possible opponents.

"I just want to fight again and I'm hungry for another world title opportunity," said Chisora.

The 29-year-old lost to Fury in 2011.

Manchester-born heavyweight Fury, who beat Londoner Chisora on a unanimous decision two years ago, is now undefeated in 21 fights after stopping American Steve Cunningham in the seventh round in New York in April.

Chisora has lost four times in 20 outings, including a world title fight against Vitali Klitschko and against British rival David Haye. He stopped Argentine Hector Avila in his last fight in April.

His promoter Frank Warren said offers had also been made to Puerto Rican Oquendo (35-7) and Lebanon's Charr (23-1), who was due to fight Haye on 29 June until the Briton withdrew because of injury.

"I'm concentrating on my next fight and whoever is in front of me on 20 July is going to take a beating," added Chisora.

On the undercard to Chisora, two unbeaten members of Warren's stable, Frankie Gavin and Denton Vassell, will face each other.

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Damo R.    29,658

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It's official, the highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is locked and loaded for September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will headline a Showtime pay-per-view card, and will take place over Mexican Independence Day weekend, a traditional big fight date. It is the biggest bout which could be made in the sport right now, and it's also the toughest fight out there for Mayweather.

The Mayweather vs. Canelo bout was long presumed to be next for both men, but it's great to see this one finalized nice and early, ending the unnecessary speculation, and allowing all parties to simply focus on the fight ahead.

Mayweather vs. Canelo will be fought at a catchweight of 152 pounds. There had been some talk that Mayweather wanted Canelo to come down to welterweight, but in reality, that was surely just a negotiating tactic.

Still, on fight night, it's likely that Canelo weighs at least 165 or 170 pounds, offering him a large size and strength advantage. He also has youth and power on his side, presenting a unique challenge for Mayweather to face in his career. Of course, Canelo has never fought anybody that approaches Mayweather's skill-set for experience.

Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) is currently rated as the number 1 pound for pound boxer on the planet. He's also the number 1 fighter at 147 lbs.

ProBoxing-Fans.com currently has Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) ranked at number 14 on our pound for pound list. He's the number 1 fighter at 154 lbs -- but only because we don't rank fighters in two divisions. Otherwise, Mayweather would still be regarded as the top man in that division as well, and Canelo would be number 2.

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Damo R.    29,658
Some interesting numbers being mentioned at Forbes.com. They claim if Alvarez-Mayweather pulls in 1.6 million PPV buys, the bout would gross $105 million with $50 million of that going to Floyd. We?ve heard elsewhere that Alvarez is in store for a $10-12 million payday. No terms of the deal have been officially revealed.

Forbes also claims Showtime lost up to $12 million on Mayweather-Guerrero.

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D. S.    426

What they wanted was you vs Pacquiao. He's just going to beat Canelo pillar to post.

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Damo R.    29,658

What they wanted was you vs Pacquiao. He's just going to beat Canelo pillar to post.

Yeah but sadly now that holds zero to no appeal after he got shown up against Marquez

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D. S.    426

Yeah but sadly now that holds zero to no appeal after he got shown up against Marquez

I wonder what the PPV number will be for that fight. Mayweather may end up pricing himself out of a career. Showtime and HBO aren't in the money losing business to support 50 million per fight and not sell 1 million PPV at least.

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Kriz    186

Watched the Froch fight last weekend, first boxing ive watched in years due to lack of interest (and excitement being an MMA fan for 15 years), just couldnt get into it, not knocking the sport at all but i just couldnt get used to lack of kicking and being broken up every 7 seconds when they touched eachother.

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D. S.    426

Watched the Froch fight last weekend, first boxing ive watched in years due to lack of interest (and excitement being an MMA fan for 15 years), just couldnt get into it, not knocking the sport at all but i just couldnt get used to lack of kicking and being broken up every 7 seconds when they touched eachother.

Just don't. Really. Boxing has been tepid for years and there are so many belts moving around that you can't really focus on anything. Stick to MMA, lots of good promotions around and it's easier to keep track of interesting fights and title changes.

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Damo R.    29,658

Just don't. Really. Boxing has been tepid for years and there are so many belts moving around that you can't really focus on anything. Stick to MMA, lots of good promotions around and it's easier to keep track of interesting fights and title changes.

The belt situation annoys me as well actually, WBA,WBO,IBF,WBF,WBC,Ring Magazine,WBC Diamond just so many :/

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Kriz    186

Just don't. Really. Boxing has been tepid for years and there are so many belts moving around that you can't really focus on anything. Stick to MMA, lots of good promotions around and it's easier to keep track of interesting fights and title changes.

Ha yeh that was another thing, the title holders came up i assumed that was heavyweight, light heavyweight and so on.. No :| they were all in the same weightclass, how confusing!!

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