Boxing News Round-Up 15.3.17: Saunders Wants GGG vs Canelo Winner

Billie Joe Saunders wants winner of Canelo vs Golovkin

Billie Joe Saunders wants to fight the winner of the rematch between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Genady Golovkin, scheduled for May 2018.

Saunders first has to defend his WBO middleweight belt against Martin Murray but his promoter Frank Warren has spoken about the possibility of his client facing off against the winner of the bout between Golovkin and Canelo.

“If Canelo wins, I don’t think he will go anywhere near Bill. I think he frightens the life out of him. They all thought Lemieux was going to do a job on Billy, which you know isn’t how it turned out, and I think he scared him off,” Warren stated.

”Tom Loeffler has told me he’s interested if his man Golovkin wins,” “Let me tell you, Tom. So are we and so is Bill. You know how serious Bill is in fighting Golovkin. GGG is a great fighter, but Bill is hitting his form that we all knew and the ability that I always knew was inside of him.”

Source: Vital Boxing

Parker to introduce new tricks for Anthony Joshua bout

Joseph Parker is planning to utilize new tricks as he aims to defeat Anthony Joshua next month in
Cardiff. Parker and Joshua are set to trade blows at a sold-out Principality Stadium on 31 March in a unification contest that will see the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles going on the line.

Joshua has a height advantage going into the contest as he is two inches taller than Parker. The native New Zealand boxer is, however, looking to even the odds by introducing some fresh ideas to his plan for the fight in order to claim the victory, and Joshua’s title belts.

“With this fight we’re doing a lot of different training, we’re also introducing new things,” he told Sky Sports. “Not complicated things, but things that will make us stand out on the night.”

Source: Sky Sports Boxing

Canelo will have to prove himself: Paulie Maglignaggi

Paulie Malignaggi has said that he believes that Genady Golovkin (37-0- 1) was the clear victor during his first bout against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (49-1- 2) in September last year.

The match went on to end in a controversial draw despite many pundits and fans feeling that it was Golovkin who fought the better fight on the day.

Judges scored the 12-round event 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Golovkin and 114-114. The rematch has been set for May 5th, with a location still to be determined.

Maglignaggi believes that Golovkin was the winner during the first fight and because of that, he feels that Canelo will need to prove himself next time around.

“I felt Golovkin won. I felt Golovkin won the fight pretty convincingly. Having said that, it was a good fight, it generated a lot of opinions on it, it generated a lot of hype, so sure you have to do it again based on the result,” Malignaggi told BoxingScene.com.

Source: Boxing Scene

Mayweather’s uncle claims signature shoulder won’t help in UFC

The uncle of Floyd Mayweather has claimed that his nephew will have to abandon the boxing move that made him one of the best in boxing if he is to succeed in the UFC.

Mayweather who has a 50-0 boxing record has been linked with a return to combat sports through the UFC.

The retired Mayweather took on UFC star Conor McGregor in a bout in August last year to take his boxing record to 50-0 and there has been speculation recently which has suggested that the two could have a re-match, this time being in the UFC Octagon.

Jeff Mayweather has warned his nephew against the “shoulder roll” move which made him a star in boxing.

Jeff believes that if Floyd wants to do well in the Octagon, he would need to use his legs and take full advantage of the space that would be given.

He said: “As long as he does that, he gives himself a chance. He gives himself a chance because he keeps it within striking distance.”

Source: Business Insider

Callum Smith confident he can beat Chris Eubank Jr or George Groves

Callum Smith is determined to prove himself in the World Boxing Super Series and is confident that he can beat George Groves or Chris Eubank Jr.

British super middleweight title holder Smith will be watching intently when Groves and Eubank Jr face off in an highly anticipated bout this Saturday night.

“Im in boxing to become the best in the world and have the big domestic fights. It doesn’t really get much bigger than a world title fight against Groves or Eubank,” Smith exclusively told Sky Sports.

“Of course I would be lying if I said I didn’t look at that fight, but I knew I had two tough fights to get there and I’ve come through one against [Erik] Skoglund and I’ve got another one against Braehmer. I entered the tournament to become a world champion. I beat Braehmer and I get to fight for the world title in a big domestic fight, so I couldn’t really ask for anything more.”

Source: Sky Sports Boxing

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