Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wladimir KLITSCHKO (C) vs Tony THOMPSON - Odds

LIVE From Germany @ 4:30pmEST / Replay @ 10pmEST
Tony Thompson (31-1) vs Wladimir Klitschko (50-3)
(IBO, IBF, WBO Heavyweight Title)

Klitschko Wins [-650]
Thompson Wins [+450]
Fight Lasts 9 1/2 Rounds [+125]
Fight Ends Under 9 1/2 Rounds [-165]

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sergio Mora In Talks To Move Up, Face Pavlik

New WBC Light Middleweight champion Sergio Mora(21-0) appears to be in serious talks with dumping his title and moving back up in weight to face undisputed champ Kelly Pavlik(34-0) this fall. Mora previously had other ideas on how to move on, but those fights would have been in the Light Middleweight division, something Vernon Forrest would not allow. Forrest immediately let it be known that he would take full advantage of his 'iron-clad' rematch clause in their contract, demanding a quick rematch. The word is Forrest will not go continue after Mora to the 160 pound limit, so Mora/Pavlik appears to be a go so far.

Pavlik's fall bout had originally been scheduled to be against sturdy and dangerous contender Marco Antonio Rubio, but as that is out the door, there really isn't a better fight out there for Kelly this fall, as he plans to waste no time taking on Arthur Abraham(27-0) early next year. Abraham is a week removed from his shocking 4th round stoppage of Edison Miranda. Mora has spent the majority of his career at the 160 limit, so it will not be that much of a stretch to come back up against Pavlik. The fight would ultimately take place at the end of September, or middle October.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June 21 Betting Odds - Boxing

Non-Title Catchweight - 166 Pounds

Arthur Abraham - (26-0, 21KOs)


Edison Miranda - (36-2, 26KOs)


Monday, June 16, 2008

Today's Fight Rumors/Talks

Kelly Pavlik vs. Mikkel Kessler

Kessler says if Joe Calzaghe doesn't want to fight Kelly, he will gladly step in to take a fight with him in the fall.

Oscar De La Hoya vs. Miguel Cotto

Golden Boy Promotion and Top Rank have been in touch to discuss a possible December 6 pay-per-view bout on HBO. De La Hoya has come out and said that this is the fight he wants, and Top Rank/Cotto would be crazy to turn down such an offer. He still has to get past Antonio Margarito next month, but most expect him to do that.

Kelly Pavlik vs. Marco Antonio Rubio

This fight has been rumored to happen for a while now, and Bob Arum(Pavlik's promoter) says it would probably happen in September at a Cleveland venue.

Kelly Pavlik vs. Bernard Hopkins

Golden Boy Promotions has put this fight possibility out there, although it is far from likely that it would happen. Pavlik nor Arum care to go the sad Calzaghe route of fighting old guys well past their primes.

Ricardo Mayorga vs. Shane Mosley

Will this fight finally happen? Even though Mayorga isn't the same guy that demolished Vernon Forrest twice, people are still optimistic that he has a little bit left in the tank. Mosley was blown out by Forrest in their two fights. The matchup makes a lot of sense, and looks to be quite likely to happen this time.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

June 7 Betting Odds - Boxing

Kelly Pavlik


Gary Lockett



Daniel Ponce De Leon


Juan Manuel Lopez



Vernon Forrest


Sergio Mora



Paul Williams


Carlos Quintana