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.

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