When Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez stepped up to face Floyd Mayweather Jr in the most lucrative fight in boxing history last September, the 23-year-old was cruelly exposed over 12 one-sided rounds. His next opponent, Cuba’s Erislandy Lara, is confident he can do the same in Las Vegas on July 12.
Earlier this month, Floyd Mayweather was pushed to the limit by Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana, winning a close majority decision. Did ‘El Chino’ do enough to earn a rematch or should Mayweather face a new opponent on his return to the ring in September? Share your thoughts in our poll.
As 2011 draws to a close with a packed schedule full of intriguing bouts, Knockoutpunch looks to the future and reveals its wishlist for 2012 in the lightweight, light-welterweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions.
This weekend saw some major upsets across the pond, with two much-hyped prospects losing their unbeaten records in devastating fashion. But can David Lemieux and James Kirkland bounce back from these morale-sapping defeats and live up to their promise?
Ryan Rhodes has once again earned the right to fight for a world title. The Sheffield born fighter has been pencilled in to take on WBC champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez for his light-middleweight title in Guadalajara, Mexico on 18 June. With ‘Spice Boy’ involved, it is bound to be a thriller.