Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Amir Mansour Feels Ready To Face The Best Heavyweights

By BoxingBet.pl

Undefeated heavyweight contender Amir Mansour (17-0, 13 KOs) doesn’t despair over securing a big fight in the near future. The American southpaw in his last ring appearance beat Dominique Alexander (23-16-1, 11 KOs) by knocking him out in the first round. Mansour, who still has been complaining about a lack of notable opponents, will most likely be back in the ring in April, maybe against veteran Fres Oquendo (35-7, 23 KOs).

“I’m going to fight on April 12th. I was trying to get a fight with Tomasz Adamek, Seth Mitchell, Cristobal Arreola, Tony Thompson and all top American and world heavyweights. Unfortunately, none of those guys took my challenge. When I fought with Dominique Alexander for the WBO NABO title, I beat him and I won the belt. We wanted to defend that title against Chris Arreola, but his team said “no”. Seth Mitchell’s team said the same. But as soon as I vacated NABO belt last year, Mitchell fought for it with [Chazz] Witherspoon. All these guys avoid me but I still try to secure a big fight to give fans what they want. It seems that in my next bout I will face [Fres] Oquendo, because he was the only one notable heavyweight who accepted my challenge,” Mansour said to boxingbet.pl [1].

“All of these heavyweights from all over the world, they keep fighting with guys that they know they can beat. Fighting with guys they know they can beat over and over! That's why the heavyweight division is no longer exciting. For the last six years, for the first time in the history of boxing the heavyweight division has not been the main division in boxing that people are interested in watching. That's because current champions, the Klitschkos, they continue fighting guys that they know they can beat, but I will say that it's also the organizations who are ranking guys that don't deserve title shots. So we've gotta stop playing politics in boxing and start putting the best against the best. That's what we have to start doing to bring the exciting back to the heavyweight division,” he added.

Mansour doesn’t hide that he is most interested in facing Tomasz Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs), who is currently trying to secure his second title shot in the heavyweight division.

"I want to fight with Tomasz Adamek, because he is ranked high in the world rankings and he’s in the top ten among all of the top heavyweights, just behind the Klitschkos. If I beat a guy who is number one, the Klitschko brothers will have to fight me. That’s why I want to face Adamek. What are his weaknesses? He goes forward and he doesn’t do anything after attacks. None of the heavyweights can beat Amir Mansour if they go forward. I hit too hard, I’m too strong and too fast. Nobody wants to see Tomasz Adamek fight Klitschko again! Who wants to see that? Nobody, because they know that would be another blow out just like his brother [Vitali Klitschko] blew him out. I don't want to see that, the people don't want to see that. They want to see him fight someone who is on the same level. They don't want to see his fight against another Klitschko."

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dan_cov on 02-22-2013

If he can stay out of trouble despite his age I think he can have some good success. Would love to see him against Adamek, Pulev, Glazkov and the likes. Oquendo would be a step in the right direction.

Comment by cupocity303 on 02-22-2013

[QUOTE=MadMark62;13070572]Maybe the guy should keep out of jail long enough to fight for the title. Foolish man .[/QUOTE] [SIZE="3"] Yeah. I thought he was still in jail but I guess he got out. I suppose he has the right to…

Comment by MadMark62 on 02-22-2013

Maybe the guy should keep out of jail long enough to fight for the title. Foolish man .

Comment by Rip Chudd on 02-22-2013

Hardcore Mansour!!! This dude is the real deal, despite his age he has the speed, power, and skill to beat any heavyweight out there. I've been pulling for this dude for awhile unfortunately his run ins with the law have…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Groves May Request New WBSS Date if Injury Needs Time To Heal William Silva Tops Card on March 3 in Clearwater, Florida Video: Paulie Malignaggi Breaks Down Garcia's Win Over Rios Brandon Rios: I'm Mad Over Stoppage, I Was Ready To Continue! Video: Shawn Porter Talks Confrontation With Danny Garcia Sauerland: We'll Wait Before Making Decision On WBSS Final Isaac Zarate, Ruben Villa Win Bouts in Ontario, California Subriel Matias, Alfredo Santiago Win Bouts in Puerto Rico Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki Finalized For April 28, HBO Eubank Sr. Admits: My Son Didn't Perform, Didn't Show His Level Video: Mikey Garcia Talks Lomachenko-Linares, Lipinets, More McGuigan: Groves' Shoulder is Massive Concern For Tournament DeGale To Eubank Jr: Now Go Crawl Back Under Your Rock! Photos: David Benavidez Hands a Pure Beating To Ronald Gavril Photos: Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander Fight To Controversial Draw Photos: Danny Garcia Blasts Brandon Rios With a Monster Shot Thurman: Spence Can Beat Me? I Will Handle Him, Whoop His Ass! Photos: Groves Hands a Bloody Chris Eubank Jr. a Boxing Lesson Photos: Yordenis Ugas Stops Ray Robinson To Secure Spence Video: Brandon Rios Post-Fight Reaction To Knockout, More Video: Thurman, Porter Sit Down and Negotiate Rematch in Vegas Benavidez: I Was Told Gavril Suffered a Broken Jaw, Broken Nose Vincent Feigenbutz With Controversial TKO of Ryno Liebenberg Video: Angel Garcia Post-Fight Reaction To Rios Knockout, More Video: Danny Garcia Post-Fight Reaction To Rios Knockout, More Video: Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter- Confrontation in Las Vegas Photos: Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter - Face To Face, Trade Words Yordenis Ugas is Ready: I Want Errol Spence Next! Victor Ortiz Not Happy With Draw: I Did Enough To Win! Danny Garcia Drills a Very Game Brandon Rios in Ninth Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard David Benavidez Beats Down Ronald Gavril, Wins Decision David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Yordenis Ugas Stops Ray Robinson in Seven, Secures Spence Shot Devon Alexander, Victor Ortiz Battle To a Majority Draw Benavidez Intends to ‘Destroy’ Gavril, Solidify Spot in Division Caleb Plant Easily Out-Boxes ‘Porky’ Medina, Remains Unbeaten Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios - CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr: Did I Underestimate George Groves? Maybe. Hamed Rips Eubank Jr: He Should Retire, Not at Level He Thinks He Is!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement