Articles by author: Keith Idec(2555 results)

Arum: Golovkin Won Easy; What Were Byrd and Trella Watching?!

Bob Arum has experienced plenty of dubious judging, both for and against his fighters, during a Hall-of-Fame career as a promoter that has spanned more than 50 years. But even Arum was surprised that ...Read More

Hughie Fury: Parker Is Obviously Overlooking Me, Eyeing Joshua

Joseph Parker prefaces practically everything he says about possibly boxing Anthony Joshua by noting that he isn’t looking past Hughie Fury. The mandatory challenger for his WBO heavyweight title does...Read More

Joshua: Parker Quite Strong, Could Stop Hughie Fury Late

The best British heavyweight in boxing doesn’t expect one of his countrymen to join him as a recognized champion Saturday night. Anthony Joshua told London’s Daily Mirror that he thinks Joseph Parker ...Read More

Golovkin Promoter Not Sure if Cotto Would Fight GGG in December

LAS VEGAS – Now that Canelo Alvarez has announced he won’t return to the ring until May, Gennady Golovkin’s handlers have their sights set on another former WBC middleweight champion. Tom Loeffler, Go...Read More

NSAC Director Won't Put Byrd Back in Soon, But Still Will Judge

Adalaide Byrd’s boss won’t abandon the veteran judge based on the instantly infamous scorecard she submitted Saturday night. Bob Bennett, the executive director for the Nevada State Athletic Commissio...Read More

Gennady Golovkin: Byrd's Bad Scorecard is 'Terrible for Boxing'

LAS VEGAS – Adalaide Byrd’s scorecard bothered even the mild-mannered middleweight champion who rarely says anything negative. An agitated Gennady Golovkin said in the aftermath of his draw with Canel...Read More

Abel Sanchez: I Expected Canelo to Tire Out & Run Like He Did

LAS VEGAS – Abel Sanchez wasn’t surprised when Canelo Alvarez moved away from Gennady Golovkin more than he had in previous fights. Golovkin’s trainer thought before their battle that Alvarez would ge...Read More

Hopkins: Canelo Handled 'Grim Reaper,' Rematch Will Be Easier

LAS VEGAS – Bernard Hopkins is impressed with how Canelo Alvarez dealt with a powerful opponent plenty of fans and media expected to knock him out. The former undisputed middleweight and light heavywe...Read More

Golovkin's Promoter: We'd Come Back to Vegas for Canelo Rematch

LAS VEGAS – The controversial scoring of his first fight in Las Vegas won’t prevent Gennady Golovkin from returning here for a rematch with Canelo Alvarez. Tom Loeffler, managing director for K2 Promo...Read More

De La Hoya: I'm Shocked at 118-110 Score, I Had 115-113 Canelo

LAS VEGAS – Even Canelo Alvarez’s promoter thinks Adalaide Byrd’s scorecard was way off. Oscar De La Hoya acknowledged during their post-fight press conference Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena that By...Read More

Canelo Confirms Return in May; Won't Commit to Golovkin Rematch

LAS VEGAS – It sure sounded Saturday night as if Canelo Alvarez will make Gennady Golovkin wait once again. The Mexican icon confirmed that he won’t return to the ring until May, but Alvarez wouldn’t ...Read More

Sanchez: Byrd Had Canelo-GGG Scorecard Filled Out Before Fight

LAS VEGAS – Abel Sanchez’s suspicions regarding judge Adalaide Byrd unfortunately were validated Saturday night. Sanchez was concerned when he learned Byrd was among the pool of judges the Nevada Stat...Read More

Kovalev Confirms Jackson Split; Explains Need for New Trainer

LAS VEGAS – Sergey Kovalev confirmed Saturday that he’ll no longer work with longtime trainer John David Jackson. The former light heavyweight champion called Jackson “a nice guy” during an interview ...Read More

Canelo: Golovkin's Not The Monster That Everybody Talked About

LAS VEGAS – Canelo Alvarez displayed a granite chin once again against one of boxing’s biggest punchers Saturday night. The determined Mexican superstar survived Gennady Golovkin persistent pressure, ...Read More

Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin Battle To a Split Draw

Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin Battle To a Split Draw

By Keith Idec - LAS VEGAS – The long-awaited showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin came to about as anticlimactic of a conclusion as possible Saturday night. The hard-hitting middleweig...Read More

Diego De La Hoya Dominates, Busts Up Randy Caballero

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas - In a battle of undefeated super bantamweights, Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) won a dominant ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Randy Caballero (24-1, ...Read More

Ryan Martin Tested, But Wins Split Decision Over Francisco Rojo

LAS VEGAS – Ryan Martin remained undefeated Saturday night, but Francisco Rojo made Martin work for every bit of his 20th victory. The relentless, rough Rojo made matters very difficult for the lightw...Read More

Monroe: Saunders Trash Talk a Weakness; Didn't Wanna Fight Me

Willie Monroe Jr. hasn’t allowed any of Billy Joe Saunders’ trash talk bother him. In fact, the middleweight contender considers Saunders’ over-the-top bravado a mask for the WBO middleweight champion...Read More

Sanchez Hopes Canelo Stands Up Between Rounds Against Golovkin

LAS VEGAS – Abel Sanchez doesn’t just want Canelo Alvarez to stand in the center of the ring against Gennady Golovkin. The middleweight champion’s trainer also wants Alvarez to stand between rounds du...Read More

Rojas Stops Marrero in 7th to Win Interim WBA Featherweight Title

LAS VEGAS – Jesus Rojas did it again Friday night. The rugged Puerto Rican knocked out defending champion Claudio Marrero in the seventh round to win the interim WBA featherweight title at MGM Grand’s...Read More