This Weeks Boxing News
At the moment it seems that Carl Froch is retired. This is currently changing on a weekly basis. Froch isn’t interested in the DeGale or GGG fights, he feels they aren’t big enough. They are big fights, but Froch feels as if they are still inferior to his rematch with Groves and he is probably right. Not sure GGG vs Froch will attract 80 000 fans, even as appealing as it is in the US. So it seems Froch will retire unless Andre Ward decides to have a rematch with Froch, in Nottingham. At this point, my guess is Froch won’t fight again.
Shawn Porter has lost no respect for Adrien Broner after defeating him convincingly on the weekend. Porter has mentioned to various media outlets that he has known Broner since he was 10. Porter also mentioned Broner has been swearing at his coaches since he was 10 and that since he never had respect for Broner, there was no more respect to lose. Harsh words, but that does provide a personal insight into the relationship between the two. Also keep in mind Broner’s next purse will be in the $500K range, this is 6 months after he turned down a $40 million 5 fight deal with Roc Nations.
Former WBA LHW Champion Danny Green has come out of retirement again at 42 years of age. Green has announced he will be fighting Tamas Kovacs from Slovakia on the 19th of August in Melbourne. Kovacs has fought one notable opponent and he lost by 3rd round TKO to Beibut Shumenov. Green will make Kovacs come in at Cruiserweight and the bout is a total mismatch and shouldn’t last much longer than 2 rounds. Green will do what he always does, call out Anthony Mundine for a rematch, which is the only cash option on the table for the West Australian. Unfortunately Mundine has bigger money bouts in the States waiting, so it might be a long wait for Danny. Green will pocket close to a clear $500 000, due to the Australian PPV Monopoly.
Austin Trout and Anthony Mundine look set to announce their bout shortly. Everything seems finalized, however there isn’t a rush to announce the bout since it’s 2 months away and most of the promotions have already been done, before the bout was previously re-scheduled. The winner will be in a great position to land a substantial name, with the bout occurring on PBC, in front of a nationwide audience.
Oscar De La Hoya also seems intent on a comeback. I do know he’s probably going to look awful after four years out of the ring and being 42 years of age. It’s okay for fighters to fight at an older age, provided their lifestyle is clean and healthy away from the ring. Oscar has had his ups and downs over the years and if he comes back it will look pretty bad. However, he does sell and regardless of who he fights, he will earn big $, close to $10 million.