Author Archives: Howard Knowles

Mayweather vs McGregor – Good for boxing?

Please No, Not Again! Not after the aftermath of the Mayweather/Pacquiao from May 2015 in which casual boxing fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth, PPV sales decreased, and boxing had a bad image in the sports world. In my opinion it wasn’t the $100 price tag it came with but the lack of action, after the years of the buildup was what did it. Pacquiao who is an all-time great fighter, fought the fight with an injured shoulder, and while he had his great moments in rounds 2, 4, 6, 8 & 9, Mayweather out pointed ...

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Ward vs Kovalev – Post Match Review

Whatever doubts there were after Andre Ward was given a highly controversial unanimous decision, along with three light heavyweight title belts following his November fight against Sergey Kovalev, there were none remaining after Saturday night. I predicted Andre Ward to win by decision, and in a shocking fashion Andre Ward won via knockout to the body in the 8th round! Although Kovalev said he trained for better stamina, he seemed to be very winded after the 4th round. Ward had a vicious body attack but he was warned twice during the fight for low blows. Kovalev claimed the final body ...

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Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev Part 2 – Fight Prediction

Normally a boxing rematch consists of one of three possibilities, 1) the winner of the first fight wins more decisively, 2) the rematch doesn’t truly live up to the excitement of the first fight or 3) the rematch shows who the true winner of the first fight was or should have been. On occasion, there are some rematches that are even better than the first fight, but the majority of the time, those are the possibilities. There are examples for each possibility in boxing history. We had Floyd Mayweather defeat Marcos Maidana more decisively in their rematch; we had Muhammad ...

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Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev Part 2 – Fight Preview

There’s an old saying that “sometimes it’s so nice, you want to see it twice”, that saying rings true for this weekend’s matchup in the Light Heavyweight Division, with the rematch between Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward. The first fight was won by Ward in a hard fought decision that came in controversial fashion, with Ward being knocked down in the 2nd  round and coming back to win the fight, giving Kovalev his first loss and becoming the Light Heavyweight champion. Kovalev disagreed with the decision and used his immediate rematch clause and here we are with part two. Ward fans ...

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