Daily Archives: April 19, 2016

Canelo focus on Khan, not GGG

Last Updated: 20/04/16 8:25am

Canelo Alvarez defends his WBC belt against Amir Khan on May 7

Canelo Alvarez defends his WBC belt against Amir Khan on May 7

Canelo Alvarez defends his WBC belt against Amir Khan on May 7

Canelo Alvarez insists he will not overlook “explosive” Amir Khan as he continues to plot a fight with Gennady Golovkin.

The Mexican superstar will start as huge favourite on May 7 when he defends his WBC middleweight title at a catchweight 155lbs against an opponent who has never before fought beyond welterweight.

Alvarez has long been on collision course with Golovkin, the unbeaten IBF and WBA Super champion who insists he will not agree to a unification contest at anything less than the standard 160lbs limit.

But the immediate concern is a dangerous assignment against Khan, who is convinced he can pull off a major shock in Las Vegas and stake his own claim to be considered among the pound-for-pound contenders.

Alvarez-Khan 'tale of the tape'

Alvarez-Khan 'tale of the tape'

Alvarez-Khan ‘tale of the tape’

Alvarez said: “He’s a fighter that’s very fast. He’s explosive, I’m training 100 per cent because I don’t like surprises.

“I never underestimate anyone in the ring because anything can happen. My job is to be prepared for the best possible fighter so I can give a great performance.

Gennady Golovkin holds the IBF and WBA Super versions of the middleweight title

Gennady Golovkin holds the IBF and WBA Super versions of the middleweight title

Gennady Golovkin holds the IBF and WBA Super versions of the middleweight title

“(Golovkin) is defeinitely in my future plans.

WATCH: Froch-Kessler II

Last Updated: 19/04/16 8:53pm

Check out Froch v Kessler II here

Check out Froch v Kessler II here

Check out Froch v Kessler II here

As part of Sky Sports’ 25 year celebrations we have uncovered two British boxing classics for your entertainment.

In the video above, Carl Froch avenged his previous loss in a rematch with the ‘Viking Warrior’ Mikkel Kessler, unifying the IBF and WBA super-middleweight championships.

And below,

WWE SmackDown Taping Results From London, England (SPOILERS)

WWE taped this week’s editions of WWE SmackDown and Main Event tonight at The O2 Arena in London, England.

WWE Main Event Taping

– Apollo Crews def. Curtis Axel

McCrory: Morales-Barrera magic

Glenn McCrory

Boxing Expert & Columnist

Last Updated: 20/04/16 10:48am

We look back at Marco Antonio Barrera's appearance on Ringside on the 16th anniversary of his classic fight with bitter rival Erik Morales

We look back at Marco Antonio Barrera's appearance on Ringside on the 16th anniversary of his classic fight with bitter rival Erik Morales

We look back at Marco Antonio Barrera’s appearance on Ringside on the 16th anniversary of his classic fight with bitter rival Erik Morales

A huge fan of Marco Antonio Barrera, Glenn McCrory watched his hero take on Erik Morales 16 years ago as a co-commentator – and he’s still got the t-shirt…

Quite simply, this one is my favourite fights ever.

I’ve covered plenty of big, famous fights on Sky Sports down the years but this one is still top of the pile and always will be. Yes, the fight was one of three meetings between Barrera and Morales but, like so many boxing trilogies, the first fight was truly special.

The first thing that sticks out was the fight didn’t have the same hype and build-up as others I had covered. When it was me and Ian Darke commentating, we often went out to the States a week before a fight but I remember wondering why we were going out there so early for this one.

Yes, it was going to be a Mexican shoot-out and yes, they were both world title holders but there were so many huge fights going on in those days and there didn’t seem to be many other people from our part of the world covering it.

We soon realised why we had been asked to travel out there early.

I have never seen two fighters throw so many punches so well and so accurately in my career. It was amazing.

Glenn McCrory

The grudge between Barrera and Morales still exists today. Even if they are both working on a TV show these days, Barrera and Morales just don’t talk to each other. They dislike each other deeply and in fight week back then, the bad blood between them was clear.

They were both great guys and me and Ian Darke got great access but even then, you could see the differences.

And as the fight got closer, the press conferences might not have been packed with cameras and reporters, or even Mexican fight fans like they often are, but it was clear Barrera and Morales were different characters out of the ring too.

There was no love lost betwen Barrera and Morales even before the fight

There was no love lost betwen Barrera and Morales even before the fight

There was no love lost betwen Barrera and Morales even before the fight

When we went to see Barrera, he was polite, friendly and all together a bit more official than Morales.

Morales – ‘El Terrible’ to his fans – was a man of the Mexican people. I’d picked that up in my time out in the States but when we went to talk to him in his hotel room, his people had the fridge open and were offering beers to us all. They were – and are – far more working class guys. They were there to enjoy it – even if Morales didn’t have a beer in the build-up.

Ringside rewinds to 16 years ago to the thrilling first meeting between the Mexican fighters

Ringside rewinds to 16 years ago to the thrilling first meeting between the Mexican fighters

Ringside rewinds to 16 years ago to the thrilling first meeting between the Mexican fighters

I do have to admit Barrera was one of my favourite fighters. I’d seen him before and he excited the life out of me, he really did. He did then, and he did for years afterwards.

But when fight night came, we were at the Mandalay Bay on HBO’s Boxing After Dark and of course on Sky Sports, not at a huge pay-per-view event with the world watching. I honestly didn’t think we were in for a treat, certainly not the treat we were given.

Erik Morales v Marco Antonio Barrera I

Where? Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
When? February 19, 2000
Weight? Super-bantamweight
Who had what? Morales: WBC world title / Barrera: WBO world title
Who won? Morales: Split Decision (114-113, 113-114, 115-112)

The fight turned out to be absolutely sensational. The outcome – Morales won on a split decision – was controversial.

Crolla happy to be underdog

Last Updated: 20/04/16 6:19am

Anthony Crolla is happy to be the underdog against the “most avoided lightweight in the world” because it will bring the best out of him.

The WBA world lightweight champion makes his first defence against Ismael Barrosa in Manchester on May 7, live on Sky Sports.

Barrosa has knocked out 18 out of his 19 victims, including Britain’s Kevin Mitchell in his last fight in December – and is the Mancunian champion’s first mandatory challenger.

You only have to look down my record to see the better the opponent, the higher I raise my level and I will look forward to doing it again on May 7.

Anthony Crolla

Despite fighting in front of his huge local support, Crolla is being classed as the betting underdog, but warned the Venezuelan it will not faze him.

“This is very tough mandatory but when you’re world champion you take on the best challengers and certainly Ismael Barrosa fits that bill,” he told Sky Sports.

“He’s a quality fighter, one of the most – if not the most – avoided lightweight in the world, but this is right my up my street.

“Throughout my career I’ve gone into fights where I’ve not been fancied to win or that were seen as a tough test but I’ve upset all that.

“I think that’s when I perform the best and you only have to look down my record to see the better the opponent, the higher I raise my level and I will look forward to doing it again on May 7.”

Anthony Crolla achieved his dream of becoming world lightweight champion with a stunning body shot against Darleys Perez

Anthony Crolla achieved his dream of becoming world lightweight champion with a stunning body shot against Darleys Perez

Anthony Crolla achieved his dream of becoming world lightweight champion with a stunning body shot against Darleys Perez

Crolla has taken just two weeks off since winning the WBA lightweight strap at the end of November, stopping Darleys Perez with a brutal bodyshot after five rounds of their world title rematch.

‘Million Dollar’ had to settle for a controversial draw in his first attempt four months earlier but feels he is already a better fighter.

“I’ve certainly improved as a fighter since November, definitely,” he said,

“I have been working hard and feel better than the fighter who won the world title in November. Now I just need to go out there and show it.

Anthony Crolla (l) defents his belt against KO specialist Ismael Barroso

Anthony Crolla (l) defents his belt against KO specialist Ismael Barroso

Anthony Crolla (l) defents his belt against KO specialist Ismael Barroso

“I don’t want to give too much away but I have studied Barrosa’s fights and there are certain things that on the night we can capitalise on.

“Barrosa is not just a crude slugger which is what we all thought he was going to be against Kevin Mitchell, but there is a bit more about him.

“I’ve got to take him out of his comfort zone and not let him hunt me down like he likes [to do] and fight at a tempo he can’t settle down in.

“That is one of my strengths. I’ve always had a good engine and my heart has never been questions out there. I always say there are fighters out there who want it as much as me, but none who want it more than me.

“My desire has grown since becoming a world champion. I am not satisfied.”

Watch Anthony Crolla v Ismael Barrosa live on Sky Sports 2, 7:30pm, Saturday, May 7.

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Crolla happy to be underdog

NXT Star Austin Aries Talks, WWE's Global Cruiserweight Series, Dream Opponent and TNA Sale Rumors

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NXT star Austin Aries recently took part in an interview for Fightclub Chicago on Chicagoland Sports Radio. He was asked about WWEs Global Cruiserweight Series and the potential sale of TNA WrestlingOn WWEs Global Cruiserweight SeriesAs far as I know, I will not be a part of that. I think that theyre using this tournament as an opportunity to kind of introduce maybe some more unknown talents to fans. I think the thought might be with where Im at in my career that, not that I wouldnt love to be a part of it, it is probably with the mindset NXT star Austin Aries recently took part in an interview for Fightclub Chicago on Chicagoland Sports Radio. He was asked about WWEs Global Cruiserweight Series and the potential sale of TNA WrestlingOn WWEs Global Cruiserweight SeriesAs far as I know, I will not be a part of that. I think that theyre using this tournament as an opportunity to kind of introduce maybe some more unknown talents to fans. I think the thought might be with where Im at in my career that, not that I wouldnt love to be a part of it, it is probably with the mindset
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Reveals New Cast Members For Upcoming Baywatch Film

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson revealed in an Instagram post that Belinda Peregrn, Izabel Goulart, and Charlotte McKinney have joined the cast of Baywatch. He posted the following.Now in real life these ladies never need saving. Theyre bad ass, keep their game strong and super cool to work with. Buuuuuuuut in our movie, their characters need saving and well theres only one man for the job not Batman, definitely not Superman, not those Avengers. But the one and only big, brown, bald, tattooed guy who drives a jet ski on the ocean and a pick up truck on the land. Dwayne The Rock Johnson revealed in an Instagram post that Belinda Peregrn, Izabel Goulart, and Charlotte McKinney have joined the cast of Baywatch. He posted the following.Now in real life these ladies never need saving. Theyre bad ass, keep their game strong and super cool to work with. Buuuuuuuut in our movie, their characters need saving and well theres only one man for the job not Batman, definitely not Superman, not those Avengers. But the one and only big, brown, bald, tattooed guy who drives a jet ski on the ocean and a pick up truck on the land.
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Tonight's TNA Impact Wrestling Matches (Non-Spoiler), I Quit Match, Ladder Match & More Confirmed

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Tonights TNA Impact Wrestling MatchesTNA taped the following edition of Impact Wrestling from Orlando, FL at Universal Studios last month. Below is the non-spoiler match listing for the show which will air tonight- Ladder Match for Control of The Knockouts- X-Division Title Match Champion Trevor Lee vs. DJZ vs. Eddie Edwards- I Quit Match Jeff Hardy vs. Matt HardyTonights TNA Impact Wrestling MatchesTNA taped the following edition of Impact Wrestling from Orlando, FL at Universal Studios last month. Below is the non-spoiler match listing for the show which will air tonight- Ladder Match for Control of The Knockouts- X-Division Title Match Champion Trevor Lee vs. DJZ vs. Eddie Edwards- I Quit Match Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy
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Early WWE SmackDown Preview, Total Divas Returns To E! Network, First-Look At Total Bellas

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Early WWE SmackDown PreviewWWE will be taping Main Event and SmackDown from the O2 Arena in London, England. The Undertaker WILL NOT be appearing despite being heavily advertised for the show. Taker was pulled from the whole European tour. Instead Shane McMahon will be at the tapings as the General Manager of the show.Also confirmed is AJ Styles as a guest on The Miz TV.Total Divas Returns To ETotal Divas returns to E Network at 9 PM EST. Below is the synopsis for the episodeThe Divas Paris getaway continues, as the divide between the Divas gets bigger Rosa Early WWE SmackDown PreviewWWE will be taping Main Event and SmackDown from the O2 Arena in London, England. The Undertaker WILL NOT be appearing despite being heavily advertised for the show. Taker was pulled from the whole European tour. Instead Shane McMahon will be at the tapings as the General Manager of the show.Also confirmed is AJ Styles as a guest on The Miz TV.Total Divas Returns To ETotal Divas returns to E Network at 9 PM EST. Below is the synopsis for the episodeThe Divas Paris getaway continues, as the divide between the Divas gets bigger Rosa
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