Singer Justin Bieber is going to be the next great champ.. of something.

NewsIconCelebrity, fame, whatever you want to call it, has a way of making people not think clearly.  I’m sure I have been star-struck before, but this is ridiculous.  According to TMZ.com, a former world champion told them: “The kid is CRAZY athletic…”   “I seen that from kickin’ it with him a few years back.  He has good speed and power.”   “…the guy’s got real boxing potential…”  Guess who said this?

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Hard Luck Fighters

CommentaryIcon“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.”  – Captain Jean-Luc Picard

I probably haven’t done any favors by starting with a Star Trek quote but hear me out. There are lots of boxers out there who often times, don’t get the fair shake.  Whatever the cause, when things go bad for them it was clearly obvious that it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.  So right now I’m going to go over a list of “Hard Luck” fighters and give them their due.

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Boxing news & bits

NewsIconGennady Golovkin takes on WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio this Saturday for Golovkin’s WBA title.  Here’s a preview.

Cornelius Bundrage defeats inactive Carlos Molina to win the IBF middleweight title, calls out the usual names.  Read more here.

Olynpic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua defeated Denis Bakhtov (38-9, 25 KOs) in two rounds.  Joshua looks to be the real deal and if American Deontay Wilder is smart, he’ll avoid this promising fighter.  Just compare the first 9 opponents of both fighters: JoshuaWilder