The Neutral Corner
Join Robert Cassidy with ringside seats in the world of Boxing.
We're just one day away from Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios showdown from Macau, China, which will be broadcast live on HBO PPV, beginning at 9 p.m.
Here are some expert opinions.
Holt McCallany, actor: Brandon Rios is a tough fighter with good power and a great young trainer in Robert Garcia, but it won't be enough in Macau this Saturday against former pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao....Read more »
Bernard Hopkins (53-6), still spry at the age of 48, will try and defy father time again when he puts his IBF light heavyweight title on the line against Karo Murat (25-1-1) this Saturday at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on SHOWTIME.
"I've shown for 20-plus years, with a legacy that will be talked about way after I'm gone, that I am different." - HOPKINS...Read more »
Chris Algieri, Undefeated welterweight, Huntington
Floyd by unanimous decision. He’s too fast and too smart. The ghost will being passion and grit, but as Floyd always says: “Skills Pays the Bills”.
Holt McCallany, Actor and life long boxing fan
It never pays to underestimate Floyd Mayweather, the best pound for pound fighter in boxing. But I'm predicting a tough, hard fight. Robert...Read more »
Guillermo RIgondeaux, who defected from Cuba in 2009, scored a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire before a sold out Radio City Music Hall on Saturday.
Rigondeaux, a southpaw, was the sharper, slicker boxer throughout the 12-round unifcation bout. He captured Donaire's WBO 122-pound title, while retaining his WBA belt. Donaire scored a knockdown in Round 10, but otherwise had no answer...Read more »
There is not a lot to get excited about in Long Beach these day. Many residents are still displaced. The economically important summer season is quickly approaching and the boardwalk is still out of commission, courtesy of superstorm Sandy. But there's always Seanie Monaghan. Monaghan has become one of New York's best ticket sellers and hundreds of Long Beach residents supported...Read more »
If you have spent some time around Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux, you've seen his thousand-watt smile. But it was not on display Tuesday during the media workout at Mendez's Gym in Manhattan. The ritual of the media workout is generally a prolonged photo op during which the fighter breaks a sweat and smiles for the camera. But Rigondeaux actually had a fairly serious workout.
In contrast,...Read more »
Randall Bailey pulling out of his fight with Devon Alexander was a blow to the September 8 card at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. But the next best thing may actually be a better fight.
WBC super lightweight contender Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs) will take on Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) live on Showtime’s Championship Boxing on Saturday night. It should be an interesting...Read more »