Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is heading in to his third fight back from cancer on Saturday at the Barclays Center, and he will be able to do so with his mind solely focused on boxing. The 26-year-old is wrapping up a successful training camp in the New York area, and great news at a recent doctors visit ensured that he will enter the April 27th bout with his mind clear. Continue reading
The British Amateur Boxing Association confirms the departure of Luke Campbell from the Olympic boxing programme
The British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA), which runs the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for Olympic boxing, has confirmed that the 2012 Olympic bantamweight gold medallist, Luke Campbell MBE, will not be part of the GB Boxing squad in the 2013-17 Rio Cycle. Continue reading
Steve Cunningham and Tyson Fury talk to the media after Furys win. Tyson Fury recovered from a second-round knockdown to knock out Steve Cunningham in the seventh round of their heavyweight bout on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, New York. Continue reading
April 22, 2013 – Bay Area boxer legend Luis Molina, who was San Jose native recently passed away. Molina was the cousin of Bob Santos who manages Six-Time and Four-Division world champion Robert Guerrero. Molina was close to Guerrero and was the person who stamped the approval for Bob Santos to the young phenom in the amateurs. Continue reading
After one year of inactivity, Puerto Rican super featherweight puncher, Miguel “Mikito” Soto ( 11-0, 11 KO ) returned with his power by defeating John Wampash ( 1-8-2, 1KO ) by TKO in fourth round, in a boxing card celebrated last Saturday, April 20, at the Manuel “Petaca” Iguina Coliseum in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Continue reading
Austin Trout talks to Al Bernstein after getting defeated by Saul Canelo Alvarez on a UD : 115-112 116-111 118-109 . A lot of people considered the scoring should have been closer and even some saw Trout win by a point or two.
The fifth annual Battle of the Badges (BOB5), featuring amateur boxing matches between the Massachusetts Correctional Officer Boxing Team (MCO) and Suffolk County (New York) Correctional Officers boxing teams, on Saturday night, May 18, at Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Continue reading
Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19 KO’s) will be making his second defense of his WBA belt against 40-year-old WBA Champ in Recess Guillermo Jones (38-3-2, 30 KO’s) on May 17th in Russia.
Lebedev will enter the ring with a 24 – 1 record, while Jones is 38 – 3 – 2 into this one. Both men have KO percentages around 70%. The Russian reigning Champ has never been stopped, however, while Panamanian Jones was KO’d by David Noel 15 years ago. Continue reading
Renda has been added to the big show at the Arena on Saturday, May 11 and knows a big fight will be next if he wins. Boxing bosses last week made Renda the mandatory challenger for the English middleweight title held by Danny Butler – and promoter Robert Waterman hopes to bring the big fight to the city in July. Renda said: “This is fantastic news. Continue reading
by TMZ – Legendary fighter Micky Ward wants to make it clear to the world … he has NO relationship with dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev — despite a photo which reportedly shows them arm-in-arm.
Micky’s agent tells TMZ he’s been hammered with calls ever since the 2006 photo was posted on a local Boston news site.
We can’t confirm it’s actually Tamerlan in the photo, but it sure looks like him. Nonetheless, a rep for Micky — whose life was chronicled in “The Fighter” — says, “It was just like any random person who came up to Micky and asked him for a picture.”
The rep adds the former New England Golden Gloves champ had no professional or personal association with Tsarnaev.
As we previously reported … Tsarnaev had high hopes about making the US Olympic boxing team.
By the way, the news site has removed the photo … but won’t say why.