To the Boxing World and Al Haymon!
What’s good! It’s your favorite KO artist Randall Bailey aka The KO King! I have been sitting back watching this boxing game get more and more political and it makes me kind of sick. Unranked and unheard of fighters getting title shots that they do not deserve. Promoters not wanting to work with one another. Fighters agreeing to fights and pulling out…no names need to be mentioned. The shit is crazy. Meanwhile a former two division world champion gets passed over for opportunities.
I understand that boxing is a business but fighters are now using the “business” to become little punks. Let’s get to the point of this letter. I am not one to start any drama and today is no different. However I want to put the boxing world on notice that I am still ready and willing to knock some heads off some shoulders. Continue reading
When he realized that he had really done it again, former heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev went down to his knees on Sunday night at Ahmat Arena in Grozny, Russia. It was legendary Michael Buffer who announced Chagaev’s close but well deserved majority decision win (115:113, 115:113, 114:114) over Fres Oquendo which earned the 35-year-old Uzbek the WBA heavyweight championship for the second time in his career.
No other but Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov was the first to congratulate Chagaev in the ring. While the fight lasted Kadyrov even took charge as chief second coaching “his” champion in the corner. It was the leader of the Chechen Republic who brought this world title fight to Grozny along with promoter Timur Dugazaev (TEREK Box Event). Accordingly Chagaev thanked the President for all his help and support. Continue reading
They say love matches are made in heaven, and fight matches are made by one’s manager, and boxer Eileen Olszewski may have both, married to her trainer/husband, and inking a three year contract with her longtime manager David Selwyn. Olszewski hopes to reach the big “Hawaii 50”, eclipsing the mark of the “Old Mongoose”, Archie Moore, (who actually fought till age 47) but I would not dare to ask a woman her age. Continue reading
Australian boxer SAKIO “THE SCORPION” BIKA will defend his WBC super-middleweight title for the second time against undefeated American ANTHONY “THE DOG” DIRRELL, on 16th August 2014 at the StubHub Centre, Carson, California.
Sakio drew with Dirrell in their first world title bout last year, and the Australian has revealed it was fellow world champion Carl Froch’s defeat of George Groves that inspired him to pursue a rematch with Dirrell. Continue reading
Fres Oquendo finally made his eagerly anticipated arrival to Grozny, Chechnya (Russia) today just in time for the official weigh-in. Due to health issues of his family back at home in Chicago, the Puerto Rican veteran had missed two flights to Russia over the last week causing countless rumors of possible replacements for his WBA world heavyweight championship against local fan favorite Ruslan Chagaev scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday, July 6th). Continue reading
There has been lots of confusion over the last couple of days regarding this Sunday’s (July 6th) WBA world heavyweight championship bout between Ruslan Chagaev and Fres Oquendo in Grozny. Rumors said that the fight was off after Oquendo failing to board his plane to Russia twice due to family issues. Possible replacements such as former world champion Shannon Briggs, WBA #9 rated contender Alexander Ustinov and former WBA international champion Alexander Petkovic were waiting in line to jump in as last-minute replacements to get a title shot. Continue reading
VICE today presents Bare Knuckle, the latest in VICE’s award-winning Rule Britannia series. Hosted by VICE’s Clive Martin, the documentary gets rare access to Britain’s bare knuckle boxing scene and the men that have come to define it. Continue reading
Jen Hamman will make her pro debut July 11, at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA, and will have extra ammunition in the corner. In addition to trainer Tricia Alcaro -Turton, Melissa Hernandez, the six time women’s world champion in four weight classes, has stepped up to assist Alcaro -Turton. Continue reading
Following lots of speculation MGM Marbella is pleased to announce the signing of two more boxers; Derry Mathews and Iain Butcher. After lengthy talks both fighters who already train at MGM Marbella are now set to be managed by Daniel Kinahan, adding to his portfolio which includes Tom Stalker, Bradley Saunders, Anthony Fitzgerald and Declan Geraghty. Continue reading
Pound for Pound king Floyd Mayweather let slip at the BET awards that he will indeed face Marco Maidana in a highly anticipated rematch on September 13th.