The WBA middleweight picture became a lot clearer overnight with the WBA passing down their decision on the special permit requested by champion Gennady Golovkin to avoid Brisbane’s Jarrod Fletcher. Having had ten defences of his title Golovkin is being elevated to Super-champion and Fletcher will now face Daniel Jacobs of the USA for the WBA World title. Continue reading
BritishBoxers.co.uk caught up with the enjoyable and entertaining Tyson Fury; the young man who is clearly working hard, thinking about his future, and is learning to have fun with the media. Tyson admits to hating press conferences, “Being lucky” in every single one of his fights, having limited skills, being scared of Dereck Chisora, and to simply “being in it for the money”. He even attributes his wins to a mysterious Gypsy Curse. And if you believe any of it, I’ve got some magic beans I want to sell you.
Tyson talks candidly (does he know any other way?) about Wladimir Klitschko not wanting to spar him, Deontay Wilder being more deserving of a world title shot than himself, and says he is up for a fight with David Haye despite a fight between the pair already falling through twice before. Continue reading
The regular WBA world heavyweight championship bout between Ruslan Chagaev and Fres Oquendo will now take place on July 6th in Grozny (Chechnya), Russia. Promoter Timur Dugazaev decided to move the date for four weeks to give all parties involved more time to get ready for this big event. The new date will be on a Sunday because there are no games of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil scheduled for that date in between the quarter- and semifinals.
Fight Time Promotions’ MMA Professional events will soon be at a major retailer near you. The premier MMA Promoter in Florida has inked a 3-year deal with LGN Entertainment Distribution, Inc. to have its MMA events on DVD and be sold at major retail chains including: Target, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, Brandsmart and Kmart to name a few. Continue reading
Hackensack, NJ (June 4, 2014) –Fast rising prospect Bobby Gunn Jr. continued his path of destruction last Saturday at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ, taking out Christopher Strootman in 129 seconds.
After briefly feeling his opponent out, Gunn Jr. decked Strootman with a crisp overhand right. Moments later, the Hackensack native ended his Garden State debut in impressive fashion, sending his foe home early by landing a vicious left hook to the body. Referee David Fields immediately waved the bout off as the pro-Gunn crowd cheered their fighter on. Continue reading
South London boxer Darryll Williams is preparing for his return to the ring next month after fighting back from a debilitating injury which almost cost him his career. Continue reading
The Mahon middleweight arrived in Boston on Monday and said today “The camp’s been great, I feel stronger than ever and I’m ready to get to work on Thursday. We spent years struggling to find decent opponents at home and in the UK, and going into my last fight against Billy Joe Saunders he’d had 6 camps and boxed over 50 rounds against tough opponents in the previous 12 months whereas I’d boxed just 3. And that just isn’t good enough to prepare you for the level I want to fight at, and regular fights against tough opponents are what I need now.” Continue reading
In feature stories and his “Sports of the Times” column for The New York Times, Ira Berkow intimately covered boxing, interviewing some of the best fighters in the sport’s history and writing about them with his signature warm and personal prose. From memories of Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey to reflections on Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather, Berkow has reported on many of the boxing greats first-hand and focused on the special significance that boxing has had on American culture. Continue reading
Director Alan Swyer’s new documentary “El Boxeo” (www.elboxeothemovie.com), which tells the dramatic story of the emergence of Latinos in boxing, will be released on Father’s Day, June 15. The film illustrates the evolution of the sport as Latinos exploded onto the scene to dominate what was once considered the traditional all-white sport. The television release will be announced at a later date. Continue reading