The Latest Boxing News
SHOWTIME Sports will offer a live stream of Friday’s official weigh-in for the showdown between interim WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman and former world champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz taking place this Saturday, April 26, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
In the co-features, Lucas Matthysse returns to face faces hard-hitting John Molina Jr., in a 10-round junior welterweight matchup and undefeated WBC Lightweight World Champion Omar Figueroa Jr., defends his belt against Jerry Belmontes. The telecast will immediately follow the premiere of Episode 2 of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana. Continue reading
IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and his Australian contender Alex Leapai stepped on the scales today.
Wladimir Klitschko: 112,2 kilograms / 247.4 lbs
Alex Leapai: 112,5 kilograms / 248.0 lbs
The fight will be shown live on RTL in Germany. ESPN will show the fight in the US.
Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). About 3000 fans showed up to watch both fighters showing off their boxing skills in preparation for their heavyweight championship fight this Saturday, April 26. IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and “Ring Magazine” Champion Klitschko and his contender Alex Leapai will face off at the König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen, Germany.
Remaining tickets for the fight night are available on www.eventim.de and via phone under +49-18190-121314. Continue reading
FLOYD MAYWEATHER, 10-Time World Champion
“In 18 years I haven’t brought my best out yet. Being around the sport for so long, I have a lot of experience. I’ve boxed my whole life. I’ve never worked a job.
“As I get older I want to settle down and be with my family. I’ve had enough fun.
“It feels good to be in camp. Everyone on the team is ready to go out and do what we do best.
“This is a give and take type of sport. Al Haymon has done a good job. Leonard Ellerbe has done a good job. Now it’s time for me to go out and do what I do.
Floyd Mayweather describes Marcos Maidana as an “action packed” fighter and expects their styles to make for an exciting fight on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
WBC Welterweight World Champion and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd “Money” Mayweather held a Las Vegas media workout in advance of his SHOWTIME PPV ® matchup against Marcos “El Chino” Maidana taking place Saturday, May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana,” is a 12-round world championship unification bout for Mayweather and Maidana’s respective 147-pound titles. This is the third fight of Mayweather’s lucrative multi-fight deal with Showtime Networks Inc. THE MOMENT is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts and AT&T. In the co-main event, Amir Khan faces Luis Collazo in a 12-round bout for the vacant WBC silver welterweight world title.
The Pugilist KOrner: Steve Smoger, Peter Quillin, Shawn Porter, Donovan George, Bryant Jennings, and Steve Lovett
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special two-hour, six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
The exclusive presentation will feature veteran referee Steve Smoger, WBO Middleweight Champion “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin, IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter, perennial Super Middleweight contender Don “Da Bomb“ George, Heavyweight contender Bryant “Bye Bye“ Jennings, and Light Heavyweight prospect Steve Lovett.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Continue reading
NEW YORK CITY (April 22, 2014) – Photo by Tom Casino / Showtime – Former WBA Welterweight World Champion and current WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo spent the afternoon of his birthday speaking with reporters about what he calls the “highest plateau that one can fight on.” Collazo, who turned 33-years-old today, will face former unified world champion Amir “King” Khan in the co-main event of “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” on Saturday, May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
Collazo opened up about his spirituality, work ethic and excitement for this chance of a lifetime taking place in less than two weeks. Below is a selection of Collazo’s thoughts ahead of his fight against Khan. Continue reading
Heavyweight boxer Shannon Briggs interrupted the press-conference of Wladimir Klitschko at the Intercontinental Hotel today in Dortmund, Germany demanding a fight against the record-holding Ukrainian heavyweight champion.
Briggs demanded a fight against Wladimir Klitschko upcoming Saturday and even said he would be able to fight him right on the spot. Briggs had to be held back by the trainers and was forced to leave the press conference five minutes later.
Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Australian challenger Leapai in Oberhausen on Saturday.
More: Video – Alex Leapai training for Klitschko Continue reading
A press conference in Manila on Tuesday announced the details of Featherweight Fury – a championship event with three featherweight world title main event fights to be hosted by The Venetian® Macao on Saturday, May 31 at the Cotai Arena.
The world-class event is headlined by three spectacular featherweight title matchups: four-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE will challenge World Boxing Association (WBA) undisputed featherweight world champion SIMPIWE “V12” VETYEKA; undefeated WBA world featherweight champion NICHOLAS “The Axe Man” WALTERS will defend his title against two-division world champion VIC “Raging Bull” DARCHINYAN; and undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion EVGENY “The Mexican Russian” GRADOVICH, making his third consecutive featherweight title defense at the Cotai Arena, will be battling No. 1 contender ALEXANDER MISKIRTCHIAN. Continue reading
Almost 21 years ago in historic RFK stadium a boxing card was being promoted that would forever change my perspective and love for the sweet science. The main event for the card was the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world Riddick Bowe v. Jesse Ferguson.
Although the main event was noncompetitive (If my memory serves me correct Bowe knocked out Ferguson with a vicious right upper cut and a short left hook to the temple), there was another fight on the under card that unbeknownst to any one at the time would have major boxing historical ramifications in the future. The fight was Roy Jones v. Bernard Hopkins I, no need to go into the details of that fight but we all know the end result Roy Jones Jr. my unanimous decision for the IBF Middleweight title.
HBO Boxing presents “Road to Marquez/Alvarado,” a compelling special examining the upcoming welterweight encounter between legendary champ Juan Manuel Marquez and all-action former junior welterweight title-holder Mike Alvarado. The two are set to meet in one of the year’s most anticipated showdowns Saturday, May 17 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing ®.
The 15-minute special will also be available on the HBO On Demand® service, HBO GO® and at www.hbo.com/boxing as well as various other new media platforms that distribute the series. Other HBO playdates: April 19 (12:45 a.m.), 20 (10:45 a.m.), 24 (8:15 a.m. & 2:45 p.m.), 28 (4:45 p.m.), 30 (10:15 a.m.) and May 9 (1:00 p.m.), 12 (8:15 p.m. & 2:50 a.m.), 14 (6:00 p.m. & 5:40 a.m.), 16 (9:00 a.m. & 3:45 p.m.) and 17 (8:15 a.m.).
HBO2 playdates: April 21 (11:30 a.m. & 12:15 a.m.), 27 (9:15 a.m.) and May 10 (1:00 p.m.) 13 (3:15 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.), 15 (7:45 p.m.) and 16 (1:15 a.m.). All times are ET/PT.