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Is Gamboa’s fight against Crawford a last-gasp opportunity for him?

Former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) will be making one of his rare appearances this Saturday night in challenging WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) on HBO at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Like an aging celebrity entertainer, Gamboa’s appearances in the ring have become infrequent despite the fact that he’s not [...]

Crawford vs. Gamboa: The Guantánamo cyclone headed straight down tornado alley

Omaha gets its first title fight in over 40 years this Saturday on HBO with a matchup of speed, wits, and power that may not create explosive action. It will however bring us clarity at the division raising the winners profile at lightweight and beyond. Yuriorkis Gamboa lived up to his nickname "The Guantánamo Cyclone", when he stormed on to the American boxing landscape via Espn2 Friday Night [...]

Provodnikov willing to fight Bradley again on Timothy’s Terms

Both Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov have suffered losses in their last fights. Bradley wasn’t able to solidify his first victory against Manny Pacquiao which he claimed in June of 2012, and lost the rematch in April of this year via UD. Provodnikov, who was considered a possible next opponent for Manny Pacquiao, lost that opportunity by losing his last fight to Chris Algieri [...]

Erislandy Lara Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes

Photo: Ray Spencer - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions -- Before he steps into the ring to face Mexican-superstar Canelo Alvarez, WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara worked out for the media and talked about his upcoming PPV main event on "Honor & Glory". Lara on if he was surprised that Canelo took the fight... "Originally I thought he would never [...]

Chisora Ready To Smash Fury´s Body

Dereck Chisora roared "There's no place for Fury to hide" at his media work-out today as he builds towards the big showdown with rival Tyson Fury at Manchester’s Phones 4 U Arena on Saturday 26th July. European Heavyweight Champion Chisora opened the doors to the media at his new Mill Hill gym and gave a glimpse of how he intends to make the first defeat on unbeaten Fury's record. The Finchley [...]

Crawford & Gamboa Interview Transcript

World Championship Boxing returns to Omaha for the first time in 42 years! Undefeated world champions TERENCE CRAWFORD, the Pride of Omaha, and Cuban sensation YURIORKIS GAMBOA, who boast identical 23-0 (16 KOs) professional ring records, will be battling for Crawford’s newly-won World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight title This Saturday! June 28, at the the CenturyLink Center in Omaha (455 [...]

Ruslan Chagaev “sparring” with Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov

Former world heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev is wrapping up training camp for his July 6th WBA world championship bout against Puerto Rican veteran Fres Oquendo on Grozny, Russia. The "White Tyson" has done most of his preparation in the Chechen capital training not only with head coach Artur Grigorian and his manager Timur Dugazaev but also with a "political heavyweight": Chechen President Ramzan [...]

Burns faces Zlaticanin tonight in Glasgow

Former two weight world champ Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) will be looking to convince his many doubters that he’s not an over-the-hill fighter when he faces the much smaller 5’6” Dejan Zlaticanin (18-0, 13 KO’s) tonight in a fight for the vacant WBC International lightweight title at the Braehead Arena, in Glasgow, Scotland. At best, Burns could get a title shot against WBC lightweight [...]

Errol Spence – Something better than Gold

photo by Esther Lin / SHOWTIME - Errol Spence Jr has been seen as the cream of the crop of the 2012 United States Olympic Boxing Team by the boxing world. That much is certain. However, what’s uncertain is how he will fair against higher level competition. This is a test that all prospects must face at some point in their career, yet Errol is electing to take on the scrappy veteran Ronald Cruz [...]

“ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara” Episode 1 Premieres Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME

The huge July 26th fight between Erislandy Lara and Saul Canelo Alvarez will be previewed this Friday, July 12th on Showtime ALL ACCESS at 9 p.m. ET/PT. This is the first episode of the series which give fans a chance to see the two fighters before their big Showtime PPV fight on 7/26. For Canelo this is a must win if he’s to be the star of the future, because he was put in his place last year [...]

Gamboa not worried about Crawford’s height advantage

The 5’5 ½” Yuriokis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) will be giving up nearly 3 inches in height and 5 inches in reach this Saturday night in his fight against 5’8” WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. This fight is basically a featherweight vs. a light welterweight, because Gamboa’s best weight class was in the 126 pound [...]

Hearn wants Khan for Brook if he gets passed Shawn Porter

Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KO’s) hasn’t yet passed his test against IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KO’s), but his promoter Eddie Hearn already has the first fight he wants for Brook’s initial title defense for the IBF belt and that’s against Amir Khan. Hearn has been after Khan for a long time now in trying to get him to agree to a fight against Brook, and finally he’s [...]