A lot of water has gone under the bridge since Muhammad Ali shook the world to its boots when knocking George Foreman out in 8 in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). But nothing in all those years has come close to surpassing what is overwhelmingly recognised as the finest, most iconic night in the history of boxing. That is some feat and one that has been fittingly remembered across all media outlets this past week. Continue reading
Challenger Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) plans on making sure that he doesn’t wind up on the receiving end up a controversial decision next month in his fight against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Algieri wants to make sure he wins every round by being proactive in the fight, and no reactive by responding to what Pacquiao does. Algieri obviously knows how hard it is for fighters to win decisions against Pacquiao, and he got to know that he’s going to be up against it by fighting Pacquiao in Macau in front of his fans. Continue reading
John David Jackson, the trainer for WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs), believes the best strategy for Kovalev to beat the 49-year-old IBF/WBA 175lb champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) in their fight on November 8th is for him to hit Hopkins everywhere – to his body, shoulders, arms and head. Jackson feels that this is the best way for Kovalev to wear the nearly 50-year-old Hopkins out to either score a knockout or win by a decision.
“I want him to hit Hopkins everywhere, his shoulder, his arms, body shots. Sergey is more athletic. He has power in both hands. He’s not robotic like Hopkins is. Sergey cuts the ring off. Bernard can’t match him power for power,” said Jackson via Fightnews.com. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 31, 2014) – The stars of boxing’s present and future will be out in full force at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 13, when Golden Boy Promotions in association with Khan Promotions and The Great Promotions present a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader featuring a pivotal welterweight showdown and two world championship fights, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). Continue reading
We are just about a week away from one of the more talked about Bernard Hopkins bouts in a long time. While Hopkins (55-6-2) has already achieved more than most boxers could expect for themselves, at the age of 49 he is certainly pushing those limits of father time and human physiology. Nevertheless, the adrenaline of stepping through the ropes as well as the comfort of the cheering crowd is something that Hopkins is not willing to abandon just yet. Continue reading
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 light heavyweight unification bout with Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.
Question: How do you study Hopkins?
Sergey Kovalev: “I don’t study anybody. It is better to go to the gym to do some work for my shape or spend time to cook my breakfast or sleep in my bed. Why I need to spend the time?” Continue reading
The stakes just got higher between bitter rivals Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr. in their titanic middleweight clash on Saturday 29th November at the ExCeL London.
Not only are personal pride, bragging rights and unbeaten records on the line, plus Saunders’ British, Commonwealth and European titles, but now their clash has been sanctioned by the World Boxing Organisation, at their Convention in Las Vegas today, as a Final Eliminator for the World title. Continue reading
Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) isn’t the first elder statesman of the sweet science to hold the light heavyweight crown.
With a win on Saturday, November 8 against WBO Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, Hopkins would be just one belt away from becoming the first fighter in boxing history to hold all four major alphabet titles simultaneously in two different weight divisions. Continue reading
DAVID LEMIEUX, NABF Middleweight Champion – “Thank you to everybody for being here, it is a great honor and great opportunity for me to be able to fight in Brooklyn at Barclays Center.
“I’m very excited. I didn’t sleep much last night just getting excited to talk in front of you all.
“I can’t wait for the fight. Gabriel Rosado is a great fighter. He comes to fight and he’s a very tough opponent. However, I’ve never felt so strong in a camp and trained so well. If you saw my fight against Fernando Guerrero, it is going to be a new David again. Continue reading
Tyson Fury is following Hollywood star Brad Pitt into action and is ready for war against heavyweight rival Dereck Chisora.
Pitt tops the box-office in the UK with his hit movie Fury about an army sergeant in World War Two who commands a tank with a five-man crew in Nazi Germany.
And the undefeated Wilmslow giant posed with a tank as he prepares for his own mission behind enemy lines on Saturday 29th November at the ExCeL London in a massive European, Vacant British and Eliminator for the WBO World title clash against Londoner Chisora. Continue reading