There must be something boxing related about the town of Doncaster in south Yorkshire, UK. A few years back, Thomas Hearns and the equally legendary Roberto Duran visited the town on a hugely enjoyable after dinner speaking tour, and last night, Marvelous Marvin Hagler was in town on a speaking engagement of his own. That’s three of The Four Kings in the past four years to have rode into Doncaster.
Last night’s event was, well, marvellous. Hagler, still a formidable looking presence, posed for photos (hundreds of them), signed autographs and took to the microphone to speak about his legendary career – one that saw him become arguably the finest middleweight ruler in boxing history. Continue reading
Game. Set. Match. Josesito “The Riverside Rocky” Lopez (32-6, 19 KOs) overwhelmed Southern California rival Aron “El Asesino” Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KOs) with relentless pressure and timely power punching to score a fifth round TKO victory that stirred the pro-Lopez crowd into a hot frenzy. It is Lopez’ first knockout win since 2011.
“I came to put on a great fight and show everyone that I’m ready to make some noise in the welterweight division,” said Lopez, who is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions and Goossen Tutor Promotions. “I had a nice bounce to my step since the opening round and I just never took my foot off the gas.” Continue reading
First, I want to thank Stephen Espinoza, I want to thank SHOWTIME, I want to thank CBS, I want to thank Leonard Ellerbe, I want to thank Al Haymon, I want to thank Richard Schaefer, I want to thank Kelly Swanson, I want to thank everybody, all the networks and all the people that are covering this fight and all the people that have covered my fights throughout the years.
I want to thank you guys and I just want to say I really appreciate you and everybody that’s a part of the event and that helped get these events started, “THE MOMENT”. I couldn’t choose a better team, because we work as one. I know Maidana is going to come and bring his best, so I know that I cannot overlook him, so I’m in training every day and dedicating myself.
What were you able to do, in terms of the promotion, that you all were able to put together, such an amazing card? Continue reading
By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones – Former three-division World Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) held an open workout today at the Bald Eagle Boxing Annex (DC) in preparation for his May 3rd showdown against Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs).
The 10-round Junior Welterweight bout, which is part of the Mayweather vs. Maidana (SHOWTIME PPV®) undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (NV), marks the return of Broner, 24, after losing to Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) last December. Continue reading
This Saturday night from the fan friendly StubHub Center in Carson California, yet another Golden Boy Promotions Tripleheader will broadcasted by Showtime Sports.
The card has recognizable names in what some boxing fans, many media members, and all the betting websites, have labeled as showcase type action fights that will surely be a boom or bust on social media Saturday night.
As a team in 2013, Richard Schafer, Stephan Espinoza, and who else Al Haymon, saw increased ratings, huge PPV numbers, and quality fights that produced a banner year. Showtime has put all their chips in fueling the sport of boxing and creating real competition with HBO. Continue reading
This Saturday, April 26, Jerry Belmontes will challenge fellow Texan Omar Figueroa for Figueroa’s WBC Lightweight Belt. Although this is their first professional bout against one another, the two fighters have fought several times as amateurs.
ABOUT THE FIGHTERS
Omar Figueroa became the WBC Lightweight Champion on July 27, 2013 after winning a unanimous decision against Japanese champion Nihito Arakawa in Figueroa’s home state of Texas. The bout was a 12-round, brutal but fan-friendly fight that resulted in both fighters taking the rest of 2013 off.
A hand injury suffered in his bout against Arakawa forced Figueroa to withdraw from his scheduled March title defense against Canelo Alvarez’s older brother, Ricardo Alvarez. This led to Figueroa scheduling an April 26, 2014 bout against former amateur boxing rival Jerry Belmontes. Continue reading
Carl Froch and George Groves will come face-to-face again as the bitter rivals meet on Ringside on May 1 on Sky Sports.
The Super Middleweight stars clash once more for Froch’s IBF and WBA belts on May 31 at Wembley Stadium connected by EE live on Sky Sports Box Office in association with Betway, and they renew hostilities in the Sky Sports studios next Thursday ahead of their hotly anticipated rematch.
The Brit rivals stoked the fires for their first fight in Manchester with a tense meeting on the Ringside set before the November classic in Manchester, and the atmosphere when they sit side-by-side is certain to be electric as Johnny Nelson and Adam Smith take them through the first fight and look forward to the showdown at the national stadium that has already broken post-war British boxing attendance records. Continue reading
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been in the sport of boxing going on 18 years now but has been boxing all his life. He has fought in multiple weight classes against many fighters who will one day be inducted into the hall of fame. He is widely considered to be the pound for pound king of boxing. Floyd was asked about what he thought about Bernard Hopkins calling him out to face off in the ring, and he believes that everyone is trying to hit the jackpot and fight him. He is highest paid athlete in the sport and make no mistake everyone in the sport wants the opportunity to dethrone the king.
Mayweather is very conscious of this which is why he trains the way he does. He makes it known that he never overlooks an opponent. Every person he faces in that squared circle has the potential to destroy his plans of becoming the best to ever lace up the gloves. People who have seen Mayweather train say that he trains like a man who hasn’t made a dime yet, even though his career has earned him hundreds of millions. He acknowledges that all the young stars want to be in his current position so they are coming full force to knock his head off. Continue reading
He’s at ease dodging competition for the basic reason that, whoever he handpicks as an opponent, there are those who pay to watch his fights enough to make him richer every time, by several millions of U.S. dollars.
Thus, Floyd Mayweather Jr. may retire without fighting Manny Pacquiao or any prime boxer in Floyd’s level who has a potential to beat him. Thus, he doesn’t feel obliged to compete in boxing considering boxing is a sport, not a vaudeville show. Thus, King Floyd continues to sit atop his throne to rule the sport and everyone involved in it.
Kudos, who shares the blame? Continue reading
Light welterweight, Gabriel Duluc (8-1, 1KO) will look to get 2014 off to a good start as he headlines the main event at the Dorchester Armory in Dorchester, Massachusetts this Saturday, April 26th in a six round bout against experienced veteran, Josh “Steamin” Beeman (5-15, 2KOs).
Duluc suffered an extremely controversial loss in his last outing against Jonathan Perez. He was knockdown at the end of the first round but was up well before the ten count ended and ready to fight, yet referee, Leo Gerstel stopped the bout, giving Perez the technical knockout victory and handed Duluc his first professional loss. Continue reading
As much as I’d like to see Alex Leapai become the first Australian in history to win the Heavyweight title, he has some task to overcome in Wladimir Klitschko.
Klitschko has been undefeated since 2004 and his resume lists a host of former World Champions including Samuel Peter, Chris Byrd, Lamon Brewster, Hasim Rahman, Ruslan Chagaev, Jean Marc Mormeck, Alexander Povetkin and David Haye.
Boxing experts are give Leapai a “punchers chance” of victory , meaning that given his destructive power, if the Australian lands flush, there’s a good chance that he’ll knock Klitschko out.
The big problem is landing that punch. Continue reading
Knockout artist Marcos Maidana is gunning for pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather so bad he doesn’t care about any world titles up for grabs.
The Argentine kingpin knows gaining victory over Mayweather will be the biggest scalp of all despite the fact that both Maidana’s WBA welterweight title and the undefeated Michigan magician’s WBC belt are on the line.
The explosive 30-year-old, with 31 knockouts in his 35 wins, is adamant he will shock the world, causing the biggest upset since James ‘Buster’ Douglas’ overcame Mike Tyson nearly 25 years ago, when the duo clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 3rd.
“I am a champion and I am ready to fight for my title. Most importantly, I am preparing to beat Mayweather. The last thing that I’m worried about is my title. I want to just train and beat Mayweather,” said Maidana, whose fight is live on BoxNation. Continue reading
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