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
Former world heavyweight title challenger ‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers likes what he has seen of fast-rising prospect Anthony Joshua, but fears his run of soft opposition may only serve to hurt him in the future.
The 32-year-old Chambers, once of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now an honorary member of Team Fury in Bolton, speaks from experience. Back in March 2010 he scaled the heights and challenged Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight championship. He therefore knows a good heavyweight when he sees one.
“At the moment they’re doing a good job of making Joshua look unbeatable,” said Chambers. “The only problem with that is you get to a point where that’s all you’re used to. Then you get in there with somebody who can prove you’re very beatable. Then panic sets in. Then you realise you have no foundations or experience to fall back on. Continue reading
World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs), the The Ring Magazine and ESPN’s 2013 Fighter of the Year and 2013 Knockout of the Year winner, returns to the ring December 19 at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec to face Russian challenger Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs).
“THE REIGN OF SUPERMAN,” featuring the world light heavyweight championship between Stevenson and Sukhotskiy, is presented by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) in association with Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron. Stevenson’s fourth world title defense will be against Sukhotskiy, who is world rated by all four major governing bodies: WBC #7, WBO # 8, WBA # 7 and IBF # 11. Continue reading
Marc T. (Athens, GA): I’m tired of hearing all of the talk about Golovkin and how he’s “the most feared man in Boxing”. Andre Ward’s team sent HBO a direct statement saying that he wants the fight, & Golovkin responded in saying he’s basically “not ready” for Ward. What are your thoughts about GGG and this whole “most feared” reputation being built around him?
Vivek W. (ESB): For starters, I think there’s a slight hint of truth to it. Strong promotion and network support can be credited for this growing cult following, slash, bootleg version of an almost Tyson-like mystique. When we look back at Tyson, many of us were young enough to buy into the ‘Boogeyman’ persona that he embodied; but as adults when you look back, it’s very easy to note that most of the men he destroyed had no chance against you and I on two weeks training, let alone him! Our entire perception of Tyson – (one of my personal favorites) – vanished when he faced someone who couldn’t be intimidated and wouldn’t be denied. There lies both my question and answer relative to GGG. Continue reading
Trainer Freddie Roach isn’t worried about Chris Algieri’s right hand for his fight against WBO 147 pound champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) on November 22nd. Roach’s main concern is to take away the jab from Algieri to keep him from using it to control the shorter Pacquiao, because Algieri has made it clear that he’s going to be jabbing Pacquiao all night long to keep him from getting his powerful shots off.
Roach thinks he’s got the perfect plan to take that jab away, and get Pacquiao in position for him to score a rare knockout. Continue reading
World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) is ready for any dirty tricks IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) plans on using in their unification fight next month on November 8th on HBO at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Kovalev says he plans on fighting dirty if the 49-year-old Hopkins fights dirty. He says he’s going to fight a clean fight, but if Hopkins wants to take it to another level and start getting physical with him then he’ll accommodate him by playing the same way. Continue reading
#9 WBO 160lb contender Chris Eubank Jr (18-0, 11 KOs) methodically broke down his 25-year-old opponent Omar Siala (23-18-3, 10 KOs) before stopping him in the 2nd round last night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
Eubank Jr landed a tremendous right uppercut that sent Siala reeling towards the ropes. Eubank Jr then followed up with four additional uppercuts before referee Alvin Finch stepped in to stop the fight before Eubank Jr could seriously hurt Siala. Continue reading
Tommy Coyle and Luke Campbell solidified their status as treasures of the city of Hull with career best performances in front of a capacity crowd tonight, paving the way for an open air grudge match in the summer. You’ve got to think that although Eddie Hearn stood by his assertions that this fight will be made, he will be having a rethink about the timing following Tommy Coyle’s demolition of Michael Katsidis in particular.
In a night of personal best’s Gavin McDonnell was in no mood to miss out on the fun, outpointing Vusi Malinga in a display of will, determination and no shortage of skill to the delight of the Humberside crowd. Continue reading