Former heavyweight world champions Lennox Lewis and Vitali Klitschko are both now retired. The two boxers fought just once during their careers, way back on June 21, 2003. They weren’t even originally scheduled to face each other on that fateful day. Originally Klitschko was slated to face Cedric Boswell on the undercard of a showcase event featuring world champion Lennox Lewis, who was supposed to go up against challenger Kirk Johnson. … Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the members of the Class of 2017. Inductees include three Modern category boxers who all enter the Hall in their first year of eligibility; Mexico’s three-division champion “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera,undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and three-division champion Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia (posthumous). Non-participants and observers to be inducted include Australian trainer Johnny Lewis, veteran judge … Read Article
By Mauricio Sulaiman – The name of today’s column was inspired by what I saw this past weekend in Chicago during the closing activities of the sensational program 2N1D “2 Nations 1 Dream – Boxing without Borders.” Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield was present as guest of honor at the amateur boxing show in which all 21 kids who are enrolled in 2N1D fought.
Why was I so impressed with Evander? Well, he has won … Read Article
Fight fans who tuned in saw a great card in Moscow this past Saturday, and it was a card that was predominantly highlighted by cruiserweights. We saw hard-hitting Murat Gassiev decision the unimaginably tough Denis Lebedev in a great fight, and we saw the lethal banger that is Dmitriy Kudryashov – arguably the single hardest one-punch terminator in the sport today – ice Santander Silgado in typically chilling fashion.… Read Article
While a good number of fight fans may well agree with David Haye’s prediction that he will “demolish” Tony Bellew when they meet in their heavily hyped fight next March, these same fans may raise an eyebrow at the former WBA heavyweight champ’s claim – made yesterday – that he would knock unbeaten star Anthony Joshua out inside three rounds.
Haye, aged 36 and having boxed just three rounds since the summer of 2012, says … Read Article
Erik Skoglund (25-0, 11 KOs) and Timy Shala (21-1-1, 8 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time today at the final press conference ahead of their WBA International Light Heavyweight title fight on Friday night at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden.
The stakes are high for Skoglund as he returns to his hometown arena knowing that victory over ‘The Albanian Bomber’ will set him up for either a European or World title shot in … Read Article
December 10 marks a pivotal year for Abner Mares, the highly respected former three-division world champion. It marks over one year since fans saw him enter the ring on television and one year since the newly formed partnership of Mares and revered trainer Robert Garcia. It is a transformed Mares that will enter the ring on Saturday, December 10 when he takes on current WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Cuellar in a Premier Boxing Champions … Read Article
A Deontay Wilder-Hughie Fury fight has been spoken of before now, at least as a possibility, and yesterday, in a Tweet by unbeaten Hughie, cousin of course of troubled former world heavyweight king Tyson, an actual date for this would-be fight appeared. 22-year-old Fury, 20-0(10) Tweeted the following:
Watch Britain’s Anthony Joshua defend his IBF World Heavyweight title against Eric Molina for just £14.95 – Britain’s lowest price
On Saturday 10th December, all TalkTalk TV customers will be able to watch Anthony Joshua defend his IBF World Heavyweight title against Eric Molina at Britain’s lowest price of only £14.95.
Viewers will be treated to a thrilling night of British boxing from the comfort of their own homes via Sky Sports Box Office on … Read Article
The recent news that MMA superstar Conor McGregor got himself a license to box in the state of California really did start a scrum of activity amongst active and even inactive boxers, all of whom want a piece of McGregor in his assumed boxing debut/tune-up ahead of his hoped for (but very unlikely) mega-match with Floyd Mayweather.
The latest boxer to call McGregor out is Australian lightweight warrior Michael Katsidis. Katsidis, as he explained to … Read Article