Once again, Marvellous Marvin Hagler and Thomas “Hitman” Hearns would box under the bright lights of Las Vegas, this time together, on the same night, against dangerous opposition. It was almost a full year after these two warriors had gone to hell and back against one other, and the grand plan for promoter Bob Arum was to set up a Hagler-Hearns II. Fans got two thrilling fights for their money this night in 1986 – … Read ArticleNo Comments on Hagler-Hearns – when they tried to set up a rematch
Though he claims he is not too interested in the fast approaching fight between Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook, Saul Canelo Alvarez has given the media his pre-fight prediction: Brook, who he says is “being sacrificed,” will definitely get knocked out. Canelo has launched a scathing attack on middleweight king Golovkin, stating how “he has to worry about his legacy, I don’t have to worry about mine.”
Well, in the opinion of most – around … Read Article13 Comments on Canelo on Golovkin-Brook: Brook is being sacrificed, no doubt about it
ERIC GOMEZ, Senior Vice President of Golden Boy Promotions:
Thank you all for joining us on the call today. This is the official media conference call for the televised pay-per-view undercard. The fighters that will be fighting on the Canelo-Smith mega fight. On September 17th over Mexican Independence weekend, we are set to have one of the most entertaining boxers in sports today, “King” Gabriel Rosado with a record of 23-9, 13 knockouts from Philadelphia, … Read Article22 Comments on Canelo-Smith undercard quotes for 9/17
What does Canelo have to do for the Mexican fans to embrace him as one of their best? How does he become one of the best in the rich history of Mexican boxing?
“Mexican fighters have long been known for their toughness, their ability to walk through fire, their willingness to take three punches to land a solid shot.
“That is Canelo Alvarez.… Read Article41 Comments on Oscar de la Hoya Blog Part 2: Monday, August 29
CJ Hussein is confident Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) will defeat Kara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) on September 10 when the Swedish fighters square off for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title at the Hovet in Stockholm.
The London-based coach is the latest addition to Lauren’s training team and proved instrumental in overseeing the Stockholm-fighter’s three-round destruction of former welterweight World Champion Ivana Habazin at the Hovet in April.… Read Article1 Comment on Lauren vs Svensson on September 10 at the Hovet in Stockholm
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18KO) was expected to win, and look good doing it. His opponent David Emanuel Peralta sported a decent record (26-2-1,14KO), but all his fights were in Argentina against weaker opposition. Guerrero, a former world champion, fought the likes of Floyd jr., Danny Garcia, and Keith Thurman. Of course, he lost to each of those men, but you’re missing the point. Just being in the ring with those guys is supposed … Read Article17 Comments on Guerrero vs Peralta: Peralta Might Be a Taxi Driver, But He’s No Hack
It was officially confirmed midweek that Tommy Langford will be challenging for the British Middleweight Title against the defending champion Chris Eubank Jr in Cardiff on October 22nd at the Motorpoint Arena.
It is by far Tommy’s toughest fight to date as he takes on a guy who continues to prove he is worthy of his Legendary name with explosive victories in recent times, and not forgetting it could of easily been Chris Eubank Jr … Read Article7 Comments on Eubank Jr vs Langford: Langford ‘Comfortable’ as the Underdog against Eubank Jr
Superstar Floyd Mayweather insists he is done with boxing as far as doing anything other than help out the young fighters he has in his stable; that his own fighting days came to an end as the bell rang ending his decision win over Andre Berto last september.
Mayweather returned to the gym last week and instantly talk began of his seemingly inevitable 50th bout. But, in speaking with fighthype this weekend, the 39-year old … Read Article93 Comments on Floyd Mayweather says no on a ring return: That’s old!
A Dereck Chisora-Dillian Whyte clash has been bubbling under for quite a while now, and the grudge-match, crossroads fight could happen this year. These two do not like each other and when Sam Sexton reportedly pulled out of a planned British heavyweight title fight with Whyte, Chisora immediately called Whyte out again.
Whyte, beaten only by IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua, is the heavyweight on the rise in this particular match-up, while Chisora, who is … Read Article25 Comments on Dereck Chisora-Dillian Whyte grudge-match seems destined to happen
After missing out on a gold medal at Rio 2016, ultra-talented and gifted Shakur Stevenson is now looking ahead to picking up gold at pro level – where big, big things are expected of him. The 19-year-old spoke with RingTV.com over the weekend and he said he will turn pro as a featherweight, “there are top dogs at that weight,” he said. Stevenson has naturally had plenty of interest from the various promoters, yet he … Read Article18 Comments on Shakur Stevenson wants pro debut to take place in January, already eyeing the big names at featherweight