WBC heavyweight ruler Deontay Wilder makes his return to action this Saturday night. Wilder, who has been inactive since busting his hand and tearing his biceps on the hard noggin of Chris Arreola in July, faces an interesting, possibly dangerous challenger in the form of the unbeaten and physically imposing Gerald Washington, but bigger fights await “The Bronze Bomber,” much bigger fights.… Read Article
Boxing legend Thomas Hearns will never, ever be forgotten by fight fans and yesterday, in his beloved Detroit, “The Hitman” was assured a little more immortality by having a street named after him. The former multi-weight king – Hearns winning major belts at 147, 154, 160, 168 and 175 pounds – attended the televised ceremony where “Thomas Hearns Avenue” was officially opened.… Read Article
Amir Khan wants to fight just about any welterweight aside from Kell Brook. Khan has repeatedly called for a return bout with Danny Garcia, he recently topped a fan poll where Manny Pacquiao asked his fans to pick his next opponent, and now Khan is targeting a revenge fight with the man who scored a contentious decision win over him in the most controversial fight of his career: Lamont Peterson.
Last night Peterson won the … Read Article
Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion Broner eking out a split decision victory from Cintas Center at Xavier University in his hometown of Cincinnati.
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME)
The fight, which was scored 97-93 Broner, 97-93 Granados and 96-94 Broner, was a tale of accuracy vs activity. Granados (18-5-2, 11 KOs), a native of Chicago, was the busier fighter, throwing 683 … Read Article
Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 11 KOs) found out the hard way how hard it is to beat Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) in his own hometown on Saturday night in losing to him by a 10 round split decision at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner reportedly wanted the fight to be a 10 round bout rather than a 12 rounder. … Read Article
Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 18 KOs) emerged victorious on Saturday night in handing WBA ‘regular’ welterweight champion David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) a clear 12 round unanimous decision at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a good performance from Peterson, who came into the fight having been out of the ring since 2015. … Read Article
You can’t question his future Hall-of-Fame status and storied career, but many are weighing in on whether Roy Jones, Jr. should continue boxing.
By Justin Jones and Paul “Paparazzi” Jones | Photo © Paul “Paparazzi” Jones
Wilmington, DE —There was a time – 10 to 15 years ago – that whenever Roy Jones, Jr.(65-9, 47 KOs) fought it was must-see TV. People would purchase his pay-per-view(PPV)bouts without hesitation so they couldwitness and admire the … Read Article
Tony Bellew insists he is already in absolutely great shape for his big heavyweight showdown with David Haye. Sparring ten and 12 rounds daily, Bellew is putting the rounds in and, as he tells BBC Radio, he is “not blowing one bit in any of those rounds.”
Bellew did not name his sparring partners but he did say that “these guys are out-weighing me by two-and-a-half stone (35 pounds).” Bellew is of course moving up … Read Article
Reigning and defending IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook will enjoy home town advantage when he meets his mandatory challenger Errol Spence Junior in May. But if Brook thinks the prospect of facing him in front of around 30,000 rabid Sheffield fans fazes Spence, he can think again – so says the unbeaten southpaw in speaking with Sky Sports.… Read Article
One of the most excitingly powerful fighters in boxing today, unbeaten Russian terror Artur Beterbiev is now just one win away from a shot at a world title. The 11-0(11) banger has announced on his twitter page how he will face Sullivan Barrera of Cuba in a final eliminator for the IBF light-heavyweight title (currently held by Andre Ward; Ward having to fight his return bout with Sergey Kovalev in his next bout) on April … Read Article