There are some good judges who feel unbeaten Liverpool fighter Liam Smith, the reigning WBO super-welterweight champion, is one of the best largely unknown world champions in the sport right now. Smith wants to prove his worth and at the same time boost his global profile with a big fight. The 27-year-old makes the second defence of his title on Saturday night, when he faces once-beaten Predrag Radosevic at The Echo Arena in his hometown, … Read ArticleNo Comments on Liam Smith says if a reasonable offer is made, he’ll definitely take Canelo Alvarez fight
GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ, Mexico’s undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world champion with the matinee idol looks, two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated No. 1 featherweight contender ÓSCAR VALDEZ, undefeated Top-10 world-rated welterweight contender JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR , his opponent FRANCISCO SANTANA and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM will host a Los Angeles news conference Next Tuesday May 31. The participants will be announcing their title fights on the Terence Crawford – Viktor Postol … Read ArticleNo Comments on Zurdo Ramirez takes on Dominik Britsch on Crawford-Postol undercard
On May 21, three of the four world championships in the hot junior middleweight division were contested as Erislandy Lara defended his WBA title with a unanimous decision over Vanes Martirosyan; Jermall Charlo defended his IBF title with a unanimous decision over former champion Austin Trout and Jermell Charlo scored a come-from-behind stoppage over John Jackson to capture the WBC belt.… Read ArticleNo Comments on Julian Williams targeting Jermall Charlo
The new doping test of the Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin, taken May 17, 2016, showed no traces of Meldonium. This was reported today by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) with reference to the results of analyses conducted by the laboratory in Los Angeles. The sample taken a week earlier also lacked traces of Meldonium. Thus, only one of Povetkin’s six samples revealed extremely low concentrations of the prohibited drug.
The new result proves that the … Read Article106 Comments on Alexander Povetkin’s New Sample Clear – Ryabinsky to sue Team Wilder
Exciting and talented light-heavyweight puncher Artur Beterbiev looks to make up for lost time this Saturday in a fight to be televised live by ESPN. The former amateur great will take on Ezequiel Maderna in Montreal in what will be the 31-year-old’s first fight in almost a full year. The 9-0(9) contender suffered a bad right shoulder injury and needed surgery. Now, the Russian destroyer aims to take aim at the 175-pound champions, Sergey Kovalev … Read Article27 Comments on Artur Beterbiev wants all the belts at light-heavyweight; and superstardom
For a man who claims he is the best light-heavyweight in the world, WBC king Adonis Stevenson has neither been overly active of late, nor has he been facing elite challengers. It seems we can totally forget about Stevenson and fellow 175-pound ruler Sergey Kovalev fighting, ever. It is a real shame that this, the biggest and best fight that can be made at light-heavyweight, appears destined to be filed under the, ‘what could’ve been’ … Read Article34 Comments on Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams Jr – an easy or risky fight for “Superman?”
For a population of around 65million (tens of millions less than America) the UK boxing scene currently boasts a truly exceptional number of world champions – 13, in fact. America currently has just nine reigning world champions. Quite amazing, really. The success British fighters have been enjoying over the past year or so just keeps on growing. With Sunday’s fantastic, underdog win by Tony Bellew in capturing the WBC cruiserweight title, British boxing now boasts … Read Article18 Comments on No unlucky number: British boxing now boasts 13 world champions – from heavyweight down to bantamweight
Ghanaian boxing legend, Azumah Nelson is not giving up on the dream of finding the perfect replacement for himself in the ring and is sure next weekend’s VIP Fight Night can be the beginning of finding that legend in the making. Nelson, the much revered former 3-time world champion and WBC Hall of Fame inductee is selecting the boxers who will fight on the show scheduled for the ballroom of the plush Kempinski Gold Coast … Read Article8 Comments on Azumah Nelson selects boxers for VIP Fight Night in Accra
Dear AIBA Executive Committee: Because of the most recent stance on allowing professional boxers to compete in the Olympics against other young amateur boxers I’m writing this open letter to you all. As one of your USA Boxing officials I must say that I’m totally against this. It is already enough that both class of boxers put their lives on the line each time they step in the ring; however, to place them in the … Read Article6 Comments on Open Letter to the AIBA – Olympic Boxing
Talk is cheap, as we know, and the mere fact that brand new WBC cruiserweight champ Tony Bellew has called out David Haye, insisting he would beat him and KO him, does not mean the fight will actually happen. But Bellew, who overcame a very capable and dangerously avoided fighter in Ilunga Makabu on Sunday night, has got the attention of the former undisputed cruiserweight king. Haye, as fans know, is campaigning as a heavyweight … Read Article35 Comments on Tony Bellew-David Haye: could this fight really happen?