Unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev is widely recognized as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, and earlier this week news broke regarding not just his next fight, but his next two. On July 11 the champion is slated to defend his titles against Isaac Chilemba in Russia, giving Kovalev his first chance to defend his titles in his home country. But the even bigger news is that Kovalev has now officially signed a contract to face fellow pound-for-pound elitist, Andre Ward later this year, with November 19 looking to be the target date for the match-up. Ward is also expected to have one more fight before his fall showdown with Kovalev. [Continue reading]
By Ron Scarfone – On March 26, 2009, Stacey “Stay Lo” Reile was at the pinnacle of her career, although she was not a world champion yet. Reile redeemed herself after her loss to WIBF featherweight champion Ina Menzer. Reile won by a TKO in the sixth round over super featherweight contender Crystal Delgado. Reile’s rating by BoxRec.com in the female featherweight division rose to No. 2 in the world. Reile became the No. 1 ranked featherweight contender by the Women’s International Boxing Federation (WIBF). Life was better for Reile, but things can take a turn for the worse. [Continue reading]
Weights for Premier Boxing Champions on Spike that will take place Friday, at The Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.
Andre Dirrell 169 – Blake Caparello 167
Anthony Dirrell 168.8 – Caleb Truax 168.6
Jonathan Guzman 122 – Daniel Rosas 121.2
Brendan Barrett 248 – Alando Pugh 236 [Continue reading]
It’s no secret that the Hispanic audience, in particular the Mexican audience, is the backbone of boxing in the United States. One only need look at the monster PPV numbers it does on Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day in September, when not even the UFC would dare try and compete.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was smart enough to use the holidays mentioned above to build his Mexican fan base (and expand his bank account). But he wasn’t the first non- Hispanic boxer to exploit the market’s precious resources, in fact, he wasn’t even the first Mayweather. His uncle, Roger if you can recall, used something a little less business – savvy and something a little more blunt (not to mention risky) by calling himself, “The Mexican Assassin.” [Continue reading]
(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/TrappFotos) CARSON, CALIF. (April 28, 2016) – As we near the highly anticipated rematch between former world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Andre “The Beast” Berto, fighters competing on this Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes card participated in a final press conference before they enter the ring at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. [Continue reading]
Four of the top super middleweights in the world shared a stage Thursday afternoon as Badou Jack, Lucian Bute, James DeGale and Rogelio Medina participated in the final press conference for their fights this Saturday, April 30 on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from the DC Armory in Wash28ington, D.C.
Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIMEâ and features the WBC champion Jack battling the former champion Bute, while the IBF titleholder DeGale takes on the top rated contender Medina. The winners of these fights have agreed to meet in a world title unification later this year. [Continue reading]
NEW YORK (April 28, 2016) – The best the sport has to offer, two of the most talented fighters in the world, elite athletes in their prime and set to fight each other at the world-class Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on broadcast TV in primetime, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter,took over New York this week as they made the rounds to officially announce their welterweight blockbuster on Saturday, June 25 on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). [Continue reading]
Fans the world over were shocked yesterday at the sight of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s physical appearance. As surely all fans know, the don’t give a damn Fury ripped off his t-shirt at yesterday’s “Repeat or Revenge” press conference in Manchester, to show off his non-athletic body (his own choice of words included “fat man and fat pig”) to the ex-champion he must face again on July 9th in Wladimir Klitschko. [Continue reading]
To become a mainstream star in boxing is to have it already written in the stars. It is not something that can be manufactured from scratch or be forced upon the public (not that the powers that be don’t try).It is an inherent gift that defies all manner of formula and blueprint. Those who’ve had such powers bestowed upon them seem to have a red carpet rolled out at their feet, right over the backs of envious peasantsand into the exclusivity of popular culture. It’s not fair but that’s just the way it works. [Continue reading]
With middleweight star Gennady Golovkin in search of a big name back up in case the Canelo Alvarez fight doesn’t get made later this year (and many people have their doubts) and with unbeaten welterweight champ Kell Brook craving a big fight of his own, there is a chance – a small one, but a chance all the same – the two talented fighters could solve their problems and fight one another. [Continue reading]