Amir Khan has already laid out his plans for 2017: fight three times, beginning in January, and hopefully win two big, big fights after the tune-up. Now, in speaking with UK tabloid The Sun, Khan has targeted his number-one rival: WBC welterweight king Danny Garcia. Fans are aware of two things – Garcia KO’d Khan in an exciting fight back in July of 2012, Khan is the current WBC mandatory contender for “Swift’s” green belt.… Read ArticleNo Comments on Khan: I’ll get the January tune-up out of the way, then I want Garcia rematch in May
First Fight Could Be Povetkin-Stiverne (With Putin and Trump at Ringside?)
The architect and impresario behind the legendary The Rumble In the Jungle and Thrilla in Manila and countless other historic classic boxing events, Hall of Fame promoter, Don King, has plenty of fight left in him.
King, still going strong at 85, is planning an upcoming “Salute To Greatness” worldwide boxing series in memory of Muhammad Ali. The idea, says King, “is to do … Read ArticleNo Comments on Don King’s Peace & Love Roundup: A Salute To Greatness
If Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn pulls this off he will be a guaranteed Promoter of The Year award winner in Britain this year. The big plans that are currently underway are for THREE big heavyweight fights to take place on the same night in Cardiff, Wales in either November or December of this year.
According to a news piece in The Mail, Hearn is working, along with others, on staging Anthony Joshua’s second title defence, … Read Article44 Comments on Heavyweight triple-header a possibility for Cardiff: Joshua-Pulev, Parker-Price, Chisora-Whyte!
Discuss what it will be like fighting at the home of “America’s Team”, the Dallas Cowboys. Why Liam Smith instead of Gennady Golovkin?
“I have always loved fighting in Texas, and the opportunity to fight in front of tens of thousands of fans at such an incredible venue is very special to me.… Read Article49 Comments on Canelo Blog Part 1: Tuesday, August 30 – Canelo vs Smith
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 Article69 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 Article83 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 Article30 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 Article44 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 Article19 Comments on Guerrero vs Peralta: Peralta Might Be a Taxi Driver, But He’s No Hack