By Adam J Webb @adamjwebb_ Over 100 years ago The Great Gatsby writer David Belasco surmised boxing was “show-business with blood”. Since this statement was made the fundamental aspects of the fight game have remained largely unchanged, however modern social-media website Twitter does allow us to rank the personalities which form the ‘show business’ elite of boxing by the size of their fanbases.… Read Article
Marianne Marston, the exciting protégé of legendary Heavyweight Champion of the World Smokin’ Joe Frazier and two time International Boxing Federation (IBF) Cruiserweight Champion of the World Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham, made an impressive start to her long awaited professional career at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday night.… Read Article
Brooklyn, NY (April 29, 2013) – Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson of New York improved to 11-1-1 with 4 wins by knockout following a dominant victory against Chicago based veteran Edgar Perez Saturday, April 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.… Read Article
Promoter Steve Wood is hoping fight fans will turn out in numbers for his next Liverpool show, on May 24 at The Olympia, after promising some of the city’s brightest fighting talent will be pushed on, and are now ready to step up to championship level.… Read Article
European Silver and Commonwealth Boxing Championships Gold medalist Iain Weaver made the long awaited transition to the professional ranks, on Saturday night at the Dave Murphy promoted ‘Thunder & Lightning’ event, at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.… Read Article
When Hall Of Fame boxing broadcaster Al Bernstein serves as ringside analyst on the May 4 SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View telecast of Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero he will celebrate a significant milestone. It will mark 30 years since he did his first major pay per view match in 1983—Marvin Hagler vs. Roberto Duran.… Read Article
QUEENS, NY (April 28, 2013)—Undefeated Bantamweight Juan Dominguez will fight Manuel de los Reyes Herrera in the ten round main event on Saturday May 4th at the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, New York. The show is promoted by New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and W.O.N Promotions.… Read Article
The GB Boxing squad has warmed-up for the forthcoming European Championships by winning six medals at the Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament in Warsaw, Poland (22-27 April 2013).
The team of seven men and two women came away with two gold medals, two silvers and two bronze.… Read Article
On Thursday night, May 2nd at the Omega Products Outdoor Events Center in Corona, California, former world lightweight title challenger Ji-Hoon Kim will be moving up in weight to take on Mauricio Herrera in the main event of a special edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. The show, which will display a televised co-feature between Miguel Gonzalez and former world lightweight champion Miguel Acosta, is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.… Read Article
Weights from Sheffield, England:
Amir Khan 142.25 – Julio Diaz 142.25
Deontay Wilder 224.8 – Audley Harrison 236
“The Return of the King: Khan vs. Diaz” is a 12 round 143 pound catch-weight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by JD Sport, Maxi Muscle, Pasha and Hollywood Milkshakes.
Fans in the United Kingdom can watch “The Return of the King: Khan vs. Diaz” live on BoxNation (Sky Channel 437 or … Read Article