By Michael Collins: #1 IBF mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson (19-1, 16 KO’s) is still waiting to see what IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch will do next. Froch wants to fight WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler next, but the two fighters are still wrapped up in a tough negotiation. Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he expects this to be concluded this week. He’s going to have to make a decision at this time whether … Read Article
Lausanne, Switzerland, 09 January 2013 – The last match of this exciting World Series of Boxing (WSB) weekend will see Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder host USA Knockouts at what will be a packed Mediolanum Forum on Saturday 12 January (21:00 local time). This mouth-watering Group B encounter will be one to savour with the hosts lining-up their biggest names to fight, including Italian duo Vincenzo Picardi and Clemente Russo as well as Filipino star … Read Article
In April 2011 Rola El Halabi was an undefeated Lightweight boxer (11-0, 6 KOs), waiting in a dressing room to enter the ring for a world championship fight, when her nightmare began. Estranged from a dominating stepfather who previously ran her career and life, she was on the threshold of making a statement by fighting and winning on her own.
But she never made it to the ring that night. Her world crashed down around … Read Article
By Jeff Sorby: Former WBA World lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-0, 23 KO’s) is being talked about fighting Mike Alvarado again in a rematch on March 30th. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum believes boxing fans are craving for this fight, so he plans on putting them back together.… Read Article
By Rob Smith: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is reportedly interested in putting together separate tune-up bouts for his fighter Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez in a pay per view doubleheader on April 20th, according to the Manila Bulletin. Pacquiao’s anxious to get back in the ring and his 90-day medical suspension will have expired by that point. The tune-up bouts would get Pacquiao and Marquez ready for a huge mega fight later on … Read Article
Sunrise Fl, January 9 – The inaugural event of Golden Boy Promotions’ new boxing series at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fl. is just days away and in addition to the main event between Venezuela’s former World Champion Johan “El Terrible” Perez and former World Champion Steve “2Pound” Forbes, this Saturday’s FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes card will feature an eight-round light heavyweight co-main event between unbeaten Thomas Williams and Williamson, Kentucky’s Jason Smith … Read Article
By Bill Phanco: Whether WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) fights on Golden Boy Promotion’s May 4th fight card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, may come down to whether Golden Boy can get him a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. later on in the year on September 14th.
According to fightnews.com, a source has reported that Alvarez hasn’t agreed yet to fight on the Mayweather pay per … Read Article
Junior middleweight boxer and humanitarian Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will receive the inaugural Most Valuable Philanthropist (MVP) award from the National Spinal Cord Injury Association’s New York Chapter (NYCSCIA) during a special Mardi Gras themed fundraiser Tuesday, February 12.… Read Article
By Michael Collins: Former WBA light welterweight champion Gavin Rees (37-1, 18 KO’s) doesn’t see himself as an incredible underdog in his February 16th fight against WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s). Rees thinks he’ll beat him and then use the win to get a big unification bout against WBO champion Ricky Burns in 2013.
Rees said to livefight.com “I will win…this will put me on the map everywhere…It will open doors for … Read Article
BROOKLYN – Curtis “Showtime” Stevens, 22-3, 16 KOs, was training for his upcoming fight with New Haven, CT middleweight Elvin Ayala, 26-5-1, 12 KOs, when he read what Ayala had to say about him on FightNews.com. Many of Ayala’s comments sounded like typical pre-fight trash talk, but one remark struck a nerve in the New Yorker.… Read Article