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
By Michael Collins: David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) still isn’t giving up in his seemingly hopeless pursuit of a big money fight against 41-year-old WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s) despite the apparent lack of interest coming from the 6’7” Ukrainian. It seems like the more Vitali ignores Haye, the more Haye continues to talk up a fight between him and Vitali.
Haye said to the telegraph.co.uk “There’s nobody else in heavyweight division … Read Article
Weights From Woodhaven, New York
“Mean” Joe Greene 156 vs. Calvin Odom 154
Antoine Douglas 163 vs. Stanley Harvey 166
Danny Gonzalez 143.5 vs. Bernel Ayers 143.5… Read Article
By Michael Collins: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) won’t be back in the ring on January 26th as previously scheduled, according to his manager Alex Morrison. Burns wants to rest up a little more and then come back in February or March, according to the BBC.
Burns still doesn’t have an opponent in mind for his next fight, but we do know it won’t be WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner, as Burns … Read Article
Sherman Oaks, Calif. (January 9) – After earning the NABO Lightweight Championship belt in July 2010 with an eleventh-round knockout against Henry “Hank” Lundy, John Molina, Jr. (24-2, 19 KOs) looks to restore his reputation with a victory by again claiming the vacant title against the power punching Dannie “Dangerous” Williams (22-2, 18 KOs) at the Pueblo Pavilion in Santa Fe, N.M on January 11. … Read Article
By Rob Smith: The recently knocked out Manny Pacquiao could still be fighting twice this year, according to ABS-CBN News. Pacquiao just arrived back from vacation in Israel and he reportedly may choose to fight twice in 2013 if possible. His opponents are still undecided, although his promoter Bob Arum is very high on putting Pacquiao back in with Juan Manuel Marquez for a fifth fight.
Before Pacquiao fights again, he’ll likely be checked out … Read Article
By Michael Collins: Undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) has reportedly turned down a big £1 million offer from British promoter Frank Maloney for a fight against the unbeaten 6’8” David Price (15-0, 13 KO’s) for an all British clash in June, possibly in Anfield or London.… Read Article
By Michael Collins: Tony Bellew (19-1, 12 KO’s) will be trying to put himself in position for a title shot when he faces Isaac Chilemba (20-1-1, 9 KO’s) on March 30th in a WBC light heavyweight title eliminator bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. #3 WBC Bellew can’t afford to lose this fight if he wants to get a shot against WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson this year.
Both fights are going … Read Article
PHILADELPHIA (January 9, 2013)—WBO number-two ranked Jr. Welterweight contender Ruslan Provodnikov expects to be in a major fight sometime in the near future according to his team.
Provodnikov (22-1, 15 knockouts) is in line to face Brandon Rios and his team led by promoter Arthur Pelullo and Banner Promotions along with manager Vadim Kornilov are doing everything to make that fight or another big opportunity a reality.… Read Article
By Rob Smith: Yahoo Sports has selected WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire as their Fighter of the Year for 2012. He got the nod over Andre Ward, Robert Guerrero, Leo Santa Cruz and Juan Manuel Marquez. Yahoo Sports was impressed with Donaire’s wins over Jorge Arce, Toshiaki Nishioka, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Jeffrey Mathebula. Obviously, there were no real big names on Donaire’s list but the way that he beat these guys was impressive … Read Article