By Michael Collins: Big unbeaten 6’6 ½” heavyweight Robert Helenius (18-0, 11 KO’s) will be facing high level journeyman Michael Sprott (37-19, 17 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout on March 2nd in what may be a more competitive fight than what many boxing fans think at the Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany according to German boxen site x-boxen.… Read Article
By James Slater – All in all, though 2012 saw a startling and quite unacceptable number of top names from our beloved sport failing drugs tests, the past 12-months were pretty good for boxing (sure, we saw our fair share of debatable, even plain bad decisions). We were treated to a number of truly great fights involving marquee names, we witnessed a number of unforgettable KO’s and we saw some quality match-making.
Indeed, as we … Read Article
Just moments after Tomasz Adamek scored a controversial split decision over Steve “USS” Cunningham in a rematch of their thrilling 2008 fight, Adamek’s own co-promoter told Ring Magazine’s Joseph Santoliquito & Philadelphia Daily News Boxing maven Bernard Fernandez that he doesn’t believe that his man won the fight.… Read Article
By Marcus Richardson: Whether Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez end up fighting for a fifth time may rest on whether both of their wives will allow them to continue fighting. It’s no secret that Marquez and Pacquiao’s wives both want them to retire.
Pacquiao’s wife was stunned at seeing Pacquiao knocked cold by Marquez in the 6th round in their fourth fight on December 8th, and she’s worried that Pacquiao could badly hurt in … Read Article
By Michael Collins: In a battle of recent former heavyweight title challengers, Dereck Chisora (15-4, 9 KO’s) might be facing #8 WBC Manuel Charr (22-1, 12 KO’s) in a still to be determined venue in Germany in March. The Charr-Chisora fight should be an interesting fight if it happens because both fighters can pack a punch but are unfortunately too deeply flawed to capture a world title at this time. Both fighters are crude brawlers … Read Article
Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special “2012, Boxing Year in Review” Edition tonight at 9:00 PM EST.
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During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will be review the entire Boxing Year of 2012, as well as relive yesterday’s big fight action on NBC between Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham.
During the second half of the program, “The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to feature … Read Article
In what was a magnificent back-and-forth battle, World Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight Champion Marco Antonio Rubio made a successful first defense of his title Saturday night, December 22, in Morelia, Mexico, when he stopped courageous challenger Michel Rosales in the eleventh round. Rubio, now 56-6-1 (49), scored a knockdown very early in the first round when he connected with a right hook to the jaw of Rosales, and it appeared that “El Veneno” would … Read Article
By Paul Strauss: When has hall of fame announcer Michael Buffer ever needed a second try to announce the winner of a fight? It just doesn’t happen. But, happen it did at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. The main event of NBC’s Saturday afternoon telecast featured a rematch of Tomasz Adamek and Steve “USS” Cunningham. The result was first announced as a split decision draw. Hold the phone! Michael Buffer hadn’t relinquished the … Read Article
According to his advisor, Gabby Penagaricano, Puerto Rican junior middleweight slugger Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KOs) has turned a corner in his career after having the best camp of his career.… Read Article
By Padraig Ivory: Sergio Martinez and Martin Murray came face to face this week ahead of their April 2013 fight. The St Helens fighter made the long trip to the homeland of the middleweight champion to commence the promotional campaign and to introduce himself to the Argentinean fight fans. Martin made television appearances and press calls as the wheels of the promotional bandwagon were set in motion.
The respectful ‘Maravilla’ had returned and he praised … Read Article