Kell Brook is shooting for boxing history and if he can somehow pull off a win over middleweight king Gennady Golovkin in just six days’ time, his place in the history books will certainly be secure. And Brook, the IBF welterweight ruler, is watching the very best in the history of the sport as he gets ready, mentally, for the biggest fight of his life. Brook is a huge admirer of the two Sugar Rays, … Read Article
Arturo “Thunder” Gatti was, as all fans agree, a special – very special – fighter. One who gave his all in the ring too many time to remember. No-one will ever forget Gatti; least of all his millions of fans and those men who had the honor (if that’s the right word) of meeting him in the ring.
Gatti, who retired with a 40-9(31) ledger has been inducted into The Hall of Fame. These highlights … Read Article
Heavyweight slugger Chuck Wepner, who is most famous for two things: his (almost) 15-round fight with Muhammad Ali and his part in inspiring the Rocky movies. Now, in “The Bleeder,” the 75 year old gets some more movie treatment; and this time the biographical flick is of the non fiction variety.
Played by Liev Schrieber, Wepner – who also faced Sonny Liston and George Foreman during his long and often cut-prone career – is said … Read Article
If the plans top British promoter Frank Warren has come to fruition, there will be a huge night for British heavyweight boxing taking place on October 29th. It will also be a huge night for the two Fury’s, Tyson and Hughie. As fans know, Oct. 29 is the working date (still, despite all that has happened) for the eagerly awaited Fury-Klitschko II, and Warren has written in his column in The Star how this mega-fight … Read Article
Say what you want about the Gennady Golovkin-Kell Brook fight, but don’t forget that everyone is talking about it! Everyone, and I mean everyone, has an opinion on this fight – a marvellous promotion that has brought a genuine buzz, not only to British boxing, but to world boxing – and the September 10 showdown has to be looked at as one of the biggest fights of the year.
Sugar Ray Leonard has thought about … Read Article
Heavyweight great Lennox Lewis, who today celebrates his 51st birthday, really did win everything there was worth winning during his amateur and pro career. Born in London in 1965 and relocating to Canada at the age of 12, Lewis achieved the following:
He boxed in two Olympics, 1984 in Los Angeles and 1988 in Seoul, capturing gold in his second Olympic adventure.
Lewis, upon turning pro with Frank Maloney (now Kellie Maloney) soon captured the … Read Article
Just recently, Canelo Alvarez said that a fight between he and the man he gave his belt to, Gennady Golovkin, will happen “when I want it to.” The fight the whole world wants to see certainly won’t happen before next September (as per that reported verbal agreement between the respective camps) but many people – including GGG himself – are doubtful it will even happen then.
Canelo insists he does want the fight, that he … Read Article
Though the fight is not getting as much hype and publicity as the Gennady Golovkin-Kell Brook showdown that will precede it by a week, the Liam Smith-Saul Canelo Alvarez light-middleweight title fight is arguably a much tougher fight to pick. Smith, the defending WBO champ, is a considerable underdog, as is his countryman Brook, but some good judges are predicting a hard night for Canelo on September 17.
And Smith, unbeaten and trained by the … Read Article
Promoter Eddie Hearn fully expects, as do plenty of other people, Anthony Joshua to become a boxing superstar in the near future, and there are big plans in store for the reigning IBF heavyweight champion. First up, Joshua, 17-0(17) will make the second defence of his belt in either November or December, then there will be defence number three in March and then, next summer at Wembley, Joshua will possibly fight a massive fight against … Read Article
Former WBA heavyweight champ David Haye could be in line for a shot at regaining his old belt, at least the “regular” version of it, and it could come against the winner of a WBA-agreed match-up between Lucas Browne and Fres Oquendo. President Gilberto Mendoza spoke with Sky Sports and he said that Haye – now ranked the number-five contender with the WBA – is a fighter he and his organisation would “love to have … Read Article