It seems “regular” WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs is serious about wanting to fight world ruler Gennady Golovkin next. According to WBA President Gilberto Mendoza, who spoke with Sky Sports, negotiations between the two sides have started in earnest and Jacobs’ handlers have sent a financial offer to GGG’s promoter Tom Loeffler. Of course, we do not know how good, or fair an offer this is, but Mendoza says that if the two sides cannot … Read Article
When they met at the end of July, featherweights Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz gave us a truly great fight, one that is sure to figure prominently when the plaudits go out for the 2016 Fight of The Year. Now, after trading leather for 12 thrilling rounds in New York, the two are close to doing it all again. Frampton took the WBC 126-pound crown from Mexican warrior Santa Cruz, becoming the first man … Read Article
Fans will hopefully find out next week who IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua will be fighting in his second title defence, set for November 26. Promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted how the opponent will be revealed week commencing Sept 26 (next Monday) – and one fighter who says he would take the fight and “break Anthony Joshua’s face in half,” is unbeaten New Yorker Jarrell Miller.
Speaking with Sky Sports, “Big Baby,” as the 18-0-1(16) contender … Read Article
A quarter of a century ago today a boxing match took place in London. It was a fight that will always cause any fight fan who witnessed it to have an uneasy, disturbing feeling. Michael Watson and Chris Eubank, two men who seemed to have a very real dislike for one another, met in a much anticipated, publicly demanded rematch. At the conclusion of just over 11-rounds of warfare neither man would ever be the … Read Article
According to trainer Peter Fury, who guides both heavyweight champ Tyson Fury and his son, unbeaten heavyweight contender Hughie Fury, Mexican/American contender Andy Ruiz Junior has pulled out of his scheduled October 29 fight with Hughie. The fight, a very interesting and intriguing one between two young and talented big men, was to have been the chief support to Fury-Klitschko II in Manchester.
However, according to Peter, who took to social media earlier today, the … Read Article
During the relatively short history of the two “rival” sports being in existence at the same time, fight fans have not been treated to too many, if any, glorious spectacles whenever a boxer has crossed over to fight an MMA fighter, or vice-versa. We’ve seen big names from both sports try it (think James Toney succumbing against Randy Couture for an MMA victory over boxing, to Ray Mercer icing Tim Sylvia for a boxing triumph … Read Article
Modern day fight fans know there is a lot more to it that mere fighting prowess when it comes to being able to unify a weight class. These days, with fighters performing on rival networks for rival promoters, the actual getting of a big fight can prove more troublesome and stressful than the actual in the ring fighting (well, not quite, but you get the idea). Simply put, it is much easier these days for … Read Article
WBA 140-pound champ Ricky Burns, who has already enjoyed a quite amazing career, has even more incentive to successfully defend his belt against dangerous puncher Kiryl Relikh on October 7. Scottish hero Burns, who rejuvenated his career by winning the WBA light-welterweight title earlier this year, becoming a three-weight champion, could fight American bad boy Adrien Broner in December of this year if he comes through next month against the Ricky Hatton-guided Relikh.
Speaking with … Read Article
It’s no secret that middleweight king Gennady Golovkin wants two things more than anything else as far as his boxing career is concerned: a mega-fight with Saul Alvarez, and to own all the major middleweight belts. The Alvarez fight will have to wait (probably until next September at the earliest) but a fight with reigning WBO 160-pound champ Billy Joe Saunders could happen in the next few months – if Saunders really wants it, according … Read Article
Kell Brook lost in a brave and exciting attempt at taking middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s belts. Liam Smith lost in a brave and exciting attempt at defending his super-welterweight title against Canelo Alvarez. Now, as both fighters attempt to bounce back after losing their unbeaten records, word is the two warriors who enhanced their reputations in defeat could meet each other in what would be a British super-fight.
Brook, who is still healing after taking … Read Article