Making his comeback to the sport, Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) showed that he had too much speed and talent for WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-2, 10 Kos), who he defeated tonight by a 12 round unanimous decision to win his WBO title in front of a large crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was televised by Top Rank pay-per-view rather than HBO. … Read Article
With one day to go before his important IBF welterweight eliminator bout, undefeated Errol Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) weighed in at 146.2 pounds on Friday for his fight against 41-year-old Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) on Sunday on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York.
Bundu weighed in at 146.2 pounds as well. The two fighters looked like they didn’t belong in the same weight … Read Article
Andre “S.O.G” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) won his tune-up fight on Saturday night to stay unbeaten in defeating Alexander Brand (25-2, 19 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The fight was televised by HBO Boxing, and you have to wonder whether they regretted agreeing to televise this fight. It was very boring performance from Ward from the 1st round until the 12th. Ward looked like he never … Read Article
Manny Pacquiao’s personal adviser Michael Koncz is reporting that they’ve made their decision about who they’ll be fighting next on November 5 and they’ve selected World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 12 KOs). The fight will be televised on HBO pay-per-view. Koncz says the reason why he didn’t go with unbeaten Terence Crawford, a fighter that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is really high on, is because he didn’t like his boxing style … Read Article
Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) and his opponent Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) made weight today for their fight tomorrow night on Saturday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The Ward vs. Brand fight will be televised on HBO Boxing. It will be Ward’s third straight tune-up with HBO before he faces his first quality opponent in his contract with HBO in facing IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovaev on November 19. … Read Article
(Photo credit Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) John Molina (28-6, 23 KOs) used his size advantage to outwork former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs) in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York. Molina used a high work rate to get the better of the 32-year-old Provodnikov. The final scores were 116-112, 117-111, and 115-113.… Read Article
#9 WBC rated cruiserweight contender Dmytro Kucher (24-1, 18 KOs) proved to be too powerful for former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (41-8, 33 KOs) in scoring a first round knockout win tonight to claim the vacant European cruiserweight belt at York Hall in London, England. Kucher knocked Maccarinelli down with a left hook late in the 1st round. … Read Article
Boxing great Muhammad Ali died tonight at a Phoenix, Arizona hospital. Ali was 74. He was taken to the hospital on Thursday with a respiratory problem. The conditioned worsened overnight. By Friday, Ali’s conditioned led to him being put on life support. Ali had been battling Parkinson’s disease for over 30 years.
Bob Arum, one of the promoters for Ali, had this to say on Twitter: “A true great has left us. Muhammad Ali transformed … Read Article
David Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) scored his second straight early knockout in his comeback in stopping fringe contender Arnold Gjergjaj (29-1, 21 KOs) in the 2nd round on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England. Haye had the 31-year-old Gjergjaj up and down on the canvas like he was playing with a yoyo. … Read Article
Heavyweight contender Shannon Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs) showed that he can still punch with massive power in taking out journeyman Emilio Zarate (20-17-3, 11 KOs) in the 1st round with a perfectly placed left hook to the body. Zarate, 34, dropped to the canvas after getting hit by Briggs’ powerful body shot and he stayed down in agony until the fight was halted by the referee at 2:22 of the round. … Read Article