This past Saturday night, in front of an electrified audience of 90,000+ at Wembley Stadium, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua squared off against former world champion Wladimir Klitschko. In addition to Joshua’s IBF championship belt, the vacant WBA strap was also up for grabs in this highly anticipated heavyweight showdown.
On June 17 unified WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion of the world Andre Ward (31-0-0, 15 KOs) will have a highly anticipated rematch against former light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs). The bout is scheduled to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lineal middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 43 KOs) is scheduled to square off against former middleweight title challenger Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-2-1, 32 KOs) on May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout is scheduled to take place at a catchweight of 164.5 pounds.
Rummy’s Corner proudly presents another edition of a new ongoing series that will explore some of the greatest bouts in the rich history of professional boxing. This week’s second installment of “Classic Fight Recap” features the epic fifteen round heavyweight championship contest that took place on June 9, 1978, between WBC heavyweight champion Ken Norton (40-4-0) and undefeated challenger Larry Holmes (27-0-0), which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This week Rummy’s Corner proudly presents the latest edition of a new ongoing series that will explore some of the greatest bouts in the rich history of professional boxing. This week’s installment of “Classic Fight Recap” is actually a two-in-one classic rivalry recap. Featuring the epic two fight series between former heavyweight champions Jersey Joe Walcott and Rocky Marciano. Their first epic encounter took place on September 23, 1952, and they would have a high profile rematch the following year on May 15, 1953.
There have been many extraordinary slugfests in the long rich history of professional boxing, but few of the magnificent wars that have taken place over the years can match up to the epic clash that took place on January 24, 1976 between former heavyweight champion George Foreman and former title challenger Ron Lyle. The bout was an absolute battle for the ages that had everything a boxing fan could hope for in terms of exceedingly crowd pleasing back and forth action.
Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin engaged in a terrific entertaining scrap this past Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was a close and competitive affair throughout, and Golovkin was ultimately awarded a unanimous decision victory, with judges’ scorecards of 115-112, 115-112, and 114-113.
This edition of Rummy’s Corner proudly presents the latest episode of a new ongoing series that will explore some of the greatest bouts in the rich history of professional boxing. This installment of “Classic Fight Recap” (or in this case, “Classic Rivalry Recap”) is like a three-in-one special, that covers and reviews all three fights from one of the greatest (and often forgotten) trilogies in the long rich history of the sport. This is a look back at the epic powerhouse rivalry between Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johansson, a three fight series that took place between June 1959 and March 1961.
This week Rummy’s Corner proudly presents the debut edition of a new ongoing series that will explore some of the greatest bouts in the rich history of professional boxing. This very first edition of “Classic Fight Recap” features the epic bout that took place on December 10, 1958, between reigning light heavyweight world champion Archie Moore (174-21-9), “The Old Mongoose”, and Canadian contender Yvon Durelle (79-19-2), “The Fighting Fisherman”.
IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) is scheduled to defend his title against former world champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) on April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. In addition to Joshua’s IBF title, the vacant WBA super world heavyweight title will also be up for grabs in a showdown that could ultimately be seen as a crossroads fight for both pugilists.