MAGDEBURG – For the second time in his career, he’s on the brink of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. The Italian-German fighter Francesco Pianeta (31-1-1, 17 KOs) may have wasted his first opportunity two years ago against the Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, but now he has a whole different opponent to deal with – the Uzbek Ruslan Chagaev (33-1-2, 20 KOs), nicknamed “The White Tyson”. And he surely believes in his chances against the … Read Article
Gifted Irish super-feather Declan ‘Pretty Boy’ Geraghty might be based at the MGM gym in Marbella, Spain but he’s a Dublin man to the core.
Boxing writer Glynn Evans could think of no one better to discuss the Irish fight scene ahead of Saturday’s mega promotion at the National Stadium that the 25 year old southpaw who clearly swallowed the Blarney Stone.… Read Article
Boxing writer Glynn Evans attempts to get inside the mind of the ex Irish super-middleweight champion Anthony Fitzgerald who stars in an eight rounder at the National Stadium in his home city of Dublin this Saturday.… Read Article
Thanks everybody for calling in. We are talking today about the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN event. The series is about to start on Saturday July 11 with a fantastic fight and two really great televised fights but today we’re talking about the main event which features the welterweight showdown between undefeated knockout artist Keith “One Time” Thurman and former world champion Luis Collazo.… Read Article
After quietly developing his craft as a pro over the last three years, Barnstaple-born Brummie Tommy Langford intends throwing his cap into the talent rammed British middleweight ring this weekend, writes Glynn Evans.… Read Article
“Boxing is like any industry, it can sometimes be who you know. And sometimes it’s just more of a game of chance. So when opportunities for big fights come along you’ve got to take them.”
These were the words of an elated Ryan Farrag, 13-1 (2KO’s), shortly after he learned he is set to face former world title challenger Stephane Jamoye, 28-6 (16KO’s), for the vacant European bantamweight belt, which the Belgian has held on … Read Article
Thank you, everybody, for joining us today. We are discussing the exciting June 21st PBC on CBS card that will be live from the MGM Grand, part of a huge weekend of boxing in Las Vegas, and to tell you more about that, I’m going to first turn it over to Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, and he will be introducing the co-main event before we get to our main event later. … Read Article
Roc Nation Sports hosted an international media conference call on Monday, June 15 with Olympic Gold Medalist and reigning WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s) and former World Title Challenger Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KO’s) of England. Below is a transcript of the international media conference call.
Ward vs. Smith, a 12 round bout presented by Roc Nation Sports, takes place Saturday, June 20 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, will … Read Article
Joseph Parker’s stable mate and chief sparring partner has had a busy couple of months. Having fought in New Zealand in March he accompanied Parker to Wladimir Klitschko’s Florida training camp where he sparred numerous sessions with the champion giving him some of his best work. He is now once again down under to fight in his first 8 rounder against familiar veteran Julius Long.
Being part of a Joseph Parker fight in New Zealand … Read Article
Boxing is often referred to as ‘the hurt business’ and over time the sport has been littered with many casualties, oftentimes angry young men whose star burned brightly but then faded just as fast, the dark energy that propels them to the top inevitably proving unsustainable over the long term. Sitting down with Joseph Parker you sense none of that. Instead you find a young man at ease with himself and the environment around him.… Read Article