The intriguing heavyweight match-up of Luis Ortiz-Alexander Ustinov will now go to purse bids, as no deal has been reached by the two parties. Ortiz of Cuba, the WBA interim champion, must fight Russia’s Ustinov next as part of the WBA’s plans to see just one man crowned as their heavyweight king. The purse bids have been called for for May 19th.… Read Article
Canelo Alvarez successfully defended his middleweight crown this weekend when he scored a highlight reel knockout against a ballooned up version of welterweight Amir Khan. This was not a situation like when Ray Leonard challenged Marvin Hagler, or even like when Oscar De La Hoya challenged Bernard Hopkins. This was something different altogether. Not only was Canelo defending the highly coveted middleweight crown below the 160 pound limit, but he was also facing an opponent … Read Article
The stunning one punch ending came as no surprise. Most of the experts felt Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-1-1, 33KO) would kayo Amir “King” Khan Saturday night at the new T-Mobile Area, Las Vegas, NV. All the hoopla concerning speed versus power only goes so far, especially with a stronger fighter who can box.
For the first three rounds, Khan circled, and dodged, darted and held, with speedy combinations mixed in for good measure. He landed … Read Article
Fight fans, perhaps more than fans of any other sport, love a debate – even if there can never, ever be one definitive answer to the argument. And former world champ Paulie Malignaggi has surely started a debate with his stated opinion that, out of Amir Khan and Ricky Hatton, Khan goes down as the better fighter.
Malignaggi – who is matching his ring accomplishments with the talent he is showing for commentary – spoke … Read Article
Amir Khan, thankfully okay after being brought down by one heck of a thudding blow by the much bigger and more powerful Saul Canelo Alvarez, is already plotting his next move; and this certainly does not include retirement. Khan, a fighter who has always gone after the biggest fights on a global scale, has lost none of his ambition, even if his gamble of a weight climb against Alvarez resulted in his fourth career defeat. … Read Article
Controversial heavyweight ruler Tyson Fury rarely, if ever, gets credit for the classy things he does. The press and media, more motivated to write up stories telling of Fury’s bad side, are less keen to report on his good side. And deep down, Fury is indeed a good man. Out of his own pocket, this past Saturday, he flew to Germany to support once bitter rival Dereck Chisora ahead of his European title fight with … Read Article
Undefeated contender Kanat Islam (21-0, 18 KOs) stopped Colombia’s Jesus De Angel (18-4-1, 17 KOs) in the sixth round of Sunday night’s main event on Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV from the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida.
The rising 154-pounder from Kazakhstan stopped his ninth straight opponent inside the distance when De Angel fell to the canvas twice in round six prompting referee Telis Assimenios to halt the bout 22 seconds … Read Article
Boxing has seen its fare share of ludicrous and irresponsible match-ups in the past but recently the outrage has become the norm. One mainstream title is being passed around without any regard of rankings, weight limits and boxers’ safety. Money can’t buy health.
The WBC middleweight title has become the black sheep of boxing. It is an illustration of the turmoil and disorder in the industry.… Read Article
One big fight ends, another even bigger fight starts being made. The fight we all want, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin, should, and actually could, happen later this year. This fight, a guaranteed blockbuster, has been in the works for months now, but for one reason or another (the critics pointing Canlo’s way as far as these reasons for it not happening) it has not been agreed upon quite yet.… Read Article
The devastating punch Mexican star Saul Canelo Alvarez knocked out Amir Khan with last night in Las Vegas was a stark reminder of how dangerous the sport of boxing is and of how brave the fighters have to be. Khan was left flat on his back from the right hand of the year, disturbingly motionless for agonising seconds and it was if reality had returned with a brutal thud. Nothing mattered now apart from Khan’s … Read Article