Australian warrior Lucas Browne, who overcame tremendous odds to take a portion of the heavyweight title this past Saturday night in Grozny, Russia, does not appreciate being called out and challenged by fighters he says have not earned a world title shot. Browne, who has also boxed away from home in England, is understandably proud of the way he worked his way up to title contention and he says other fighters who want to challenge … Read Article
Shawn Porter Vs. Keith Thurman is a great welterweight match-up between two quality 147-pound operators, as fans agree. The fight should be taking place this Saturday night, but a car crash suffered by Thurman curtailed the fight; as fans also know. However, if the fight does not happen, by May or June at the latest, there is a chance we could see an equally good match-up involving former IBF champ Porter: one with reigning WBC … Read Article
A Russian promotional company World of Boxing had recently won the bidding war for the Alexander Povetkin (30-1-0) vs. Deontay Wilder (36-0-0) bout, which will now be taking place somewhere in Russia, with the Moscow Olympic Stadium probably being the likely venue.
Wilder will be guaranteed $4.5 million, and Povetkin a much slimmer number of $1.9 million.… Read Article
Hello Felix, congratulations on your world title winning effort. How do you feel after all?
Thank you! I´m feeling great as champion again.
What were your feelings during the fight?
I felt quite comfortable. the first 5 rounds went by pretty quick. And I think I won them all. Rounds 9, 11 and 12 were also mine. That was enough for the victory. I gave myself some rest between the 6th and 8th, reduced my … Read Article
Iconic publication Sports Illustrated has covered all the major sporting events around the globe for decades; but what are the publication’s picks for the top 100 greatest moments in sports history?
The website of the magazine has just revealed the picks for the top 100, and boxing features quite a few times; six in all. And “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, features in no less than four of the choices for momentous moments in the history … Read Article
MONTREAL (March 8, 2016) – Montreal’s biggest boxing star, former IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) will make his grand return to the ring against San Benito, Texas’ “King” James De La Rosa (23-3, 13 KOs) on March 12 at Montreal’s Olympia Theatre. The exciting middleweight battle will be broadcast live in the U.S. by FOX Deportes and will be available in English via live stream by Ring TV, both starting at … Read Article
In truth, former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko has not said too much about his November loss to Tyson Fury. Apart from stating, early on after the points defeat, that the loss had hurt him deeply and that he was “suffering,” Klitschko has been out of the public eye – so much so that some fans wondered aloud whether the near 40-year-old really wanted the contracted return bout.
Well, rest assured fight fans who crave seeing … Read Article
In every promising sports career there comes a breakout moment, a crossroads junction where hype meets reality. That moment has arrived for unbeaten prospect Joseph Parker as he commences preparations to face the always dangerous Carlos Takam in a fight, that if victorious, will see him transition from prospect to contender.
In 2015 Parker cut a swathe through his opposition, obliterating all who faced him with a string of booming knockouts courtesy of his powerful … Read Article
Though he was comprehensively defeated by middleweight terror Gennady Golovkin back in October, exciting middleweight David Lemieux remains a top contender and a big draw. The former IBF champ returns to action this Saturday, against James De La Rosa in Montreal, Canada. The fight will go out live on Fox Deportes.
Lemiuex, still only 27 and sporting a good 34-3(31) record, has bounced back from a stoppage loss before, when he returned to winning ways … Read Article
With all that has happened in British and world boxing over the past month or so, unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook, the reigning IBF champion, has almost become a forgotten man. Brook’s ideal big-fight opponent, Amir Khan has signed on for a massive fight with Mexican/global star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and the eagerly anticipated Shawn Porter-Keith Thurman fight (that Brook was excited to see and was targeting a showdown with the winner) has been postponed due … Read Article