By Jeff Moore: In the main event, featherweight contender Josh Warrington (24-0, 5 KOs) defeated Patrick Hyland (31-3, 15 KOs) by a 9th round knockout on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, UK. Warrington put Hyland down three times in the fight with an accumulation of head blows. … Read Article
He may have lost out on a big unification meeting with IBF champ Kell Brook, but reigning WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas believes he is on the verge of a much bigger fight: one with the soon to return Manny Pacquiao. As fans have read, superstar Pacquiao is, according to his promoter Bob Arum, set to return to action in November, in Las Vegas. Vargas, 27-1(10) and beaten only by Pacquiao common opponent Tim Bradley, … Read Article
(Photo credit: Dave Nadkarni/Premier Boxing Champions) WBC light-heavyweight king Adonis Stevenson last night retained his belt, the one he won in crushing fashion against Chad Dawson back in June of 2013, for the seventh time and what a thrilling fight he and his challenger Thomas Williams Junior put on in Quebec City. A sizzling slugfest the type fans love, Stevenson’s 4th-round KO over Williams Jr gave us plenty of terrific exchanges, switches in momentum and … Read Article
The above headline may seem a little harsh, but after the quite pathetic looking showing he gave against Anthony Joshua in April, fans have every right to have lost most, if not all interest in one “Prince” Charles Martin. Making the first defence of the IBF heavyweight title he was deemed by many to have been fortunate to win when Vyascheslav Glazkov’s knee blew out in a fight between the two that contested the recently … Read Article
QUEBEC CITY (July 30, 2016) – Light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) delivered a highlight reel knockout victory over Thomas “Top Dogg” Williams Jr. (20-2, 14 KOs) in the fourth-round of an exciting main event showdown on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday night from Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada.… Read Article
Fresh from bringing down Korean boxers to train and fight professionally in Ghana, Gh Bosslink Promotions CEO, Collins-Bio Donkor has now also struck a deal for British boxer, Adam Taylor to come and hone his skills in the famous West African country.
Boxing247.com can exclusively report that Taylor, a super middleweight who has as a semi-pro fought all over the world but never in Africa and who now has a professional record of 2-1 and … Read Article
(Photo credit Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) This Saturday night undefeated pugilists risk their O’s in a classic style-matchup that continues the oldest argument amongst fight fans. Leo Santa Cruz made a big statement last August when he beat three-weight champion Abner Mares. His counterpart, Carl Frampton, comes in to this dual fresh off the heels of his most impressive win over previously unbeaten Scott Quigg. The Barclays Center will serve as a middle-ground of sorts with UK … Read Article
(Photo credit Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
WBA FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 12 Rounds
LEO SANTA CRUZ – 125 ½ pounds
CARL FRAMPTON – 125 ¼ pounds… Read Article
LONDON (29 July) – Carl Frampton insists that size won’t be a factor when he faces Mexican world champion Leo Santa Cruz this Saturday night.
The Belfast boxing ace faces his biggest test to date when he steps in against the taller and rangier Santa Cruz, who has two-and-a-half-inches over him in height and a telling seven-inch reach advantage. … Read Article
(Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) Has tomorrow night’s WBA featherweight title clash between defending champion Leo Santa Cruz and challenger and super-bantamweight champ Carl Frampton been given enough hype? Has the clash of unbeatens been given the respect and attention it deserves? There are a number of internet articles out there pushing the fight, mostly Irish websites doing the work it must be said, but there doesn’t really seem to be a massive buzz surrounding this … Read Article