(Photo credit: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions) LOS ANGELES (July 26, 2016) – A huge contingent of Los Angeles sports media turned out yesterday at the Fabulous Forum for the kick-off press conference to the world class professional boxing event on Saturday, September 10, headlined by the WBC Super Flyweight World Championship between Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and WBC Flyweight World Champion, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (45-0, 38KO’s) and WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos … Read Article
NEW YORK, NY (July 26, 2016) – Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, August 6, to continue his conquest of the light heavyweight division when he takes on power-punching Colombian Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The event, which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT, will now include six … Read Article
Promoter Kalle Sauerland has big plans for his heavyweight, former British champion David Price. Price, who put a terrible spell behind him in returning to winning ways at the end of May, could even be close to being in line for a shot at IBF heavyweight boss Anthony Joshua. Sauerland told Sky Sports his plan is for Price – beaten only by Tony Thompson and Erkan Teper, who both failed post-fight drugs tests – to … Read Article
QUEBEC CITY (July 25, 2016) – Unbeaten contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) will take on hard-hitting Robert “The Butcher” Berridge (27-4-1, 21 KOs) in a 10-round showdown Friday, July 29 on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada.
Berridge replaces former world champion Chad Dawson, who was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury.… Read Article
This is not an article criticizing or slamming Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd’s 20 years in the professional ring speak for themselves!
Understandably when you hear rumors of Floyd’s return and the $100M plus payday he’s expecting for his 50th fight without a loss, as a fight fan you want to pay for a fight where Floyd faces a formidable foe.
Floyd’s not going to get $100M for Keith “One Time” Thurman, Adrien “The Problem” Broner, … Read Article
Just how good is unbeaten Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz? We don’t know, and why? – because the hard-hitting and skilled southpaw just cannot seem to get himself a fight. This far in his pro career, the reigning WBA titlist has looked good, maybe even very good; and he could perhaps have the stuff inside him needed to become a great. But the clock is ticking on the man who is on the wrong side of … Read Article
It is unfortunate that some fighters are remembered more for the fight or fights they lost than for any of the positive accomplishments they had in the ring.
Randall “Tex” Cobb won 43 fights out of 52 and had 36 knockouts to his credit. Not a bad record. But what is he remembered for? His lopsided decision defeat at the hands of heavyweight champion Larry Holmes in November of 1982. He knocked out Earnie Shavers … Read Article
LONDON (July 25) – Pound-for-pound star Andre Ward will face power-punching Columbian Alexander Brand exclusively live on BoxNation on Saturday August 6th.
The fight, taking place in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California at the Oracle Arena comes hot on the heels of rival Sergey Kovalev’s unanimous points victory over Isaac Chilemba, which was also screened exclusively live on ‘The Channel of Champions’. … Read Article
It’s not official yet, but New Zealand media feel tomorrow’s press conference hosted by Joseph Parker’s promoter Dean Lonergan will confirm how the IBF mandatory challenger will face experienced Ukrainian Alexander Dimitrenko in his next fight, penciled in for September. Parker, unbeaten at 20-0 and coming off a 4th-round stoppage of Solomon Haumono, is expected to get his shot at Anthony Joshua late this year or early next year, but he and his team want … Read Article
Many fight fans are just that: fans of a fight, not so much fans of a showcase of subtle skill. For all the respect many fans have for practitioners of The Sweet Science, there is nothing more enjoyable than a two-way slugfest, or as Britain’s Nigel Benn would put it, a tear-up. This past Saturday’s classy and dominant points win Terence Crawford scored over Viktor Postol is a classic example – boxing fans certainly appreciated … Read Article