The drought is officially over for the U.S. Men’s Boxing Team. Light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) clinched a bronze medal with his third unanimous decision victory of the 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday night at Riocentro Pavilion 6. Hernandez’s win advances him on to a semifinal match-up and secures his berth on the podium. Light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) made it an undefeated night for the American squad with a unanimous … Read Article
Sergey Kovalev talks Andre Ward fight — Duva: We are here mostly for you to get a chance to talk to Sergey Kovalev and to get a better sense of where his head is right now leading into the fight we all want to see. Knowing from experience, the most fun anyone in my position could have is to be in the position to announce that the biggest fight of the year that everyone wants … Read Article
Golovkin/Brook news: Middleweight ruler Gennady Golovkin and his next challenger Kell Brook both weighed in at today’s 30-day weight check conducted under WBC rules, and the weights were quite surprising. Brook, looking enormous in comparison to his welterweight says, tipped in at 176-pounds, while Golovkin, looking trim, came in at 165-pounds. So both unbeaten fighters are within the WBC rules that state a fighter should not be any more than 10 percent above the bout’s … Read Article
Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones and Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya were joined by NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. (21-0, 12 KOs) and undefeated middleweight contender Jason “El Animal” Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) yesterday at the Dallas Cowboys pre-season training camp to announce Diaz, Jr. and Quigley’s bouts for the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith.… Read Article
Just when we thought there was a chance, just a small chance, he might fight again – the rumour mill going into overdrive simply because “El Chino” stepped back into a gym – Argentine warrior Marcos Maidana has made it official: he has retired from the sport he gave so much excitement to, at age 33. The former two-weight champion wrote on social media how he no longer has the fire inside him.… Read Article
It was a truly landmark event not only in boxing, but in the careers of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, in black music and in the career of the man behind it all, Don King. It was “The Rumble in The Jungle” of 1974 and, in honour of The Greatest, who as we all know passed away in June of this year, promoter extraordinaire King is planning a sequel, a “Rumble in The Jungle II” … Read Article
So Andre Ward has set up his fight Vs Sergey Kovalev for November, possibly in Las Vegas, certainly on PPV.
Ward set this fight up by outpointing the completely outclassed Alexander Brand. What exactly Brand was doing in the same building as Ward, never mind the same ring is the guess of anyone, at points during the fight I think Ward, Brand and even the ref Jack Reiss thought the same.… Read Article
Sky Sports recently launched an online poll, asking fight fans to vote for who they feel is the best of the current British world champions. With an impressive 14 reigning world champions to pick from (an amazing achievement for British boxing; with champions at heavyweight all the way down to bantamweight) fans who voted had a tough task.
In the end, 400,000 fight fans cast their vote and the results came in as follows:… Read Article
Ghana’s Abraham Osei Bonsu has sworn to overcome all the challenges thrown at him by Jonathan Perez of Colombia and return home with the WPBF Intercontinental Super Featherweight championship when the two fight for the vacant belt in the USA on November 17.
Osei Bonsu (10-1-1, 9 KOs) who is coming off a failed bid for the WBO Africa Super Featherweight title when he suffered his first career defeat to Aphiwe Mbobiya in South Africa … Read Article
BOXING SUPERSTAR DAVID HAYE JOINS VAUXHALL MOTORS FOR ‘GREAT BRITISH LEGENDS’ SERIES
London – Former Heavyweight and Cruiserweight World Champion, David Haye, talks about his concerns over new changes to Olympic boxing legislation, the importance of strong role models like Muhammad Ali and sending Nikolai Valuev into retirement with a final winning blow, in a series of revealing interviews with Dylan Jones for Vauxhall Motors.… Read Article