Team USA’s Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) and Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) got their American squad off to a roaring start at the 2016 Olympic Games with two unanimous decision victories. The Olympic Village roommates fed off one another in their Olympic debuts on Saturday at a raucous Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro. Balderas kicked off the fun in the early session while Hernandez closed the day for the American team.… Read Article
The opening bell rang on the Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament on Saturday, with the opening bouts at Light Flyweight (49kg), Lightweight (60kg), Light Heavyweight (81kg) and Heavyweight (91kg) setting the tone for what is set to be a blistering competition over the coming 15 days.… Read Article
Current WBO NABO and WBA NABA Middleweight Champion and WBA #4- and WBO #7-rated middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (21-0, 14 KOs) of Saint Paul, Minnesota, kept his momentum plowing forward and continued to impress tonight with a one-sided beatdown of Chris “The Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick (15-5, 6 KOs) of Cleveland.
Fighting in the 10-round main event of CBS Sports Network Championship Boxing from the Grand Ballroom of the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, … Read Article
With the race for the Whitehouse rapidly coming to an end, with Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton seemingly neck and neck for the Presidency in 2017, members of the boxing world have given their opinion on the Republican nominee. Promoter and former Bobby Kennedy lawyer Bob Arum is absolutely no fan of Trump, angered over the 69-year-old’s comments about the Mexican people. But Arum hasn’t gone as far as challenging Trump to a fight. One … Read Article
Thank you very much everyone joining us. This is indeed the conference call for Errol Spence against Leonard Bundu which is an IBF welterweight world title eliminator. The winner will be the mandatory contender for the title currently held by Kell Brook.
So it’s a very significant fight for boxing purposes. This is PBC on NBC. It’ll be at 5:00 pm Eastern Time, 2:00 pm Pacific Time. The doors of the first about … Read Article
“What f*****g excitement!” a well known boxing promoter speaking in 1990 on the possibility of a Mike Tyson-George Foreman super-fight
It remains one of the most talked about “dream fights,” or super-fights that never took place. It is the biggest of all heavyweight collisions: George Foreman Vs. Mike Tyson. The fight came close to happening in the early 1990s, but, as living legend Foreman recently explained when speaking on the CBS Sports radio show Brown … Read Article
34-year-old heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon, last seen in a ring in a August of last year when he scored a TKO win over an 11-2 Nick Guivas, returns to action tomorrow, against a relatively “safe-looking” foe in the five times beaten Mike Marrone. The big Philadelphian looked for a time like a top prospect/contender, back in 2008, until he ran into Chris Arreola and lost his unbeaten record. There have been other setbacks for the cousin … Read Article
The Olympics have arrived again and boxing fans will be looking for the next potential superstar of the sport. Back in 2000, one man who seemingly ticked all the boxes as far as going onto become a star and a world champion, was Britain’s gifted southpaw Audley Harrison. Indeed, all these years later, “A-Force” remains one of the most well known boxers, or retired boxers, in the world. This is despite the fact that Harrison’s … Read Article
Boxing’s hottest young star Errol Spence Jr will be back in action exclusively live on BoxNation when he challenges the tough Leonard Bundu in a welterweight world title eliminator on August 21.
The undefeated Texan has captivated the boxing world since turning professional following a decorated amateur career which culminated in his appearance at the Olympics in London 2012. … Read Article
The official draw for the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament took place in Barra da Tijuca on Thursday morning, watched by technical commissions from the 76 nations taking part and the world’s media ahead of one of the most eagerly anticipated events at Rio 2016. AIBA Executive Director Karim Bouzidi opened the event that gave the first indication of the Olympic destiny of the 286 competitors whose names went in to the draw. The competition … Read Article