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
“I’ve visualized the knockout already”
Kell Brook might be a significant underdog going into his September 10 challenge of middleweight ruler Gennady Golovkin, he might be having his very first fight not one but two weight classes above his career-long tenure at welterweight, and he might be going in with the single hardest puncher in boxing today. But Brook – who is either talking a great game that hides his real feelings or is utterly … Read Article
Who will David Haye fight in his next bout? Do fight fans retain serious interest in the one-time cruiserweight great and the former WBA heavyweight ruler? Two disappointing fights into his latest comeback – not disappointing to Haye in terms of the result, but quick wins over the over-matched duo that was Mark de Mori and Arnold Gjergjaj certainly disappointed the hardcore fans – Haye is on the lookout for a shot at a heavyweight … Read Article
Team USA’s Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) joined his roommate in the quarterfinals with his second victory of the Olympic Games on Tuesday morning in Rio de Janeiro. Balderas took on Japan’s hard charging Daisuke Narimatsu in today’s second round competition at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 on day four of boxing competition in Brazil.… Read Article
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Charles Conwell (Cleveland, Ohio), the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, fell in his Olympic debut on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro. Conwell faced off with returning Olympian Krishan Vikas of India in middleweight preliminary competition tonight in Riocentro Pavilion 6.… Read Article