It is a sign of how dangerous a task unbeaten New Zealand heavyweight contender Joseph Parker faces a week today against Cameroonian Carlos Takam, that his trainer Kevin Barry twice turned a possible fight with Takam down, as he was “all risk and no reward.” This was a few months back, when Parker needed, in the words of Barry, who was speaking with Stuff.co.nz earlier this week, “more time to develop and mature.”… Read Article
Gifted Cuban southpaw Guillermo Rigondeaux has been given back his status as the WBA “super” champion at 122-pounds. As fans may recall, “Rigo” was stripped of the belt back in November of last year due to inactivity. Scott Quigg of Britain was elevated to “super” champion ahead of his fight with IBF boss Carl Frampton. Frampton won, adding the WBA strap to his collection, but then he himself was stripped as he chose to move … Read Article
Talk regarding a potential blockbuster of a fight between Floyd Mayweather Junior and Conor McGregor will seemingly not go away – in fact, Mayweather himself is now speaking to the media about the fight, insisting he “absolutely” thinks the fight will happen. Only yesterday, UFC President Dana White seemed to have closed the book on the world-be super-fight once and for all, when he said the fight had almost no chance of happening, and that … Read Article
“He needs to work his way up and earn his shot,” explained Lineal middleweight champion, Saul Alvarez, as per Boxing News, in the run up to his fight with Amir Khan. “He has all these knockouts but who has he fought?”
“Canelo” Alvarez, along with many of Gennady’s critics often question the credibility of opposition the knockout specialist has faced. Do they have a valid point? Have the other top “pound-for-pound” boxers been continually fighting … Read Article
Talented undefeated Mayweather Promotions star Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (13-0, 11 KOs), of Las Vegas, turned back a determined effort by previously unbeaten Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia (17-1, 11 KOs) to win a 10-round unanimous decision in a collision of United States-born cruiserweights in the main event of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader from Sam’s Town Live here.… Read Article
PHOTO CREDIT: Roc Nation Sports – 122 pound contender Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (22-2, 16 KO’s) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico scored a clear-cut, eight-round unanimous decision over local southpaw Thomas “KO” Snow (18-3, 12 KO’s) on Friday, May 13 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.
Fighting on Roc Nation Sports’ Throne Boxing on BET, Del Valle looked to set the tone by pressuring the DC-based Snow in the opening round. In the second, the … Read Article
Fighting on just two and a half weeks notice, “Mr. Providence” Vladine Biosse fought to a draw Friday night in “THE BATTLE FOR THE CAPITAL” against “The Pride of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr. at Twin River Casino.… Read Article
British boxing’s hottest talent Jack Catterall comprehensively outpointed Malmesbury’s Joe Hughes to retain his WBO Intercontinental Super-Lightweight title and earn himself a shot at the British title. Slick southpaw Catterall dominated for large spells of a gripping encounter against a rough and ready Hughes. Ultimately, undefeated Catterall’s class showed as he took a deserved unanimous decision with scores of 115-113, 117-112 and 117-113.… Read Article
In breaking news from Dan Rafael of ESPN.com it seems the WBC heavyweight title fight between champ Deontay Wilder and challenger Alexander Povetkin could be called off as Povetkin has reportedly tested positive for Meldonium.
“Status of the #WilderPovetkin fight is unclear at the moment after Povetkin’s test,” Rafael Tweeted earlier today.
Rafael later wrote:… Read Article
BBC sport in Wales is reporting how former WBO cruiserweight champ Enzo Maccarinelli will face Dmytro Kucher in June, for the vacant European 200-pound title. Ovill McKenzie, a former two-time opponent of the Welshman, has been forced to withdraw from the Kucher fight due to illness. Maccarinelli, 41-7(33) and a former European champ at cruiser now gets a chance to become a two-time Euro ruler at York Hall in London on June 10th.… Read Article