The “Cowards” Of Boxing

Adonis Stevenson, Andre Ward, Danny Garcia, Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto - As the days and weeks go by, the list of boxing's "cowards" gets longer and longer. In more recent years the lists continues to extend and includes grounded champions and potential Hall Of Fame fighters. It seems as though every time a fan friendly fight isn't 'signed & sealed' the blame and allegations of 'cowardice' befalls on the MAN that has spent YEARS risking his health & life every time he steps into a ring.

As the days and weeks go by, the list of boxing’s “cowards” gets longer and longer. In more recent years the lists continues to extend and includes grounded champions and potential Hall Of Fame fighters. It seems as though every time a fan friendly fight isn’t ‘signed & sealed’ the blame and allegations of ‘cowardice’ befalls on the MAN that has spent YEARS risking his health & life every time he steps into a ring.

The names of Floyd Mayweather, Andre Ward, Miguel Cotto, Adonis Stevenson, Danny Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz and even Carl Froch have been labeled and deemed “cowards” with little regard of their ring accomplishments. And of course, add to the list Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his promoter, Oscar de la Hoya.

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Joshua vs Klitschko: The Untested vs The Unloved

Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko - To point out that Britain's Anthony Joshua remains untested in 18 professional fights is to wallow in understatement. Indeed, the IBF heavyweight champion is perhaps the most untested world heavyweight champion in living memory, a claim to which his record attests; he is yet to face elite opposition in a division that is now so starved of personnel that cruiserweight Tony Bellew is currently on course to challenge for one of the belts.

To point out that Britain’s Anthony Joshua remains untested in 18 professional fights is to wallow in understatement. Indeed, the IBF heavyweight champion is perhaps the most untested world heavyweight champion in living memory, a claim to which his record attests; he is yet to face elite opposition in a division that is now so starved of personnel that cruiserweight Tony Bellew is currently on course to challenge for one of the belts.

Joshua’s meteoric rise from novice to pay per view star, whose clash with Wladimir Klitschko will be in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London on April 29, is testament not to his achievements in the ring but instead the promotional talents of Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn. The hype that has followed the 27-year old Olympic gold medallist since he entered the pro ranks in 2013 has been of the uncommon sort, to the point where you are left scratching your head in wonderment at the extent to which so many have been willing to suspend disbelief and allow themselves to be swept up in it.

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The answer to the Joshua Klitschko question is Fury

Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko - Soon after 10pm in London on Saturday night, Anthony Joshua will meet Wladimir Klitschko in an incredibly interesting heavyweight match up to contest the IBF world title that is held by the former and the WBA and IBO belts which are vacant.

Soon after 10pm in London on Saturday night, Anthony Joshua will meet Wladimir Klitschko in an incredibly interesting heavyweight match up to contest the IBF world title that is held by the former and the WBA and IBO belts which are vacant.

But forget draining the alphabet soup of titles for this one, because the real fascination in the clash between these two former Olympians is in the questions that only Wembley Stadium can answer on 29th April.

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Ringstar Fighters Shine In Debut – Highlights from The Novo at L.A. Live

Five promising young stars proved they’re fighters with big careers ahead of them as they made their pro debuts in the Ringstar Sports promoted Premier Boxing Champions show on FS1 & FOX Deportes on Sunday, April 9 from The Novo at L.A. Live.

The televised opener featured celebrated 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas earning a powerful stoppage in his professional debut over Thomas Smith. Balderas stalked Smith with precision and forced Smith’s corner to throw in the towel following the first round.

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Slew Of Red-Hot Prospects To Appear On Canelo-Chavez, Jr. Non-televised Undercard

In the lead up to the stacked Cinco de Mayo weekend historic boxing event headlined by Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs), fans will have a chance to witness some of Golden Boy Promotions’ top future stars including two Olympians and numerous undefeated fighters.

Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. takes place Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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Rogelio “Porky” Medina To Fight David Benavidez

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MATCH TO BE BROADCAST ON FS1 AND FOX DEPORTES

Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 2017 —Latin Sports, a leading Hispanic Sports Promotions and Management Company announced that one of its premier boxers, Rogelio “Porky” Medina (37-7, 31 KOs) will clash with David Benavidez, an undefeatedrising contender (17-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday, May 20th, at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.

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Joshua – Klitschko: Biggest betting fight in history?

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Wladimir Klitschko - William Hill, sponsor of Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, is predicting the global betting industry turnover could reach £100 million (£20 million in the UK alone) for Saturday’s eagerly awaited world heavyweight showdown.

William Hill, sponsor of Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, is predicting the global betting industry turnover could reach £100 million (£20 million in the UK alone) for Saturday’s eagerly awaited world heavyweight showdown.

British sporting icon and current IBF world champion Joshua is the 4/9 favourite to win the fight – and in the process add the vacant WBA and IBO titles to his collection. AJ, who won Olympic gold at London 2012, has enjoyed a perfect start to his professional career with 18 wins from 18 fight – all coming by way of knockout. Unsurprisingly, William Hill are offering short odds of 8/13 for the Londoner to knockout Kitschko at Wembley Stadium.

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Watch Joshua vs. Klitschko Weigh-In – Live Stream

https://youtu.be/YZ-Z5fWOL-A

Official Weights from London:

Anthony Joshua: 250.1 lbs.
Wladimir Klitschko: 240.5 lbs.

The heavyweight world championship bout between undefeated champion Anthony Joshua and long-reigning kingpin Wladimir Klitschko is the most significant heavyweight fight in more than a decade. SHOWTIME will televise live at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT from sold-out Wembley Stadium in London.

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