Last night in Phoenix, former great Roy Jones Junior destroyed part-time boxer/MMA fighter Vyron Phillips with a crushing 2nd-round KO. The 47-year-old legend, taking part in something of a novelty bout – with Phillips set to pick up $100,000 if he won – dropped Phillips flat on his face with a right hand shot. The fight was all over with less than a minute to go in the second-round.… Read ArticleComments Off on Roy Jones Junior takes out Vyron Phillips in two-rounds
Fans everywhere were disappointed when the potentially explosive, possible fight of the year welterweight showdown between Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman was postponed due to Thurman being injured with whiplash in a car crash. The fight should be in the history books now, as it should have gone down on March 12th in Uncasville, Connecticut.
But now, with a new date set for June 25th (this fight was simply too good not to happen) it … Read ArticleComments Off on Porter-Thurman has a new date, will likely get a new venue too
Fight fans everywhere agree it will be a momentous result, upset, occasion if Britain’s Amir Khan can defeat Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and take his middleweight title in May. When the fight was first announced, there were not too many people seemingly willing to give Khan, a former 140-pound champion who has boxed just a handful of times as a welterweight, much of a chance.
But since then, and in seeing Khan bulk up … Read ArticleComments Off on Is Khan top 10 P4P if he beats Canelo? Froch says yes
Last night in Houston, Texas, two popular and exciting fighters proved they still have something to offer the sport. Former unified lightweight king Juan Diaz, having his first fight in 17-months, went to war with Mexico’s tough and game Fernando Garcia, winning a fan-friendly affair by 9th-round TKO. While former top dog at 140-pounds, Mike Alvarado, also returning from a long layoff, beat Saul Corral via 3rd-round KO.… Read ArticleComments Off on Juan Diaz, Mike Alvarado score stoppage wins in Houston
After a 19 year professional career that has propelled him all over the globe, former heavyweight world title challenger, Australian based New Zealander, Kali Meehan 42-6 (32 KOs), knows what qualities are required to reach the pinnacle of the sport. I recently spoke to “Mean Hands” Meehan, via telephone – from his home in Wyongah, New South Wales, Australia – to discuss both his colorful career, and to hear his assessment of his previous opponent, … Read ArticleComments Off on Kali Meehan: Once Anthony Joshua has won the title, Joseph Parker will beat him
Back when unknown Colombian puncher Breidis Prescott flattened Amir Khan inside a minute of the very first round with a quite ruthless and impressive display of power, Khan’s career seemed all but over at top level. Instead, Khan, showing great character, regrouped and managed to reach the very top of the sport; showing his potential in beating the likes of Andriy Kotelnik (to become WBA 140-pound champ), Marcos Maidana and Zab Judah.
Prescott, by comparison, … Read ArticleComments Off on Breidis Prescott predicts Canelo win over Khan in six
The once great Roy Jones Junior, a guaranteed future Hall of Famer, insists on fighting on. Even the brutal and quite sad to see KO the once untouchable master suffered at the hands of big-hitting Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli in Russia was not enough to convince the 47-year-old to walk away. Jones Junior, and his co-promoters at URShow, came up with what you could call a novel idea in Jones fighting a fan, with the fan … Read ArticleComments Off on Roy Jones Junior will fight Vyron Phillips in a cruiserweight affair this Sunday in Phoenix
Not too long ago, heavyweight champion Tyson Fury posted his “wish-list” on Twitter, with the big fights he wants, in order, revealed. Well, WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder – the fighter who, in the opinion of many, is the third best big man in the sport after Fury and Wladimir Klitschko – has listed the big fights he would like next.
Speaking with Sky Sports, “The Bronze Bomber” said he would like to fight Tyson … Read ArticleComments Off on Deontay Wilder: Once I’ve got Povetkin out of the way, I am looking forward to fighting Fury
British promoter Eddie Hearn is working on making a number of big fights this year, and top of the list is a potential all-British blockbuster up at heavyweight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Hearn, in his column for Mail Online, wrote how he is somewhat amused by people suggesting, via social media and on the boxing web sites, that he would not let his fighter Joshua in with Fury so soon.
Not so, writes … Read ArticleComments Off on Eddie Hearn says this November is a possibility for Fury-Joshua showdown
Superstar Manny Pacquiao began working at the Wild Card gym of his equally famous trainer, Freddie Roach on Monday, and Roach liked what he saw from Pac-Man in sparring. Getting ready to face Tim Bradley for a third and final time – Pacquiao repeatedly stating how the April 9th fight will be his final ring appearance before saying adios – the future Hall of Famer is also overcoming the shoulder injury he carried with him … Read ArticleComments Off on Roach says Pacquiao’s right hand is now “stronger than his left!”