Andre Ward meets Sullivan Barrera this Saturday night live on HBO at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. If Ward’s successful it moves him one step closer to a meeting with Sergey Kovalev in the fall. Standing in his way is an unbeaten fighter with roots drawn from highly-touted Cuban amateur system. Does the unbeaten Barrera have what it takes to topple Ward? Will rust factor in for Ward having 8 months of more inactivity … Read Article
Adrien Broner has a problem. News broke yesterday how the often controversial fighter, the reigning WBA 140-pound champ, is wanted by police for a serious altercation that took place back in January of this year outside a Cincinnati bowling alley. Broner is alleged to have beat up a friend he was gambling with. Reportedly, Broner, who was armed, knocked the man unconscious, splitting his chin with the need for stitches.… Read Article
Former WBA heavyweight champ David Haye, who returned to the ring following a near four year absence in January, will host a press conference at London’s O2 next Wednesday to officially announce his second comeback opponent, so reports South London Press. Haye, also a former undisputed cruiserweight champion, destroyed Australia’s Mark de Mori inside a round in January, before a sold-out O2 arena, and with a TV audience of over three million tuning in to … Read Article
Fight fans who saw the first, 2011 encounter between welterweights Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto remember fondly the four-knockdown battle won on points by Ortiz – so much so that everyone involved in putting together the rematch of April 30th is hoping these same fans will pay to see the sequel. Neither Ortiz, 31-5-2(24) nor Berto, 30-4(23) are the fighters they once were and both have suffered injuries and bad defeats since they went to … Read Article
Fight fans might be getting a little bit tired of waiting for the Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko rematch, and they are certainly getting tired about hearing when and where the fight may or may not take place; but still the saga continues. We’ve heard how the fight might go ahead in Austria on June 4th, or in Manchester, UK on the same date.
Then both venues and dates were confirmed as unconfirmed (!) and the wait … Read Article
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Baltimore, MD — Unbeaten super featherweight prospect Gervonta “Tank” Davis (14-0, 13 KOs) held a public workout on Wednesday at the Upton Boxing Center in Baltimore in preparation for his April 1 bout at the D.C. Armory against Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (16-5, 13 KOs). Although the 21-year-old Davis is eager to test his skills against Avila, the Baltimore native admits that he … Read Article
BROOKLYN (March 24, 2016) – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC fighters held a media conference call today to discuss their Saturday, April 16 matchups at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Undefeated rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr., former world champion Chris Algieri, cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof Glowacki, former cruiserweight champion Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham, unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian “Sir” Marcus Browne and undefeated light heavyweight Radivoje Kalajdzic spoke to media in advance of their primetime … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos/Roc Nation Sports) OAKLAND, CALIF. (March 24, 2016) – On Wednesday, March 23, NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph “Jojo” Diaz Jr. (19-0, 11 KOs) and top-rated featherweight contender Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (23-1-1, 16 KOs) participated in the final press conference for Andre Ward vs. Suillivan Barrera overlooking Lake Merritt ahead of their 10-round NABF Featherweight title fight which will open up the HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast beginning at 9:45 … Read Article
With the highly anticipated return to Los Angeles of Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, set for Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum and due to the overwhelming response from fans, additional $30 tickets will be released tomorrow, Friday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Making his sixteenth middleweight world title defense, Golovkin headlines UNDEFEATED, against undefeated mandatory challenger Dominic Wade.… Read Article
Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez is backing Gilberto Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs) to dethrone WBO World Super Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham (44-4, 29 KOs) on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
While hosting his ESPN show ‘A Los Golpes’, the former six-time World Champion told Ramirez: ‘’I have a lot of faith in you. I believe you will win the fight but you have to take advantage of your height and … Read Article