Mexican superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez has taken his share of criticism for not yet agreeing (in writing) to face Gennady Golovkin in the middleweight showdown the entire world wants to see, and rightly so. But Canelo, in speaking with RingTV.com, lashed out at GGG, and the middleweight champion’s upcoming fight with welterweight titlist Kell Brook. Canelo does not agree how his catch-weight fight with another Brit in Amir Khan is comparable to GGG-Brook, as Brook … Read Article
Pac-Man’s back. Manny Pacquiao, the superstar who “retired” in April, will fight in Las Vegas on November 5th, promoter Bob Arum said, as reported by The LA Times. The venue will likely be either The MGM Grand, Thomas and Mack or The Mandalay Bay – but who will the opponent be? According to Arum there are now two names in the frame: light-welterweight champion Terence Crawford and welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas.… Read Article
Former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) and WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) today kicked off the two-city international press tour at AT&T Stadium ahead of their world championship showdown on Saturday, Sept. 17.… Read Article
Reigning WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder had originally been slated to square off against highly regarded contender Alexander Povetkin back on May 21. The fight. However, wound up being postponed by the WBC after Povetkin had reportedly tested positive for a substance known as meldonium – a recently banned substance added to the ever growing list of illegal performance enhancers. … Read Article
Those fans who want to see one fighter universally accepted as THE light-heavyweight champion of the world (and what boxing fan doesn’t want this!) might have reason to feel optimistic over what WBC 175-pound king Adonis Stevenson said today. Speaking on a media call to hype his upcoming July 29 defence against the once-beaten (and possibly very dangerous) Thomas Williams Junior, Stevenson – as picked up by RingTV.com – said yes, he would very much … Read Article
Many people who know boxing say it’s a crazy sport and how the competitors involved have to be at least part crazy to want to fight, to take punches, to sacrifice so much, for the means of making a living. Maybe boxing fans, or a good deal of them, are also crazy. Just this past weekend, we saw two top class fighters going into battle against the elite of their respective division, this whilst being … Read Article
Welshman Liam Williams (15-0-1) produced a dramatic 11th round stoppage of Londoner Gary Corcoran (15-1) to retain his British and Commonwealth super-welterweight belts.
The pre-fight animosity between the pair resulted in an enthralling contest that swung back and forth, but Williams’ vocal support were eventually rewarded after an emphatically-delivered right hand in the penultimate round that signalled the beginning of the end for the valiant Corcoran.… Read Article
One of the problems a monstrous puncher can face is hand injury. WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder was in great pain both during and after his dominant win over a tough and game Chris Arreola, due to breaking his right hand on the Mexican/American’s rock of a head, and because of the tear to his biceps he also suffered during the 8th-round corner retirement win.… Read Article
Bideford-born Langford (17-0) retained his WBO Inter-Continental middleweight belt by defeating former Finnish national champion Timo Laine (15-7) in round seven of their scheduled 10-round title fight at the Ice Arena in Cardiff on Saturday 16th July.
A late replacement opponent stepping in for former German national champion Ronny Gabel, Laine was completely outclassed, outworked, outboxed and outfoxed for the entire 19 ½ minutes, despite entering the contest off the back of an outstanding five-fight … Read Article
Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Patrick Hyland at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on July 30, live on Sky Sports.
Warrington makes the third defence of the strap he won in April 2015 and Hyland follows Joel Brunker and Hisashi Amagasa into the unbeaten Leeds man’s hometown fortress as the 25 year old looks to cement his place on the world scene before landing a world title shot.… Read Article