It seems to be that, if a fighter conducts himself well in a challenge of reigning WBC heavyweight king, he will reap the rewards another big, high profile fight can bring. Eric Molina, who hit and hurt Wilder before being stopped in the 9th-round of a game challenge last June, will travel to Poland to face big name and former two-weight champ Tomasz Adamek on April 2nd, while on the same day, Johann Duhaupas will … Read ArticleComments Off on Robert Helenius to face former world title challenger Johann Duhaupas on April 2nd
When news broke last week that Canelo Alvarez will defend his middleweight crown against Amir Khan this May, the boxing world was taken a bit by surprise. It was already known that Canelo would be defending his title some time in May, probably at a weight limit of 155 pounds. But of all the opponents he could have chosen, Amir Khan was probably the last boxer most fans would have expected. After all, Khan hasn’t … Read ArticleComments Off on Initial thoughts on Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan (VIDEO)
World middleweight world champion Gerald McClellan was, as anyone who ever saw him fight will always remember, a fearsome talent. Known as “The G-Man,” McClellan would indeed rise to fame as a special fighter, but, sadly, it is his tragic career-ending war with Nigel Benn – this too simply unforgettable for any fight fan – that Gerald will always be most remembered for.… Read ArticleComments Off on Gerald McClellan: the fighter nobody should ever forget
We are just days away from a fight that was at least three years in the making: Scott Quigg against Carl Frampton in a super-bantamweight blockbuster that will have its venue, The Manchester Arena, rocking on February 27th.
For months and months now, the two unbeaten stars have been taunting one another, with promises of knockouts and of the beaten man being “exposed.” Quigg, trained by ace trainer Joe Gallagher, is convinced he will emerge … Read ArticleComments Off on Frampton-Quigg showdown just days away, promoter Hearn says Quigg will win “a brutal fight”
How much has Polish hero and former light-heavyweight and cruiserweight ruler Tomasz Adamek got left? We may find out on April 2nd when Adamek, 50-4(30) will face recent WBC heavyweight title challenger Eric Molina.
Molina, 24-3(18) impressed and surprised a number of people in equal measure with his brave challenge of Deontay Wilder back in June. Stunning the defending champion, who was making the first defence of his WBC belt, and also taking Wilder’s best … Read ArticleComments Off on Tomasz Adamek-Eric Molina set for April in Poland
Floyd Mayweather Junior’s trophy cabinet just got a little fuller; or it will in the spring when he will be presented, for a third time, with the Boxing Writers Association of America’s prestigious Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year award. Dan Rafael of ESPN.com reports how Mayweather won the award for 2015 on the ballots released on Friday.… Read ArticleComments Off on Floyd Mayweather wins prestigious Sugar Ray Robinson award for third time, will be honoured in the spring
Whichever way you slice it and whoever you feel will emerge victorious when they clash on March 12th in Connecticut, Shawn Porter Vs. Keith Thurman is a great, great match-up. The current welterweight division is stacked with talent and a number of equally good match-ups could/can be made. But Thurman against Porter, the defending WBA champion against the former IBF champion, is seen by most as a 50-50 affair as well as a possible Fight … Read ArticleComments Off on Shawn Porter-Keith Thurman: a fight between “the two best welterweights in the world”
Unbeaten super-middleweight prospect Ronald Ellis makes his Showtime debut on February 19th and the 12-0(10) talent says he will “make a statement” in the scheduled 8-rounder with Jerry Odum.
A confident fighter who talks well, Ellis also says he wants an active 2016 so as to make up for a couple of injury-enforced layoffs earlier in his now five-year pro career.
Here the 2010 National Golden Gloves champion speaks exclusively with Eastside Boxing: … Read ArticleComments Off on Exclusive Interview with super-middleweight prospect Ronald Ellis
Ultra-experienced long time heavyweight contender Tony Thompson isn’t quite ready to call it a day and retire yet. Immediately after his October points loss to the much quicker Malik Scott (who had to survive a late-rounds knockdown) “The Tiger” said he would retire. Now, though, in hearing about interim WBA heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz and his struggle finding a challenger for his scheduled March 5th date on HBO’s Boxing After Dark, the 44-year-old says he … Read ArticleComments Off on Tony Thompson says he’ll step in to face WBA interim heavyweight champ Luis Ortiz next month
Unbeaten New Zealand heavyweight hopeful Joseph Parker celebrated being moved to number one by the WBO in their updated rankings by immediately calling out fellow unbeaten prospect, Brit, Anthony Joshua.
Joshua is currently ranked number two by the WBO and a fight between the two would see the winner become the mandatory to take on current champion Tyson Fury.… Read ArticleComments Off on Joseph Parker moved to number 1 by the WBO, immediately calls out Anthony Joshua.