It might seem an odd choice as it is certainly no Ali book that either celebrates or holds up The Greatest’s legend as a God-like figure who is deservedly idolised the world over, but Mark Kram’s superb book, Ghosts of Manila has been paid another visit during this, the time of Ali”s passing. The sad news has upset millions, and by way of tribute a far less scrutinising book would make far more a palatable … Read Article
All is set for the first Azumah Nelson inspired VIP Fight Night Saturday night at the Ballroom of the five-star Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in the Ghana capital, Accra following successful weigh-in by the fighters on the bill.
Nelson, the former 3-time world champion and Hall of Famer has personally selected the boxers for the black-tie event being staged by Hemann Promotions in association with Azumah Nelson Boxing and sanctioned by the Ghana Boxing … Read Article
#9 WBC rated cruiserweight contender Dmytro Kucher (24-1, 18 KOs) proved to be too powerful for former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (41-8, 33 KOs) in scoring a first round knockout win tonight to claim the vacant European cruiserweight belt at York Hall in London, England. Kucher knocked Maccarinelli down with a left hook late in the 1st round. … Read Article
On the evening of Friday, June 3rd, the world lost something it has never seen the likes of, and may never see the likes of again when larger-than-life icon Muhammad Ali succumbed to long time illness at age 74. When you look back at the life and journey of Muhammad Ali, present were many tales of everything from the good, the bad, and the ugly. In the lives of all the ‘greats’, there’s always one … Read Article
Former world champion Shawn Porter hosted a Las Vegas media workout Wednesday in advance of his welterweight world title showdown against undefeated Keith Thurman on Saturday, June 25 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, live on CBS and presented by Premier Boxing Champions with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $49 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased … Read Article
By Phil Kane: (June 8th) When fighters, fight doors open, and that’s what they have done for Mastic, Long Island light heavyweight Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr.
Not only have doors been cracked, they have blown wide open. The power punching Smith in the biggest bout of his young career, a true career altering fight is set to take on take on former WBC World Light Heavyweight title challenger Andrzej Fonfara, June 18th, for his … Read Article
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 8, 2016) – Welterweight world champion Keith Thurman opened training camp to media today in St. Petersburg as he prepares to defend his title against former world champion Shawn Porter on Saturday, June 25 in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT with a featherweight world title showdown between … Read Article
Oscar De La Hoya had an extraordinary boxing career which included many big fights, a lot of big victories, and numerous championship belts during his 16 year career. He won titles at 130, 135, 140, 147, 154, and 160, and he had the distinction of becoming the first boxer to ever win fights in 6 different weight classes.… Read Article
LOS ANGELES (June 8, 2016) – Undefeated World Ranked Heavyweight Contender and 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) participated in an open media workout at Crossroads Boxing Gym in Ontario, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon ahead of his world title challenge against IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16KOs) on Saturday, June 25 on SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® from The O2 in London, live on SHOWTIME.
Joining Breazeale at the media workout was his … Read Article
By John Hoolan: So with his proposed mandated fight against Povetkin falling through it now looks like Wilder will return to type and have an “easy” defence. Current names in the frame are Chris Arreola (third time lucky at the heavyweight belt), Gerald Washington and even Antonio Tarver has now thrown his name into the hat. Whilst the pullout of Alexander Povetkin due to a positive test for a banned substance wasn’t Wilder or his … Read Article