Manny Pacquiao likes what he sees in the changes that trainer Teddy Atlas has seemingly made in the fighting style of WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley since he started training him. Pacquiao feels that Bradley is a more aggressive fighter now that Atlas is at the wheel in his training camp, and he’s hoping that Bradley will fight aggressively against him when they get inside the ring on April 9 in their fight on HBO … Read ArticleComments Off on Pacquiao thinks Atlas has made Bradley more aggressive
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook’s promoters at Matchroom Sport are hoping to put together a fight between Brook and former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) in the summer on June 4th at Wembley Stadium, in London, England. The chances for the Khan vs. Brook fight increased dramatically this past week with 37-year-old Manny Pacquiao agreeing to fight WBO welterweight champ Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley on April 9.
Khan was one of … Read ArticleComments Off on Matchroom wants Khan-Brook on June 4th at Wembley Stadium
On this day in 1964, in Norfolk, Virginia, Pernell Whitaker was born. Known today as one of the finest defensive fighters in the history of the sport – or arguably as the best-ever – the gifted southpaw achieved plenty as both an amateur and a pro boxer.
Winning a silver medal at the 1982 World Amateur Championships, Whitaker, who was soon given the nickname of “Sweet Pea” due to his slick skills, went one better … Read ArticleComments Off on The finest defensive boxer ever: Floyd Mayweather Junior? Willie Pep? Nicolino Locche? Pernell Whitaker?
For boxing fans not already tired of seeing Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) fight WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs), they’ll get a chance to see the two of them face each other again on April 9th on HBO pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their promoter Bob Arum, 84, is saying that Pacquiao has made his decision and will be fighting the 32-year-old Bradley next in what will be … Read ArticleComments Off on Pacquiao to fight Bradley on 4/9 in Las Vegas
(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) BETHLEHEM, PA. (December 30, 2015) – Unbeaten Omar Douglas (16-0, 11 KOs) gritted out a 10-round unanimous decision over Frank De Alba (17-2-2, 6 KOs) on Tuesday night’s edition of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
Douglas started to turn up the heat up in round two as he landed two hard … Read ArticleComments Off on Omar Douglas beats Frank De Alba
1990’s heavyweight contender Ike Ibeabuchi – who scored some very impressive victories in compiling a 20-0 (15) career before being incarcerated for sexual assault in July of 1999 – is a free man and is planning to return to the ring at age 43.
According to an exclusive by Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Ibeabuchi – who was released by the Nevada prison system in February of 2014 and then, after being held by the … Read ArticleComments Off on Ike Ibeabuchi a free man, plans to fight on Manny Pacquiao card in April
– Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (16-0, 14 KOs) and hard-hitting southpaw Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-1-1, 16 KOs) will meet in a 10-round heavyweight showdown as part of primetime action on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX Saturday, January 23 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.… Read ArticleComments Off on Dominic Breazeale & Amir Mansour Square-Off In Primetime In Premier Boxing Champions
ShoBox: The New Generation begins its 15th year on SHOWTIME® with an explosive quadrupleheader on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 live from Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. (10:35 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).… Read ArticleComments Off on ShoBox Rings In New Year With Jan. 22 Quadrupleheader
Here on Boxing Day, test your pugilistic knowledge with this boxing quiz!
Category One – Quotes:
1: Which former 1950’s world heavyweight champion once said “I ain’t old, I’m just ugly.”… Read ArticleComments Off on Christmas Boxing Quiz
As we wind down another year on the boxing calendar, 2015 has turned out to be a significant year for the Heavyweight division in particular. In January, Alabama KO artist Deontay Wilder won the WBC belt from Bermane Stiverne with a classy display of distance and skill (against many fans’ expectations) to capture the green belt by a wide decision. Suddenly, the U.S.A had a heavyweight fighter they could get behind; one who had already … Read ArticleComments Off on Land of the Giants: The Heavyweight Landscape in 2016