WBA Lightweight World Champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs), and WBC Lightweight World Champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (40-3, 27 KOs), hosted a press conference today at Hotel Football in Old Trafford, to formally announce the blockbuster world championship unification fight for the WBA and WBC Diamond World and Ring Magazine Lightweight Championships at the Manchester Arena on September 24, 2016, live on Sky Sports.… Read Article
It’s still not clear who IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua will be defending his belt against on November 26, but it will definitely not be David Price. Promoter Eddie Hearn had some air time on Sky Sports today, and he repeated the three “most likely” names for Joshua’s next bout: Kubrat Pulev, Bermane Stiverne and Joseph Parker, who is of course Joshua’s mandatory challenger.… Read Article
Despite the fact that he has packed on the pounds, and the muscle, to fight effectively as a middleweight, IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook says he is very much interested in dropping back down in weight to defend his crown after his massive September 10 fight with 160-pound king Gennady Golovkin is done.
A good number of experts have opined how they feel Brook’s audacious move up to get it on with GGG equals him … Read Article
Amir Khan in 2017 – Retired? Forgotten? Still relevant? Still exciting?
Khan, the former 140-pound king who was last seen paying the price for taking a quite audacious, but also brave, challenge up at 155-pounds, insists he if far from finished. The 29-year-old who stated a few years back how he planned to retire from boxing by the age of 30 (a milestone the Olympic silver medallist will reach this coming December) has taken to … Read Article
Undefeated Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) dropped and dominated Colombia’s Juan De Angel (18-5-1, 17 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision victory Tuesday night in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
The Nashville-native was able to keep his perfect record intact and was in control from start to finish of his … Read Article
Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr.’s sensational sixth-round knockout of Leonard Bundu delivered over +6 million viewers during his Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC fight this Sunday, according to Nielsen. Following the broadcast of the 2016 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team’s gold medal-winning performance, Spence Jr.’s fight posted a peak audience of 6.34 million viewers and averaged 4.8 million viewers for the entire hour. This fight is the highest-rated PBC fight to-date.… Read Article
Kell Brook is leaving no stone unturned in his training for his fast approaching September 10 challenge of middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin. In fact, Brook is using some techniques that are of a secretive nature as he pushes his body to the max for the biggest fight of his entire career. Speaking with The Sheffield Star, the IBF welterweight champ’s head trainer Dominic Ingle revealed how the science dept of their local university in Sheffield … Read Article
Muhammad Ali had his “Anchor Punch.” Bruce Lee had his one-inch punch.
Ali had his “Shuffle.” Lee had lethal power in both feet.
And, yes, some fight fans have even debated, and did debate back in the early 1970s, over who would have won if these two iconic figures had met in a bout. Maybe the idea of Ali and Lee(who passed away, shockingly, in 1973) fighting isn’t all that crazy.… Read Article
By Mauricio Sulaiman – WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son – Boxing was a founding sport of the ancient Olympics in Greece, and has been an Olympic sport since the first edition of the modern Olympic Games in 1904. The Olympic Games are organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which is in full control of all aspects of competition: formats, rules, and all of the financial and commercial matters of the event, which is … Read Article
It’s always a subjective thing, compiling a pound-for-pound top-10, but whenever a fighter, a former fighter who once graced most p-4-p charts is drawing up such a list, the picks are worth looking at. And former super-middleweight king Carl Froch, now happily retired and able to look back on a terrific career, has provided his picks for the ten best pound-for-pound boxers today.
Froch, who faced a number of fighters who were, at one time, … Read Article