(Photo credit: Matchroom Boxing) Not long to go now until Carl Frampton Vs. Scott Quigg, one of the biggest fights to take place in the UK in some years, finally gets underway. Frampton, the reigning and defending IBF super-bantamweight king, remains an ever so slight betting favorite to win the fight and take Quigg’s WBA 122-pound belt, but no fan – despite what they may say now or what they might say after the fight … Read Article
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has just announced another big world title fight: Lee Selby, the reigning IBF featherweight champion, will defend against Philadelphia’s Eric Hunter in the UK this Spring. Hearn, talking to BBC Wales, said the fight will definitely take place in the UK, it is just a matter of the fight going ahead in either London, when the date would be April 9th, or Cardiff, when the likely date would be some time … Read Article
(Credit: Matchroom Boxing) The fight between Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton reached a fever pitch during the final presser of the week when the two men traded words and shoves. Manchester Arena is the place this U.K. super fight of sorts will take place and you can bet both fan bases equaling 20,000 strong, will let their voice be heard this Saturday night. The bout has been in the making for years and judging by … Read Article
(Photo courtesy of Will Paul) Junior welterweights Hank Lundy and Terence Crawford each made weight Friday at the Theater Lobby at the Madison Square Garden in advance of their 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) world title bout Saturday in the main event of HBO’s World Championship Boxing doubleheader, promoted by Top Rank and CES Boxing. mPhiladelphia’s Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs) weighed 138.2 pounds, well below the 140-pond weight limit, while the undefeated, reigning champion Crawford … Read Article
Due in large part to former WBA heavyweight ruler David Haye, a petition designed to get the one and only Muhammad Ali a honorary Knighthood in Great Britain is gaining plenty of momentum. According to a report in The Mail, 12,000 people have already visited Change.org and signed their support – included amongst these people, fellow boxers Anthony Joshua and female Olympic gold medal winner Nicola Adams.
Joshua, who captured his Olympic gold medal some … Read Article
Earlier today in Miami, the respective sides of Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin engaged in purse bids for the mandated WBC heavyweight title defence by Wilder. As reported by ESPN.com, Povetkin’s people won the bid with a big $7.15 million bid. Lou DiBella, representing Wilder, bid a little over $5 million and 100,000.
Fans are now wondering where the fight will take place, if at all? Will Wilder opt to vacate the WBC belt, perhaps … Read Article
Live Stream: Crawford vs. Lundy Official Weigh-In – Friday Feb. 26 at 2pm ET/11am PT
Press Conference Quotes
TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD – “Fighting at Madison Square Garden…headlining the event at the Mecca of Boxing is personally historic.… Read Article
Walk down any street in the UK right now, and chances are, you will hear someone talking about the upcoming British mega-fight that is Carl Frampton-Scott Quigg in Manchester for the IBF/WBA super-bantamweight titles. This fight, proud British fans are saying with plenty of justification, proves that the best still face the best. Frampton-Quigg is widely seen as an incredibly tough to pick, 50-50 affair.… Read Article
Okay, it’s movie news not boxing news; but it’s boxing movie news. Actor Tony Burton, who co-starred in six of the seven Rocky films as trainer, Tony “Duke” Evers, has passed away at age 78. Burton’s cause of death has not been made official, BBC News reports, but Burton’s sister, Loretta Kelly said her brother had been in and out of hospital a number of times over the past year.… Read Article
IBF 122-pound champion Carl Frampton weighed-in at 121.7 pounds and WBA titlist Scott Quigg measured 121.6 pounds in front of a decidedly pro-Frampton crowd at Manchester Arena on Friday for their long-awaited super bantamweight unification this Saturday, Feb. 27, live on SHO EXTREME at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT. … Read Article