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 Article
The undercard has today been announced for David Haye’s long-awaited comeback fight against Australia’s top 10 WBA ranked Mark De Mori on Saturday January 16, 2016 at The O2 in London.
Topping the Haye Day undercard is De Mori’s compatriot, Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib (39-4, 23 KOs) who takes on England’s tough contender Jamie Speight in a super featherweight contest scheduled for ten rounds. A former two-weight world champion, Dib, who was previously promoted by … Read Article
BROOKLYN (Dec. 22, 2015) – Four heavyweights will meet in two world title fights for one history-making night in Brooklyn.
Undefeated heavyweight challengers Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov will battle for the vacant IBF World Championship on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Barclays Center, live on SHOWTIME®. Glazkov vs. Martin joins the previously announced main event featuring undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., making the third defense of his … Read Article
LOS ANGELES (December 21, 2015) – Golden Boy Promotions closes their last fight weekend of 2015 with big fights and big victories in the United States and Mexico.
From Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on Saturday, December 19, Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) put on a spectacular performance and proved to the boxing world to be a serious threat in the heavyweight division when he defeated former world … Read Article
Showtime’s Brian Custer recently referred to Deontay Wilder as the “world heavyweight champion” and so contributed to the mass confusion in boxing. Would-be fans —precisely the demographic the sport needs to attract— scratched their heads and wondered what the hell happened two weeks ago when Tyson Fury defeated Wlad Klitschko and was declared the “heavyweight champion of the world.” An unknown number of them reached for the clicker. … Read Article
The Star Boxing® pair of Yanieski Gonzalez and Joshua Clottey both entertained the crowd at Turning Stone Resort Casino, coming out strong early, but each lost on the judges’ scorecards in the action fights televised by HBO Latino® on Saturday night (December 19). Vyacheslav Shabranskyy was able to withstand the onslaught of the big-punching Gonzalez (16-2, 12 KOs), and several rounds of toe-to-toe exchanges had the crowd on its feet during the 10-round light heavyweight … Read Article
Billy Joe Saunders was crowned WBO World Middleweight Champion after outpointing Andy Lee last night at the Manchester Arena.
He became the twelfth and latest British World Champion winning on a majority decision with scores of 115-111, 114-11 and 113-113.… Read Article
(Photo Credit: Alex Menendez – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions) VERONA, NEW YORK (December 19, 2015) – The 2015 boxing year culminated with a tremendous show at Turning Stone Resort Casino as WBA Interim Heavyweight Champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) closed the show by maintaining his title with a knockout-of-the-year candidate over Bryant “Bye – Bye” Jennings (19-2, 10 KOs) in the seventh round of their scheduled bout live on HBO Boxing … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Alex Menendez – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions) Interim WBA heavyweight champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) put the world on notice tonight with a very nice 7th round stoppage win over a tough as nailed 31-year-old American Bryant “By-By” Jennings (19-2, 10 KOs) in a fight televised by HBO Championship Boxing from the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York. … Read Article
NEW YORK (Dec. 19, 2015) – Billy Joe Saunders dethroned WBO Middleweight World Champion Andy Lee with a 12-round majority decision Saturday on SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL from Manchester, England.
The fight, which was scored 115-111, 114-112 and 113-113, will re-air tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHO EXTREME. … Read Article