NEW YORK, NY (June 28, 2016) – Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, August 6, to continue his conquest of the light heavyweight division when he takes on power-punching Colombian Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship … Read Article81 Comments on Andre Ward takes on Alexander Brand on 8/6
As fight fans will likely recall, heavyweight contender and former WBA champ David Haye twice pulled out of fighting Tyson Fury due to suffering an injury – a cut eye and then a shoulder injury that needed surgery – and Fury really put the boot in, claiming Haye was scared to face him. Now, in light of Fury’s ankle injury postponing his big rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, Haye could perhaps be forgiven for putting the … Read Article29 Comments on Haye speaks on Fury’s injury, is disappointed Klitschko return got delayed
Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (35-0, 32 KOs) and Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World, WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0, 38 KOs) top the 2016 “Best Fighter” category for this year’s prestigious ESPY AWARDS.
Fans can vote for Golovkin or Gonzalez HERE. Presented by ESPN, the 2016 ESPY’s will be telecast on July 13th, LIVE on ABC (8pm ET, 5pm PT) from the Microsoft Theatre in … Read Article28 Comments on Golovkin and Gonzalez top the 2016 “Best Fighter” category for the ESPY AWARDS
“Retired” boxing master Floyd Mayweather Junior might well go down in history as the finest defensive fighter of all time, and while such a distinction would certainly please Mayweather, he is already very happy – relieved, even – to have been a defensive fighter throughout his long career. Mayweather might not get the love a classic slugger gets (think Arturo Gatti or Matthew Saad Muhammad) and he has often been called “boring” and a “safety-first” … Read Article66 Comments on Floyd Mayweather is oh, so glad he was a defensive fighter; looks at Ali, his uncle as a reminder of boxing’s dangers
WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman may need a substantial rest after the quite breathtaking battle he and Shawn Porter (who will also need to recharge his batteries) put on this past Saturday, but Thurman has no shortage of future big fights. One man who says he “needs” to fight Thurman is IBF welterweight ruler Kell Brook. Speaking with Sky Sports shortly after Thurman’s thrilling, FOTY candidate of a win, Brook said he feels that if … Read Article32 Comments on Keith Thurman-Kell Brook: who wins?
Shortly after the completion of the Canelo-Khan fight, Gilberto Mendoza, (president of the WBA) said he was waiting for his counterpart WBC Mauricio Sulaiman, to make the most expected fight between Saul Alvarez and his “mandatory” Gennady Golovkin.
Unfortunately, we all know what happened, the Mexican fighter gave up his middleweight title days after his famous post interview (after knocking out Amir Khan in 5 rounds) in where he challenged Triple G and went too … Read Article74 Comments on Daniel Jacobs infected with virulent “Canelo’s Syndrome”
I must applaud Mr. Keith Thurman for two things. For one, for him and Shawn Porter the fight the fans want to see at the right time. Secondly, for wanting to fight on free TV. To bring boxing back to mainstream we need more of that.
In his post-fight interview he states,” I don’t want pay-per view. I don’t want you to pay for this entertainment. I don’t want you to pay for this entertainment. … Read Article35 Comments on Kudos to Keith Thurman
MASHANTUCKET, CT (June 27, 2016) – Rising middleweight contender Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (8-0, 6 KOs) will take on former world champion Sam “King” Soliman (44-13, 18 KOs) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN & ESPN Deportes on Thursday, July 21 from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.
Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features a middleweight showdown between hard-hitting Ievgen Khytrov (13-0, 11 KOs) and … Read Article6 Comments on Sergiy Derevyanchenko takes on Sam Soliman on 7/21
Former WBA heavyweight champ David Haye served as a pundit for Sky Sports this past Saturday, to commentate on and analyse IBF heavyweight ruler Anthony Joshua’s KO win over a tough and game Dominic Breazeale. And though AJ got the job done in style, winning via 7th-round stoppage, Haye says he saw nothing to change his belief, his conviction, that he will defeat Joshua if and when the two fight.… Read Article76 Comments on David Haye: “I don’t get hit. I could see every Joshua shot coming”
One thing fight fans readily agree on is the fact that the almost ludicrously talent-rich welterweight division is the best, the most entertaining and the most competitive weight class in boxing today. But something that is very much up for debate is this: who is the best 147-pound operator in the sport today? With the “retirement” of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, fans have wondered which fighter will become the undisputed pick as the best … Read Article66 Comments on So, who’s the best welterweight in the world?