It’s proven far longer than initially expected for the middleweight title fight between world ruler Gennady Golovkin and secondary WBA middleweight champ Danny Jacobs to get done, but it looks like the new working date of March 18 will see the fight take place. As Dan Rafael of ESPN.com reports, the WBA sent a letter to both teams this week, informing them that they now have seven days in which to come together with a … Read Article
Weights from Moscow:
Edward Trojanowski 139.75 vs. Julius Indogo 138.25
Dmitry Kudryashov 199 vs. Santander Silgado 200
Rakhim Chakhkiev 196.25 vs. Maxim Vlasov 197… Read Article
Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) both weighed in today ahead of their WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight title clash tomorrow night at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. In front of 15,000 fans, Pulev, the current European Champion, will make his long awaited homecoming fight against Peter, the former WBC World Champion, as both men target a World title opportunity in 2017.… Read Article
Leonard Ellerbe on McGregor getting a boxing license: “It’s all a game,” says McGregor “not allowed” to fight Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather’s right-hand man Leonard Ellerbe has responded to the news that UFC champ Conor McGregor has successfully obtained a license to box in the state of California. And, as expected, Ellerbe says the Super-Fight McGregor wants with Floyd Mayweather is no closer to coming to fruition simply because the MMA star can now box professionally.… Read Article
Good news and bad news for Conor McGregor …
GOOD NEWS: Northern Irish boxing superstar Carl Frampton — the reigning WBA featherweight champ — says he loves Conor and would be down to train with the guy if he’s serious about boxing.
BAD NEWS: Frampton doesn’t think Conor’s got a shot in hell at taking down Floyd Mayweather. … Read Article
Featherweight world champion Carl Frampton and former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz went face-to-face in Los Angeles Thursday along with lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin and undefeated former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia in advance of their respective showdowns Saturday, January 28 in a Premier Boxing Champions event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and live on SHOWTIME.
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME)
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader begins at 10 p.m. … Read Article
Anthony Joshua insists there will be no added pressure on him, but the IBF heavyweight champ will have not one but two big names checking out his upcoming performance as they hope to fight him next. Both Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye will be part of Sky Sports’ broadcast team for Joshua’s second defence against Eric Molina, and as much as the two will be impartial analysts, both men will be taking mental notes on … Read Article
MMA superstar Conor McGregor has been successful in his attempts at getting himself a license to box in the state of California, and though this news does not in all likelihood mean we are any closer to seeing the much talked about McGregor-Floyd Mayweather “Super-Fight,” actually take place, it does mean other pro boxers are already busy calling McGregor out.
One of these boxers is former two-time world champ Paulie Malignaggi. Upon hearing about McGregor’s … Read Article
Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe is new in Auckland but the 22 year old Ghanaian already feels like he has been living in New Zealand all his life, having been taken aback by the hospitality and unending show of love from the people in the Oceania country.
Undefeated Dogboe (15-0, 9 KOs) and his father/trainer, Paul successfully arrived Wednesday in the city where he faces the next test of his budding career against Julian Evaristo Aristule … Read Article
Mzonke Fana of South Africa arrived in Accra late Wednesday night for his IBO Lightweight world championship fight against Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe in a buoyant mood, declaring his readiness to silence the home favourite come fight night tomorrow.
The former 2-time IBF Junior Lightweight champion of the world says he will not be intimidated by the expected massive support Tagoe will receive at the new Bukom Boxing Arena in the Ghanaian capital on … Read Article