Michael Yormark: Its election day in the United States and if you think the race for the White House has fireworks, just wait until Nov. 19 in Las Vegas. We are now only 11 days away and the stakes could not be higher. In a few minutes, you’ll hear from Andre Ward, the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. After weeks of intense training, Andre will be fighting for something he has spent his entire … Read Article
Unbeaten New Zealander has not yet fought Andy Ruiz Jnr, but the Kiwi’s promoter Dean Lonergan is already looking at what might come after the December 10 bout that will contest the vacant WBO heavyweight title. Speaking with Sky Sports, Lonergan said that while he expects Ruiz Jnr, also undefeated, to give his fighter “a pretty tough fight,” he fully believes Parker will “blast through David Haye in two or three rounds.”
Why is Lonergan … Read Article
The final two months of 2016 are shaping up to be very eventful in boxing, perhaps making up for what has generally been viewed as a pretty lacklustre year overall. In particular, the heavyweight division has been slow and lacking in big fights, due of course to the unfortunate circumstances with troubled, now former champ Tyson Fury.
But now, with interesting title fights such as Lucas Browne-Shannon Briggs, Joseph Parker-Andy Ruiz Jnr and Wladimir Klitschko-Anthony … Read Article
“Ruiz has the fastest hands since Ali,” Hughie Fury ready to “take all these champions,” Scott is “a Bentley who can outbox Ortiz”
Today’s heavyweight division may be plenty muddled as far as the man on the street knowing who the world champion is goes (we could soon have as many as six champs, all of them holding a belt of some kind) – but there is no shortage of action.… Read Article
Fight fans may have read how the folks at Showtime are currently looking to compile a poll, listing the 30 greatest KO’s shown on the network over the last 30 years. A lofty task indeed, even if they get fans’ help.
Indeed, this great sport has produced many thrilling, moving, shocking and even unforgettable knockouts throughout its history. It is of course the possibility of an electrifying, lights out KO that gives boxing its edge, … Read Article
It is official, Ghana’s Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe steps down in weight for his next fight after the WBO confirmed he will face Argentina’s Julian Evaristo Aristule in a final super bantamweight world title eliminator on the undercard of the Joseph Parker versus Andy Ruiz WBO world heavyweight championship in New Zealand on December 10.… Read Article
Whether we like it or nor, whether we are at all excited about it or not, it does seem as though superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr will fight again. Or at least there is a very good chance of a rematch taking place. In terms of percentages, Top Rank boss Bob Arum told ESPN.com that he believes there is a “75-percent chance” the two will fight each other again.
Arum confirmed to ESPN.com … Read Article
Ghana’s Sports Minister, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and chiefs of the Ga Traditional Council have pledged full support to Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe ahead of the Ghanaian boxer’s bid to win the IBO Lightweight world championship against Fernando David Saucedo of Argentina on November 25.
Tagoe and BabyJet Promotions led by CEO, Sammy Anim-Addo continued their tour with the title by making courtesy calls on the traditional leaders of his native Ga land as well … Read Article
You out-boxed Bernard Hopkins in a terrific fight. Do you think you’ll need to outbox Andre Ward to win the fight or is your power going to be the difference?
Yes, my fight with Bernard Hopkins was one of the biggest fights in my career. Bernard is great fighter so I trained very hard for his fight, before this nobody knew I could box. I am training very hard to improve my boxing skills even … Read Article
Imagine how highly heavyweight warrior Joe Frazier would be rated today if he had retired after he had, as he himself put it, “closed the butterfly’s lips” in March of 1971. Often in boxing, it’s crucial, legacy-wise, how a fighter leaves the sport. Too often a once indestructible fighting machine becomes a mere mortal due to the passing of years and the number of hard fights endured.
But heavyweight legend Joe Frazier – who sadly … Read Article