A short while back, news broke – to the disdain of many boxing fans – how MMA phenomenon Ronda Rousey would grace the front cover of “The Bible of Boxing” itself, Ring Magazine. Can Rousey take over female boxing, the feature asked. Well, it seems we got a resounding answer last night in Melbourne, Australia, as Holly Holm, a former lightweight champion in female boxing, absolutely destroyed Rousey with a 2nd-round head-kick KO.… Read Article
(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) LAS VEGAS (Nov. 14, 2015) – Undefeated super welterweight prospect Jarrett Hurd handed Frank Galarza the first loss of his career with a sixth round TKO in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Saturday from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
Galarza (17-1-2, 11 KOs), who was fighting for his fourth time on ShoBox and favored against the relatively unknown Hurd, became the 136th … Read Article
Las vegas (Nov. 14, 2015) – The night of Saturday, Nov. 21 is one for which many are predicting a showdown of epic proportions when Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) do battle at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In addition to the already announced televised pay-per-view undercard bouts, warming fans up for the scintillating main event will be former WBA and WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion … Read Article
Should Martin Murray be successful in dethroning Arthur Abraham for the German’s WBO 168 lb title next Saturday, then Abraham’s Sauerland stablemates George Groves, or up and coming puncher Vincent Feigenbutz, could face off with the 3x world title challenger next in the unlikely event ‘King Arthur’ opts out of a rematch.
Murray will go into his 4th world title challenge in Hannover at his new weight of 168, after moving to super middleweight in … Read Article
Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10ko) has officially signed with Roc-Nation Sports, and will appear on the Nov. 21 Cotto-Canelo HBO PPV from Las Vegas, with wide circling early reports that he is set to square off against Filipino, Drian Francisco (28-3-1, 22ko) in a 10 round non-title bout.
The oft-avoided Rigondeaux has suffered an inactive period, with his last fight being December 2014’s clash with Hisashi Amagasa in Japan, that he eventually won after 11 rounds, … Read Article
Blackpool’s Jack Arnfield (19-1, 4ko) is looking to seize his late call-up shot at British middleweight champion, Nick Blackwell tonight in Bristol (18-3-1, 8ko), and halt the rise of the man they call ‘Bam Bam,’ live on Ch5.… Read Article
(Photo Credit: Eli Baylis / Premier Boxing Champions) BILOXI, MISS. (November 13) – In a telecast showcasing four fights that lasted a total of 13 rounds with 11 knockdowns and four knockouts, boxing fans were treated to a night of sensational Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike action from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The evening culminated with an unforgettable all out war between light heavyweights Edwin Rodriguez and Michael Seals.… Read Article
Depending on which way you look at it, Golden Boy CEO and former 6 division titlist, Oscar De La Hoya has played what can be seen as a pair of publicity masterstrokes of late – firstly with his controversial inclusion of female MMA fighter, Ronda Rousey appearing on the [GB owned] Ring magazine cover, and now, with an ‘open letter’ to Floyd Mayweather that has created a similar storm and diverted ‘attention’ back to boxing.… Read Article
He hasn’t been seen in a ring since December of last year, when he stopped Manuel Perez in 3 rounds and badly injured his hand, yet Victor Ortiz is finally ready to return to action, claiming he is fully healed and only needs one fight before going after ‘the big boys.’
“I’m finally healed. I shattered my wrist in my last fight in four places. I had two screws in there. I finally got my … Read Article
Just because UK fans knew it was likely coming, doesn’t make it any less a bitter pill to swallow, yet the [bad] news has finally dropped this afternoon [Fri] that Matchroom’s Dec. 12 show, headlined by the British heavyweight title clash between prospects Anthony Joshua (14-0, 14ko) and Dillian Whyte (16-0, 13ko) is to be a PPV event.
Promoters Matchroom and Sky Sports – their exclusive broadcast partner – are already taking an absolute hammering … Read Article