15 years ago today, two all-time greats met in the second fight of their at times brutal trilogy. Manny Pacquiao, having dropped a close but fair decision to Erik Morales the previous year, fought “El Terrible” again.… read full article “On This Day: Manny Pacquiao Gets Sweet Revenge Over Erik Morales”
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis will be taking a big step up in class in taking on former light welterweight world champion Sergey Lipinets next May on Showtime Boxing.
The unbeaten 147-pound contender Ennis (26-0, 24 KOs) is getting a chance to show that he belongs at the top either the other welterweights in the division.… read full article “Jaron Ennis vs. Sergey Lipinets agreed for May on Showtime”
It’s not a big surprise (nor is it a great fight), but Canelo Alvarez will next fight WBC mandatory Avni Yildrim, this on February 27th. The fight was expected, if not massively enthused over, and now Mike Coppinger writes how the fight is headed to The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.… read full article “Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildrim Heads To Miami, Feb. 27th”
An interesting match-up between two young (young-ish in the case of one of the two fighters), unbeaten heavyweights will go down on the under-card of the Caleb Plant-Caleb Truax card on January 30. 24-year-old Darmani Rock, 17-0(12) will face 34-year-old Michael Coffie, 11-0(8) in a ten-rounder.… read full article “Interesting Clash Of Unbeaten Heavyweights On Plant-Truax Card: Rock Vs. Coffie”
When it comes to picking the peak performance, the career-finest ring display of the greats, it’s often a pretty easy job. With Muhammad Ali, people point to his flawless display against Cleveland Williams. With Sugar Ray Leonard, people point to his epic win over Thomas Hearns.… read full article “20 Years Ago Today, Floyd Mayweather Jr Gave Us His Career-Finest Performance”
Yeah, I know that the Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul fight is a farce.
I also know that the 50-0 Mayweather is 43 soon to be 44 years old (4 days after the Feb. 20 fight) and I’m allergic to cats.… read full article “Is Floyd Mayweather overlooking Logan Paul?”
Ryan ‘Kingry’ Garcia has left Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis high & dry, and he claims he’s now working on a bigger fight than the Tank match.
Garcia isn’t saying who the mystery opponent is, but there’s a lot of talk about Manny Pacquiao being the big name Ryan is in negotiations with.… read full article “Ryan Garcia working on bigger fight than Gervonta Davis”
Eddie Hearn is letting Tyson Fury and the fans know that Anthony Joshua is NOT Deontay Wilder, and he’s not going to be dominated in the same way he was by the ‘Gypsy King’ last year in their rematch.… read full article “Hearn warns Fury: AJ is not Deontay Wilder”
As has been reported by Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, there is the possibility we could see a fight between former heavyweight champs Deontay Wilder and Charles Martin some time in the first quarter of the year.… read full article “Deontay Wilder Vs. “Prince” Charles Martin: Who Wins?”
New Year, New Season for the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer. Season 2 kicks off with the former four-division World Champion, Adrien “The Problem” Broner talking about how he dropped nearly 40 pounds, stopped drinking, and fought depression.… read full article “Adrien Broner INTERVIEW: “I’m going to try and fight three times this year at 140””