Former two-time claimant of a heavyweight title Shannon Briggs has been hit with a six month ban by the WBA, for failing a drugs test back in June; this event putting to bed his scheduled title fight with Fres Oquendo (a fight that might have seen Briggs make history, on paper at least, and seen him become a “three-time” champ).… Read Article
German WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler is hard at work for her Friday, August 4 title defense against two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields.
Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) will make the third defense of her WBC 168-pound title, and try to add the IBF Super Middleweight belt to her collection, against Flint, Michigan’s Shields (3-0, 1 KO) in the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions’ “BATTLE OF THE BEST” event at … Read Article
As the boxing world takes a deep breath for a week, before resuming the tremendous high-quality action that 2017 has provided so far, a certain Mexican legend quietly continues his attempt to arrive back at the top level. Jhonny Gonzalez, 63(53)-10(4)-0, has belonged in upper echelon of fighters for a significant portion of his storied career, and a victory on Saturday would inch him closer again to those heights.… Read Article
There are quite a few ironies attached to this potential (if not all that probable) heavyweight match-up, and for this reason alone, along with the fact that at this stage in their respective careers a Tyson Fury-Charles Martin fight would be an evenly matched shoot-out, it would be a whole lot of fun to see this one get done.… Read Article
Unbeaten star Mikey Garcia, one of the hottest fighters on the scene today, is not looking past his upcoming July 29 fight with Adrien Broner, but he is looking ahead – to some massive fights.… Read Article
As we approached the July 2 welterweight title defence WBO ruler Manny Pacquiao was set to make against unbeaten but largely unknown (outside of Australia) Jeff Horn, most of us were in truth not all that excited about the fight.
Pac Man was widely expected to have too much of just about everything apart from youth over his unbeaten, underdog of a challenger, and Manny’s “world tour” was expected to have a nice, explosive start; … Read Article
Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) returned to San Diego for the eighth consecutive time and for his sixth headlining Pay-Per-View event to open training camp ahead of his Sept. 16 clash against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) for middleweight supremacy at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. … Read Article
There was a time when Jermain Taylor was a great fighter, a big star, and a role model to millions; there was even a time when the Arkansas native met and spent time with the president! But those days, days that saw Taylor become the only man to twice defeat the legendary Bernard Hopkins, are a long, long time ago now.
Yesterday distressing news broke of how Taylor, retired from the ring since 2014, was … Read Article
Last night in Alexandria, Louisiana, former IBF heavyweight champ “Prince” Charles Martin improved to 25-1-1(23) with a quick, one-round KO over journeyman Michael Marrone, 21-8(15).
Fighting for the second time since his dire showing against unbeaten star Anthony Joshua, where the southpaw was taken out inside two disappointing rounds, Martin is now 2-0(2) in his post-Joshua comeback. A hard left hand to the body dropped Marrone, the swift end coming in the very first round.… Read Article
The battle for the inaugural 168lb Muhammad Ali Trophy begins on September 16th with the first of the World Boxing Super Series’ hugely anticipated super middleweight match ups. British betting favourite and number two seed Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) will meet undefeated Swedish star Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) in a quarter-final bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Smith, who is undefeated in his twenty-two professional contests, selected Skoglund as his … Read Article