Back in 1996, when heavyweight star and former WBO champion Tommy Morrison was announced to be HIV positive, it stunned the boxing world and fighters who had recently shared a ring with Morrison went out and got themselves tested, just in case. Well, according to a breaking news story from LawNewz, newly discovered court records say Morrison was actually HIV in 1989 – a full seven years earlier.… Read Article25 Comments on New claims say Tommy Morrison boxed while HIV positive for seven years
(Photo Credit: Winfried Mausolf) Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) will defend his WBA World Light Heavyweight title against Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) on October 1 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.
The fight has been a long time coming with the pair originally slated to meet in 2011 at The O2 in London before an eye injury forced Braehmer to withdraw. Four years later, the fighters were again close to sharing a ring but … Read Article14 Comments on Juergen Braehmer faces Nathan Cleverly on 10/1
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Joseph Parker certainly likes to keep active. The 24-year-old New Zealander picked up a 4th-round stoppage win over Solomon Haumono yesterday and he is expected to get his mandatory shot at IBF heavyweight ruler Anthony Joshua late this year or early next. But in the meantime, the 20-0 contender will have another “tune-up” or “prep” fight ahead of the big one.
His promoter Dean Lonergan informed Stuff.co.nz how he will make an … Read Article33 Comments on Fresh off his stoppage win over Haumono, Joseph Parker will box another prep fight for Joshua shot; opponent to be named Tuesday
Watch LIVE! Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol official weigh-in. Crawford vs. Postol happens Saturday, July 23 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.… Read Article15 Comments on LiveStream: Crawford – Postol Official Weigh-In
Unbeaten rising middleweight Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (9-0, 7 KOs) knocked down Sam “King” Soliman (44-14, 18 KOs) three times before stopping the former world champion in the second round of the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes Thursday night from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.… Read Article15 Comments on Sergey Derevyanchenko defeats Sam Soliman
WBO light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (28-0, 20 KOs) came right in at the light welterweight limit today in weighing in at 140lbs for his unification match this Saturday night against the taller and unbeaten WBC 140lb champion Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) for their match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 5’11” Postol weighed in at 139.5lbs. He looked in great shape and very lean.
Crawford has a lot of … Read Article74 Comments on Weights: Crawford 140, Postol 139.5
The last time we saw Marcos Maidana in a fight, he was losing his money-spinner of a return meeting with Floyd Mayweather Junior in September of 2014. The next time we saw him after that, in a photo that was widely viewed on the internet, Maidana was carrying plenty of excess weight and had seemingly been enjoying the money he earned in his two big fights with “Money.” it seemed we had seen the ferocious … Read Article43 Comments on Marcos Maidana thinking possible comeback?
The featherweight world championship clash between defending titlist Leo Santa Cruz and undefeated former unified super bantamweight champ Carl Frampton features an unpredictable and potentially explosive mix of styles between two of the world’s top fighters.
Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) will make the second defense of his WBA Featherweight Title against Irish superstar Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs), who relinquished two belts at 122 pounds, when they face off in the main event of a … Read Article5 Comments on Santa Cruz – Frampton stats
WBC cruiserweight king Tony Bellew is all set for his first title defence. His promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports today how the defence will top a Liverpool show on October 15, with an official announcement of the opponent and other details next week. For now, Hearn says there are three names in the mix: former WBC and IBF champ Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, former WBA title challenger B.J Flores and unbeaten WBC mandatory challenger Mairis Briedis.… Read Article12 Comments on Hearn says three names in the mix for Bellew’s Oct. 15 defence: Wlodarczyk, Flores, Briedis
Ovill McKenzie will challenge Germany’s Marco Huck for the IBO Cuiserweight World Title in Frankfurt exclusively live on BoxNation on Saturday 24th September.
31 year-old Huck, who holds the record for the most WBO World Title defences alongside Johnny Nelson, came face-to-face with ‘The Upsetter’ at a press conference in Frankfurt yesterday. … Read Article4 Comments on Ovill McKenzie faces Marco Huck on 9/24