Aside from the headline fight, that pits the fanatically supported featherweight Josh Warrington against Aussie, Joel Brunker, Matchroom’s Leeds show on Saturday is turning out to be an absolute shocker, with the news today that Liverpool cruiserweight hopeful Tony Bellew (24-2-1, 15ko), will face Latvian journeyman Arturs Kulikauskis (16-26-5, 8ko), a man who has lost 4 of his last 6, and 7 fights in the last 12 months!!! – yes, you did read that correctly.… Read ArticleComments Off on Tony Bellew/Arturs Kulikauskis Mis-Match Added to Underwhelming Night In Leeds
Long faded heavyweight loudmouth Shannon Briggs (58-6-1, 51ko), currently on a 7 fight win streak against low level opposition, seems to think that if he wins his fight against unheralded club fighter Michael Marrone on Saturday night, then it somehow strengthens his case for a shot at dominant lineal champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53ko).
Briggs, who was famously brutalized, hospitalized and ‘retired’ by Wladimir’s brother Vitali in 2010, launched something of a meaningless comeback last … Read ArticleComments Off on Shannon Briggs Still Deluded As Ever Over Wladimir Klitschko Title Shot
It has been confirmed that WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (32-1-1, 12ko) has officially split from long-time trainer Joel Diaz, following on from his recent win over Jessie Vargas in June.
Speaking out to address the many conflicting reports that began emerging last night on social media, “Desert Storm” said of the decision to part ways with the man who guided him from his pro debut 11 years ago, to world titles in 2 divisions, … Read ArticleComments Off on Tim Bradley Splits With Long Time Trainer Joel Diaz
UK fans unfamiliar with the name Diego De La Hoya (11-0, 7ko), will tonight get a chance to have a look at the talented young cousin of former six division titlist Oscar, when Boxnation screen the 21 year old prospect’s 122 lb WBC youth clash with fellow Mexican, Jesus Ruiz (34-6-5, 23ko), live from the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles.
The fledgling former Mexican national amateur champion, a veteran of 200 bouts, will be boxing … Read ArticleComments Off on LA Fight Club: Diego De La Hoya v Jesus Ruiz to be Shown Live Tonight in the UK
As expected, Britain’s unbeaten IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, will indeed make the next defence of his title on October 24th in Sheffield, against Argentina’s Diego Chaves, before returning to the ring in December, in what will be his 4th fight, and title defence, of 2015.
Just before Brook appeared live on Sky Sports News in the UK today, to talk about the fight with Chaves, there was some conveniently timed twitter chatter from American … Read ArticleComments Off on Brook Fighting Chaves in October as Expected / Crazy Mosley Speculation for December!
“Never before in history has this been done. You are talking about twenty-some former heavyweight champions of the last forty years are coming together for one big family reunion. All the champs: Larry Holmes, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitschko and The Champ Shannon Briggs – two-time heavyweight champion.
“On Saturday night expect action. There are eight heavyweight fights with all of the former heavyweight champions sitting around the ring. You see Holyfield sitting right … Read ArticleComments Off on Shannon Briggs Media Day Quotes
Kenny Porter, father and trainer of former IBF welterweight champion Shawn, says that neither of the much sought after bouts with Florida’s WBA (reg) 147 lb champion Keith Thurman, or Philadephia’s former 140 lb boss, Danny Garcia, are realistic options for his son right now.
Following Shawn’s dominant victory of Adrien Broner in June, fans were looking forward to a potential fight with his friend and divisional rival Thurman, who himself claims he wants a … Read ArticleComments Off on Fights With Danny Garcia or Keith Thurman Not Realistic Right Now says Kenny Porter
It’s highly unlikely that fans will see a quick turnaround from Poland’s new WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki, who emerged from relative obscurity to stun long-time champion Marco Huck almost 3 weeks ago in New Jersey, US, taking the German’s title in a nailed on FOTY candidate.
Glowacki’s promoter Andrzej Wasilewski, of Knock-Out Promotions, has revealed that his fighter is to undergo left wrist and elbow surgeries for injuries sustained during the fight, and he … Read ArticleComments Off on Krzysztof Glowacki Set for Surgery Following Marco Huck Thriller
As long as he gets past durable, but limited Columbian Jose Miguel Torres (31-6, 27ko) in Leeds on Saturday night, as expected, then British 3x world title challenger Martin Murray (31-2-1, is keen on a challenge to current WBO 168 lb champion Arthur Abraham, and is prepared to again go abroad to finally capture the world strap that has so far proven frustratingly elusive.
Murray drew with Felix Sturm in Germany, in his first world … Read ArticleComments Off on Martin Murray: I’m Willing to Go to Germany For Arthur Abraham Fight
Oh dear I thought, as I made my way through the boisterous crowd making their way to the Notting Hill Carnival on Saturday evening, their jovial behavior made me begin to doubt that my decision to travel to the other side of the city, to attend the season opening event at York Hall was actually worth it, but in the end I decided to persevere and to be honest am really glad I did.
I … Read ArticleComments Off on Weaver KOs Skripkins, Marston Stops Lecko & Deakin Wins! In All Action London Season Opener