When Wladimir Klitschko announced his injury on YouTube, preventing him from facing Tyson Fury on their scheduled date of October 24, 2015, voices of disappointment filled the internet forums and online media outlets. “I knew this was going to happen,” was the most common statement cruising the boxing forums, as fans exclaimed that Klitschko was trying to do anything and everything to avoid a bout against a younger and bigger Fury. … Read Article
New Matchroom Sport signing Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) has stated that the lightly regarded Interim WBA middleweight title he won back in February is merely just the beginning of what he is envisioning as a rich, world championship winning career.
Eubank will make his debut under the Matchroom banner on the October 24th Kell Brook/Diego Chaves card in Sheffield against a TBA opponent that promoter Eddie Hearn claims will be “top 15.”… Read Article
Canada based Romanian former super-middleweight champion Lucien Bute is still the most realistic next opponent for Britain’s IBF 168 lb champion, James DeGale, with a mid-late November date likely.
It emerged last week that talks had begun for a November 14th meeting in Bute’s Quebec backyard for what will be DeGale’s maiden defence of the title he won in a history making effort in May against Andre Dirrell on Premier Boxing Champions, although an exact … Read Article
Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has confirmed that talks between his Top Rank outfit and Amir Khan’s own promotional team – including the Brit’s lawyer Robert Davis – are underway for a 2016 fight between the two former Wild Card stablemates.
Arum stated last week that Pacquiao was due to have a scan in the Philippines on the shoulder he injured in May’s mega-clash with Floyd Mayweather, with the results due to be sent to … Read Article
Golden Boy’s future Hall of Famer, Bernard Hopkins, is predicting that their fighter – IBF 160lb champion David Lemieux – has the necessary tools to make Kazakh knockout artist Gennady Golovkin truly uncomfortable when the two big punchers clash in their huge HBO PPV unification fight on October 17th at Madison Square Garden.
Speaking via fighthubtv, Hopkins – who intends to fight on himself in pursuit of a 168 lb world title of his own … Read Article
British middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) and Ireland’s Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan (21-1, 14ko)have re-ignited their public feud through a series of social media exchanges that began when Eubank posted a sarcastic, veiled and somewhat patronising message aimed at O’Sullivan’s team mate Frank Buglioni, who lost his WBA (reg) 168 lb title challenge to Fedor Chudinov in London last night.
Yesterday afternoon the Brighton fighter, who this week signed with British promotional heavyweights Matchroom … Read Article
Queensbury promotions boss Frank Warren has admitted he was disappointed by heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora’s (22-5, 14ko) underwhelming 10 round decision over Brazilian journeyman Marcielo Nascimento (18-11, 16ko) last night, a fight that amounted to no more than a dull [televised]public workout for the former world title challenger in front of a partisan crowd at the SSE Arena.
It was Chisora’s second outing without long-time trainer Don Charles, whom he split from earlier this year, … Read Article
(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) BIRMINGHAM, AL (Sept. 26) – Heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs)scored another impressive victory ofhis exciting and undefeated career tonight with a hard-fought 11th round TKO over Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-3, 20 KOs) in primetime on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC. Wilder’s win, which came at 55 seconds in the round, was registered in front of 8,471 raucous Alabama fans at Legacy Arena … Read Article
(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) “No question this was the toughest fight in the career of Deontay Wilder.” – Marv Albert on Wilder’s 11th-Round Knockout
“Wilder is going to learn more from a fight like this than a quick one- or two-round knockout. He’s going to come away from this a better fighter.” – BJ Flores… Read Article
In a predictable outcome, WBA “regular” super middleweight title holder Fedor Chudinov (14-0, 10 KOs) had little problems in beating an over-matched #4 WBA challenger Frank Buglioni (17-2-1, 13 KOs) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision tonight at the Wemblay Arena in London, UK. … Read Article