Nigel Benn- Michael Watson- Chris Eubank: three names that perhaps do not signify pound for pound pedigree but a trifocal of British pugilists that waged successive wars against each other across the early nineties. Frankly, any boxing purism would have been out of place in a hellish round robin of barbaric contests between the trio predicated upon genuine animosity and bloodlust that were more reminiscent of trench warfare than of any sporting endeavour. For the … Read Article35 Comments on Super-Middleweight: The British Battleground
East meets West in a Memorial Day Matinee matchup between James Degale and Andre Dirrell. The card will be broadcast live on NBC from Agganis Arena on the Boston University campus. It pits two one-loss fighters hoping to standout as pros to match their amateur pedigree.
Rarely in life or in boxing do you get a second chance to improve upon your a first impression. Once a fighter loses as a favorite or puts on … Read Article45 Comments on Andre Dirrell and James Degale meet in Memorial Day Matinee on NBC
Big punching WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder – who fights the limited Eric Molina in a ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ fight for his maiden (voluntary) defence on June 20th – has spoken to FightHub.com to talk Klitschko – promising that should he lose to the dominant Ukrainian champion, his fans the world over have his permission to slap him round the face.
Ever good natured and enthusiastic in his interviews, Deontay is the kind … Read Article60 Comments on Deontay Wilder Is Getting A Lotta Slaps
The first live Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) telecast will feature a star-studded 12-round welterweight matchup between undefeated Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) and Luis Collazo (36-6, 19 KOs) when the series debuts on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ET. The opening fight will showcase a 10-round junior middleweight matchup between undefeated Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) and Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs). ESPN3 will also carry … Read Article183 Comments on Thurman vs. Collazo Headlines First PBC on ESPN July 11
After Anthony Dirrell’s voluntary defence against “The Ripper” Badou Jack backfired spectacularly a month ago, resulting in him surrendering his title to the Swede “TMT” member, it was known and expected that mandatory challenger, Britain’s “St” George Groves would be next in line for his shot at the belt.
Fans were expecting the deal to be inked in the next 12 weeks, yet a tweet from German promotional heavyweights Sauerland Event tonight has confirmed that … Read Article23 Comments on Badou Jack vs George Groves Now Official!
Ten years ago today, a U.S heavyweight who is best remembered these days for being the last man to defeat the mighty Wladimir Klitschko, scored one of his most ruthless and impressive wins. In Chicago, “Relentless” Lamon Brewster, defending his WBO heavyweight strap, annihilated troubled Pole Andrew Golota inside a single minute of action.
Some interesting facts about the fight:
31-year-old Brewster was sporting a 31-2 record and he was making the second defence of … Read Article26 Comments on Remembering Lamon Brewster’s electrifying destruction of Andrew Golota
Matchroom Sports promoter Eddie Hearn has this afternoon announced a 5 year extension to their current exclusive Sky Sports broadcasting contract (which ends next year), meaning that the present Saturday night formula for British fans is set to continue until 2021.
This is sure to elicit a mixed response from fans who, as of late, have grown tired of what they perceive as mis-matches on many of the domestic cards, taking to calling the firm … Read Article5 Comments on Hearn Announces 5 Year Contract Extension With Sky
At yesterday’s media workout ahead of Saturday’s PBC on CBS, James DeGale took some time out to chat to iFLtv about the fight and the laughable situation that saw another of the Dirrell brothers, Willie, hijack proceedings – vocally branding the Londoner a loser – among other things – as the assembled media looked on.
DeGale insists he is in better shape than ever ahead of the history making fight for the vacant 168lb IBF … Read Article22 Comments on James DeGale Laughs Off Team Dirrell Insults
So just a day or two after saying that he would be ‘flipping a coin’ over whether or not he will fight again – Carl Froch appears to be flirting with the idea of another huge Wembley UK show – a la George Groves – yet this time against the murderous punching middleweight Gennady Golovkin, who we saw break apart Willie Monroe Jr on HBO last weekend.
The Daily Mail, as well as multiple other … Read Article239 Comments on Froch v Golovkin At Wembley?
Making history has become a common occurrence in modern day sport. Right across the board ‘records’ are broken with alarming regularity, records which have principally been created to serve the increasing demand for content from competitive media outlets.
Subsequently, the significance of such a statement has lost the gravity it once possessed, wheeled out on almost every sporting occasion to provide impetus where it doesn’t belong. We can’t help but become desensitised to the context … Read Article7 Comments on History in the making: 107 years of Olympic glory