Depending on which way you look at it, Golden Boy CEO and former 6 division titlist, Oscar De La Hoya has played what can be seen as a pair of publicity masterstrokes of late – firstly with his controversial inclusion of female MMA fighter, Ronda Rousey appearing on the [GB owned] Ring magazine cover, and now, with an ‘open letter’ to Floyd Mayweather that has created a similar storm and diverted ‘attention’ back to boxing.… Read Article
He hasn’t been seen in a ring since December of last year, when he stopped Manuel Perez in 3 rounds and badly injured his hand, yet Victor Ortiz is finally ready to return to action, claiming he is fully healed and only needs one fight before going after ‘the big boys.’
“I’m finally healed. I shattered my wrist in my last fight in four places. I had two screws in there. I finally got my … Read Article
Just because UK fans knew it was likely coming, doesn’t make it any less a bitter pill to swallow, yet the [bad] news has finally dropped this afternoon [Fri] that Matchroom’s Dec. 12 show, headlined by the British heavyweight title clash between prospects Anthony Joshua (14-0, 14ko) and Dillian Whyte (16-0, 13ko) is to be a PPV event.
Promoters Matchroom and Sky Sports – their exclusive broadcast partner – are already taking an absolute hammering … Read Article
Matchroom boxing boss, Eddie Hearn, likes to make a wish list of fights he’s keen on making for the coming year, and top of the tree for 2016 is the huge welterweight showdown between IBF champion, Kell Brook and domestic rival, Amir Khan; a fight he is eyeing for the Summer.
Brook – currently recovering from a rib injury sustained shortly before his scheduled October clash with Diego Chaves – is intending to box 2 … Read Article
Adrien Broner has publicly responded to Floyd Mayweather’s recent comments to fighthype.com about him, saying, ‘There a lotta hate coming from your way, man….and I don’t like it.’
Broner, who was recently upgraded to WBA (sup) 140 lb champion after winning his 4th world title against Khabib Allakhverdiev, released an online video in which he claimed calls to his ‘big bro’ and former mentor have gone unanswered, meaning he had no choice but to go … Read Article
With about ten days left until this historic fight, we’re extraordinarily excited about this mega event between two world-class fighters and champions, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez. As I’ve previously stated, this will absolutely be the fight of the year! For those fans that will be watching on HBO Pay-Per-View from their home, we believe this fight will provide one of the best dollar-for-dollar values of any fight in recent memory, when you consider the … Read Article
SAN JUAN, P.R. (November 12, 2015) — The boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated Top-Five world-rated lightweight contender FELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO, and former five-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE, will headline, in separate title bouts, the year-end finale of MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV, on Friday, December 11. … Read Article
NEW YORK (November 12, 2015) – In advance of his upcoming move up to the light heavyweight division, WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KO’s) is vacating his title. Ward originally claimed the belt in November 2009 with a victory over long-time champion Mikkel Kessler in his opening fight of the Super Six tournament.
“I won the WBA belt for my first world title in 2009 and have defended it six times … Read Article
Tyson Fury has claimed his recent comments regarding gay marriage, abortion and paedophilia, were taken slightly out of context and were not designed to offend, claiming that as a positive, they have generated more interest in his upcoming heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko.
Klitschko had responded to the comments from Fury, on dailymail.co.uk, by saying that his opponent must have a brain the size of a ‘walnut,’ going as far to suggest that he … Read Article
WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, has spoken out to claim that his mandatory challenger, Tyson Fury would have been beaten had he ended up fighting David Haye, and that red-hot heavyweight prospect, Anthony Joshua would also beat Fury if they were to fight.
Klitschko defends his titles against the British challenger on Nov. 28, and having administered his own one sided shut-out to Haye in 2011, still feels the retired ‘Hayemaker’ would have had enough … Read Article