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
Chris Eubank Jr refused to face off with his Dec. 12 opponent, Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan at today’s London presser, claiming his middleweight rival has ‘lost the privilege’ of looking into his eyes.
Eubank, who holds the lightly regarded WBA (interim) 160 lb strap, will face O’Sullivan on the Matchroom Sport ‘Bad Intentions’ bill, in a fight that’s been sanctioned as a final eliminator for the right to face the winner of 2nd tier WBA champ, … Read Article
On the heels of one of the most anticipated nights in boxing this year, Roc Nation Sports’ founder JAY Z and Golden Boy Promotions’ chairman and CEO Oscar De Lay Hoya have entered into a friendly wager with one another staking claim that their respective boxer will capture the win when Miguel Cotto faces Canelo Alvarez in a middleweight world championship mega-fight on Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas presented … Read Article
Long dominant heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko has opened up about recent comments from devout Christian, Tyson Fury, in which Fury made disparaging remarks about homosexuals and abortion to British media, prompting the Ukrainian to say they made ‘him sick.’
The highly educated Klitschko, who speaks 4 languages and holds a PhD in Sports Science, goes by the ring moniker ‘Dr. Steelhammer,’ and was scathing toward Fury’s comments to dailymail.co.uk that are clearly borne out of … Read Article
Mexican former welterweight champion, Antonio Margarito – set for a comeback at the age of 37 – has publicly slated bitter rival, Miguel Cotto, calling the Puerto Rican WBC middleweight champion ‘a girl’ as he chases a 3rd fight between them.
Margarito was famously embroiled in the loaded wraps saga before his 2009 fight with ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley, thus causing his destructive TKO win over Miguel Cotto in his previous outing to be called severely … Read Article
British former super-middleweight world champion, Carl Froch sparked intrigue earlier this week with comments suggesting he was considering a comeback at 38, 18 months after his career swansong rematch against George Groves in May 2014.
Yet the ‘Cobra’, writing in his column for Sky Sports, has decided to now scotch the speculation, by saying he remains retired, and his desire to fight is gone….for the moment.… Read Article
WBO 154 lb champion, Liam Smith (21-0-1, 11ko), has been granted something of an early Christmas present by promoter, Frank Warren, when he faces off against Manchester-based, WBO #8 Jimmy Kelly (16-0, 7ko) on Dec. 19.
The 23 year old Kelly, ranked #86 in the world by Boxrec’s computerized ranking system, has yet to box a 12 rounder in his fledgling professional career, and will enter the fight with Smith a monumental underdog, having last … Read Article