Once, more top heavy than Alice Eve, the heavyweight division is starting to develop some depth of talent that has also awakened an interest in the glamour division long bereft of such. Seemingly forever dominated by the name Klitschko, whether it be Vitali or Wladimir, there are new names and personalities appearing amongst the giants that don’t remind us of a robot manufacturer. One island nation known for their infatuation with the division, is leading … Read Article
Keith Thurman steps back in the ring for a second time this year in a stay busy fight against Luis Collazo. The undercard fight matches unbeaten prospect Tony Harrison versus Willie Nelson and it may end up stealing the show. Most think Thurman will win so how will he do it may be the more fitting question. Can Keith accomplish what no one has been able to do Collazo and that is a win by … Read Article
He is currently one of British boxing’s brightest young up and coming stars, having launched his career to the next level by stopping former Team GB Olympic captain Tom Stalker in 8 rounds last October in Liverpool – and on Saturday night, Chorley’s 22 year old light welterweight Jack Catterall (11-0, 7 ko) looks for his 12th straight professional win when he fights Gabriel Punalef Calpin on the undercard of Terry Flanagan’s world title clash … Read Article
Oxnard, CA: Yesterday members of the media traveled to Oxnard, California to attend WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev’s open media workout in preparation for his upcoming IBF Mandatory match-up with Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi on HBO World Championship Boxing at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas, Below are select quotes from Kovalev and his manager, Egis Klimas:
On Nadjib Mohammedi
“What do I know about him? Believe … Read Article
He will turn 47 years old in November, yet Antonio ‘Magic Man’ Tarver, the former 175 lb boss many fans best remember for his trilogy of fights with Roy Jones Jr, is set to step between the ropes again at heavyweight in August, when he fights former cruiserweight boss Steve Cunningham on the PBC on Spike card from Newark, New Jersey.
If the Florida man comes through against Cunningham, he has insisted to ThaBoxingVoice that … Read Article
James DeGale, the Beijing gold medal winner and new IBF 168 lb champion has today revealed via twitter that he is to become the latest British fighter to join elusive advisor Al Haymon, following in the footsteps of both Amir Khan and Belfast’s IBF 122 lb champion Carl Frampton.
DeGale, who memorably captured his title 6 weeks ago against Andre Dirrell in Boston on a Haymon Premier Boxing Champions card, tweeted;… Read Article
It can’t have been easy being the son of a famous Mexican boxing great and feeling the pressure from a young age to follow in your father’s footsteps and live up to his achievements. I think most people would always feel second best or embark upon a different career choice entirely, yet not Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, who – for all his numerous faults – has attempted (or was forced) to follow the family boxing … Read Article
It has been confirmed that British heavyweight prospects Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte will indeed fight later this year, most probably in November or December for the British heavyweight title.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn this week spoke with Whyte once again to hammer out a deal for the contest, with a view to getting the “Villian” out beforehand on his August 1st “Rumble on the Humber” show from Hull.
Hearn said to Sky Sports;… Read Article
MAGDEBURG – For the second time in his career, he’s on the brink of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. The Italian-German fighter Francesco Pianeta (31-1-1, 17 KOs) may have wasted his first opportunity two years ago against the Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, but now he has a whole different opponent to deal with – the Uzbek Ruslan Chagaev (33-1-2, 20 KOs), nicknamed “The White Tyson”. And he surely believes in his chances against the … Read Article
IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton will be looking to impress on American soil in 9 days time when he defends his title against Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in Texas, in what will be both his first fight in the US as well his debut under new advisor Al Haymon and the Premier Boxing Champions brand.
Frampton has been one of British boxing’s best for a while now and was sizzling last time out in … Read Article