MMA superstar Ronda Rousey has caused quite a stir – or maybe that should be Oscar De La Hoya, the owner of Ring Magazine, has caused quite a stir – with the female fighter being the first MMA fighter to ever appear on the legendary publication’s front cover. Rousey will grace the cover of the January 2016 issue of “The Bible of Boxing,” and some boxing fans are somewhat upset at a practitioner of another … Read Article
A deal has been agreed in principle for new WBO 154 lb champion Liam Smith, to face past-best veteran Shane Mosley on the December 19 Andy Lee/Billy Joe Saunders card in Manchester, England, numerous sources are reporting.
Smith won his title in style against American ‘Boxcino’ winner, John Thompson earlier this month, and immediately found himself embroiled in a war of words with Mosley on social media after the 44 year old former great took … Read Article
WBO middleweight champion, Andy Lee, says he always carries the lessons learned under his esteemed former trainer – the late Emanuel Steward – into the ring with him, and will be looking for the knockout against Billy Joe Saunders when the two meet in December.
After numerous delays, the December 19th fight in Manchester is set to represent the first time that two men of traveller origins have contested a version of a world title, … Read Article
On November 28,2015, Tyson Fury will finally arrive at his long awaited destination: inside and across the ring from Wladimir Klitschko. It was a long road, with various challenges, including Wladimir’s minor injury, which forces the fight to be postponed by a month.
The event has already gained what seems to be maximum exposure, with Wladimir being who he is, and Fury consistently putting on a show with either his words or actual costumes. Both … Read Article
After injured IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook was seen on Saturday night in Sheffield, clapping, cheering and allegedly raising his arms aloft ringside on the Eubank/Jeter card he was meant to be headlining, it only further stoked the fire of doubters claiming the rib injury that caused him to pull from his headline fight with Diego Chaves isn’t 100% genuine.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has been quick to shoot-down various whispers of Brook being off target … Read Article
DENVER – October 26, 2015 – Boxing fans across the country will have a ringside seat for a highly-anticipated clash of two titans when Fathom Events, Roc Nation Sports, Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Canelo Promotions present Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez, the battle between Puerto Rico’s most decorated fighter Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and Mexican superstar Canelo (45-1-1, 32 KOs) live in select theaters nationwide on Saturday, November 21 at 9:00 p.m. … Read Article
It shouldn’t take a genius to work out on what side of the Mexico/Puerto Rico rivalry fence that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr sits, with the legend’s son claiming he doesn’t like WBC middleweight champion, Miguel Cotto, and that predictably, Saul Alvarez will emerge the winner of next month’s Las Vegas title clash.
The younger Chavez took to criticising Cotto’s decision to contest 160 lb title bouts at lesser catch-weight, as well as suggesting the Puerto … Read Article
NEW YORK, Oct. 26 , 2015 – HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 18 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns for its 21st multi-part boxing installment with 24/7 COTTO/CANELO, it was announced today by Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. Debuting SATURDAY, NOV. 7 (11:45 p.m.-12:15 a.m. ET/PT), immediately following the “World Championship Boxing” doubleheader that begins at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT), the behind-the-scenes series follows two elite fighters as they prepare for their pay-per-view … Read Article
WBO middleweight champion, Andy Lee (34-2-1, 24ko), has warned mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders (22-0, 12ko) that he hits ‘as hard, if not harder’ than destructive WBA/IBF champion, Gennady Golovkin.
Lee defends his title against the Hatfield fighter on Dec. 19 in Manchester, with the winner then ostensibly on a 2016 collision course with the big-hitting Kazakh, a unification fight that Lee has stated he is keen on for next year.… Read Article
Liverpudlian super-middleweight contender, Rocky Fielding, has promised he will enter next months crunch domestic British title fight with bitter rival and fellow Scouser, Callum Smith, looking for fireworks.
Promoter Eddie Hearn deserves credit for pitching the two unbeaten 168 lb-er’s together in what represents a real grudge match for not only the city of Liverpool, but British boxing generally, with the winner inching one step closer to an eventual world title shot.… Read Article