Kell Brook is leaving no stone unturned in his training for his fast approaching September 10 challenge of middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin. In fact, Brook is using some techniques that are of a secretive nature as he pushes his body to the max for the biggest fight of his entire career. Speaking with The Sheffield Star, the IBF welterweight champ’s head trainer Dominic Ingle revealed how the science dept of their local university in Sheffield … Read Article
Muhammad Ali had his “Anchor Punch.” Bruce Lee had his one-inch punch.
Ali had his “Shuffle.” Lee had lethal power in both feet.
And, yes, some fight fans have even debated, and did debate back in the early 1970s, over who would have won if these two iconic figures had met in a bout. Maybe the idea of Ali and Lee(who passed away, shockingly, in 1973) fighting isn’t all that crazy.… Read Article
By Mauricio Sulaiman – WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son – Boxing was a founding sport of the ancient Olympics in Greece, and has been an Olympic sport since the first edition of the modern Olympic Games in 1904. The Olympic Games are organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which is in full control of all aspects of competition: formats, rules, and all of the financial and commercial matters of the event, which is … Read Article
It’s always a subjective thing, compiling a pound-for-pound top-10, but whenever a fighter, a former fighter who once graced most p-4-p charts is drawing up such a list, the picks are worth looking at. And former super-middleweight king Carl Froch, now happily retired and able to look back on a terrific career, has provided his picks for the ten best pound-for-pound boxers today.
Froch, who faced a number of fighters who were, at one time, … Read Article
As fight fans know, today’s welterweight division is chock full of talent; with excellent fighters Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and others lighting up the weight class in a manner the great Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns would have been proud of (this year‘s epic Thurman-Porter war being something very special indeed). But when it comes to who the very best 147-pound fighter in the world is, it could well be the man … Read Article
Anthony Joshua, who was a pumped up analyst at the Rio Olympics, giving his expert opinion on many of the boxing bouts, is now pumped up for his own upcoming fight. Eddie Hearn has announced how the IBF heavyweight champ will fight on November 26th; the venue and opponent will be announced in the coming days. But for the first time in quite a while, Joshua will not be fighting at The O2 in London.… Read Article
Who killed JFK?
Whatever happened to Lord Lucan?
Where did Jimmy Hoffa go?
The above mysteries of history are likely to never, ever be solved and we are destined to be at the mercy of the conspiracy theorists when it comes to answers. But in the sport of boxing there are arguably two fights /events /strange endings that continue to top the list when it comes to asking, what really happened? These two fights are … Read Article
Undefeated rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (21-0-, 18 KOs) moved one step closer to a world title as he delivered a thunderous sixth-round knockout of tough Italian contender Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-2-2, 12 KOs) Sunday afternoon in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn.
With the knockout, Spence Jr. becomes the mandatory challenger for undefeated welterweight Kell Brook and showed … Read Article
Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) showed scary power in destroying #6 IBF Leonard Bundu (33-2-1, 12 KOs) in a 6th round knockout in their International Boxing Federation welterweight title eliminator on Sunday afternoon at Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, New York.
Spence put the 41-year-old Bundu down twice in the 6th to get the knockout. On both knockdowns, Spence landed crushed left uppercuts to the head of Bundu. In the final knockdown, Spence landed … Read Article
Cassius Clay, 1960: he (allegedly) threw his gold medal into the river.
George Foreman, 1968: he captured the heart of a nation by waving a tiny American flag.
Sugar Ray Leonard, 1976: he taped a photo of his girlfriend to his sock.
Oscar De La Hoya, 1992: he dedicated his Olympic triumph to his late mother.
Joe Frazier, 1964: he fought with a broken thumb.… Read Article