By: Lou McLaughlin – Darren” Checkmate” Maciunski was a former top level super welterweight contender in the 1990’s. He fought from 1992 through 2002. Interestingly, he got his fighting nickname “Checkmate” from having been an avid chess player as a young teenager and compares boxing to a chess match. He finished his career on a win against Leo Edwards and a record of 20 -8 in 2003. His record does not adequately describe his career. … Read Article
There are plenty of fans who are critical of the upcoming, fast-approaching Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor “Super Fight;” with plenty of these same fans declaring how they will boycott the August event buy not paying for it. Fair enough, if the crossover bout is not your thing, but will a good number of fans find themselves getting pulled in by a stellar under-card?… Read Article
Going into the biggest, or arguably second-biggest, fight of his career, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez is still being asked about his solitary career defeat. It is the Floyd Mayweather loss of 2013 – the one fight of Canelo’s that was a bigger deal, certainly financially, than Canelo’s upcoming battle with Gennady Golovkin – that reporters still ask the 26 year old about.… Read Article
Peter Fury, trainer of course of unbeaten former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, says his charge is “in a good place right now,” and that at around 24 stone (approx 336 pounds) he has lost a bit of weight. Speaking on The Bunce Boxing Hour, Peter said that Tyson is sparring to get in shape, not using bags or jumping rope.
Sparring, ten, 15, 20 rounds, three times a week, Fury is slowly shedding the bulk … Read Article
World Heavyweight Title contender Hughie Fury has hailed the British and Irish Lions heroic performance against the mighty All Blacks and vows to emulate that by defeating New Zealand’s WBO World Champion Joe Parker in September.
The Manchester ace watched the crucial decider in the Test series at his hotel yesterday morning ahead of his own exhibition contest at the the Copper Box Arena and was gripped like the rest of the nation by the … Read Article
Ten years ago this very day, July 7, 2007, in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Wladimir Klitschko avenged the most brutal yet at the same time strange and unsettling pro defeat of his career. A decade ago today, Klitschko, then the IBF heavyweight belt-holder, forced Lamon Brewster to remain on his stool after a dozen one-sided sessions.… Read Article
Both Ricky Burns and Anthony Crolla are coming off a big fight loss: Burns to Julius Indongo, Crolla to the classy Jorge Linares – and both British stars are weighing up the possibility of facing one another in what would be a big fight, maybe even a great fight.… Read Article
Jeff Horn and his team are more than happy with the recent news that the WBO will officially re-score the July 2 Manny Pacquiao fight that saw Horn take the WBO welterweight title via a somewhat controversially received unanimous decision. The WBO will take a second look at the fight, but the organisation has made it clear they will not look to change the result: Horn WU12 Pacquiao will stand.… Read Article
Living up to its billing as the biggest fight of 2017, the September 16 showdown between lineal and RING Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/IBO/IBF/WBA Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) has sold out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“The boxing public fully understands that this is the biggest fight in many years, and everyone at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 is going to experience a once-in-a-lifetime … Read Article
Kendrick Ball was always keen that his son, Kendrick Ball Jr, got into boxing and so started him early.He began by working him out on the mitts around their house. Soon enough a young Kendrick Ball Jr was down at the Worcester boys and girls club sparring.
Ball’s amateur career got off to a slow start, losing his first nine fights. It was perhaps hard to see the unbeaten professional fighter that would eventually be … Read Article