The “circus” that man of the moment Tony Bellew openly says he hates, is looking for its next stop, and it could be that the cruiserweight champ who successfully shocked David Haye at the weekend gets a world heavyweight title shot next. Bellew said at Saturday’s post-fight presser that he knows his promoter Eddie Hearn will make him an offer he “cannot refuse,” and that this will keep him in the sport a little longer.… Read Article
After bulking up to middleweight for his unsuccessful challenge of the feared Gennady Golovkin, many people felt Kell Brook’s welterweight days were well and truly behind him. Maybe, had the Sheffield man beaten GGG last September, he would indeed have vacated his IBF 147 pound crown. But things didn’t work out that way and Brook, deciding he had “worked far too hard to give up the belt,” is now getting ready to defend against mandatory … Read Article
“There’s a new sheriff in town,” so said the man of the moment, Tony Bellew in last night’s post-fight presser, Bellew having sensationally upset David Haye in one of the most jaw-dropping fights you’ll ever see. And while Bellew can now pick and choose what he wants to do next, fans are wondering if we have seen the last of David Haye.… Read Article
Before last night’s big welterweight unification fight between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, a lot of people said the winner would emerge as THE best welterweight in the world today. For two or three rounds last night, the opening three, Thurman looked just that: the best 147-pounder out there today. Thurman looked like a beast with his effective attacks, launched on the naturally smaller Garcia.… Read Article
Whatever he decides to do next, it has to be agreed how Tony Bellew, the fighter all of British boxing is talking about right now, has had some great career. Bellew shocked the odds in winning the WBC cruiserweight title against Ilunga Makabu last year, while last night, in the most incredible fight of 2017 so far, Bellew stunned the sport with his wild and crazy win over David Haye.
People will be talking about … Read Article
Keith Thurman is the unified welterweight world champion. Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) unified boxing’s glamour division with a split-decision victory over Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday, defending his WBA belt and picking up Garcia’s WBC crown on boxing’s biggest stage in primetime on CBS from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
The event, which was produced by SHOWTIME Sports® for the CBS Television Network, marked the highest-attended boxing event in Barclays Center … Read Article
Wow! Tonight at a sold-out O2 in the heart of London, British boxing witnessed one hell of an amazing, even crazy fight. The result: Bellew TKO 11 Haye, doesn’t come anywhere near close to telling the full story.
Haye, who suffered a terrible injury to his right ankle (or Achilles; we must await a full explanation) in the 6th round, was basically a one-legged fighter from the 6th on – yet he refused to quit! … Read Article
WBA World 147 lb. champion Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) defeated the previously unbeaten WBC champ Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) by a 12 round split decision to become the WBA/WBC champion on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Thurman hurt Garcia on three occasions early in the fight with his big power shots. … Read Article
Tonight at The O2 in London on the big Haye-Bellew card, unbeaten super lightweight prospect/contender Ohara Davies proved way too fast, sharp – and young – for former champ Derry Mathews.
These two had a real war of words at Monday’s press conference, with Mathews vowing to give his young upstart opponent a boxing lesson. … Read Article
The welterweight division has long been one of Boxing’s most storied divisions. Tonight, the welterweight division will sit center stage again as fans get to witness the first unification bout on network TV in over 20 years. There’s no better way to do it than with two undefeated power punchers. There’s been a lot of talk surrounding which of these two men will be the torch bearer for the division in the post-Mayweather era. Some … Read Article