Former WBA and IBF featherweight world champion, Yuriorkis Gamboa, sneaks back into the boxing landscape on August 12th, when he takes on 15(7)-2(0)-1 Alexis Reyes, in the Oasis Arena, Cancun, Mexico. Far removed from his exalted position as one of the most highly regarded fighters in the game, the 35 year old Cuban is attempting to reignite his claim for a title shot against the rugged Mexican. His hopes were earlier extinguished by an upset … Read Article
Former heavyweight king Mike Tyson caused something of a stir when he said, after beating up Tyrell Biggs almost 30 years ago, how his hated (at the time) rival “made woman-type gestures when I hit him to the body.” Well, Paulie Malignaggi, via twitter, has fired similar shots at MMA star/soon to become a boxer, Conor McGregor.… Read Article
Unbeaten and avoided super-bantamweight ruler Guillermo Rigondeaux was not too impressed with Vasyl Lomachenko’s hugely dominant stoppage win over massive underdog Miguel Marriaga. Though Lomachenko supporters are heaping praise on the super-featherweight for his latest performance, fellow southpaw Rigondeaux says Lomachenko did as expected (check) and needs to fight better opposition (check).… Read Article
Vasyl Lomachenko did it again last night: he destroyed a very capable if not exceptional fighter with nothing short of dazzling efficiency. The Ukrainian southpaw defended his WBO super featherweight belt against Colombia’s Manuel Marriaga, a whopping 100/1 underdog, and the pound-for-pound star did as expected; forcing his challenger to remain on his stool at the conclusion of the 7th round.… Read Article
WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) took featherweight Miguel Marriaga (25-3, 21 KOs) to school on Saturday night in handing him his second consecutive loss in stopping him at the end of the 7th round at the Microsoft theater in Los Angeles, California.
Lomachenko toyed with Marriaga for 6 rounds until upping the pressure on him in the 7th to get a knockdown. Marriaga didn’t look hurt. He went down from … Read Article
Throughout boxing history “big” names have always garnered mass attention, searing themselves in social memory. Tyson, Holyfield, Foreman, Mayweather, Jones Jr., Pacquiao, De La Hoya and Mosley were, and still are, huge names both in and out of boxing. However, while they captured the headlines, and deservedly so, there were quite a few guys who deservednotoriety who either received their just due a little too late or never received it at all. Fighters like Winky … Read Article
Heavyweight great Wladimir Klitschko is not the only long reigning former champ and guaranteed future Hall of Famer to have announced his retirement from boxing this week. Mexican legend and former multi-weight king Juan Manuel Marquez also made the decision to hang ’em up, retiring at the age of 43 after having fought a quite superb career; one that lasted no less than an incredible 21 years.… Read Article
The IBO lightweight title fight between incumbent champ, Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe of Ghana and US based Argenis Mendez of the Dominican Republic in Accra will now take place on September 2 instead of the hitherto announced August 2.
Babyjet Promotions revealed the change of date at a press conference to formally announce the fight in the Ghana capital on Friday afternoon.… Read Article
With negotiations underway for a Jeff Horn-Manny Pacquiao rematch – the target date being November, once again in Australia – Horn and his team have made one thing clear: they will call for random drug testing to be implemented ahead of the fight.… Read Article
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller has been talking, again. The massive New Yorker known as “Big Baby,” is targeting two British fighters, in Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua. Whyte, beaten only by Joshua, called out Miller and the 298-pounder told Sky Sports he is more than happy to fight, and KO, Whyte.… Read Article