Can Andre Ward make it as a heavyweight? After his close, controversial but at times very impressive win/performance over Sergey Kovalev, Ward, the new light-heavyweight king, briefly spoke about how he might – might – be tempted to take a fight at heavyweight one day. Ward hasn’t lost it completely, as he carefully inserted the caveat that the fight would have to be “the right fight.”… Read Article
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“THE BURNED HAND TEACHES BEST.” GIARDELLO V CARTER TRAINING CAMP
“I lay on top of my rock hard bed in agony with no medications to ease my pain, my face was swollen beyond recognition with cotton stuffed into both of my bloody nostrils with an ice pack on my jaw, while sharing the small musty room with one of the other sparring partners “Wild Bill” Hardney who ended up fighting Bob … Read Article
Convention wisdom dictated that Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward could only go one of two ways, either a Kovalev KO or a Ward decision. As a nearly 2 to 1 favorite, most people assumed that a Ward decision was the most likely scenario. Early in the fight it looked as if Kovalev was well on his way to the upset, punctuated by a fierce knockdown of Ward in the second round. The tide gradually turned … Read Article
It really was 30 long years ago this week (November 22) when a young, soon to peak Mike Tyson made boxing history by becoming, at the age of 20, the youngest ever claimant of a world heavyweight title.
Tyson, who had been a pro for just 20 months, challenged WBC champ Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas and those in attendance witnessed a quite brutal coronation.… Read Article
The highly anticipated match-up between undefeated light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev and undefeated former super middleweight world champion Andre Ward did not fail to live up to expectations. The two pound for pound elites battled for pound for pound supremacy in a back and forth fight which brought out the best of both fighters. After being dropped early by a devastating left-right combo from the champion, Andre Ward persevered and rallied back to secure … Read Article
The rising star of African boxing, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe is adamant he may have to critically look at fighting again in Ghana after the WBO African boxer of the year was unbelievably ignored during the commissioning of the newly built Bukom Boxing Arena.
President John Dramani Mahama officially unveiled the new boxing edifice inside the Trust Sports Emporium near the Korle lagoon in the outskirts of Accra last week amid fanfare where all of … Read Article
The only thing fans are in agreement on regarding last night’s exciting fight between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward (the winner’s name goes first) is there simply has to be a rematch. The razor-thin unanimous decision awarded to Ward instantly became a topic of huge contention, even before either fighter had left the ring in Las Vegas – some even calling the verdict a “robbery,” some saying it is one of the worst they have … Read Article
On the night of the region’s first snow fall, Promoter Jim Frio’s “FALL BRAWL”, the 2nd installment of Revolution Boxing Championships took place Saturday November 19th at the Wheeling Island Casino in Wheeling WV. Despite the weather, a large crowd showed up to support local boxing.
-Things got underway with pro welterweight debut Mike Conway fighting Charleston WV’s (0-2) Christopher Kuhn in a welterweight bout. Conway wasted no time and ended the show early with … Read Article
Sad affair saturday night at Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Expectations were high. Fans hoped for a classic matchup. What they got was an attempted mugging and resulting robbery. To call Andre Ward’s efforts scientific would be ill-judged, which is what happened with the decision in Ward’s favor.
One simple way to tell who won the fight is to look at each fighter’s face. Andre Ward’s was red, lumpy and swollen. The Krusher’s face was relatively unmarked. … Read Article
There were plenty of boxing greats in Las Vegas last night to attend the big Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward fight, with big names from past and present on hand to watch the light-heavyweight title showdown. One of these great fighters was living legend Julio Cesar Chavez, the greatest Mexican fighter in history according to most experts and fans alike.
And while he was in town, the former multi-weight king was asked – and not for the … Read Article