Former 140-pound world champ Amir Khan, last seen being brutally KO’d in a brave challenge of then middleweight champ Saul Canelo Alvarez, could be on the verge of a most astonishing comeback – at the Olympic games this year. Khan, unlike fellow big name fighters such as Mike Tyson, George Foreman and David Haye, has expressed positive words about the recent decision to allow pro boxers to compete at the Olympics.… Read ArticleComments Off on Amir Khan says he “would love” to fight in Rio 2016, wants to represent Pakistan
South African jewel Zolani Tete insists he wants to be remembered as the greatest boxer ever produced by the Dark Continent….and he’s more than happy to conduct his future business affairs based out of the great fight city of Liverpool, writes Glynn Evans.
The spidery 5ft 9in southpaw is already a huge favourite on Merseyside after levelling home hero Paul Butler in the eighth round of a March 2015 defence of his IBF Super-Flyweight title. … Read ArticleComments Off on Zolani Tete battles Victor Ruiz on 6/4
For weeks now, fight fans may have read about the notion that pro boxing will be allowed in the Olympic games, beginning in Rio 2016. Well, it is now official, thanks to a vote by members of The AIBA, who voted in favour of approving the rule change. This means, in theory, that up to 26 pro boxers will be able to box at the Games, which of course start in August.… Read ArticleComments Off on It’s official now: pro boxers are now allowed to fight at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
There are some good judges who feel unbeaten Liverpool fighter Liam Smith, the reigning WBO super-welterweight champion, is one of the best largely unknown world champions in the sport right now. Smith wants to prove his worth and at the same time boost his global profile with a big fight. The 27-year-old makes the second defence of his title on Saturday night, when he faces once-beaten Predrag Radosevic at The Echo Arena in his hometown, … Read ArticleComments Off on Liam Smith says if a reasonable offer is made, he’ll definitely take Canelo Alvarez fight
GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ, Mexico’s undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world champion with the matinee idol looks, two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated No. 1 featherweight contender ÓSCAR VALDEZ, undefeated Top-10 world-rated welterweight contender JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR , his opponent FRANCISCO SANTANA and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM will host a Los Angeles news conference Next Tuesday May 31. The participants will be announcing their title fights on the Terence Crawford – Viktor Postol … Read ArticleComments Off on Zurdo Ramirez takes on Dominik Britsch on Crawford-Postol undercard
On May 21, three of the four world championships in the hot junior middleweight division were contested as Erislandy Lara defended his WBA title with a unanimous decision over Vanes Martirosyan; Jermall Charlo defended his IBF title with a unanimous decision over former champion Austin Trout and Jermell Charlo scored a come-from-behind stoppage over John Jackson to capture the WBC belt.… Read ArticleComments Off on Julian Williams targeting Jermall Charlo
The new doping test of the Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin, taken May 17, 2016, showed no traces of Meldonium. This was reported today by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) with reference to the results of analyses conducted by the laboratory in Los Angeles. The sample taken a week earlier also lacked traces of Meldonium. Thus, only one of Povetkin’s six samples revealed extremely low concentrations of the prohibited drug.
The new result proves that the … Read ArticleComments Off on Alexander Povetkin’s New Sample Clear – Ryabinsky to sue Team Wilder
Exciting and talented light-heavyweight puncher Artur Beterbiev looks to make up for lost time this Saturday in a fight to be televised live by ESPN. The former amateur great will take on Ezequiel Maderna in Montreal in what will be the 31-year-old’s first fight in almost a full year. The 9-0(9) contender suffered a bad right shoulder injury and needed surgery. Now, the Russian destroyer aims to take aim at the 175-pound champions, Sergey Kovalev … Read ArticleComments Off on Artur Beterbiev wants all the belts at light-heavyweight; and superstardom
For a man who claims he is the best light-heavyweight in the world, WBC king Adonis Stevenson has neither been overly active of late, nor has he been facing elite challengers. It seems we can totally forget about Stevenson and fellow 175-pound ruler Sergey Kovalev fighting, ever. It is a real shame that this, the biggest and best fight that can be made at light-heavyweight, appears destined to be filed under the, ‘what could’ve been’ … Read ArticleComments Off on Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams Jr – an easy or risky fight for “Superman?”
For a population of around 65million (tens of millions less than America) the UK boxing scene currently boasts a truly exceptional number of world champions – 13, in fact. America currently has just nine reigning world champions. Quite amazing, really. The success British fighters have been enjoying over the past year or so just keeps on growing. With Sunday’s fantastic, underdog win by Tony Bellew in capturing the WBC cruiserweight title, British boxing now boasts … Read ArticleComments Off on No unlucky number: British boxing now boasts 13 world champions – from heavyweight down to bantamweight