Both Tony Bellew and David Haye have options, quite a few in fact. WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew has a number of potentially big and financially rewarding fights at 200-pounds, where the proud Liverpool man could try and unify the division, while Haye, who has a fight upcoming in December (opponent still to be determined) has possible big money fights with the likes of Anthony Joshua (really big money!) and maybe Shannon Briggs on the horizon.… Read Article
It seems fans can, at the very least, pencil the date of December 10 in their diary, with the date underlined for a massive heavyweight event. Eddie Hearn, speaking with BBC Radio 5 Live, said that the deal between the two fighters “is there” and that all that needs to be sorted out now is the sanctioning requests. Hearn said that as long as the governing bodies are happy, the fight WILL go ahead, likely … Read Article
In a brawl from start to finish, World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) chopped down a game but limited 37-year-old BJ Flores (32-3-1, 20 KOs) in a third round knockout on Saturday night to retain his WBC title in his first defense at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
Flores was put down on the canvas four times in getting dropped x 3 in the 2nd round, and x 1 in … Read Article
Tonight in Liverpool on the big Tony Bellew-BJ Flores bill, Olympic hero Luke Campbell scored one of the most impressive wins – if not the most impressive win – of his pro career, as he stopped the hugely experienced Derry Matthews in the 4th-round. Campbell, showing stunning accuracy and power, dropped the former interim WBA lightweight champion with two nasty left hands to the body, 33-year-old Matthews being counted out after his second trip to … Read Article
The 29-year-old WBC Silver lightweight champion Luke Campbell (15-1, 12 KOs) beat former world title challenger Derry Mathews (38-11-2, 20 KOs) by a 4th round knockout on Saturday night in front of a large pro-Mathews crowd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Mathews tried his best but he was knocked down three times in the before the bout was stopped in the 4th. One knockdown came in the 3rd and the other two came … Read Article
With welterweights Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman, arguably the two best 147-pound fighters operating today, set to meet next year (likely in March) there have been verbal barbs exchanged bwteeen the two. Thurman, unbeaten and the reigning WBA champion, laid into Garcia for choosing the unheralded Samuel Vargas, tweeting how Garcia should “enjoy your last cherry of the year…..I’ll be waiting to take that green belt in 2017!”… Read Article
Dan Rafael of ESPN.com has reported how the nominees for this year’s ballot for the Hall of Fame have been sent out to those writers who are eligible to vote, and there are three new names on the list: Evander Holyfield, Marco Antonio Barrera and Johnny Tapia. All three greats appear to be slam-dunks to get voted in and enshrined next summer, but in the opinion of many, cruiserweight and heavyweight legend Holyfield is even … Read Article
There are David Haye critics out there who claim the former WBA heavyweight champ has done his fans a disservice by not following up on his verbal agreement to face veteran Shannon Briggs in his next fight, one we thought might happen this past September. The ever-vocal Briggs, who plagued Haye with his “Let’s go Champ” war-cry and by travelling over to London, was “rewarded” with a fight on Haye’s May under-card.
The verbal agreement … Read Article
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming the rescue of his ex-enemy Adrien Broner … taking the boxing star into his home after Adrien’s Internet suicide scare … TMZ Sports has learned.
Floyd’s reps tell us Mayweather saw the post, and reached out to Adrien, inviting him to crash in his Vegas mansion until AB is feeling better.
“Floyd is taking care of Adrien” … says the rep. … Read Article
Reigning WBC welterweight champ and two-weight king Danny Garcia has not had anything that could be called a stellar year here in 2016. The unbeaten 28-year-old has boxed just once, winning a competitive 12-round decision over Robert Guerrero in January, and is set to face Samuel Vargas in an anticipated mismatch next month. Compared to previous years, when “Swift” took on and defeated quality fighters such as Amir Khan, Zab Judah and Lucas Matthysse, this … Read Article