As fans have most probably read, new IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua’s first title defence has been officially announced for expected venue The O2 in London, on June 25th (two weeks before world heavyweight champ Tyson Fury meets Wladimir Klitschko in their big rematch). Another big sell-out is anticipated, even though fans who are buying tickets do not yet know who the 16-0(16) Joshua’s challenger will be.… Read ArticleComments Off on Hearn now looking at Johann Duhaupas for Joshua’s first defence
NORTHPORT, ALA. (April 21, 2016) -Undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder hosted a media workout Tuesday at the Skyy Gym in Northport, Ala. as he prepares to become the first reigning American heavyweight champion to travel to Russia to defend his title.
In exactly one month, on Saturday, May 21, Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., will put his world title on the line against mandatory challenger and native Russian, Alexander Povetkin (30-1, … Read ArticleComments Off on Deontay Wilder talks Povetkin fight
Good morning everyone. It’s a bright, sunny, beautiful day here in Las Vegas. Thank you all for joining the call today. I just want to go over a few fight facts real quickly.
Tickets are on sale now, and they start as low as $25. They can be purchased online at Ticketmaster and all Ticketmaster locations. Our event will be live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT… Read ArticleComments Off on Jack-Bute & DeGale quotes
Though he is 44-years-old and way past his sizzling best, former pound-for-pound star “Sugar” Shane Mosley remains as ambitious as ever. The former lightweight, welterweight and super-welterweight champion announced his retirement after a corner retirement of a loss to Anthony Mundine in late 2013; only for Mosley to come back, in what could be called a “special attraction” type of fight with Ricardo Mayorga in a rematch, and then fight and defeat Patrick Lopez after … Read ArticleComments Off on Mosley far from done, says he wants Cotto, Marquez, Mayweather, Pacquiao after Avanesyan bout
Great moments in sports always carry with them a sense of sweet nostalgia. I’ll never forget how long that pass from Montana to Clark seemed to hang in the air and the violent rush of joy I felt when “The Catch” made history. I remember running around the living room, screaming at the top of my lungs and not having a care in the world because I knew that I was a part of something … Read ArticleComments Off on Tales of the Tape
On Wednesday night, DiBella Entertainment staged its popular Broadway Boxing series up north in the suburbs of Westchester County with an exciting card, in front of a passionate and lively crowd at the beautiful Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY.
In the evening’s main event, junior lightweight prospect Bryant “Peewee” Cruz returned for the first time since his ShoBox appearance in December, engaging Mexican Moises Delgadillo in a thrilling eight-round war of attrition. Cruz’ conditioning … Read ArticleComments Off on Bryant “Peewee” Cruz wins on Broadway Boxing
The fight is dubbed “Repeat or Revenge,” and next week in the city of Manchester in the UK, heavyweight rivals Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko will come face to face for the first time since their November fight, at the official press conference to announce the date and the venue of the anticipated return.
Press conferences can be dull affairs, merely a matter of formality. However, in light of the crazy, and highly amusing antics … Read ArticleComments Off on Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko to come face to face at Manchester press conference next week
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2016) – Austin Trout (30-2, 17 KOs), the former super welterweight world champion, is ready to collect his second world title on Saturday, May 21 when he meets IBF Junior Middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo in a 12-round match live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from The Chelsea, a one-of-a-kind 40,000-square-foot venue inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
“It’s my time,” said Trout. “My focus is amplified 10-fold. I’m … Read ArticleComments Off on Austin Trout takes on Jermall Charlo on 5/21
As has been reported previously, newly crowned IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is likely to face one of the following three opponents in his first title defence set for June 25th: Bermane Stiverne, Eric Molina or Dominic Breazeale. All three US heavyweights have strengths and weaknesses, and either fighter would make a good first title challenger for the 16-0(16) champ who has yet to be taken beyond the 7th-round.… Read ArticleComments Off on Joshua breaks down his three likely candidates: Stiverne, Molina, Breazeale
Reigning and undefeated IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook heard unbeaten hot prospect Errol Spence Junior call him out after his impressive stoppage win over Chris Algieri this past Saturday, and Brook, in speaking with Sky Sports, says a fight with the classy southpaw will be “interesting when he becomes the mandatory and we have to get it on.” However, Brook – who lists WBC welterweight ruler Danny Garcia as his first choice for his next … Read ArticleComments Off on Kell Brook: I just wonder if [Errol Spence Jr] has got a taste of Jeff Lacy about him