MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (April 4, 2016) – Always tough Patrick “Punisher” Hyland (31-1, 15 KOs) will be fighting for Irish boxing history Saturday, April 16 as he challenges WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs) in the 12-round main event, airing live on SHOWTIME from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.… Read ArticleComments Off on Hyland motivated for Russell Jr. fight
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell woke from an induced coma. Twenty-four hours later, on Sunday, he was talking to family and close friends at his bedside.
Nick had been placed in an induced coma following a British middleweight title contest at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday, March 26. Contrary to early reports, though, his bleed was outside the brain – on the skull, in fact – and was minor enough … Read ArticleComments Off on Nick Blackwell wakes from coma
It was at the expense of a fighter who had already achieved greatness that Manny Pacquiao first began to do the same. Back in November of 2003, Pacquiao, still somewhat unknown on the word stage despite having won world titles in two weight classes, challenged Mexican star Marco Antonio Barrera (in a non-title fight) – what followed was a brutal and one-sided fight.… Read ArticleComments Off on Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera reveals how he could have fought Oscar Larios instead of Manny Pacquiao in 2003
Superstar Manny Pacquiao was almost the victim of as physical assault yesterday in Hollywood, California as he enjoyed a luncheon at a Japanese restaurant. According to reports in Philippine media outlets, Pacquiao was attacked in the parking lot of the establishment as he was getting into his Ferrari. An assailant, a white male, threw a punch at Manny and shouted foul language at him.… Read ArticleComments Off on Manny Pacquiao attacked in Hollywood, California; refuses to call the police
Arthur Abraham (44-4, 29 KOs) is promising his best ever performance when he steps through the ropes to defend his WBO World Super Middleweight title against Gilberto Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The two-weight World Champion, who will be making his Las Vegas debut on the undercard of Manny Pacqiauo’s farewell fight with Timothy Bradley, knows he must bring his A-game to defeat the rising Mexican … Read ArticleComments Off on Abraham promising best performance against Ramirez
Like a good number of people, reigning and undefeated WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder sees this Saturday night’s IBF heavyweight title fight between defending belt-holder Charles Martin and challenger Anthony Joshua as a very close, hard to call fight. Some say the fight has come too soon in the career of the 2012 Olympic gold medallist, while others say Martin is still very much the unproven article himself.… Read ArticleComments Off on Deontay Wilder sees Charles Martin-Anthony Joshua fight as “50-50 – too close to call”
Fight fans the world over who appreciate a gutsy warrior, will always have a soft spot for Polish tough guy Tomasz Adamek. The 39-year-old announced his retirement from the sport he helped make popular last night in his homeland, after suffering just the fifth defeat, and just the second stoppage defeat, of his hugely entertaining 17-year pro career.
Adamek was stunned in the 10th-round by Eric Molina, this loss coming in a fight that came … Read ArticleComments Off on Tomasz Adamek – an appreciation
In a recent interview, unbeaten heavyweight champion Tyson Fury referred to upcoming IBF title challenger and 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Anthony Joshua as “useless” and “totally unable to defend himself.” Joshua, though he is not at all prone to engaging in anything approaching disrespectful trash-talk, hasn’t taken too long to respond. Speaking with Mail Online, the man who will challenge IBF ruler Charles Martin on Saturday night at The O2, suggests Fury concentrate on … Read ArticleComments Off on Anthony Joshua responds to Tyson Fury criticism: Who does Fury kid himself he is – the second coming of Sugar Ray Robinson!
Proving that nice guys, and very hard working guys, can finish first, 33-year-old Eric Molina traveled to Krakow, Poland and scored the biggest win over his career at the expense of Tomasz Adamek last night. The Mexican/American known as “Drummer Boy” landed a booming right hand to head to take out of the former light-heavyweight and cruiserweight king; picking up the biggest win of his career to date.… Read ArticleComments Off on Eric Molina wants to make history as first Mexican heavyweight champ – how about a return fight with fellow Mexican/American Chris Arreola first?
BOB ARUM: This is a very interesting promotion as far as I’m concerned. A lot of people are concentrating on the new and improved Tim Bradley. Manny Pacquiao with his right arm now totally repaired – he has had that torn rotator cuff since before the De La Hoya fight. A lot of athletes are able to perform well with a torn rotator cuff – a lot of pitchers in the major leagues are able … Read ArticleComments Off on Pacquiao talks Bradley fight