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Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin slam Mayweather vs. McGregor super fight

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Brook to return this year after successful eye surgery

Kell Brook has vowed to return to the ring by the end of the year after a successful operation on his fractured right eye socket. Brook sustained the injury in his clash with Errol Spence at Bramall Lane in Sheffield in May where he lost his IBF Welterweight crown to the American in front of a huge crowd at the home of Sheffield United FC. The Special One was hampered by the eye...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Adrien Broner goes on rant about being underdog vs Garcia in pre-fight presser (VIDEO)

Adrien Broner spent some time Tuesday lobbying why he shouldn’t be a five-to-one underdog in his upcoming fight against Mikey Garcia, but didn’t do a great job of it.Broner went on a rant that basically entailed him having more money than many others, which is why they “hate on him,” apparently. Because he has “cold hard cash.”“Even a monkey needs cash,” Broner said...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward Andre Wards, Stops Sergey Kovalev

It just wouldn’t be an Andre Ward fight without him pissing off droves of fans and assorted boxing figures. Sometimes he deserves it. Sometimes he doesn’t. Saturday brought us a little of both as he beat Sergey Kovalev by stoppage.This is how it went in the light heavyweight match-up of arguably the two best men in the sport, who ascended to those spots by facing each other in...
Via The Queensbury Rules
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward admits his low punches were ‘borderline’

Andre Ward won his rematch with Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night in Las Vegas via 8th-round stoppage in what was viewed by some — including Ward himself — as a controversial finish.Ward won the last meeting between the two by unanimous decision, but this time he received a TKO victory after referee Tony Weeks stopped the fight in the 8th. What was odd was Weeks allowed Ward to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Claressa Shields defeats Sydney LeBlanc to claim WBC Silver belt

Claressa Shields defeated Sydney LeBlanc in the Detroit Brawl on Friday night at the Masonic Temple in Detroit via decision to claim the vacant WBC Silver female super middleweight title. Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was originally scheduled to fight Mery Rancier, but Rancier had to drop from the bout earlier this week due to visa issues. After the fight, Shileds said...
Via Excelle Sports
5 days ago

Saunders itching to get back in the ring

After close to two years of inactivity due to career-threatening injuries, North East boxing sensation Bradley Saunders (12-1) is finally fed up with the normal life and heads back to the ring on June 23rd in Newcastle. The latest JDNXTGEN show will play host to the dramatic comeback and will be televised live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports Facebook from the Walker Activity Dome on...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago

Deontay Wilder, heavyweight boxing champion, charged with marijuana possession

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has been charged with marijuana possession. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police said in a statement that they arrested Wilder on Wednesday after they found marijuana in his Cadillac Escalade. They say they stopped Wilder for a window tint violation. The department says officers got permission to search the vehicle after smelling...
Via The Denver Post
7 days ago

Boxing champion Wilder arrested for marijuana possession

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has been arrested for marijuana possession. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police said in a statement that they arrested Wilder on Wednesday after they found marijuana in his Cadillac Escalade. They say they stopped Wilder for a window tint violation. The department says officers got permission to search the vehicle after...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 days ago

Mayweather vs. McGregor is a go, and it will be a one-sided clowning

Well, that just happened.Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, a showdown between the best boxer of his generation and the biggest star in mixed martial arts, is a go for Aug. 26 at junior middleweight.There will be more to say on this soon. But for now:Do not, repeat do NOT, expect anything remotely competitive. McGregor is making his debut as a pro boxer. His DEBUT. There are Olympians...
Via The Queensbury Rules
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight confirmed for August 26

The long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is officially on.The news was first reported by Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, and confirmed by both fighters on social media. The fight will be in Las Vegas on an all-boxing card, though a venue has not been formalized yet, according to Iole. It is currently slated to be held at MGM Grand Garden, but could yet shift...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Claressa Shields finds last minute replacement for Friday night’s fight

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields has found a last-minute replacement opponent for Friday night’s fight in Sydney LeBlanc, who is stepping in on three days’ notice, promoter Dmitriy Salita announced Wednesday. Shields was scheduled to face Mery Rancier, but Rancier, who is from the Dominican Republic, dropped from the bout due to visa issues. LeBlanc (4-1-1) has...
Via Excelle Sports
8 days ago

GoFundMe for boxer Daniel Franco raising a lot of money

Daniel Franco was placed in a medically-induced coma after his fight against Jose Haro on Saturday night, and fans have been coming to his aid to help pay for medical expenses.As of Wednesday morning, a GoFundMe page that was set up by Franco’s father and trainer, Al Franco, had raised nearly $30,000.“Ok everyone, Daniel suffered head trauma in his fight in Iowa and he had to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxing HOFer Evander Holyfield: “My mom wouldn’t let me quit”

CANASTOTA, N.Y. — Evander Holyfield, boxing’s only four-time world heavyweight champion, was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and “The Real Deal” delivered one more time. The youngest of nine children, Holyfield spent nearly his entire speech crediting his mother and his siblings for much of his success. “This Hall of Fame thing is all about the...
Via The Denver Post
11 days ago

Column: The crazy life of boxer Johnny Tapia

Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson to Chris Christie: Where’s my Trump pardon?

In what felt like a satirical black comedy moment, Mike Tyson jabbed out an unlikely and uncomfortable request to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while on stage at the NJ Reentry Corporation’s Prisoner conference at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City.“Man, governor I wish you could talk to Donald Trump, cause I haven’t talked to him in many years,” Tyson said about...
Via Sportsnaut
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali will be subject of new Ken Burns PBS documentary

Two years after covering the career and life of Jackie Robinson, Ken Burns will devote another of his acclaimed documentaries to an iconic figure in sports. On Wednesday, PBS announced that Burns will produce and direct a two-part, four-hour documentary on Muhammad Ali.Production on the project actually began last year, with Burns once again sharing directing and producing duties...
Via Awful Announcing
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss
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