BOXING RUMORS & GOSSIP

DC Commission to WBC: Lucian Bute failed doping test

WASHINGTON (AP) Lucian Bute failed a doping test after his super middleweight title bout against Badou Jack, the World Boxing Council said it was notified by the D. C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission. The WBC said Thursday that the D.C. commission revealed it found the banned substance Ostarine. Bute and Jack fought to a majority draw in the April 30 bout in Washington. The...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Claressa Shields wins gold at women’s world championships, USA Boxing finishes 3rd in medal count

2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) continued her incredible reign on Friday with a championship bout victory at the 2016 Women’s World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. Shields is the first American female boxer ever to win two elite world titles and the first U.S. boxer to claim consecutive world championships since Eric Griffin in 1991 and 1993 prior...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Morales: Shane Mosley and his love for boxing strong at 44

#x201c;Sugar#x201d; Shane Mosley was laughing, getting a big kick out of how antsy his trainer - all-time great fighter Roberto Duran - is for Saturday. That's when Mosley will take on David Avanesyan of Russia in the welterweight main event from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. (on CBS Sports Network).
Via LA Daily News
2 days ago

Showtime sues Pacquiao’s promoter over Mayweather fight issue

Showtime is suing Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank Inc., in an attempt to get the promotional company to help cover some legal expenses they have incurred. You may recall that after Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May, the Filipino immediately complained that he was fighting with a shoulder injury. Pacquiao’s injury was cited as a big reason why the fight was such...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner calls Floyd Mayweather ‘irrelevant’

Former world champion Adrien Broner never stops running his mouth, and his arrogant, cocky demeanor has made him the biggest villain in the boxing world since Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired. The beef between he and Mayweather was finally winding down, but out of nowhere, Broner released a diss track a few days ago and went off on The Money Team. To talk about it, Broner went on a radio...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lebedev stops Ramirez to unify WBA, IBF cruiserweight belts

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's Denis Lebedev stopped Argentina's Victor Emilio Ramirez in the second round to unify the WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles on Saturday. Lebedev, who came in as the WBA champion, hit Ramirez with hard left uppercuts early in the second round, eventually knocking down the Argentine. Ramirez beat the count and continued, but within seconds he was overwhelmed...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxer Jermain Taylor avoids prison time for 3 felony charges

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Boxer Jermain Taylor has avoided prison time on several felony charges stemming from three separate incidents in Arkansas, including firing a gun at a Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Taylor was the professional middleweight boxing champion from 2005 until 2007, and he also won a bronze medal in boxing at the 2000 Olympics. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather spends $1K each haircut, gets multiple per week

Nothing is more important to Floyd Mayweather Jr. than his image, so we really shouldn’t be surprised to hear how much he spends on haircuts. Still, we can’t help but shake our head at it. TMZ recently spoke with Jackie Starr, who is Mayweather’s stylist and has been cutting his hair since 2009. It sounds like a pretty good gig for her, as Floyd pays $1,000 per haircut and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury goes off on religious, racist rant

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is already known for making extremely controversial statements based on his religious beliefs. He’s not going to stop, either, apparently. Fury launched into an hour-long interview, posted on YouTube by Sports View London, in which he attacks Jews, homosexuals and the LGBT community as a whole, among other groups of people who are going...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Fury Wants Deontay Wilder Fight After Klitschko Rematch?

In November 2015 Tyson Fury travelled Germany to fight the- what seemed like- unstoppable world heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko. However, one of boxing’s biggest ever shocks took place. Fury smartly out-pointed Klitschko, winning via the judges’ scorecard, and taking his shiny belts back to England. He soon after explained that the other world champion, Deontay Wilder...
Via BadCulture
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Results: Kubrat Pulev wins decision over Dereck Chisora

Kubrat Pulev won the European Heavyweight title and an IBF eliminator heavyweight bout by winning a 12-round split decision over Dereck Chisora. Pulev controlled the action with quick combinations and Chisora was never able to get in a groove to land any hard power shots. Pulev won by scores of 118-110 and 116-112. It seemed clear that he deserved the decision, but one judge saw...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Glorious delusions: Canelo vs. Khan preview and prediction

“I like you. You have a goal, and you have the balls to reach that goal. You have this blind, stupid belief in yourself.” —Reverend Fred Sultan Whether it’s an unscrupulous boxing promoter in “The Great White Hype” speaking to the guy trying to take him down or me thinking about Amir Khan, the point holds. Amir Khan is a world-class fighter and a top five-ish contender...
Via The Queensbury Rules
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Before becoming world champ Canelo Alvarez sold Popsicles

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez didn’t always fight for a living. Before he became world champion, Alvarez was in the family business of selling Popsicles and ice cream in Mexico. His brother, Rigoberto, a former titleholder in boxing, recalled to ESPN how Canelo was too embarrassed to go out selling Popsicles on city buses. “The first time, Canelo came back with all the Popsicles...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner Gets Deep With The Breakfast Club (Video)

Adrien Broner is back in news and it’s not due to any legal infractions… Mr. AB aka About Billions paid a visit to the Breakfast Club to hold court with the hosts and give watchers a candid look into the what makes him tick. Charlamagne is no holds barred as usual when asking AB about his criminal activity, actions outside of the ring and more.
Via BadCulture
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 20 pound-for-pound boxers in 2016

Welcome to our first pound-for-pound list of 2016. If it seems overdue, it’s because the first couple months offered little prospect for movement. Manny Pacquiao’s departure shakes thing up a little, and Takashi Uchiyama’s loss leaves another vacancy. There are two new entrants, then, including Kell Brook. As always, this is partially an exercise in catching up with what...
Via The Queensbury Rules
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Badou Jack Gets Oddball Draw, James DeGale Wins And Struggles

Badou Jack turned in about three-fourths of a sterling performance Saturday on Showtime against Lucian Bute, who had been resurgent but found his offense stymied and ribcage pummeled for most of the 12 rounds. And then the bout ended with, somehow, a draw. The doubleheader also saw James DeGale in the ring as a preview for a potential showdown with Jack, and Jack outdid DeGale against...
Via The Queensbury Rules
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez vs Lomachenko / Verdejo vs Martinez – Set for 6/11

NEW YORK (April 28, 2016) — You better believe Saturday night’s alright for fighting, especially in New York on Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend! Three-time world champion ROMAN “Rocky” MARTINEZ and World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight world champion VASYL LOMACHENKO will go mano a mano for Martinez’s WBO junior lightweight world title and the boxing gem of Puerto...
Via BadCulture
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Weir promoted to New Mexico State head coach

The New Mexico State Aggies have found their next head basketball coach. On Tuesday, CBS Sports reported that Paul Weir, who spent the last five seasons as associate head coach and nine total seasons on the staff, has been promoted to the head coaching position with an agreement in principle reached. The New Mexico State coaching vacancy became available when Marvin Menzies left...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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