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Full Hopkins-Kovalev undercard features Vyacheslav Glazkov, Nadjib Mohammedi, Sullivan Barrera

Before the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast of Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev and Sadam Ali vs. Luis Carlos Abregu, there's a busy undercard. Here's the full rundown. Fighting out of Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, 29-year-old Nadjib Mohammedi (35-3, 21 KOs) turned professional in 2005 and is eager to step through the ropes for his second consecutive fight on...
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Q&A interview with Ashley Theophane: Talks training with Floyd Mayweather in Vegas & the long road to success

England’s Ashley ‘Treasure’ Theophane, now residing in Las Vegas as one of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s fighters, reveals the adversities in his rise to success, his visions and what’s so special about training stateside. When many of the general public think of boxing stardom, the rags to riches connotations are often nothing but a mere Rocky dramatization. But so often it...
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ESPN To Present Murray vs. Spada

ESPN3, ESPN Deportes to Present Exclusive Live U.S. Coverage of Murray vs. Spada Middleweight Fight Live on Saturday Card Includes: Caballero vs. Hall IBF Bantamweight Title Fight and Budler vs. Zhong WBA Strawweight Title Fight   ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round Middleweight fight between England’s Martin Murray (28-1...
Via BadCulture
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Bulldogs Offer Evander Holyfield's Son Eljiah scholarship

Evander Holyfield, the five-time world heavyweight champion, just smiled when asked about his new title: Father of one of Georgia’s top football prospects for next year. Elijah Holyfield is a 4-star running back from Woodward Academy high school who has nearly 30 early scholarship offers. Boxing and football are two different sports, but the celebrity father and son have a lot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev predictions roundup

One of the most anticipated fights of the year, Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins vs. Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, has the boxing world split with the fight just weeks away. Check out this round-up of media predictions for Hopkins vs. Kovalev to see where everyone stands. (Answers compiled by Jack Obermayer) BOB VELIN (USA Today): "Kovalev might be the hardest puncher...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

‘USS’ Steve Cunningham Discharges Visinia in 7 Rounds

Steve Cunningham def. Natu Visinia after 7. Fighting his “biggest” opponent to date, ‘USS’ Steve Cunningham defeated Natu Visinia after 7 rounds. Visinia failed to answer to the call of the bell to start off round 8. Initiating contact early in the fight, Cunningham kept Visinia at bay with a hard snapping jabs while Visinia (who came into the ring 70+ heavier than Cunningham...
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Croatian boxer attacks referee

Vido Loncar, a Croatian boxer, viciously attacked a referee recently after losing his match to Lithuania’s Algirdas Baniulis at the European Youth Boxing Championships. According to The Guardian, the assault came just as the official was about to announce that Loncar had been defeated by Baniulis. Loncar first punched the ref in the face, knocking...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather posts photo evidence of a lost bet

Hear ye, hear ye, Floyd Mayweather has finally lost a bet. Red alert, the Midas Touch is no longer.
Via Gamedayr
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WATCH: Boxer viciously attacks referee at Euro Championships

A scary moment took place at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. It all started when a Croatian boxer (Vido Loncar) punched a referee with a wicked right-handed blow. The referee was then knocked down, but the boy did not stop. He stood over the ref and proceeded to beat on him with a flurry of punches. Until finally, he was...
Via The Sports Daily
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Manny Pacquiao Should Never Play Basketball (Video)

How well did Manny Pacquiao do? Let’s just that he should stick to one sport.  In the Filipino league, Manny Pacquiao debuted for Sorento and many spectators were curious to see how he would do. How long did PacMan actually play? Just about 7 minutes. If you want to picture him playing basketball, check out the highlights below. [BSO] The post Manny Pacquiao Should Never Play...
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GGG continues his reign of terror

Gennady Golovkin and Nicholas Walters share a lot more in common after Saturday night’s explosive fights in Carson California. Before “Mexican Style” the only common attribute between Golovkin (a Kazakhstan-native who’s won an Olympic silver medal) and Walters (a Jamaican-born fighter who trains in Panama) was their similarly impressive knockout records. Now, however, people...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

And Another One: GGG finishes Rubio in the 2nd Round (video)

Halloween came early inside of the StuHub Center in Carson, California were Marco Antonio Rubio would become just another victim on the list of boxing’s scariest man. Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin only needed under 2 rounds to dispose off Rubio with a left hook to the skull (everything after that was just for show) that would earn him the 18th consecutive KO/TKO finish of his now...
Via Fight Booth
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin scores second-round knockout win

Despite Marco Antonio Rubio coming into the bout at 181 pounds, nine pounds heavier than Gennady Golovkin, GGG was still able to make easy work of Rubio en route to a Round 2 KO victory at the StubHub Center in Carson, California Saturday night. In a bout that many felt wouldn’t last the full 12 rounds, Golovkin jumped out to a quick start and never looked back. Golovkin hurt Rubio...
Via Fight Hub TV
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arum says he has Froch lined up for Chavez Jr. in Jan.; Calls Mikey Garcia situation sad

With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. only fighting three times in the last two years, some are beginning to feel that the former middleweight titlist is wasting his career away while it’s in its prime. Chavez Jr. reportedly turned down a fight with current two-belt middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin, who fights Saturday night against Marco Antonio Rubio, and there has been little on what...
Via Fight Hub TV
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Sr. guarantees son will fight Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Sr. said this week that he is certain a fight between his son, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao will be taking place at some point in the near future. “That fight’s gonna happen. Trust me. That fight’s definitely gonna happen,” Floyd Sr. said in an interview with “It’s a fight for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Powell was the Bo Jackson of boxing

Charlie Powell was special. His physical abilities and athletic accomplishments are so impressive that in the pantheon of multi-sport greats, Powell deserves a spot alongside Bo Jackson and Jim Thrope.

A professional baseball and football player, as well as a boxer and standout on the basketball court and the track, there was little that Powell could not do. Earlier this month, this phenomena of modern sports passed away at the age of 82.

You might be thinking, “I’ve never heard of him. He can’t be that special.”

Can you name another man who boxed Muhammad Ali and sacked a defending NFL champion quarterback 10 times in a single game? Ever heard of another high school basketball star good enough to get begged to play with the Harlem Globetrotters who could also run a 100-yard dash in 9.6 seconds? Probably not.

He could have been an even better boxer than he was, had he just focused on one sport and caught the right breaks. Powell’s brother, Art (who was a four-time AFL All-Star wide receiver, with 81 touchdowns to his name), said in a quote to the LA Times recently:

“He was a serious fighter, and if the people handled him right, he might’ve been a champion. In boxing, it’s about knowing the fights to make — and not make. You shouldn’t pick your opponent until you get to the place you want. And you need good sparring partners. I always felt they cut him short on those things.”

Still, Powell managed to rise as high as the #4 heavyweight contender, despite the fact that he was boxing in the football offseasons, having to lose weight and gain it back with the changing of the seasons. It’s difficult to fathom any of football’s big men being able, much less willing, to endure that difficulty today.

This is a tribute to a fallen athlete that even 50 years after his heyday continues to amaze with us this athletic accomplishments

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Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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