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Shannon Briggs tries to start a brawl with Wladimir Klitschko

Former two-time heavyweight titlist Shannon Briggs interrupted Wladimir Klitschko’s open media workout and tried to instigate a brawl with the boxing legend on Tuesday in South Florida. Michael Moorer separated the 42-year-old Briggs (55-6-1-1, 48 KOs) and the 38-year-old Klitschko (62-3, 53 KOs) before fists were thrown. Briggs last vacated the squared circle on June 28 after...
Via Sports by Colin
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev, Brandon Rios And Jessie Vargas

I can’t tell you why I find that photo so amusing, I just do. It has absolutely nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule (though there are fights in Wolverhampton, where that kid’s team is from, this week). There’s a split-site triple header on HBO, featuring Brandon Rios and Sergey Kovalev. At the time of writing, Rios’ opponent Diego Chaves is involved in some kind...
Via Bloguin Best
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Sr. picks Robert Duran over Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. in fantasy fight

So we all love talking fantasy fights. It is a theme amongst boxing fans in which it allows them to tout how great their favorite fighter was regardless of the era they were in. It makes for some fun and sometimes feisty fodder amongst fans but one thing is for sure, it makes whoever they are talking about relevant against the sands of time. Floyd Mayweather Sr. is no different from...
Via Fight Hub TV
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Golovkin: From Cotto to Canelo; Chavez Jr. to Froch

Saturday night, in front of a crowd of 8,572, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin took care of business against Daniel Geale. From the starting bell the Kazakhstan warrior dictated the tempo. But Daniel Geale looked determined to somehow make this fight go the distance. He landed a decent upper cut early in the round, and later landed a big right hook. In the later portions of the round,...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao laughed at Drake’s impression of him singing

One of Drake’s more notable bits when he hosted the ESPYs a few weeks ago was the skit he did mocking Manny Pacquiao. Drake dressed like Pac-Man and did a great impression of Manny singing. The bit was funny overall — Drake’s impression of Pacquiao was spot-on — but does that mean it went over […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eroded boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. batters journeyman Courtney Fry

Roy Jones Jr. scored a fifth round TKO over British contender Courtney Fry on Saturday at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. While the 39-year-old (18-6, 6 KOs) Fry seemed reluctant to throw fists, Jones (58-8, 41 KOs) used solid head movement and landed punches from multiple angles to fluster the outclassed Englishman. Jones ultimately floored Fry with a left hook in...
Via Sports by Colin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin would brutalize Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden

Russian badass Gennady Golovkin scored a third round TKO victory over Australian Daniel Geale to successfully defend the WBA and IBO middleweight belts Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) floored the 33-year-old Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) in the second and then continued to mercilessly stalk the bleeding Aussie. Sensing a beaten man, Golovkin exchanged punches...
Via Sports by Colin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, Bernard Hopkins, Socks, T-Shirts

(Blake Caparello, left, Sergey Kovalev, right; photo by Tim Starks) There is more than one way to interpret a t-shirt. Case in point: At a New York City happy hour Saturday for media meant to hype next weekend’s HBO showdown between light heavyweight power punching sensation Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, whose promoter fancies his boxing skills to cause Kovalev problems, was...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Cent trolls Floyd Mayweather about ex-fiancee and Nelly

50 Cent is at it again. Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-fianceé Shantel Jackson celebrated her birthday on Friday. Her new boo Nelly made sure to post a few photos wishing her happy birthday. By now, you know fiddy’s get down, troll Floyd about Nelly taking Ms. Jackson. Nelly put this up @floydmayweather DAMN da n*gga really took your lady Champ. It’s @missjackson birthday. Smh...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson wants Jamie Foxx to play him in Biopic

Former boxing champ Mike Tyson says he and actor Jamie Foxx have discussed the two collaborating on a movie about Tyson’s life. “Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he’s willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story,” Tyson said during a conference call to promote his one-man show in Toronto, via the AP and USA TODAY Sports. ”I think...
Via Low Brow Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Friday Night Fights: Undercard Results Part 1

Chicago, IL ~~~ The fans at the UIC Pavilion got a fairly good boxing display on the non-televised portion of ESPN Friday Night Fights. A seemingly rising star and a good toe-to-toe boxing match got the energy up fast. Chicago-native, welterweight Semajay Thomas opened the card up with a bang. He finished his opposition Charon […] The post ESPN Friday Night Fights: Undercard Results...
Via Outside Analysis
4 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Friday Night Fights Official Weigh-in Results

Chicago, IL ~~~ Some of boxing big names were in attendance at the official weigh-in for the July 25th installment of ESPN Friday Night Fights. Former heavyweight champion Chris Byrd was among the large crowd inside of the Haymarket Pub and Brewery. The crowd witnessed a tense exchange between Roberto “La Amenza” Garcia and Breidis […] The post ESPN Friday Night Fights Official...
Via Outside Analysis
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves: Rios media workout highlights

Brandon Rios is set to make his return after almost 9 months since his last bout which was a loss to Manny Pacquiao in what looks to be a tough match with Argentine Diego Chaves in Las Vegas. The bout will be on HBO at The Cosmopolitan and offers Chaves the chance to get a big name on his resume. For his part, Brandon Rios looks to put the Pacquiao loss behind him and wants to show...
Via Fight Hub TV
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson to present Holyfield during induction into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame: Report

Mike Tyson will get another chance to chew on the ear of Evander Holyfield when he will present Holyfield at his induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame next month.Tyson, who famously took a bite of his opponent's ear during a 1997 title fight and was disqualified, is sure to lay on the shtick when his most famous opponent is inducted at the Tropicana on Aug. 9.Since then...
Via The Other Paper
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather objects to Bieber question: That’s racial profiling

Some clueless, nosy reporter showed up to Floyd Mayweather’s press conference in Chicago this week and decided to question his relationship with fellow entertainers Johnny Manziel and Justin Bieber. Floyd didn’t care for the line of questioning and even suggested the woman was “racial profiling.” First NBC Chicago reporter Peggy Kusinski asked Floyd about his […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake parodies Manny Pacquiao singing in ESPYs skit (Video)

Drake filmed a parody of boxer Manny Pacquiao singing which aired during Wednesday night's ESPY awards.In the "Manny Pacquiao Sings" skit, Drake plays Pacquiao in a studio recording session as he sings his version of "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen (utilizing some Disney synergies here). Gary Cole co-stars as the over-enthusiastic music producer.As a basis...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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