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Bradley vs. Chaves: Full fight announcement presser and face off

As 2014 comes to an end, the year of boxing has a so-so year as far as quality, entertaining fights goes, but Dec. 13 can help end the year on a bright note when former welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley takes on Diego Chaves at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This will mark the second time Chaves will fight at the Cosmo, as he gave Brandon Rios all he could handle in a rough-and...
Via Fight Hub TV
16 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Video: Croatian boxer punches and beats on referee at European 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
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing Three Impressive KO’s: Gennady Golovkin, Nicholas Walters, and Damacio Page

On one of the few weekends with no UFC event there was still plenty of action in the combat sports world. Leading the way was HBO Boxing which put on an excellent two fight card that saw two exciting KO’s from Gennady Golovkin and Nicholas Walters. They were preceded by Damacio Page’s picture perfect knockout of Brian Hall at Legacy 36 to win their first flyweight title. Each...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

24/7 Hopkins vs. Kovalev, Full Episode

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – With the fight rapidly approaching, cameras follow ‘The Alien’ Bernard Hopkins and Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev. While Hopkins discusses the uniqueness of being a true champion at 49 years of age, Kovalev shares his humble beginnings and gives viewers insight to his personal life. ***** “Hopkins vs. Kovalev” is a 12-round unification bout for the IBF...
Via BadCulture
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kathy Duva, Ryan Bivins & Joey Dawejko Weigh-In

PHILADELPHIA, PA – BadCulture.net correspondent Darryl Cobb had the opportunity to catch-up with Main Events CEO Kathy Duva, our very own Ryan Bivins (making his professional debut this Saturday), and Joey Dawejko. Every one is locked in and ready for a great show Saturday night. Kathy Duva gives us a little insight into what may be in the future for Main Events in boxing! Sweet...
Via BadCulture
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rahman Bros. File Suit Against Floyd Mayweather

LAS VEGAS, NV – Cover photo courtesy of Hustleboss.com According to documents filed with the Clark Country District Court in Nevada, brothers Sharif  and Hasim Rahman Jr., (sons of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman Sr.)  have filed suit against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mayweather Promotions, and Showtime Network alleging intentional misconduct stemming from unsanctioned boxing...
Via BadCulture
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Algieri training in Vegas at Palazzo in preparation for Manny Pacquiao

Beginning October 19, undefeated Chris Algieri will begin training at The Palazzo for his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao. Algieri will train in a custom gym at The Palazzo through November 13 and is giving boxing fans the ultimate opportunity - the chance to watch training sessions. "The Palazzo has rolled out the red carpet for me," said boxer Chris Algieri. "...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

24/7 Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev debuts Saturday night

In anticipation of the fall boxing season’s signature event – the world light heavyweight unification battle between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev on November 8th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev,” an exhilarating one episode, 30-minute special examining the upcoming mega-showdown. In the highly-anticipated 175-pound title fight set for the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxer Emanuel Augustus Shot in the Back of the Head

Emanuel Augustus is well known in the boxing community as a fighter who would fight anyone on short notice and give the fans a show. Even gave Floyd Mayweather a tough fight back 2000. Sadly, he is fighting for his life now. Beloved journeyman Emanuel Augustus was shot Monday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and remains hospitalized, according to newspaper The Advocate. “I just...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Canelo Alvarez, Carl Froch, Danny Garcia And Others

I can’t promise you any fights with novelty value like Muhammad Ali vs. Richard Pryor (pictured), but I can offer you a big fresh helping of boxing news. Round and Round is all about fights in the works, fights being cancelled and fights that have been made. Some of the biggest names of the sport are involved, as you can see from the title, so let’s just get right into it...
Via The Queensbury Rules
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather wins over $600k on Geno Smith's pick-six

The New York Jets looked like a lock to cover the spread against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, and then Geno Smith happened. The Broncos were favored by more than a touchdown everywhere and up to 9.5 points at some sportsbooks. With Denver leading by seven and just 15 seconds to go, Smith threw a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 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 fighthype.com. “It’s a fight for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 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

- See more at: http://www.thesportsfanjournal.com/sports/boxing/charlie-powell-dead-bo-jackson-boxing-football/#sthash.M84ZWxwi.dpuf
Via The Sports Fan Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Tyson curses out reporter on live TV

Mike Tyson clearly doesn’t care about letting you know exactly how he feels about you. Tyson did an interview with a Canadian news network. The interviewing reporter, Nathan Downer, asked Tyson whether or not his rape conviction would negatively effect Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford, since Tyson is a Ford supporter. What follows could only be described as pure comedy. http://youtu.be/FDdSVYmp714
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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