BOXING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Manny Pacquiao in negotiations to fight Amir Khan

My, my, my, how times have changed.After dismissing Amir Khan for years, Manny Pacquiao announced on Wednesday that he is in talks to fight the Brit. Khan has long pushed for fights against Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao, but neither materialized. It always seemed like he was Charlie Brown only to have the football pulled away just as he was about to kick it.Back in 2015, he thought...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. press tour photos & quotes

Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) hosted a press conference in New York City and Mexico City in recent days, and the fans for both fighters came out in throngs and lined up early to get close to Canelo and Chávez, Jr. at the event. Canelo and Chávez, Jr. will meet on Cinco de Mayo weekend, Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez presser quotes & notes

The Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez press conference was held today in Quebec City for this Friday night’s championship fight between undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and former super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada. The 12-round Bute vs. Alvarez...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Broner Def. Granados By Split Decision; Peterson Edges Avanesyan

Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion Broner eking out a split decision victory from Cintas Center at Xavier University in his hometown of Cincinnati.     The fight, which was scored 97-93 Broner, 97-93 Granados and 96-94 Broner, was a tale of accuracy vs activity. Granados...
Via BadCulture
2 days ago

Deontay Wilder believes he can save boxing’s heavyweight division

Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by. Wilder and his girlfriend recognized Andrew Zimmern, who stars in the “Bizarre Foods” show on the Travel Channel. More telling, perhaps, was that Zimmern recognized him. “I’m a big fan, champ,” Zimmern said before engaging Wilder in a friendly...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights

Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by. Wilder and his girlfriend recognized Andrew Zimmern, who stars in the ''Bizarre Foods'' show on the Travel Channel. More telling, perhaps, was that Zimmern recognized him. ''I'm a big fan, champ,'' Zimmern said before engaging Wilder in a friendly chat...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former boxer Michael Watson shaken by suspected car-jacking

LONDON (AP) Former boxer Michael Watson appealed for witnesses on Sunday after he was involved in a ''very frightening'' suspected car-jacking. The 51-year-old Watson, who was left partially disabled after suffering a near-fatal brain injury during a WBO super-middleweight title fight with Chris Eubank in 1991, was attacked Thursday while in a car with a friend in London. Watson...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Results & photos: Adrien Broner defeats Adrian Granados via split decision, Lamont Peterson & Marcus Browne win

Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion Broner eking out a split decision victory from Cintas Center at Xavier University in his hometown of Cincinnati. The fight, which was scored 97-93 Broner, 97-93 Granados and 96-94 Broner, was a tale of accuracy vs activity. Granados (18-5-2,...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago

Vasyl Lomachenko has respect for Jason Sosa

Not only has Vasyl Lomachenko become one of the most impressive fighters in the world in just over three years as a pro, he also likes to make people laugh. Lomachenko was asked this week if, when he looks in the mirror, he sees the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. "It is very hard to answer the question because when I look in the mirror I don't think about who the pound...
Via LA Daily News
6 days ago

Lomachenko To Challenge Sosa For Featherweight Title on April 8

Two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist VASYL LOMACHENKO and World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion JASON “El Canito” SOSA will battle for Lomachenko’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title, Saturday, April 8, at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. The fight between the two world champions...
Via BadCulture
8 days ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr. gives Conor McGregor ultimatum for potential fight

The social media slap fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor just won’t stop.Mayweather on Tuesday denied rumors that him and McGregor agreed to a deal to make their much-anticipated boxing match a reality. The UFC champion responded with a tweet taking a shot at the boxing legend, which prompted a counterpunch from Mayweather, who gave McGregor an ultimatum of sorts...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mayweather, McGregor reach agreement for fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor have reportedly taken a huge step toward actually getting in the ring together.According to The Sun, McGregor flew to the United States on Monday to work out a deal with Mayweather for a fight. The agreement has not been formally signed because of a “third party hold-up,” but both Conor and Floyd are said to have outlined the financial...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Mile High’ Mike Alvarado has the fire to get back to the top

Former World Boxing Organization junior welterweight champion and Denver boxing royalty “Mile High” Mike Alvarado is stepping back into the ring. Alvarado, who is trying to climb his way back up the professional ladder after a series of setbacks, both professionally and legally, joined The Final Word on Mile High Sports Radio to discuss his maturation as a person and a fighter...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago

Pierre Garçon Trains With Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne

This is how serious Pierre Garçon is about his offseason conditioning: he enlisted some workout help from former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne.
Via Redskins.com
14 days ago

Claressa Shields Set To Headline ShoBox On March 10th

Claressa Shields will continue to make boxing history in just her second professional fight. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will headline the March 10th edition of Shobox: The New Generation. Her appearance makes her the first female professional boxer to headline a show on a premium cable network. Taking place at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Shields looks to dazzle in front of...
Via BadCulture
15 days ago

Olympian Claressa Shields to become first woman to headline boxing card on premium TV

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields is set to make another achievement in the boxing ring. At the 2016 Olympic Games, Shields became the first American woman to defend the championship title, and for her next fight, she will be the first woman to headline a boxing card on premium television. The fight will be the main event on Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation”...
Via Excelle Sports
15 days ago

ESPN and Golden Boy announce agreement to televise new fight series

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions are bringing a whole lot of boxing to the ESPN airwaves.The two companies announced Thursday a multi-year agreement that will televise 18 fights in 2017 alone and more in subsequent years. The first fight will air March 23 on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, and subsequent bouts are scheduled every two or three weeks from then through December. Fighters have...
Via Awful Announcing
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bernard Hopkins reflects on his 30 years in boxing

Bernard Hopkins sits down with Forbes SportsMoney to discuss his transformation from a criminal past to a boxing icon, and his transition to the business world as his fighting career winds down.
Via YES Network
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Boxer throws table at rival during press conference

If we Americans thought the trash-talking that happens prior to boxing matches here in the states were pretty insane, we legitimately have nothing on the Brits. In a press conference prior to their upcoming fight, British boxers Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte got into a verbal jab match that rivals anything we’ve seen from professionals here in the United States. The talking...
Via Sportsnaut
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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