BOXING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Amir Khan: I could do MMA; I'm fast and boxers hit harder

Amir Khan is facing the biggest fight of his boxing career, and he's feeling pretty confident in his skills.And not just as they relate to his showdown Saturday with Canelo Alvarez. Khan thinks he's got the speed and power to fight MMA, as well.That may be news to MMA fans, who routinely mock boxing's best, such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., and predict first-round finishes if they ever...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shane Mosley says he saved a baby from car wreck

In the boxing ring, Shane Mosley might be one of the best fighters of his generation, a champion who has won eight titles throughout his storied career. But over the weekend, he did something that is more heroic than anything that has ever taken place in the ring.  That's when, according to a report from KCal 9 in Los Angeles, Mosley and his girlfriend helped pull a baby out of...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan throws box of trash at Victor Ortiz after fight

Victor Ortiz was hit in the head with a box of trash thrown by a fan after his defeat to Andre Berto at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on Saturday night. Ortiz lost his rematch with Berto after being knocked out in the fourth round. The fans in attendance, who initially backed the SoCal-based fighter, turned on him after they felt like he quit following the second knockdown of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Win a Khan-Canelo Fight Jacket

Listen for “Game Show Wednesday” during the Sports Junkies for your chance to win a Canelo vs. Khan fight jacket in celebration of the big showdown on May 7. Two of boxing’s biggest superstars, Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez and two-time Champion Amir Khan will collide in a mega-fight at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Courtesy of HBO Pay-Per-View
Via CBS DC
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather trademark filings indicate plans for comeback

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he was going to retire after his September win over Andre Berto, but there are increasing signs that he is considering a return to the sport. For starters, Mayweather helped promote a boxing card in Washington D.C. on Saturday night and said during an interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray that he has been talking with CBS and Showtime and “you never know...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't rule out fighting again

We all knew Floyd Mayweather Jr. wouldn’t go quietly into the good night. Mayweather, who loves to generate buzz about himself and stay relevant, retired back in September after destroying Andre Berto. But that doesn’t mean he’s done fighting for good. Mayweather has apparently been in talks with Showtime-CBS, and a future fight isn’t out of the realm of possibilities....
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack retains WBC title with majority draw against Bute

WASHINGTON (AP) Badou Jack retained his WBC super-middleweight title with a 12-round majority draw with Lucian Bute on Saturday night. Judge Stephen Rados scored the fight 117-111 for Jack, and Omar Minton and Glen Crocker both had it 114-114. Jack (20-1-2) had won four fights in a row heading into his second title defense. Jack said he still plans to move on to a unification...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao is "alarmed" by terrorist kidnapping plot in Philippines

Manny Pacquiao says that he was shocked and “alarmed” to learn about a terrorist group’s plot to kidnap him or someone from his family for ransom. He also was surprised that the Philippines’ president stated this information publicly in an interview. During the week, Philippines president Benigno Aquino revealed in an interview that Muslim group Abu Sayyaf had plans to abduct...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellew to fight Makabu for vacant WBC cruiserweight title

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Tony Bellew will fight Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title at Everton's Goodison Park stadium on May 29. Promoters announced the fight Friday. It will be a first world title fight for the Liverpool-born Bellew since moving up from light heavyweight. He says he's been training for months and ''this is the defining fight and night of my...
Via Associated Press
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Berto, Victor Ortiz, Andre Dirrell And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

There’s a cheeky weekend of boxing coming up. Not only is Victor “Facelube” Ortiz (pictured, weird) taking on Andre Berto in an extremely washed rematch, the Dirrell brothers are in action and Badou Jack is taking on Lucien Bute. Let’s get to the preview. Anthony Dirrell vs Caleb Truax, Friday, Spike, Atlantic City. It’s a super middleweight festival, with Anthony Dirrell...
Via The Queensbury Rules
5 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez, Nonito Donaire And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

Gennady Golovkin is back! The mere mention of the Kazakh knockout artist’s name used to send fans in paroxysms of joy, but it seems things are a bit more subdued this time around. There’s only so many times you can get excited for GGG vs Some Guy, I guess. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez is the support act, which sweetens the deal a little bit, though. There’s some other lower...
Via The Queensbury Rules
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pacquiao confirms retirement after beating Bradley

All the talk heading into the Pacquiao-Bradley bout was whether or not Manny would follow in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s footsteps and follow through with his retirement. Pacman defeated Bradley by unanimous decision, as all three judges scored it 116-110. The first question he was asked after the fight was about his retirement. Max Kellerman posed the question, and Pacquiao said...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Badou Jack vs. Lucian Bute Press Conf. Quotes & Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2016) – WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Badou Jack and former world champion Lucian Bute hosted a media roundtable on Friday night to discuss their championship showdown taking place Saturday, April 30 from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. and live on SHOWTIME. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with IBF...
Via BadCulture
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward clinches victory but not imagination

On Saturday night, for the 29th time in his professional career, Andre Ward took home a victory. Boxing fans got their first look at Ward as a light heavyweight, and while they saw him pitch a near shutout against a hungry undefeated Sullivan Barrera, the luster that usually follows Ward just wasn’t there. Even though Ward was facing a heavy underdog, boxing fans were excited...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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