Manny Pacquiao arrives in Los Angeles at LAX tonight; find flight information here

Team Pacquiao has sent out a message: Pacquiao Nation Assemble. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao arrives in the U.S. tonight, Saturday, October 22. Pacquiao and his team are scheduled to arrive at LAX International’s Tom Bradley Terminal aboard Philippine Airlines Flight 102 at 7:30 p.m. PT. To check the status of the flight, use this link and click “Flight Status”: https://www...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 hour ago

Why UFC 205 bout could join these legendary MSG nights

It is more than 17 years since Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis fought for the undisputed heavyweight championship at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 1999. That night, a sold-out crowd established a record gate of $10.8 million as Holyfield and Lewis fought to a controversial draw. The fight is remembered for poor judging more...
Via New York Post
16 hours ago

Oscar Valdez & Jessie Magdaleno discuss bouts on Pacquiao vs. Vargas PPV

Undefeated Oscar Valdez and undefeated No. 1 junior featherweight contender Jessie Magdaleno held a workout on Thursday at Jack Rabbit Boxing Club in Long Beach, Calif. Both men are in deep training for their respective championship fights which will take place as the co-features to the Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas welterweight title fight, on Saturday, November...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Robert Helenius promotional situation finally resolved, set to return in 2017

Team Sauerland and Nordic Nightmare Promotions are pleased to announce that a legal settlement was reached on Monday, October 10, 2016, relating to a contractual dispute regarding Finnish heavyweight star Robert Helenius. As a result of this agreement, both parties have agreed to mutually cease all legal proceedings, and have entered into a partnership to co-promote at least two...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Jessie Magdaleno says Nonito Donaire is past his prime

Upon arriving at Jackrabbit Boxing Club in Long Beach, a second look was needed Thursday to make sure that was really Jessie Magdaleno.His hair had gone from black to blonde.We thought perhaps Magdaleno dyed his hair as some sort of superstitious ritual that will help him realize his lifelong dream of winning a world title.
Via LA Daily News
1 day ago

Iqbal leads Bangladesh to 221-5, trailing England by 72

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal hit a patient 78 as Bangladesh reached 221-5 against England by stumpos on day two Friday of the first test. The hosts trail by 72 runs and could hope to gain a first-innings lead after bowling out England for 293 in the morning. Shakib Al Hasan was 31 not out, with nightwatchman Shafiul Islam yet to score after facing nine...
Via Associated Press
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Rio Reflections with boxer and two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields

Every Olympic year is emotional. The visions, goals and sacrifices day in and day out together accumulate to one moment in time. That moment is pivotal and life-changing, and is the absolute epitome of athletic excellence: the Olympic Games. The Rio Olympics were filled with stories of athletic triumphs, drug scandals and security mishaps. Yet, behind the scenes, there were the deeper...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

Eric Kelly on the ultimate ring entrance scenario

We're trading punches with former boxer and trainer Eric Kelly of VICE Sports. We asked Kelly about what would be the greatest song to walk to the ring to, and his response will have everybody wanting Cash Money to take over for the 99 and 2000.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner cited for battery, accused of choking waitress

Adrien Broner was cited by police for misdemeanor battery on Sunday morning after being accused of choking a waitress at a Las Vegas nightclub. TMZ Sports reports that the troubled boxer was accused of putting his hands around a female server’s neck at Drai’s nightclub, and telling the woman, “B—h, I will knock you out.” Police came to the club and spoke with both parties...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins to fight Joe Smith Dec. 17 in final fight

The curtain is about to come down on the fabled fighting career of boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, but not before one last hurrah. Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya told Dan Rafael of ESPN on Monday that the 51-year-old Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) will fight 27-year-old Joe Smith (22-1, 18 KOs) on Dec. 17 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., in his final career bout. Hopkins, a former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Tony Bellew, adversary in ‘Creed,’ wins boxing title, goes on epic rant

Creed, which came out this past Thanksgiving and was a hit, included some great boxing scenes. Some of them had real punches, too, such as this one where Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed took a big shot from adversary “Rickie Conlin.” Well, it turns out the boxer who fought Jordan as “Conlin” in Creed is a real boxer — and a successful one. His name is Tony Bellew,...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Deal close for Anthony Joshua to fight Wladimir Klitschko, promoter says

LONDON — A boxing promoter says a deal is close to being agreed for IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to fight Wladimir Klitschko. Klitschko, the former IBF, WBO and WBA champion, would represent the most difficult fight of the undefeated Joshua’s professional career. The WBO and WBA heavyweight belts given up by Tyson Fury could also be up for grabs in the fight, which...
Via The Denver Post
6 days ago

Bellew keeps title after stopping Flores in 3rd round

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) British boxer Tony Bellew easily retained his WBC world cruiserweight title on Saturday night with a third-round stoppage of BJ Flores. Bellew had his American challenger down on the canvas three times in the second round, but each time Flores beat the count. Immediately after the fight, the 33-year-old Bellew jumped out of the ring to confront David Haye...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Was legendary boxer Sonny Liston murdered?

Sonny Liston was a ferocious fighter, the heavyweight champion of the world and the man Cassius Clay beat to win the title for the first time, igniting his own legend. And yet, outside of boxing, Liston was a haunted man, initiated early into a life of crime and decimated by drugs when his boxing career...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker vs Darleys Perez Added To Kovalev v Ward

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (October 14, 2016) – Rising Dallas, Texas boxing star andNABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will defend his NABA junior welterweight title against Darleys Perez (33-2-1, 21 KOs)in a ten-round bouton the televised undercard of Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” on Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las...
Via BadCulture
8 days ago

Adrien Broner Update: Boxer ‘Okay’ After Apparent Suicide Threats; Hacker Blamed

Adrien Broner is doing fine. The modest diagnosis will thrill those who care about him. The suicidal suggestions Broner made on social media Wednesday were the result of a hacking, FOX-19 Cincinnati’s Jeremy Rauch reported later in the day, citing a source close to Broner. “That same source told FOX19 NOW that Broner is ‘alive and well’ and had ‘no idea’ there were suicide...
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Boxing great Aaron Pryor, who battled Arguello, dies at 60

Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, died Sunday. He was 60. Pryor's family issued a statement saying the boxer died at his home in Cincinnati after a long battle with heart disease. Known as ''The Hawk,'' Pryor was a crowd favorite who fought with a frenetic style, rarely if ever taking a step backward. His fights...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Fury out of control with drugs, alcohol and depression

Tyson Fury’s biggest fight yet is taking place outside the boxing ring. Fury, who pulled out of his Oct. 29 rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, recently tested positive for cocaine, putting his status as world heavyweight champion in jeopardy. The titles seem like a footnote at this point, though, as Fury revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine on Monday that he’s...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Football - Coach Mitchell Interview

Cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell meets with the media ahead of the Hokies matchup with UNC
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Scottish boxer “Iron Mike” Towell dies after severe brain injury following fight

Scottish boxer “Iron Mike” Towell died on Friday evening after suffering a serious head injury in a match in Glasgow. The Guardian reports Towell was injured after getting defeated in five rounds verse Dale Evans on Thursday. The undefeated boxer was taken to hospital following the bout where it was discovered he had severe brain bleeding and swelling. He was eventually taken...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tyson Fury failed drug test, will be stripped of title belts

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury reportedly failed a Sept. 22 drug test and is set to be stripped of his world title belts, per Dan Rafael of Fury “was notified that he failed a VADA-conducted test for cocaine in a random urine sample collected on Sept. 22, multiple sources with knowledge of the test results told” The results for PEDs aren’t yet in, but the...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez and the process of a boxing revolution

Last weekend, over 50,000 fans descended upon AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for a sporting event featuring a variety of world-class athletes showcasing their skills. When people think of an athletic event at the place also known as Jerry’s World, the thoughts trend more in the context of the Dallas Cowboys with a sprinkle of college and high school football for good measure...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mayweather makes it clear McGregor fight isn't happening

Finally, the rumors can be put to rest. Floyd Mayweather Jr. gave perhaps the clearest indication yet that a potential superfight between him and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor won’t be happening anytime soon. “I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor,” Mayweather recently told “We wasn’t able to make the fight happen, so...
September 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Boxing's not dead but needs a hero or villain immediately

The statement “boxing is dead” is false. Like with many facets of life, we don’t like change unless the changing entity turns out exactly how we envisioned it. The previous generation admonishes the current one for “ruining” what was once good. As these newly self-appointed elders rain down their criticisms, they overlook the fact the same rebellious spirit that fostered...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

GGG beats Kell Brook after corner throws in towel

Gennady Golovkin beat Kell Brook in England on Saturday after Brook’s corner stopped the fight by throwing in the towel during the 5th round. Brook stood tough with the middleweight champion and arguably won a round during the first four rounds, but his corner saw bad things coming with GGG starting to roll in the 5th round. Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle began waving the white...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Spike TV to air documentary about Ali-Frazier ‘Fight of the Century'

There’s no question we’re living in a sort of golden age for sports documentaries, with ESPN producing incredible films every year and HBO and others (Showtime, PBS, Netflix) stepping up their game as well. On Friday, Spike TV will get in on the action, airing a star-studded hourlong documentary on the 1971 fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, a bout commonly referred...
Via Awful Announcing
September 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson accused of stealing ice cream treat at U.S. Open

Mike Tyson was among the glitterati in attendance at Arthur Ashe Stadium this week to take in some opening-round action at the U.S. Open. And as “Iron Mike” is wont to do from time to time, his antics duringhis appearance invited some semblance of controversy. According to eyewitness accounts, Tyson snagged an ice cream treat out of a freezer at a Ben and Jerry’s kiosk and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

With Friday's release of Hands of Stone, moviegoers and sports fans will get a crash course in remembering Roberto Duran, one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in boxing history. While the years have been at times less than kind, Duran has a history that is worth remembering.Unfortunately, Hands of Stone barely scratches the surface, choosing to focus on Duran's rise and...
Via Yardbarker
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The 20 best boxing movies ever

This week, the Roberto Duran biopic Hands of Stone is released. I haven't seen it yet, but Duran's (played by Carlos Edgar Ramirez) bouts with Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher! [Raymond]) are nothing short of legendary, especially the controversial "no mas" fight. The film co-stars Robert De Niro as Ray Arcel, the trainer who brought out the best in Duran. Rubén Blades and Ellen Barkin...
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August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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