BOXING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Antonio Tarver suspended six months, fined $50,000 for positive test

Heavyweight boxer Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver has reportedly been handed down stiff punishment after testing positive for synthetic testosterone prior to his fight with Steve Cunningham last summer in New Jersey. Antonio Tarver has been suspended six months and fined $50,000 for testing positive prior to his fight against Steve Cunningham, per source. — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Upcoming HBO Boxing calendar unveiled, confirmed Andre Ward vs. Sullivan Barrera & Gennady Golovkin vs. Dominic Wade

HBO Boxing has released it’s full fight calendar for the next few months. In addition to the fights we’ve already known about, such as the pay-per-views for Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley in April, and Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan in May, two rumored fights have been confirmed. On March 26th, Andre Ward vs. Sullivan Barrera will be shown on HBO from Oakland. On April 23rd...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones wants Golovkin vs. Canelo at AT&T Stadium

According to TMZ Sports, Jerry Jones is in the running to host a potential boxing superfight between top stars Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. Of course, if Jerry gets the rights, it will be hosted at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Plans are tentative for the two fighters to box in September, and Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler says that one of the possible venue...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Jones, Jr. is Still Fighting and Isn’t Retiring

When he was in his prime, many had Roy Jones, Jr. in the “greatest of all time” discussion for boxers. He made quick work of just about everyone. If he were in his prime now, he’d do Mayweather numbers. But […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacquiao-Bradley undercard presser Abraham vs. Ramirez, Valdez vs. Gradovich

The undercard press conference for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley pay-per-view was held today. It’s topped by “King” Arthur Abraham of Berlin, Germany, against undefeated WBO No. 1 super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez of Mazatlan, Mexico. The undercard will also feature undefeated No. 1 WBO featherweight contender Oscar Valdez of Nogales, Mexico...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Roy Jones Jr. Officially Retirement?

On Wednesday, rumors abounded that Roy Jones Jr. officially announced his retirement from boxing during a stop in Russia. With the absence of an official statement, and Roy’s continued desire to step in the ring, it’s impossible to confirm if the former pound-for-pound champion’s send-off is true. BadCulture.net reached out to sources close to Jones who told us the retirement...
Via BadCulture
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zou Shiming returns with win, more than 35 million tune in & watch

“Return of the King,” which featured the return of two-time Olympic gold medalist and Chinese icon Zou Shiming in the main event, attracted an enormous audience of 36.5 million viewers. The January 30 live telecast, which emanated from the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, boasted 6.5 million viewers who watched on television on CCTV 5 and 30 million viewers...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: The Kovalev Vs Stevenson Act; The Tysons; The Triangle

What? Something in boxing was FAKE? You mean that after their hilarious confrontation in the ring on HBO, Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson were hugging off camera? Shocking. Or is this what’s shocking: That trainer Freddie Roach was the one who alleged the forgery? Roach, who doesn’t even pretend that he’s not bull****ting us half the time? This is a nice potential hall...
Via The Queensbury Rules
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Deadly shooting breaks out at Dublin boxing weigh-in

Three men opened fire on a boxing weigh-in, killing one and injuring two more at The Regency in Dublin, Ireland on Friday afternoon. The men were dressed as Garda Emergency Response Unit (national police force of Ireland) and were carrying AK47s. The terrifying moments when the gunmen opened fire were captured on video (no injuries were captured on the video below) According...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather has turned down ‘crazy’ money offers to fight again

Floyd Mayweather is so committed to retirement he says he has turned down “crazy” monetary offers to return to the ring.  Mayweather, 38, last fought in September, quietly beating Andre Berto following a heavily-hyped bout with Manny Pacquiao that turned out to be a dud. The win over Berto put Mayweather at 49-0 for his career and ended his six-fight contract with Showtime...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez, Amir Khan surprise public with fight announcement

Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan, a fight nobody saw coming and that no fans asked for, is happening in May. Some are outraged; some are talking themselves into liking the idea of Khan, a chinny welterweight, moving up to contend for the middleweight championship of the world against a man who will be pushing toward cruiserweight on fight night given his tendency toward post-weigh-in...
Via The Queensbury Rules
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WBC middleweight champ Alvarez to fight Khan on May 7

LONDON (AP) WBC middleweight champion Saul Alvarez will defend his title against British boxer Amir Khan, who is jumping two weight divisions for the fight in Las Vegas on May 7. Golden Boy Boxing announced the fight on Tuesday. It will be at a catchweight of 155 pounds. Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto in a unanimous points decision in November. The 25-year-old Mexican has lost once...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Commit Elijah Holyfield Recruiting A Large Group Of Top 2016 Players On Twitter

We have two days until National Signing Day, and coaches and commits throughout the country are scrambling to finish off their classes. Elijah Holyfield, son of boxing great Evander Holyfield, committed to Georgia back in September, and is still rock solid despite the coaching change. Today, he’s on Twitter trying to reel in some of the top available recruits to come join him in...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev grotesquely punishes Jean Pascal

That wasn’t a rematch we needed, Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal II, and Saturday night confirmed it. On HBO, the two light heavyweights rumbled again, and just like the first time, Kovalev massacred Pascal, who had only moments of effectiveness. Someone should’ve stopped it long ago, before it ever happened, and once it actually began, it should’ve been stopped well before the...
Via The Queensbury Rules
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Greene reunites with kid from Coca-Cola commercial nearly 40 years later

It’s arguably the most recognizable Super Bowl commercial in history. “Mean” Joe Greene is walking towards the locker room, as a kid offers him help, and then his Coke. In exchange, Greene tosses him his jersey. The two are now set to get back together in a new video to honor the original, which was shot for the upcoming Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016 special on...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Super Bowl commercials ever

These ads represent money well-spent on the most expensive airtime of the year.
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather rips Oscar De La Hoya for dressing in drag

    The war of words between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya was taken to a new level this weekend. Mayweather slammed De La Hoya in a video recorded by Fight Hype, making references to Oscar’s drug problem and cross dressing.     “It’s good to work with guys like Richard Schaefer and Al Haymon, guys that drug free, guys that wear suits, guys that dress...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao to retire after rematch with Timothy Bradley

Boxer Manny Pacquiao has decided his fight against Timothy Bradley will be the last of his career, as he”ll retire from the sport following the bout although you may want to take this with a grain of salt as many boxers attempt comebacks later after retiring. Hell The 37-year-old had a storied career, sporting a 57-6-2 record. He lost his last fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. by...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson has weird threats for his daughters’ boyfriends

Any man who is bold enough to date Mike Tyson’s daughter had better be ready to make out with Iron Mike. That’s essentially what Tyson said in an appearance on “Conan” Wednesday night. After acknowledging that his daughters are “big time old enough to date,” the former heavyweight champ shared the warning he gives to his daughters’ boyfriends. “Whatever you do...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather: Racism behind Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor’s popularity

Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor are two of the biggest stars in UFC today: Rousey remains wildly popular throughout the world, and featherweight champion McGregor continues his meteoric rise, no matter how much trash talking he does. And, if you ask Floyd Mayweather, that’s all proof that racism still exists in boxing and mixed-martial arts. Mayweather had a revealing interview...
Via NESN.com
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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