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Hasim Rahman Jr’s pro debut moved to April 14th at MGM National Harbor

When promoter Greg Cohen announced he had finalized arrangements for his next event, the decision to delay his promising heavyweight hopeful, Hasim Rahman Jr.’s, professional boxing debut two more weeks became an easy one. Originally scheduled to turn professional on March 23, Baltimore native Rahman will now have his first four-round fight in front of a huge contingent of hometown...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Results: Jorge Linares defeats Anthony Crolla via wide UD

Jorge Linares defended his WBA Lightweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Crolla Saturday evening on Showtime from Manchester, England. The win sets Linares up for a possible unification fight with WBC Lightweight World Champion Mikey Garcia, a matchup that would be considered one of the best that can be made in any weight class. Saturday’s main...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago

Robert Helenius & Dereck Chisora to meet in rematch May 27, six years after first fight

Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) are set for a huge heavyweight rematch on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. There is a lot of the line for both men, in what promises to be the biggest fight on Finnish soil in recent history, with both the WBC Silver World Heavyweight title and a shot at the current WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago

Mayweather vs McGregor is next Larry Holmes vs Tex Cobb

Remember the November 1982 heavyweight title bout between champion Larry Holmes and highly overmatched Randall "Tex" Cobb? It was a bloody, one-sided, 15-round fight won by Holmes that was a huge mismatch from the get-go, responsible for longtime broadcaster
Via LA Daily News
4 days ago

Bob Arum blames UFC for latest McGregor-Mayweather roadblock

Money often is a huge issue in putting together mega-fights in the sport of boxing, and that appears to be the case for the potential bout between boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor.The egos involved in this situation are massive. Everyone wants their fair share of the money generated from the fight, and one legendary boxing promoter believes the UFC’s...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Greene didn’t want to play in Pittsburgh

Strange as it may sound to folks who have followed football for most of the last five decades, the Steelers at one point stunk. They stunk bad. The turning point, in hindsight, came with the hiring of coach Chuck Noll in 1969. When Noll and the Steelers made defensive tackle Joe Greene the fourth overall…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

GGG, Canelo Alvarez reportedly resume fight talks

The most anticipated boxing fight this side of Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor would be between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. And the two sides apparently are back in talks again about a potential fight.ESPN’s Dan Rafael reported on Thursday that the promoters for both fighters began talking Wednesday about a fight. Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GGG tops Daniel Jacobs in hardest fight of his career

Daniel Jacobs gave Gennady Golovkin the fight of his life, and may even have deserved to win. But on Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View, Golovkin escaped with the close decision in a tense, tactical contest.Jacobs, a big, fast middleweight with a technical pedigree who has overcome worse than Golovkin — that is, cancer — gave Golovkin fits. This writer scored it 114-113 for...
Via The Queensbury Rules
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields stops Szabados in 4th round on milestone night

DETROIT (AP) Claressa Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable, stopping Szilvia Szabados at the midway point of the fourth round Friday night in their fight for the NABF middleweight championship on Showtime. Referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight at the 1:30 mark of the fourth, after Shields (2-0) had landed a strong left-handed punch to the head...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Jr’s home reportedly burglarized over weekend

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s home in Las Vegas was burglarized while the boxer was in Los Angeles celebrating his birthday over the weekend, according to a report.TMZ Sports says police believe the thieves broke into the home through a door in the back of the house and stole several purses. An expensive watch also was unaccounted for.TMZ Sports says $150,000 worth of belongings were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Deontay Wilder, Dominic Breazeale hotel fight video emerges

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale got into it at the Westin Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday night, and we now have video of the fight.It happened right across the street from Legacy Arena, where the two both fought earlier in the night. And apparently, the beef had been heating up for awhile, as Breazeale had got into it with Wilder’s...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacquiao, Khan announce they will fight on April 23

WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan say they have agreed to terms for a fight on April 23. The boxers' promoters are yet to announce any details. Golden Boy Promotions, Khan's promoter, didn't reply to a request from The Associated Press on Sunday for confirmation. Pacquiao, who came out of retirement to win the WBO belt by beating Jesse Vargas in November...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2017  |  Discuss

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
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

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
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