BOXING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Andre Ward: If I’m not successful against Alexander Brand, there is no fight with Sergey Kovalev

Pound-for-pound star Andre Ward will face power-punching Columbian Alexander Brand live on BoxNation in the UK on Saturday August 6th. The fight, taking place in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California at the Oracle Arena comes hot on the heels of rival Sergey Kovalev’s unanimous points victory over Isaac Chilemba. Should Ward overcome the tricky and tough Brand then he is all...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Whicker: Mum's the word about possible Terence Crawford-Manny Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS -- Bob Arum expected Terence Crawford to beat Viktor Postol on Saturday night. When it happened, he was still speechless."I'm not talking to you guys anymore," Arum told writers after Crawford took Postol's WBO light-welterweight championship and kept his own WBA version. "From now on I'm Al Haymon.
Via LA Daily News
1 day ago

Results: Fabian Maidana stops Jorge Maysonet

Undefeated prospect Fabian Maidana (10-0, 7 KOs) scored a seventh-round technical knockout victory over Jorge Maysonet Jr. (13-2, 11 KOs) Saturday night in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN from the Scottish Rite Auditorium in San Antonio. With his brother, former world champion Marcos Maidana, sitting at ringside, the Argentine-slugger overcame a slow start and...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago

Beibut Shumenov still seeking WBA action to face Denis Lebedev

It has been more than a month since WBA titlist Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs), based on the publicized WBA Cruiserweight Tournament rules and regulations, petitioned the WBA to either declare a purse bid for a title fight between WBA Super cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev, or strip Lebedev of his title belt for being non-compliant. Last July, Shumenov defeated B.J. Flores by...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago

Boxer Adrien Broner jailed for not showing up for Ohio trial

CINCINNATI (AP) Boxer Adrien Broner was sentenced to 30 days in jail for failing to show up for his scheduled trial on assault and robbery charges. A court official confirmed Wednesday that a Hamilton County judge in Cincinnati sentenced the former WBA Super Lightweight champion Tuesday after finding him in contempt of court. Broner showed up later Tuesday, telling the judge he...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner reportedly appeared drunk, was late for court

Boxer Adrien Broner was given 30 days in jail by a judge on Tuesday after failing to show up on time for his trial on alleged felony assault and aggravated battery charges. Worst part of all, Broner described himself as feeling sick all morning and appeared “drunk” or “hungover” according to the presiding judge. Broner’s trial was scheduled to begin at 9:00 am in Hamilton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DeSoto boxer Errol Spence Jr. to square off against Leonard Bundu in welterweight world title eliminator

DeSoto boxer Errol Spence Jr. can secure a title shot with a win in his next bout.The 26-year-old Spence (20-0, 17 knockouts) will take on once-beaten contender Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 knockouts) in a 12-round welterweight title eliminator that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Sunday, August 21, on NBC from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York...
Via SportsDay
7 days ago

Deontay Wilder wins fight despite broken hand, torn biceps

Deontay Wilder defeated Chris Arreola handily on Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala. after Arreola’s corner stopped the fight following the eighth round. It wasn’t Wilder’s relatively early victory and domination that was quite as impressive as the circumstances surrounding his win. Wilder and his team said after the fight that the boxer beat Arreola despite having a broken...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Golokvin to fight 'an animal' in Kell Brook in London

NEW YORK (AP) Middleweight world champion and rising star Gennady ''GGG'' Golovkin says a fight against welterweight champ Kell Brook in September will be the biggest test of his career. Golovkin said Thursday that Brook is strong and the best in his division. Brook is moving up two weight classes to face Golovkin, perhaps the most feared active fighter in boxing because of his...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao is coming out of retirement to box unknown opponent

Manny Pacquiao will box once again. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, promoter Bob Arum said the recently retired boxer will come back to the ring to fight an unknown opponent in either late October or early November in the main event of an HBO fight in Vegas. After beating Timothy Bradley in a unanimous decision back in April, Pacquiao called it quits soon after. Arum told...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather says he is opening strip club in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has decided to kill two birds with one stone by opening up his own strip club in Las Vegas. We all know Mayweather and his crew spend a lot of time and money in gentlemen’s clubs. On Sunday morning, Floyd announced in an Instagram post that he’ll soon be making it rain in his own strip club. I am just months away from opening up my very own strip...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Stock Market of Boxing – Assessing the Value of Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter

All it takes is one punch. At least that’s the axiom on what the entirety of combat sports – notably boxing – is built. A sneaky hook that connects on the right spot, a straight that stuns somene long enough to lose time for a moment, an uppercut that could behead a king with ferocious swiftness. Yet, in waiting for that one punch, or to borrow from the nickname, Keith Thurman...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Thurman retains welterweight title in action fight

Keith Thurman got by Shawn Porter Saturday on CBS, but it was anything but easy. The scores illustrated just how close it was: 115-113 on all three cards, and it could’ve been that way either way for either man. And we got plenty of punches swapped in a bout that came close to living up to its hype. Thurman and Porter are two of the best young fighters in the sport, and two...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyson Fury postpones rematch bout with Wladimir Klitschko

Tyson Fury is the current heavyweight champion of the world, and was scheduled to fight Wladimir Klitschko in his hometown of Manchester on July 9. That fight has now been postponed because of a badly sprained ankle that Fury recently had diagnosed. Fury posted the announcement to his Instagram account. Some of Fury’s remarks from that video: “Hey guys, I got a little...
Via The Comeback
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Five pro boxers who might want to compete in the Olympics

The announcement that professional boxers will be able to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics is certainly controversial but is undeniably one of the most interesting developments in the amateur game in a long time. It remains to be seen whether any pros feel the need to try for a medal and can stand the pay cut and taking the hard-earned Olympic spot of a young amateur. 2016 Olympic...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

A song for Muhammad Ali

The beauty and the beast of modern times is that we can all mourn together. Well, at least that’s one of the byproducts of our interconnected world these days. No longer waiting for the announcement of one’s passing to settle (or in a most creepy sense, not waiting for the actual passing), the instant remembrances after the death of a public figure become more than expressions...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every one of Muhammad Ali's title bout opponents

Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016, and to celebrate this legend, considered by many to be the "Greatest Of All Time," we wanted to honor him with a quiz highlighting his impressive boxing career. So, can you name every one of his opponents in his 36 title fights? Clue: Day of fight, W/L, type of conclusion (KO - Knock Out, TKO - Technical Knock Out, UD - Unanimous Decision...
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Smith, Lennox Lewis pallbearers for Muhammad Ali

If you ever took for granted the relationship Will Smith had with Muhammad Ali after Smith portrayed the boxing icon on film, you no longer will. Smith was announced as one of the pallbearers for Ali’s funeral scheduled for this Friday. As word of Ali’s passing spread over the weekend, Smith was one of many stars to pay their respects. “You shook up the World! My Mentor &...
Via The Comeback
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Hana Ali shares last moments of father Muhammad Ali's life via Twitter

Muhammad Ali will always be remembered as a fighter, both in and outside of the ring. Whether it was dodging punishing punches from the towering George Foreman or standing up against the Vietnam War, Ali was never known as one to back down from a fight. His heart just wouldn’t let him.  So when the three-time heavyweight champion was fighting his last battle late Friday night...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Greatest knockouts of boxing great Muhammad Ali's career

Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, died Friday at age 74. His boxing career was full of historic fights that provided sports fans of all ages with incredible excitement. Ali also took on the best competition, including Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks, Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston and more. Check out the 10 greatest knockouts from his legendary career in the video below.
Via NESN.com
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido And Artur Beterbiev

If you’re a boxing fan you know where it’s at this weekend: Francisco Vargas vs Orlando Salido on HBO. Everything else seems a little underwhelming by comparison. Francisco Vargas vs Orlando Salido, Saturday, HBO, Carson Calif. In what seems to be a surefire fight of the year candidate, rugged Mexican junior lightweight Vargas takes on hard-as-nails veteran Salido. Sure, Vargas...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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