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Boxing great Andre Ward is becoming an afterthought

Much to the dismay of the “Son of God,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Kendig upheld Dan Goossen’s promotional contract with Andre Ward on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Ward (27-0, 14 KOs), who has also twice been overruled by the California State Athletic Commission, is slated to work with Goossen until November 8, 2016. Ward, who previously hadn’t fought since earning...
Via Sports by Colin
48 minutes ago  |  Discuss

‘GGG’ Will Fight Slugger Marco Antonio Rubio in Cali

Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin has had a difficult time finding top notch opponents to fight as of late because of the middleweight champion’s incredible knockout power. Marco Antonio Rubio must not have received the memo. Marco Antonio Rubio will take on ‘GGG’ on October 18th in Carson, California. The StubHub Center in Carson has recently earned the moniker of the ‘SlugHub’...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nonito Donaire ups ante in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Courtesy: Nonito Donaire’s Facebook As the world’s obsession with the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge is amusing the masses while celebrities challenge one another via their various social media mediums, leave it to the one nicknamed “The Filipino Flash” to up the ante. Former five-division champion Nonito Donaire exchanged the tiny bucket most have...
Via Fight Hub TV
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russian Gennady Golovkin may soon knockout Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio

Popular Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio may get an opportunity to challenge Russian badass Gennady Golovkin on October 18. “Rubio is a strong option for Gennady to fight,” Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions told ESPN.com. The 34-year-old Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs), who has triumphed in six consecutive bouts since losing a unanimous decision to Julio César Chávez, Jr.,...
Via Sports by Colin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Andre Ward vs. Mikkel Kessler II happening & if so, is that a good thing?

Late last week the Danish news site ekstrabladet.dk reported that their hometown boxing hero, Mikkel Kessler, and the super middleweight phenom Andre Ward would be getting it on again. The pair originally met in November 2009 as part of the Super Six tournament, and was the first fight where boxing fans well and truly saw what Andre Ward was capable of. Entering as a moderate underdog...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Cox Picked Up Second Feature Win In Series, But Fails Post Race Tech

Location: Delaware Speedway August 15, 2014What won the race: Sixteen OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modifieds signed in to race at Delaware Speedway. With the time trials and heat races setting the starting field #8 Gary McLean and #82 Justin DeMelo would lead the field to green for 25 laps of feature action. McLean and Demelo put on a fierce battle at the front until contact coming out...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kell Brook Tailor Made for Winner of Mayweather vs. Maidana

While Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis was wowing basketball fans in Chicago, welterweights Kell Brook and Shawn Porter were in Carson, California putting on a show of their own, but in a boxing ring. For those who left boxing for dead and decided to watch UFC on Fox Sports or USA Basketball on ESPN, you […] The post Kell Brook Tailor Made for Winner of Mayweather vs. Maidana appeared...
Via Outside Analysis
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Wins Purse Bid For Quillin-Korobov Bout

We reported earlier that Jay Z has jumped feet first into the sport of boxing by getting his promotional license.  According to Dan Rafael, Mr. Carter didn’t wait long to make a first impression. Roc Nation outbid and reportedly blew away the competition at today’s WBO purse bid for Peter Quillin’s mandatory defense against Matt Korobov. Former Golden Boy executive David...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kell Brook And Gabriel Rosado: 2 New Champs, 2 Very Different Performances

On Saturday night, the fight game crowned two new champions: England’s Kell Brook and Philadelphia native Gabriel Rosado. Brook fought for the IBF boxing welterweight title, while Rosado fought for the Big-Knockout Boxing (BKB) middleweight championship. At first blush, it might seem that the ugly, clinch-filled performance put on by Brook is exactly why BKB […] The post Kell...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kell Brook Beats Shawn Porter

So happy 4 @SpecialKBrook u never gave up on ur dream...been a pleasure interviewing u on ur journey there #AndtheNEW pic.twitter.com/HLuncOgKzk— Sophia De Stefano (@SophiaDStefano) August 17, 2014 By:  Sam C. Coulter | @SamsBoxingHaven  Website | SamsBoxingHaven A new welterweight world champion was crowned last night in Carson, California and his name is Kell...
Via Sports Brothers Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirrell Vs. Bika Results: Anthony Dirrell Wins Ugly Rematch

The first fight was competitive, and not as messy; the second fight was downright ugly, but Anthony Dirrell turned a draw into a clear win Saturday night on Showtime against Sakio Bika. Referee Jack Reiss was arguably the main character in this super middleweight do-over, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill. Early on, he wouldn’t let Bika get away with his usual prolific fouling...
Via The Queensbury Rules
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Showtime Extreme Results: Jorge Linares, Deontay Wilder Score Tune-Up Stoppages

Jorge Linares and Deontay Wilder both dispatched their tune-up opponents Saturday on Sho Extreme, the former more impressively than the latter. Linares (above right), a super-talented lightweight still haunted by a trio of knockout losses, didn’t have to worry about his chin much against undersized journeyman Ira Terry (left), and only needed two dominant rounds to get rid of him...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez retains IBF cruiserweight belt in split decision

ERFURT, Germany -- Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba retained his IBF cruiserweight title by split decision over German challenger Firat Arslan on Saturday. Judges Vincent Dupas of France and American Shafeeq Rashada scored the bout 115-113 and 116-113, respectively, for the defending champion, while Leszek Jankowiak of Poland scored it 115-113 for Arslan. Hernandez, making his fourth...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What to make of Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor

Many will be dismayed to read the brand new announcement that the IBF has named Jermain Taylor as titlist Sam Soliman's next opponent. Taylor, many will groan, is a shopworn fighter who shouldn't be cleared to fight at all, and is in obvious danger of becoming a pugilistic dementia victim. On top of issues with Taylor's decline and health, some fans will also wonder what...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko hires extra muscle for Shannon Briggs

Wladimir Klitschko has bolstered his security staff in response to the ongoing lunacy of former two-time heavyweight titlist Shannon Briggs. Stalking the mammoth Ukrainian for in excess of a month, Briggs (55-6-1-1, 48 KOs) instigated a brawl with the 38-year-old Klitschko (62-3, 53 KOs) a week ago at a restaurant in South Florida. “Until now it was funny, but not anymore,” said...
Via Sports by Colin
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Briggs stalks Klitschko, ends up in hospital

Ukrainian heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko and former champ Shannon Briggs got into a brawl at a Miami restaurant. TMZ reports that Klitschko was having a bowl of pasta at Mama Mia's Italian restaurant when Briggs walked in and started taunting Klitschko by eating his food.  Klitschko poured water on Briggs’ head and then all hell broke loose.  
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather objects to Bieber question: That’s racial profiling

Some clueless, nosy reporter showed up to Floyd Mayweather’s press conference in Chicago this week and decided to question his relationship with fellow entertainers Johnny Manziel and Justin Bieber. Floyd didn’t care for the line of questioning and even suggested the woman was “racial profiling.” First NBC Chicago reporter Peggy Kusinski asked Floyd about his […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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