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Today in History: Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson II

On July 22, 1963, Sonny Liston defeated Floyd Patterson in their second meeting to defend the heavyweight title at the Convention Center in Las Vegas. Patterson hit the ground three times and was finally counted out 2:10 into the first round. Ironically, a ring side vendor yelled “Last round, folks,” before the match started. The contract for their first meeting bound the...
Via Grandstand University
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Bika vs. Dirrell rematch & its implications at 168 lbs

Bika and Dirrell Set to Do it Again: A few weeks from now, Sakio Bika is set to square off with Anthony Dirrell for a second time at the StubHub Center in Carson, California for the WBC super middleweight strap. Although generally overlooked in fight circles, this is actually a very important match. Not only will it (hopefully) settle affairs between Bika and Dirrell, but it will...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roy Jones Jr. is an eroded boxing legend

Claiming to “still got it,” shopworn boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. will throw fists with Courtney Fry on Saturday night at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. Jones (57-8, 40 KOs) last vacated the ring on December 21 after earning a unanimous decision over Frenchman Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf. Comparatively, the 39-year-old (18-5, 6 KOs) Fry has lost two consecutive bouts...
Via Sports by Colin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evander Holyfield on feels Deontay WIlder can bring the heavyweight division back. Speaks on NVBHOF induction.

We all know that the heavyweight division is a distant memory of what it was back in the 90′s and late 2000′s. For many boxing fans, the sole reason why they became fans in the first place was due to classic heavyweight battles. There’s something about really really big dudes bashing each other over the head that has us in awe. The bigger they are the harder they fall right...
Via Fight Hub TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

In defense of Wladimir Klitschko: His legacy & status are better than you think

Over the course of the last 5 years, few boxers have been analyzed with the kind of scrutiny that Wladimir Klitschko has. Questions are constantly raised about his standard of opponent and his style of fighting. Wlad's current record stands at 62-3-0 with 52 knockouts. That in itself is an incredibly impressive feat for someone who had their first world title fight in their 36th...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which young welterweight star will be the future king of the division?

Which Welterweight Replaces Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao at the Top? As we look at the top of the welterweight division, we see a lot of well-known names. Guys like Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and Juan Manuel Marquez have been around seemingly forever and still occupy the top reaches of 147 pounds. Even some of the best from the second tier are over-30 fighters who...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Argentinean great Sergio Martinez will wrongly continue to box

Sergio Martinez will not retire from prizefighting and he expects to regain a crown in the near future. In an extraordinarily dominant performance, Miguel Cotto stopped the 39-year-old Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) six seconds into the 10th round to capture the WBC middleweight championship on June 7 at Madison Square Garden. Meeting at a maximum weight of 159 pounds, the 5-foot-7 Cotto...
Via Sports by Colin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Martinez Decides Not to Retire From Boxing

Boxers rarely walk away from the sport on a high note. Normally, they hang around way past their prime until literally no one will fight them anymore. Sergio Martinez probably should retire, because his body is telling him to retire, but his mind has told him that the Cotto fight was just a bad night, so he will fight on. Here is the story via ESPN. “Miguel De Pablos (Martinez’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcos Maidana on why he did better than Guerrero & Canelo against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

As Marcos Maidana and Floyd Mayweather Jr. descended on Los Angeles yesterday to finish off their five city press tour, I pondered a question. Why was Marcos Maidana able to have such success against a guy who recently has shut out fighters who are rugged and come forward. In Mayweather’s matches with Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez, we all expected both fighters to move forward...
Via Fight Hub TV
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paulie Malignaggi Interview | by Team LeftJab

Another interview by our friends over at Team LeftJab. This time "the Magic Man" joins Team LeftJabRadio. Be sure to check them out. Website | TeamLeftJab Twitter | @TeamLeftJab @SportsBrothersR thanks brother..it was a great interview!— TEAMLEFTJAB (@TEAMLEFTJAB) July 18, 2014 Paulie's work on the mic is some of the best and most honest stuff...
Via Sports Brothers Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Deontay Wilder: "The Call Out" | The Most Valuable Motivator

James D. Edwards gets the blood pumping.  Check out his motivational video, which calls out Bermane Stiverne on behalf of the "Bronze Bomber".  Be sure to check out his site at: TheMostValuableMotivator.Com  And, Follow the Man on Twitter --> @SportsBrothersR If you haven't seen #TheCallOut You gotta see it as it's going #Viral right now! http://t...
Via Sports Brothers Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Golovkin discusses Geale and possibly facing Canelo, Cotto or Chavez Jr.

The freight train they call Gennady Golovkin will return to the ring this time on the big stage at the arena at Madison Square Garden to take on challenger Daniel Geale. After a proposed bout with Mexican star Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fell through the cracks, Golovkin settled with Geale who should present Golovkin with the toughest fight of his entire career. Coming into the bout on...
Via Fight Hub TV
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake parodies Manny Pacquiao singing in ESPYs skit (Video)

Drake filmed a parody of boxer Manny Pacquiao singing which aired during Wednesday night's ESPY awards.In the "Manny Pacquiao Sings" skit, Drake plays Pacquiao in a studio recording session as he sings his version of "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen (utilizing some Disney synergies here). Gary Cole co-stars as the over-enthusiastic music producer.As a basis...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TC2 Interview: Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin

 Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is one of the most explosive knockout artists in all of boxing and is set to defend his IBO middleweight title Saturday, July 26 live on HBO beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, against Daniel Geale at Madison Square Garden.  The beast from Karaganda, Kazakhstan seems to be one of the most feared boxers on the planet.  Even though he often mentioned in...
Via Thacover2
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo versus Lara: Father Fight Wolff explains it all

Canelo Alvarez was awarded a controversial split decision over Erislandy Lara this past Saturday night inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The judges scorecards read 115-113 for Lara and 115-113 and 117-111 for Canelo. The Showtime commentators could not agree either. Steve Farhood had it 115-113 for Lara while Brian Kenny had it 116-112 for Canelo. This was a classic...
Via Fight Booth
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Vs. Lara Results: Francisco Vargas Stops An Insane Juan Manuel Lopez

JuanMa Lopez just can’t help himself — if there’s a brawl to be had, he’ll walk right into it. Francisco Vargas escorted him there Saturday on the Showtime pay-per-view undercard of Saul Alvarez-Erislandy Lara, and to his everlasting credit and detriment, JuanMa said, “sure.” The fight was stopped between the 2nd and 3rd rounds. JuanMa has been a ton of fun for a long...
Via The Queensbury Rules
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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