BOXING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Photos: Jesus Cuellar-Abner Mares & Jermall Charlo-Julian Williams weigh-ins

Tomorrow night on Showtime, a tripleheader takes place from two different sites, and right here, you can find the full weigh-in results for the entire card. Abner Mares vs. Jesus Cuellar headlines in the main event, with an intriguing co-feature of Jermall Charlo vs. Julian Wililams. Also shown from earlier action in the UK will be the Anthony Joshua bout. BLUE CORNER ...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 minutes ago

Boxing meme: Bob Arum 85; birth announcement in 1931 also serves as call for Schmeling vs. Sharkey rematch

Hall of Famer Bob Arum may be the oldest active full time boxing promoter, but who knew he was also the youngest? The proof is in the copy of the December 8, 1931 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which you can find a photo of right here: Talk about being born to promote! You have to appreciate the jokes coming from team Arum and Top Rank at least. It’s been a time of big milestones...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Roy Jones, Jr. – Bobby Gunn Press Conference Quotes, Photos & Videos

Wilmington, DE (December 7, 2016) Below are quotes and the video from Tuesday’s press conference announcing the legendary Roy Jones, Jr. taking on Bobby Gunn for the WBF Cruiserweight title. That bout will take place on February 17th at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Roy Jones, Jr. “I am happy to be in the ring.” “Delaware is starving for some activity.” “I...
Via BadCulture
1 day ago

Boxer throws table at rival during press conference

If we Americans thought the trash-talking that happens prior to boxing matches here in the states were pretty insane, we legitimately have nothing on the Brits. In a press conference prior to their upcoming fight, British boxers Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte got into a verbal jab match that rivals anything we’ve seen from professionals here in the United States. The talking...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Holyfield, Barrera lead Boxing Hall of Fame's class of 2017

Evander Holyfield, Marco Antonio Barrera enter on the first ballot           

Brian Mitchell rips some players' effort in loss to Arizona

Brian Mitchell called out the effort of some players in Washington's loss to Arizona.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 days ago

Saunders successfully defends title against Akavov

PAISLEY, Scotland (AP) Billy Joe Saunders enjoyed a successful first defense of his WBO middleweight title against Artur Akavov on Saturday night, with the British boxer starting slowly but finishing the 12-rounder strongly. The three judges called it 116-113, 116-112 and 115-113 in favor of Saunders (24-0) at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley. With former world heavyweight...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gassiev beats Lebedev for IBF cruiserweight belt

MOSCOW (AP) Murat Gassiev dominated Denis Lebedev to win the IBF cruiserweight title on Saturday on a split decision. Gassiev knocked down Lebedev in the fifth round with a hook to the body but the defending champion came back strongly late on as the 23-year-old Gassiev tired. Gassiev won 116-112 and 116-111 on two scorecards, while 37-year-old veteran Lebedev took the third...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Whicker: Boxer-turned-promoter Barry McGuigan still fighting for unity

LOS ANGELES – Carl Frampton is a skilled, intuitive featherweight champion who handed Leo Santa Cruz his first loss in July and, on Jan. 28 in Las Vegas, plans to hand him his second. He also is an Ulsterman who crossed lines drawn centuries ago....
Via The OC Register
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Amateur boxer dies from brain injury days after first fight

An amateur boxer died on Wednesday, days after participating in his first career bout. Kuba Moczyk, a 22-year-old, had his first career fight Saturday at Atlantis Arena in Great Yarmouth, England. Moczyk lost after suffering a knockout punch in the third round and was taken to the hospital with bleeding in his brain. He was in a coma and on life support until passing away Wednesday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Return to relevance: Three heavyweight fights we need

Conversations with my mother tend to be either educational or hilarious or both. Mom will ask me what I have going on in my life, I’ll tell her the things I do on a regular basis and she will routinely be amazed at the things her son is doing. I say this not to brag, but if your mom is like mine, she’s generally over the moon about the life her kid has. So when I told her that...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How do guys flirt with a women's pro boxer? Raquel Miller answers that question and more

We sat down with undefeated women's professional boxer Raquel "Pretty Beast" Miller and wanted to know one thing, how do guys respond after flirting with her that she's a professional boxer? Miller goes in-depth on how guys respond how you might expect them to, along with a viewpoint from the ladies on how "badass" it is to be a professional fighter as a woman.
Via Yardbarker Video
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward narrowly defeats Sergey Kovalev in a corker

We’re going to debate the scorecards in Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev for a long time, a bout Saturday night in which Ward barely won according to all three judges but not according to most fans watching. What we won’t debate is that we got a hugely compelling battle, one with momentum shifts, a knockdown and tactical excellence — high-level boxing at nearly its best. Because...
Via The Queensbury Rules
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather has good reason for not wanting to fight again

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has so many victories and so much money that he’s really not in a position to desire more of either. But that hasn’t prevented speculation of him returning to the ring for a chance to end his career with an unblemished 50-0 record. Fuel was added to that fire when Mayweather was spotted ringside during Manny Pacquiao’s recent bout with Jessie...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Try Outs, Ep. 1: Two regular dudes attempt to workout with a professional boxer

Yardbarker TV kicks off their new episodic show "Try Outs", where co-hosts Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet are two regular sports fans who are willing to put themselves to the test against various sporting challenges. They kickoff their first episode with the 2012 USA Boxing National Champion and undefeated professional boxer Raquel Miller. Miller does her best to get Bonta and Eddie...
Via Yardbarker Video
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nine reasons you can't miss Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward

Eighteen months ago, we were promised a battle of biblical proportions. A clash of champions. A tussle between two titans. All alliterations aside, what Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao was ultimately hyped to be never materialized, and outside of boxing's die-hards and their love for the sweet science, many soured on whether the sport could deliver on the biggest stage. Sergey...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Arum believes Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch will happen

There has been some recent buzz surrounding a possible rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, and Bob Arum is now perpetuating the latest rumors. Mayweather was on hand over the weekend to watch Pacquiao defeat Jessie Vargas, and Pacquiao later revealed that he invited Mayweather to the fight. He also said “we will see” when asked if he wants a rematch against...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Kelly on the ultimate ring entrance scenario

We're trading punches with former boxer and trainer Eric Kelly of VICE Sports. We asked Kelly about what would be the greatest song to walk to the ring to, and his response will have everybody wanting Cash Money to take over for the 99 and 2000.
Via Yardbarker Video
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyson Fury out of control with drugs, alcohol and depression

Tyson Fury’s biggest fight yet is taking place outside the boxing ring. Fury, who pulled out of his Oct. 29 rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, recently tested positive for cocaine, putting his status as world heavyweight champion in jeopardy. The titles seem like a footnote at this point, though, as Fury revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine on Monday that he’s...
Via NESN.com
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Scottish boxer “Iron Mike” Towell dies after severe brain injury following fight

Scottish boxer “Iron Mike” Towell died on Friday evening after suffering a serious head injury in a match in Glasgow. The Guardian reports Towell was injured after getting defeated in five rounds verse Dale Evans on Thursday. The undefeated boxer was taken to hospital following the bout where it was discovered he had severe brain bleeding and swelling. He was eventually taken...
Via The Comeback
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tyson Fury failed drug test, will be stripped of title belts

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury reportedly failed a Sept. 22 drug test and is set to be stripped of his world title belts, per Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Fury “was notified that he failed a VADA-conducted test for cocaine in a random urine sample collected on Sept. 22, multiple sources with knowledge of the test results told ESPN.com.” The results for PEDs aren’t yet in, but the...
Via Sportsnaut
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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