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Linares relieves Crolla of WBA lightweight belt

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Jorge Linares relieved Anthony Crolla of the WBA lightweight belt by unanimous decision in Manchester Arena on Saturday. Linares, the Venezuelan based in Tokyo, hurt a knuckle in his right hand in the sixth round but wasn't being hurt by Crolla, and finished stronger to earn his fourth world title. It was the same right hand which Linares hurt previously...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Friends remember Bobby Chacon as a champion

COMMERCE >> Whenever Bobby Chacon saw Gene Aguilera, he kissed him wetly on the cheek. And then two more times."He'd say, 'Let me tell you a secret' and he'd lean over and kiss you again," Aguilera said.Whenever Chacon came home to see his two sisters after an earthquake hitPacoima, he waited until they were asleep, and he would shake their beds and laugh.
Via LA Daily News
2 days ago

Heavyweight title rematch between Fury, Klitschko called off

LONDON (AP) The rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title has been called off for a second time. Fury's management company, Hennessy Sports, said Friday that the British boxer has ''been declared medically unfit to fight'' and the Oct. 29 bout in Manchester ''will not be going ahead.'' A statement read ''medical specialists have advised...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez and the process of a boxing revolution

Last weekend, over 50,000 fans descended upon AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for a sporting event featuring a variety of world-class athletes showcasing their skills. When people think of an athletic event at the place also known as Jerry’s World, the thoughts trend more in the context of the Dallas Cowboys with a sprinkle of college and high school football for good measure...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nonito Donaire vs. Jessie Magdaleno highlights Pacquiao-Vargas undercard

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Oscar Valdez, along with Jessie Magdaleno and Zou Shiming, will all be added to the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas pay-per-view undercard. A press conference will be held next week in LA to announce their bouts. Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs), of a General Santos City, Philippines, a five-division world champion and the 2012 Fighter of the Year...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago

Mayweather makes it clear McGregor fight isn't happening

Finally, the rumors can be put to rest. Floyd Mayweather Jr. gave perhaps the clearest indication yet that a potential superfight between him and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor won’t be happening anytime soon. “I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor,” Mayweather recently told FightHype.com. “We wasn’t able to make the fight happen, so...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez, Oleksandr Usyk And The Rest Of The Weekend’s Boxing Schedule

There’s a bigger name fighting this weekend, but despite his Mexican redhead status, Canelo Alvarez’s hair has nothing on Oleksandr Usyk’s. And Usyk’s fight is better, too! We did miss some meaningful action by virtue of your TQBR proprietor being on vacation this week; you can catch up on Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, Shinsuke Yamanaka and Hozumi Hasegawa in the links there...
Via The Queensbury Rules
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlin: Why Brian Mitchell should be a Hall of Famer

Brian Mitchell is once again on the Hall of Fame ballot. Rob Carlin says cut the hypocrisy and get him in.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 days ago

Don King killed a man on this street — now they’re naming it after him

Cleveland has chosen to honor Don King in an unthinkable way. The city long has planned to name a street after the legendary boxing promoter, but in a shocking City Council reversal, the location of the street was moved — and it now coincides with a spot where King stomped a man to death in 1966....
Via New York Post
11 days ago

Boxing's not dead but needs a hero or villain immediately

The statement “boxing is dead” is false. Like with many facets of life, we don’t like change unless the changing entity turns out exactly how we envisioned it. The previous generation admonishes the current one for “ruining” what was once good. As these newly self-appointed elders rain down their criticisms, they overlook the fact the same rebellious spirit that fostered...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

GGG beats Kell Brook after corner throws in towel

Gennady Golovkin beat Kell Brook in England on Saturday after Brook’s corner stopped the fight by throwing in the towel during the 5th round. Brook stood tough with the middleweight champion and arguably won a round during the first four rounds, but his corner saw bad things coming with GGG starting to roll in the 5th round. Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle began waving the white...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Spike TV to air documentary about Ali-Frazier ‘Fight of the Century'

There’s no question we’re living in a sort of golden age for sports documentaries, with ESPN producing incredible films every year and HBO and others (Showtime, PBS, Netflix) stepping up their game as well. On Friday, Spike TV will get in on the action, airing a star-studded hourlong documentary on the 1971 fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, a bout commonly referred...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson accused of stealing ice cream treat at U.S. Open

Mike Tyson was among the glitterati in attendance at Arthur Ashe Stadium this week to take in some opening-round action at the U.S. Open. And as “Iron Mike” is wont to do from time to time, his antics duringhis appearance invited some semblance of controversy. According to eyewitness accounts, Tyson snagged an ice cream treat out of a freezer at a Ben and Jerry’s kiosk and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

With Friday's release of Hands of Stone, moviegoers and sports fans will get a crash course in remembering Roberto Duran, one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in boxing history. While the years have been at times less than kind, Duran has a history that is worth remembering.Unfortunately, Hands of Stone barely scratches the surface, choosing to focus on Duran's rise and...
Via Yardbarker
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The 20 best boxing movies ever

This week, the Roberto Duran biopic Hands of Stone is released. I haven't seen it yet, but Duran's (played by Carlos Edgar Ramirez) bouts with Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher! [Raymond]) are nothing short of legendary, especially the controversial "no mas" fight. The film co-stars Robert De Niro as Ray Arcel, the trainer who brought out the best in Duran. Rubén Blades and Ellen Barkin...
Via Yardbarker
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the family names of these great Boxers

According to long standing tradition, Boxing happens to be a sport that is passed on in the family. We have identified 23 Boxing families with at least three professional boxers in them. How many can you name? Clue: First names of the family members give, you provide the last name
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Shields, Stevenson move on to next round in Rio

Team USA boxer Shakur Stevenson was given a first round bye in the AIBA draw. Stevenson now automatically moves on to the next rounds of matches without having to face anyone in the preliminary round. In addition to Stevenson, Claressa Shields, the reigning champion in her division and the only Team USA boxing gold medalist, was also awarded a bye and moves on the quarterfinals....
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach does not want Pacquiao fighting Crawford yet

Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight again in November, though his opponent has not yet been unannounced. Some have talked about him fighting Bud Crawford, who just beat Viktor Postol last weekend. But Pac-Man’s trainer Freddie Roach does not want his fighter facing Crawford just yet. Roach told Boxing News that he is concerned about the type of preparation and camp Pacquiao would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson selling limited edition ‘Thuns Out, Guns Out’ shirt (pic)

Mike Tyson has announced he will be selling a limited edition “Thuns Out, Guns Out” shirt, a message that presumably is a nod to his trademark lisp. They are finally here! These limited edition tees are only available for two weeks. https://t.co/2kHQdqJJT9 pic.twitter.com/V4Mb7yyrVA — Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) July 28, 2016   As Iron Mike notes in the tweet, these...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Boxer Adrien Broner denied early release from Ohio jail

CINCINNATI (AP) Boxer Adrien Broner won't be released early from a 30-day jail sentence for contempt of court. A judge in Cincinnati on Thursday told the former WBA Super Lightweight champion that his celebrity wouldn't earn him leniency. The Hamilton County judge noted Broner was sentenced after showing up ''three hours late and drunk'' for his scheduled July 19 trial on felonious...
Via Associated Press
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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