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Morales: Why Robert Guerrero thinks he has more boxing in him

Washed up. It's a term we use to describe fighters who have nothing left to give in the ring.Many wondered if Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero fit that bill because of the way he performed in three consecutive fights.Guerrero absorbed way too many punches in a unanimous decision over Yoshihiro Kamegai and in a split-decision victory over light-hitting Aron Martinez.
Via LA Daily News
23 hours ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Burns faces unbeaten Kiryl Relikh, an unbeaten power punching Ricky Hatton prospect, on Oct 7th

Ricky Burns will defend his WBA Super Lightweight title against Kiryl Relikh at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Friday October 7. Burns landed the belt at the venue in May with an eighth round stoppage win over Michele Di Rocco, adding the crown to his titles at Super Featherweight and Lightweight. The Coatbridge star meets the dangerous unbeaten Belarussian who boasts a daunting record...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

The 20 best boxing movies of all time

Via msn.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PBC on Spike final presser photos & quotes, with Guerrero-Peralta, Gausha-Martinez, Angulo-Hernandez

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Argentine slugger David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Saturday night in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET and features a pair of exciting contests as exciting puncher...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The issue Mitchell and Carlin have with Norman's comments

There were a lot of things that Brian Mitchell and Rob Carlin were fine with in Josh Norman's comments. But there was one thing they
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirby Smart provides update on Elijah Holyfield’s ankle

Calm down Georgia fans. It looks like freshman running back Elijah Holyfield isn’t hurt that bad and there shouldn’t be much need for worry about depth in the backfield heading into the season. Holyfield suffered an ankle injury during a scrimmage Saturday that led to his famous father, former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield, wishing his son a speedy recovery on social media...
Via Dawg Nation
4 days ago

Rio Olympics: Claressa Shields wins gold in women’s middle weight boxing

Claressa Shields became the first American, male or female, to win back-to-back boxing gold medals. Shields defeated Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands for the Olympic gold medal in women’s middleweight boxing on Sunday in Rio. The Flint, Mich., boxer defeated Dariga Shakimova of Kazakhstan Friday night to reach the final fight. Shields cruised through the quarterfinal and semifinal...
Via Excelle Sports
6 days ago

Errol Spence And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

It’s a pretty light schedule. Unlike one of Friday’s combatants, who weighs more than Shaquille O’Neal did early in his NBA career but is about seven inches shorter. Errol Spence vs Leonard Bundu, NBC, Sunday, Brooklyn. Spence, a brilliant young welterweight, stays busy in a rare Sunday TV fight. Bundu gave the more accomplished Keith Thurman some trouble with his awkward...
Via The Queensbury Rules
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcos Maidana announces retirement at age 33

Argentinian brawler Marcos “El Chino” Maidana is officially calling it a career. Maidana announced his retirement from the sport of boxing at the age of 33 in a Facebook post on Tuesday. A former two-division world champion, Maidana is best remembered for his courageous effort in his first fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (albeit a forgettable performance in their second bout...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ward easily outpoints Brand to set up fight with Kovalev

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Undefeated Andre Ward used a steady left hook to repeatedly score and unanimously outpointed Alexander Brand to take the WBO Intercontinental light heavyweight championship Saturday night. Ward (30-0) was never seriously threatened by Brand (25-2), the 39-year-old Colombian who lost for the first time since 2012. Ward stunned Brand early and opened a small...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Manny Pacquiao's next opponent finalized

It looks like Manny Pacquiao's next opponent has finally been decided. According to the LA Times' Lance Pugmire, Pacquiao will be facing Jessie Vargas in his next fight. The two sides reportedly will meet next week to discuss a fight location, with Las Vegas and Dubai both in play. Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, has mentioned in recent interviews that Pacquiao could fight in October...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook promises to 'shock the world' when he fights Golovkin

LONDON (AP) British boxer Kell Brook promises to ''shock the world'' when the IBF welterweight champion jumps two weight classes to fight middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The Sept. 10 fight is at the 02 Arena in London. ''I always seem to do enough, and I always find a way to win ... I'm going to shock the world,'' the 30-year-old Brook said Monday at a news conference...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
29 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
July 12, 2016  |  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
June 27, 2016  |  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
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