BOXING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mayweather Jr., Mayweather Sr. and Richard Schaefer on Bob Arum’s boycott comments

While attending media day for “The Moment” Tuesday at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, I asked the same question to three people: Floyd Mayweather Jr, Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, “What is your response to Top Rank’s Bob Arum telling fans to boycott Mayweather’s bouts in order to help get a fight with Manny Pacquiao made?” The three...
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Nothing like Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitschko will knockout Alex Leapai

Wladimir Klitschko and Australian Alex Leapai spoke at Wednesday’s press conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. In a bout that will be televised in the United States live on ESPN, Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) is slated to defend the The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts against Leapai (30-4-3, 24 K0s) Saturday night at the Koenig Pilsener Arena. A reformed jailbird who three...
Via Sports by Colin
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oscar De La Hoya interested in pairing Manny Pacquiao and Saul Alvarez for bout

With all of the talk surrounding Manny Pacquiao‘s next bout being focused on Floyd Mayweather, why can’t all that talk be focused on the man Mayweather beat last September? One man who thinks that Saul Alvarez is worthy of being spoken alongside Pacquiao is the head of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya. According to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times and Bad Left Hook, De La...
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All Access ‘Mayweather vs. Maidana’ (Full Debut Episode)

Is it about the money? Absolutely. Is it about the fame? Absolutely. It’s everything wrapped in one. I wanna be the best. Not just the best fighter. I wanna the best athlete, period. When I leave, I will be known as TBE. And that’s, ‘The Best Ever’. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back, and that means we get ‘All Access’ to TMT all the way up to May 3rd, when he puts his perfect...
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Roger Mayweather Says He Hopes Floyd Fights Pacquiao (Video)

Roger Mayweather may be the only person more confident in Floyd’s skills than Floyd Jr. himself. When asked yesterday about the possibility of a Floyd vs Manny fight Roger said, “I hope the fight goes on.” The fact that this fight didn’t occur 3 years ago while both fighters were in their prime is an atrocity. Mayweather is a smarter fighter today but he doesn’t have the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oscar De La Hoya Ready to Get Back into Bed With Bob Arum

A lot of casual boxing fans ask what exactly is the COLD WAR? There is a lot of background on this, but here is what it means in its simplest form. Top Rank and Golden Boy won’t do business together, which makes it impossible for the best fights to be made. It is why you can’t get an Adrien Broner vs. Manny Pacquiao fight for example. After Floyd Mayweather switched from HBO...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

George Foreman Wants Bernard Hopkins to Retire

Some irony and some truth to Big George’s words to Bernard Hopkins. Here is what he had to say to TMZ. “Leave while you can. When the curtain closes, you don’t want to be laying on your back in the middle of the ring.” When asked what he would say to Hopkins, Foreman told us, “Bernard, you looked great! Fantastic! Isn’t that the way you wanna go out? You looked unbeatable...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Klitschko vs. Leapai press conference photos & notes, including Shannon Brigg’s odd appearance

The final press conference for the Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alex Leapai fight was held earlier this afternoon. It wasn't without drama, either, although it had nothing to do with Klitschko vs. Leapai. For some odd reason, Shannon Briggs stormed the presser and made a scene, demanding a shot at Klitschko and ripping off his shirt in the process. God help us. Plus, we also have another...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Afterthoughts On Bernard Hopkins’ Achievements, Floyd Mayweather Buying Stuff And More

Are there even enough words, enough “elephantiasis of the balls”-style puns? Or does one shake his head and offer none? If Paulie Malignaggi’s loss this past weekend leads to his retirement, as he has said he might, we can count on a lot fewer of these kind of stunts to brighten/sully/whatever the sport. It’s just as well, and not just because everyone will be at lesser risk...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luis Collazo looking to make The Moment PPV, his moment, against Amir Khan

Luis Collazo spent the afternoon of his birthday speaking with reporters about what he calls the "highest plateau that one can fight on." Collazo, who turned 33-years-old today, will face Amir "King" Khan in the co-main event of "THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana" on Saturday, May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on Showtime PPV. Collazo...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Showtime Boxing Highlights: Porter KO’s Malignaggi; B-Hop knocks down Sumenov

Golden Boy Promotions brought its stacked ‘History at the Capital’ card to The DC Armory on Saturday night and it lived up to expectations. In the main event of the evening, timeless wonder Bernard Hopkins successfully unify his IBF Light Heavyweight title with Kazakhstan’s Beibut Shumenov’s WBA Super and IBA Light Heavyweight titles. At the ripe young age of 49, Hopkins...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rankings updates: Hopkins vs. Shumenov, Porter vs. Malignaggi, Pacquiao vs. Bradley & more

Good news everybody, it's rankings updates day! It's one of our favorite days after a big round of action in the sport, and we saw plenty of meaningful bouts over the past weekend. After the Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov fight, the Shawn Porter vs. Paulie Malignaggi fight, and more, we've updated a handful of our top 10 divisional rankings. Take a look. Updated...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Showtime Shawn Porter walks right through Paulie Malignaggi with a 4th round TKO to retain the IBF Welter-Weight Championship of the World.

The World of boxing can now add Paulie Malignaggi, to the list of people who have seriously under estimated the power of IBF Welterweight Champion Showtime Shawn Porter. Porter made easy work of the fight last night. For weeks Malignaggi and his camp were talking all kinds of crap of how the former  holder of 2 belts was going to take the IBF Championship away from the one they...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans ‘will be treated to’ watching Gennady Golovkin knockout Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Abel Sanchez told World Boxing News on Friday that Gennady Golovkin has resumed training and is excited to throw fists with former WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Meeting at 168 pounds, the 5-foot-11 Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) is tentatively slated to face the 6-foot-1 Chavez (48-1-1-1, 32 KOs) on July 19 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The 32-year-old Golovkin...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Negotiating With Al Haymon & Showtime

Al Haymon is a couple of big signings from truly running championship boxing. According to reports,  former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is strongly considering parting ways with his long-time promoter, Bob Arum, and Top Rank. According to one source, Chavez’s unanimous decision victory over Bryan Vera on September 28 was the final bout on his contract. Chavez...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Tyson throws opening pitch at PNC Park

‘Kid Dynamite’ was in town last night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the hometown Pittsburgh Pirates took on the Milwaukee Brewers in a early season NL Central match up under the lights in PNC Park. This was part of Tyson’s promotional tour in Pittsburgh ahead of his Friday night Iron Mike Productions fight card (you can catch on Showtime starting at 10:45 p...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley II: Live blog!

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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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