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Pacquiao vs. Algieri: Algieri plans to win every round Nov. 22

Chris Algieri wants to shock the world for a second time when he meets Manny Pacquiao Nov. 22 at The Venetian Macao and do so in convincing fashion. Algieri, who beat the heavily favored Ruslan Provodnikov in June to earn his shot at Pacman, wants says he plans to win every round against Pacquiao, in order to ensure a possible decision goes his way. Sure, being able to rely on his...
Via Fight Hub TV
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Mike Tyson TKO Mike Tyson in Punch-Out!!

So what happens when the real Mike Tyson takes on himself in the classic NES video game that features none other than himself as the boss? We’d find out when ‘Kid Dynamite’ stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to promote his new Warner Bros. animated series. It’s not even up for debate, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! is the best boxing video game for any console,...
Via Fight Booth
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pacquiao vs. Algieri- Chris Algieri full workout video

Just a few weeks away from the biggest opportunity of his professional pugilistic career, Chris Algieri has set up the remainder of his camp in Las Vegas before he embarks to face Manny Pacquiao on Nov 22nd. At first glance, you might question as to why Algieri has set up camp in Las Vegas and at the Palazzo hotel of all places. Team Algieri has converted the old Dos Caminos restaurant...
Via Fight Hub TV
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson takes on himself in 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out' (Video)

On Tuesday night's episode of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon persuaded retired heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to fight himself in the classic Nintendo video game "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out".Unfortunately, Mike lost in a first round TKO to the "Dynamite Kid". He didn't follow the pattern. He should have started out by covering his head, then...
Via Holdout Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trainer Abel Sanchez Says ‘GGG’ Would KO Cotto, Canelo, & Ward

Abel Sanchez gets paid to think that Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is the best fighter in the world, but I highly doubt that he’s paid to run off and tell those thoughts to the media. In an interview with The Sweet Science Sanchez said that GGG would easily do away with some of the best fighters in the world: “Miguel Cotto doesn’t make it out of the fifth round and he knows it...
Via BlackSportsOnline
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Tibbs: We’re not underestimating Eubank, Saunders know what to do in the ring

Jimmy Tibbs says that his charge Billy Joe Saunders training at a foreign camp for the showdown with rival Chris Eubank Jr. brings back memories of Nigel Benn’s epic win over Mauro Galvano. The legendary East End trainer took British boxing great Benn to a Tenerife training camp for his WBC World Super Middleweight title challenge against Italian Galvano in 1992, the results showed...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Don King held liable after April 25 Lebedev-Jones cancellation

A U.S. judge found Don King liable for breach of contract over an April 25 world championship cruiserweight bout that was canceled after one of his fighters, Guillermo Jones, failed a drug test. The judge in Manhattan said Jones' disqualification for testing positive for the diuretic furosemide, just a few hours before he was scheduled to fight Denis Lebedev in Moscow, "...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adonis Stevenson returns Dec 19th in Quebec

Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) returns to the ring December 19 at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec to face Russian challenger Dmitry "The Hunter" Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs). "THE REIGN OF SUPERMAN," featuring the world light heavyweight championship between Stevenson and Sukhotskiy, is presented by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM). For the second time in...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Al Haymon help bring boxing back to prime time?

A few weeks ago, several media outlets reported statements from boxing promoter Kathy Duva that outlined a potential deal between NBC and the most secretive and powerful man in boxing, Al Haymon:  “He’s promised NBC that he’s going to take his fighters off premium cable…He’s going to put Showtime and HBO out of the puzzle.” […] The post NBC And Al Haymon: The Marriage...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adonis Stevenson Returns To Action On December 19th

“THE REIGN OF SUPERMAN” WBC WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ADONIS STEVENSON vs. DMITRY SUKHOTSKIY December 19 at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec  MONTREAL (Oct. 27, 2014) – World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazineand lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs), the The Ring Magazine and ESPN’s 2013 Fighter of the Year and 2013...
Via BadCulture
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Sr: GGG is Just a Puncher, a Hobo Can Punch (Video)

The Boxing Voice spoke to Floyd Mayweather Sr. about GGG and in classic Mayweather Sr. fashion he went on a rant about boxers, punchers and Hobos. I get what he was trying to say, but GGG does what he is supposed to do in the ring and until someone big steps up to challenge him, we have to give him credit for destroying all his opponents who are willing to face him.
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Croatian boxer attacks referee

Vido Loncar, a Croatian boxer, viciously attacked a referee recently after losing his match to Lithuania’s Algirdas Baniulis at the European Youth Boxing Championships. According to The Guardian, the assault came just as the official was about to announce that Loncar had been defeated by Baniulis. Loncar first punched the ref in the face, knocking...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather posts photo evidence of a lost bet

Hear ye, hear ye, Floyd Mayweather has finally lost a bet. Red alert, the Midas Touch is no longer.
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boxer viciously attacks referee at Euro Championships

A scary moment took place at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. It all started when a Croatian boxer (Vido Loncar) punched a referee with a wicked right-handed blow. The referee was then knocked down, but the boy did not stop. He stood over the ref and proceeded to beat on him with a flurry of punches. Until finally, he was...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

GGG continues his reign of terror

Gennady Golovkin and Nicholas Walters share a lot more in common after Saturday night’s explosive fights in Carson California. Before “Mexican Style” the only common attribute between Golovkin (a Kazakhstan-native who’s won an Olympic silver medal) and Walters (a Jamaican-born fighter who trains in Panama) was their similarly impressive knockout records. Now, however, people...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

And Another One: GGG finishes Rubio in the 2nd Round (video)

Halloween came early inside of the StuHub Center in Carson, California were Marco Antonio Rubio would become just another victim on the list of boxing’s scariest man. Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin only needed under 2 rounds to dispose off Rubio with a left hook to the skull (everything after that was just for show) that would earn him the 18th consecutive KO/TKO finish of his now...
Via Fight Booth
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Powell was the Bo Jackson of boxing

Charlie Powell was special. His physical abilities and athletic accomplishments are so impressive that in the pantheon of multi-sport greats, Powell deserves a spot alongside Bo Jackson and Jim Thrope.

A professional baseball and football player, as well as a boxer and standout on the basketball court and the track, there was little that Powell could not do. Earlier this month, this phenomena of modern sports passed away at the age of 82.

You might be thinking, “I’ve never heard of him. He can’t be that special.”

Can you name another man who boxed Muhammad Ali and sacked a defending NFL champion quarterback 10 times in a single game? Ever heard of another high school basketball star good enough to get begged to play with the Harlem Globetrotters who could also run a 100-yard dash in 9.6 seconds? Probably not.

He could have been an even better boxer than he was, had he just focused on one sport and caught the right breaks. Powell’s brother, Art (who was a four-time AFL All-Star wide receiver, with 81 touchdowns to his name), said in a quote to the LA Times recently:

“He was a serious fighter, and if the people handled him right, he might’ve been a champion. In boxing, it’s about knowing the fights to make — and not make. You shouldn’t pick your opponent until you get to the place you want. And you need good sparring partners. I always felt they cut him short on those things.”

Still, Powell managed to rise as high as the #4 heavyweight contender, despite the fact that he was boxing in the football offseasons, having to lose weight and gain it back with the changing of the seasons. It’s difficult to fathom any of football’s big men being able, much less willing, to endure that difficulty today.

This is a tribute to a fallen athlete that even 50 years after his heyday continues to amaze with us this athletic accomplishments

- See more at: http://www.thesportsfanjournal.com/sports/boxing/charlie-powell-dead-bo-jackson-boxing-football/#sthash.M84ZWxwi.dpuf
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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