Vargas shuts out Herrera after 13-month layoff

Jessie Vargas admitted to having some ring rust Friday night in his first fight since a November 2016 loss to Manny Pacquiao, but he still had little trouble against Aaron Herrera and cruised to a shutout unanimous decision.
10 hours ago

Tete makes second title defense vs. Narvaez

Zolani Tete will make his second defense of his bantamweight title in February against mandatory challenger Omar Narvaez, promoter Frank Warren said Friday. The fight will take place at the Copper Box Arena in London.
17 hours ago

Ringside Seat: Saunders and Lemieux close out 2017 with eyes on bigger future

In the last major fight of 2017, middleweight world titleholder Billy Joe Saunders defends against David Lemieux Saturday night, with the winner having the inside lane to a shot at the winner of a future Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez rematch.
21 hours ago

Floyd Mayweather says UFC offered him $1 billion

Floyd Mayweather is a very rich man. But “Money” claims the UFC is attempting to make him even richer.“They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back. I can come right back. If I want to, I can come right back to the UFC.”So, what would his return to combat sports mean? How many fights? Well…“I can go fight in the Octagon – I can go and do a three or four-fight deal...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saunders eyes Canelo after Lemieux

Billy Joe Saunders takes on David Lemieux this Saturday night as he defends his WBO World Middleweight title in Canada, live on BoxNation. Saunders, 28, won the title in December 2015 against Andy Lee and has defended his title on two occasions since, a decision win over Artur Akavov and then defeating Willie Monroe Jr over twelve rounds. Saunders is undefeated in 25 fights with...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Mayweather-McGregor is second-highest PPV fight in history

The pay-per-view numbers for the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match have finally been released, and they’re pretty sizable.Showtime announced on Thursday that the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather in late August did 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America.The large amount places the McGregor-Mayweather fight as the second-most purchased pay-per-view...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

U.S. national team mess could wind up pushing Jonathan Gonzalez to El Tri

The young Monterrey midfielder is turning heads in Liga MX, but a rudderless USMNT could wind up missing the boat on a promising teenager
Via Sporting News
1 day ago

Taylor triumphant, Benn shows heart and Ward wins European title – York Hall results

Katie Taylor defended her WBA World Lightweight title against Jessica McCaskill at York Hall on Wednesday night, on an action packed night for British boxers, defeating her opponent with a unanimous points victory. Taylor, 31, extended her unbeaten pro career to eight wins after a tough ten round bout, with McCaskill stunning the Irish boxer with a some good shots, wobbling the champion...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago

Boxer Stephen Smith nearly has ear torn off during fight

A boxing match was stopped on Saturday night after one of the fighters was unable to continue because his ear was nearly torn off.Stephen Smith had a nasty cut down his left ear that was causing heavy bleeding and needed some medical attention. His fight with Francisco Vargas at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas had to be stopped after the ninth round because of the cut. Afterwards,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vasyl Lomachenko has awesome new nickname after making Rigondeaux quit

Not only is Vasyl Lomachenko a bad man in the ring, but he also is an ace marketer.Lomachenko fought previously unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York and won after Rigo quit following the sixth round, citing a hand injury.Lomachenko is now 10-1 with eight knockouts, but the crazy thing is he’s now won four fights in a row by making his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson says he hated ‘Punch-Out’ when it first came out

Mike Tyson claims he hated the iconic video game that bears his name — “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out” when it was first released all the way back on Oct. 18, 1987.“I wasn’t a fan at the time,” Tyson told TMZ’s Harvey Levin in an upcoming “OBJECTified” episode. “I had no idea it would be such a big, uh, thing.” A big thing, indeed.“Punch-Out” arguably is among the greatest sports video...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Andre Ward: A champion’s career comes to a close

Being undefeated in boxing, even in today’s climate of fighters having tailored career paths, is a marvelous feat. Winning a championship belt in multiple weight classes and from multiple boxing federations places a fighter in rarified air. Combine that with an Olympic medal, and Andre “S.O.G.” Ward has compiled a career resume that pales in comparison to no one.The 33-year-old from...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Alvarez vs. Golovkin result gives boxing another black eye

I can not close out today’s Immediate Thoughts without mentioning the “big fight” this past Saturday. Canelo Álvarez versus Gennady Golovkin. This was supposed to be the fight that brought pro boxing back to the forefront. The bout that would be the fight of the year. A fight that would far outshine the Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fiasco a few weeks back.It failed on all fronts...
Via The Sports Post
September 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs. Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin prediction

With the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin steady approaching, many boxing fans are excited to see two of the best face off. Boxing has long needed big names to face each other. Unfortunately, fans have been forced to watching “cherry picked” fights that fluff the winning column. Thankfully, 2017 has seen some very interesting fights, for example Adrian Broner...
September 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Mike Tyson advisor gets 33 months in prison for stealing

Brian J. Ourand was an advisor to Mike Tyson and others who stole more than $1 million, and now his judgment day has come.According to Andrew Welsch of OnWallStreet, Ourand, 56 years of age, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for his crime. The former advisor “used the stolen funds to pay golf course fees, tanning salons, stays in high-end hotels, health care memberships and other...
Via Sportsnaut
September 08, 2017  |  Discuss

The 25 most purchased pay-per-view boxing matches of all time

In addition to being the most hyped event in combat sports history, Saturday's boxing fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is poised to be the most purchased event in pay-per-view history. That's what happens when you have stars in two separate sports — MMA for McGregor, boxing for Mayweather — going head to head. Oh yes, it also helps when the two participants are...
August 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Study shows boxing’s impact on health of Muhammad Ali

According to a new study from Arizona State University, Muhammad Ali’s speaking ability began to decline as soon as age 30 because of boxing.“Ali’s articulation started to become less precise in the mid-1970s, when he was between 30 and 35 years old, almost certainly as a result of blows to the head suffered in the ring. The study suggests that changes in the quality of speech can...
Via Sportsnaut
August 24, 2017  |  Discuss

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