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Video: Harold Lederman talks Andre Ward’s upcoming fight

Harold Lederman is back with another installment of his Hey Harold series, as the HBO Boxing unofficial scorer takes a look at upcoming matches and offers his analysis on the fighters and the bout itself. Here, he’s taking a look at the upcoming fight for Andre Ward. The S.O.G. returns to the ring against Alexander Brand on HBO Boxing on Saturday, August 6th. What awaits Ward after...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
15 hours ago

Lucas Browne out to prove he’s clean with WBC clean boxing program

Lucas Big Daddy” Browne of Australia is upping the ante in his quest to clear his name and regain his championship by voluntarily enrolling in the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program. The hard-punching Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) stopped Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Chagaev in round 10 last March in Grozny, Russia, to become Australia’s first-ever heavyweight champion. The dramatic victory, however...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Claressa Shields forms strong bond with coach she once clashed with

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Claressa Shields won a gold medal as the most dominant fighter in London at the first Olympic women's boxing tournament. After reigning atop the amateur sport for the ensuing three years, the ferocious American middleweight was favored to win gold again in Rio de Janeiro. And here came this Irish boxing coach trying to change her game. "Oh, we clashed...
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Terrell Gausha discuss upcoming Spike TV clashes

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, Mexican brawler Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo and undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha participated in a press conference in Santa Monica Tuesday hosted by Spike in advance of the Premier Boxing Champions and Bellator doubleheader August 26 and 27 from Honda Center in Anaheim. PBC on Spike takes place Saturday, August 27 in an event headlined...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago

Whicker: Mum's the word about possible Terence Crawford-Manny Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS -- Bob Arum expected Terence Crawford to beat Viktor Postol on Saturday night. When it happened, he was still speechless."I'm not talking to you guys anymore," Arum told writers after Crawford took Postol's WBO light-welterweight championship and kept his own WBA version. "From now on I'm Al Haymon.
Via LA Daily News
4 days ago

Adrien Broner reportedly appeared drunk, was late for court

Boxer Adrien Broner was given 30 days in jail by a judge on Tuesday after failing to show up on time for his trial on alleged felony assault and aggravated battery charges. Worst part of all, Broner described himself as feeling sick all morning and appeared “drunk” or “hungover” according to the presiding judge. Broner’s trial was scheduled to begin at 9:00 am in Hamilton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DeSoto boxer Errol Spence Jr. to square off against Leonard Bundu in welterweight world title eliminator

DeSoto boxer Errol Spence Jr. can secure a title shot with a win in his next bout.The 26-year-old Spence (20-0, 17 knockouts) will take on once-beaten contender Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 knockouts) in a 12-round welterweight title eliminator that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Sunday, August 21, on NBC from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York...
Via SportsDay
9 days ago

Deontay Wilder wins fight despite broken hand, torn biceps

Deontay Wilder defeated Chris Arreola handily on Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala. after Arreola’s corner stopped the fight following the eighth round. It wasn’t Wilder’s relatively early victory and domination that was quite as impressive as the circumstances surrounding his win. Wilder and his team said after the fight that the boxer beat Arreola despite having a broken...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Golokvin to fight 'an animal' in Kell Brook in London

NEW YORK (AP) Middleweight world champion and rising star Gennady ''GGG'' Golovkin says a fight against welterweight champ Kell Brook in September will be the biggest test of his career. Golovkin said Thursday that Brook is strong and the best in his division. Brook is moving up two weight classes to face Golovkin, perhaps the most feared active fighter in boxing because of his...
Via Associated Press
14 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather says he is opening strip club in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has decided to kill two birds with one stone by opening up his own strip club in Las Vegas. We all know Mayweather and his crew spend a lot of time and money in gentlemen’s clubs. On Sunday morning, Floyd announced in an Instagram post that he’ll soon be making it rain in his own strip club. I am just months away from opening up my very own strip...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

With no Alvarez fight in sight, Golovkin booking next bout

LOS ANGELES — Gennady Golovkin is closing in on a deal to defend his three middleweight title belts against Britain's Chris Eubank Jr.Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the sides are ''working on finalizing details.''''GGG is willing to go to the UK to defend his world titles, and it would be a huge event,'' Loeffler said in a text message...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner fight date set

There’s been a lot of hype about whether or not Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner will finally duke it out before Pac Man retires, but now it looks like this fight will actually be happening. We don’t have a venue yet, even though MGM Grand seems like a likely fit. But the fight is scheduled to take place on Oct. 15, according to a report from BoxingScene.com. Pac Man sports a...
Via The Sports Daily
June 28, 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

Five pro boxers who might want to compete in the Olympics

The announcement that professional boxers will be able to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics is certainly controversial but is undeniably one of the most interesting developments in the amateur game in a long time. It remains to be seen whether any pros feel the need to try for a medal and can stand the pay cut and taking the hard-earned Olympic spot of a young amateur. 2016 Olympic...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

A song for Muhammad Ali

The beauty and the beast of modern times is that we can all mourn together. Well, at least that’s one of the byproducts of our interconnected world these days. No longer waiting for the announcement of one’s passing to settle (or in a most creepy sense, not waiting for the actual passing), the instant remembrances after the death of a public figure become more than expressions...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every one of Muhammad Ali's title bout opponents

Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016, and to celebrate this legend, considered by many to be the "Greatest Of All Time," we wanted to honor him with a quiz highlighting his impressive boxing career. So, can you name every one of his opponents in his 36 title fights? Clue: Day of fight, W/L, type of conclusion (KO - Knock Out, TKO - Technical Knock Out, UD - Unanimous Decision...
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Smith, Lennox Lewis pallbearers for Muhammad Ali

If you ever took for granted the relationship Will Smith had with Muhammad Ali after Smith portrayed the boxing icon on film, you no longer will. Smith was announced as one of the pallbearers for Ali’s funeral scheduled for this Friday. As word of Ali’s passing spread over the weekend, Smith was one of many stars to pay their respects. “You shook up the World! My Mentor &...
Via The Comeback
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Hana Ali shares last moments of father Muhammad Ali's life via Twitter

Muhammad Ali will always be remembered as a fighter, both in and outside of the ring. Whether it was dodging punishing punches from the towering George Foreman or standing up against the Vietnam War, Ali was never known as one to back down from a fight. His heart just wouldn’t let him.  So when the three-time heavyweight champion was fighting his last battle late Friday night...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Greatest knockouts of boxing great Muhammad Ali's career

Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, died Friday at age 74. His boxing career was full of historic fights that provided sports fans of all ages with incredible excitement. Ali also took on the best competition, including Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks, Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston and more. Check out the 10 greatest knockouts from his legendary career in the video below.
Via NESN.com
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido And Artur Beterbiev

If you’re a boxing fan you know where it’s at this weekend: Francisco Vargas vs Orlando Salido on HBO. Everything else seems a little underwhelming by comparison. Francisco Vargas vs Orlando Salido, Saturday, HBO, Carson Calif. In what seems to be a surefire fight of the year candidate, rugged Mexican junior lightweight Vargas takes on hard-as-nails veteran Salido. Sure, Vargas...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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