BOXING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ceferino Rodriguez wants Paulie Malignaggi fight next

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and his long-time promotional partner, Sergio Martinez of Maravillabox Promotions, congratulate the welterweight contender they co-promote, Ceferino “Ferino V” Rodriguez, for a hard-fought EBU (European) welterweight title-winning victory over France’s Ahmed El Mousaoui. After a scintillating back-and-forth war, Rodriguez (24-1, 12 KOs),...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 hours ago

Results: Abraham Lopez & Oscar Negrete win at LA Fight Club

In the final LA Fight Club of 2016, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (22-0-1, 15 KOs) defended his NABA Featherweight title against Sergio “Micky” Lopez (20-13-1, 13 KOs). The bout was a tough one, with “El Chamaco” emerging with a unanimous decision victory that kept his undefeated record intact. “He was definitely a warrior,” said Abraham Lopez. “I definitely thought that...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 hours ago

Deontay Wilder to help call Anthony Joshua fight on Showtime, plus Showtime’s Wilder video on injury

Deontay Wilder will join the Showtime announce team as a guest analyst for the IBF Heavyweight title fight between undefeated champion Anthony Joshua and American challenger Eric Molina on Saturday, Dec. 10. Also here, we have a Showtime video detailing Deontay Wilder’s recovery from surgery after sustaining injuries in his fight with Chris Arreola this past summer. Wilder...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
22 hours ago

Robert Garcia has Abner Mares eager to prove himself

Robert Garcia is a busy man, with gyms in his native Oxnard as well as Riverside. He's a highly sought-after trainer, his time is precious and he makes sure prospective clients know it.Garcia had heard former three-division champion Abner Mares of Hawaiian Gardens liked to go out and have a good time with his friends in the music industry, and perhaps his heart was no longer in boxing.
Via LA Daily News
1 day ago

Fighting Irishman Carl Frampton follows tough footsteps of manager Barry McGuigan

LOS ANGELES >> Carl Frampton is a skilled, intuitive featherweight champion who handed Leo Santa Cruz his first loss in July and, on Jan. 28 in Las Vegas, plans to hand him his second.
Via LA Daily News
1 day ago

Irish boxer Katie Taylor wins pro debut by knockout

Irish boxer Katie Taylor won her professional debut by a third round knockout. The 2012 Olympic champion topped Polish fighter Karina Kopinska on Saturday night in London. The 30-year-old got some solid hooks to the head and body during the first round and continued her momentum into the second round. The six-time European champion peppered Kopinska in the third round before earning...
Via Excelle Sports
6 days ago

Amateur boxer dies from brain injury days after first fight

An amateur boxer died on Wednesday, days after participating in his first career bout. Kuba Moczyk, a 22-year-old, had his first career fight Saturday at Atlantis Arena in Great Yarmouth, England. Moczyk lost after suffering a knockout punch in the third round and was taken to the hospital with bleeding in his brain. He was in a coma and on life support until passing away Wednesday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Return to relevance: Three heavyweight fights we need

Conversations with my mother tend to be either educational or hilarious or both. Mom will ask me what I have going on in my life, I’ll tell her the things I do on a regular basis and she will routinely be amazed at the things her son is doing. I say this not to brag, but if your mom is like mine, she’s generally over the moon about the life her kid has. So when I told her that...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fryer: Raiders owner Mark Davis scores with GM Reggie McKenzie

What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here … • Al Davis might have been the smartest team owner in American sports history, in that no owner understood his team’s sport better than Mr. Davis. Yet his son Mark Davis is a better...
Via The OC Register
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How do guys flirt with a women's pro boxer? Raquel Miller answers that question and more

We sat down with undefeated women's professional boxer Raquel "Pretty Beast" Miller and wanted to know one thing, how do guys respond after flirting with her that she's a professional boxer? Miller goes in-depth on how guys respond how you might expect them to, along with a viewpoint from the ladies on how "badass" it is to be a professional fighter as a woman.
Via Yardbarker Video
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward narrowly defeats Sergey Kovalev in a corker

We’re going to debate the scorecards in Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev for a long time, a bout Saturday night in which Ward barely won according to all three judges but not according to most fans watching. What we won’t debate is that we got a hugely compelling battle, one with momentum shifts, a knockdown and tactical excellence — high-level boxing at nearly its best. Because...
Via The Queensbury Rules
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather has good reason for not wanting to fight again

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has so many victories and so much money that he’s really not in a position to desire more of either. But that hasn’t prevented speculation of him returning to the ring for a chance to end his career with an unblemished 50-0 record. Fuel was added to that fire when Mayweather was spotted ringside during Manny Pacquiao’s recent bout with Jessie...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Try Outs, Ep. 1: Two regular dudes attempt to workout with a professional boxer

Yardbarker TV kicks off their new episodic show "Try Outs", where co-hosts Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet are two regular sports fans who are willing to put themselves to the test against various sporting challenges. They kickoff their first episode with the 2012 USA Boxing National Champion and undefeated professional boxer Raquel Miller. Miller does her best to get Bonta and Eddie...
Via Yardbarker Video
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nine reasons you can't miss Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward

Eighteen months ago, we were promised a battle of biblical proportions. A clash of champions. A tussle between two titans. All alliterations aside, what Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao was ultimately hyped to be never materialized, and outside of boxing's die-hards and their love for the sweet science, many soured on whether the sport could deliver on the biggest stage. Sergey...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Arum believes Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch will happen

There has been some recent buzz surrounding a possible rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, and Bob Arum is now perpetuating the latest rumors. Mayweather was on hand over the weekend to watch Pacquiao defeat Jessie Vargas, and Pacquiao later revealed that he invited Mayweather to the fight. He also said “we will see” when asked if he wants a rematch against...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Kelly on the ultimate ring entrance scenario

We're trading punches with former boxer and trainer Eric Kelly of VICE Sports. We asked Kelly about what would be the greatest song to walk to the ring to, and his response will have everybody wanting Cash Money to take over for the 99 and 2000.
Via Yardbarker Video
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Boxing great Aaron Pryor, who battled Arguello, dies at 60

Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, died Sunday. He was 60. Pryor's family issued a statement saying the boxer died at his home in Cincinnati after a long battle with heart disease. Known as ''The Hawk,'' Pryor was a crowd favorite who fought with a frenetic style, rarely if ever taking a step backward. His fights...
Via Associated Press
October 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyson Fury out of control with drugs, alcohol and depression

Tyson Fury’s biggest fight yet is taking place outside the boxing ring. Fury, who pulled out of his Oct. 29 rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, recently tested positive for cocaine, putting his status as world heavyweight champion in jeopardy. The titles seem like a footnote at this point, though, as Fury revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine on Monday that he’s...
Via NESN.com
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Scottish boxer “Iron Mike” Towell dies after severe brain injury following fight

Scottish boxer “Iron Mike” Towell died on Friday evening after suffering a serious head injury in a match in Glasgow. The Guardian reports Towell was injured after getting defeated in five rounds verse Dale Evans on Thursday. The undefeated boxer was taken to hospital following the bout where it was discovered he had severe brain bleeding and swelling. He was eventually taken...
Via The Comeback
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tyson Fury failed drug test, will be stripped of title belts

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury reportedly failed a Sept. 22 drug test and is set to be stripped of his world title belts, per Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Fury “was notified that he failed a VADA-conducted test for cocaine in a random urine sample collected on Sept. 22, multiple sources with knowledge of the test results told ESPN.com.” The results for PEDs aren’t yet in, but the...
Via Sportsnaut
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez and the process of a boxing revolution

Last weekend, over 50,000 fans descended upon AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for a sporting event featuring a variety of world-class athletes showcasing their skills. When people think of an athletic event at the place also known as Jerry’s World, the thoughts trend more in the context of the Dallas Cowboys with a sprinkle of college and high school football for good measure...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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