Found September 15, 2012 on
The Queensbury Rules:
Julio Cesar Chavez
Being tricky there in the headline. "Wha wha wha wha?" you might be asking yourself, "Did I miss the big fights, thinking they were on Saturday when really they were on Friday?" You did not. It's just that there's already talk about what might happen next for some of this evening's contestants. In this relatively short edition of Round And Round, there's also talk about what's next for tonight's contestants and the other two men in the headline, as well as Andre Berto, two different Marquezes and more.And because they dropped at an odd hour on Friday, this is just a pre-Round And Round-reading note to check out two posts from that day, about what's going on with yet another Marquez -- Juan Manuel is fighting Manny Pacquiao again -- and what's going on in the boxing world as a whole, via our Quick Jabs round up column.
Round And RoundSo Pacquiao-Marquez IV is on, meaning Timothy Bradley has no dance partner. What to do? One optio...
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Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton says he is coming out of retirement, more than three years after a comprehensive loss to Manny Pacquiao in the Briton's last fight.
Hatton, who won titles in the light welterweight and welterweight divisions, retired last year with a 45-2 record having been stripped of his license to box in 2010 following newspaper revelations of...
England’s Ricky Hatton has taken the British boxing world by storm once again as he announced a shock comeback to the professional fight game. Rumors quietly circulated for several weeks before today’s announcement, where ‘Hitman’ Hatton spoke of his will to “redeem” himself.
The former WBA welterweight champion’s last outing three years ago ended in devastating fashion...
It's official: after three years in retirement, former super lightweight champion Ricky Hatton is applying for a boxing license, and a November 24th comeback date in Manchester Arena has been confirmed. The Hitman is back, but any fight fan with any sense should hope it isn't for very long.
Hatton Isn't Morales
When Hatton began floating rumors of a comeback, he...
With former WBA welterweight and IBF light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton expected to announce his comeback tomorrow at a news conference, the father and trainer of undefeated super-middleweight titlist Joe Calzaghe, Enzo, has urged “The Hitman” to reconsider throwing fists … Continue reading →
The Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Sergio Martinez middleweight championship fight on Saturday night nearly reproduced the historic action from Las Vegas over 20 years, where Julio Cesar Chavez stopped Meldrick Taylor with just seconds remaining in the 12th and final round. Here, JCC Jr. was dominated all night, but in the 12th, he rallied and put down Maravilla, and went for the kill...
For 30 minutes, it looked like a fight that needed no return bout. Three minutes later, the word most commonly thrown around in the post-fight press conference was “rematch”. That was the kind of predictable then unpredictable fight that Sergio Martinez' victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. turned out to be Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Weights from The Wynn, Las Vegas, NV Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (158) vs Sergio Martinez (159) WBC middleweight championship Roman Martinez (129) vs. Miguel Beltran Jr. (131) Guillermo Rigondeaux (122) vs. Robert Marroquin (122) Matthew Macklin (160.5) vs. Joachim Alcine (158) Mike Lee (174) vs. Paul Harness (173.25) John Jackson (152) vs. Willie Nelson (153.25) [...]
Just because the key players of next week's nationally televised NBC Sports Network Fight Night triple header in Bethlehem, PA are locked away for their final preparations before their own fights, it doesn't mean they aren't looking forward to the two monster fights scheduled for this weekend - just like the rest of us. For certain, all eyes will be on both the...
Seems like it has been ages, but it’s big fight time once again. Like we do for all the biggest bouts, the TQBR staff writers sat down to nut out our thoughts on the weekend’s boxing and pugilistic politics. The roundtable is virtual, since we’re in different corners of the globe, but the talk is real. REAL TALK. (How much longer will Sergio Martinez wear the middleweight...
Top Rank® and DiBella Entertainment announced today that the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez world middleweight championship event at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, will be available live on both pay-per-view television and online. The four-bout pay-per-view card, produced and distributed live online by Top Rank and DiBella Entertainment, for $49.95, boasts...
The Ring and WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is set to overwhelm WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. later this evening at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), the 2010 “Fighter … Continue reading →
You know a fight is big time when you have other athletes from other sports commenting on it. The Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has garnered a ton of hype, and one of those who is caught up in the hype is UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger. Ellenberger who is underway in his training [...]
(Saul Alvarez, left, at his weigh-in with Josesito Lopez, right; photo credit Tom Casino, Showtime)Saturday night in Las Vegas, on the weekend of Mexican Independence Day, two major fight cards take place 16 miles apart as Top Rank and Golden Boy go head-to-head on HBO pay-per-view and Showtime respectively. Top Rank has claimed that their bout between recognized middleweight champion...