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Khan-Garcia, Haye-Chisora and the Retirement of Glen Johnson
With two major fights scheduled, I went into this weekend expecting plenty of pugilistic drama. In Las Vegas, Amir Khan was looking to solidify his place as the 140 lbs division top dog by taking Danny Garcia's WBC belt away from him. The fight eclipsed even the British grudge match of Haye vs. Chisora in the British news, with the two fights scheduled for the same night (although at widely separated times).
Friday night had its own televised entertainment, as the redoubtable Road Warrior, Glen Johnson, traveled to Chicago in an attempt to restart his career. As it turned out, some things went as planned, but nothing went as expected.
Credit: Ed Mulholland - HBO
Everything looked like it was going along with the script in the early rounds of Amir Khan's clash. Simply put, Khan was drilling Danny Garcia so badly that the latter looked somewhat out-classed. One monster left hook changed...
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Two of the best junior welterweights in the world meet on Saturday night in Las Vegas, as Amir Khan squares off against the undefeated Danny Garcia live on HBO. Right here, ProBoxing-Fans.com will be providing live Khan vs. Garcia results and round by round updates, giving you a complete rundown of the action and how it all plays out. Will...
Danny Garcia stopped heavy favorite Amir Khan in the fourth round to stay undefeated and add another super lightweight belt to his collection on Saturday night.
Garcia sent Khan to the canvas in the third round with a left hook, but the 2004 Olympic silver medalist for Britain was able to beat the count. At the start of the fourth, though, Garcia swarmed him with power punches,...
Live Haye vs. Chisora Results & Updates:
On Saturday, July 14, the British heavyweight grudge match we've all been waiting for takes place as we get to see David Haye vs. Dereck Chisora. The winner of the match will be in prime position for yet another title challenge, and will have serious bragging rights over his foe. Right here, find our live coverage of the Haye vs. Chisora...
After a 12-month fake retirement hiatus, David Haye returned to the ring Saturday in spectacular fashion, stopping fellow British heavyweight Dereck Chisora in a battle of two of the biggest mouths in boxing. Despite months of trash talking from both fighters, the two gentlemen decided to squash their beef in a cordial show of post-fight sportsmanship. A final positive spin was put...
Boy, was it a busy weekend in the boxing world. Seems like we have been saying that a lot lately, haven't we? Nonetheless, things have been shaken up, with some exciting bouts, surprising defeats and resounding knockouts. Right at the top of the list of course are the Haye vs. Chisora results and Khan vs. Garcia results. As such, we have updated our heavyweight division and junior...
With one day removed from the junior welterweight title unification bout between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia, things seem to be calm in Khan’s camp. Yesterday at the final press conference to hype their bout on HBO, Angel Garcia, the father of Danny Garcia went on one of his usual rants directed at Amir Khan. [...]
Glen Johnson was defeated by journeyman / fringe prospect Andrzej Fonfara on Friday evening in Chicago, in the headline event of the week's Friday Night Fights card. He promised before the bout, if he lost, he would likely retire, and indeed, he did.
Once the fight was over and the verdict was in, Johnson announced his retirement from the sport, ending a career which spanned...
Every few weeks in boxing, it feels like we're saying about the weekend's upcoming match-up, "Not bad, for a replacement fight." Or maybe it just seems that way because it has only been a few weeks between one replacement fight for a hotly anticipated rematch of a 2011 Fight of the Year candidate and another. Back then, it was Josesito Lopez-Ortiz replacing Ortiz...
The following interview with Glen Johnson took place on July 12th, 2012 at the Palmer House in Chicago immediately before Johnson made weight for his July 13th fight against Andrzej Fonfara at the UIC Pavilion. SG: Let’s get right to it. What happens after this fight assuming that you win? GJ: We’ll look at the [...]
Danny Garcia pulled the rug out from underneath Amir Khan Saturday on HBO, delivering a stunning upset via technical knockout against a far more acclaimed fighter as a 5-1 underdog or worse.Khan already had the rug pulled out from underneath him once, in his last fight, a loss against Lamont Peterson that made a Floyd Mayweather fight seem absurd, in retrospect. But when Peterson...
Glen Johnson (51-17-2, 35 KOs) ended his career by losing a decisive ten-round decision to Polish light heavyweight, Andrzej Fonfara (22-2, 12 KOs) on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights from Chicago’s UIC Pavillion. In an exclusive interview with Sam Geraci of The Sports Blitz Network, Johnson announced his retirement. SG: What did you think? Glenn Johnson: Fonfara is better. SG: [...]
Weights from Las Vegas, NV Amir Khan (139) vs. Danny Garcia (139) Fernando Guerrero (162) vs. Jose Medina (162) Brandon Hoskins (146)vs. Phil Lo Greco (149) Daquan Arnett (153) vs. Eddie Cordova (151) Jamie Kavanagh (135) vs. Paul Velarde (136)
When Teddy Atlas correctly referred to Chicago as an "old fight town," he probably didn't mean shuffleboard with gloves on. Guys like Tony Canzoneri, Mushy Callahan and Fidel LaBarba fought at Wrigley field in the 1920's, and the Coliseum was for a time a famed boxing venue.
But mummies and cobwebs looked to be the inhabitants of this week's edition of Friday...
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Former world champion Jose Luis Castillo made weight easily - to the surprise and delight of some - on Thursday afternoon at the official weigh-in for his showdown tonight against Ivan Popoca at the "CROSSROADS" boxing event presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.The main event is Glen Johnson vs...