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ESPN Friday Night Fights: Undercard Results Part 1

Chicago, IL ~~~ The fans at the UIC Pavilion got a fairly good boxing display on the non-televised portion of ESPN Friday Night Fights. A seemingly rising star and a good toe-to-toe boxing match got the energy up fast. Chicago-native, welterweight Semajay Thomas opened the card up with a bang. He finished his opposition Charon […] The post ESPN Friday Night Fights: Undercard Results...
Via Outside Analysis
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golovkin vs. Geale fight week quotes, video interviews & news updates

Over the past few days in New York City, there's been a number of fight week events for this Saturday's Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale HBO Boxing card at Madison Square Garden, also including Bryant Jennings vs. Mike Perez. Right here, you can check out some video interviews and news updates, quotes, and all other kinds of good stuff. Video Interviews & News Updates...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Friday Night Fights Official Weigh-in Results

Chicago, IL ~~~ Some of boxing big names were in attendance at the official weigh-in for the July 25th installment of ESPN Friday Night Fights. Former heavyweight champion Chris Byrd was among the large crowd inside of the Haymarket Pub and Brewery. The crowd witnessed a tense exchange between Roberto “La Amenza” Garcia and Breidis […] The post ESPN Friday Night Fights Official...
Via Outside Analysis
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Easiest Hardest: Golovkin Vs. Geale Preview And Prediction

Middleweight’s version of Perun, Gennady Golovkin, faces his best opponent this Saturday on HBO in Daniel Geale, an opponent who has beaten better foes than he has. Such is the mythological might of the man they call GGG that Geale is viewed as a sizable underdog. The longer we go, the more the mythology matches the human being. We heard wild tales of Golovkin’s gym feats before...
Via The Queensbury Rules
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves: Rios media workout highlights

Brandon Rios is set to make his return after almost 9 months since his last bout which was a loss to Manny Pacquiao in what looks to be a tough match with Argentine Diego Chaves in Las Vegas. The bout will be on HBO at The Cosmopolitan and offers Chaves the chance to get a big name on his resume. For his part, Brandon Rios looks to put the Pacquiao loss behind him and wants to show...
Via Fight Hub TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyson to present Holyfield during induction into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame: Report

Mike Tyson will get another chance to chew on the ear of Evander Holyfield when he will present Holyfield at his induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame next month.Tyson, who famously took a bite of his opponent's ear during a 1997 title fight and was disqualified, is sure to lay on the shtick when his most famous opponent is inducted at the Tropicana on Aug. 9.Since then...
Via The Other Paper
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson To Present Evander Holyfield at Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame

A lot has changed in the 17 years following the infamous heavyweight championship bout when Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear. They’ve starred in commercials together, helped each other in their business endeavors and now Tyson will be presenting Holyfield at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Tyson said that it’s going to be a “privilege and high honor”...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in History: Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson II

On July 22, 1963, Sonny Liston defeated Floyd Patterson in their second meeting to defend the heavyweight title at the Convention Center in Las Vegas. Patterson hit the ground three times and was finally counted out 2:10 into the first round. Ironically, a ring side vendor yelled “Last round, folks,” before the match started. The contract for their first meeting bound the...
Via Grandstand University
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Bika vs. Dirrell rematch & its implications at 168 lbs

Bika and Dirrell Set to Do it Again: A few weeks from now, Sakio Bika is set to square off with Anthony Dirrell for a second time at the StubHub Center in Carson, California for the WBC super middleweight strap. Although generally overlooked in fight circles, this is actually a very important match. Not only will it (hopefully) settle affairs between Bika and Dirrell, but it will...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Jones Jr. is an eroded boxing legend

Claiming to “still got it,” shopworn boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. will throw fists with Courtney Fry on Saturday night at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. Jones (57-8, 40 KOs) last vacated the ring on December 21 after earning a unanimous decision over Frenchman Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf. Comparatively, the 39-year-old (18-5, 6 KOs) Fry has lost two consecutive bouts...
Via Sports by Colin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentinean great Sergio Martinez will wrongly continue to box

Sergio Martinez will not retire from prizefighting and he expects to regain a crown in the near future. In an extraordinarily dominant performance, Miguel Cotto stopped the 39-year-old Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) six seconds into the 10th round to capture the WBC middleweight championship on June 7 at Madison Square Garden. Meeting at a maximum weight of 159 pounds, the 5-foot-7 Cotto...
Via Sports by Colin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Martinez Decides Not to Retire From Boxing

Boxers rarely walk away from the sport on a high note. Normally, they hang around way past their prime until literally no one will fight them anymore. Sergio Martinez probably should retire, because his body is telling him to retire, but his mind has told him that the Cotto fight was just a bad night, so he will fight on. Here is the story via ESPN. “Miguel De Pablos (Martinez’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather objects to Bieber question: That’s racial profiling

Some clueless, nosy reporter showed up to Floyd Mayweather’s press conference in Chicago this week and decided to question his relationship with fellow entertainers Johnny Manziel and Justin Bieber. Floyd didn’t care for the line of questioning and even suggested the woman was “racial profiling.” First NBC Chicago reporter Peggy Kusinski asked Floyd about his […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake parodies Manny Pacquiao singing in ESPYs skit (Video)

Drake filmed a parody of boxer Manny Pacquiao singing which aired during Wednesday night's ESPY awards.In the "Manny Pacquiao Sings" skit, Drake plays Pacquiao in a studio recording session as he sings his version of "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen (utilizing some Disney synergies here). Gary Cole co-stars as the over-enthusiastic music producer.As a basis...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Ronda Rousey: ‘I Don’t Know Who He Is’ (Video)

While Ronda Rousey has expressed interest in fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. and even said she could beat him, the fact remains that the potential matchup will likely never come to fruition. But the idea of one of the best pound-for-pound boxers of all-time and the most dominant female fighter in UFC history battling it out is too intriguing to not speculate about it. And that’s...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo versus Lara: Father Fight Wolff explains it all

Canelo Alvarez was awarded a controversial split decision over Erislandy Lara this past Saturday night inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The judges scorecards read 115-113 for Lara and 115-113 and 117-111 for Canelo. The Showtime commentators could not agree either. Steve Farhood had it 115-113 for Lara while Brian Kenny had it 116-112 for Canelo. This was a classic...
Via Fight Booth
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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