Kathy Duva: ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ Is Doomed From The Start

MONTREAL — “It’s got so many holes in it, I could drive a truck through them all.” “It’s going to blow up.” “Smart people with access to lots of money make stupid decisions.” There is little love lost between Main Events Promotions CEO Kathy Duva and boxing adviser Al Haymon. She sued him last year, when her biggest prize, light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev, lost...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin Knocks Out Martin Murray In Monaco

(Golovkin, left, parries a shot from Martin Murray during their fight in Monaco [HBO]) Don King’s former director of boxing, the late Al Braverman, once described how it must feel to face former heavyweight terror Mike Tyson as follows: “You get hit with jabs, wild hooks, pulverising right hand leads, and he keeps coming and coming.” That description seemed perfectly apt...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

25th Year Anniversary: Remembering James “Buster” Douglas Defeat Mike Tyson

Twenty-five years ago it seemed as if Mike Tyson was invincible amongst his boxing peers. At the time Tyson was an undefeated phenomenon who defeated his previous opponents in malicious fashion something like the sport of Boxing had never seen before. Yes, there were great boxers before Tyson, but greats such as Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, and others never defeated...
Via The Front Office News
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Stiverne Attributes Loss to Dehydration & Muscle Damage

LAS VEGAS, NV- Now former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne did not appear at the post fight press conference following his loss to Deontay Wilder this past Saturday. Instead, Stiverne was admitted to a local hospital and later diagnosed with dehydration and muscle damage. Upon his release, after spending two days under a doctor’s care, cover, Stiverne addressed the media...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bermane Stiverne released from hospital: Says severe dehydration could have killed him

Two nights after being hospitalized following his loss to Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne, his promoter, Don King, and his trainer, Don House, hosted a press conference at the MGM Grand. PROMOTER DON KING “We called this press conference because the Bermane we saw on Saturday night was not the Bermane we all know. Deontay Wilder did a very good job; this is not a press conference...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxer Stiverne released from Vegas hospital after post-fight dehydration

LAS VEGAS -- Professional boxer Bermane Stiverne has been released from a Las Vegas hospital after treatment for what his promoter said was post-fight dehydration. Stiverne and promoter Don King were set to meet reporters Monday at the MGM Grand resort, where the 36-year-old Stiverne lost a 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday to Deontay Wilder. The win kept Wilder unbeaten in...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilder wins piece of heavyweight title over Stiverne

LAS VEGAS (AP) No one doubted Deontay Wilder could punch, not after knocking out his first 32 opponents as a pro. Saturday night he showed he could box a little bit, too. And the payoff was huge. Wilder became the first American to win a piece of the heavyweight title in nearly a decade, staggering Bermane Stiverne early on his way to a 12-round unanimous decision that kept him...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos & Quotes: Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder heated final presser

There is no love lost between Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne and Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, who didn’t mince words while participating in often tense, trash-talking-filled volatile final press conference Thursday for the fight card taking place this Saturday, Jan. 17 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The hard-hitting Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Stiverne/Wilder Grand Fighter Arrival In Las Vegas

BERMANE STIVERNE, DEONTAY WILDER, PROMOTER DON KING AND “RETURN TO GLORY” UNDERCARD FIGHTERS MAKE GRAND ARRIVALS AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME LAS VEGAS (Jan. 13, 2015) – “RETURN TO GLORY: Stiverne vs. Wilder” fight week is officially here as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne, undefeated No. 1 challenger Deontay...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bermane Stiverne is training to hurt Deontay Wilder in heavyweight title fight

WBC heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) has trained to hurt, not just knockout, undefeated, mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), January 17 in his first defense of the vacant title he captured last May with his sixth-round technical knocked of Chris Arreola (35-4). The 12-round Stiverne-Wilder championship fight headlines "Return To Glory," co-promoted...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Santa Cruz to defend title on Stiverne vs. Wilder undercard

Crowd-pleasing WBC super bantamweight titleholder Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs) will put his title and unbeaten record on the line in a 12-round bout against Jesus "Estrella" Ruiz (33-5-5, 22 KOs) on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on Showtime (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). The "Return To Glory" fight card co-promoted by Don King Productions...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

My 10 things about Marrone getting fired

1) The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world   This was about power. Plain and simple. We all know The Dougs have been at each other’s throats and sooner or later it was going to come to blows. Well, today was the final blow. We’ve documented on this site what the issues have been. Sometimes, when you come from college football, you are in essence the...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder: Both heavyweights confident entering title showdown

It’s been a longtime since there was major buzz over a heavyweight fight in the United States, but on Jan. 17 that will all change as Bermane Stiverne will defend his WBC heavyweight belt against Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout, which will be shown live on Showtime Championship Boxing, has a lot of excitement with all involved from the fighters, to the promoters...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Don King held liable after April 25 Lebedev-Jones cancellation

A U.S. judge found Don King liable for breach of contract over an April 25 world championship cruiserweight bout that was canceled after one of his fighters, Guillermo Jones, failed a drug test. The judge in Manhattan said Jones' disqualification for testing positive for the diuretic furosemide, just a few hours before he was scheduled to fight Denis Lebedev in Moscow, "plainly...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson fights crime and solves mysteries in new cartoon series

Mike Tyson was once a championship boxer known for having the most vicious knockouts in the history of the sport.  When his boxing career came to an end, he dabbled in acting, landing roles in films like The Hangover Parts 1 and 2.  When he got tired of that, Tyson moved onto a one-man show called 'Undisputed' where he told many of the stories that decorated his career from the...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A 1:1 With WIBF World Champion, Oregonian Molly McConnell

When I started exploring this topic I knew I had to reach out to the boxers if I wanted the real story from inside. Of course as with any writer in order to do that, you have to knock on doors and hope for one to open up. If the door you knocked opens, the feeling of fortune embraces you right away. But when the door opens and you get champion Molly McConnell, well that’s just...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Hines, Jason Line, John Force and Doug Kalitta discuss the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

THE MODERATOR: Andrew, what is your mindset going into the six-race championship playoffs with that No. 1 position in the Countdown?   ANDREW HINES: Right now my mindset's just to maintain what we've been doing all year long, and that's just going out there, getting round wins on Sunday. The biggest thing is trying to keep your head calm and have faith in your team and motorcycle...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

50 Ways To Kill A Boxing Match

To fans of other sports, it’s just so obvious: The Spurs face the Heat in the NBA Finals because of course they do; the Spurs won the Western Conference and the Heat won the Eastern Conference and the two winners decide the champion. In boxing, it is never so simple, and it is especially complicated this year, which makes it almost a miracle that in the fall we will get a meeting...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

50 Ways To Kill A Boxing Match

To fans of other sports, it’s just so obvious: The Spurs face the Heat in the NBA Finals because of course they do; the Spurs won the Western Conference and the Heat won the Eastern Conference and the two winners decide the champion. In boxing, it is never so simple, and it is especially complicated this year, which makes it almost a miracle that in the fall we will get a meeting...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh, Johnny and The BASW: While We’re Waiting…

So, how ’bout the Tribe? Plenty more on them in a bit. But first… Welcome to Josh Gordon Appeal Part Deux. Having spent almost all of Friday discussing the merits of inconclusive specimens and an NFL taking a pin to their very own public relations bubble, all parties will reportedly reconvene on Monday.  By now, you’ve likely read nearly every thought we have on the matter...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Boxing retirements that need to happen in 2014

Hanging up the gloves is always a touchy subject in boxing, but even so every year sees a number of high profile retirements. This year has already seen more than most, with the likes of Erik Morales, Yuri Foreman and Vitali Klitschko bidding adieu. And even so, there should have been even more retirements. David Haye unofficially retired late last year only to (shockingly) spend...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: The Best of Hot Dog Eating Contest emcee George Shea

Imagine Don King and Ray Hudson fused into a single human being. That’s what we have in George Shea, who serves as the host and comic relief for the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Shea’s over-the-top introductions are as much a Fourth of July tradition as the contest itself. He was at it again on Friday, bringing his usual verbal flourish and tongue-in-cheek...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Players To Avoid Trading For: The Rocky V Rule

One of the most popular series in cinema history is the Rocky franchise. From amazing montages, stellar cameos, Bill Conti soundtracks and of course some outlandish in-ring action, it’s won an Oscar for Best Picture, earned $1.2 billion worldwide and still runs in succession on TBS every other weekend. You know the synopsis from the first four films; it’s a story more about boxing...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 U.S. Open: Less Water, More Fun

I think this week’s U.S. Open serves as a both a lesson given and a lesson learned for the USGA. The term ‘embrace the brown’, the vaunted organization’s term for the game’s contribution to greener planet (is that some sort of an oxymoron?), has been received loud and clear. Limiting watering systems to a single file line down the middle of the fairways is both brilliant...
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotes & notes from Mike Tyson & Larry Holmes fan Q&A

Turning Stone hosted "Kings of the Ring: A Conversation with Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes" today to promoted this week's ESPN Friday Night Fights, at the resort casino in upstate New York. Longtime sports columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard and, Bud Poliguin, served as the moderator, asking the two Hall of Famers and world heavyweight champions a series of questions...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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