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Bob Arum booked Mandalay Bay on Oct. 15 for Manny Pacquiao

There have been a lot of questions lately about whether or not Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring. His promoter says he does not know the answer to that question, but he has taken steps to ensure he is prepared in case Pac Man does want to fight again. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole reports that Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has reserved the Mandalay Bay on Oct. 15 for a potential Pacquiao...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin closes in on deal to fight Chris Eubank Jr.

LOS ANGELES (AP) Gennady Golovkin is closing in on a deal to defend his three middleweight title belts against Britain's Chris Eubank Jr. Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the sides are ''working on finalizing details.'' ''GGG is willing to go to the UK to defend his world titles, and it would be a huge event,'' Loeffler said in a text...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

With no Alvarez fight in sight, Golovkin booking next bout

LOS ANGELES — Gennady Golovkin is closing in on a deal to defend his three middleweight title belts against Britain's Chris Eubank Jr.Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the sides are ''working on finalizing details.''''GGG is willing to go to the UK to defend his world titles, and it would be a huge event,'' Loeffler said in a text message...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather says he is opening strip club in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has decided to kill two birds with one stone by opening up his own strip club in Las Vegas. We all know Mayweather and his crew spend a lot of time and money in gentlemen’s clubs. On Sunday morning, Floyd announced in an Instagram post that he’ll soon be making it rain in his own strip club. I am just months away from opening up my very own strip...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao is coming out of retirement to box unknown opponent

Manny Pacquiao will box once again. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, promoter Bob Arum said the recently retired boxer will come back to the ring to fight an unknown opponent in either late October or early November in the main event of an HBO fight in Vegas. After beating Timothy Bradley in a unanimous decision back in April, Pacquiao called it quits soon after. Arum told...
Via The Comeback
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Pacquiao plans to return to the ring Nov. 5

LAS VEGAS (AP) Manny Pacquiao isn't ready to give up his night job just yet. Pacquiao, who said before his last fight in April that he would retire, now plans to return to the ring in November against an opponent who has yet to be selected. Promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday that Pacquiao got permission to take a break from his new duties as a senator in the Philippines to take another...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Golokvin to fight 'an animal' in Kell Brook in London

NEW YORK (AP) Middleweight world champion and rising star Gennady ''GGG'' Golovkin says a fight against welterweight champ Kell Brook in September will be the biggest test of his career. Golovkin said Thursday that Brook is strong and the best in his division. Brook is moving up two weight classes to face Golovkin, perhaps the most feared active fighter in boxing because of his...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Deontay Wilder wins fight despite broken hand, torn biceps

Deontay Wilder defeated Chris Arreola handily on Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala. after Arreola’s corner stopped the fight following the eighth round. It wasn’t Wilder’s relatively early victory and domination that was quite as impressive as the circumstances surrounding his win. Wilder and his team said after the fight that the boxer beat Arreola despite having a broken...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner reportedly appeared drunk, was late for court

Boxer Adrien Broner was given 30 days in jail by a judge on Tuesday after failing to show up on time for his trial on alleged felony assault and aggravated battery charges. Worst part of all, Broner described himself as feeling sick all morning and appeared “drunk” or “hungover” according to the presiding judge. Broner’s trial was scheduled to begin at 9:00 am in Hamilton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Boxer Adrien Broner jailed for not showing up for Ohio trial

CINCINNATI (AP) Boxer Adrien Broner was sentenced to 30 days in jail for failing to show up for his scheduled trial on assault and robbery charges. A court official confirmed Wednesday that a Hamilton County judge in Cincinnati sentenced the former WBA Super Lightweight champion Tuesday after finding him in contempt of court. Broner showed up later Tuesday, telling the judge he...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Boxer Adrien Broner denied early release from Ohio jail

CINCINNATI (AP) Boxer Adrien Broner won't be released early from a 30-day jail sentence for contempt of court. A judge in Cincinnati on Thursday told the former WBA Super Lightweight champion that his celebrity wouldn't earn him leniency. The Hamilton County judge noted Broner was sentenced after showing up ''three hours late and drunk'' for his scheduled July 19 trial on felonious...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson selling limited edition ‘Thuns Out, Guns Out’ shirt (pic)

Mike Tyson has announced he will be selling a limited edition “Thuns Out, Guns Out” shirt, a message that presumably is a nod to his trademark lisp. They are finally here! These limited edition tees are only available for two weeks. https://t.co/2kHQdqJJT9 pic.twitter.com/V4Mb7yyrVA — Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) July 28, 2016   As Iron Mike notes in the tweet, these...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr. reported missing in Las Vegas

Roger Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr., was reported missing in Las Vegas Saturday night. According to a report from KTNV, Roger Mayweather was last seen a 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Police say he could be suffering from a number of medical conditions and does not have his medication. Roger Mayweather, 55, is also a former boxer. He was Floyd’s trainer for years...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Uncle, trainer of Floyd Mayweather Jr. found

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Latest on disappearance of uncle of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Las Vegas police say the uncle and longtime trainer of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been found safe after being missing overnight. Authorities say 55-year-old Roger Mayweather was located Sunday morning and was reunited with his family. Police did not say where he...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach does not want Pacquiao fighting Crawford yet

Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight again in November, though his opponent has not yet been unannounced. Some have talked about him fighting Bud Crawford, who just beat Viktor Postol last weekend. But Pac-Man’s trainer Freddie Roach does not want his fighter facing Crawford just yet. Roach told Boxing News that he is concerned about the type of preparation and camp Pacquiao would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook promises to 'shock the world' when he fights Golovkin

LONDON (AP) British boxer Kell Brook promises to ''shock the world'' when the IBF welterweight champion jumps two weight classes to fight middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The Sept. 10 fight is at the 02 Arena in London. ''I always seem to do enough, and I always find a way to win ... I'm going to shock the world,'' the 30-year-old Brook said Monday at a news conference...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Manny Pacquiao's next opponent finalized

It looks like Manny Pacquiao's next opponent has finally been decided. According to the LA Times' Lance Pugmire, Pacquiao will be facing Jessie Vargas in his next fight. The two sides reportedly will meet next week to discuss a fight location, with Las Vegas and Dubai both in play. Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, has mentioned in recent interviews that Pacquiao could fight in October...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the family names of these great Boxers

According to long standing tradition, Boxing happens to be a sport that is passed on in the family. We have identified 23 Boxing families with at least three professional boxers in them. How many can you name? Clue: First names of the family members give, you provide the last name
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields, Stevenson move on to next round in Rio

Team USA boxer Shakur Stevenson was given a first round bye in the AIBA draw. Stevenson now automatically moves on to the next rounds of matches without having to face anyone in the preliminary round. In addition to Stevenson, Claressa Shields, the reigning champion in her division and the only Team USA boxing gold medalist, was also awarded a bye and moves on the quarterfinals....
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ward easily outpoints Brand to set up fight with Kovalev

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Undefeated Andre Ward used a steady left hook to repeatedly score and unanimously outpointed Alexander Brand to take the WBO Intercontinental light heavyweight championship Saturday night. Ward (30-0) was never seriously threatened by Brand (25-2), the 39-year-old Colombian who lost for the first time since 2012. Ward stunned Brand early and opened a small...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward Cruises, Everyone Else Snoozes

Welp, Andre Ward vs Alexander Brand Saturday night on HBO didn’t do much to sell Ward vs Sergey Kovalev in the fall, but everyone probably still will watch anyway. Ward won every round with ease, but struggled to hurt the awkward, survival-oriented Brand, making for a snoozer. On paper it was pretty obvious that this wasn’t going to tell us too much about Ward, Aging, Acclimating...
Via The Queensbury Rules
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Results: Chazz Witherspoon & Emanuel Taylor score stoppages

Chazz Witherspoon scored his fifth consecutive knockout victory as he took out Mike Marrone in round two of their scheduled six-round heavyweight bout in the main event at the Grundy Arena. Witherspoon sent Marrone to the canvas in round one with a left hook. Seconds later it was a hard 1-2 that sent Marrone down for a second time. In round two, Witherspoon landed a booming right...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
15 days ago

Amnat Ruenroeng's fight from prison to the Olympics

Amnat Ruenroeng speaks openly, even eagerly, about his years in a Thai prison. His path out of poverty, crime and drug addiction began in a cell. He wants it to end in an Olympic ring with a medal around his neck, and he was willing to return from the pro ranks to try for that storybook ending again. "There are some good parts of being in prison," Ruenroeng said through a translator...
Via CSN Chicago
14 days ago

Amnat Ruenroeng's fight from prison to the Olympics

Amnat Ruenroeng speaks openly, even eagerly, about his years in a Thai prison. His path out of poverty, crime and drug addiction began in a cell. He wants it to end in an Olympic ring with a medal around his neck, and he was willing to return from the pro ranks to try for that storybook ending again. "There are some good parts of being in prison," Ruenroeng said through a translator...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook HBO The Buzz

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Kell “The Special One” Brook in New York City for a press conference to formally announce their highly anticipated international showdown on Saturday, September 10 at The O2 in London, England. In the video, Golovkin’s promoter starts the hype train early, saying he expects a night of fireworks from the best middleweight and best welterweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
14 days ago
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