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Bob Arum blames UFC for latest McGregor-Mayweather roadblock

Money often is a huge issue in putting together mega-fights in the sport of boxing, and that appears to be the case for the potential bout between boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor.The egos involved in this situation are massive. Everyone wants their fair share of the money generated from the fight, and one legendary boxing promoter believes the UFC’s...
Via NESN.com
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Results: Jorge Linares defeats Anthony Crolla via wide UD

Jorge Linares defended his WBA Lightweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Crolla Saturday evening on Showtime from Manchester, England. The win sets Linares up for a possible unification fight with WBC Lightweight World Champion Mikey Garcia, a matchup that would be considered one of the best that can be made in any weight class. Saturday’s main...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 26, 2017

Hasim Rahman Jr’s pro debut moved to April 14th at MGM National Harbor

When promoter Greg Cohen announced he had finalized arrangements for his next event, the decision to delay his promising heavyweight hopeful, Hasim Rahman Jr.’s, professional boxing debut two more weeks became an easy one. Originally scheduled to turn professional on March 23, Baltimore native Rahman will now have his first four-round fight in front of a huge contingent of hometown...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 27, 2017

Floyd Mayweather selling ridiculous car for ridiculous amount

If you’re a car enthusiast looking to spend a few million dollars, Floyd Mayweather Jr. would like to do business with you.Mayweather currently owns one of two Koenigsegg CCXR Trevitas in the entire world, but according to TMZ, citing “Floyd’s car guy,” Obi Okeke, the boxing superstar is trying to sell it. Pretty sweet car, eh?The car has 1018 horsepower, a 254 mph top speed...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali will be subject of new Ken Burns PBS documentary

Two years after covering the career and life of Jackie Robinson, Ken Burns will devote another of his acclaimed documentaries to an iconic figure in sports. On Wednesday, PBS announced that Burns will produce and direct a two-part, four-hour documentary on Muhammad Ali.Production on the project actually began last year, with Burns once again sharing directing and producing duties...
Via Awful Announcing
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

‘Viking Warrior’ Mikkel Kessler making a comeback

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Former super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler says he is making a comeback. The 38-year-old Dane, known as the “Viking Warrior,” says he hopes to “get a fight against a ‘good guy.'” Promotor Kalle Sauerland says no fights or tournaments have been lined up for Kessler. With a 46-3-0 record, Kessler has held the WBA title three times and the...
Via MyNorthwest.com
March 30, 2017

'Viking Warrior' Mikkel Kessler making a comeback

Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dereck ‘Del Boy’ Chisora to rekindle feud with Helenius this May in Europe

Yesterday, Robert Helenius and Dereck Chisora aka ‘Del Boy’ met at the Hotel Kamp in Helsinki, Finland for the first time since their controversial fight back in December 2011. The 2011 battle between the two saw Helenius win by split decision even though many though Chisora should’ve won the battle. Chisora is now looking to even the score with Helenius in May when the two...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
28 days ago

Mayweather flips out on judges at youth cheerleading competition

Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t used to losing. So when his 12-year-old daughter’s team finished second at a youth cheerleading competition over the weekend, the undefeated boxer apparently was livid.TMZ Sports obtained footage that seemingly shows Mayweather flipping out on the judges who supposedly cheated his daughter. Fortunately, things didn’t get physical, but Mayweather...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev agree to rematch June 17 in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev will meet in a rematch June 17. The light heavyweight stars announced an agreement Tuesday to fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) edged Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) by unanimous decision last Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena. Ward came back from a second-round knockdown to win the decision by 114-113 scores...
Via MyNorthwest.com
25 days ago

Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev agree to rematch June 17 in Vegas

Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao signs contract to fight Jeff Horn

Bob Arum is getting his way when it comes to Manny Pacquiao’s next fight.The Top Rank promoter told the LA Times on Tuesday that Pac-Man has signed a contract to fight Jeff Horn in July. Arum initially pushed for Pacquiao to fight Horn, but there appeared to be little public interest in that fight. After voters on a Twitter poll overwhelmingly said they wanted Pacquiao to face...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lomachenko could complete big night for Ukranian pro boxing

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko could complete a banner night for Ukrainian boxing Saturday by defending his WBO junior lightweight title against Jason Sosa, even if his own reputation stands little to gain. Lomachenko (7-1) and Sosa (20-1-4) headline the maiden fight night at the MGM National Harbor in Washington’s Maryland suburbs, an HBO card also featuring two of Lomachenko’s...
Via MyNorthwest.com
22 days ago

Jason Sosa has his hands full with Vasyl Lomachenko

You might say Jason Sosa knows what he'll be up against Saturday when he challenges Vasyl Lomachenko for his super featherweight belt. "I am very excited for April 8 and I am going to be in the best condition of my life," he said during a recent conference call. "I have to be to fight one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world and the best amateur fighter that ever lived.
Via LA Daily News
22 days ago

Manny Pacquiao to fight Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will fight Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 at Brisbane’s 52,500-capacity Suncorp Stadium in a defense of Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title. Promoters for Horn, a 29-year-old former schoolteacher and the No. 2 contender, had been working on a possible deal to fight Pacquiao since January, and finally made the announcement on Sunday with...
Via MyNorthwest.com
21 days ago

Manny Pacquiao to fight Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2

Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White blasts Bob Arum, Jeff Mayweather over McGregor vs. Mayweather rumors

Via FOX Sports
20 days ago

Useless Fights: Lomachenko Crushes Sosa

The MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland is supposed to be a place of chance, across the river from a town in which all the endings are predictable. The House always wins. Last night was no different, but a thrill emerged. Vasyl Lomachenko (8-0-1. 6 KO) beat up Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KO, just as we knew he would. Jason Sosa was never going to give Vasyl Lomachenko  a challenge...
Via The Queensbury Rules
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao to fight Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2

Manny Pacquiao will extend his illustrious boxing career with a fight against a little-known former schoolteacher who never expected he’d get a shot at such a legend of the ring. Pacquiao will take on Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 at Brisbane’s 52,500-capacity Suncorp Stadium in a defense of Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title. Promoters for Horn, a 29-year-old and the No. 2...
Via The Denver Post
20 days ago

New Mexico expected to hire Paul Weir as next head coach, per report

The Lobos have finally found their next head coach, or we think they have The New Mexico coaching search has hopefully come to the end with the Lobos being “close to finalizing a deal” with New Mexico State’s Paul Weir, per Jon Rothstein. Weir went 28-6 in his one year as the Aggies head coach as he took over for Marvin Menzies who left for the UNLV job last year. He led the...
Via Mountain West Connection
19 days ago

Report: Paul Weir Leaves New Mexico State For Rival New Mexico

It looks like there will be an added layer to the rivalry between the New Mexico State Aggies and New Mexico Lobos. According to a report from Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, Aggies head coach Paul Weir is set to leave the program to take the same job at New Mexico. The report comes after New Mexico fired former coach Craig Neal back on March 31. Weir is coming off of an impressive...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago

Olympic Trio Added to Joshua Klitschko Card

Great Britain’s Olympic trio Lawrence Okolie, Joe Cordina and Josh Kelly have been added to the undercard when Anthony Joshua MBE takes on Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on the 29th April 2017. The Olympic trio have now turned to professional boxing with Okolie winning his debut bout against Geoffrey Cave within 30 seconds in Manchester last month making him the first of...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
18 days ago

New Mexico hires Paul Weir to be next head coach

The Lobos stay in-state by hiring Paul Weir from New Mexico State. The New Mexico Lobos coaching search began minutes before April Fools’ Day, lasted 11 days, interviewed candidates from across the country and eventually look to the southern part of the state for their next head coach. The Lobos officially hired Paul Weir from New Mexico State to take over for Craig Neal who was...
Via Mountain West Connection
18 days ago

New Mexico hires NMSU's Paul Weir as new head coach

Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New Mexico inks Paul Weir to a six-year deal

This deal is less than what Craig Neal was earning. The New Mexico Lobos made it official by hiring Paul Weir away from New Mexico State, and the new Lobos head coach signed a six-year deal that will escalate in base pay with the first year starting at $625,000 and the sixth year base pay will be $825,000 annually. That amount is less than Craig Neal and even less than what the Lobos...
Via Mountain West Connection
18 days ago
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