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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
18 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
18 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
17 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
17 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
16 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
16 days ago

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

Via AP on Fox
16 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
16 days ago

Indongo relishing Burns’ unification bout in Glasgow

Julius Indongo is relishing his upcoming fight with Ricky Burns in Glasgow as he aims to add the WBA title to his current IBF and IBO title belts. Namibian Indongo takes on Scotsman Ricky Burns in a World Super – Lightweight unification showdown in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro on Saturday 15th April 2017, live on Sky Sports. And Indongo is not intimidated at fighting in Burns’ hometown...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
15 days ago

Shawn Porter On Andre Berto: I’m Faster, Quicker And Stronger Than Him

Bryan Altman Keith Thurman currently sits alone atop the welterweight division thanks to his impressive defeat of Danny Garcia on CBS back in March. Thurman’s victory not only kept his perfect professional record in tact (28-0), but also unified the WBC and WBA welterweight titles, making Thurman the weight class’s top dog. On April 22nd, airing exclusively on Showtime, Shawn...
Via CBS DC
15 days ago

Unification belts would be ideal Birthday present for Burns

Ricky Burns celebrates his 34th Birthday today ahead of his unification fight on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. And Burns will be looking for the ideal birthday present of both the IBF and IBO World titles to add to his WBA Super- Lightweight when he takes on Julius Indongo. Burns and Indongo came face to face in Glasgow at the pre – fight press conference ahead of...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
14 days ago

What to expect from Paul Weir at New Mexico

One year after earning his first Division I head coaching job, Weir landed an even bigger opportunity. After just one season at New Mexico State, Paul Weir is headed to the Aggies in-state rival, New Mexico. Weir takes over the Lobos after long-time assistant and head coach Craig Neil was relieved of his duties. Weir went 28-6 in his only season as a head coach, and took the Aggies...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 days ago

Andre Berto On Shawn Porter: I Have A Lot Of Attributes That Supersede His

Bryan Altman On the other side of Andre Berto and Shawn Porter’s welterweight bout on April 22nd, which will air exclusively on Showtime, awaits Keith Thurman. Thurman’s victory over Danny Garcia just over a month ago not only kept his perfect professional record intact (28-0), but also unified the WBC and WBA welterweight titles, solidifying Thurman as the weight class’s...
Via CBS DC
13 days ago

Paul Weir’s departure hurts the WAC as much as New Mexico State

A league constant stands at a crossroads. The Land of Enchantment hasnt been that magical for New Mexico State athletic director Mario Moccia over the past week. Put aside the optics of losing Paul Weir to the in-state rival, hard as that may be for Aggie fans. Simply losing the young head coach to anyone is a big blow, as hes been a central part of a resurgence in Las Cruces that...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 days ago

Boxer Robbie Barrett has chest tattoo of Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight

Boxer Robbie Barrett is paying tribute to a couple of other well known boxers with some permanent ink.Ahead of his bout Saturday against Scott Cardle, Barrett (14-2-1, 1 KO) showed off his chest tattoo that captures an image of Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez going against each other in the ring. Pacquiao and Marquez had one of the most memorable fight histories. They fought...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson to Chris Christie: Where’s my Trump pardon?

In what felt like a satirical black comedy moment, Mike Tyson jabbed out an unlikely and uncomfortable request to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while on stage at the NJ Reentry Corporation’s Prisoner conference at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City.“Man, governor I wish you could talk to Donald Trump, cause I haven’t talked to him in many years,” Tyson said about...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Indongo beats Burns to capture WBA super-lightweight title

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Namibia’s Julius Indongo captured the WBA super-lightweight title by beating Scottish fighter Ricky Burns on points Saturday in just his second professional bout outside his home country. Burns, a three-weight world champion, was on the defensive for much of the night against Indongo, who improved his record to 22-0. Indongo was little known outside Namibia...
Via MyNorthwest.com
13 days ago

WATCH: Let the World Know, Featuring Andre Ward

Oakland's own and boxing's light heavyweight champion Andre Ward is a proud member of Dub Nation, and there's no denying that he's ready for the playoffs to begin.
Via YouTube
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Both Showtime and HBO to show Joshua-Klitschko fight

Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title defense against longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko will be broadcast on both Showtime and HBO in the United States. The two premium cable networks worked out an unusual agreement to televise the April 29 fight from London, with Showtime airing the fight live and HBO doing it later in the evening on a delayed broadcast. Both networks will use...
Via MyNorthwest.com
11 days ago

New Mexico State to hire Chris Jans as head coach

The Wichita State associate head coach will replace Paul Weir. Wichita State associate head coach Chris Jans will be named the next head coach at New Mexico State, replacing Paul Weir, who took the same job at New Mexico. The 48-year will become the 26th Aggie coach and has reportedly signed on to a four-year contract, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Chris Jans deal with New Mexico State...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 days ago

Showtime and HBO to televise huge World Championship Fight

The biggest fight in over a decade comes to us on the 29th April 2017 from Wembley Stadium, London when IBF Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua takes on former unified champion, Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF and current vacant titles, the IBO and WBA world championshps in front of 90,000 fans. The blockbuster event will now be shown in the USA as American television giants Showtime...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
10 days ago

Klitschko admits what boxing fans always knew: he was boring

Wladimir Klitschko was never really embraced by the average boxing fan, despite dominating a lackluster heavyweight division for the better part of a decade. He understands why, even as he looks to change his ways in what could be his last hurrah next week against Anthony Joshua in London. “It’s not as boring as it was with me during all those years,” Klitschko said. “You...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago

Taylor to face Meinke for World title at Wembley on huge fight night

Former Irish amateur boxer, Katie Taylor takes on Nina Meinke in an Eliminator for the WBA Lightweight title in the under card for Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on the 29th April 2017, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Taylor, 30, entered the paid ranks in November and has seen her pro career blossom, racing to 4-0 with two wins inside the distance and impressing...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
8 days ago

Burns’ still holds fire in his belly despite surprise Indongo defeat

Ricky Burns will be looking over his battle from this weekend just gone against Julius Indongo on Saturday night with disappointment. There was little for the former three time world title holder to take away from the defeat but even then it would appear Burns still has the fire in his belly as he refuses to contemplate retiring from the sport he loves so much. Burns’ performance...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
8 days ago

Matchroom Boxing sign Olympian captain Fowler who is set to feature in Brooks box office blockbuster

Olympic captain Anthony Fowler has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing. Fowler captained the Great Britain team at the 2016 Rio Olympics where he was the Middleweight representative. The 2014 Commonwealth gold medal man and six-time ABA champion will kick-off life in the paid ranks on the undercard of the monster Welterweight battle between IBF World champion Kell Brook...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
8 days ago
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