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Late Bangladesh wickets leave 2nd test vs. NZ evenly poised

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets within eight balls late in Sunday's play to send New Zealand to stumps on day two at 260-7 in its first innings, leaving the second test at Hagley Oval evenly poised. Shakib used drift and flight to trap Mitchell Santner lbw for 29 with the fourth ball of his sixth over, then bowled B.J. Watling...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

BoxNation will air Cotto vs. Kirkland and Lemieux vs. Stevens

BoxNation will air two blockbuster bills exclusively live in the UK on the channel with five-time world champion Miguel Cotto facing knockout king James Kirkland on February 25th before former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux takes on Curtis Stevens on March 11th. Puerto Rican legend Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) has long been one of boxing’s biggest and best names and he, like Kirkland...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 hours ago

Revamped Bangladesh makes 289 on day one of 2nd test vs. NZ

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Tim Southee and Trent Boult took nine wickets between them on Friday as New Zealand bowled out Bangladesh for 289 on the opening day of the second test at Hagley Oval. Southee took 5-94 and Boult 4-87 as New Zealand kept Bangladesh to a sub-300 score as intended after having won the toss and sent the tourists in to bat. The final wicket fell just...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bangladesh 128-2 at lunch on day 1, 2nd test vs. New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Opener Soumya Sarkar made a maiden half century on Friday in an unbroken partnership of 90 for the third wicket which helped Bangladesh recover from the loss of two early wickets and reach 128-2 at lunch on the first day of the second test against New Zealand. Sarkar joined the Bangladesh lineup at Hagley Oval in one of four changes - three forced...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Zealand wins toss, bowls vs. Bangladesh in 2nd test

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in the second cricket test at Hagley Oval on Friday. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has taken over the captaincy of Bangladesh from Mushfiqur Rahim, who was unable to play because he was concussed by a bouncer in the first test at Wellington. Bangladesh was forced to make four changes,...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James J. Braddock’s heavyweight championship belt from win over Max Baer being auctioned off

SCP Auctions is thrilled to announce James J. Braddock’s 1935 Ring Magazine Heavyweight Championship Belt from the famous “Cinderella Man” victory over Max Baer as part of their Winter Premier Auction that runs through Saturday, January 21st. On June 13, 1935, James J. Braddock (the “Cinderella Man”) defeated heavily-favored Max Baer at Madison Square Garden to win the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

ESPN and Golden Boy announce agreement to televise new fight series

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions are bringing a whole lot of boxing to the ESPN airwaves.The two companies announced Thursday a multi-year agreement that will televise 18 fights in 2017 alone and more in subsequent years. The first fight will air March 23 on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, and subsequent bouts are scheduled every two or three weeks from then through December. Fighters have...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Callum Smith says he’ll fight anyone for WBC title after Badou Jack vacated

Callum Smith says he is ready to fight any Super-Middleweight for the vacant WBC crown. Smith is set to fight for the WBC strap next and travelled to New York to watch the unification battle between WBC champion Badou Jack and IBF king James DeGale MBE end in a thrilling draw. In the ring after the fight, Jack and his promoter Floyd Mayweather declared that the Swede would move up...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Mayweather taunts McGregor over UFC fighter's net worth

Floyd Mayweather Jr. insists he wants to fight Conor McGregor, but the undefeated boxing champion is only going to do it if he is guaranteed a ton of money. Not only that, but Floyd wants to make significantly more for the fight than McGregor. Mayweather said recently that he wants $100 million guaranteed and is willing to give McGregor $15 million. UFC president Dana White later...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Liver Punch: Falling Down The Rabbit Hole

Embarrassingly, I spent last Friday night watching Yuri Foreman get knocked out by Erislandy Lara. The fight was terrible, and the knockout punch was sneaky good, but nothing like the destructive mesmerization I seek. Normally I’d forget that I’d been foolish enough to watch it and move on with my life, but over the weekend, I caught myself watching the KO clip several more times...
Via The Queensbury Rules
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arum: Mayweather- McGregor bout 'absolute nonsense'

Would a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor be more for show than for glory? One of the sport’s top promoters thinks so. Bob Arum, whose clients at Top Rank Promotions have included names like Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao, talked to TMZ recently about the possibility of Mayweather and McGregor getting in the ring together, and he’s not too keen on...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ring Magazine 2016 awards include Carl Frampton as fighter of the year

Carl “The Jackal” Frampton has been named THE RING Magazine Fighter of the Year for 2016. The Northern Irishman separated himself from a tight field of candidates by taking the biggest risks yet emerging victorious in two important fights, decisions over U.K. rival Scott Quigg and American Leo Santa Cruz. “Obviously it’s a huge honor,” Frampton said when he learned he...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago

Brian Mitchell discusses what MLK Day means to him

Brian Mitchell talks about what he thinks we can learn from Martin Luther King and reflects on what this day means to him.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago

Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko sells over 80,000 tickets

The World Heavyweight unification blockbuster between Anthony Joshua MBE and Wladimir Klitschko has broken box office records with over 80,000 tickets sold for the April 29 super fight at Wembley Stadium Connected by EE, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The second batch of tickets for the blockbuster fight sold inside one hour when they released at lunchtime on Monday and the total...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago

Mayweather jabs Dana White: 'You used to carry my bags'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. clearly isn’t ready to accept Dana White’s “real offer.” White said last week he’d give Mayweather and Conor McGregor each $25 million guaranteed to fight, to which Mayweather responded by calling the UFC president a “f—ing comedian.” The undefeated boxer then doubled down over the weekend by pointing out that he hasn’t made as little as $25...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Jacobs has already decisioned cancer, so he isn't fearful of Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin's left hook is a wrecking ball encased in leather. When it lands against a rib cage, it rearranges it,Few men have a reference point for the pain.Daniel Jacobs does.He meets Golovkin on March 14 in Madison Square Garden. There is no guarantee he will end the fight standing.
Via LA Daily News
4 days ago

New Zealand beats Bangladesh by 7 wickets in 1st test

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the first cricket test at the Basin Reserve on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-test series: ---- Bangladesh 595-8 (Shakib Al Hasan 217, Mushfiqur Rahman 159, Mominul Haque 64, Tamim Iqbal 56, Sabbir Rahman 54 not out; Neil Wagner 4-151, Trent Boult 2-131, Tim Southee 2-158). New Zealand, 1st Innings...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bangladesh 137-6 at lunch on day 5, 1st test vs. New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) A head injury suffered by Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim overshadowed action in the pre-lunch session on the final day of the first cricket test against New Zealand, just as the match was heading for a thrilling finish. Mushfiqur was taken to hospital by ambulance after being struck in the helmet by a bouncer from New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxer Badou Jack nearly KOs referee with errant punch

Badou Jack and James DeGale settled for a majority draw after an epic fight Saturday night in New York City, but a mishap nearly derailed the bout at the end of a round as Jack landed a solid left hook on referee Arthur Mercante Jr.
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Results & photos: James DeGale vs. Badou Jack ends in disappointing draw

The No. 1 and No. 2-ranked super middleweights in the world met in a unification to determine the world’s best 168-pound fighter Saturday on SHOWTIME. After two knockdowns and 12 intense, back-and-forth rounds, the distinction as the world’s best super middleweight is still up for grabs. WBC champion Badou Jack (20-1-3, 12 KOs)and IBF titlist James DeGale (23-1-1, 14...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
5 days ago

Results & photos: Erislandy Lara makes quick work of Yuri Foreman

Super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) continued his reign as one of the top 154-pounders in the world and delivered a sensational knockout of former world champion Yuri Foreman (34-3, 10 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday night from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami In front of a huge Cuban audience, Lara needed...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
5 days ago

Bangladesh 66-3 at stumps on day 2, 1st test vs. New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand captured three wickets before stumps on the fourth day of the first cricket test against Bangladesh Sunday to send the tourists into the final day with a lead of 122 and seven second innings wickets in hand. After making all the running in the match from the opening day, Bangladesh ended the fourth day at 66-3 after establishing a 56-run...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James DeGale, Badou Jack fight to majority draw at 168

Both remained champions after a majority draw in the super middleweight unification bout.           

Badou Jack-James DeGale a classic bout without a winner

When the bell sounded Saturday night, Badou Jack and James DeGale both raised their hands in victory while a boisterous crowd stood cheering them at Barclays Center. The two super middleweight champions had just ended a toe-to-toe exchange that served as the final topping of a terrific fight. Jack, the WBC super middleweight champion, was...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

New Zealand 402-6 at lunch on day 4, 1st test vs. Bangladesh

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Tom Latham was out for 177 and Henry Nicholls made a slow but timely half century as New Zealand edged past the follow on mark before lunch Sunday on the fourth day of the first cricket test against Bangladesh. Latham eclipsed his previous test best of 137 before falling five minutes from the lunch break and Nicholls might have saved his place in the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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