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Manny Pacquiao in negotiations to fight Amir Khan

My, my, my, how times have changed.After dismissing Amir Khan for years, Manny Pacquiao announced on Wednesday that he is in talks to fight the Brit. Khan has long pushed for fights against Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao, but neither materialized. It always seemed like he was Charlie Brown only to have the football pulled away just as he was about to kick it.Back in 2015, he thought...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. press tour photos & quotes

Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) hosted a press conference in New York City and Mexico City in recent days, and the fans for both fighters came out in throngs and lined up early to get close to Canelo and Chávez, Jr. at the event. Canelo and Chávez, Jr. will meet on Cinco de Mayo weekend, Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez presser quotes & notes

The Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez press conference was held today in Quebec City for this Friday night’s championship fight between undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and former super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada. The 12-round Bute vs. Alvarez...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Broner Def. Granados By Split Decision; Peterson Edges Avanesyan

Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion Broner eking out a split decision victory from Cintas Center at Xavier University in his hometown of Cincinnati.     The fight, which was scored 97-93 Broner, 97-93 Granados and 96-94 Broner, was a tale of accuracy vs activity. Granados...
Via BadCulture
2 days ago

Deontay Wilder believes he can save boxing’s heavyweight division

Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by. Wilder and his girlfriend recognized Andrew Zimmern, who stars in the “Bizarre Foods” show on the Travel Channel. More telling, perhaps, was that Zimmern recognized him. “I’m a big fan, champ,” Zimmern said before engaging Wilder in a friendly...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights

Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by. Wilder and his girlfriend recognized Andrew Zimmern, who stars in the ''Bizarre Foods'' show on the Travel Channel. More telling, perhaps, was that Zimmern recognized him. ''I'm a big fan, champ,'' Zimmern said before engaging Wilder in a friendly chat...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former boxer Michael Watson shaken by suspected car-jacking

LONDON (AP) Former boxer Michael Watson appealed for witnesses on Sunday after he was involved in a ''very frightening'' suspected car-jacking. The 51-year-old Watson, who was left partially disabled after suffering a near-fatal brain injury during a WBO super-middleweight title fight with Chris Eubank in 1991, was attacked Thursday while in a car with a friend in London. Watson...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Results & photos: Adrien Broner defeats Adrian Granados via split decision, Lamont Peterson & Marcus Browne win

Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion Broner eking out a split decision victory from Cintas Center at Xavier University in his hometown of Cincinnati. The fight, which was scored 97-93 Broner, 97-93 Granados and 96-94 Broner, was a tale of accuracy vs activity. Granados (18-5-2,...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago

Broner Wins The Battle Of Same First Names Against Granados, Barely

Adrien Broner promised a new A.B., but he was still the same guy as always Saturday night on Showtime: a physical talent who looks like he’ll never deliver on his promise, as he nearly lost to a less-talented grinder, Adrian Granados. At least this kind of Broner ensures we get solid action. Broner won a split decision in a back-and-forth bout where Broner’s sporadic flashier...
Via The Queensbury Rules
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox add organizational starting depth with Velazquez

The Red Sox added some organizational depth by purchasing the contract of right-hander Hector Velazquez from the Mexican League. The deal is pending a physical. Assuming Velazquez passes the physical, he will receive an invitation to Major League camp.
Via RedSox.com
4 days ago

Sox add organizational starting depth with Velazquez

The Red Sox added some organizational depth by purchasing the contract of right-hander Hector Velazquez from the Mexican League. The deal is pending a physical. Assuming Velazquez passes the physical, he will receive an invitation to Major League camp.
Via RedSox.com
4 days ago

Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados weigh-in results & photos

Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados stepped on the scales today in Cincinnati for their headline event tomorrow evening. Find the full weigh-in results for the entire card right here. Also in featured action is Marcus Browne, taking on Thomas Williams in a light heavyweight match, and junior welterweight titleholder David Avanesyan taking on Lamont Peterson. BLUE RED Adrien BRONER...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
5 days ago

Vasyl Lomachenko has respect for Jason Sosa

Not only has Vasyl Lomachenko become one of the most impressive fighters in the world in just over three years as a pro, he also likes to make people laugh. Lomachenko was asked this week if, when he looks in the mirror, he sees the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. "It is very hard to answer the question because when I look in the mirror I don't think about who the pound...
Via LA Daily News
6 days ago

BoxNation will air Vasyl Lomachenko-Jason Sosa along with Terry Flanagan-Petr Petrov on April 8th

A star-studded night of boxing on BoxNation just got better with ‘The Channel of Champions’ set to show pound-for-pound star and WBO super-featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko’s world title defence against Jason Sosa exclusively live on Saturday April 8th. The exciting clash will be aired live through the night following Terry Flanagan’s lightweight world title defence...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago

Roy Jones vs. Bobby Gunn weigh-in results

Weights from Thursday’s weigh in for the “Skill vs. Will” Pay Per View card featuring future Hall of Famer Roy Jones, Jr. taking on Bobby Gunn. The show will be televised live on a pay-per-view card starting at 9pm. Bobby Gunn 197.4 – Roy Jones, Jr. 199 (WBF Cruiserweight title) Kanat Islam 154.2 – Robson Assis 154.6 Frank De Alba 130.2 – German Meraz 129 Joey Tiberi...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago

Lucian Bute confident of win over Eleider Alvarez & looking to Adonis Stevenson next

Former world super middleweight champion Lucian Bute plans to parlay his February 24th Canadian showdown with undefeated Eleider “Storm” Alvarez into his 14th world title fight later this year. The 36-year-old Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) is challenging Colombia-native Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs) for his WBC Silver title belt in the 12-round main event headlining “BUTE VS. ALVAREZ” at...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago

Heavyweight Joey Dawejko signs with Greg Cohen

Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of heavyweight contender Joey Dawejko (17-4-3, 10 KOs). Dawejko (pronounced Da-Vayko) of Philadelphia, has been a classic underachiever, thus far, in his professional career, but says the addition of Cohen as his promoter is just one of the changes he has made. The 26-year-old Philadelphian has always been a talent but, admittedly...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago

Vasyl Lomachenko & Jason Sosa discuss upcoming clash on HBO

Vasyl Lomachenko and Jason Sosa will square of on HBO on April 8th, from the MGM National Harbor outside of Washington D.C. They held an announcement conference call to discuss the bout, find all the quotes here. JASON SOSA: I would like to that God. I would like to thank Top Rank, Russell Peltz and HBO and also Lomachenko and his team for accepting this opportunity. I am very excited...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago

Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados final press conference quotes & notes

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Saturday, February 18 live on SHOWTIME® from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Also in attendance Thursday and competing in televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT were WBA Welterweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago

Deontay Wilder: Boxing needs to crack down on cheaters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Deontay Wilder wants more of a crackdown on cheating ''before it ruins the sport of boxing.'' The unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion's last two fights have come after his original opponents - Alexander Povetkin and Andrzej Wawrzyk - tested positive for banned substances. Now, Wilder faces unbeaten Gerald Washington on Feb. 25 in Birmingham, Alabama. He interrupted...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Klitschko relishing chance to re-start career against Joshua

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) After what will be 17 months out of the ring, former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko believes the chances of resurrecting his remarkable career are ''50-50'' against the unbeaten Anthony Joshua. The 40-year-old Klitschko, who ruled the heavyweight division for nearly a decade, lost his WBA, IBF and WBO belts in a surprise defeat to Tyson Fury in Duesseldorf...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamont Peterson Gets “Pleasant” At New Weight

“Pleasant” isn’t the word many people associate with a boxer’s training camp, one of the most physically taxing periods of time a human being can endure. But it’s exactly the word Lamont Peterson used to describe his training camp in advance of this weekend’s fight. There’s a good reason for that word making a cameo. Peterson has been struggling for some time to make...
Via The Queensbury Rules
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Deontay Wilder: Boxing needs to crack down on cheaters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Deontay Wilder wants more of a crackdown on cheating “before it ruins the sport of boxing.” The unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion’s last two fights have come after his original opponents — Alexander Povetkin and Andrzej Wawrzyk — tested positive for banned substances. Now, Wilder faces unbeaten Gerald Washington on Feb. 25 in Birmingham, Alabama...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 days ago

Klitschko relishing chance to re-start career against Joshua

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — After what will be 17 months out of the ring, former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko believes the chances of resurrecting his remarkable career are “50-50” against the unbeaten Anthony Joshua. The 40-year-old Klitschko, who ruled the heavyweight division for nearly a decade, lost his WBA, IBF and WBO belts in a surprise defeat to Tyson Fury in...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 days ago

Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame inductees include Tommy Hearns, Spinks brothers, Erik Morales, Ken Norton, Salvador Sanchez

Former world champion Thomas Hearns, who along with Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran dominated boxing in the 1980s and became known collectively as “The Four Kings,” headlines a 14-person class of inductees into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Hall CEO/president Michelle Corrales-Lewis announced Wednesday. Hearns was chosen in the non-Nevada resident...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
7 days ago
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