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Column: Cancer turned out to be the biggest fight for Jacobs

His doctor first diagnosed it as a pinched nerve. Daniel Jacobs thought the pain running down his leg might be sciatica. ''We were both wrong,'' Jacobs said. It was on a USO tour of the Middle East when the boxer first felt numbness in his leg. He ignored it at first, thinking it would go away. But by the time he headed home, Jacobs was using a cane to walk. Three weeks later, he...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photos & quotes: Garcia-Malignaggi, Jacobs-Mora final presser

Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN held a final press conference today for their Saturday showdowns at Barclays Center. The event is headlined by Danny “Swift” Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) vs. Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) and opens with Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs)  vs. Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs). DANNY GARCIA...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Now Playing: Groves/Jack, Golovkin/Lemieux, Cotto/Canelo

With a relatively dull late spring and early summer of matchmaking complete, the end of summer and early fall is on course to deliver high octane matches that are sure to look as good in the ring as they appear on paper. Here’s a short list of high profile matches that have been announced during the last few weeks and are sparking the buzz among boxing fans and critics alike...
Via BadCulture
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Undercard for Floyd Mayweather’s next fight coming together

No official announcements have been regarding Floyd Mayweather’s next fight just yet, although the signs are pointing to a match with Andre Berto. It’s being billed as his last fight, and it is the last bout of his six-fight deal with Showtime. That said, it’s highly unlikely he passes on the opportunity to reach 50-0, potentially winning a middleweight title in the process...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Workout photos: Garcia vs. Malignaggi, Jacobs vs. Mora

Fighters met at Gleason’s Gym in advance of their respective showdowns at Barclays Center this Saturday, headlined by Danny “Swift” Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) vs. Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs), and featuring Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) vs. Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs). DANNY GARCIA “[On going up to 147...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: PBC Payano vs Warren Promo

On Sunday August 2nd Juan Carlos Payano will face Cincinnati’s own Rau’Shee Warren for the WBA Super Bantamweight title on Bounce TV at 9 pm. Premier Boxing Champions will showcase these two young stars on the 2nd. Check out the running promo featuring Ludacris.
Via The Front Office News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrell Wright headlines August 15th card in Jersey City; Miguel Cotto to attend as special guest

On Saturday night, August 15, a night of professional boxing will take place at Pershing Field Ice Rink in Jersey City, New Jersey. LGM Promotions is proud to center the fight card around the Puerto Rican Parade and Festival and Jersey City Recreation Department. To help celebrate the weekend, Puerto Rico’s only 4-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto has...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Burns back in action this weekend, returning to the British scene at 135 lbs

Ricky Burns says he wants to fight the best of British at Lightweight as he returns to action against Prince Ofotsu at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull on Saturday. The Scotsman believes that Britain’s 135lbs scene is red hot with Manchester’s Anthony Crolla coming close to being the second Word champion in the division from the city last weekend after his epic battle with...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shumenov Wins Over Flores On Unimpressive PBC card

Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KO’s) won a controversial twelve-round unanimous decision over BJ Flores (32-2, 20 KO’s). The fight overall was a poor fight that didn’t show much and had no one excited at any point. Overall this PBC card was very poor and one of the worst ones in recent memory. Aside from the KO victory of Marrero, not much happened. But I digress, back to the main...
Via BadCulture
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver-Steve Cunningham trash talk continues

Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham are prepping their big showdown, which has been heating up with a war of words. Here, find a full transcript from a conference call they hosted. Krzysztof Glowacki I am very happy to fight in the United States. I’m very thankful to my promoters who gave me the chance to do it but I also did it myself winning elimination fights. I just hope that...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arthur Abraham re-signs with Sauerland through 2017; admits Super Six was too early for him

WBO titlist ‘King’ Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) has signed a contract extension with Team Sauerland, which will keep him tied to the promoter until the end of 2017. Having previously agreed terms, Abraham put pen to paper following his sensational sixth-round TKO win over Robert Stieglitz on July 18 in Halle, and now, the 35 year-old two-weight World Champion is ready to continue...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev scores KO win; Jean Pascal wins questionable decision over Yunieski Gonzalez

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) and Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi (38-4, 23 KOs) may started off the main event slow, but it didn’t take long for Kovalev to get going and score an early 3rd round TKO victory. At the start of the second round, Kovalev knocked the challenger down. In the third round, the champion knocked down Mohammedi again, apparently breaking his...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Beibut Shumenov wins decision vs. BJ Flores; Claudio Marrero scores highlight reel KO of Rico Ramos

Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs) defeated B.J. Flores (31-2-1, 20 KOs) by unanimous decision Saturday night at the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort. Shumenov came out aggressive early before using his movement late to earn a world title in a second division and become the first fighter from Kazakhstan to achieve that feat. Flores was competitive throughout the fight, countering effectively...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Results: Brian Viloria scores quick stoppage against Omar Soto

Top Rank hosted a fight card at Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California on Saturday night, headlined by Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria. The card was of course overshadowed a bit by the action on HBO, as well as the NBC Sports Network card. Here though, Viloria won his fight with Omar Soto, scoring a stoppage in the 1st round. In other results… Top Rank’s newly...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev, Jean Pascal Win To Set Up Rematch

They got there in very different ways Saturday night on HBO, but Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal ended up in the victory circle and are now moving toward the light heavyweight rematch that seemed inevitable before the evening began. In the main event, Kovalev took on hopeless mandatory contender Nadjib Mohammedi and treated him like the hopeless opponent he was. This fight didn...
Via The Queensbury Rules
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev, Jean Pascal Win To Set Up Rematch

They got there in very different ways Saturday night on HBO, but Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal ended up in the victory circle and are now moving toward the light heavyweight rematch that seemed inevitable before the evening began. In the main event, Kovalev took on hopeless mandatory contender Nadjib Mohammedi and treated him like the hopeless opponent he was. This fight didn...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Beibut Shumenov-BJ Flores weigh-in results & photos

Tomorrow night on NBC Sports Network from the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada, cruiserweight action comes to the forefront, with Beibut Shumenov vs. BJ Flores. Right here, find the weights and weigh-in photos for the card. Take a look. Beibut Shumenov – 199.4 lbs BJ Flores – 199.6 lbs Jordan Shimmell – 198.8 lbs Isiah Thomas – 198.4 lbs Rico Ramos – 126.2 lbs Claudio...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hagler calls out Mayweather, tells him to fight Golovkin

Marvin Hagler joined Twitter on Thursday and wasted little time making his presence felt. The Boxer Hall of Famer sent a tweet calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr. and telling him to fight GGG — Gennady Golovkin. They say Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto will be free on CBS. Man they should PAY US to watch...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star RB Elijah Holyfield sets announcement date

One of the top running backs in the nation, four-star Elijah Holyfield, son of boxer Evander Holyfield, has trimmed his list of schools down to five and has set a date for his announcement. All of the final five schools are members of the Southeastern Conference — which comes as no surprise. Holyfield, who plays at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, informed 247 Sports of his final...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev bashes Adonis Stevenson; plus Kovalev-Mohammedi analysis & fight week video interviews

Tomorrow night, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) will face his first IBF mandatory challenger, Nadjib “Iron Djib” Mohammedi (37-3-0, 23 KOs) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Does the 30-year old from Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhône, France have any hope of an upset? Below, find the final Kovalev vs. Mohammedi fight preview...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
7 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Running Back Elijah Holyfield Trims List To 5 SEC Schools, Sets Decision Date

Elijah Holyfield, son of boxer Evander Holyfield, is one of the nation’s top running backs, and today, he made a pair of huge announcements about his recruitment. The four-star, No. 5 ranked back trimmed his list to five schools, all from the SEC, and set a decision date. Holyfield revealed his five finalists to 247Sports: “Alabama – because they have had so much success in...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver-Steve Cunningham heating up with trash talk

Former world champions Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham exchanged heated words today on a media conference call that escalated into a back-and-forth dialogue about mutual respect and ring generalship. The call became escalated between the two main event stars with the first media question and continued for nearly 20 minutes. One thing is for sure, there will be fireworks at the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather wins 3rd straight Nevada Fighter of the Year, uncle Roger Mayweather gets inducted to Nevada Hall of Fame

Floyd Mayweather Jr. made it three in a row when he was chosen as the Nevada Fighter of the Year once again by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Mayweather also won the award in 2013 and 2014. The annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala will be held Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace. This year’s event will have special meaning to Mayweather, whose uncle, Roger, is being...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Mosley Jr. Fails Drug Test Post BKB Win

LAS VEGAS, NV — According to findings from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Shane Mosley Jr., son of former champion Shane Mosley failed a routine post-fight drug test. Following his recent win at the BKB (Big Knockout Boxing) event in June where he knocked out Jason Kelly in under a minute, Mosley Jr.’s sample tested positive for amphetamines, a banned substance. As...
Via BadCulture
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnriel Casimero to face McWilliams Arroyo, winner to shoot for Ruenroeng rematch

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz says his fighter, former Light Flyweight titleholder Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero, will not pursue an immediate rematch against IBF flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng, but will instead look for a more lucrative match against Puerto Rico’s McJoe Arroyo. Calling it the “business-wise career path” for his 25-year-old fighter from Cebu City...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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