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Seldin Makes Quick Return Undefeated junior welterweight Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin, of Long Island, New York makes a return to HBO World Championship Boxing against Yves Ulysse Jr.,, in a 10 round clash this Saturday night, at the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada.
Katie Taylor receives praise from fellow world champion Anthony Joshua ahead of WBA title defence Anthony Joshua believes the best is yet to come from Katie Taylor ahead of her WBA lightweight title defence against Jessica McCaskill.
Taylor Makes First Title Defence in London Katie Taylor will make the first defense of her World Boxing Association Lightweight Championship against Jessica McCaskill this Wednesday in London, and the week began with the official press conference, just two days before the fight.
Weights From Finland - The Rematch Between Patera and Tatli heats Up All is set for tomorrow's showdown between lightweights Francesco Patera and Edis Tatli. The two will battle for the second time for the EBU lightweight crown, and this time it's Patera who's the champion and Tatli the challenger. Tatli is still angry over the controversial decision that awarded Patera with the title in May.
Lomachenko-Rigondeaux gets big ratings Saturday night's Top Rank on ESPN telecast featuring Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux had a 1.5 metered market rating and was the second highest-rated boxing telecast on cable in 2017. Only Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn had a higher rating. It should be noted that Lomachenko-Rigondeaux was going head-to-head with a boxing telecast on HBO.
WBC to sanction Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack By Dan Amrbose: World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman will be sanctioning the fight between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis 'Superman' Stevenson and former 2 division world champion Badou 'The Ripper' Jack. Additionally, the WBC will also be ordering a fight between #1 WBC Eleider Alvarez and #2 WBC Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
Lemieux-Saunders heats up The Twitter feud between WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders and former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux escalated during a conference call with reporters Monday. They collide December 16 on HBO in Montreal. David Lemieux: I'm really excited for this fight.
Jeff Horn "Very Relieved" To Make Weight For Gary Corcoran An exhausted Jeff Horn is confident he'll regain his strength in time after narrowly making weight for his maiden WBO welterweight title defence against England's Gary Corcoran. A gaunt-looking Horn tipped the scales at 66.52kg at Tuesday's official weigh-in - just under the prescribed welterweight limit.
Brook vs. Rabchenko announced Kell Brook's return was announced by Eddie Hearn. The former Welterweight world champion has moved up to Light Middleweight. He will return in the Sheffield Arena on the third of March. In the opposing corner will be Sergey Rabchenko. The Belarusian reached his highest point as European champion which included beating Ryan Rhodes.
Mikael Zewski Stops Martin Escobar at the Montreal Casino Fringe welterweight contender Mikael Zewski stopped Martin Escobar Thursday night at the Montreal Casino in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Zewski, who resides in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, battered Escobar until referee Yvon Goulet stopped the bout at 2:34 of the second round.
Lemieux: I'm ready to smash Saunders' face By Jeff Aranow: Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux is fully psyched up and ready for his fight this Saturday night against WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders. The two fighters have been waiting for 2 months to battle it out and they're finally at fight week.
Lomachenko Would Be Wise To Consider Pacquiao Possibilities The fun all started around 11:30 on Saturday. Within seconds of the on-stool surrender in the small room at Madison Square Garden, the race to come up with the wittiest analogy linking Roberto Duran to Guillermo Rigondeaux began in earnest.
Saunders / Lemieux Promise Slugfest The middleweight division is currently confined to two talents, if the mainstream media has its way. However, outside the names and marketability of a particular Mexican redhead and a Kazakhstani knockout artist, there are several additional fighters in the proverbial basket who would like to be considered as potential stars as well.
Saunders vs. Lemieux media conference call OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you to the media for joining us today in this International Media Conference Call for Saunders versus Lemieux.
James DeGale still has the heart of a champion, insists Frank Warren As James DeGale spends Christmas and the new year pondering his future, promoter Frank Warren is reminding the fallen world super middleweight champion of the courage he showed in defeat.
Arum: Who Gives a Sh t About White, He's a Piece of Crap! Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has come swinging back at UFC President Dana White. The two executives have been trading words for years, but their rivalry recently heated up when White announced that the UFC's parent company was going to enter the boxing market in 2018.
Tyson Fury fails to turn up for crucial Ukad doping hearing in London The former heavyweight champion failed to appear before a tribunal investigating his positive test for a banned steroid in 2015.
Dec. 11, 1982: Chacon vs Limon IV After kissing the framed pictures of her sleeping children, she had went into her bedroom with the.22 rifle they kept in the house for protection, put the barrel to her head and pulled the trigger. That night Chacon drove back to Palermo to help his family make funeral arrangements.
Fenech: Nothing Illegal in Jeff Horn Tactics, He is Not Dirty Fighter! Jeff Fenech reckons there's an easy way for Gary Corcoran to take advantage if the bullish Brit really thinks Jeff Horn is a serial headbutter. Hit him. "Every time he puts his head in, hit him with an uppercut, finish with a hook at put his head back up," Fenech said.
Lomachenko not surprised Rigondeaux quit By Chris Williams: Vasyl Lomachenko said after his 6th round stoppage win over Cuban star Guillermo 'The Jackal' Rigondeaux that he wasn't surprised he quit in the ring after the 6th round. Lomachenko said he predicted the knockout at the final press conference last Friday.
Truax: DeGale Looked Past Me, You Can't Do That in Boxing This past Saturday night in London, Caleb Truax pulled off a shock victory over Olympic gold medal winner James DeGale at the Copper Box Arena. British boxer DeGale was a heavy favourite before the bout started, with some bookmakers rating him as a 100-1 favourite.
Vito Mielnicki, Jr. wins United States Junior National championship in Salt Lake City, Utah This past week in Salt Lake City, Utah, Vito Mielnicki, Junior captured the United States Junior National championship in the 145-pound division.
31st annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony Less than 24 hours after he defeated previously undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux, WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl "Hi Tech" Lomachenko attended yesterday's 31st annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony to accept the Ring 8 2017 Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year Award.
Geez, give Caleb "Golden" Truax some credit In case you missed it, underdog Caleb "Golden" Truax 29-3-2, pulled off the biggest upset of the year when he whipped IBF world super middleweight champion James "Chunky" DeGale 23-2-1.
Katie Taylor says beating Jessica McCaskill will put her on course for 'big 2018' Ireland's Katie Taylor aims to defend her WBA world lightweight title against Jessica McCaskill on Wednesday before unifying the division in 2018.
Prince Ranch Boxing Signs Two More Mexican Fighters to Sugar Promotions Prince Ranch Boxing is happy to announce the signing of super-middleweight Humberto Torres and undefeated female bantamweight Cristina Mora, who both hail from Aguascalientes, Mexico. The duo also signed promotional agreements with Damien Vazquez' Sugar Promotions.
Joshua Promoter: Wilder on Cloud Nine With His 50-50 Demand Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes WBC champion Deontay Wilder has lost his mind with requested an even 50-50 split for a potential unification. In a recent interview, Wilder made it known that he wanted a 50-50 split or a showdown with Joshua would not go down.
PODCAST: Episode 225 - Salido-Roman Postfight, Saunders-Lemieux Preview Podcast, Eric Raskin, Kieran Mulvaney, Stephen Smith, Francisco Vargas, Miguel Roman, Orlando Salido, David Lemieux, Billy Joe Saunders, Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux, Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman, Tevin Farmer, Kenichi Ogawa, Tevin Farmer vs.
CompuBox Statistical Update: Lomachenko Now #1 Defender WBO super featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, following his dominant performance over Guillermo Rigondeaux, takes over #1 spot as best defender. Rigodenaux didn't land more than 3 punches in any round and landed just 15 punches in six rounds.
Lomachenko disproves detractors in dominant TKO against Rigondeaux By Godfrey Falcon: History was made on December 9th, 2017 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, where the first ever professional boxing match was held between two two-time Olympic Gold Medalists.
Tyson Fury fails to show up for UKAD hearing By Marcus Richardson: In a surprise move by former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, he reportedly failed to show up for his hearing with the UK Anti-Doping agency for Monday's hearing, according to the Mirror. This is a self-defeating move on Fury's part.
Ravshan Hudaynazarov Return Scratched, Justin Thomas Wins Fringe light heavyweight contender Justin Thomas won by disqualification over veteran Kevin Engel Saturday night at the Belle of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Engel was disqualified in round six for repeatedly spitting out his mouthpiece. He has now lost his last 10 bouts.
Tyson Fury fails to turn up for anti-doping hearing in London Athletes accused of anti-doping rule violations do not have to attend hearings in person but the 29-year-old former world heavyweight champion was expected at UKAD's London headquarters.
Poindexter Knight Jr. wins pro debut i On December 1st, welterweight prospect Poindexter Knight, Junior won his anticipated professional debut when he stopped Samuel Forjoe in the first round of their scheduled four-round bout at The Strand Ballroom and Theater in Providence, Rhode Island.
Lomachenko Manager: No Surprise Rigondeaux Quit, It's a Shame It was a rather abrupt and surprising end to the bout between WBO super featherweight champion, Vasyl Lomachenko, and Guillermo Rigondeaux. While the Ukrainian was dominating the action after six rounds he wasn't putting a beating on Rigondeaux, who had moved up two weight classes for this fight.
Guillermo Rigondeaux: Quitting was the right move It's been a while since I have brought a case to these forums, but today I find myself compelled to stand up in defense of Guillermo Rigondeaux. After retiring on his stool after six rounds in his fight with Vasiliy Lomachenko, there are many who question Guillermo Rigondeaux's heart.
Exclusive: Carson Jones talks Ali v Cotto, Antonio Margarito rematch chances ahead of January return Speaking about the Perry fight and also on his hopes for the future, Jones gave an update on the current standing of a rematch with Margarito after most who viewed their September meeting had the Oklahoma man winning the fight until the contest unfathomably went the other way.
Anthony Joshua 'very close' to agreeing date to fight Joseph Parker Anthony Joshua is "very close" to agreeing a heavyweight unification fight with Joseph Parker as promoter Eddie Hearn admits he will "overpay" the New Zealander to secure the showdown which is likely to go ahead on either March 24 or March 31.
The Punch That Ended a Career For eight years I ran the only boxing magazine in the Northwest. Boxing was making one of its small comebacks and new casinos were anxious to stage events. I took a second job to finance the magazine before the Emerald Queen Casino and the Lucky Eagle Casino bought adds to pay for the printing.
How good is Robert Easter Jr? One fighter who maybe hasn't been receiving the plaudits he's due is PBC lightweight Robert Easter Jnr. This is probably because fight fans aren't really sure just how good the 26-year-old Ohio boxer actually is. Easter is expected to take on Mikey Garcia in January or February, in a fight that will determine who is the boss at 135lbs.
Cletus Seldin vs. Yves Ulysse Jr. this Sat. on HBO The bout will open the telecast at 9:40 p.m. Promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, Seldin makes his quick return to HBO World Championship following his sensational debut on the network November 11 from Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale where he dismantled once-defeated Mexican veteran Roberto Ortiz.
Deontay Wilder calls Luis Ortiz "Bubbles the Chimp" Wilder did the same thing to Bermane 'B-Ware' Stiverne before their recent fight on November 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Wilder knocked out Stiverne in the 1st round after dropping him 3 times in the round. The referee didn't bother to give a count after knockdown number 3 in the round.
Brook Returns Against Rabchenko At 154lbs Kell Brook will face Sergey Rabchenko on his debut at Super-Welterweight at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, England on March 3, live on Sky Sports.
Arum wants Oscar Valdez vs. Christopher Diaz for WBO 130lb. title By Chris Williams: After Vasyl Lomachenko gives up his WBO super featherweight title soon, Top Rank boss Bob Arum reportedly wants to have WBO 126 lb. champion Oscar Valdez move up in weight to fight unbeaten Christopher Diaz for the vacant WBO 130lb.
Canelo vs. Golovkin Rematch Deal is "Getting Very Close" So does the winner of the upcoming bout between WBO middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders, and David Lemieux, become a fall back option for Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez - if the rematch with Gennady Golovkin is not successfully negotiated for next May? This coming Saturday night in Canada, Saunders and Lemieux will collide in the ring.
Tyson Fury a no-show for UKAD hearing Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was finally set to begin his U.K. Anti-Doping hearing today, in what was expected to be a preliminary step to him getting his boxing license back, but apparently the hearing wasn't high on Fury's priority list.
Horn's trainer wants him to KO Corcoran By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton wants him to make a big statement this Wednesday by knocking out fringe contender Gary Corcoran in their fight on December 13 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
Photos: Francesco Patera, Edis Tatli Ready For Rematch Battle All is set for tomorrow's showdown between lightweights Francesco Patera and Edis Tatli. The two will battle for the second time for the EBU lightweight crown, and this time it's Patera who's the champion and Tatli the challenger, at the Kisahalli, Helsinki, Finland.
Former Manager: Rigondeaux Will Be Remembered For Quit Job Boxing manager Gary Hyde was shaking his head on Saturday night, after WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool after six completed rounds in his highly anticipated fight with WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Gennady Golovkin to finish 2017 as Pound for Pound #1 despite Vasyl Lomachenko win 1 Gennady Golovkin : 2 Vasyl Lomachenko : 3 Terence Crawford : 4 Canelo Alvarez : 5 Mikey Garcia : 6 Naoya Inoue : 7 Keith Thurman : 8 Jorge Linares : 9 Juan Francisco Estrada : 10 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai : 11 Leo Santa Cruz 12 Donnie Nietes 13 Anthony Joshua 14 Deontay Wilder 15 Aleksandr Usyk.
Anthony Joshua: Deal for unification fight close, says promoter Eddie Hearn Promoter Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua could face Joseph Parker in a heavyweight unification bout, possibly in Cardiff, as early as March 2018.
Lomachenko's win over Rigondeaux does nothing for him By Chris Williams: Vasyl Lomachenko's win last Saturday night over a smaller, older and injured 37-year-old super bantamweight Guillermo 'The Jackal' Rigondeaux won't do anything to increase his popularity with the casual boxing fans of the sport.
Taylor vs McCaskill: Conor Benn delighted to be fighting at York Hall after nightmare American debut Conor Benn can't wait to box back in York Hall jungle after his.
Kell Brook to return in March at light-middleweight Former IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook will make his debut at light-middleweight against Sergey Rabchenko in Sheffield in March.
Kell Brook vs. Sergey Rabchenko on Mar.3 in Sheffield, UK By Scott Gilfoid: Kell 'Special k' Brook will be looking to resurrect his fading career in 3 months from now against the hard hitting 31-year-old #7 WBC contender Sergey Rabchenko on March 3 at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England.
Kell Brook to fight Sergey Rabchenko at Sheffield Arena Kell Brook will begin his move to light-middleweight by fighting Sergey Rabchenko at Sheffield Arena on March 3. The 31-year-old in May lost his IBF welterweight title to Errol Spence.
Lomachenko vs. Linares a Possibility, Says Golden Boy President Vasyl Lomachenko dominated previously undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux to the point where the Cuban called it a night after six rounds at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City this past weekend. The reigning WBO super featherweight titlist, could soon be moving up to lightweight.
Kell Brook vs Sergey Rabchenko set for March 3 RingTV reports that former welterweight titleholder Kell Brook will be making his junior middleweight debut on March 3rd when he'll take on Sergey Rabchenko in his hometown of Sheffield, England.
Anthony Joshua is 'very close' to confirming huge unification fight against Joseph Parker, says Eddie Hearn EDDIE HEARN has declared that Anthony Joshua is very close to agreeing a unification bout with Joseph Parker. The two camps had previously failed to reach an agreement, but Hearn is now willing to…
Seventeen Fights for 2017: Did they happen? Release at the back end of 2016, WBN's 'Seventeen Fights' series logs some of the biggest battles in the hope that they come to fruition in the coming year. Below is the 2017 list and whether or not the fight came about or was even close to becoming a reality.
Saunders: When I Beat Lemieux, Would Love to Fight Canelo Next If Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin can't come to an agreement for a rematch proposed for May 5, Billy Joe Saunders "would love" to face Alvarez after he defeats David Lemieux on Saturday night. The unbeaten Saunders has traveled to Lemieux's native Quebec to defend his WBO middleweight title at Place Bell in Laval, near Montreal.
Brook to fight Rabchenko at 154lbs Kell Brook will make his debut at super-welterweight against Sergey Rabchenko at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield on March 3.
Taylor vs McCaskill: Katie Taylor vows to end 'fantastic year' on a high at York Hall Katie Taylor is determined to end a.
MTK Global branch out into MMA, sign UFC's Darren Till I was the one who told him to go to Brazil and learn his trade when he was transitioning from Muay Thai to MMA, so I know he trusts my judgment and listens to my advice. I spoke to MTK personally and it didn't take me long to realise that, like myself, they only have a fighter's best interests at heart.
Hearn: Parker's demands are unrealistic for Joshua fight By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn is still unhappy with WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker's asking price for his revenue split for the unification fight against Anthony Joshua in early 2018. Hearn says Parker is looking for a cash out fight with the money he's asking for.
'Night of Champions' honors Brayd Smith on March 10 in Toowoomba "In the past the likes of Michael Katsidis, Jack Asis and Herman Ene-Purcell have won Brayd Smith belts and on March 10 more champions will be honoured with this prestigious belt.
Matt Macklin reviews Mick Conlan win, plots 2018 step-up "I think Paddy's Day will be the next fight, so he'll go home and enjoy Christmas and the new year, rest up and build up towards Paddy's Day," said Macklin, who predicted that 2018 will be a big year for Conlan. "The first year with his pro debut was huge.
Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Review, Salido Retired, DeGale Upset, Joshua vs Parker? Another flagship edition of Thaboxingvoice. Today's topics include:. Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux is over and it was controversial for all sorts of unexpected reasons. TBV will review the fight and the card from all angles. Orlando Salido vs Miguel Roman ended in shocking fashion as Roman TKO'ed Salido and retired him.
Michael Conlan reflects on 5th victory, looks forward to St. Patrick's Day return Delivering an impressive display of boxing skills, former world amateur champion Conlan switched from orthodox to southpaw with ease and looked comfortable throughout his first paid bout to last six rounds. "I'm happy enough and I was happy to get the rounds," said Conlan.
Loma v Rigo hailed an ESPN ratings success behind Pacquiao v Horn With the Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux results in, ESPN now has secured seven of the top ten rated fights of the year and the highest-rated fights on cable television since July 1.
Should Guillermo Rigondeaux be paid his full purse for the Lomachenko fight? Would you pay to see Rigondeaux fight again? Too harsh? Rigondeaux now faces an incredibly hard road back to anything approaching the lofty pound-for-pound status he once held, and fans are left both scratching their heads and asking questions: should Rigo be paid his fight purse in full?
Coach Dave Coldwell reflects on 'crazy year', looks forward to 2018 A central character of world title action and domestic grudge matches, Coldwell has endured and enjoyed his 2017 in boxing, but hopes that the brief setbacks he suffered during the last 12 months can be rectified in 2018. "There's high standards in my gym so when a result goes against us then we all feel it.
Rumble at the Rim: Results from New Hampshire Rivera, fighting out of Hartford, controlled the action from the opening bell against his battle-tested opponent from Mexico, who had a tremendous experience advantage in his 147th pro fight, compared to Rivera's fifth.
Kell Brook to fight Sergey Rabchenko on his Super-Welterweight debut on March 3 KELL BROOK will fight Sergey Rabchenko in his Super-Welterweight debut at the FlyDSA in Sheffield on March 3. The 31-year-old is aiming to become a two-weight world champion and begins that quest i…
Bryant Perrella wins again, ready to push on Fighting for the first time in 14 months and coming off a severe injury, Perrella looked to impress from the opening bell. The Fort Myers native came out aggressive and decked Martin with a picture perfect right hook in the opening round. Perrella continued to be the aggressor while the Chicago-based Martin picked his spots and relied on movement.
Usyk v Briedis: Tickets go on sale for WBSS cruiserweight semi-final I will prepare myself over the next weeks to give them a show against Usyk." Tickets for Usyk vs Briedis start at €50 and are on sale now via bilesuserviss.lv.
Don King begins annual turkey giveaway covering nine cities from Wednesday Thanks to our friends at Costco and especially Boca Raton's meat manager Chris Chin Young and Costco's wonderful staff including Kim Serrara, Ed Wiegman, Dani Lauro, Charline Schmidt and Allan Siddons, we will be helping those in need during this holiday season.
'No Mas Chenko' not just a regular fighter Vasiliy Lomachenko's dominating victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux is another example of what he does: snatch the heart and soul of his opponent and crushing it in front of their faces in a way we've never really seen another fighter do before.
Kell Brook 2018 Return Confirmed - Date, Weight and Opponent Brook's previous two fights were the first two defeats of his career to Errol Spence and before that a move to middleweight to Gennady Golovkin. Following a period of rest on old injuries Brook has confirmed that his return will be at the junior-middleweight division of 154lbs.
Brook makes superwelter bow against Rabchenko Kell Brook will face Sergey Rabchenko on his debut at Super-Welterweight at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield on March 3, live on Sky Sports.
Fury to fight in April or May if cleared by UKAD By Marcus Richardson: Tyson Fury will soon know whether he'll be allowed to resume his boxing career or not, as the UK Anti-Doping hearing begins this week in London, UK. Fury says he thinks he'll be able to fight in April or May if given clearance by UKAD.
Tyson Fury fails to turn up for drugs hearing - parties in car instead The former heavyweight world champion was due in central London for the start of hearing that could last five days.
DiBella irate over Farmer-Ogawa decision Promoter Lou DiBella didn't waste any time in taking up for his fighter, Tevin Farmer, after he was seemingly robbed of a decision win against Kenichi Ogawa.
The women boxers of Gleason's Gym – a photo essay Tim Knox visited New York’s famous Gleason’s Gym to photograph some of the six female world champions who train there and find out about what motivates them and some of their fellow female regulars at the establishment.
Kell Brook to face Sergey Rabchenko in Sheffield on March 3 Kell Brook will make his debut at super-welterweight when he faces Sergey Rabchenko at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield on March 3, live on Sky Sports.
Horn takes confidence from ninth round vs. Pacquiao Jeff Horn believes his ninth round survival against Manny Pacquiao in July has helped him become an even better fighter.
Tyson Fury hits the gym and Instagram, but no sign of BBBofC / UKAD hearing Initial reports are that Fury has failed to turn up to plead his case not to be banned for a failed drugs test, although nothing has been confirmed by either MTK Global, Mick Hennessy or UKAD.
DeGale: "I'm devastated with my performance" By Marcus Richardson: James DeGale says he's absolutely "devastated" after losing a 12 round majority decision to challenger Caleb Truax last Saturday night. DeGale says he thought he won the fight over the 34-year-old Truax, although he knows he didn't fight well during the course of the match.
Tyson Fury fails to turn up for UKAD hearing in London TYSON FURY has failed to attend his UK Anti-Doping hearing today, according to reports. The ‘Gypsy King’ has said for months how desperate he is to return to boxing after being stripped…
Kell Brook 154 debut confirmed, Sergey Rabchenko at FlyDSA Arena on March 3 "The Spence loss hurt him badly especially being at Bramall Lane but we are going to get this Arena jumping for his return - Kell is one of the top fighters in world boxing and you will see a new animal on March 3 at the FlyDSA Arena." Tickets for Brook's clash with Rabchenko are priced £40, £60, £80, £100, £150 and £250 VIP.
Photos: Katie Taylor, Jessica McCaskill - Face To Face at Presser Katie Taylor will defend her WBA World Lightweight title against Jessica McCaskill at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday December 13, live on Sky Sports. Photos by Lawrence Lustig / Matchroom. Taylor landed the crown in at Principality Stadium in Cardiff to add her first major pro strap to a glittering amateur career.
Vic Darchinyan vs. Tomas Rojas Please check our iPhone/iPad, Android and Web mobile versions. Ã Darchinyan had just two losses, to Nonito Donaire in 2007 and Joseph Agbeko in 2009.
Hearn: Joshua vs. Parker Deal is Close, We're Ready To Overpay According to Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, a deal is "very close" for a unification with WBO world champion Joseph Parker. Hearn says they are ready to "overpay" to make the contest happen, with a likely date in the first quarter of 2018 in March.
Orlando Salido: Hall of Fame-worthy? The thrilling career of one of the sport's most consistently exciting warriors came to a close on Saturday night in Las Vegas, as Mexico's Orlando Salido announced his retirement after suffering a stoppage defeat to countryman Miguel Roman.
Ali Vs. Tyson: "He never threw a body punch in his life. Nobody beats him" It's more than likely THE ultimate Dream Fight; the mythical match-up that really gets fans talking - and debating. Muhammad Ali, in his prime, against Mike Tyson, at his physical fighting peak: who wins?
Perrella Outpoints Martin; Ready for next Challenge Bryant "Goodfella" Perrella returned to the ring with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Alex "Chi-Town Heat" Martin Friday, December 8. The eight round welterweight bout took place at the Hialeah Racetrack in Hialeah, FL and aired on FS1.
Vazquez tops Reyes in Nashville Promoter Matt Young's Tri-Star Boxing provided a solid evening of entertainment in the Music City Friday, December 8 with a five-bout card billed as "Fights at the Fairgrounds." Inglewood, CA flyweight Santos Vasquez topped local favorite Edwin Reyes in the main event of the evening after eight exciting rounds.
Traux Stuns DeGale, Selby does the Job and Warren's Prospects Shine The card at the Copper Box London by Frank Warren was showcasing some of the talent fighting out of the UK. Everything was going smoothly until the unthinkable later on the card. Daniel Dubois improved to 6-0 with a second round TKO victory against veteran Dorian Darch.
Tyson Fury hopes UK Anti-Doping will allow him to resume his career as hearing continues this week Tyson Fury has urged UK Anti-Doping to do the.
December 10, 1958: Moore vs Durelle I As Archie would say later, "The first time he put me down, I hit my head first, then my feet. He rose quickly from a second knockdown but Durelle then promptly floored Moore a third time with another clean right hand. Again, it looked certain Moore was done for the night and again, he just barely beat the count.
Tyson Fury UK Anti-Doping Hearing Resumes The hearing resumes today but a verdict itself on the case is not expected until the new year. Both Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury strongly deny all charges levelled against them in a case that is as complex as it has been drawn out. Recently both men's promoter's Hennessy Sports released the following statement on the case:.
Corcoran camp condems Horn tactics Explosive foul play claims by the Gary Corcoran camp has lit the fuse ahead of Wednesday night's showdown between the Englishman and Australia's world boxing champion Jeff Horn at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
BJ Flores Expects Boost, Big Fights From Salita Promotions Deal BJ Flores has advised BoxingScene.com that he has signed a promotional deal with Salita Promotions which is headed by former contender Dmitry Salita. The former cruiserweight title challenger has moved up to the heavyweight division where he hopes to soon get a title shot.
Taylor vs McCaskill: Gamal Yafai wants British title shot in 2018 Gamal Yafai wants a shot at British champion Thomas Patrick Ward next year as he looks to put a frustrating twelve months behind him.
Lamati Outclasses Kabore By Lwazi Ndzobongo: Ludumo Lamati outclassed Alex Boureima Kabore over 12 one-sided rounds to retain the IBF Intercontinental junior-featherweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. All three judges at ringside scored the fight 120-107.
Horn ignores distractions, ready to rumble At the start of the year he was a virtual unknown but after a high-profile win against international superstar Manny Pacquiao in front of his home crowd of more than 51,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane in July, newly-minted WBO welterweight kingpin Jeff "The Hornet" Horn 17-0-1 has become hot property.
Tyson Fury No-Shows UKAD Hearing, Creating Further Delay Tyson Fury's much-delayed UK Anti-Doping was scheduled to resume in London on Monday with a verdict expected after the new year - but the controversial Fury failed to show up, and was instead posting videos to social media of singing songs as he was driving.
Dana White Responds To Bob Arum's Piece Of Crap Comment White, half of Arum's age approximately, has criticised Arum's approach to boxing promotion over the years as:. "Sucking the life out of boxing." Arum has had similar jibes at White and this weekend after Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden Arum was quoted as saying that White was:.
Weston shuts out Ancona in Portland By Ricardo Ibarra Photos by Mike Blair / Boxingprospects.net. The fight headlined the inaugural card for former world champ Steve Forbes' 2 Pound Sports and Entertainment, who along with partner Christina Lunzman brought professional boxing back to Portland for the first time in over a dozen years.
Report: Joshua Parker Unification Almost Over The Line Both teams have been locked in negotiations these past number of weeks in particular following a press conference held in New Zealand by team Parker to call Joshua out. A presser that also included a highlight reel of the occasions the British boxer had been knocked down in his career.
Tickets for Usyk-Briedis semi-final are on sale now! Tickets for Usyk-Briedis semi-final are on sale now! Tickets for the Ali Trophy semi-final bout in the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series between WBO World Champion Aleksandr Usyk and WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis are on sale now via bilesuserviss.lv with prices starting at €50.
Weekend Review: Lomachenko Rises, Rigondeaux Sinks Vasyl Lomachenko: I don't care that Lomachenko was bigger than Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night in New York. I don't care that Rigondeaux is 37. And I certainly don't care whether Rigondeaux injured his left hand, his stated reason for quitting.
Horn Camp targets Crawford, Spence, Thurman By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing. WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn will target Terence Crawford, IBF champion Errol Spence and WBC, WBA champion Kieth Thurman after he defends the WBO championship against WBO #10 Gary Corcoran on Wednesday according to trainer Glenn Rushton who talked to Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail.
Lomachenko Dazzles, Rigo Leaves Us Wanting "No Mas" In a fight that had the potential to be one of the greatest tactical bouts in boxing history, the fans at Madison Square Garden saw Vasily Lomachenko deliver an absolute schooling to Guillermo Rigondeaux, who quit after the 6th round - Loma's fourth opponent in a row to give up on the stool in the middle of the fight, saying "no mas".
Frank Warren: DeGale Used Wrong Tactics, He is Not Washed Up Promoter Frank Warren insists James DeGale will not walk away from boxing despite the Londoner hinting at retirement following his shock defeat to Caleb Truax. Truax, the 34-year-old American, was a 16-1 outsider to beat the former Olympic champion at London's Copper Box Arena on Saturday night.
MTK Global sign UFC star Darren Till Not content with merely taking over the boxing world, MTK Global are delighted to announce a major move into MMA with the signing of British UFC star Darren Till. Till, aged 24, becomes the first British Mixed Martial Artist to sign a management contract with MTK.
Arum Not Least Bit Surprised Lomachenko Made Rigondeaux Quit NEW YORK - Bob Arum might've been surprised had he not seen this scenario unfold during previous Vasyl Lomachenko fights. Lomachenko's promoter knew, as did Lomachenko, there was a realistic chance the Ukrainian southpaw could make Guillermo Rigondeaux quit before they completed 12 rounds Saturday night in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Video: Vasyl Lomachenko - The new P4P King? Saturday night marked an historic moment in professional boxing. It was the first time ever that two former two-time Olympic gold medalists competed in a championship prizefight. Guillermo Rigondeaux moved up two weight classes to challenge the reigning WBO super featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko.
Debate rumbles on with contrasting views on Rigo 'no mas' and Smith's aim to fight with severed ear Comments of 'Rigo' looking for a way out, even from some of most respected journalists, seem fairly harsh though as the Cuban simply couldn't deal with what was put in front of him when suffering hand trauma in the second round.
Euro champ Patera poised for Tatli rematch Last May, after twelve rounds of two-way action at the Gatorade Center in Turku, Finland, a surprising outcome moved the European lightweight belt into the hands of little-known challenger Francesco Patera who was facing decorated titlist and local favorite Edis Tatli.
Andre Ward: Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia is 50-50 Super Fight! Mandalay Bay, LAS VEGAS, NV - BoxingScene.com and a small group of reporters caught up with the recently retired Andre Ward after he finished his HBO broadcast duties for the televised tripleheader featuring Orlando Salido vs Mickey Roman.
Promoter Lou DiBella rages as stats favor Tevin Farmer despite controversial Kenichi Ogawa loss "Judge Burt Clements didn't give Tevin Farmer ONE round in the second half of #FarmerOgawa…NOT ONE ROUND. That is simply not what happened. F***ing #boxing! "We are so used to bad decisions in boxing that we shrug them off and are desensitized to them.
Dillian Whyte and Hughie Fury agree to fight in February next year DILLIAN WHYTE and Hughie Fury have agreed to fight in February next year at London’s O2 Arena. The two heavyweights didn’t take long to thrash out a deal in a series of messages to each…
Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux: Post-Fight Report Card While unsatisfying, it might have been the most fitting end. Guillermo Rigondeaux fought in the way that worked best for him over the years. Even as some of his fights, night like Joseph Agbeko and Drian Francisco, drove fans mad with their inaction, he won and moved on.
DeGale to make announcement over future in new year after losing to Caleb Truax JAMES DEGALE is contemplating his future in boxing after his shock defeat to Caleb Truax, losing his IBF title. The 31-year-old was a massive 1-16 favourite going into the fight at Copper Box Arena…
Taylor vs McCaskill: Katie Taylor heads a bumper bill at York Hall featuring Josh Kelly, Lawrence Okolie, Joe Cordina and Conor Benn Katie Taylor tops a stacked card at York Hall which sees many of Britain's most exciting prospects in action, including Josh Kelly, Joe Cordina, Lawrence Okolie and Conor Benn.
Taylor vs McCaskill: Josh Kelly opens up on American dream, talks 2018 plans and 'split personality' York Hall is the next step for Josh Kelly as his meteoric rise in the sweet science goes from strength to strength, but it is an American venue across the pond that the 23-year-old, aptly named 'Pretty Boy', has set his sights on.
Corcoran: I'll Bring Horn Right Back To 9th of Pacquiao Fight Gary Corcoran believes Jeff Horn is haunted by the memory of his punishing ninth round win against Manny Pacquiao and intends to make him re-live that painful experience on Wednesday night.
Coldwell on a "Crazy" 2017: Bellew vs. Haye, McDonnell, More "It's been a crazy year hasn't it?" Ponders Dave Coldwell. A period that began with disappointment finished with a similar feeling but the success in between was enough to leave the Sheffield trainer with a satisfied feeling during our chat.
Darren Till, UFC Fighter, Inks Pact With MTK Global Till, aged 24, becomes the first British Mixed Martial Artist to sign a management contract with MTK. He joins an ever-growing stable of fighters that includes Tyson Fury, Carl Frampton, Billy Joe Saunders, Liam Smith and Michael Conlan.
Parker: I Think We're Close To Locking in Anthony Joshua Fight A fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker is "close to being locked in", according to the New Zealander. WBA, IBO and IBF heavyweight champion Joshua is poised for a blockbuster 2018, with bouts against WBO title-holder Parker, WBC king Deontay Wilder and the unbeaten Tyson Fury all potentially in the offing.
Salido to retire at 37 after KO loss in slugfest Former four-time, two-division world titleholder Orlando Salido is retiring at 37 to cap a legendary 21-year career.
Jeff Horn Angry: Online Keyboard Warriors Say I Fight Dirty! Jeff Horn is angered by accusations he fights "dirty" but will stay true to the style that won him the WBO welterweight title in his first defence of the belt on Wednesday night. That's despite the best efforts of Gary Corcoran and his co-trainer Frank Greaves to sway the referee and judges in anticipation of another hometown decision in Brisbane.
Wilder: I'll Make Cuban Sandwich Out of 'Bubbles The Chimp' Ortiz! WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is promising to do some real damage to Luis Ortiz. Last Friday night in Miami, Wilder and Ortiz went face to face and traded harsh words before a televised audience on Fox Sports 1. Wilder was ringside, watching Ortiz snap a near one-year layoff as he scored a vicious two round knockout over Daniel Martz.
Has Rigondeaux tarnished his legacy? By Rob Maclean: In what was deemed a technical chess match between two amateur greats, Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux's first in a lifetime battle, was little more than a mismatch.
Bryant Jennings defeats Don Haynesworth By Jim Dower: #12 WBA heavyweight contender Bryant 'By-By' Jennings picked up his second win of his comeback in stopping Don Haynesworth in the 3rd round last Saturday night on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux fight card at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Bob Arum talks Lomachenko, Dana White, Pacquiao-McGregor, and more Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater, the promoter Bob Arum was in his typical mode, that is to say, he was hyping up his guys, burnishing and massaging and accentuating the positives while cruising clear of negatives.
Corcoran seeks to add to rich Travellers legacy The Traveller communities have a rich tradition of producing boxers. ESPN looks at some of their standout heroes of the boxing ring.
Jeff Horn's luck will run out - Corcoran Gary Corcoran says Jeff Horn's luck will run out when he fights him on Dec. 13 after claiming the Australian was fortunate previously to have faced Manny Pacquiao "at the right time".
When is a Loss Not a Loss? WHAT does a loss mean for a fighter? What should a loss mean? Too often, in today's era of padded records and multi-weight division titleholders who do not have a defining win to their name, a loss marks the end. A rebuilding job has to be undertaken but you will never be allowed to shake an off night or a defeat.
Vasyl Lomachenko has done enough to be considered boxing's best fighter He lost, but he learned, and that was the real key. Salido bullied Lomachenko, pushed him around, took advantage of his inexperience with that sort of style. And it made Lomachenko an even better fighter than he already was coming into the paid ranks.
Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux next Sat. By Tim Royner: WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders will be defending against mandatory challenger David Lemieux next Saturday on December 16 on HBO World Championship Boxing at the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The telecast starts at 9:40 p.m.
Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Face To Face at Final Presser Boxing's Cinderella Man and Brisbane, Australia's favorite son, Jeff "The Hornet" Horn, returns to the ring in the first defense of the world title he won off the legendary Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. Horn will be risking his newly-minted World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Top-10 contender Gary "Hellraiser" Corcoran, of London.
Luis Ortiz: Deontay Wilder is a Coward, I Saw Fear in His Eyes! On Friday night, it became apparent that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has shifted his immediate focus away from a unification fight against Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, IBO world titles. Wilder is instead offering unbeaten Cuban banger Luis Ortiz a shot at his world title.
Arum doubts Rigondeaux's injury for Lomachenko fight By Sean Jones: Guillermo Rigondeaux surprised a lot of people last Saturday by quitting on his stool after round 6 against WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko.
Arum Denies Pacquiao-McGregor Talk: It's Total Nonsense Last week, eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao told media outlets that preliminary talks had taken place regarding a possible bout with UFC superstar Conor McGregor in 2018.
Lomachenko, Rigondeaux, and Why The Jackal Quit I tried to be a diplomat and ambassador for the sport. When people asked me about Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux, I had a nice, non-confrontational answer to give-Rigondeaux would have to be Superman to win. It was sad to see so many hardcore boxing fans so amped up for a fight where the outcome was pretty much pre-determined.
Bizarre New Ban Placed On Boxing In One Part Of Canada It essentially prohibits new licences for athletes to compete in all combat sports competitions and also prohibits promoters from gaining licenses to stage combat sports events in the city of Edmonton. A very strange piece of news indeed.
Salido: All of The Wars Caught Up With Me, I'm an Old Fighter Now On Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, it was a changing of the guard as Miguel "Mickey" Roman made himself a player in the super featherweight division with a ninth round stoppage of two division world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido in a Fight of the Year Candidate.
Warren: DeGale shouldn't retire By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Frank Warren doesn't think it's time yet for James 'Chunky' DeGale to retire from boxing following his loss to Caleb Truax last Saturday night. DeGale looked like an old fighter far beyond his years against Truax. The fight called for DeGale to show courage to stand in there and fire off shots from center ring.
Tyson Fury in the dock as his long-delayed drug offences trial begins Fury, who along with his cousin Hughie denies the charges, has been out of the ring since his sensational victory over world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko two years ago.
James DeGale blows it with Caleb Truax defeat that ruins £30m plans James DeGale defiantly swears he will be back just like Arnie in The Terminator. Unhappily, he appears to be cast now as the one-armed man being pursued by Harrison Ford in The Fugitive.
James DeGale could quit boxing after humbling Caleb Truax loss DeGale said: 'I'm not going to make any immediate decisions. It's still quite soon after the fight and I'll take some time out over Christmas and the New Year to reflect.'
James DeGale reveals his plans after shock world title loss to Caleb Truax DeGale lost his IBF super middleweight title to the American on Saturday night after a majority decision defeat.
James DeGale raises doubts over whether he will fight again - 'To say I'm devastated is an understatement' James DeGale's career hangs in the balance after his shock defeat on Saturday night with the 31-year-old Londoner suggesting that he will "take some time out to reflect" on his future after the flattest of performances against American challenger Caleb Truax in London.
Confessions Of A Guillermo Rigondeaux Supporter A Guillermo Rigondeaux supporter. Not that long ago, when I was just starting off in this fight writing racket, I wrote a piece defending the Cuban great in the face of blistering criticism that the man was "boring." Man, did I take heat for that one.
Andre Ward: Farmer Robbed, But He Can Bounce Back From This Mandalay Bay, LAS VEGAS, NV - Tevin Farmer had to overcome a lot of obstacles to position himself for a title shot last night. The Philadelphia native started off his career with a 7-4-1 record and seemed destined to become a journeyman in the sport.
Arum: Mikey Garcia will probably quit against Lomachenko By Juan Flores: Unbeaten lightweight champion Mikey Garcia will likely quit against Vasyl Lomachenko, says Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. He says Garcia will last long enough against Lomachenko until the point where he's on the verge of being knocked out, and then he'll quit to get out of the fight.
Arum: Lomachenko is Superhuman, Rigo Was Totally Bewildered! WBO super featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko was described as "superhuman" by his promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, after his dominant win over previously undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux, but the Ukrainian insisted it was not a big success for him.
Stephen Smith Issues Statement Following Freak Ear Injury The Liverpool native lost a technical decision after nine rounds to Francisco Vargas following a clash of heads that resulted in his ear nearly been ripped off. One of the most grotesque injuries in recent boxing memory for sure. Although Smith seems to handle it well to be fair to him.
Dana White Responds To Pacquiao vs McGregor Boxing Match Reports A Pacquiao vs McGregor boxing match has been reported in numerous places in recent times with Pacquiao himself even sending McGregor a social media message telling the UFC fighter to keep fit for 2018.
Fans React To Groves' Abuse Of DeGale Straight After Suffering Defeat Fight fans have been having a field day however since Groves took it upon himself to have a dig at DeGale so soon after his loss. A clear rivalry among both their supporters still there, and as passionate as ever about their opinions on these two old rivals:.
Lomachenko: Gary Russell Really Doesn't Want a Rematch With Me NEW YORK - One potential rematch for Vasyl Lomachenko was ruined Saturday night, but that didn't stop him from taking questions about another. Orlando Salido, the only boxer to beat Lomachenko, retired following his technical-knockout defeat to fellow Mexican Miguel Roman on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Tyson Fury labels rival Tony Bellew 'a s t bag' in Twitter bust-up as fighters plan to clash next year TYSON FURY and Tony Bellew traded blows on Twitter as the pair fuel rumours about a huge heavyweight clash. The self-proclaimed Gypsy King began the feud last month after the 35-year-old’s fi…
Dillian Whyte Responds To Hughie Fury Call Out The heavyweight division is certainly interesting at the top of the pile once again, in terms of the champions. But just below unification and significant fight level, a number of intriguing rivalries are also forming between top contenders in boxing's traditional glamor division.
Matthew Macklin backs Michael Conlan to step it up in 2018 Belfast featherweight Michael Conlan jumped to 5-0 as a pro over the weekend and he will return to the ring on St Patrick's Day next year. Michael Conlan will make a step up in opposition in 2018, according to MTK Global co-founder Matthew Macklin, following the Belfast featherweight's latest victory in New York last Saturday night.
Lomachenko is unquestionably P4P #1 By Bob Smith: Like many fans, I was unsure what to expect when Vasyl Lomachenko faced Guillermo Rigondeaux last night. I tended to agree in a general way with Jim Lampley and Paulie Malignaggi who argued that the size and youth of Lomachenko would be too much for Rigondeaux going into the fight.
Horn vs Corcoran: Fight preview and matchup Record: 17-0-1… Streak: W14… Last 5: 5-0… Last 10: 10-0… Stance: Orthodox… Height / Reach: 5'9" / 68"… Age: 29. Thoughts: Jeff Horn probably shouldn't be here. Most of us felt Manny Pacquiao, while challenged in spots, did enough to beat Horn at Suncorp Stadium in July.
Groves & Eubank Jr. slam DeGale on Twitter By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves and Chris Eubank Junior both took shots at James 'Chunky' DeGale on Twitter following his 12 round unanimous decision upset loss to American fringe contender Caleb Traux last Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London, England.
Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux TV Ratings Very Impressive The main event according to an ESPN press release, states that Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux was the second most watched boxing match on cable in 2017 - according to Nielson research.
Stacking the Deck-A Present Day Look at Top Rank and Golden Boy It was unnerving to no end, to be sure and who knows just how many memorable nights we may have missed because of the disagreements between the two companies. It still happens from time to time. HBO and Showtime run concurrent telecasts and we as fans have to choose between the two.
Erik Skoglund suffers brain bleed, placed in coma Erik Skoglund, the World Boxing Super Series competitor who fell to Callum Smith in the opening round, has suffered a brain bleed in training.
DeGale Unsure of Career Future, To Decide After New Year JAMES DEGALE will make a decision on his future in the New Year after his career was left hanging in the balance following a shock defeat by little-known Caleb Truax. The British super-middleweight surrendered his IBF title with a woeful performance against the American despite being 1/100 to win the fight at the Copper Box in London.
James DeGale in no mood to retire after Caleb Truax defeat, insists Frank Warren The promoter said he will ‘try hard’ to organise a rematch between the two after James DeGale’s shock loss of his IBF super-middleweight title.
Top Rank on ESPN Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux is Second Highest-Rated Boxing Telecast on Cable in 2017 Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux event is also Second Highest-Rated Boxing Telecast on ESPN Since Start of 2016. ESPN Now Has Top Four and Top Seven of the Top Ten Boxing Fights on Cable in 2017.
UFC chief Dana White threatens to sue Manny Pacquiao over Conor McGregor claims UFC president Dana White has threatened to sue boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino hero recently revealed that he has held initial talks with Conor McGregor over a potential fight. But White…
Eubank Senior Reacts To DeGale World Title Upset Embarrassment Former IBF super-middleweight champion James DeGale was clearly distraught and emotional afterwards, understandably, after having his world around him essentially collapse in front of his eyes.
Rigondeaux injured, Lomachenko wins dull fight Rigondeaux decided he'd had enough after the 6th round, so he quit on his stool rather than coming out for the 7th round. Rigondeaux said he had a hand injury. You have to take his word on it, because he'd never quit before as a pro or an amateur. The Lomachenko-Rigondeaux fight was not a competitive one unfortunately.
White Warns Arum: We'll See Where You Stand When Smoke Clears! UFC President Dana White has rejected some of the comments were made a few days ago by eight division champion Manny Pacquiao - who claims that his team approached the biggest star in the UFC, Conor McGregor, to discuss a potential fight in 2018. "That would be weird, because under contract with us," White told MMAjunkie.
Mickey Takes The Mickey Multitudes of boxing fans in the United States may have waited to tune their televisions to the HBO network until Vasyl Lomachenko finished undressing Guillermo Rigondeaux on ESPN. Respective thumbs moved about a nation of remote controls as fans jumped from a one-sided contest to an ultimately entertaining one.
Slick Mick Conlan Marches On In New York - 2018 Promises Big Things The Irishman was fighting at the famed venue for his second time in his very first year as a pro. The 26 year old proved too strong in the end for opponent Luis Molina and recorded a unanimous points victory on all three scorecards over his Argentinian counterpart.
Joseph Parker: 'I think we're very close' on Anthony Joshua fight "I think we're very close. I'm excited as it's a chance to showcase my skills in the U.K. more."
Watch: The Pulverising Moment Heavyweight Powerhouse Daniel Dubois Went 6-0 Still very inexperienced as a boxer, both amateur and pro, that in itself almost shines through at the moment in the primal, raw nature of power that he's displayed thus far in his professional tenure. A real demolition merchant, genuinely intent on destroying the other man opposite the ring of him.
Lomachenko Punch Stats vs Rigondeaux Show Astonishing Findings The fight didn't catch fire really, mostly because Lomachenko was too good for the timid and non-action orientated Rigondeaux. For the six rounds that it did last before Rigondeaux pulled out of the fight due to a hand injury, not a whole lot happened offensively in truth.
Dana White says he'll sue Pacquiao if contact was made with McGregor White said he will sue the Pacquiao team if, in fact, they made direct contact with McGregor instead of going through the UFC:. White made these statements after Saturday night's UFC Fight Night event in California, so not long after Pacquaio's words came out about the McGregor idea.
Promoter Admits Contact Was Made By Pacquiao To McGregor Camp It seems like a farcical boxing match to make really. Sure, Mayweather vs McGregor was an event last August, but this just seems way too out there with nowhere near as as much interest. Unlike Mayweather, Pacquaio one would suspect won't carry McGregor either.
Highlights: Roman upsets Salido, Ogawa and Vargas win on HBO Last night's HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader provided the action and drama that was hoped for, particularly in the main event, where Mickey Roman upset Orlando Salido in a super featherweight slugfest. Roman stopped Salido in the ninth round, dropping him three times in the process.
Tevin Farmer: I Worked Too Hard To Get Robbed, I Deserved Win At the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, junior lightweight contender Kenichi Ogawa won a hard-fought and controversial 12 round split decision over Tevin Farmer. With the win, Ogawa won the vacant IBF junior lightweight title. The southpaw Farmer built an early lead, outboxing the taller Ogawa.
Watch: Stephen Smith Ear Injury One Of The Worst Seen In Boxing History Smith travelled to Las Vegas this weekend to bravely battle Francisco Vargas this weekend and although he didn't get the win, he was lucky in the end to come away with his ear.
Guillermo Rigondeaux and Orlando Salido: A Tale of Two Farewells Last night at Madison Square Garden, New York, we witnessed a once-promising boxing career fizzle out in ignominy as Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool against Vasyl Lomachenko in their WBO super featherweight title fight after six one-sided rounds, citing a broken hand.
Lomachenko dominates Rigondeaux, wins by stoppage On paper two-time Olympic gold medalists and world champions Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux were supposed to be near equals. In the ring Saturday night, it was another story as Lomachenko showed superior quickness, angles, and talent in vanquishing his supposed rival in round six at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.
Tyson Fury calls Tony Bellew 's bag' in heated Twitter exchange Former heavyweight world champions Fury called out the Liverpool fighter initially last month after Bellew's fight with David Haye was postponed by the latter's bicep injury. To which Bellew responded.
Tony Bellew's Reaction To Lomachenko Rigondeaux Is Spot On The boxing world has been crucifying one of its most talented fighting sons today - Guillermo Rigondeaux. Whether demand will exist to see him in a big fight again after he decided to stop boxing before the 7th round due to an injured hand, remains to be seen.
Malignaggi Believes Rigondeaux Could Have Emotional Issues In boxing it is generally understood that emotions have no place in the ring. Anger for example, is often taught from an early age to aspiring fighters as something to never bring into the ring, as it nearly always, will work against you. In many ways similarly to how it can in life, too.
Lomachenko Breaks Silence The Day After Beating Rigondeaux "Hi-Tech" as he's known in the trade gave himself a new nickname this weekend after making his rival "Rigo" quit rather than fight to the finish. Speaking after the fight directly in his post-fight interview, he referred to himself as:.
Former Opponent Nonito Donaire Can't Understand Rigondeaux's Decision Their fight at the time was a big one in the then pound for pound debate. Nonito Donaire was coming off a then recent Fight of the Year award and was considered by many to be then one of the very best fighters in the sport, pound for pound.
James DeGale issues apology after horror loss and rivals are quick to blast him JAMES DEGALE has issued a grovelling apology after his shock defeat to Caleb Traux. But it appears his boxing rivals have little sympathy for the Brit after losing his world title. Traux stunned bo…
Lomachenko On Rigondeaux Injury: I've Fought With One Hand NEW YORK - Vasyl Lomachenko wouldn't have stopped fighting if he was the one that suffered a hand injury Saturday night. Lomachenko didn't go as far as to say he believes Guillermo Rigondeaux faked his left hand injury to get out of their fight.
These Amir Khan Jungle Best Moments Will Make You Laugh He now returns home to the UK to his family and soon, his boxing career. In a tweet following the show he included the subtle hashtag of "147" - perhaps a sign of where he sees his next fight in the boxing ring in 2018. One would imagine he'll take a warm up fight for his first one back.
Caleb Truax Stuns James DeGale in London to Claim IBF World Super Middleweight Title Harris Akbar and Louis Lynn led the way with superb performances to claim the welterweight and bantamweight titles respectively, however a few of the UK's leading amateurs were involved in some close calls on their way to domestic glory.
With James DeGale's career in tatters Groves and Eubank Jr put the boot in Fans witnessed a huge boxing upset last night as James DeGale lost his super-middleweight belt to big betting underdog Caleb Truax - a decent fighter who proved he is nobody's tune-up or anything close to it.
Lomachenko Forces Rigondeaux To Quit In New York Vasyl Lomachenko won the battle of the Former Olympic Gold Medallists at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday night when he forced Cuba's Guillermo Rigondeaux to retire at the end of the sixth round due to an injured left hand.
Brit boxer Stephen Smith provides health update after his ear was almost ripped off STEPHEN SMITH thanked fans for their support after he almost had his ear gruesomely ripped off in a bloody loss to Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. The British boxer was attempting…
Lomachenko Amateur And Pro Credentials Make For Staggering Reading 11 Professional fights 🥊. 2 Weight world champion. He makes fighters quit! #LomaRigo pic.twitter.com/wtIxyWjLTb. - Strictly Boxing Fans December 10, 2017.
Saunders-Lemieux, Horn-Corcoran, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for December 13-16 He's the big favorite here and should win - Corcoran is a fringe contender at best, and this is more a victory lap matchup to close the year than anything substantial, at least on paper. BLH will have live coverage. ESPN3, 8:50 pm ET, Diego De La Hoya vs Jose Salgado.
Vitali Klitschko vs. Obed Sullivan Please check our iPhone/iPad, Android and Web mobile versions. Ã Dr. Ironfist was 26-0. Sullivan was 34-5-1. The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds.
Macklin Expects Michael Conlan To Step Things Up in 2018 Michael Conlan will make a step up in opposition in 2018, according to MTK Global co-founder Matthew Macklin, following the Belfast featherweight's latest victory in New York last Saturday night.
Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Generates Big Rating For ESPN Last night's fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux delivered big on ratings, making it the second highest-rated boxing telecast on cable in 2017, according to Nielsen overnight ratings.
Ricky Hatton on the night he lost to Floyd Mayweather EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - DANIEL MATTHEWS: Ten years on from defeat by Mayweather, the humour and humility that made him one of Britain's most loved fighters remains. But so does some of the pain.
Stephen Smith: British boxer's ear stitched after loss to Francisco Vargas British boxer Stephen Smith has his ear stitched after his fight with Mexican Francisco Vargas is stopped after round nine in Las Vegas.
Marquice Weston Wins, James Ballard Stretched in Upset For the first time in more than a decade, professional boxing was a welcome diversion on a Saturday night in Portland, Oregon. Marquice Weston, Britton Norwood and Nicholas Jefferson all triumphed on Portland's first professional fight card, thanks to former super featherweight champion Steve "2 Pound" Forbes and partner Christina Lunzman.
Arum: Lomachenko Would Make Joke of Mikey Garcia, Make Him Quit NEW YORK - Bob Arum is sure Mikey Garcia would suffer the same fate as previous opponents if Garcia agrees to fight Vasyl Lomachenko.
Writer Makes Big Claim About Mayweather and Lomachenko Certainly, both were supreme technicians who have / had an ability to break their opponents down mid fight and adjust game plans on the fly, but who would have come out on top? Mayweather and Lomachenko, what a fight it would have been.
Lee Selby: IBF featherweight champion ready to face Josh Warrington in Leeds Lee Selby says he is willing to fight domestic rival Josh Warrington in his home city of Leeds.
Fury and Bellew Openly Discuss In Public With One Another How Fight Could Go To the point where they are now even openly discussing in public how they think the fight will go when it happens, not caring what either thinks about revealing any potential game plan it would appear:.
James DeGale Makes Admission Following Unexpected World Title Loss Haymon, his adviser based in the US, no doubt will be able to bring him back into some interesting fights but it might be a case of DeGale taking some time out and also watch what happens in the World Boxing Super Series.
Parker: Joshua fight is 'very close' Joseph Parker has stated negotiations to fight Anthony Joshua are "going good" and that the pair could meet in the ring as early as March 2018.
Fans Respect Frank Warren Response To James DeGale Defeat DeGale's promoter Frank Warren also agreed with the decision afterwards, calling it as he saw it from ringside:. Fans have been appreciating the candid response from the Hall of Fame promoter. An honest, accurate analysis of what transpired:.
Tyson Fury: I'll Annihilate Bellew, Uppercut Him To The Roof! TYSON FURY and Tony Bellew traded blows as the pair continue to tease fans over a potential future heavyweight clash. Fury, who has not boxed since beating Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015, is planning to return to the ring if he regains his license with the British Boxing Board of Control.
Rant Alert: Teddy Atlas Sounds Off On Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Fight Teddy Atlas, always known for his passionate rants, was one of the few who while not exactly defending Rigondeaux, mentioned that the injury should be factored in. He wasn't on the broadcast team but still managed to chime in with his epic as usual post-fight analysis, I mean rant:.
James DeGale Speaks For The First Time After Shock World Title Defeat DeGale has had to deal with numerous heckles from rivals and fellow fighters since losing his world title but has now taken to his social media platforms to speak on the loss for the first time:. It will be interesting to see what those decisions will be in the new year.
Groves Continues To Put The Boot In On Degale After Surprise Loss Before that though, Groves has taken the opportunity to have a go at DeGale following him losing his world title to American Caleb Truax last night, in a result no one saw coming beforehand:. Realistically, the fight can still happen in the next year or so.
Orlando Salido Retires From Boxing Following Defeat To Miguel Roman Four-time world champion in two different weight categories during his career, Mexican Orlando Salido can walk away from the sport having accomplished a lot.
What Lomachenko and Rigondeaux Pocketed From Their Fight The old adage of styles make fights rang through again, although Lomachenko never really gave Rigondeaux any chance at all to impose his fight style on him. He was just too good. Rigondeaux no doubt will be waking up feeling low today but at least he will have earned some money from last night's bout.
Rigondeaux Explains Why He Couldn't Continue Against Lomachenko Following the bout Rigondeaux cited a hand injury sustained in round two as the reasoning behind him pulling out and explained himself here in the post-fight interview:. As you could tell, the interviewer and indeed fans in the background were not exactly buying it from "Rigo".
Anthony Joshua set for unification fight with Joseph Parker on March 31 in Cardiff NEGOTIATIONS between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker are “going good” as they attempt to finalise a bumper unification fight for Cardiff on March 31. New Zealander Parker, the WBO heav…
Michael Conlan: Belfast fighter secures points win over Luis Fernando Molina Michael Conlan makes it five wins in five professional contests by beating Luis Fernando Molina on points in New York.
Prominent Journalists Blast Rigondeaux For Quitting Against Lomachenko Some of the fight game's most experienced journalists had no sympathy for Rigondeaux, despite citing a hand injury as the reason for him quitting on his stool:. Pretty magnanimous in their views there, on both sides of the pond. What do you think? Feel free to share your views on social media following the controversy and fallout from last night.
Lomachenko Reacts To Rigondeaux Win - Gives Himself New Nickname Vasyl Lomachenko walked away with an impressive win this weekend over Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux who he ultimately made quit in their bout. Rigo cited a hand injury at the time of stoppage but he was getting dominated by Lomachenko at the same time.
Boxer Nearly Loses Ear In Horrific Freak Injury During Fight The story of the night however was a horrific injury to his ear that he sustained during the contest. Leaving him in no position to see out the fight until its conclusion. His ear was almost ripped off completely at one point with a clear separation on view in this video for those to see:.
What now for Vasyl Lomachenko, Guillermo Rigondeaux? Well, the so-called Fight of The Year, the historic showdown that matched together the two finest pure boxers in the world today, was, we must say, one pretty big disappointment. At least it was to those fans who were expecting a great, two-way fight it was a letdown.
Result: DeGale suffers shock defeat to Truax James DeGale's homecoming has ended in the shock loss of his IBF super-middleweight world title to American Caleb Truax at London's Copper Box Arena. The Briton, back in the ring after 11 months out, was ground down by his opponent, who took the title by majority decision with scores of 114-114, 115-112 and 116-112.
Chris Eubank Jr and George Groves unimpressed by James DeGale as he loses his world title Chris Eubank Jr and George Groves have hit out at James DeGale after he lost his world title on Saturday night.
Lomachenko on Rigondeaux: I Learned Nothing, It Was Easy! On Saturday night from The Theater in Madison Square Garden, Vasyl Lomachenko retained his WBO super featherweight title after beating stopping Guillermo Rigondeaux in six rounds. Lomachenko dominated for six rounds before Rigondeaux called it quits, citing a left hand injury, before the start of the seventh.
Boxing World Reacts To Lomachenko TKO Of Rigondeaux It was the fight billed as one between two of the most skillful boxers in the world today but in the end, it proved to be a one sided affair in the favor of the outstanding Vasyl Lomachenko.
Salido: I'm just an old fighter now The career of four-time, two division world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido came to an end Saturday night in Las Vegas. After blood and gut loss to Miguel "Mickey" Roman, the 37-year-old Salido said he's hanging them up. "As they say father time is undefeated," said Salido.
Photos: Lomachenko Makes Guillermo Rigondeaux Quit in Six Vasyl Lomachenko continued his meteoric rise up the boxing ladder, retaining his WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night after challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool after six rounds. Photos by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.
Daniel Dubois improves to 6-0 with brutal stoppage of Dorian Darch 20 year old heavyweight prospect - or perhaps heavyweight sensation is a more accurate description - Daniel Dubois did it again last night: he ran right through an opponent. Facing tough and experienced Dorian Darch of Wales, Dubois ended matters inside two painful rounds; during which the towering Londoner scored no less than four knockdowns.
Miguel 'Mickey' Roman defeats Orlando 'Siri' Salido Miguel "Mickey" Roman brought new life to his career with a spectacular and dominant ninth-round technical knockout victory against four-time, two division world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido in a Fight of the Year Candidate and main event of HBO Boxing After Dark at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Francisco Vargas defeats Stephen Smith By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC 130 lb. champion Francisco Vargas had to battle hard tonight to defeat Stephen Smith by a 9th round technical decision on HBO Boxing After Dark at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was halted at the end of the 9th due to a cut the 32-year-old Smith had suffered a bad cut to his ear.
Brit boxer Stephen Smith's ear almost ripped off in loss to Francisco Vargas STEPHEN SMITH almost had his ear gruesomely ripped off as he lost a bloody affair with Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas. The British boxer was attempting to get himself back into the world title shot…
Lomachenko forces Rigondeaux to throw in the towel The highly-anticipated duel between a pair of double Olympic champions resulted in an anti-climatic finish. Rigondeaux, citing a hand and wrist injury, did not want to continue prior to the seventh round.
Orlando Salido plans retirement after losing to Miguel Roman Orlando Salido says he is planning to retire from boxing after he was stopped in the ninth by Miguel Roman on Saturday night.
Photos: Michael Conlan, Shakur Stevenson, Diaz, Jennings Win The Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York City - Former Olympic medalists Shakur Stevenson and Michael Conlan were among the winners on the undercard. Stevenson outclassed Oscar Mendoza before referee Sparkle Lee stopped the featherweight bout midway through the second round.
Tevin Farmer misses out on world title glory after Kenichi Ogawa takes split decision Kenichi Ogawa was crowned IBF super-featherweight world champion, edging out Tevin Farmer on a controversial split decision in Las Vegas.
Roman Saves His Career and Ends Salido's in Fantastic Fight LAS VEGAS - Two Mexican warriors renowned for being in brutal brawls, each man fighting time after time in an all-action, brawling style: it was hard to see how the 130-pound clash between Orlando Salido and Miguel 'Mickey' Roman could be anything other than a fantastic fight.
Vasyl Lomachenko wins as Guillermo Rigondeaux retires after sixth round Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko retains his WBO world super-featherweight title as Guillermo Rigondeaux retires after the sixth round with a hand injury.
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Vasyl Lomachenko beats Guillermo Rigondeaux who retired after the sixth round at Madison Square Garden Vasyl Lomachenko won his New York showdown with Guillermo Rigondeaux, who retired on his stool after six rounds.
Vasyl Lomachenko: Boxing's Rubix Cube He just keeps getting better. Another Saturday night. Another championship fight. Another easy bell to bell victory. After the way he handled Guillermo Rigondeaux tonight you have to wonder if anyone can beat him. Or even challenge him. Lomachenko has been dominating opponents in a fashion rarely seen.