By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Eddie Hearn has his work cut out for him in keeping former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and his confrontational fighter Tony Bellew apart this week for the press conferences and the weigh-in before they face each other this Saturday night on March 4 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Last November. Bellew shoved Haye really hard during a face off. Haye instinctively swatted the 33-year-old Bellew with a left hand to the chin. The British Boxing Board of Control didn’t take too kindly to the fisticuffs, as they warned both fighters not to do it again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The World Boxing Council has ordered WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to face #1 WBC Bermane Stiverne for next mandatory challenger. Depending on how you look at the World Boxing Council’s decision to install the 38-year-old Stiverne as the 6’7” Wilder’s mandatory, it could be either good news or bad news. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The May 6th fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) is viewed by Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya as the bigger fight than Canelo vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Canelo and Chavez Jr. will be fighting on HBO PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
De La Hoya says there are only a couple hundred tickets remaining for the fight. He’s calling a sellout right now. Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. probably will sellout well before May 6, but that doesn’t mean that the fight is a bigger one than a potential match between Canelo and Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ian Aldous: On Saturday March 11th, Craig Kennedy (16-0) battles Stephen Simmons (15-2) for the vacant British cruiserweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, live on Channel 5 in the UK. The undefeated Welshman was due to be facing Matty Askin, but he was forced to withdraw just two weeks away from fight night. Last week I spoke with Craig, over the phone, about his journey to British gold just hours after the change of opponent was confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: #11 WBC Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs) is targeting a title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 27 KOs) after surviving a grueling fight against #9 IBF #10 WBO Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-1, 14 KOs) last Saturday night at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) says he’s going to cave in the face of Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night in their fight on Sky Box Office pay-per-view at the O2 Arena in London, England. Haye says that Bellew will be finished as a fighter after he destroys him in front of the boxing fans that see the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker was at ringside for Deontay Wilder’s title defense of his WBO belt against Gerald Washington last Saturday night at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Parker wanted to take a good look at the 6’7” Wilder, because the two of them could be facing each other this year. Parker has to win his next fight against Hughie Fury for him to be able to face Deontay in a unification fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Last Friday, February 24 at the Spectrum, Olso Norway, the First Lady of Boxing Cecilia Braekhus defeated Klara Svensson by Unanimous Decision. Even if I am not the biggest female boxing fan, I do admire and respect female fighters from all fighting disciplines. It is true that I don’t pay the same attention to female boxing as I do to men boxing, but none the less I do enjoy watching a good scrap between two skilled female ring warriors. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder got his replacement opponent Gerald Washington out of the way last Saturday night via a 5th round knockout in front of a large crowd of 12,346 of his supporters at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Wilder now has his sights set on fighting a unification match against WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker later this year if he can get past his next opponent Hughie Fury. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao say they’ll be fighting each other next on in a match that could take place on April 23. The venue for the Pacquiao-Khan fight hasn’t been decided yet, but Khan is saying that it could take place in either Dubai or the UK. It remains to be seen which of the two places the fight winds up. Read the rest of this entry »