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 »
By Jim Dower: Unbeaten #13 IBF fringe super middleweight contender Caleb Plant (15-0, 10 KOs) kept his perfect record intact in defeating Thomas Awimbono (25-7-1, 21 KO) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Saturday night on the undercard of the Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington card at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao says his team has come to terms with British boxing star Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) for a fight on April 23. Khan, 29, has also confirmed that that he’s agreed to terms with Pacquiao for April 23. It’s unclear how #2 WBO contender Jeff Horn is taking this information, because he and his promoters were hoping to face Pacquiao next.
The money that Pacquiao was going to get for the fight was reportedly not in the same ballpark as the $38M offer from the UAE. There’s no word from Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum about the Pacquiao-Khan fight today. Arum was previously working on a deal for Pacquiao to fight Horn on April 23 in Brisbane, Australia. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) overcame a bad start to come back to stop previously unbeaten challenger Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs) in the 5th round on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox TV at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: #3 IBF Jarrett Hurd (20-0, 14 KOs) scored a controversial 9th round knockout over #2 IBF Tony Harrison (24-2, 20 KOs) to capture the vacant IBF junior middleweight title on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: Former heavyweight title challenger Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs) stopped the previously unbeaten Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-1, 14 KOs) by a 5th round knockout on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten #1 WBC Rey Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) took #2 WBC Gavin McDonnell (16-1-2, 4 KOs) to school in beating him by a 12 round majority decision on Saturday night to win the vacant World Boxing Council super bantamweight title at the Ice Arena in Hull, UK. The judges scored the fight 114-114 117-111 and 116-112. Boxing News 24 scored the fight 12 rounds to 0 in favor of Vargas. He totally dominated the 30-year-old McDonnell. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver lightweight champion Luke Campbell (16-1, 13 KOs) made easy work of little known 2nd tier fighter Jairo Lopez (21-7-, 14 KOs), stopping him in the 2nd round on Saturday night in a mismatch at the Ice Arena in Hull, UK. Campbell knocked down Lopez twice in the fight in dropping him once in the 1st and a final time in round 2. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze” Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) will be getting a purse of $900,000 for his title defense tonight against Gerald Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs) at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Washington will be getting a little less than Wilder with his purse being $250,000. That’s not bad money for a challenger with no big fight experience.
Wilder’s paydays should go up after the Washington fight. He could face Anthony Joshua next. Wilder I 31 now, and he needs to upgrade the level of his opposition for him to get the big money that we’re seeing from Joshua. The knock on Wilder is he’s been playing it safe in taking easy voluntary defenses of his World Boxing Council title since he captured the belt in January 2015. Read the rest of this entry »