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Tyson Fury has withdrawn from his heavyweight contest tonight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle and first trainer, Hughie, has been taken seriously ill into hospital. The multi-title show will still go ahead with Billy Joe Saunders challenging for the Vacant European Middleweight title against Emanuele Blandamura, Liam Smith defends his British Light-Middleweight title against […]
By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten light welterweight Frankie Gomez (18-0, 13 KO’s) remained unbeaten with his toughest test of his career in beating Vernon Paris (28-2, 16 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California, USA.
By Dan Ambrose: In a battle of 2nd tier welterweights, Roberto Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs) survived a 9th round knockdown to defeat Breidis Prescott (27-6, 20 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
By Anthony Mason: A lot of drama has surrounded the pre-fight hype of the Mayweather-Maidana rematch, especially with regards to rough house tactics – coming from both fighters. Maidana’s team complains that Mayweather uses his elbows to sneak in shots to the throat and face, while Mayweather’s side compare Maidana to an MMA fighter. Neither […]
By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) thinks he’ll soon be getting tons of respect from fans he calls “haters” after he faces IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) next month on August 16th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Brook believes that he’s going to look so good in that […]
By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) says he’s not sure who he’ll be fighting for his next fight on September 6th, but he said to Dan Rafael of ESPN that he’s hearing that it might be Emmanuel Taylor (18-2, 12 KOs). It won’t be former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora, apparently. He’s been […]
By Dan Ambrose: Abel Sanchez, the trainer for WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs), says a fight between Golovkin and WBA 168 pound champ Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) is a realistic option in the future, but only if Ward understands who the top guy is in this fight. In other words, who […]
By Dan Ambrose: Michael Miller, the co-manager for popular but seldom active James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KO’s), is reportedly up for the idea of Kirkland facing Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO’s) or WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto this year. Either of those guys are fights that he wants to set up for the 30-year-old […]
By Dan Ambrose: WBO super featherweight champion Mikey Garcia 34-0, 28 KOs) will be helping out title challenger Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) sparring to get him ready for his rematch against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mikey is the […]
(Photo credit: Will Hart/HBO) By Chris Williams: In what shapes up to a 50-50 fight, #3 WBC Mike Perez (20-0-1, 12 KOs) and Bryant Jennings (18-0, 10 KOs) weighed in on Friday for their WBC heavyweight eliminator bout on Saturday night on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale clash at Madison Square […]
(Photo credit: HBO/Will Hart) By Chris Williams: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) and his opponent Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) both successfully weighed in today in New York for their fight on Saturday night on HBO from Madison Square Garden. Both guys weighed almost the same with Golovkin coming in at 159.8 […]
By Gav Duthie: As Arnie Schwarzenegger said in Kindergarten cop when asked “So who are you man” he replies I’m the party pooper”. Alexander Ustinov at just 4 days notice has the potential to ruin Tyson Fury’s party as the Brit faces the impressive Belorussian on Saturday. Profile: Fighting background Ustinov 29-1 (21) has fighting […]
By Dan Ambrose: WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) told WBA/WBO 122 pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KO’s) that he’s ready to face him in a brief exchange on twitter this week. Rigondeaux and his manager Gary Hyde said that they’re willing to face Santa Cruz in his next scheduled […]
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) weighed in at 257 pounds today at the weigh-in for his fight on Saturday night against replacement opponent Alexander Ustinov (29-1, 21 KO’s) at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, UK. What’s interesting here is that the 37-year-old Ustinov, who usually looks kind of flabby, appeared to […]