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title ‘Haye needs Bellew’, claims Hearn

By Adam Godfrey: Tony Bellew has several viable options in front of him at Cruiserweight (many of them dangerous), but a Heavyweight rematch with David Haye stands out as the most lucrative on the table. His status as WBC Cruiserweight Champion was amended to that of Emeritus Champion after his jump up a division, meaning he’ll automatically be granted a title shot against the winner of Mairis Briedis v Marco Huck’s battle for the title of full WBC Cruiserweight champion if/when he decides to return to the division. Read the rest of this entry »

title Paul Smith – Tyron Zeuge In Wetzlar, Germany

By Scott Gilfoid: Paul “Smigga” Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) fights this Saturday night against WBA World super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Hessen, Germany. Smith will be entering the last chance salloon on Saturday night. If he loses to Zeuge, then I see it being pretty much over for Smith. Zeuge, 25, is the second of the 2 world champions the World Boxing Association has at 168. In addition to Zeuge, who holds the WBA World super middleweight crown, the WBA also has the WBA Super World super middleweight title, which is held by George Groves. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andre Ward Sweet Science Teacher

By Shaun La: This upcoming weekend has Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KO’s) pitted in a true championship bout that the Light-Heavyweight division wants and what the sport of boxing needs overall in a rematch with Sergey Kovalev. Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KO’s) first bout positioned a by-the-book boxer (Andre) vs. a boxer who can punch (Sergey) into a combative contest, back in November of 2016. Depending on whom you ask (mainly the fans of either boxer), one will say that Andre pulled the win off by boxing smartly, later on in the bout. Others will protest that Sergey had won the majority of the rounds and should have remained undefeated—-a distinction that Andre will carry into their rematch. Read the rest of this entry »

title Rule Britannia? Part 2

By Adam Godfrey – Just over a year ago (April 25th, to be exact) I wrote an article exalting the contribution of Great Britain to the crop of recognised World Champions at the time. Britain boasted thirteen belt holders, the most of any country in the world. Anthony Joshua had just beaten Charles Martin to claim the IBF title. Tyson Fury was 5 months into being a unified Heavyweight Champion, and Carl Frampton was a month away from stamping his authority on the featherweight division by besting Leo Santa Cruzin what would become a fight of the year candidate (at the time he was the WBA and IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion having beaten fellow Brit Scott Quigg in February 2016, although he would later be stripped of the former belt when he spurned the opportunity to fight P4P fighter Guillermo Rigondeux, instead choosing to move up in weight). Read the rest of this entry »

title Weekend Wrap — Burnett, Prograis Step Up

By Donavan Leonard – This weekend in boxing was low on marquee names but still held plenty of action.  Ryan Burnett (17-0, 9 KOs) of Northern Ireland continued his ascent through the paid ranks, capturing the IBF Bantamweight title from England’s Lee Haskins. It was a dominating performance, with Burnett dropping Haskins in the 6th round and again in the 11th round.   Unfortunately there has been more talk about the absurdity of judge Clark Sammartino’s scorecard than about the fight itself.  While the other two judges scored the bout 119-107 for Burnett, his card read 118-108 for Haskins.  It is believed that he confused the fighters, which is hopefully the case.    His scorecard made an impression on British Boxing Board of control commissioner Robert Smith, who stated that Sammartino will no longer be allowed to judge fights in his country. Read the rest of this entry »

title Brandon Rios vs. Aaron Herrera – Results

By Jim Dower: Making a comeback after close to 2 years out of the ring, Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs) stopped journeyman Aaron Herrera (32-7-1, 21 KOs) in the 7th round on Sunday night in a successful comeback at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California. The 31-year-old Rios wore down the younger, faster and more powerful 28-year-old Herrera until stopping him with a right hand to the body in the 7th. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin: Canelo is nervous like a rabbit

By Dan Ambrose: Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) sees fear in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) as the two head towards their meeting inside the ring on September 16. Golovkin says ever since the fight with the Mexican star Canelo was announced, he’s seemed nervous, and rabbit-like. Golovkin says Canelo is just talking and looking nervous. Golovkin says Canelo just relax, because their fight is just the way life is. Read the rest of this entry »

title Dmitry Bivol Q&A: Getting to know the next big thing at 175lbs

By Ian Aldous: This Saturday night, Dmitry Bivol (10-0) puts his unbeaten record and No.1 ranking with the WBA on the line in a ten-rounder against Cedric Agnew (29-2). The man from Kyrgyzstan, who currently holds the WBA interim light-heavyweight championship, will be looking to make a name for himself as part of the Ward/Kovalev 2 televised undercard, live on HBO PPV. This week, Dmitry took some time to talk with me over the phone via his translator, Artem Yalanskiy. Read the rest of this entry »

title Daniel Jacobs possible for Canelo-Golovkin undercard

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA World middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) is being mentioned as a possible undercard fight on the September 16th Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

title Brandon Rios vs. Aaron Herrera tonight

By Dan Ambrose: Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-3-1, 24 KOs) will be coming out of his 19-month retirement on Sunday night to face Aaron Herrera (32-6-1, 21 KOs) in a 10 round fight in what he hopes is a successful comeback on Premier Boxing Champion at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California. Rios retired following a 9th round TKO loss to Tim Bradley on November 7, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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