Boxing results – Four Points Sheraton Hotel in San Diego:
Christopher Martin TKO 8 Jose Luis Araiza
Luis Enrique Grajeda draw 8 Alan Sanchez
By Dan Ambrose: It looks like heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (42-1, 27 KO’s) has found what will likely be an easy mark for him in his next fight. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, Adamek will be fighting Vinny Maddalone next on December 4th. It was thought that Adamek, 33, would be facing Lance Whitaker next.
However, it probably amounts to about the same with Adamek facing the 36-year-old Maddalone next. Adamek just finished struggling badly with 39-year-old Michael Grant in his last fight in August. Read the rest of this entry »
Results – Chiangyun, Udon Thani, Thailand:
Duangpetch Kokietgym KO 2 Edwin Tumbaga
Prawet Singwancha KO5 Smile Brown
By William Mackay: World Boxing Association light welterweight champion Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KO’s) got some bad news today when the WBA ordered a purse bid for his fight against WBA light welterweight interim champion Marcos Maidana (29-1, 27 KO’s) for Tuesday, September 21st at 10 AM at the World Boxing Associations Panama headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »
Boxing results – York Hall, Bethnal Green, London:
John O’Donnell dec 12 Terrance Cauthen
Tyson Fury dec 8 Rich Power
By Ryan Dunn: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been arrested in Las Vegas, and is being held on $3,000 bail. He has been charged with felony grand-larceny, following an allegation that Mayweather stole an iPhone from ex-girlfriend Josie Harris’s home. In Nevada, any stolen item valued higher than $250 is considered a grand-larceny offense.
Harris has also filed for a restraining order against Mayweather after he allegedly assaulted her during an argument in her home. According to her statement, Floyd pulled her by her hair out of her bed while she slept, threw her to the ground, dragged her into the living room and proceeded to punch her in the head. After that she says he dragged her across the living room floor, and twisted her arm back in an attempt to break it. She says he was beating her in plain sight of their three children. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: According to the latest boxing news, Dan Rafael is reporting that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has made an offer to light welterweights Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana for their proposed December 11th fight. Khan, the WBA light welterweight champion, still hasn’t said whether he’ll be accepting the offer from Schaefer. And Maidana is asking for a purse bid for the fight from the WBA. Khan hasn’t decided yet whether he wants the fight to take place in the UK or the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Bernard Hopkins (51-5-1, 32 KO’s) thinks he’s going to make history against WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (26-1, 16 KO’s) when they meet up in December. Hopkins, 45, thinks he can win yet another title before he one day retires. However, Hopkins is going to have to go back in the time machine and find some missing talent if he wants to get by Pascal, because he’s been looking pretty average recently in wins over Enrique Ornelas and Roy Jones Jr. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris McHugh: Following the announcement that World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye was going to face Audley ‘A-Force’ Harrison at the MEN Arena, I must admit I was as disappointed as most boxing fans around the world.
But after the opening round of trash-talking, and seeing the genuine dislike these two former friends have for each other, I can’t help but get excited about this all-British affair. Read the rest of this entry »
Photo credit: KMG/Dmitriy Abramov – By Dave Lahr: The last time Samuel Peter (34-3, 27 KO’s) fought Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 48 KO’s), the Ukrainian fighter was hugging him pretty much all night long at every chance he could get to prevent Peter from throwing his power house punches. It only partially worked, as Peter was still able to pry Wladimir off of him long enough to knock him down three times in the fight. This time, Peter is really hoping that Wladimir, now the IBF/WBO heavyweight champion, doesn’t choose to clinch and wrestle him all night long like last time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean McDaniel: Unbeaten British heavyweight Tyson Fury (11-0, 9 KO’s) is not impressed with the November 13th heavyweight match-up between World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion David Haye (24-1, 22 KO’s) and former 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist and former EBU heavyweight champion Audley Harrison (27-4, 20 KO’s), saying “I definitely put up better fights than Harrison. I reckon I could beat Audley Harrison, to be honest. But it’s about getting the chance to prove it.” Fury, 22, has a lot to prove still, as he’s struggled recently to beat B level fighter John McDermott. Read the rest of this entry »
Photo credit: KMG/Dmitriy Abramov – By Jim Dower: At today’s weigh-in for Saturday’s clash between IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 48 KO’s) and Samuel Peter (34-3, 27 KO’s), the 34-year-old Klitschko came in at 246 at the scales. Peter, 30, weighed in at a cut up 241, which is four pounds heavier than in his last fight against Nagy Aguilera in March. However, Peter looks much more muscular than he was for that fight, so you have to figure that Peter has been working harder and putting on more size for his fight against the 6’6” Klitschko. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sean Pollock: Two or three years ago, who would of thought boxing fans would be treated to the first all British world heavyweight title fight since the highly renowned, 1993 Battle of Britain between Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno? The answer, hardly anyone. The simple fact for British boxing is in the last 10 years, the domestic scene in the ‘top division’ has been of a very poor calibre. Admittedly, the whole division has been of a painfully low standard and too easily dominated by the Klitschkos’. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF/WBC super featherweight champion Erik Morales (49-6, 34 KO’s) faces Scotland’s Willie Limond (33-2, 8 KO’s) this Saturday in a 12 round bout for the vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title. Morales has fought only once in the past three years and has lost five of his last seven fights. In his recent training video, Morales looks badly emaciated like he’s had to take off too much weight in too short of a time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: With all the troubles that have been storming through Floyd Mayweather’s life in the past three weeks, the only way that he can get boxing fans to forget about all of this is to sign up and fight Manny Pacquiao as soon as humanly possible, preferably in early 2011. Hopefully, Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum are still open to the fight because I can see them ignoring Mayweather after his racist video he put out recently. Mayweather may have to literally crawl for a shot against Pacquiao if he wants to fight him now. Read the rest of this entry »