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title Amir Khan – The Man Who Would Be King

By Seán Skehan: It was the summer of 2004 and the GB amateur boxing team was in Athens with its sole participant for the Olympic Games, Amir Khan. Khan was a phenom. Born in Bolton, into a Punjabi Rajputs family, he had started fighting competitively at eleven years of age. In his junior amateur days, he had won English school and junior AIBA titles, and in 2003 won gold at the Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan. By the time the Athens games rolled around, he was firmly positioned to explode into the senior amateur ranks and the national consciousness. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andre Ward: All is Fair in Love and War

By Donavan Leonard: Sergey Kovalev wore a cap to the final press conference with the word “WAR” emblazoned across the front. Unfortunately for Kovalev, he did not appear to understand the full meaning of the word the following night in the ring with Andre Ward. As has been well documented, Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) retained his titles with an 8th round TKO victory over Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs). Unfortunately, the discussions have been more about the low blows, the ineptitude of the referee, and the quick stoppage than about the performance of Ward. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kell Brook wants to fight by end of 2017

By William Mackay: Kell “Special K” Brook plans on getting back in action by the end of this year after his successful surgery on his left eye socket. Brook, 31, had eye surgery to repair his fractured orbital bone on June 16. Brook’s eye is healing quickly, and he feels confident that he’ll be able to resume his boxing career in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

title David Lemieux and Billy Joe Saunders trade insults

By William Mackay: Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux and current WBO 160 pound belt holder Billy Joe Saunders traded insults on social media on Tuesday in taking jabs at one another. Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) wants to fight the 27-year-old Saunders in his next fight, and the feelings seem mutual. Read the rest of this entry »

title Broner: I’d beat everyone Mikey has beaten

By Dan Ambrose: Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-, 24 KOs) isn’t as impressed with Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 K0s) and his flashy record as a lot of boxing fans are. Broner says he would not only beat all 36 of the guys that Mikey Garcia has beaten, but he’d do a better job of it by knocking out all 36 of them. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kovalev admits that Andre Ward was better in rematch

By Chris Williams: Former light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev showed some humility in admitting that Andre “SOG” Ward was the better in their rematch last Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s good that Kovalev, 34, is coming out and being a good sport. The last thing boxing needs is another sour loser. It’s time for Kovalev to move on now. He tried his best, but he wasn’t good enough to beat Ward. Kovalev needs to take his career in another direction. If you can’t beat a fighter on two attempts, then you need to move on. The last thing Kovalev needs right now is a third straight loss to Ward. Read the rest of this entry »

title Danny Jacobs picking GGG to beat Canelo

By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez says he knows he’s going to beat Gennady Golovkin, and he’s always known that he was going to be the one to defeat him. Canelo says he doesn’t want to do a lot of talking but on September 16th, he’s going to show the boxing world what he’s already know when he meets up with the 35-year-old Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »

title The Ultimate Price: A Reflection on Tim Hague

By Carl Wade Thompson: This past Sunday, Tim Hague, a journeyman MMA fighter and boxer, died due to injuries he suffered in a knockout loss in a match on Saturday night. Tim Hague, whose fame was linked to five fights in the UFC, had taken the fight when boxer Adam Braidwood had been left without an opponent. Read the rest of this entry »

title Tony Bellew welcomes Andre Ward fight

By William Mackay: Tony Bellew is willing to fight light heavyweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward if he’s interested in moving up to cruiserweight to take a fight against him. Ward defeated Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev last Saturday night by an 8th round knockout. After the fight, Ward said he’s interested in possibly moving up to cruiserweight or heavyweight to compete in those divisions. Ward’s unbeaten record is important. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather V Mcgregor – The question no one is asking

By Sam Genge: As every reader would know by now, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor Mcgregor will face each other in Las Vegas on August 26. Virtually every article or post that I have read about the fight is about Floyd completely dominating Connor and how much of a mismatch this fight is. However, there is still a question that no one seems to be asking, maybe because we simply won’t know the answer until fight night. Read the rest of this entry »

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