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title News: Berto vs. Collazo, Russell vs. Reyes, More

berto32An undefeated young titleholder looks to start the new year off with a bang versus a battled-tested veteran in the 2009 premiere of the network’s hit late-night boxing franchise when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: ANDRE BERTO VS. LUIS COLLAZO is presented SATURDAY, JAN. 17 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather vs. The Welterweight Division

mayweather5765545By Daniel Poland: Everybody in boxing is now talking about the possible ring return of Floyd Mayweather Jr., who hasn’t fought since his 10th round knockout of Ricky Hatton in December 2007. It has taken a year without Mayweather for the rumors to start, and I personally believe the sport of boxing needs Mayweather at this point. The talk is Mayweather is lining up a mega fight with the current Pound for Pound king Manny Pacquiao. That is if Pacquiao can get past his next opponent Ricky Hatton in May, which a lot of boxing experts are predicting he should do. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hatton Still Set for Pacquiao; Froch, Sutherland – News

hatton45443434WBC World Super Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch has directed his venom at Jermain Taylor and his team after a boxing website suggested that Froch was sidelined until June with a rib injury. Froch believes it’s just another in a long line of tactics for Taylor and his promoter Lou DiBella to avoid facing the new King of the Super Middleweights. Read the rest of this entry »



title News: Cleverly-Toney, Martirosyan-Lyell, McAllister-Murray

martirosyan46247Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (22-0,14KOs) will be defending his perfect record Saturday, February 7th, 2009 at The Honda Center in Anaheim, CA against Billy Lyell (18-6).

The SHOWTIME Main-Event for the evening will take place between Undisputed Super Flyweight World Champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan and power punching fan favorite Jorge “El Travieso” Arce. Read the rest of this entry »



title McGirt-Hernandez, Spina-Walker, WBC Rankings – News

The new-look middleweight prospect James McGirt, Jr. (19-1-1, 9 KOs) has developed an invaluable relationship, like a younger brother, with former world light heavyweight and current title challenger Glen Johnson as they’ve sparred together for their upcoming fights. Read the rest of this entry »



title Balzsay Defeats Inkin, Wins WBO Super Middleweight Title

balzsay53By Erik Schmidt: Undefeated super middleweight contender Karoly Balzsay (20-0, 14 KOs) defeated World Boxing Organization super middleweight champion Denis Inkin (34-1, 24 KOs) by a close 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday to capture Inkin’s WBO title at the Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. The final judges’ scores were 115-113, 116-112 and 116-112. Read the rest of this entry »



title Sartison Defeats Andriyanov

sartisov3454By Erik Schmidt: Number #4 ranked WBA super middleweight contender Dimitri Sartison (24-1, 15 KOs) defeated Russian journeyman Vasily Andriyanov (7-18, 1 KOs) by an easy eight-round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. The final judges’ scores were 79-73, 80-72 and 80-72. Sartison, 28, originally from Rudny, Kazakstan and now living in Hamburg, Germany, dominated virtually every minute of the eight round bout and had little trouble beating Andriyanov. Read the rest of this entry »



title News: Batello-Huck, Conception-Guardia, Kotey-Thompson

huck452Marco “Captain” Huck will make his second defence of the European Cruiserweight Title against Geoffrey Batello in Riesa on January 24 after challenger Vadim Safonov has been hindered by an injury. Unbeaten in 18 fights, Batello boasts an impressive record of 15 KOs. “Batello is an excellent challenger for Captain Huck,” Sauerland Event general manager Chris Meyer said. “The fight against him will be more difficult than the one against Safonov. We know Batello very well. He has been in full practice and is in top shape. And his fight record speaks for itself.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Skelton Wants Bout With Haye

haye5634667By Eric Thomas: British heavyweight Matt Skelton (22-2, 19 KOs) is making noises that he’d be interested in a fight with fellow UK heavyweight David Haye (22-1, 20 KOs) as soon as David gets through with fighting one of the Klitschko brothers. In an interview on the Sunday Mirror, Skelton remarked that Haye is “Lucky” and is “getting all the breaks,” no doubt referring to Haye’s potential bouts with both Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko. Read the rest of this entry »



title Margarito vs. Mosley Preview

mosley45657By Matt Stein: Rather than taking it easy in his old age, former boxing great Shane Mosley (45-5, 38 KOs) had decided to go out on his shield by taking on WBA welterweight champion Antonio Margarito (37-5, 27 KOs) on January 24th at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. Of the last three fighters that have stepped in the ring with Margarito, in each case they’ve been stopped inside the distance and suffered a beating along the way. Read the rest of this entry »



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