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title MMA: Where Those Who Can’t Fight Thrive

By Angel Flowers: In today’s combat sport landscape, many things have been said about the prevalence of MMA and various organizations like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Many think boxing is a dead sport and point out the viewership of MMA events both on free TV and on PPV along with the popularity of their stars. This is a case of being a big dog in a very small pond, if given the chance many in MMA would gladly switch over to boxing if they could with the same kind of success. Read the rest of this entry »



title Cotto fights Kamegai for vacant WBO 154lb title on Aug.26

By Dan Ambrose: Miguel Cotto 40-5, 33 KOs) hasn’t fought in 18 months and he hasn’t won a fight in the last 2 years, but the World Boxing Organization is still going to let the 36-year-old Puerto Rican face Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) for their vacant WBO junior middleweight title on August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Cotto-Kamegai will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing. Read the rest of this entry »



title Spence not worried about Brook’s fans

By Scott Gilfoid: Errol Spence Jr. is absolutely unafraid of fighting in hostile territory on Saturday night in facing IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook in front of his own British boxing fans at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Spence, 27, sees Brook as the one with the pressure on him, as he’s fighting in front of his own fans and there will be an extra heavy burden on his square shoulders on the night. The fans will be trying to encourage Brook, 31, to fight harder so that he can come home with the ‘W’, but it might work in reverse. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin batters Canelo until he can’t take it says Sanchez

By Dan Ambrose: Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez sees an ugly potential outcome for Saul Canelo Alvarez when he faces GGG on September 16. Sanchez says he no longer sees Golovkin knocking out Canelo in the 8th round like he previously had predicted. Sanchez sees what could be a far worse conclusive for the red-headed Mexican star. Read the rest of this entry »



title Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo called off

By Jim Dower: Shannon Briggs won’t be fighting Fres Oquendo for the vacant WBA heavyweight title on June 3. The fight was canceled on Tuesday following the news of the 44-year-old Briggs testing positive for increased level of testosterone during a test conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency last month on May 14. Briggs and Oquendo were going to be fighting next month on June 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Read the rest of this entry »



title Kell Brook currently at 148 lbs.

By Scott Gilfoid: With three days to go before Friday’s weigh-in, Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) is already at 148 pounds and looking surprisingly good for his title defense against Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. On Brook’s Twitter, he was seen weighing in. They then announced the weight as 148 pounds and 2 ounces. Read the rest of this entry »



title Crawford vs. Diaz averages 961K viewers on HBO

By Chris Williams: Terence Crawford vs. Felix Diaz brought in good ratings last Saturday night on HBO Championship Boxing in pulling in an average of 961,000 viewers with a peak of 1.036 million viewers for their fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. That was an increase of 19% for the 29-year-old Crawford from his previous fight on HBO against John Molina Jr., which averaged 806,000 viewers last December. Read the rest of this entry »



title Brook-Spence: Kell not worried about right eye

By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook has full confidence that his surgically repaired right eye will not be an issue for him this Saturday night when he gets inside the ring with Errol Spence Jr. in their long awaited fight at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Brook has had eye surgery to repair a broken right eye socket that he ended up with in his last fight against Gennady Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »



title Groves vs. Chudinov fight for WBA title on Sat.

By Scott Gilfoid: It’s to believe #2 WBA George Groves (25-3, 18 KOs) will be the favorite when he steps inside the ring to face #1 Fedor Chudinov (14-1, 10 KOs) this Saturday night for the WBA Super World super middleweight title in the co-feature bout on the Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr. card at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo-Golovkin will NOT change date for Mayweather-McGregor

By Allan Fox: In the past, Floyd Mayweather Jr. had a habit of taking the Mexican holidays for his fights, but it won’t be the case if he makes the Conor McGregor fight, as the next holiday has already been scooped up by the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight on September 16. According to Canelo’s promoter Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions, they do not intend on moving off the September 16 fight date, which falls on the Mexican Independence Day holiday weekend. Read the rest of this entry »



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