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title Purses: Berto $1.2M, Porter $1M, Charlo 100k, Hatley $85k

By Jeff Aranow: Andre Berto will be getting a purse of $1.2 million for his WBC welterweight title eliminator fight against Shawn Porter this Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. According to Dan Rafael, Porter’s purse for the fight is $1 million, which isn’t bad considering that he lost his last fight to Keith Thurman last June. The Berto-Porter fight will be televised on Showtime Championship Boxing.

The winner of the Berto vs. Porter fight will have a future fight against WBA/WBC champion Thurman. Read the rest of this entry »

title Watch: Martin Murray vs. Gabriel Rosado – Official weights

By Scott Gilfoid: Martin Murray (34-4-1, 16 KOs) and Gabriel Rosado (23-10, 13 KOs) both weighed in successfully on Friday in each of them coming in at 159 ¼ pounds in their fight for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental middleweight title this Saturday night on April 22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Rosado and Murray are going to be taking a trip to the last chance saloon on Saturday, as neither guy can afford to lose. Rosado lost his last fight to Willie Monroe last September in a fairly one-sided defeat. Read the rest of this entry »

title Video: Berto vs. Porter and Charlo vs. Hatley official weights

By Jim Dower: In this Saturday’s television broadcast on Showtime Championship Boxing, Andre Berto, Shawn Porter, Jermell Charlo and Charles Hatley all weighed in successfully at Friday’s weigh-in for their matches at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Former two-time welterweight world champion Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) weighed in at 146 ½ pounds for his WBC welterweight title eliminator bout against former IBF champ Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs). For his part, Porter weighed in at the welterweight limit at 147 lbs. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jermall Charlo to work Jermell’s corner for Hatley fight

By Jim Dower: Former IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo will be working the corner of his brother WBC 154 pound champion Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KOs) for his title defense this Saturday night against Charles Hatley (26-1-1, 18 KOs) on Showtime Championship Boxing from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Read the rest of this entry »

title Joshua wants to fight another 10 years; Bellew update – UK News

By Scott Gilfoid: IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants to fight another 10 years beyond his fight against Wladimir Klitschko in a little over a week from now. According to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, the 27-year-old Joshua wants to fight 10 more years before he wraps up his boxing career. Obviously, Joshua has the size and power to fight 10 more or even 15 years if he wants. But I think it’s going to require some very, very skillful match-making by Hearn to keep him on top. Read the rest of this entry »

title Joe Joyce comments on Joshua sparring session

By Scott Gilfoid: 2016 British Olympic Silver medalist Joe Joyce says he’s been the leading sparring partner for IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in getting him ready for his big money title defense against Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) on April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The big 6’6” Joyce was asked on Thursday if it’s true what Tyson Fury said on his Twitter about hearing that he’s been battering Joshua during their sparring sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

title Will a Joshua win against Klitschko validate him as a true Champion?

By Gerardo Granados: On April 29 at the Wembley Stadium London, UK, the IBF belt holder Anthony Joshua fights against the former heavyweight Champion of the World Wladimir Klitschko. A young talented lion will fight against the old Dragon who held hostage the heavyweight division for over a decade. All respect to the veteran Wladimir, who chose the hardest foe for his comeback after his rematch against his conqueror Tyson Fury fell apart due bizarre circumstances. Read the rest of this entry »

title Adrien Broner discovered driving bullet-riddled vehicle

By Allan Fox: Former four division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner was reportedly discovered driving an SUV filled with bullet holes early Thursday morning in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he was subsequently arrested for an outstanding warrant, according to Fox19. The 27-year-old Broner was booked at 1:18 a.m. He was later released approximately 4 hours later at 5:10 a.m. Read the rest of this entry »

title Video: Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter final press conference

By Allan Fox: Former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) wants his victory over Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) on Saturday night to send a message to WBA/WBC 147 pound champion Keith “One Time” Thurman that he’s ready for a rematch against him to avenge his loss to him from last June. Thurman barely beat Porter by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores 115-113, 115-113 and 115-113. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jermell Charlo: Spence will knockout Brook by 4th round

By Scott Gilfoid: WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo is predicting a fast knockout victory for Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) in his fight a little over a month from now against IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) on May 27 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Read the rest of this entry »

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