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title DeGale: “I’m devastated with my performance”

By Marcus Richardson: James DeGale says he’s absolutely “devastated” after losing a 12 round majority decision to challenger Caleb Truax last Saturday night. DeGale says he thought he won the fight over the 34-year-old Truax, although he knows he didn’t fight well during the course of the match. Read the rest of this entry »

title Has Rigondeaux tarnished his legacy?

By Rob Maclean: In what was deemed a technical chess match between two amateur greats, Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8ko’s) and Guillermo Rigondeaux’s (17-1, 11ko’s) first in a lifetime battle, was little more than a mismatch. Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko didn’t, at any point, allow Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux to fight his style, until the beginning of round seven, when a perplexed and confidence shot Rigondeaux waved the white flag. Of course it’s difficult to claim a hand injury when the Cuban failed to land any real telling blows throughout the fight. Ultimately it was clear that Rigondeaux was beaten physically, but more telling than that, he mentally capitulated. Read the rest of this entry »

title Bryant Jennings defeats Don Haynesworth

By Jim Dower: #12 WBA heavyweight contender Bryant ‘By-By’ Jennings (21-2, 12 KOs) picked up his second win of his comeback in stopping Don Haynesworth (13-2-1, 11 KOs) in the 3rd round last Saturday night on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux fight card at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

title Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux next Sat.

By Tim Royner: WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) will be defending against mandatory challenger David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) next Saturday on December 16 on HBO World Championship Boxing at the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum doubts Rigondeaux’s injury for Lomachenko fight

By Sean Jones: Guillermo Rigondeaux surprised a lot of people last Saturday by quitting on his stool after round 6 against WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs0 in their fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. Rigondeaux only connected on 15 punches in the 6 round fight before quitting on his stool. Read the rest of this entry »

title Warren: DeGale shouldn’t retire

By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Frank Warren doesn’t think it’s time yet for James ‘Chunky’ DeGale (23-2-2, 14 KOs) to retire from boxing following his loss to Caleb Truax (29-3-2, 18 KOs) last Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum: Mikey Garcia will probably quit against Lomachenko

By Juan Flores: Unbeaten lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) will likely quit against Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs), says Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. He says Garcia will last long enough against Lomachenko until the point where he’s on the verge of being knocked out, and then he’ll quit to get out of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Lomachenko is unquestionably P4P #1

By Bob Smith: Like many fans, I was unsure what to expect when Vasyl Lomachenko faced Guillermo Rigondeaux last night. I tended to agree in a general way with Jim Lampley and Paulie Malignaggi who argued that the size and youth of Lomachenko would be too much for Rigondeaux going into the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Groves & Eubank Jr. slam DeGale on Twitter

By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. both took shots at James ‘Chunky’ DeGale on Twitter following his 12 round unanimous decision upset loss to American fringe contender Caleb Traux (29-3-2, 18 KOs) last Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London, England. Read the rest of this entry »

title Rigondeaux injured, Lomachenko wins dull fight

By Chris Williams: In what was supposed to be a thrilling fight between 2 of the best fighters pound-for-pound in boxing between WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech] Lomachenko and the smaller, older and weaker 37-year-old Guillermo ‘El Jackal’ Rigondeaux turned out to be an underperforming dull fight with not much action by either fighter. Read the rest of this entry »

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