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title Beterbiev ordered by IBF to defend against Marcus Browne

By Jim Dower: IBF World light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) has been ordered by the International Boxing Federation to defend against #3 IBF Marcus Browne (21-0, 16 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »

title Mikey Garcia targeting Errol Spence for 5th division title

By Sean McDaniel: Mikey Garcia will be challenging IBF World light welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets this Saturday night to capture a 4th division world title, and if he’s successful at accomplishing that goal, he wants to soon go after a 5th division title against IBF147 lb. champion Errol Spence Jr. (23-0, 20 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo Alvarez: Damned if he did, dope if he didn’t

By Adam Godfrey: The Boxing world was rocked this week in the wake of revelations that its biggest star, Mexican Middleweight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, tested positive for the known performance enhancing drug Clenbuterol. Clenbuterol has an established history of being used as a means to strip fat whilst retaining aerobic capacity, and its notoriety has grown thanks to high-profile Boxers being caught with it in their system in recent years. Mexican legend Erik Morales was suspended for two years after testing positive in 2013, and Australian Heavyweight Lucas Browne was similarly banned in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

title WBC president says Canelo’s positive test likely came from contaminated food

By Jim Dower: Saul Canelo Alvarez is a victim of having eaten contaminated food tainted with clenbuterol, says WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman. He says clenbuterol is a big problem in Mexico, and it caused problems during 2011 for soccer team in the country with 109 players testing positive. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets Weigh-In Live Stream

Unbeaten three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Sergey Lipinets went face to face Thursday at the final press conference before they square-off Saturday, March 10 live on SHOWTIME from Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn says Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder likely next

By Jim Dower: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s performance against Luis Ortiz last Saturday night impressed Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn enough to where he’s now saying that his fighter Anthony Joshua will likely face him next if he gets past WBO champion Joseph Parker on March 31. Read the rest of this entry »

title Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Mehdi Amar preview

By Jim Dower: Unbeaten light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs) will be facing 35-year-old journeyman Mehdi Amir (34-5-2, 16 KOs) in a 12 round scheduled fight on March 17th on ESPN at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin says Canelo showed his “true face” with positive test

By Jeff Aranow: Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin is disappointed in Saul Canelo Alvarez following his positive test for the performance enhancing drug clenbuterol this week ahead of their May 5th rematch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao’s next fight in Malaysia depends on site money says Arum

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao wants to fight for a world title against WBA World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse next in June in Malaysia, but that fight depends on whether the site money comes through. According to Pacquiao’s long time promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank says he could fight on June 23 in Malaysia against Matthysse or unbeaten Jose Carlos Ramirez (21-0, 17 KOs) for the WBC light welterweight title. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum says Lomachenko-Linares will happen on May 12 if ESPN shifts game

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says it’s up to ESPN whether the May 12th fight between WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares and Vasyl Lomachenko can take place on that date. ESPN will need to move a women’s SEC softball game that is in the time slot that Arum needs for the Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) vs. Linares fight, according to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times. Read the rest of this entry »

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