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title Golovkin vs. Alvarez – Round 13

By Tom Hochbaum: As announced last week, Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will meet in Las Vegas on September 15th in a rematch for the Middleweight championship. If you are interested in the purse splits, titles stripped, tests failed, negotiations, or media posturing, do yourself a favor and skip this article. Boxing fans have been inundated with story lines surrounding this fight since the controversial decision of a draw in the first rendition last September. Meanwhile, breakdown of the actual fight seems to have taken a back seat. So it comes as quite the relief to hear each fighters’ camps announce that there will be no press conference or media tour for the rematch. The fighters seem to genuinely dislike each other at this point and the promotion requires little additional build-up ahead of the highly-anticipated rematch. Read the rest of this entry »



title Abel Sanchez angry with Canelo, says he’s acting like a diva

By Sean Jones: Abel Sanchez thinks Saul Canelo Alvarez is acting like he’s too good to help promote the September 15th rematch with Gennady Golovkin with his decision not to take part in face offs programs and news conference to announce the fight. Sanchez says Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) says he’s robbing the fans by preventing them from being able to see him and Golovkin face each other in the press conferences. Read the rest of this entry »



title Oscar Valdez wants to fight in December

By Chris Williams: WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs) is hoping to comeback from his broken jaw to defend his WBO title in December if he’s given the green light by his doctor to return to the ring. Read the rest of this entry »



title Dejan Zlaticanin vs. Roberto Ramirez on June 21

Just a short distance from Manhattan, Astoria, Queens’ premier entertainment venue, Melrose Ballroom, is prepped and ready to shine this Thursday night, June 21, as it hosts DiBella Entertainment’s long-running and acclaimed Broadway Boxing series for the first time. Broadway Boxing is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steakhouse and Gagliardi Insurance. Read the rest of this entry »



title Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo averaged 683,000 viewers on Showtime

By Allan Fox: IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.’s first round knockout win last Saturday night against IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo (22-1, 13 KOs) pulled in 683,000 viewers with a peak of 726,000 viwers on Showtime from the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. This was the third best boxing event on Showtime in 2018, behind WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder’s last fight against Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz last March and the Jessie Vargas vs. Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner. Read the rest of this entry »



title Billy Joe Saunders to fight in September

By Scott Gilfoid: Billy Joe Saunders will be back in September to defend his WBO middleweight title against an opponent still to be determined. Saunders’ promoter Frank Warren says he’s had preliminary talks in setting up a fight for the 28-year-old Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs). Saunders had been hoping to fight IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a unification fight on August 25, but that fight failed to happen after GGG signed for a rematch against Saul Canelo Alvarez on September 15. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hearn says Joshua won’t shorten preparation time for Wilder fight

By Scott Gilfoid: A nervous sounding Eddie Hearn says he’s not going to let Anthony Joshua face Deontay Wilder with just an 8-week training camp. Hearn wants Joshua to have more than eight weeks to prepare for the unification fight against unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs). Hearn believes that Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) is the best fighter in the heavyweight division, but he still feels that he needs more than 8 weeks to get ready for Wilder. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin: “Canelo can’t look into my eyes because he knows I’m correct in everything”

By Dan Ambrose: Saul Canelo Alvarez doesn’t wish to meet with Gennady Golovkin for a Face off program with HBO to publicize their September 15 rematch on pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Morever, Canelo doesn’t want to take part in the joint fight kick off news conference to drive ticket and pay-per-view sales for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jarrett Hurd has procedure done on left shoulder

By Jim Dower: Jarrett Hurd states that he had a procedure done on his left shoulder on Monday to repair a problem with rotator cuff. Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs), who holds the IBF/WBA junior middleweight titles, says he suffered the problem while getting ready for his recent unification fight against former WBA Super World junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara last April, and was taking cortisone shots to decrease the pain. Read the rest of this entry »



title GGG: Canelo didn’t deserve me to give him 5 or 7 percent, I lost respect for him

By Sean Jones: Gennady Golovkin says he was ready to walk away from the negotiations with Saul Canelo Alvarez if he didn’t get the 55-45 percentage that he was asking for. Golovkin eventually got what he wanted, but he says he lose respect for Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) after him testing positive for clenbuterol twice and then dropping out of their previously scheduled May 5th rematch. Read the rest of this entry »



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