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title HEATED: Roberto Garcia – Martin Murray – Weigh In Video

MARTIN MURRAY lashed out at WBC Silver Middleweight Champion Roberto Garcia ahead of their big clash on Saturday night at London’s o2. The feuding fighters clashed after both weighing in for Garcia’s title defence against the St Helens man, where the mandatory position for Gennady Golovkin’s WBC crown is at stake. Read the rest of this entry »



title David Benavidez vs. Anthony Dirrell in the works for September

By Chris Williams: David Benavidez and Anthony Dirrell have agreed to a deal to face each other in September at a still to be determined venue, averting a purse bid that was scheduled for Friday in Mexico City. This will be the 21-year-old Benavidez’s second defense of his World Boxing Council 168lb title, and it’s a step up in class from his last two fights against Ronald Gavril. The venue for the fight still has to be decided. Read the rest of this entry »



title Victor Ortiz vs. Brandon Rios in the works for August 4 on Fox


By Allan Fox: A fight between past their prime former world champions Victor Ortiz and Brandon Rios is in the works on Fox on Premier Boxing Champions on August 4, according to ESPN. The 31-year-old Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KOs) fought to a 12 round draw against Devon Alexander last February. Read the rest of this entry »



title Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels – official weights

SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION – 10 p.m. ET/PT

IBF and WBA Women’s Middleweight World Championship
Claressa Shields – 159 ½ lbs.
Hanna Gabriels – 159 ½ lbs. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hearn says Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy rematch is done deal

By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn is saying the rematch between Luke Campbell and Yvan Mendy is a done deal for a WBC lightweight title eliminator at a still to be determined date and venue in September. The fight will likely take place in the UK, which will put Mendy at a disadvantage. However, he’s already proven in the past that he can beat Campbell in the UK, so he should be able to do the same thing in a second fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Tony Bellew says he’s a serious threat to Tyson Fury

by Scott Gilfoid: Former cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew feels he’s a real threat to beating Tyson Fury (26-0, 19 KOs). Bellew’s two wins over David Haye has given him confidence that he can beat the 29-year-old Fury. Bellew knocked the over-the-hill Haye out in the 5th round on May 5th at the O2 Arena in London. Read the rest of this entry »



title Arum interested in Terence Crawford vs. Lucas Matthysse fight in fall

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum would like to set up a unification fight between his fighter WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and WBA ‘regular’ champion Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) in the fall if Argentinian’s fight against Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) on July 15 fails to come off. Read the rest of this entry »



title Loeffler: The officials for Canelo-GGG will be under a microscope

By Jeff Aranow: The judges for the rematch between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will be under close examination by boxing public on September 15, according to promoter Tom Loeffler. After the odd scores turned in by two of the judges last year for the Canelo-Golovkin fight, the judges selected for the rematch are going to find themselves watched closely by the public to make sure they don’t turn in another set of scores that don’t match the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Josh Taylor vs. Viktor Postol – Preview and analysis

By Tim Royner: Josh Taylor (12-0, 11 KOs) will be defending his World Boxing Council Silver light welterweight title against former WBC 140lb champion Viktor Postol (29-1, 12 KOs) this Saturday night The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The winner of the Taylor vs. Postol fight will be in position to challenge WBC light welterweight champion Jose Ramirez soon. Read the rest of this entry »



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 »



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