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title Naoya Inoue obliterates McDonnell to claim WBA bantamweight title, announces WBSS entry

By Rishad Marquardt: Tonight, Naoya Inoue of Japan defeated Jamie McDonnell of the United Kingdom at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo by way of TKO in round one of the fight to claim the WBA regular bantamweight championship belt. Inoue was attempting to become the fastest Japanese fighter to win world championships at three weight divisions in just his 16th professional fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan analysis & prediction

By Chris Williams: IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KOs) will be defending his title this Saturday night against his mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan (14-3, 9 KOs) in a 50-50 fight at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California. This is the first title fight between Filipino fighters in 93 years. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jack Johnson pardoned

By Allan Fox: Former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson was officially pardoned on Thursday afternoon by President Donald Trump for his 1913 conviction for violating the Mann Act. Sylvester Stallone, the actor famous for his ‘Rocky’ movies, is said to have contacted Trump to urge him to pardon the late Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »

title Dillian Whyte vs. Kubrat Pulev purse bid won by Epic Sports & Entertainment

By Scott Gilfoid: Thursday’s purse bid for the IBF heavyweight title eliminator between Dillian Whyte and Kubrat Pulev was won by Epic Sports & Entertainment. They offered a winning bid of $1,500,111, which was twice the total of the next highest bid. Read the rest of this entry »

title Anthony Dirrell Q&A: ‘If I’m going to go out – I’m going to go out fighting’.

By Ian Aldous: It’s been a long road for Anthony ‘The Dog’ Dirrell (32-1-1). He’s survived cancer and a serious motorcycle accident during his career, yet somehow managed to reach the top of the mountain in 2014 when he ripped the WBC super-middleweight world championship away from Sakio Bika. It’s a script ready and waiting for Hollywood. Now he wants one more shot at a world title before calling it a day and hanging up his gloves. This week, the Flint, Michigan native spoke with me over the phone about his career and his impending final bout. Read the rest of this entry »

title Broner tells Hearn: I’m loyal to Showtime, Espinoza and Haymon

By Jim Dower: In response to the intense criticism he received for posting on social media the 3-fight money $6.75 offer from Matchroom Boxing USA promoter Eddie Hearn on Wednesday, Adrien Broner addressed the criticism today in telling fans that he’s loyal to Showtime Sports Stephen Espinoza and his management adviser Al Haymon. Moreover, Broner said he’s handled more money than people can imagine. Read the rest of this entry »

title It is Time for Golovkin to Drop the IBF Belt?

By Donavan Leonard: “All the belts” was the mantra put forth by middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) when his invasion of the United States began in September 2012 with a TKO victory over Grzegorz Proksa. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jamie McDonnell vs. Naoya Inoue – Weigh-in results

By Trevor McIntyre: WBA World bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs) successful weighed in at 117 ½ pounds on Thursday for his title defense against former two division world champion Naoya Inoue (15-0, 13 KOs) for their fight this Saturday night at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kell Brook to fight in July, and Jarrett Hurd could come next

By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn says Kell Brook will be fighting next in July, and then after that he could be challenging unbeaten IBF/WBA junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd for his two titles. Brook (37-2, 26 KOs) likes his chances of beating the 27-year-old Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs), who recently defeated Erislandy Lara by an exciting 12 round split decision last April to claim the WBA Super World junior middleweight title. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jermall Charlo says Hearn and Arum have contacted him and Jermell for signing

By Jeff Aranow: Interim WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 KOs) says he’s been contacted by Matchroom Boxing USA promoter Eddie Hearn and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum about him and his twin brother WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) potentially signing a deal with those two promotional companies. Read the rest of this entry »


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