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title Vitali Klitschko vs. David Haye bout expected to be Announced Next Week

By Sean McDaniel: Having failed to make it to the starting gate in his first attempt at fighting a Klitschko brother due to a nagging bag injury, former undisputed cruiserweight champion David Haye (22-1, 21 KO’s) is looking to get a second shot by facing World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (37-2, 36 KO’s) on September 12th. Read the rest of this entry »



title The Bee’s Sting: Was Muhammad Ali perfect?

ali44334By Bolish Gudgworth: Muhammad Ali; three-time Heavyweight Champion of the World, Olympic Gold Medallist, 1999’s Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Century and one of the youngest and oldest Heavyweight Champions of all time. The list, of course, is endless. The man at one point was perhaps the most recognized person on the face of the planet. His influence was so global he was invited to speak with Brezhnev at post-détente Cold War tension; he even became a diplomat despite proclaiming himself “I don’t know nothing about politics.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan vs. Kotelnik on Saturday Night – Boxing News

By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (20-1, 15 KO’s) will be fighting for the World Boxing Association title on Saturday night against champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-2-1, 13 KO’s) at the M.E.N Arena, in Manchester, England. At first glance, it’s difficult to see how Khan deserves to be fighting for a world title because he’s yet to beat a quality fighter that wasn’t somehow cut up or just plain old, like in the case of his one victory over the hand picked 35-year-old Marco Antonio Barrera. Read the rest of this entry »



title Why Is Pacquiao Being Bullied?

pac956By Mike Burnell: The rumors continue to swirl in the boxing world about Pac v Cotto, Pac v Mosley, Pac v Cintron, Pac v Foreman, Pac v Ali, Pac v Marciano, maybe Archie Moore…Round and round they go and who Pac fights, so far, nobody knows. Everyone wants a piece of him. Read the rest of this entry »



title Boxing Economics

khan4534By William Carter: I’ve read a lot on this website in the last year or so about the demise of boxing and the reasons for it. It seems to me that its mainly Americans who say that boxing has hit the skids because they don’t rule the heavyweight or middleweight schools as they used to. (From a British point of view its actually been really good for the last few years and being Welsh its been a particularly good. Read the rest of this entry »



title Rojas Defeats Oh, Wins WBC Featherweight Title – Boxing

rojas4By Jason Kim: In something of an upset, Elio Rojas (21-1, 13 KO’s) defeated World Boxing Council featherweight champion Takahiro Oh (17-2, 8 KO’s) by a 12-round unanimous decision on Tuesday night to capture the WBC title at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan. The final judges’ scores were 118-110, 117-111 and 116-113. Read the rest of this entry »



title News – Lorenzo and Sylvester battle for vacant IBF middleweight title on Sep 19th; Foreman III vs. Burrage on July 31st

By Erik Schmidt: With the recent move by former International Boxing Federation middleweight champion Arthur Abraham to vacate his title and move up to the super middleweight division, it leaves his IBF title open for top contenders Sebastian Sylvester (31-3, 15 KO’s) to fight it out with Giovanni Lorenzo (27-1, 19 KO’s) on September 19th for the vacant middleweight crown in Sylvester’s home country of Germany. Read the rest of this entry »



title Belfast great Caldwell passes away at 71 – News

By David Smith: With sadness, boxingnews24 has learned that Belfast born boxing great John Caldwell (29-5-1, 14 KO’s) died of cancer last week on July 11th. Caldwell, 71, won a bronze as flyweight in 1956 Melbourne Olympics After turning pro, he went on to win the British title beating Frankie Jones. Following that, Caldwell then went on to make the Lonsdale belt his own. In 1961, Caldwell outpointed Alphonse Halimi for world honors. The same year, Caldwell defended his bantamweight title against Halimi, beating him by a 15 round decision. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jones-Lacy on Aug 15th

jones-lacy32Photo by Tom Casino/Showtime – By Dave Lahr: For boxing fans still interested in seeing Roy Jones Jr. (53-5, 39 KO’s) fight, they’ll get their chance on August 15th when the 40-year-old Jones goes up against former International Boxing Federation super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy (25-2, 17 KO’s) in a 12-round bout at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, in Biloxi. Read the rest of this entry »



title News – Roach sees Khan Stopping Kotelnik

khan432By Scott Gilfoid: For what it’s worth, Freddie Roach, the trainer of Amir Khan (20-1, 15 KO’s), is predicting that the 22-year-old Khan will be stopping World Boxing Association light welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-2-1, 13 KO’s) this Saturday night at the M.E.N. Arena, in Manchester, England. Read the rest of this entry »



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