ESPN writer Dan Rafael says that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer e-mailed him saying that the reports about Floyd Mayweather Jr. wanting a fight with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to take place at 147 lbs. isn’t true.
It’s interesting that Schaefer is saying that because Mayweather’s father Floyd Sr. said in an interview today that Canelo has to come down to 147 for the fight to happen in September, and that he won’t let Floyd Jr. fight the 172 pound Canelo due to the huge weight difference between the two fighters. Continue reading
(SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH) – Forty amateur boxers moved on to the medal round with victories on Thursday at the National Golden Gloves Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. All of the quarterfinalists took the ring this evening at the Salt Palace Convention Center with all of the victors moving on to Friday’s semifinal round. Continue reading
By Brendan George: Undefeated Australian Light Heavyweight Blake Caparello wants to step up and fight Australia’s best 175lb fighter Danny “The Green Machine” Green 33-5. Caparello 16-0 is a two-time national champion who has fought and beat everybody in the region, apart from the former WBC interim Super Middleweight and WBA Light Heavyweight champion. Continue reading
Floyd Mayweather Sr. doesn’t want his son Floyd Jr. fighting the 172 lb. WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) at 154 lbs. because he sees the potential of Canelo filling up on water weight in the 24 hours after the weigh-in and coming into the fight weighing well over 170 pounds in their proposed fight on September 14th.
As such, Floyd Sr. is saying that if Canelo wants to fight Mayweather Jr. it’s going to have to be at 147. Canelo will have to prove that he can make that weight before he can get the fight with Floyd Jr. Continue reading
Richard “El Terminador” Contreras – 123.8 lbs.
Victor Sanchez – 127 lbs.
Giovanni “El Gallo de Oro” Santillan – 143.1 lbs. Continue reading
This Saturday night, Shane Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KO’s) will be attempting to capture the vacant WBC International welterweight title in a fight against Pablo Cesar Cano (26-2-1, 20 KO’s) at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun, Mexico. Continue reading
Super middleweight contender James DeGale (14-1, 9 KO’s) will be playing it safe this Friday night, May 17th in facing Canadian Sebastien Demers (31-5, 11 KO’s) in an 8 round bout at the Hilton Lac Learny, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading
LINCOLN, R.I. (May 16th, 2013) – Listed below are final weights for all the participants in Friday night’s professional boxing event, “The New Era,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports on May 16th, 2013. Continue reading
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (May 16, 2013) – World-rated welterweight Eddie “The Lion” Paredes (32-3-1, 21 KOs) is prepared to go from being considered one of the most avoided welterweights to world champion.
Rated #2 in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and #3 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), Parades hopes to soon face one of the top-ranked welterweights – Robert Guerrero, Luis Carlos Abregu or even Amir Khan if he moves up in weight – in a career-defining fight to position him for his first world title shot. Continue reading
CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO- Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez is completely focused in his next fight against the World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia on June 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas in a Top Rank presentation to be broadcast on HBO. Continue reading
By Jeff Meyers: Maybe it’s just the dog days of summer approaching, but I can’t help but feel that a general feeling of malaise plagues the Sweet Science.
A large portion of this vague, unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness stems from the growing realization that a Floyd Mayweather, Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout is unlikely to ever take place. Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – MAY 16, 2013 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced hard punching 1970s heavyweight contender Earnie Shavers will attend the Banquet of Champions on Saturday, June 8th. The banquet is part of festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6-9th.
“Earnie Shavers played a big part of the legendary heavyweight division of the 1970s that produced so many memorable moments,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “We’re really looking forward to welcoming him back to Canastota and to the Banquet of Champions.” Continue reading
Irish middleweight contender, Andy Lee (30W-2L, 21KO’s) returned to United States yesterday evening to make a statement of intent at the jam packed BB King Blues Club, NYC in the latest edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing Series. Continue reading
MIAMI (May 16, 2013) — Rejuvenated by back-to-back victories over favored fighters, light heavyweight Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson is back on the right track, and still following his dream. Continue reading
Neither IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO’s) or WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) will have their titles on the line for their fight this Saturday, May 18th on Showtime at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Matthysse, 30, didn’t want to have his interim WBC title on the line for fear that he would lose out on his chance to get a fight against WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia in the fall if he gets beaten by Peterson on Saturday. Continue reading
BETHLEHEM, PA – When NBC Sports Network Fight Night returns to the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, Friday, June 14, it will feature a competitive triple header that promises more of the great action the series has become known for. The three hour telecast will begin at 8 PM ET. In addition, all three headliners will find themselves in “must win” fights, critical for their career advancement. The pressure will be great for them to collect a win and remain on track for the big fights that lie ahead for each of them. Continue reading
HBO Sports lights up Memorial Day weekend with a thrilling showdown across the pond when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: CARL FROCH VS. MIKKEL KESSLER II is presented live from the O2 Arena in London, SATURDAY, MAY 25 (6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT), exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, presented in HDTV and in Spanish on HBO Latino. The fight also has a prime-time replay later the same day at 10:00 p.m. (ET/ PT).
Other HBO playdates: May 26 (9:30 a.m.) and 27 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 26 (5:30 p.m.) and 28 (11:00 p.m.) Continue reading
The 2013 National Golden Gloves Moves into the Third Day of Preliminary Round Action in Salt Lake City
(SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH) – The 2013 National Golden Gloves are in full swing at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The tournament moved into the third day of action on Wednesday night with preliminary round competition in all 10 weight divisions. Wednesday’s victors move on to quarterfinal competition on Thursday evening.
The full list of preliminary round results from day three action can be found below. Continue reading
By Jack Scales: Amir Khan’s most recent performance against Julio Diaz, was in some respects typical of the Amir we have grown to know and appreciate over the years. As usual he displayed tremendous valor and the fans were treated to an engaging contest that provided terrific value for money.
Complimenting this was a new found maturity that revered trainer Virgil Hunter has instilled in Khan. This was evident in his uncharacteristic reaction to the knockdown he suffered in round four. Instead of his usual response, which has typically been to bounce back up immediately and engage in a costly brawl, on this occasion he maintained his composure and boxed sensibly. Continue reading
Australian Will Tomlinson (21-0-1, 12 KOs) has retained the IBO super featherweight title in defeating South African Malcolm Klassen (27-6-2, 14 KOs) via unanimous decision in Melbourne, Australia tonight.
In what seemed a very competitive fight from start to finish, Tomlinson was aggressive, looking to stalk down the two time IBF super featherweight champion Klassen from the outset. The first round saw Tomlinson land a controversial knockdown on the South African that appeared to be from a shove, with Klassen showing considerable displeasure to the referee’s ruling. Continue reading
International Boxing Federation Africa (IBF/AFICA) – THURSDAY 16 MAY, 2013 – The most celebrated “IBF Continental Africa Champion” Francis Cheka of Tanzania is shopping for an opponent outside Africa continent for his optional defense of his title for the fourth time. Cheka’s desire for foreign boxers derived from the dismal performances exhibited by Africa boxers he had met so far. “I have yet to see any African boxer who has challenged me aggressively” said the “IBF Continental Africa Super Middleweight King” recently. Continue reading
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 16th, 2013) — Tomorrow night, Shelito Vincent, the unbeaten bantamweight from New London, Conn., will have the opportunity to achieve something most boxers only dream about when she fights Angel Gladney for the vacant Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) International championship in front of her hometown fans at Twin River Casino. Continue reading
Panamanian assassin Ammeth Diaz says he will emulate fellow countryman and all-time great Roberto Duran and go on to win a World title if he beats Brit Martin Gethin. Diaz takes on British Lightweight Champion, Gethin, at Walsall Town Hall on Friday 31st May in an IBF World Lightweight Title Eliminator with the winner getting a shot at reigning champion Miguel Vazquez. Continue reading
Chris Truman has been given a second chance to be crowned a British Masters Champion. The Erdington-born light welterweight lost a controversial points decision against Amir Unsworth in March for the British Masters Title but now ‘The Trumanator’ looks set to face Liverpool’s Stephen Jennings for a shot at one of the titles. Continue reading
MASHANTUCKET, Conn (May 16, 2013) – The Northeast boxing community is supporting Saturday night’s fifth annual Battle of the Badges (BOB5), featuring amateur matches between the Massachusetts Correctional Officers (MCO)and Suffolk County Correctional Officers Association (SCCOA) boxing teams, in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Continue reading