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Vitali Klitschko For President 2015! Will 2014 Be The Year Dr. Ironfist Retires?

 Vitali Klitschko For President 2015! Will 2014 Be The Year Dr. Ironfist Retires?Vitali Klitschko’s retirement plans have been pushed back numerous times, and have been a topic that many boxing fans have been curious about.

Apparently but not surprisingly, according to USAToday, Vitali is planning on running for the Presidency of Ukraine in 2015, thus will be completely submerged in his political duties next year and even more in 2015.

Assuming this information is correct and true, Vitali’s retirement is just around the corner. I doubt he would want to take a two year break and come back to boxing. Not only will his name lose its relevance by that time, coming back at his age will be a serious challenge physically. Continue reading

Research Give More Insight To Boxing Related Damage

Ever since science started catching up with sports, there has been an increase in research and evidence offering more insight to the physiology and side-effects of various sports.

About a year ago I wrote an article in response to a research study done at a university, talking about boxing and why kids as well as young adults should be discouraged to partake in any kind of sparring, may it be light or heavy. My argument was a little bit convoluted but non-the-less effective: any sport that can get kids to exercise and sharpen up their physical selves as well as boost their confidence is worth it. After all, all sports come with their own activity related injuries. Continue reading

SHOWTIME Sports To Offer ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo, Premieres Aug. 24; Preview Video Below

NEW YORK (August 15, 2013) – SHOWTIME Sports will offer the latest chapter of its award winning original documentary series ALL ACCESS in advance of the boxing event of the year – “THE ONE: Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez”. ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo will take viewers into the dramatic and often unpredictable lives of the two superstars at the epicenter of one of the biggest sporting events of the year. The series premieres Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME, preceding the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event headlined by Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez.

“THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo,” a four-fight SHOWTIME PPV® event, will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Continue reading

American Olympians: Life after London

Twitter: @boxingroundup – Historically the U.S has always featured heavily on the medal podium in men’s Olympic boxing. The American athletes have provided some of the most memorable performances in Olympic rings down through the years.

The United States enjoyed immense success between the ropes from as far back as Helsinki 1952 until as recently as Seoul 1988. However there has been a noticeable decrease in number of times The Star-Spangled Banner has echoed across boxing medal podiums since the Korean Games. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather and Danny Garcia featured on Golden Boy Classics Fox Deportes broadcast on August 15

 Floyd Mayweather and Danny Garcia featured on Golden Boy Classics Fox Deportes broadcast on August 15LOS ANGELES, August 14 – It’s a double shot of “Golden Boy Classics” on Thursday, August 15, as the countdown to “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” continues on FOX Deportes with two memorable battles from the careers of Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Danny “Swift” Garcia.

In the opener at 9:00 p.m. ET, Garcia proves that he’s ready for the best in the business when he takes on former world champion Kendall Holt in a 2011 matchup. Then it’s the main event at 10:00 p.m., as two of the best of this era, Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto, square off in a quest for 154-pound supremacy.

Superior against anyone and everyone put in front of him for years, Floyd Mayweather’s boxing dominance was internationally recognized. But on May 5, 2012, “Money” gave the fans an even more impressive show as he stood and traded with hard-hitting Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto, pounding out a 12 round unanimous decision that proved Mayweather’s ability to do it all in the ring once again. Continue reading

Jonathan Gonzalez vs Giovani Segura This Saturday In Puerto Rico

 Jonathan Gonzalez vs Giovani Segura This Saturday In Puerto RicoCAROLINA, PUERTO RICO- Unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and former two time champion Giovani Segura will face finally this Saturday, August 17, at the International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast by DIRECTV Pay Per View in Puerto Rico.

“This Saturday we will have another great fight between Puerto Rico and Mexico when Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez faces a good former champion Giovani Segura headlining a show that will show seven fights with former Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Diaz, from Dominican Republic, former contender Jonathan Oquendo and “50 Cent” fighter Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesus”, PRBBP President Ivan Rivera said. Continue reading

Geale vs. Barker, Cleverly vs. Kovalev this Saturday on Boxing After Dark on HBO

HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents a split-site, world championship tripleheader, highlighted by a red-hot middleweight title clash in Atlantic City, plus an intriguing light heavyweight bout from Wales when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: DANIEL GEALE VS. DARREN BARKER, JONATHAN ROMERO VS. KIKO MARTINEZ AND NATHAN CLEVERLY VS. SERGEY KOVALEV is seen SATURDAY, AUG. 17 at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT) from Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City (live ET/tape-delayed PT) and the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales (tape-delayed ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside in Atlantic City for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Continue reading

Stevenson vs. Cloud Sept. 28 on HBO in US

MONTREAL (August 14, 2013) – World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and linear world light heavyweight champion, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (21-1-0, 18 KOs), will defend his crown for the first time, facing former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world light heavyweight champion, American Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-1-0, 19 KOs), on Saturday, September 28 in a titanic collision at the Bell Centre in Montreal, airing live on HBO in the United States.

“Superman Returns” will be co-promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), Don King Productions (DKP) and Gary Shaw Productions (GSP), in association with Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron.

This prestigious boxing event launches the start of the new GYM season, which promises to be more exciting and glamorous than ever. Continue reading

Thomas Dulorme excited about fighting on HBO Latino

ATLANTIC CITY, NY (August 14, 2013) – Thomas Dulorme (18-1, 13 KOs) will continue his road to redemption as he goes for his 3rd consecutive win on August 17th against Francisco Figueroa (20-5-1, 13 KOs). The bout will be Televised on HBO Latino which will begin immediately after the HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader concludes, approximately 12:30 a.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

Cleverly vs. Kovalev: Interview With Kovalev Manager Egil Klimas

 Cleverly vs. Kovalev: Interview With Kovalev Manager Egil KlimasKOVALEV MANAGER: ‘WHEN YOUR WELSH FANS START TO SING, SERGEY WILL JUST PRETEND THEY’RE SINGING FOR HIM!’

So what to we know about Sergey Kovalev, the formidable Russian destroyer who challenges Welshman Nathan Cleverly for the WBO World Light-Heavyweight strap at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena this Saturday?

Known as ‘Krusher’, the 30 year old was born in the city of Chelyabinsk, an ice hockey stronghold, in April 1983. He began boxing aged 11 after following a friend to the gym and knocked up a hugely impressive 193-22 amateur slate which included national titles and international singlets at both junior and senior level.

He was the Russian representative at the 1999 European Cadet championships and captured two gold medals at the World Military Games. Twice he was victorious in dual international meets between Russia and the USA. Continue reading