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Lamont Peterson Retains Position As IBF 140-Pound Champ, Must Defend Against Zab Judah Next

By James Slater: The fallout to last December’s controversial Lamont Peterson-Amir Khan fight has finally settled. Peterson, guilty of taking an illegal substance going into his career biggest win, was subsequently stripped by the World Boxing Association (WBA) (the other belt he won with the 12-round decision) but the IBF has today announced that their findings deem it okay for “Havoc” to remain as their champion. Continue reading

All Time Historical Survey Series Recap – The Original 8 Weight Classes & P4P

 All Time Historical Survey Series Recap – The Original 8 Weight Classes & P4Pby Geoffrey Ciani – Over the course of a sixteen month period beginning in June 2009, I conducted a series of surveys that all began with a very simple question: Who are the ten best heavyweights of all time? While contemplating my own list of top heavyweight pugilists, I decided gathering the input of others might help display a more accurate portrayal of what a ‘true’ top 10 list should look like. Now of course this is not an exact science by any means. In fact, quite the opposite, it is an extremely subjective topic that is often skewed by personal bias, differences of opinion, individual tastes and preferences, and most importantly the absence of a universally agreed upon criteria with which to judge past fighters. Even with these inherent obstacles playing their natural role, however, we can still establish some degree of consensus.

The guidelines were simple. I had every person who voluntarily participated in each survey provide me with a chronological list of who they considered to be the ten best (heavyweights, middleweights, etc) in boxing history. Ties were not permitted, just a straight-forward list from one to ten. I then used a weighted-points system to assign values to fighters based on where they appeared on each individual’s list. First place votes received 25 points. Second place votes were worth 15 points, third place votes were 12, and fourth and fifth place votes were worth 10 and 8 points respectively. After that, the point differential was constant, with sixth place votes getting 5 points, seventh place votes getting 4, eighth getting 3, ninth place 2, and tenth place 1. Continue reading

Undefeated Boxers Battle Friday in SoCal

By John G. Thompson: This Friday at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California, Darley Perez (25-0, 19 KO’s) will slug it out with Uzbekistan born Bahodir Mamadjonov (11-0, 7 KO’s) over the course of ten rounds or less. The two hard hitters put their undefeated records on the line live on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” series. In the undercard, California native Chris “The Hitman” Avalos (19-2, 15 KO’s) faces undefeated Dominican Yenifel Vincente (23-0-2, 15 KO’s). Continue reading

Evander Holyfield Auctioning Off some of his posessions

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: What started as minor financial difficulties such as child support, turned into a devastating economic down-spiral for Evander Holyfield. Just about a month ago, Holyfield was forced to sell his mansion just outside of Atlanta for $7.5 million, but that sale was of minimal benefit, as the champ owed the bank double that amount, and more than $200,000 in back taxes ( Continue reading

Heavyweight Legend Ken Norton Suffers Stroke, In Stable Condition In Hospital

By James Slater: According to a number of boxing web sites (I read the sad news on, former WBC heavyweight king Ken Norton suffered a stroke earlier today and is in a stable condition in hospital. Ironically, today is Kenny’s birthday – either his 69th or, according to other records, his 67th. Continue reading

Great Britain’s Nicola Adams Makes History: Becomes the First-Ever Female Olympic Gold Medallist In Boxing!

By James Slater: Sporting history was made moments ago at London 2012, as Nicola Adams of Leeds, U.K defeated archrival Ren CanCan of China to win Olympic gold at flyweight. This, the very first Olympics in which women have been a part of the boxing squad, has been a huge success. Continue reading

Pac-Man Advisor Gacal: “I Think It’s Bradley” – Are We Set For Pacquiao-Bradley II In November?

By James Slater: Superstar Manny Pacquiao has not yet made an official announcement regarding who he will fight next, on November 10th in Las Vegas. Meeting with promoter Bob Arum, the 33-year-old pound-for-pounder has a list of three fighters to choose from: Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley. Continue reading

Wach Confirms Klitschko Fight!

Undefeated Polish heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KO) confirmed that his promoter Mariusz Kolodziej of Global Boxing Promotions has reached an agreement with the team of heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KO). The bout between two giants will likely take place in Hamburg, Germany in the late fall.

- The talks will continue for the next few weeks, but the decision has been made already – Wach told Continue reading

Broner wants fight against Pacquiao, sees himself beating him

 Broner wants fight against Pacquiao, sees himself beating himBy Rob Smith: If former WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is able to get through his next fight against whoever his promoter Bob Arum picks out for him for November 10th, Pacquiao might want to consider facing 23-year-old unbeaten lightweight Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) because he’s definitely interested in taking on Pacquiao.

Broner told “I ain’t got nothing against Pacquiao. He just can’t beat my big brother [Floyd Mayweather Jr.]. If he [Pacquiao] signs that dotted line, I’ll f*** him up too…He used to not getting his hands raised. How many losses he got?”

That would be a real interesting fight if Arum would allow Pacquiao make it. I don’t foresee that happening ever, at least while Arum is around, because Broner fights for Golden Boy Promotions and the chances of Broner being allowed a fight against the Top Rank promoted Pacquiao are probably about zero. It would be a great fight for both Top Rank and Golden Boy because of the money it would generate. Continue reading

Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado Ready For War On Oct. 13th – “Mile High” Convinced He’ll Stop “Bam Bam”

By James Slater: As fans may well have read, a cracking doubleheader will go down at The Home Depot Centre in Carson, CA on October 13th (HBO to televise) – as pound-for-pound standout Nonito Donaire will face the dangerous and talented Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan and unbeaten duo Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado will clash in what many expect will be a FOTY candidate. Continue reading

Oosthuizen’s team says no to Froch fight

 Oosthuizens team says no to Froch fightBy Michael Collins: The team of unbeaten super middleweight contender Thomas Oosthuizen (20-0-1, 13 KO’s) has reportedly said no to a match-up against IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch for November. It’s unclear why Oosthuizen’s team don’t want the fight but it likely comes to one of several things: Money, venue or readiness for the fight.

Brian Mitchell, the manager for the 6’4″ South African Oosthuizen, said to “We’ve turned down that fight. Oosthuizen is a potential superstar…It’s proper that [promoter] Lou Dibella will feature him in Shobox. The American boxing public just loves Tommy.” Continue reading

James Toney Says U.S 2012 Olympic Team Was The “Worst Ever” – Lights Out Also Calls Out Tyson Fury

By James Slater: James Toney, never a man to be lost for words, has launched a scathing attack on his country’s efforts at winning Olympic medals in boxing at London 2012. Speaking with Reuters, the 43-year-old former multi-weight king says the team that failed to win a single medal was “the worst ever.” Continue reading

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