By Keith Idec
Erislandy Lara would love to challenge Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas.
The Cuban southpaw just isn’t optimistic about getting that opportunity. Lara, who’ll face Freddy Hernandez in a 10-round junior middleweight match Saturday night in Indio, Calif., expects his representatives at Golden Boy Promotions to pick another opponent for the unbeaten WBC super welterweight champion.
“We’re trying to put all the pressure on them we…
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by Miguel Rivera & Rene Umanzor, notifight.com
WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has downplayed the recent statement that were made by his next opponent Sergio 'Maravilla' Martinez, who called the Mexican champion "a chicken" and promised to "crush the bones" of…
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Haye said on Haye vs. Chisora – Beyond the Ropes “I hit him with two elbows and his body just sank to the floor. He was on the floor unconscious for about three to four seconds. I’m a better boxer than I am a street fighter. I’d kick him out in about five seconds on the street. So what’s the guy…Continue
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Top Rank big boss man Bob Arum spoke with 8CN this evening and gave us an update on his latest conversation with Manny Pacquiao. Arum tells 8CN that it doesn't appear very likely that Pacquiao and Mayweather will fight next because Floyd more than likely would not be ready in time for the November date. Mayweather is currently serving his 87 day jail sentence in Las Vegas, and Arum doesn't feel there's enough time to make the big fight next. Arum did however say that Manny specifically told…Continue
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IBF CHAMPION AVA KNIGHT RETURNS TO THE RING ON JUNE 30
Knight will make her second IBF Flyweight Title defense in Mexico against Susana Vazquez, live on Televisa.
TORREON, COAHUILA DE ZARAGOZA, MEXICO – International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Champion,…
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I would like to fight Timothy Bradley. Me and Tim Bradley had a signed contract to fight at 140 pounds on Sho Box and I’m stilling at home waiting and packing to leave to get on a plane to fly to California the next day then I get a call saying there’s no plane ticket Timothy Bradley pulled out of the…Continue
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MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux challenged Filipino champion Nonito Donaire to stop the trash-talking and meet up inside the boxing ring instead.
Donaire, the WBO super bantamweight champion, recently announced that he is aiming to unify all the belts at…
By Kevin Francis & Jerry Lawton, courtesy of The Daily Star
BOXER Tyson Fury was left terrified after being seized by armed police who mistook him and his team for killer robbers.
The 6ft 9in fighter was driving to his training camp in the Netherlands when police cars…
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NEW YORK (June 28, 2012) – EPIX (@EPIXsports) invites boxing fans from around the world to listen-in live!
WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO and his opponent, top-rated contender TONY THOMPSON (#KlitschkoThompson), will host an international Media Conference Call Today!…
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Charles was also involved in the infamous brawl in February after Chisora lost his world title fight to Vitali Klitschko.
At one stage Haye swung a camera tripod violently at the coach after trading blows with him.
‘I won’t go into the details as to why he wanted his…
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By Kevin Davis
Former music mogul and producer, Marion 'Suge' Knight almost became a boxing promoter in 2006. Suge loves Las Vegas and going to the fights but his close friend, James Prince a music producer turned boxing manager reportedly had conversations and Knight was about to start his…Continue
Boxer Mitchell Smith has been described as the ‘next Ricky Hatton’ after launching his professional career with an explosive stoppage win.
The 19-year-old, who was brought up in Harrow, had seen his debut postponed three times, through no fault of his own.
But his opening…
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American boxer Monte Barrett is still angry after testing positive in what he claims was an unsanctioned drugs test after his 2nd David Tua fight.
Barrett fights Shane Cameron next week.…Continue
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By Ryan Burton
WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire is less than two weeks ago from his unification bout against IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula.
While Donaire insists that he is 100% focused on Mathebula, he knows that bigger fights lie ahead. On a recent edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio show, I asked Donaire if he was interested in facing the like of Jorge Arce and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
"I do want to face both…
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Just because promoters Top Rank and Lou DiBella came to an agreement for the showdown between lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to meet Sept. 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, and ironed out a deal with hotel and casino magnate Steve Wynn for his Wynn Las Vegas resort to sponsor the event, doesn't mean the work is done.
The fight is made, but there are schedules to plan, promotional elements to put into motion and an…
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Caption: Nate Jones poses with two of his amateur standouts: Yusef Saleh and Samajay Thomas
The following interview with Nate Jones took place on June 26, 2012 at Chicago Fight Club Gym at 4835 N. Elson, Chicago, IL 60630.
Nate Jones, one of the fastest rising trainers in the…
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When is quitting acceptable?
Perhaps the real question is whether or not we as fans have the right to call someone a quitter. We don't know what's happening in the ring. It's not as if the fighters can transfer the pain and most of us have never seriously laced up the gloves and figured any of this all out for ourselves. However, maybe -- just maybe -- the question is: what's the difference between someone being a "quitter" and someone simply quitting?
It was confirmed last week that my promotor, Frank Maloney, will not have his contract renewed by Sky Sports which means that I’ll no longer feature on the channel.
Another small set back also developed last week when, due to circumstances outside of my control, I…
Added by Houston Writer on June 26, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Froch and Kessler’s promoters are currently negotiating the fight, and Froch wants to get Kessler over to the UK. Personally, I think Kessler will be asking for it if he agrees to that, because we already saw what happened to the talented American Andre Dirrell when he flew over to Nottingham…Continue
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PunchForce, a new technology designed to "measure the speed and force of a boxer's punches and transmit that information instantaneously to viewers" of HBO's boxing broadcasts, "could help this struggling sport fix one of its most nagging flaws,” according to Tony Olivero of the…Continue
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