Gary Shaw Productions, Sturm Box Promotion, Grange Old School Boxing and UFA Sports have announced a world title unification bout featuring IBF middleweight champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale (27-1, 15 KOs) and WBA Super World champ, Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16 KOs). The 12-round 160-pound main event will take place in Germany on Sept. 1, 2012, at a location to be announced, with television network SAT1 broadcasting the event to millions around the world.
Said Promoter Gary Shaw,…
By Dominic Sauboorah: I’ve seen some overrated fighters over the years, but no one like Andre Ward. I’ve seen a fair few of his fights and I wont lie he has shown to be very illusive in the ring whereby opponents do find it difficult to pin him down and land shots against him, which is one main reason as to why he is still undefeated.
Nevertheless you’ve got to take into consideration his style of fighting and whether it should be deemed as clever or boring.
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As Bradley left to fly to England for his first world title fight in 2008, the couple's bank account was a paltry $11.
"We were dead, dead, dead broke," Bradley said, laughing. "I had to win. We had no choice because we'd given everything we had to this and we were just about out of money."
These days, Bradley has no such financial pressures. He'll make a guaranteed $5 million to fight Manny Pacquiao for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on June 9 at…
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By Ryan Burton
BoxingScene.com recently spoke to former welterweight champion Kermit Cintron. The fighter of Puerto Rican descent has been inactive since his loss to knockout loss to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez last November. Cintron said that he has been working out in the gym and enjoying time with his family but that he wants to return to the ring.
"I've been staying in some what shape. I've done a lot of weight training," Cintron stated.
"I've been helping…
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A light heavyweight world championship showdown has been confirmed for August 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, when undefeated IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs), of Tallahassee, Fla., defends his title against popular…Continue
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Khan said to thesun.co.uk “The drug tests is in the contract. All my opponents from now on will have to take the tests are there is no fight. I signed up with the Voluntary Anti Doping Association…For every one of my bouts, there will there will be a clause in the contract to either agree or I will walk away.”
Khan can get away with this for the time being but once he takes another loss or two, he might look a little silly trying to come across like he’s dictating the terms. For…
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Taking in the action, trainer Robert Garcia feels the scores were just.
“It was a great fight,” Garcia told me recently from his personal gym in Oxnard, California. “I know a lot of people think that Cotto won more rounds. I think the scores were right. They were close rounds. Maybe I’ll give two rounds to Cotto but it was tough for Mayweather. He won most of the rounds; it wasn’t easy. He had to really fight to win those rounds.”
On the Mayweather-Cotto undercard,…
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Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz has debunked reports that the “Fighter of the Decade” had the flu and indicated all he had was a bum stomach probably caused by something he ate.
Koncz told the Manila Standard there was no way Pacquiao could have been down with a fever since he sparred twelve rounds on Saturday with three different sparring partners and “looked great.”
Koncz said Pacquiao demonstrated his speed, footwork and power and was in fine physical…
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MARIETTA, Ga. — Boxer Paul Williams was driving his modified sport motorcycle too fast for conditions when he crashed into an embankment, police said Tuesday.
Williams was paralyzed and has no movement from the waist down after Sunday's crash in Marietta, northwest of Atlanta, his manager George Peterson said.
The 30-year-old athlete severed his spinal cord after falling on his back and head when he was thrown from his motorcycle, Peterson said.
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BoxingScene.com has been advised by an Albuquerque Police official, that former champion Johnny Tapia, 45-years-old, was found dead inside his Albuquerque home.
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By Shawn Craddick
It seems like Alex Ariza is on a roll again. Not one to hold his tongue either. It's no surprise that Bob Arum and Freddie Roach are not the happiest with Alex Ariza right now. They are still steaming that he left Manny Pacquiao in the middle of training camp and came back to the United States to start training Julio Cesar Chavez Jr for his upcoming bout with Andy Lee. Alex also has a financial tie and stake with Chavez Jr so he needs to protect his…
By Shawn Craddick
Freddie Roach surely is not the happiest with Alex Ariza right now and Alex could really care less. He is there to do a job for Manny Pacquiao, not for Freddie Roach or Bob Arum. Alex made sure he got Manny Pacquiao's permission to leave camp just 2 weeks early and he said they would meet back in LA and they did. After watching this 24/7 the people were shocked to hear Freddie say, "Alex has got the Big Head" but he might be right.
Why would Manny…
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Victor Ortiz is gearing up to face a new foe on June 23rd after the collapse of his rematch with Andre Berto following a failed drugs test and told LA Times reporter Lance Pugmire recently that he had his suspicions about his opponent in the run-up.
Ortiz, 25, was filming a commercial shoot for Showtime with the former WBC and IBF champion to promote the fight and told a member of his team of his apprehension as both fighters went head to head in the promo.
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Former Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison is confident that his experience will see him through against Ali Adams tomorrow night when the Londoner returns from eighteen months out of the ring.
In his last fight, the 40 year-old whimpered through a three-round world title challenge against David Haye and was ridiculed for his efforts, although Harrison is hoping that the fans will judge him on his next performance.
"I think the atmosphere will be a mixture of 'who…
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Boxing has seen its fair share of retirements and unexpected comebacks, but those stories pale in comparison to what former two-time Canadian heavyweight champion Donovan “Razor” Ruddock plans on doing to revitalize his career.
Throughout the history of the sweet science, many fighters have retired and then made their return back to the ring for money or to regain their former glory. Some of these stories are remarkable and, in some cases, the retiree actually did very well for…
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by David P. Greisman
The prostitute who had accused Jermain Taylor of raping her last week at a hotel has since recanted her allegation, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, citing police in the city of Maumelle.
That doesn’t mean Taylor is completely out of legal trouble; he “could face other charges, such as soliciting a prostitute,” the article said.
Taylor, 33, has spoken with police but has neither been arrested nor charged with any…
By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star
WORLD super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute has been accused of writing Carl Froch off prematurely.
Bute defends his IBF crown in front of a full house in Froch’s Nottingham backyard on Saturday.
But trainer Rob McCracken believes that Canadian Bute and his team have boobed by paying too much attention to Froch’s last fight.
‘The Cobra’ lost to Andre Ward on points in the Super Six…Continue
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“That’s the reason why I don’t watch news,” Diaz would say upon hearing of Roach’s bold proclamations. “That’s the reason why I don’t read stuff. Because I don’t want to know. And if I know, it doesn’t bother me. I know what I got and I know in what shape Timothy is. What mentality he is in. They can talk all they want. I don’t care. At the end of the day, Freddie’s not going to be in the ring fighting Bradley; it’s going to be Pacquiao.”
And while Ricky Hatton may have once been…
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“I believe he’s a better fighter now,” said Roach. “He’s more focused, if the knockout comes it’ll be a bonus, but obviously Bradley’s a tough guy, he’s undefeated, he’ll be a little bit resilient, but I think you’re going to see the best Manny Pacquiao yet.”
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Haye, 25-2 (23), is set to earn a cool £3.5 million (to be paid upfront) for his night's work; the 31-year-old former WBA titlist insists that he has the general public on his side. Chisora, 28, hopes to net a W over his London rival and move on to world title contention. The 15-3 (9) contender earned plaudits for his brave effort against Vitali Klitschko in Munich in February only to blot ...........
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