For any aspiring young boxer his ultimate goal is to hopefully become a world champion, some may never get beyond domestic or regional level and are happy to remain at the level they are on, some might be happy becoming a journeyman, yet some will break away from the rest and start challenging for…Continue
MANILA, Philippines — Floyd Mayweather Jr. claimed that Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is just not on the same level as he is, which could be another indication of how far apart the negotiations are for the megafight.
The American boxer said in a video interview with Fighthype.com…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on December 20, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments
Manila, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao has dispatched his Canadian adviser to the United States to check on two pressing matters: tax issues and details of his April 2014 fight.
Mike Koncz left for the US over the weekend carrying specific instructions from the Filipino boxing hero focusing mainly on…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on December 18, 2013 at 6:23am — No Comments
South Africa's 26-2 (16KO) Simpiwe Vetyeka has won the WBA "Super" featherweight title when long standing champion Chris John 48-1-3 (22KO) retired after the sixth round in Perth, Australia on Friday night.
The bout was stopped after the sixth round, ending the…Continue
Chris John’s 48-0-3 (22KO) team says simple economics are the reason the star boxer is punching in Perth and not Las Vegas.
“The Dragon” has his 19th world title fight when he defends his World Boxing Association featherweight belt against Simpiwe Vetyeka 25-2 (15KO) at Metro City…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on December 6, 2013 at 7:07am — No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has junked the case filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao.
In an eight-page resolution, the DOJ called it absurd to hold Pacquiao liable for neglecting to obey a BIR…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on December 4, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments
Koki Kameda, 31-1 (17KO), is the current WBA World bantamweight champion, is the eldest sibling of the Kameda boxing brothers and is not to too many people’s liking in Japan. In some ways he is likened to Floyd Mayweather, like the American he has a few detractors from his demeanour; such as his arrogance, brash…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on August 28, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments
The eagerly anticipated rematch between Carl Froch 30-2 (22KO) and Mikkel Kessler 46-2 (35KO) for the unified WBA “Regular” & IBF Super Middleweight title will take place at the O2 Arena in London, England on 25th May 2013.
Come May 25th both Kessler and Froch will enter into battle 3 years on from their hard fought scrap, as part of Showtime’s Super Six World Boxing Classic…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on May 22, 2013 at 4:59am — No Comments
Just a quick message to again express how sorry I am for postponing my return to the ring because of injury. It was a tough decision to make, as I didn’t want to let anybody down, but was one made easier by the pain I experienced. In the end, I had no choice but to postpone the fight.
Added by Andy Paterson on May 15, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Former unified World Cruiserweight and WBA Heavyweight champion David Haye 26-2 (24KOs) is understood to be making an announcement later this week detailing his comeback plans which is expected to be a 2 fight plan with the goal to get in line for a mandatory shot at either of the Klitschko…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on March 26, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Former British, Commonwealth and European Bantamweight champion, Jamie McDonnell 20-2-1 (9KO) will finally get his chance to fight for a world title in his home town of Doncaster, England.
McDonnell, who is the number 1 contender with the IBF and…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on March 22, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments
By Bobby Hunter (Fight Score Collector)
Where do you start when a fight has it all?. Defending WBO Welterweight King Tim Bradley showed the kind of guts that make fighters great, In fact there were numerous references to Evander Holyfield and Arturo Gatti as Bradley came through more than a few rough moments to defeat tough guy Ruslan Provodnilov over twelve rounds at the Home Depot Centre in Carson California.
Those references made by the HBO team were high…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on March 17, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Matchroom Sports have today confirmed the signing of WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns at a press conference in London.
Burns had grown frustrated with previous promoter Frank Warren after seeing three fights, one being an unification showndown with IBF champion Miguel Vazquez, being called off.
According to Eddie Hearn the case of Burns leaving Frank Warren…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on March 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
The manager of WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns has hit out at the late cancellation of his fighters unification showdown against IBF Champion Miguel Vazquez on March 16th.
Alex Morrison, Burns' manager, has also stated that his fighter has been left "significantly" out of pocket after the third cancellation in three months. In December 2012 Burns was due to fight Liam Walsh…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on March 4, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments
On January 5th, 2013 the Ring Magazine of Japan stated, “We should not use the word genius, but people here in Japan cannot help calling Naoya Inoue 2-0 (2KO’s) a genius.”
It is indeed lofty praise for a young man who is only a few months away from his 20th birthday and compiled an amateur record of 75-6 (48KO’s). Inoue boxes out of the Ohashi Boxing Gym in Yokohama, Japan which is run and…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on February 6, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
The Long Goodbye 1983-2001 Part 2
Iran Barkley – WBC Middleweight Championship
After 17 months of lazing around enjoying himself, Duran decided that he was making a come back, which is probably safe assume was for the money. Two twelve thousand capacity crowds turned up at the Gimansio Neuvo in Panama as two…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on January 29, 2013 at 1:38pm — No Comments
The Long Goodbye 1983 – 2001 Part 1
Marvin Hagler – World Middleweight Championship
The mere thought of a showdown between the undisputed middleweight champion and Roberto Duran around 1982 would have sounded absurd however after the complete destruction of Davey Moore the potential for the fight happening was now a…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on January 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Into the Abyss and the Return to Glory – 1982 – 1983
Wilfred Benitez – WBC Light Middleweight Championship
Wilfred Benitez was a defensive master aptly named the Radar. He had an uncanny way of seeing his opponent’s punches before they had actually thrown them. He was perhaps the most defensively gifted fighter every to…Continue
Added by Andy Paterson on January 20, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments
Season 3 - Week 6
Bantamweight: Andrew Selby vs Micheal Conlan
Lightweight: John-Joe Nevin vs Dauda Sow
Middleweight: Kaupo Arro vs Jeffrey Camp
Light Heavyweight: Joe Ward vs Marco Kalic
Heavyweight: Joe Joyce vs Avery Gibson…
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Mandatory IBF title challenger Adonis Stevenson 19-1 (16KOs) has been left annoyed that Carl Froch has been given permission to defend the IBF Super Middleweight title in a unification clash against WBA "Regular" champion Mikkel Kessler.
Promoter Yvon Michel has also commented that there is a flaw in the IBF rules relating to mandatory defences. Michel stated, "…Continue
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