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Lucas Matthysse opens up about his life, the big fight and his future

By Gustavo Castillo

When did you start boxing?

When I was 10 or 11. When my mom …


Added by Karceno on August 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Rigondeaux will ask for release, if promoter can't get him fights

Ring Magazine/WBA/WBO Super Bantamweight Champion of the World Guillermo Rigondeaux 12-0 (8 KOs) is reaching a fed up point with his promoter Bob Arum. Rigondeaux doesn't feel Bob Arum & Top Rank are supporting him enough in his career in the aftermath of Rigondeaux's breakout,…


Added by Karceno on August 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Berto surgery is a success and he speaks to his fans

“I am happy to have the surgery behind me and hear that everything went well. I’m going to rest up and focus all my energy on my recovery so that I can return to the ring full force in…


Added by Karceno on August 17, 2013 at 4:23am — No Comments

Chicago provides the best FNF card of 2013, Fonfara shocks Campillo

CHICAGO -- In one of arguably the biggest nights in Chicago boxing in decades, the local kid made good.

Andrzej Fonfara, seemingly fading and beginning to slip on the scorecards in a tight battle with Gabriel Campillo, landed a surprise body-shot knockout in the ninth round before an estimated crowd of 8,231 Friday in a light heavyweight title eliminator at U.S. Cellular Field.

Fonfara (24-2, 14 KOs), 24, a Polish-born Chicago resident headlining the first major…


Added by Karceno on August 17, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Geale and Barker both with something to prove

By Kevin Davis


The mass public is just up in arms about the fact that Daniel Geale let, his WBA title go rather than face off with Triple G, Gennady Golovkin. Geala business team, headed by Gary Shaw thought that this would be better for his fighter make him take a different route and then the…


Added by Karceno on August 16, 2013 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Juan Diaz is ready for action

August 16, 2013, Laredo,Texas --- (L-R) Former 2-time world champion Juan 'El Torito' Diaz and Adailton DeJesus weigh in ( Diaz 136 lbs, DeJesus 136.6 lbs) for their upcoming main event on Top Rank's "Solo Boxeo Tecate" card televised on…

Added by Karceno on August 16, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Boxing returns to the White Sox park for first time 1962

By Bob Mutter, Special to the Tribune 7:43 p.m. CDT, August 15, 2013 The last time a boxing ring was set up in old Comiskey Park, no one on this side of the Atlantic had heard of the Beatles, who would visit the White Sox's ballpark three years later. Friday night Chicago favorite Andrzej Fonfara meets Gabriel Campillo in a 12-round light heavyweight fight at the Sox's current home, U.S. Cellular Field, in the first ballpark fight in Chicago since Sonny Liston's first-round knockout of…


Added by Karceno on August 16, 2013 at 6:07am — No Comments

Mayweather and Canelo hit the scales 30 days before the fight



Added by Karceno on August 16, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Andre Ward says Froch is to blame for rematch not happening

By Kevin Davis


Andre Ward the undefeated 168lbs former WBC champion and winner of the Super Six Tournament, recently was a guest on the FIghthype blogtalk radio show, where he stated that the media should be focusing the spotlight on Carl Froch for the rematch not happening, and he believes that…


Added by Karceno on August 15, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments


By Kevin Davis


Are they really just too many championship belts in boxing today, many believe so but it's not just new sanctioning bodies coming into play, it's also the major bodies creating mutible belts at the same weight classes. Pacquiao and Marquez fought for a world title even thought Timothy…


Added by Karceno on August 13, 2013 at 6:47am — No Comments

Which of these fighters will be the most talked about Sept.14th?

By Kevin Davis


Which one of these magnificent fighters will be the social media darling of the night. This the first…


Added by Karceno on August 13, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

5 boxers to keep an eye on, these could be you're future stars

By Kevin Davis

Sergey Kovalev is a Russian professional boxer from Chelyabinsk, Russia but based in Florida. He is the current #1 IBF contender in the Light Heavyweight category and is known for his devastating punching …


Added by Karceno on August 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The fight against the scale, the boxers worst nightmare

By Kevin Davis 


Most fighters are trained and focused when it comes to making weight, but there are times when the pounds are just not coming off. "What fans don't understand because they don't know nothing, is that it's mentally draining on the body." Coach Schultz stated. Fans…


Added by Karceno on August 12, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments

Garcia vs Matthysse or Mayweather vs Canelo: which fight will steal the night

By Kevin Davis


The world has been split when it comes to these fights, Danny Garcia the true 140lbs champion will defend his title against the fan favorite action packed Argentinean Lucas Matthysse, on the Spet.14, the undercard of the mega match-up between the best…


Added by Karceno on August 11, 2013 at 5:39am — 2 Comments

Deontay don't play wins by 1st round KO over Liakhovich

Deontay Wilder padded his unbeaten record and extended his string of stoppages on Friday by leveling former heavyweight titlist Siarhei Liakhovich with a first-round knockout in Indio, Calif.

Wilder (29-0, 29 KOs), 27, a chiseled 6-foot-7 prospect from Tuscaloosa, Ala., rates among the…


Added by Karceno on August 10, 2013 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

Former boxer at Wild Card says Roach is the problem, not Ariza

By Kevin Davis


Freddie Roach the Hall of Fame trainer of many world champions, but mainly Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. Roach many has feel acted in hast when he fired Alex Ariza who didn't have a contract with Freddie Roach anymore. Most strength and conditioning coaches work on a fight by fight bases, but due to the success of Ariza, he was able to set himself apart from the others, and stand out, and many at the Wildcard fight club saw this as a problem for Freddie."…


Added by Karceno on August 9, 2013 at 6:29am — No Comments

Angel Garcia speaks out about the disrespect of Danny Garcia with Matthysse RING cover

By Kevin Davis


Now we all talk about how loud and over the top Angel garcia can be but one thing you can never say is that he's a liar. A father who has trained his son as a young boy for this moment he will have on Sept. 14. "Danny's the champ, not…


Added by Karceno on August 9, 2013 at 4:13am — No Comments


By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz has claimed that the “Fighter of the Decade” had met with trainer Freddie Roach and agreed to the celebrated trainer’s decision to fire strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza.

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In an overseas telephone conversation with the Manila Standard which broke the story after Ariza told us he doesn’t work for Roach so there’s no way he can fire him, Koncz said he was there when Pacquiao and Roach…


Added by Karceno on August 8, 2013 at 5:28am — No Comments


During a run that includes six knockouts over the course of his past eight fights, Quillin has also stopped Jesse Brinkley and Craig McEwen in the third and sixth rounds, respectively, and he scored a fifth-round knockdown during a decision victory over former 154-pound titleholder Ronald “Winky” Wright last June. Given his recent track record and popularity, Quillin has every reason to be boastful. But during a recent interview with RingTV.com, the only thing Quillin exhibited more than…


Added by Karceno on August 7, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

Exclusive Interview Alex Ariza speaks on rumor of him being fired

By Kevin Davis


karceno: well I know you heard the news, it's all over the states.


Alex: "Yeah I heard it but I haven't even spoken to anyone."


karceno: Don't you find it strange that Manny is saying Freddie is doing this when it should be his…


Added by Karceno on August 6, 2013 at 7:03pm — No Comments

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