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On November 22, 1996 at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida, former middleweight and super middleweight champion Roy Jones Jr., from Pensacola, Florida, fought former middleweight and light heavyweight champion Mike McCallum, from Kingston, Jamaica, for the…

On November 21, 1972 at Sahara Tahoe Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, NABF heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, from Louisville, Kentucky, fought WBC/WBA light heavyweight Bob Foster, from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ali was 39—at the time, his only loss coming…

Andre was so elated with the win that he actually answered a question first and saved his praise of his respective deity until later…

Ward seemed to struggle for the first several rounds—not only from the knockdown, but with things that he normally figures out early on…

At 5’11” tall and an immense reach, Hooker is a difficult fighter for any junior welterweight to deal with…

“It feels so good to have just made my pro debut. This is what I’ve been training for. I’m faster and I hit harder. And I’m the better fighter…

Five non-televised undercard bouts shared the ring with the superfight between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward…

On November 20, 2004 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Shane Mosley fought a rematch with Winky Wright. The two men first fought eight months earlier for Shane’s WBC/WBA/IBF light middleweight titles. Winky won that fight by…

It seems like only yesterday that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was being described at the greatest thing since sliced bread. Partly it was based on his famous father and famous name, and partly it was based on overpowering his opponents. On November 19, 2011…

Everybody loves Kovalev. He drops guys to the canvas with the nonchalance of eggs falling to a sidewalk…

On November 18, 1990 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, WBO middleweight champion Nigel Benn, from Ilford, England, fought the first of his two fights with the one and only Chris Eubank,  from London. Benn was 27-1 going in.…

On November 17, 1971 at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, NABF heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, still smarting from his loss to Joe Frazier eight months earlier in The Fight at Madison Square Garden, met Buster Mathis in defense of his title. Ali was 32-1…

While recounting the exploits of these two men, the pages of “Jewish Heroes of Boxing” are replete with fascinating cameo appearances…

On November 16, 1979 at the Forum in Inglewood, California, super featherweight champion Alexis Arguello, from Managua, Nicaragua, defended his WBC title against former featherweight champion Bobby Chacon, from Sylmar, California. The great Arguello was…

“The golden age of prizefighting was the age of bad food, bad air, bad sanitation, and no sunlight. I keep the place like this for the fighters’ own good…”

On November 15, 1997 at Carousel Casino in Temba, North-West, South Africa, heavyweight Corrie Sanders, from Pretoria, South Africa, fought heavier weight Ross Puritty from Norman, Oklahoma for the vacant WBU heavyweight title. The recently deceased Sanders’…

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat We, in Japan, are going to welcome a bunch of world title bouts to be held in the end of the year, as usual, since our televisions like to show deluxe programs of … Continue reading → The post Year-end schedule of world title bouts in Japan appeared first on Boxing News.

By Nick Giongco Marlon Tapales’ first defense of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight crown on Dec. 30 in Tokyo was scrapped after Japanese challenger Takuma Inoue suffered an injury during training. Tapales’ chief handler Wakee Salud said there is … Continue reading → The post Tapales vs. Rodriguez in the works? appeared first on Boxing News.

By Przemek Garczarczyk ”Alvarez fight will be my fourth bout this year. An optimal situation, staying in fighting shape, no need to build mental, physical fitness. It’s already there!” says Polish light heavyweight southpaw Norbert “Noras” Dąbrowski (19-5, 7 KOs), … Continue reading → The post Dąbrowski: Life and death vs. Alvarez? No problem appeared first on Boxing News.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Heavyweight Lucas Browne has reportedly tested positive for an undisclosed banned substance. Again. The Australian star stopped Ruslan Chagaev in a March clash for the WBA title, but was then stripped and suspended … Continue reading → The post Report: Lucas Browne fails drug test AGAIN? appeared first on Boxing News.

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son This past week the boxing lost a true advocate of women´s boxing. Raul Cruz passed away in Mexico City. Don Raul was a childhood friend of my father in their hometown … Continue reading → The post The 12th Round: The future of Women’s boxing appeared first on Boxing News.

Photo: Top Rank Undefeated junior welterweight contender, 2012 U.S. Olympian, WBC Continental Americas Champion and social activist, Jose Ramirez, and Team Ramirez are taking time out from training camp to team up with County Supervisor Richard Valle for the annual … Continue reading → The post Jose Ramirez ‘Operation Gobble’ turkey giveaway appeared first on Boxing News.

Photo: Team Sauerland Coach Ulli Wegner says Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) must ‘keep his cool’ during his historic homecoming fight with former World Champion Samuel Peter (35-5, 29 KOs) on December 3 at the Arena Armeec in Sofia. Pulev, … Continue reading → The post Q&A: Ulli Wegner appeared first on Boxing News.

Photo: All Star Boxing Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz and his team arrived in Cardiff, Wales in anticipation of his fight against Terry Flanagan for the WBO Lightweight Title this Saturday. The post Photo of the day appeared first on Boxing News.

By Miguel Maravilla A review of the scorecards shows Sergey Kovalev surged to an early lead, but then the judges gave him almost NOTHING in the last six rounds. John McKaie and Glenn Trowbridge gave Andre Ward a 6-0 sweep … Continue reading → The post Ward-Kovalev Scorecard Analysis appeared first on Boxing News.

Welterweight Dmitry Mikhaylenko bounced back from his defeat for the WBC Silver title against Charles Manyuchi last May with a convincing 7th round stoppage against still dangerous puncher Breidis Prescott for the WBC Silver interim title. Mikhaylenko was briefly dropped … Continue reading → The post Mikhaylenko bounces back! appeared first on Boxing News.


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