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Devon Alexander injured his left hand Saturday, but he did so by throwing lots of punches, earning him a TKO over Lee Purdy and proving he can excite.
Lucas Matthysse stopped Lamont Peterson in the third round Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in a matchup of junior-welterweight champions.
Junior lightweight prospect Felix Verdejo stopped Corben Page in the fourth round on Saturday night at Ruben Zayas-Montanez Coliseum.
Shane Mosley unanimously outpointed Mexico's Pablo Cano on Saturday night to win for the first time in four years.
Guillermo Jones of Panama regained the WBA cruiserweight title in his first fight since 2011, stopping local favorite Denis Lebedev in the 11th round Friday night.
Unbeaten Alexander Povetkin retained his WBA heavyweight belt Friday night, stopping Polish challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk in the third round for his fourth successful title defense.
Middleweight prospect J'Leon Love failed a drug test following his controversial 10-round unanimous decision win against Gabriel Rosado on May 4.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-earning athlete in American sports for the second straight year.
Luke Campbell, who became the first British boxer to win a bantamweight Olympic gold medal in more than 100 years in London last summer, will make his professional debut July 13.
Welterweight contender Robert Guerrero, facing up to four years in prison for carrying an unloaded gun in a New York airport, had his case dismissed on Tuesday after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in New York State Supreme Court for Queens County.
Heavyweight contender Cristobal Arreola, who suffered a badly broken nose in his loss to Bermane Stiverne last month, underwent surgery on Friday and had stents removed from the nose on Monday.
Former heavyweight titlist David Haye, due to face former title challenger Manuel Charr on June 29 at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, withdrew from the bout on Tuesday, citing a left hand injury.
Lightweight Omar Figueroa will return to San Antonio to face Japan's Nihito Arakawa for a vacant interim title on July 27, Golden Boy told ESPN.com on Monday night.
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum will keep racking up the frequent-flier miles with trips to Macau now that his company has scheduled its second boxing card in the Chinese casino region for July 27.
On May 20, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, WBC featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera, aka Baby Faced Assassin, from Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, defended his title against Rocky Juarez, from Houston, Texas, in the…
“Hey lady, hey lady, I’ll go along with this, but look, I just fought ten rounds. You see these stitches? Please don’t smack me…”
The great Roberto Duran met Carlos Palomino at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 22, 1979. Palomino was the former welterweight champion whose record stood at a respectable 27-2-3. Duran was 67-1 and at the height of his considerable powers.…
“I am just a poor boy, though my story’s seldom told. And I’ve squandered my existence, for a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises. All lies in jest, till a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest.”—“The…
Forty-one-year-old Shane Mosley pulled a rabbit out of the hat Saturday night at the Grand Oasis Resort, in Cancun, Mexico…
Baer being responsible for another death in the ring made for a better story and sold more papers than death from some microscopic bug…
Lamont Peterson had a plan. He was going to box. He was going to stick and move. He wasn’t going to get lured into a slugging match….
Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson gets it on with interim WBA super lightweight champion Lucas Matthysse. Although both men hold titles, the war by the shore is a non-title affair.…
On May 18, 2002 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBC/WBA/IBF light welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu, from Sydney, Australia by way of Serov, Russia defended his titles against Ben Tackie, from Accra, Ghana. Tszyu was 28-1…
“With my wife I don’t get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to ‘the best woman a man ever had.’ The waiter joined me.”—Rodney Dangerfield Alberto Guevara isn’t getting the respect, or the matches, he…
As good and resilient as Lamont Peterson is, he is not the ultra-slick type of fighter that gives Matthysse problems…
On June 23, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Lucas Matthysse, aka The Machine, from Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, fought former WBC super featherweight and lightweight champion Humberto Soto, from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.…
Lamont Peterson has had more ups and downs than an elevator on steroids. He overcame homelessness. He overcame scandal. He overcame the odds. He overcame having been stripped of his WBA belt. And finally, but not last nor least, he overcame Kendall “Rated…
2013 may be known as the year that was. In keeping with that sentiment, the inimitable Don King, who has been declared deader than a doornail more times than anyone can count, is back, and back in a big way. Earlier today at the Crocus City Hall…
“Once you get to this level, there should be top-level guys, top five. I don’t even want to say top ten. It should be the top five guys…”
Bheki Moyo, also known as “Becks Tiger,” fighting without claws or teeth but with a pretty good jaw, is on a winless streak of 56 fights…
Greg Cohen Promotions announced the signing of Afghani-Canadian super featherweight contender Arash Usmanee (20-1, 10 KOs) to a promotional contract. 31-year-old Usmanee, rated #14 by the IBF, has already won the NABA and WBC Continental Americas Championships as a professional. … Continue reading →
Greg Cohen Promotions is proud to announce the signing of Afghani-Canadian super featherweight contender Arash Usmanee (20-1, 10 KOs) to a promotional contract. 31-year-old Usmanee, rated #14 by the IBF, has already won the NABA and WBC Continental Americas Championships as a professional. As an amateur he was a five-time National Canadian Champion. Born in [...]
By Scott Gilfoid: Brian Magee sees WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) as too intelligent, too skilled and much too active for the slower, wide open IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) in their fight this Saturday night on May 25th at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Magee [...]
By Dan Ambrose: WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has his sights set on a big money fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the near future if he can get past WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia on September 7th in Washington, DC. That’s the fight that Matthysse and Garcia’s mutual promoters at Golden [...]
By Scott Gilfoid: To show you how much of a mismatch last Saturday’s “fight” between IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-1, 14 KO’s) and his British opponent Lee Purdy (20-4-1, 13 KO’s), Alexander said he knew he could beat Purdy with only one hand and that’s exactly what he did after Alexander hurt his left [...]
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Dallas Orysiuk: This weekend was full of many exciting and interesting boxing match-ups: Devon Alexander’s stoppage victory over Lee Purdy, Guillermo Jones stoppage of Denis Lebedev, Lucas Matthysses destruction of Lamont Peterson and finally Sugar Shane Mosley’s “great comeback” victory over the all-time great Pablo Cesar Cano. Mosley (47-8-1, 39 [...]
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Dan Ambrose: If Floyd Mayweather Jr. is looking for a good opponent for his September 14th fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, he needs to think hard about selecting WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse for that fight instead of WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” [...]
“Argentine Bad-Ass” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” tonight at 9:00 PM EST. Pugilist KOrner link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wcsteelerfan/2013/05/20/tha-weekend-wrap Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will review Lucas Matthysse’s breathtaking TKO performance over former IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson, as well as future options for both competing fighters. The two [...]
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight Tyson Fury thinks IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) will be beating WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) by a nice hometown decision this Saturday night in their pay per view unification bout at the O2 Arena on London, UK. Fury sees Kessler whipping Froch, [...]