Oscar De La Hoya is apparently sanguine about his chances to do more business with one of his bitterest rivals in the industry. The Hall of Fame fighter and head of Golden Boy typically has not had anything much kind to say about Al Haymon, the founder of Premier Boxing Champions, but the two powerbrokers
Frank Martin took offense to the prevailing wisdom surrounding his showdown against Michel Rivera. Initially heading into their 135 pound clash this past December, countless prognosticators viewed their encounter as an evenly matched one. Yet, despite the boxing world expecting a close bout, Martin (17-0, 12 KOs) pounded the Dominican contender through 12 complete rounds.
A woman is suing Mike Tyson for allegedly raping her decades ago, according to an affidavit filed in Albany County Court. The woman, who is anonymous, said that she met the former heavyweight champion and controversial sporting icon at a popular nightclub in Albany in the early 1990s. Tyson, the woman said, then raped
The stars and the moon appeared to be aligning perfectly for Richardson Hitchins. After waving farewell to Mayweather Promotions and signing on with Matchroom Boxing, the former Olympian envisioned hefty paydays and gargantuan fights. Amongst a long list of highly ranked contenders at 140 pounds, Hitchins believed that a matchup between himself and Montana Love
Oscar de la Hoya is determined to add Edgar Berlanga to the Golden Boy Promotions roster. The unbeaten super middleweight hit the free agent market earlier this month after nearly four years spent under the Top Rank banner. The two sides parted ways on amicable terms, just one month after Berlanga completed a six-month suspension
Joe McNally made sure to tell anyone who would listen that Liam Smith’s underrated punching power would be one of the foremost factors in his domestic showdown with Chris Eubank Jr. McNally claimed following Smith’s stunning fourth-round stoppage of Eubank that the favored fighter’s underestimation of Smith’s strength was one of the primary reasons for
Gary Russell Jr. felt invincible as his title reign stretched past the five year mark. With the speedy featherweight champion confident that Mark Magsayo would become yet another victim, Russell (31-2, 18 KOs) appeared flustered as a bothersome shoulder injury forced him to battle for most of their contest with just one hand. Although he
Dillian Whyte is back in demand following his majority decision win against Jermaine Franklin in November. Although Whyte is a frontrunner to face Anthony Joshua in a rematch sometime in 2023, he’s also interested in fighting a former heavyweight champion from a completely different sport. In an interview with Sky Sports, the 35-year-old Whyte (29-3,
Conor Benn apparently has not been as forthcoming to one investigation as he has been to another regarding his two failed drug tests. In December, the embattled British welterweight had his attorneys submit a 270-page report to the World Boxing Council, in an apparent bid to get the sanctioning body to reinstate him into its
Artur Beterbiev finally expressed some enthusiasm for one of the most intriguing matchups in boxing. The WBC, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight champion Russia has usually responded to queries about fighting countryman Dmitry Bivol, the WBA titlist, for the undisputed championship with brusque indifference. But in a recent interview, Beterbiev dispensed with his usual air
Anthony Yarde is not one to brush off his losses, as is often the case in boxing. On the contrary, the light heavyweight contender from London credits his two career defeats as having an ultimately positive effect on his career. It is hard to argue Yarde on that point, given that he will be given
Undefeated two-division world champion Rey Vargas will battle top 130-pound contender O’Shaquie Foster for the vacant WBC Super Featherweight World Championship in a showdown that headlines action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, February 11 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas topping a Premier Boxing Champions event. The Showtime telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m.
If Chris Eubank Jr. wants his rematch next, Liam Smith acknowledged that he’ll have no choice but to honor that contractual clause. If not, Smith pointed out during his post-fight press conference late Saturday night that he’ll have plenty of other appealing options now that he has become the first fighter to knock out Eubank.
Tim Tszyu didn’t shy away from fighting the only opponent who has beaten Jermell Charlo before Tszyu could get his own shot at the fully unified 154-pound champion. Tszyu, who will face former WBC champ Tony Harrison on March 12, told FOX Sports Australia on Monday that he is ready to “take them all out.”
Tim Tszyu and Tony Harrison were eager to get back in the ring in lieu of waiting out separate shots at the undisputed junior middleweight championship. The pair of top-rated contenders now turn to each other to satisfy that itch. BoxingScene.com has confirmed that plans are in place for Tszyu and Harrison to meet in
Manchester – In a cruiserweight clash, Richard Riakporhe (16-0, 12 KOs) rocked and stopped former world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (32-4, 20 KOs) in four rounds. (photos by Lawrence Lustig) Glowacki came out pressing forward in the first round. Riakporhe was the backfoot and countering. In the second round, Riakporhe rocked Glowacki with a big right
Liverpool’s Liam Smith shocked the world taking a TKO victory one minute and nine seconds into the 4th round of a career-defining fight against Chris Eubank Jr in front of a sold-out Manchester Arena. Former world champion Smith came up a weight class to challenge Eubank Jr, and may have taken the greatest victory of
Manchester – Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (30-4, 21 KOs) picked up a ten round unanimous decision win over Jack Massey (20-2, 11 KOs), who was moving up from cruiserweight. The scores were 96-93, 97-92, and 97-93. Parker was bouncing back after suffering his first knockout loss, which took place last year at the hands