Articles by author: Keith Idec(2801 results)

Carl Frampton: I Feel I Can Stop Any Featherweight in The World

Carl Frampton’s confidence seems stronger than ever a couple days before his first fight with a new trainer and new promoter. Frampton told his hometown Belfast Telegraph for a story posted to its web...Read More

Sadam Ali: Moving Up, Fighting Legendary Cotto "a Little Scary"

At least Sadam Ali is honest. The 2008 Olympian is well aware that he is a huge underdog entering his fight against Miguel Cotto on December 2. And the welterweight contender isn’t afraid to admit tha...Read More

Parker: Joshua's Chin is a Weakness; I Can Knock Him Out!

Joseph Parker is impressed with the fact that Anthony Joshua has knocked out every opponent he has fought since he turned pro four years ago. Parker knows he can punch as well, though, and considers J...Read More

Anthony Dirrell Cut Badly, Beats Douglin by Technical Decision

Anthony Dirrell was well on his way to knocking out Denis Douglin on Friday night. Ultimately, though, the former WBC super middleweight champion and his hometown fans had to settle for winning by a t...Read More

Clark Edges Dolton By Majority Decision; Karl Beats Martin

Jamontay Clark’s victory over Domonique Dolton on Friday night wasn’t nearly as suspect as his last “win.” The taller, left-handed Clark used his jab to out-box Dolton and won by majority decision in ...Read More

Joseph Parker: I Have 'A Lot of Options' Other Than Joshua, Wilder

Joseph Parker has drawn his financial line in the sand with Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua. The unbeaten WBO champion won’t accept anything less than a 65-35 split for a heavyweight title unification ...Read More

Teddy Atlas Explains Why He Favors Lomachenko Over Rigondeaux

Like so many boxing fans, Teddy Atlas is looking forward to watching Guillermo Rigondeaux move up two weight classes to challenge Vasyl Lomachenko. The ESPN analyst, who’ll call the fight from ringsid...Read More

Wilder Would Agree to Fight Ortiz Again, Wants to 'Punish' Him

Wilder Would Agree to Fight Ortiz Again, Wants to 'Punish' Him

By Keith Idec - Deontay Wilder wants nothing more than to challenge Anthony Joshua for heavyweight supremacy in his next fight. Wilder would settle for a title unification fight against Joseph Parker,...Read More

David Lemieux: One Month Until Ugly Saunders Gets Destroyed!

David Lemieux took some time Thursday morning to troll Billy Joe Saunders on Twitter exactly one month before their middleweight title fight. Lemiuex promised Saunders that he’ll knock him down on his...Read More

Arum, Crawford Waiting to Discuss Fighting Horn in Australia

As long as Jeff Horn beats Gary Corcoran, Terence Crawford knows he’ll get a shot at the man who upset Manny Pacquiao four months ago. The undefeated Crawford has a general idea of when their fight wo...Read More

De La Hoya Believes Cotto Will Remain Retired After Ali Fight

Oscar De La Hoya understands as well as anyone what it’s like for a boxer to consider coming out of retirement. The former six-division champion has flirted with that idea numerous times since his las...Read More

Jackson: Virgil Hunter Wouldn't Have Taken Sergey Kovalev's Crap

NEW YORK – John David Jackson never believed Sergey Kovalev was serious about hiring Virgil Hunter as his new trainer. Kovalev revealed before choosing Abror Tursunpulatov as Jackson’s replacement tha...Read More

Jackson: Kovalev Can't Take Body Shots, Must Fight Him Inside

NEW YORK – John David Jackson offered some gratuitous advice to Vyacheslav Shabranskyy. Sergey Kovalev’s former trainer says if Shabranskyy can get to Kovalev’s body in their fight November 25, he’ll ...Read More

De La Hoya: 'No Disappointment Whatsoever' Over Cotto-Ali Fight

When Miguel Cotto signed with Golden Boy Promotions during the summer, the four-division champion hoped to land a big fight before ending his Hall-of-Fame career by the conclusion of this year. Cotto ...Read More

Sadam Ali Will Be 'More Careful' Than Usual Against Bigger Cotto

Miguel Cotto isn’t just the biggest figurative challenge of Sadam Ali’s career. He’ll also literally be the biggest boxer Ali has faced since the Brooklyn-based welterweight turned pro following the 2...Read More

Hearn: Jarrell Miller 'One or Two' Fights From Fighting Joshua

UNIONDALE, New York – Jarrell Miller apparently didn’t do enough Saturday night to earn a shot at Anthony Joshua. Eddie Hearn, whose company promotes Joshua, said Miller is “probably one or two” wins ...Read More

Hearn: Golovkin Can Fight Jacobs Next if No Canelo Rematch

Eddie Hearn hopes Billy Joe Saunders defeats David Lemieux on December 16. Despite his contentious relationship with Frank Warren, Saunders’ promoter, Hearn knows Saunders would welcome a trip to Broo...Read More

ESPN's Top Rank Double Averaged 1.48M Viewers Saturday Night

Jacobs-Arias Peaks at 765,000 Viewers, Averages 706,000 on HBO

Ratings for HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” tripleheader Saturday night reflected direct boxing competition on ESPN. According to ratings released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research, Daniel Jacobs’ e...Read More

Jackson: I Don't Wish Kovalev Well - He Quit Against Andre Ward!

NEW YORK – John David Jackson’s disgust with Sergey Kovalev is evident in his voice. Nearly five months have passed since Kovalev’s technical knockout loss to Andre Ward in their rematch, but the frus...Read More