Articles by author: Jake Donovan(5682 results)

Amir Khan To Return To Trainer Virgil Hunter For Crawford Fight

Amir Khan is well aware of the public perception that has him as a longshot to unseat reigning welterweight champion Terence Crawford. It’s why he’s determined to put his best foot forward ahead of th...Read More

Plant-Uzcategui PBC on FS1 Card Peaks at 986,000 Viewers

Sunday’s edition of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FS1 drew a hefty average of 761,000 viewers over the course of the 2 ½ hour telecast, with its growing audience peaking at 986,000 viewers at the ...Read More

Derevyanchenko-Culcay Title Eliminator: DIBella Outbids AGON

The proposed middleweight title eliminator between Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Jack Culcay might not head to Germany after all. Lou DiBella, Derevyanchenko’s promoter secured the rights to the Internati...Read More

Joe Smith Jr. Finally Moves On From Artur Beterbiev

Having spent the past three months waiting on a fight that will clearly never materialize is long enough for Joe Smith Jr. and his team to finally move on from Artur Beterbiev. Two separate efforts to...Read More

Plant: It Was Destiny To Win My First Title in the City of Angels

Caleb Plant knew it was fate that his first shot at a major title just so happened to land in the same month of the passing of his infant daughter, Alia nearly four years prior. An even greater blessi...Read More

Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Officially Set for April 20 ESPN PPV

Top Rank and ESPN have officially entered the Pay-Per-View market, running with its star welterweight to help launch the platform. A long-speculated showdown between unbeaten welterweight titlist Ter...Read More

Warren, Oubaali Easily Make WBC 7-Day Weight For Title Fight

With the World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight title vacant for more than 10 months, Rau’Shee Warren and Nordine Oubaali are one step closer toward determining who will get to fill the void. Their v...Read More

Fury: I'm Still Young at 30, Plenty of Exciting Nights Left in Me

This time last year, the main focus of Tyson Fury was to trim down considerably from the 400 pounds of body weight he was lugging around and enjoy some semblance of a healthy ring return. A hell of a ...Read More

Kell Brook-Jeff Horn: Duco Confirms Offer Made For UK Clash

Even with Amir Khan moving on to a spring showdown versus Terence Crawford, it appears as if Kell Brook won’t be left empty-handed for very long. The services of the former welterweight titlist from S...Read More

HBO Begins To Fill The Gaps In Search Of A Brighter Future

When the January 28 HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader was first announced, its matchups were met with mixed reviews. Francisco Vargas was due to make the second defense of his super featherweight tit...Read More

Jamel Herring Set To Face Art Hovhannisyan - For Now

Even in an environment where nearly aspect is fluid, it's getting downright ridiculous to find a willing opponent for Jamel Herring's next ring appearance. The decorated two-tour Iraqi war veteran and...Read More

Jewrin Ancajas, Carlos Takam Score Big Stoppage Wins In Macao

Jerwin Anacjas successfully registered the first defense of his super flyweigh title reign, scoring a 7th round injury stoppage over Jose Rodriguez in their headlining bout Sunday evening in Macao, Ch...Read More

Vargas vs. Salido Named as BWAA "Fight of The Year"

It was certainly a week to forget for the staff at Golden Boy Promotions, but one that was already due to end on a high note and now comes with even more reason to smile. The same goes for Francisco V...Read More

Carl Frampton Named BWAA 2016 Fighter of the Year

Carl Frampton’s win over Leo Santa Cruz has gained yet another historic footnote. The unbeaten two-division titlist was named as the Boxing Writer Association of America (BWAA) 2016 Fighter of the Yea...Read More

Black Hitler - Boxing And The Anti-PBC Effect

Black Hitler - Boxing And The Anti-PBC Effect

By Jake Donovan - As is supposed to be the case with anything related to the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) movement, the big news that came out of Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, January 18 was supp...Read More

Luis Ortiz: Miller Will Have To Back Up The Crap He's Talking

Unbeaten heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Jarrell Miller appear to be on a collision course for a springtime clash. The matchup is perfectly fine with Ortiz, as the bout gives him a chance to finally put a...Read More

Juan Carlos Payano Eyes Trilogy With Rau'Shee Warren

It was a bittersweet moment for Juan Carlos Payano upon his recent ring return. While grateful for his latest victory – an 8th round stoppage of Isao Gonzalo Carranza on Friday in Miami, Florida – the...Read More

Juan Carlos Payano Returns With a Win, Aims For Active 2017

It was a good start to the new year for several reasons as far as Juan Carlos Payano was concerned. The former bantamweight champ returned to the ring and the win column, scoring an 8th round stoppage...Read More

Jack, DeGale Share A Common Past On The Road To Unification

Jack, DeGale Share A Common Past On The Road To Unification

by Jake Donovan - With the time it took to make this fight happen and the number of common opponents they’ve had in the ring along the way, you can say that Badou Jack and James DeGale were always des...Read More

Golden Boy Reserves T-Mobile Arena For May 6, Likely Canelo-Chavez

Regardless of how his negotiations with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. play out, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez officially has a home for his next ring appearance. The reigning super welterweight titlist and (technica...Read More