Articles by author: Jake Donovan(5672 results)

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

Frampton-Santa Cruz Rematch - Kenny Bayless is Named Referee

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is putting its best foot forward in its assignment of referee and judges for the state’s first big main event of 2017. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless has been given...Read More

Rodriguez vs. Narvaez Tops Boxeo Telemundo 2017 Premiere

The 2017 season premiere of Boxeo Telemundo comes in with a bang, with the series due to launch February 24 at the Tony Rosa Convention Center in Palm Bay, Florida. ...Read More

Felix Diaz Renews Quest For Terence Crawford Showdown

At least one of these things is bound to happen in 2017 - Felix Diaz will land a big fight, or the opponents of whom he is in hot pursuit will learn Spanish in a hurry. The once-beaten welterweight co...Read More

Broner vs. Granados Showtime Event Lands at Xavier University

A matchup between Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados has been in queue for the past several weeks, but in that time span has seen changes in its rumored undercard, location and fight date. Full details...Read More

Philly Fight Night Series Returns March 10 At 2300 Arena

For decades, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has been the working mantra for the tireless staff at Peltz Boxing. It holds true for 2017, as no fewer than four cards of its popular Philly Fight Night...Read More

Lou DiBella Willing To Pay Price For Boxing In New York - For Now

Lou DiBella Willing To Pay Price For Boxing In New York - For Now

By Jake Donovan - Promoters and willing boxers continue to feel the effects of outrageous insurance policy requirements in order to stage a boxing or MMA show in the state of New York. Even in finally...Read More

DeGale Embraces Road Warrior Reputation, Fancies Homecoming

James DeGale has long ago proven that he’s not your run-of-the-mill modern day titlist. The first ever Olympic Gold medalist for Great Britain to win a world title (Lennox Lewis represented Canada in ...Read More

Jack, DeGale Only Want Big Fights From Here On Out

Badou Jack and James DeGale both agree on at least two things heading into their January 14 super middleweight title unification clash; it’s the biggest bout of their respective careers, and the only ...Read More

Deontay Wilder Eyes Big 2017, Andrzej Wawrzyk Eyes History

For the second time in as bouts, Deontay Wilder will put his unbeaten record and heavyweight title on the line in his home state of Alabama live in primetime on free-to-air Fox TV. The 31-year old – f...Read More