Articles by author: James Blears(366 results)

George Foreman Pleads With IOC To Keep Boxing in Olympics

An appeal straight from the heart coming right from one of the biggest most thunderous punchers of all time…none other than “Big” George Foreman, directly to the IOC to retain amateur boxing in the ...Read More

Mikey Garcia: To Drop Boxing From Olympics is Big Mistake

World Boxing Council lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs), who`s won championships in four weight divisions, is highlighting to the International Olympic Committee the essential and fundam...Read More

WBC Prez: Wilder-Joshua Must Happen Now, No Need To Delay

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman feels strongly that fight fans are now urgently clamouring for the unification fight between WBC champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) and WBA, IBF an...Read More

WBC Prez: No Question - Wilder is Best Heavyweight in The World!

Following Deontay Wilder's spectacular one round knockout of challenger Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaimain says th...Read More

Regis Prograis Pumped To Face Viktor Postol, Wants Crawford

A fight for the WBC interim super lightweight title is significantly closer, as number two ranked Regis Prograis and number four Viktor Postol, did a face off, and each received a medal at the World B...Read More

Golovkin's Promoter Feels Canelo Rematch Will Be Worked Out

Tom Loeffler, promoter of WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO middleweight world champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) is feeling positive vibes about the possibility of a direct rematch being finalized aga...Read More

Loeffler: Golovkin Will Be Even More Persistent in Rematch

As reported earlier today on, at the opening session of their 55th annual Convention, the World Boxing Council has ruled for an immediate rematch between WBC middleweight champion Genn...Read More

Golovkin's Promoter Willing To Make Concessions To Get Canelo

K2 Promotions boss Tom Loeffler says their side is prepared to offer concessions, in order to finalize a deal for the biggest contest in Boxing, between WBC/IBO/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady "...Read More

Golovkin Promoter: Brook Has More Courage Than Most at 160

K2 Promotions Chief Tom Loeffler says undefeated IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-0, 25KOs) is A1 for seizing the opportunity of fighting unbeaten WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (3...Read More

De La Hoya: Canelo Has The Style To Disappoint Many GGG Fans

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya says his platinum guided missile Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is destined to disappoint a whole host of Gennady "GGG" Golovkin fans, when Saul - who's the WB...Read More

Holyfield, Holmes Discuss Wilder vs. Klitschko Clash

By James Blears Former undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is singing the praises of WBC champion Deontay Wilder, but also says an undisputed heavyweight supreme would be a dream come...Read More

Leo Santa Cruz Wants To Get Payback on Gary Russell Jr.

They fought as amateurs and Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15KOs) edged it, so now as professionals their destinies are again in line to collide - but this time Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17KOs) is determined t...Read More

De La Hoya: I Know Cotto's Weaknesses, I'll Tell Canelo

Left handed Oscar De La Hoya, who fought his entire career from a converted conventional stance, is passing on tips to Saul Canelo Alvarez, from what he sees in the style of Miguel Cotto. Cotto is ...Read More

De La Hoya: GGG Loses To Lemieux, Won't Reach Canelo

Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya expects a war when the star boxer of his company, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, challenges Miguel Cotto for the WBC world title on November 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las...Read More

Stevenson: Kovalev Looking For Excuses, I'll KO Him!

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson wants Sergey Kovalev, the WBO/IBF/WBA champion, to step up and fight. Last December, Kovalev's promoter Main Events had made a request for their fighter...Read More

Stevenson: Chavez Should To Go 168, Fonfara Did Good

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson is laying down the gauntlet to WBA, IBF and WBO champion Sergey Kovalev to put all other considerations aside and to step up for a war to see who's the ...Read More

Nacho: Pacquiao's KO Loss Won't Linger With Mayweather

Brilliant, resourceful and pensive Maestro of strategy - trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain, is crossing his fingers that Manny Pacquaio will win the May 2nd mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather, but he...Read More

Steele Has No Regrets Over Chavez-Taylor Stoppage

Famous former referee Richard Steele, who'll forever be remembered for saving Meldrick Taylor from the fists of Julio Cesar Chavez, just two seconds shy of the final bell in the tweflth round in 1990,...Read More

Marvin Hagler Was a Terror For British Opponents

The war cry: "The British are coming," never held any fears for Marvelous Marvin Hagler who dispatched three true Brits in his illustrious sixty seven fight career, during which he was undisputed midd...Read More

Hearns, Hagler, Leonard, De La Hoya, Duran on KO Power

Are you born with knockout power? Is it a force of nature or a product of nurture? At the World Boxing Council's 52nd Convention in the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, nine former champions who are fore...Read More