Articles by author: Keith Idec(3704 results)

Claressa Shields Gets Off The Floor To Decision Hanna Gabriels

Masonic Temple, Detroit - Claressa Shields (6-0, 2 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Hanna Gabriels (18-2-1, 12 KOs) to capture the vacant IBF and WBA middleweight world titles. The scores ...Read More

Christina Hammer Handles Tori Nelson Easily, Retains Titles

Christina Hammer did her part Friday night to ensure her middleweight title unification fight against Claressa Shields. Germany’s Hammer easily out-boxed Tori Nelson to retain her WBC and WBO 160-poun...Read More

Umar Salamov Knocks Out Brian Howard in Ninth Round

Brian Howard’s right hand was more effective for much of their fight, but Umar Salamov’s right hand ended their light heavyweight fight Friday night. Russia’s Salamov dropped Howard with a devastating...Read More

Spence: People Will Want to See Thurman Fight Once He Comes Back

NEW YORK – Interest in an Errol Spence Jr.-Keith Thurman fight has waned somewhat over the past eight months. Thurman’s contention that he wouldn’t seriously consider facing Spence until 2019 and his ...Read More

Hammer: Shields Looking Past Gabriels, Toward Our Fight Next

Hammer: Shields Looking Past Gabriels, Toward Our Fight Next

By Keith Idec - Christina Hammer suspects Claressa Shields is overlooking Hanna Gabriels. Shields and Hammer are supposed to fight next if Shields beats Gabriels and Hammer tops Tori Nelson on Friday ...Read More

Ramirez Blasts Out Dejan Zlaticanin in Huge Two Round Upset

Roberto Ramirez ruined Dejan Zlaticanin’s comeback Thursday night. Mexico’s Ramirez (18-2-1, 13 KOs) knocked down the former WBC world lightweight champion twice and stopped him in the second round of...Read More

Claressa Shields: Hanna Gabriels Will Be Toughest Opponent

Claressa Shields defeated previously unbeaten opponents in each of her last two fights. Shields still expects her 10-round, 160-pound championship match against Hanna Gabriels to be the toughest of he...Read More

De La Hoya: Couldn't Let Canelo, GGG Do What Me & Trinidad Did

One of the biggest regrets Oscar De La Hoya has from his career in the ring is that he didn’t fight Felix Trinidad again. Not only would De La Hoya have had an opportunity to avenge his controversial ...Read More

Kownacki-Martin Probable for Garcia-Porter Card August 25

Adam Kownacki’s quest for a heavyweight title shot could lead the Polish contender toward a fight against a former champion. has learned a deal for a bout between the Polish-born, Broo...Read More

Taylor Feels Like ‘King Kong,’ Can’t Be Beaten Before Home Fans

Josh Taylor can’t envision Viktor Postol or anyone else beating him in front of his extremely supportive Scottish fans. The undefeated Taylor will oppose Postol in what could be the toughest test of h...Read More

Spence Would Fight Thurman Before Facing Garcia-Porter Winner

Errol Spence Jr.’s plan is to fight an undetermined opponent prior to the end of this year, then the Danny Garcia-Shawn Porter winner, and then Keith Thurman. If, however, Thurman is willing to face S...Read More

Spence Not Interested In Signing With Arum, De La Hoya or Hearn

NEW YORK – You can’t blame Bob Arum, Oscar De La Hoya and Eddie Hearn for wanting to spend some of their vast resources on signing Errol Spence Jr. to a promotional contract. The likeable, skillful we...Read More

Sanchez, Golovkin: His Riches Have Changed Canelo as a Person

Gennady Golovkin and Abel Sanchez suspect fame and fortune have changed Canelo Alvarez. They remember a vastly different person in 2011, when the eventual superstar spent time training at Sanchez’s gy...Read More

Spence on Crawford Fight: We're Gonna Meet Up, Make Big Money

Errol Spence Jr. doesn’t think he needs to send messages to Terence Crawford in post-fight interviews. Spence considers his impressive performances more than enough to get his point across to Crawford...Read More

Spence: Why Not Make Mikey Garcia Fight if He Can Beat Easter?

Spence: Why Not Make Mikey Garcia Fight if He Can Beat Easter?

By Keith Idec - NEW YORK – Errol Spence Jr. isn’t calling out Mikey Garcia. The undefeated IBF welterweight champion made sure that was understood when he was asked Tuesday about possibly boxing Garci...Read More

Spence: Jermall Charlo Will Beat Triple-G and Canelo at 160

NEW YORK – Errol Spence Jr. is willing to put his money where his mouth is. As part of an ambitious, 11-stop media tour Tuesday through Manhattan, Spence told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith during his radio ...Read More

Golovkin: Canelo Can't Look in My Eyes; He Knows I'm Correct

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin won’t partake in a traditional tour to promote their upcoming middleweight championship rematch. All the controversy that has unfolded during the past three months ...Read More

Showtime's Spence-Ocampo Main Event Peaked at 726K Viewers

Errol Spence Jr. fought a completely unknown opponent and gave himself only three minutes to build a television audience Saturday night. That didn’t stop Spence from producing higher ratings for Showt...Read More

Errol Spence: Amir Khan Has Al's Number if He Wants to Fight Me

Errol Spence Jr. took the IBF welterweight title from Kell Brook. Could he take Brook’s biggest potential opponent from him, too? Spence responded to a question late Saturday night about boxing Khan b...Read More

De La Hoya: Triple-G Should Talk In the Ring, Try to KO Canelo

Oscar De La Hoya feels Gennady Golovkin has done more than enough talking. It’s time, Canelo Alvarez’s promoter said, for Golovkin to channel his anger toward trying to knock out Alvarez in their midd...Read More