Articles by author: Keith Idec(4409 results)

Shields Opener Draws Peak Audience In Last HBO Boxing Card

Claressa Shields’ fight drew the highest ratings during HBO’s final boxing broadcast Saturday night. Shields’ win against Femke Hermans, the opener of the premium cable network’s “Boxing After Dark” t...Read More

Loma-Pedraza Averaged 2,013,000 Viewers; Ranks 2nd In 2018

Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza was the second most-watched boxing match on American cable or network television this year. Nielsen ratings released Tuesday indicated that ESPN’s Lomachenko-Pedraza fi...Read More

Hearn: If Wilder Cares About Legacy, He'll Fight Joshua Next

The prevailing feeling within the boxing industry is that Eddie Hearn has every intention of scheduling an Anthony Joshua-Dillian Whyte rematch for April 13....Read More

Loma Thinks Pedraza Would've Beaten Davis If He Prepared Better

Jose Pedraza impressed Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday night. Lomachenko dropped Pedraza twice in the 11th round and convincingly beat him on all three scorecards in their 12-round, 135-pound title uni...Read More

DiBella: Big, Strong Commey Would Be Live Underdog With Loma

Commey first must defeat Isa Chaniev in their fight for the vacant IBF lightweight title, scheduled for February 2 in Frisco, Texas. Ghana’s Commey (27-2, 24 KOs) and Russia’s Chaniev (13-1, 6 KOs) wi...Read More

Wilder 'Would Love' For Barclays Center To Host Fury Rematch

NEW YORK – Deontay Wilder has made Barclays Center his home away from home during his heavyweight title reign. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native has headlined three Showtime cards at the Brooklyn venue ...Read More

Wilder Will Add Weight For Fury Rematch; Targets 245 Pounds

NEW YORK – Deontay Wilder would like to weigh 245 pounds for his inevitable rematch with Tyson Fury. The WBC heavyweight champion understands, of course, that adding 30-plus pounds between their title...Read More

Lomachenko Drops Pedraza Twice, Wins Decision To Unify Titles

Lomachenko Drops Pedraza Twice, Wins Decision To Unify Titles

By Keith Idec - NEW YORK – Vasiliy Lomachenko almost knocked out another lightweight champion with a body shot at Madison Square Garden. Unlike Jorge Linares, Jose Pedraza survived Lomachenko’s onslau...Read More

Emanuel Navarrete Shocks Isaac Dogboe, Captures WBO Title

The Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York City - Emanuel Navarrete (26-1, 22 KOs) pulled off an upset with a twelve round unanimous decision, as he punished previously undefeated Isaac Dogboe (20-1...Read More

Teofimo Lopez Destroys Mason Menard - One Punch in One

The Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York City - Hot lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs) wasted no time in demolishing Mason Menard (34-4, 24 KOs) with a brutal one punch knockout in t...Read More

Besputin Drops Abreu Twice, Wins 10-Round Unanimous Decision

NEW YORK – Terence Crawford couldn’t have seen too much from Alexander Besputin on Saturday night that would concern the WBO welterweight champion about a future fight between them. The Russian southp...Read More

Lopez: Everyone Says I'm Overrated; I Haven't Shown Anything Yet

NEW YORK – Teofimo Lopez is as unapologetic as he is brash. The elite lightweight prospect hopes his confidence doesn’t turn off fans, but he has no intention of dialing down the bravado. The Brooklyn...Read More

Lomachenko-Pedraza Undercard Results From Theater at MSG

NEW YORK – The Theater at Madison Square Garden was only about a third full when Mikey Perez and Abdiel Ramirez fought early Saturday night. Those that arrived early for the card headlined by Vasiliy ...Read More

Shields' Manager: Braekhus Won't Fight Her; Says She's Too Big

Even if HBO were to continue broadcasting boxing, the premium cable network’s tripleheader Saturday night wouldn’t serve as a preview of the biggest women’s boxing match that can be made. Claressa Shi...Read More

Teofimo Lopez: Nothing Special About Lomachenko!

NEW YORK – If Vasiliy Lomachenko beats Jose Pedraza on Saturday night, promoter Bob Arum and his matchmakers will have a tough time finding interesting challenges for him within the lightweight divisi...Read More

Lomachenko-Pedraza Weigh-In Results From New York City

Jose Pedraza predicted his height and reach advantages will help him knock off Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday night. The WBO lightweight champion didn’t appear much significantly taller than Lomachenk...Read More

Wilder Watches Replay, Says Fury Fight 'Really Hard To Judge'

Wilder Watches Replay, Says Fury Fight 'Really Hard To Judge'

By Keith Idec - NEW YORK – Deontay Wilder chowed down on a succulent steak Thursday afternoon. The slender heavyweight will have to eat plenty of comparable meals over the next few months if he is to ...Read More

Mayweather-Nasukawa Won't Be Televised Live In United States

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s boxing exhibition in Japan won’t be made available through conventional television outlets to consumers in the United States the morning of New Year’s Eve. Multiple sources have...Read More

Wilder: Mayweather's A Hater; Don’t Want Anyone To Shine But Him

NEW YORK – While breaking down the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury fight during Showtime’s telecast Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. made sure to tell Jim Gray that he loves Wilder. The feeling definite...Read More

Wilder-Fury Fight Should Max Out At 325,000 PPV Buys

The Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury fight was a critical success and a commercial success. has learned that Showtime Pay-Per-View’s four-fight show, headlined by their riveting heavyweight t...Read More