Articles by author: Mike Coppinger(277 results)

Jhonny Gonzalez: Gary Russell is Very Dangerous Foe

WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48KOs) continues to train for a planned title defense against Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14KOs). Gonzalez is waiting for a date and venue for the match. ...Read More

Deontay Wilder: I Can't Wait To Fight Tyson Fury!

Now that Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32KOs) is the WBC heavyweight champion, talk turned to his future fights. First, he wants to mix it up with the braggadocios Tyson Fury (23-0, 17KOs), a fighter he s...Read More

Deontay Wilder: Fury First, Then Wladimir Klitschko

LAS VEGAS -- Now that Deontay Wilder owns the WBC heavyweight title, many will be gunning for him. While Wilder said he doesn't want Wladimir Klitschko next, he does want him soon. Wilder said ...Read More

Jennings: Klitschko Fight is Done For April 25, MSG

LAS VEGAS -- The heavyweight division is picking up steam. Moments after Deontay Wilder lifted the title from Bermane Stivene, we have news of another big heavyweight fight for the spring. Brya...Read More

Abel Sanchez: Stiverne Could Wear Wilder Out After Five

LOS ANGELES -- Add another person to the list who thinks Bermane Stiverne wins if Deontay Wilder doesn't stop him early. Abel Sanchez broke down the big heavyweight title fight set for Saturday in...Read More

Loeffler: Stiverne-Wilder winner will be a Klitschko target

LOS ANGELES -- Whoever wins Saturday's WBC heavyweight title fight could be in line for a big payday. Wladimir Klitschko badly wants to unify the division, and Bermane Stiverne or Deontay Wilder w...Read More

Abel Sanchez Wants To See Velez Fight Mares, Gonzalez

LOS ANGELES -- Jayson Velez surprised everyone by fighting Evgeny Gradovich to a draw. Sure, most observers believed “The Mexican Russian” deserved the nod, but Velez still fought a great fight, es...Read More

Former HBO Exec Ferrer To Be Haymon's NBC 'Point Man'

As NBC Sports ramps up for a re-launch of their boxing programming, questions remain ahead of Wednesday's news conference to announce Al Haymon's new series. One aspect of the new agreement has co...Read More

Andre Ward Announces Deal With Roc Nation Sports

Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) could soon be close to a ring return. The undefeated super middleweight had some surprising news Friday, announcing that he's signed with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports. “...Read More

Sanchez: Golovkin Would Knock Miguel Cotto Out in Five!

LOS ANGELES: Gennady Golovkin takes on the rugged Martin Murray on Feb. 21 on HBO. While GGG is expected to win as always, there's a larger unknown for the middleweight destroyer: Will a big-time ...Read More

Chavez Jr. Envisions Fights With Golovkin, Froch in 2015

2014 was more or less a lost year for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The son of a legend made things right in a clear-cut rematch victory over Bryan Vera in February, but failed to fight the rest of the y...Read More

Duva hopes to have Dargan on HBO after Luis fight

Karl Dargan, nephew of Nazim Richardson, is ready for a big 2015. The 29-year-old lightweight faces Tony Luis on "Friday Night Fights" in January in his biggest fight yet. Following the bout, Kathy...Read More

Wilder: No Doubt I'll Be The New Heavyweight Champion!

Deontay Wilder knows people don't respect the men he's beat so far. That's why after he fights Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) for the WBC heavyweight title on Jan. 17, he doesn't want to hear it...Read More

Canelo Calls on Miguel Cotto To Sign For 5/2 Clash

Rumors of a Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto bout have swirled for months. However, with just hours away until the new year, the fight is no closer to being made. In a Wednesday letter to the media (in...Read More

Manager: Rigondeaux Broke Amagasa's Jaw, Orbital Bone

Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) put one of his most exciting performances Wednesday -- it just took traveling halfway around the world to do it. The two-time Olympic gold medalist engaged in a...Read More

Top Rank: Bradley Didn't Suffer Cheekbone Fracture

Tim Bradley and Diego Chaves engaged in a war Saturday, with both fighters suffering visible injuries. They clashed heads a few times and both boxers' left eyes swelled badly during the controvers...Read More

Rosado Says Orbital Bone Was Broken in Third Round

David Lemieux was impressive Saturday, punishing Gabe Rosado from the opening bell to the merciful end. But the beating really took over in Round 3, when Rosado's eye closed shut. From that point ...Read More

Lemieux Lands, Wants The Best - Golovkin, Quillin Cotto

By Mike Coppinger - Gennady Golovkin might finally have a plausible, attractive opponent: David Lemieux. In one of the very best HBO offerings of the year, the 25-year-old from Montreal delivered i...Read More

Mikey Garcia: Reunion With Top Rank a 'Toss Up'

We're still waiting for Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28KOs) to return to the ring, and when he does it will likely be a year long layoff. When he does come back, will he be promoted by Top Rank after the...Read More

Terence Crawford Learned From Past Gamboa Error

Terence Crawford (25-0, 17KOs) didn't ignite the crowd like he did in his Fight of the Year candidate against Yuriorkis Gamboa, but he did get the win against Ray Beltran. Crawford painted Beltran ...Read More