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Gervonta Davis-Abner Mares: Mismatch or Surprise in Making?

Gervonta Davis-Abner Mares: Mismatch or Surprise in Making?

By Michael Rosenthal - LOS ANGELES – Leonard Ellerbe, the promoter of Gervonta Davis, was speaking at a press conference to promote Davis’ February 9 title defense against Abner Mares when he asked th...Read More

Nietes-Ioka: A Gem in the New Year's Eve Tradition

Nietes-Ioka: A Gem in the New Year's Eve Tradition

By Cliff Rold - Boxing does not have seasons. It does, and has always had, dates or times of the year where the expectation of big time boxing heightens. Today, in the United States, fans know Cinco D...Read More

Harrison, Hurd and Usyk earn space on best-of-2018 marquee

Harrison, Hurd and Usyk earn space on best-of-2018 marquee

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - There are a couple things I’ve always promised myself. I barely play golf. But if I was ever lucky enough to score a hole in one, I’ve vowed to pluck the ball out of the cup, sli...Read More

Triumph and Despair: Whyte & Warrington, Chisora & Frampton

Triumph and Despair: Whyte & Warrington, Chisora & Frampton

By Tris Dixon - A CRUEL left hook, an early salvo… The margins between success and failure, victory and defeat and a merry Christmas and a rotten one are minute. Dillian Whyte and Josh Warrington, wor...Read More

One Man's Boxing Wish List For The Coming Year

One Man's Boxing Wish List For The Coming Year

By Michael Rosenthal - All boxing fans have their dream matchups. Here are 10 of mine for 2019. This is the best-possible matchup in boxing, in my opinion. Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) and Crawford (34-0, 25...Read More

When Will We Learn if Jermall Charlo is Very Good Or Great?

When Will We Learn if Jermall Charlo is Very Good Or Great?

By Keith Idec - NEW YORK – The self-professed “Future of Boxing” strode across the stage Thursday wearing a pink trench coat and matching sneakers. It was maybe more a defiant act of confidence from a...Read More

Regional Rivalries Present a Special Fun

Regional Rivalries Present a Special Fun

By Cliff Rold - We already know that one pairing can deliver. Saturday, we’ll find out about the other. Heading into both, it’s fair to say regional rivalries are often something to look forward to. U...Read More

Tony Harrison Motivated To Place Detroit Back in The Spotlight

Tony Harrison Motivated To Place Detroit Back in The Spotlight

By Thomas Gerbasi - Tony Harrison could be a world champion by Christmas, but in the lead-up to his Saturday meeting with WBC junior middleweight titleholder Jermell Charlo, it’s almost as if all the ...Read More

Jermell Charlo Preps For Harrison With a Brooklyn State of Mind

Jermell Charlo Preps For Harrison With a Brooklyn State of Mind

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.” OK, so Frank Sinatra might not have been referring to Brooklyn when he belted out his ode to New York, but for Jermell Charlo the...Read More

The Night Canelo and DAZN Took Over New York

The Night Canelo and DAZN Took Over New York

By Corey Erdman - NEW YORK, NY—Walking up Seventh Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday night, Madison Square Garden glowed a bright red, green and yellow, blending in perfectly with the city’s garland and ...Read More

Canelo Needs To Face a Legitimate Threat in Near Future

Canelo Needs To Face a Legitimate Threat in Near Future

By Michael Rosenthal - Let’s first talk about what the Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding fight isn’t. It isn’t much of a fight at all. It’s a Top 10 pound-for-pounder against a fighter who, by all account...Read More

One Fight In, Is Canelo's Contract Already Problem For DAZN?

One Fight In, Is Canelo's Contract Already Problem For DAZN?

By Keith Idec - NEW YORK – When DAZN boss John Skipper announced two months ago that the company had signed Canelo Alvarez to a game-changing, five-year, 11-fight contract, virtually everyone focused ...Read More

Canelo on DAZN: The Investment Begins

Canelo on DAZN: The Investment Begins

By Cliff Rold - This weekend is only the beginning, a toe in the water. No one expects world middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO) to lose this weekend in a sojourn to super middleweight....Read More

Tevin Farmer: I'm Looking To Shock The World, Make Statements

Tevin Farmer: I'm Looking To Shock The World, Make Statements

By Thomas Gerbasi - This time last year, Tevin Farmer was facing an uncertain future. After a rollercoaster ride of a career, he finally found himself in a world title fight against Kenichi Ogawa on D...Read More

Filling Out Some Future Hall of Fame Passes

Filling Out Some Future Hall of Fame Passes

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Add three more names to the modern category. A trio of television staples from the 1980s and 1990s – Donald Curry, Julian Jackson and Buddy McGirt – ascended into ring immortalit...Read More

Tyson Fury's Trainer Ben Davison - The Unlikely Hero

Tyson Fury's Trainer Ben Davison - The Unlikely Hero

By Tris Dixon - TYSON FURY’S trainer Ben Davison is still reeling from what happened last weekend. His heavyweight was denied the fairytale return to the sport he craved when his WBC title thriller wi...Read More

The Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury Result Wasn't Outrageous

The Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury Result Wasn't Outrageous

By Michael Rosenthal - A colleague I respect was in mid-tirade over the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury scoring when I weighed in with my own score: 113-113. He instinctively – and audibly – scoffed, his wa...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

HBO: A Farewell to Arm(ed Combat)

HBO: A Farewell to Arm(ed Combat)

By Cliff Rold - HBO was never the only home of big time boxing. They did a hell of a job branding it that way. In 1986, Showtime secured the rights to Marvin Hagler-John Mugabi to make themselves a pl...Read More

Braekhus: I Hope I Will Be Remembered For Opening Some Doors

Braekhus: I Hope I Will Be Remembered For Opening Some Doors

By Thomas Gerbasi - The challenges and adventures only seem to getting bigger and better for undisputed women’s welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus. So should we take it as a hint that she’s been s...Read More

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