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What Do Boxers Think About Fighting Without Any Fans in Attendance?

What Do Boxers Think About Fighting Without Any Fans in Attendance?

By Dan Rafael - Talk to any boxing promoter, manager or television executive with an involvement in the sport and they will all tell you that when fights do resume they will take place in controlled e...

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Surprised Stevenson: I Thought Warrington Had A Lot Of Heart, Wanted To Fight Best

Shakur Stevenson envisioned facing Josh Warrington this summer in what would’ve been the biggest fight of Stevenson’s career. The unbeaten WBO featherweight champion even was willing to face Warringto...

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Stevenson: Me And Valdez Can Fight, We Kind Of Got Some Unfinished Business

In a perfect world, Shakur Stevenson envisions his debut at 130 pounds to resemble the first title fight he sought as a featherweight. With the boxing world at a standstill in the wake of the coronavi...

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Stevenson: I'm Moving Up To 130 For Sure, Unless It's Warrington Next

Those last few days spent by Shakur Stevenson going through the process of making weight for his eventually canceled title defense are likely the final time he will attempt to compete as a featherweig...

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Stevenson: Gary Russell Ain't No Punk; I Don't Think He's Ducking Me

NEW YORK – If you push promotional and network affiliations aside, Gary Russell Jr.-Shakur Stevenson obviously is one of the most appealing fights that can be made within the featherweight division. N...

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Warrington: Xu Fight Will Be More Exciting Than Stevenson, Russell

IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington expects a full blown war when he collides in the ring with WBA "regular" champion Xu Can. Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there is no set date f...

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Marriaga Was Crushed When Stevenson Fight Was Canceled

Featherweight contender Miguel Marriaga admits he was mentally crushed when Top Rank informed him and his team that a scheduled fight with WBO champion Shakur Stevenson was being canceled. Marriaga wa...

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Joet Gonzalez: A Week After Stevenson Loss, I Knew I Was Ready To Move Forward

Joet Gonzalez would have loved nothing more than the opportunity to return to the win column. At the very least, he’s long ago come to grips with having to sit on the first—and what he intends to be t...

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Stevenson: Top Rank's Moving Conlan Real Slow, Keeping Him Away From Me

Michael Conlan and Shakur Stevenson sat a few feet apart Thursday on a makeshift stage inside Madison Square Garden. Stevenson suspects that’s about as close as their promoter, Bob Arum, will allow St...

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What Should Stevenson Do Next Now That The Marriaga Fight Is Off?

What Should Stevenson Do Next Now That The Marriaga Fight Is Off?

By Keith Idec - NEW YORK – Now that Shakur Stevenson’s fight against Miguel Marriaga has been postponed, when he’ll return isn’t the most pressing question the undefeated featherweight faces. First an...

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Top Rank Shows Saturday, Tuesday Postponed Due To Coronavirus

After announcing Thursday afternoon that boxing fans wouldn’t be permitted to attend cards Saturday night and Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater, Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. postponed ...

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Stevenson-Marriaga, Conlan-Preciado - New York Presser

Stevenson, Marriaga Press Conference Photos Gallery - Shakur Stevenson, the 22-year-old phenom on the cusp of pound-for-pound greatness, will make the first defense of his WBO featherweight world titl...

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Boxers On Top Rank Cards Saturday, Tuesday Haven’t Been Tested For Coronavirus

NEW YORK – Miguel Marriaga leaned in for a handshake from Shakur Stevenson toward the end of a press conference Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Stevenson, obviously mindful of the coronav...

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Stevenson Wants Santa Cruz At 130 After Unification Fight With Warrington

Recently crowned featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson is already talking a big game, even though he’s yet to defend the WBO title he won last October in a one-sided beating of Joet Gonzalez. The 22...

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Marriaga: We Are Going To Do Everything Necessary To Get That Win

Miguel Marriaga knew precisely what he wanted heading into his last fight—and it wasn’t just a win in a fight where one was expected. By the time he landed a perfectly placed body shot to send Alfredo...

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Stevenson: I Wanna F--k Marriaga Up, Show Different Part Of My Game

LAS VEGAS – Shakur Stevenson doesn’t just want to dominate Miguel Marriaga over 12 rounds Saturday night. The unbeaten WBO featherweight champion is anxious to make “a statement” when they fight for h...

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Joet Gonzalez Moves Past Stevenson Loss, Focused On Future

It was a feeling that Joet Gonzalez would never again like to experience, but also not one which will consume his career. Of course, it doesn’t help that his next fight immediately that of his lone ca...

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Stevenson-Marriaga, Conlan Return - To Proceed Without Fans Due To Coronavirus

NEW YORK – In a move that was expected based on actions taken throughout the sports world, Top Rank’s Carl Moretti announced during a press conference Thursday that the promotional company’s boxing ca...

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Stevenson: Warrington Taking Fight Before Facing Me Would Be Stupid

LAS VEGAS – If everything goes as planned Saturday night, Shakur Stevenson wants to face Josh Warrington next. Stevenson, who is heavily favored to beat Miguel Marriaga, has no problem whatsoever trav...

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Shakur Stevenson, Newark Mayor Inspire 'Brick City' Youth

WBO featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson was born and bred in Newark, a.k.a. “Brick City,” the oldest of nine children who dreamed of one day becoming a world champion and using his platform ...

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