Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Jermell Charlo both weighed in at 167.4 pounds on Friday ahead of their duel for Alvarez's undisputed super middleweight world titles.Charlo, himself the undisputed junior middleweight world champion, will be at his heaviest fighting weight ever as he steps up to the 168-pound (76.2 kg) division for the first time aiming to grab Alvarez's IBF, WBA, WBC AND WBO belts.
Posted: September 29, 2023, 11:02 pm
Alvarez is giving up 4 inches in height and 3 inches in reach to Charlo in their bout for the undisputed super middleweight title. But he's convinced he'll come out on top.
Posted: September 29, 2023, 7:31 pm
Fury and Usyk came close to striking a deal at the end of 2022, but it fell apart over a disagreement on the percentage split for a potential rematch.
Posted: September 29, 2023, 3:49 pm
In a black-walled gym tucked away in a quiet corner of Las Vegas, Mike Tyson looks on approvingly as the unmistakable sound of violent, powerful punches fills the air."I don't know if he's nervous or not," Tyson said.
Posted: September 27, 2023, 3:46 pm
The allegation of "sportswashing" is levelled at countries perceived to be using sport to improve their tarnished image abroad. "If sportswashing (is) going to increase my GDP by 1%, then we'll continue doing sportswashing," the crown prince told Fox News. Saudi Arabia has made massive investments in soccer, golf Formula One, boxing and tennis in recent years through its Public Wealth Fund, which is chaired by the crown prince, the kingdom's de facto ruler since 2015.
Posted: September 22, 2023, 5:13 am
Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou isn't the first boxer vs. MMA fighter cash grab, but hopefully it's the last
Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou did their best Thursday at a news conference in London to sell their Oct. 28 heavyweight boxing match that is set to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Posted: September 7, 2023, 8:41 pm
Canelo Alvarez will meet Jermell Charlo on Sept. 30 and is at least open to the idea of meeting pound-for-pound No. 1 Terence Crawford.
Posted: August 30, 2023, 2:51 pm
Jermell Charlo is jumping two divisions to challenge Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed super middleweight title on Sept. 30 in Las Vegas, but he's not just coming for a payday.
Posted: August 17, 2023, 7:59 pm
Judges scored it 116-112, 118-110 and 119-109 for Navarrete, who won the fight by pouring on the pressure.
Posted: August 13, 2023, 5:40 am
“I never have feared anything, but I feared never doing this again,” Luque said in the Octagon after the fight.
Posted: August 13, 2023, 3:39 am
Joshua, the former unified heavyweight champion, hasn’t looked like the killer he once was for several years.
Posted: August 12, 2023, 11:33 pm
Anthony Joshua lagging among Big 4 heavyweights, but partnership with trainer Derrick James offers hope
Anthony Joshua once was the unified heavyweight champion. He's now trying to rebuild a once-spectacular career and has turned to legendary trainer Derrick James to help him.
Posted: August 10, 2023, 6:48 pm
Oscar Valdez fell into a depression after losing to Shakur Stevenson last year, then suffered back-to-back rib injuries.
Posted: August 9, 2023, 7:25 pm
Real boxing needs promoters like Jake Paul, who brought scourge of 'influencer boxing' to world's stage
Jake Paul has a lot of talents and one of them is his ability to promote. But the influencer boxing craze has developed on his watch and is taking attention away from real boxing at a time when the sport could use it.
Posted: August 3, 2023, 10:34 pm
There is little dispute now that Crawford, not Spence nor Naoya Inoue nor anyone else, is the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
Posted: August 1, 2023, 6:28 pm
Terence Crawford’s ninth-round TKO victory Saturday over Errol Spence Jr. for the undisputed welterweight title before 19,980 fortunate fans at T-Mobile Arena ranks among the greatest performances in a huge fight ever.
Posted: July 30, 2023, 5:52 am
Terence Crawford is the new king of the welterweight division after handing Errol Spence Jr. his first loss in a dominant performance to unify the belts at 147 pounds.
Posted: July 30, 2023, 4:10 am
Terence Crawford and Errol Spence won't generate nearly as much money Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in their bout for the undisputed welterweight title as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao did in 2015, but the fight is going to be better in the ring.
Posted: July 28, 2023, 5:58 pm
This is the year that many of the big fights are finally being put together, and the biggest week of 2023 concludes on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas when unbeatens Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. meet for the undisputed welterweight title.
Posted: July 28, 2023, 4:35 pm
Crawford has been a world champion for more than a decade, but hasn't always gotten the credit he feels is due him. But if he defeats Spence on Saturday in Las Vegas, he'll be universally recognized as the man in boxing.
Posted: July 28, 2023, 4:35 pm
Errol Spence Jr. hasn't talked trash and hasn't made any outlandish claims. He's always been focused on being recognized as the sport's greatest fighter and he's now on the precipice of hitting his goal.
Posted: July 28, 2023, 4:35 pm
Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. will fight for the undisputed welterweight title Saturday in Las Vegas in boxing's biggest fight in several years.
Posted: July 28, 2023, 4:34 pm
Trainer Lamar Wright fighting to get his boxer's $4K purse from Matchroom Sport after July 15 bout in Detroit
Boxer Angelo Snow has not been paid the $4,000 purse he said he's owed by Matchroom Sport for his July 15 fight with Jemarco Holloway. A dispute has arisen over returned tickets taken on commission.
Posted: July 25, 2023, 11:22 pm
After Naoya Inoue destroyed Stephen Fulton early Tuesday, it just seemed that Inoue had eked past Terence Crawford.
Posted: July 25, 2023, 4:09 pm
Fulton entered the bout as one of the top 10 fighters in the world, an unbeaten world champion who had the advantage of size going into the bout. Inoue, though, made him look ordinary.
Posted: July 25, 2023, 1:36 pm
Some regard Naoya Inoue as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and he ranks No. 2, according to Yahoo Sports. But on Tuesday in Tokyo, he'll face his biggest challenge when he meets unified super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton.
Posted: July 24, 2023, 3:30 am
Former world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather attended a political campaign event in Zimbabwe on Thursday, part of the ruling party's attempts to woo youth voters ahead of a general election next month. Mayweather was welcomed with song and dance by ZANU PF party supporters in Mabvuku, one of Zimbabwe's oldest townships, on the outskirts of the capital Harare. One of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's closest allies, gold magnate Scott Sakupwanya, who is looking to reclaim a parliamentary seat from the opposition, said he had invited Mayweather.
Posted: July 13, 2023, 5:42 pm
Knockout artist Jaron Ennis was criticized for a less-than-stellar outing in a win over Karen Chukhadzhian, but he said his focus is squarely on defeating Roiman Villa on Saturday.
Posted: July 6, 2023, 10:46 pm
Ortiz has faced significant health problems over the last three years that have slowed his boxing career. On Thursday, he was forced to pull out of his title bout with Eimantas Stanionis in San Antonio for health reasons.
Posted: July 6, 2023, 5:30 pm
Ortiz's boxing career has been waylaid by health scares over the last three years, but he believes he's put it behind him and is prepared to look good Saturday in a bout against Eimantas Stanionis for the regular WBA title.
Posted: July 5, 2023, 5:56 pm
July is filled with elite boxers fighting each other, a rarity in modern boxing.
Posted: July 3, 2023, 10:08 pm
This result did not scream future star.
Posted: July 2, 2023, 4:50 am
Alvarez was expected to fight Jermall Charlo, but he wouldn't be ready in time so his twin brother will take the challenge instead.
Posted: July 1, 2023, 12:23 am
Canelo Alvarez announced on social media he'd be fighting in September on a Premier Boxing Champions card. That's led to speculation he'll face Jermall Charlo.
Posted: June 22, 2023, 10:26 pm
Conor McGregor has not entered the USADA testing pool, all but certainly ruling out a 2023 return to the Octagon.
Posted: June 21, 2023, 7:08 pm
Lopez announced his retirement two days after the fight and went so far as to surrender the WBO belt.
Posted: June 20, 2023, 7:00 pm
Teofimo Lopez is a world champion once again after defeating Josh Taylor for the WBO super lightweight title Saturday in New York.
Posted: June 11, 2023, 7:19 am
Lopez won by scores of 115-113 twice and 117-111, but the outcome was never in doubt after a few close early rounds.
Posted: June 11, 2023, 4:36 am
Teofimo Lopez crossed the line with comments about killing Josh Taylor in their title fight Saturday
Teofimo Lopez said he wants to kill Josh Taylor, whom he'll fight for the WBO super lightweight championship Saturday at The Theater in Madison Square Garden.
Posted: June 8, 2023, 10:32 pm
Look for Josh Taylor to outbox Teofimo Lopez, minimize his mistakes and fight his way to a decision over the former undisputed lightweight champion in their bout Saturday in New York at Madison Square Garden.
Posted: June 7, 2023, 7:10 pm
Josh Taylor learned a huge lesson in previous fight that will make him better Saturday against Teofimo Lopez
Taylor enters Saturday's WBO super lightweight title bout at Madison Square Garden against Lopez with a record of 19-0 with 13 KOs.
Posted: June 6, 2023, 8:00 pm
Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. will fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 29 for the undisputed welterweight title. Crawford's versatility gives him the edge in Kevin Iole's eyes.
Posted: June 2, 2023, 8:33 pm
Oscar De La Hoya and Ryan Garcia got into it on Twitter on Thursday and while the promoter made some good points, he might have lost the heart and mind of his boxer.
Posted: June 2, 2023, 4:21 am
Sampson Lewkowicz, the promoter of interim WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez, tweeted Wednesday that he'd made a lucrative offer to trainer/manager Eddy Reynoso for a bout with Canelo Alvarez.
Posted: June 1, 2023, 5:51 pm