Monthly Archives: September 2019

Floyd Mayweather To Fight Again, Just Not Against Anyone You Want to See

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Once again, Floyd Mayweather is in the news. The polarizing pugilist is reportedly stepping back into the boxing ring for another return. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be against the one fighter that the sports world is clamoring for – Manny Pacquiao.

Instead, Mayweather is going to China in 2020 to take on an unnamed Chinese boxer in an exhibition contest. For those that recall, Mayweather had an exhibition fight in Japan on New Year’s Eve and came away with a $9 million dollar payday for less than three minutes of work. It appears that Floyd is open to another financial opportunity of this manner.

PHOTOS: Devin Haney and Zaur Abdullaev Open Media Workouts

Devin Haney fights Saturday night (Photo: Ed Mulholland – Matchroom Boxing)

Boxing: Devin Haney vs Zaur Abdullaev Public Workouts

By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, lightweight contender Devin Haney (22-0 14 KOs) faces Zaur Abdullaev (11-0 7 KOs) for the Interim WBC World Lightweight title inside of the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York. The fight will air live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Haney, still just 20 years old, will likely call out unified lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko if he is victorious. Lomachenko recently defeated Luke Campbell over 12 rounds in England, and Haney has been mentioning the matchup as a preference of his. If the two ever meet, it would be one of the more intriguing matchups in the sport, a great youth vs. experience type of fight.

Lost Files: The Gritty Nature of Roberto “La Amenaza“ Garcia

Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia inside of Barry’s Boxing in July of 2014 (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

When I started up my new series Lost Files, I knew I would be digging through some throwback photos and going down memory lane a bit.

Photos have a way of bringing back memories in an instant, and such is the case when I look at pictures I shot of Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas in July of 2014. Garcia was preparing for a fight with hard-punching Colombian Breidis Prescott, a bout that he ended up winning by way of unanimous decision.

PHOTOS: Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo Fight Ruled No-Contest After Accidental Eye Poke

Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo Fought to a No-Contest on Saturday night (Photo: Bellator)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, Sep. 7, inside of the SAP Center in San Jose, CA, Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (27-5, 1 NC) and contender Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1 NC) fought to a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke in the first round.

The fight was largely dominated by Bader up until that point, as he caught the Kongo brute with heavy blows and even scored a takedown as the round progressed. Kongo attempted to wall walk to his feet, only to eat some more strikes, before gesturing to his eye and noting that he was unable to see. Referee Mike Beltran then decided to halt the fight due to an eye poke, at 3:50 of the first, as the bout was declared a no-contest.