Category Archives: Boxing

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Exhibition Generates Mixed Opinions From the Boxing World

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. goes down Nov. 28 (Photo: Triller)

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By Chris Robinson

As the 2020 year moves forward, it has certainly been an interesting ride for the sport of boxing.

And believe it or not, one of the biggest matches left on the calendar year, in terms of overall buzz, is an exhibition between two legends of the sport: Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

Ever since it was announced that Tyson and Jones would be facing off in an eight-round exhibition (First scheduled for Sep. 12 and later rescheduled for November 28), the fight has been one many are talking about.

PHOTOS: Clay Collard Keeps His Momentum Moving with Third Victory in Nearly Two Months

Clay Collard continues to impress (Photo: Mikey Williams)

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By Chris Robinson

Clay Collard continued his amazing run in the sport of boxing this past weekend, as the former UFC fighter improved to 5-0 on the year with a second-round TKO over Maurice Williams in Las Vegas.

Collard (9-2-3, 4 KOs) started the year with three wins over previously undefeated prospects and has since scored two more victories. One of those victories was on ESPN over highly-regarded David Kaminsky on June 18.

PHOTOS: Joe Smith Jr. Stops Eleider Alvarez in Round Nine

Joe Smith Jr. scored a big victory over Eleider Alvarez this past weekend (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. once again delivered an emphatic victory this past weekend in knocking out former champion Eleider Alvarez in the ninth round on Saturday night.

Smith (26-3, 21 KO’s) and Alvarez (25-2 13 KO’s) were fighting in a WBO light heavyweight world title eliminator.

PHOTOS: David Benavidez Dominates, Stops Alexis Angulo After 10 Rounds

David Benavidez remains undefeated (Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

David Benavidez may no longer be the WBC super middleweight champion of the world, but he is still one of the most formidable fighters in whatever weight division he ends up moving forward in.

Benavidez lost his title on the scale on Friday, coming in nearly three pounds over the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds, yet he still dominated Alexis Angulo in the main event of a SHOWTIME telecast from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncassville, Conn., presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Marcus Willis remembers his ‘brother’ Patrick Day

Patrick Day and Marcus Willis connected through the sport of boxing (Photos: Marcus Willis)

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By Chris Robinson

This past October, the boxing world mourned the loss of a very courageous and inspiring individual in Patrick Day.

During his short time on earth, Day accomplished a lot and inspired many. Day, a native of Freeport, New York, was both a decorated amateur, as well as a fearless professional who constantly challenged himself in the ring.

PHOTOS: Isaac Dogboe Gets Back in the Win Column With Eighth Round Stoppage of Chris Avalos

Isaac Dogboe is back in the win column (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Tuesday night was big for former WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe.

Dogboe stopped Chris Avalos via eighth-round TKO inside of the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV, in a featherweight contest aired on ESPN. It was a workmanlike performance for the Accra, Ghana fighter, as he improves his record to 21-2 (15 KO’s) while Avalos falls to 27-8 (20 KO’s).

Giovanni Santillan on Antonio DeMarco Clash: ‘I Want to Show the World That I am an Elite Fighter’

Giovanni Santillan faces fromer champion Antonio DeMarco on Tuesday night (Photo: Thompson Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

The sport of boxing has returned with live action, and for welterweight prospect Giovanni Santillan, Tuesday night marks by far the biggest test of his young career.

The 28-year old Santillan (25-0, 15 KO’s), who is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing and Top Rank, will face former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-8-1, 24 KOs), on ESPN in a co-feature attraction. The main event will see bantamweight contender Joshua Greer Jr. (22-1-1, 12 KOs) face Mike Plania (23-1, 12 KOs), with the broadcast starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

PHOTOS: Shakur Stevenson Knocks Out Felix Caraballo in the Sixth

Shakur Stevenson returned with a victory on Tuesday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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Boxing is back, and Shakur Stevenson put on a show. The WBO featherweight world champion, who was making his super featherweight debut, knocked out Puerto Rican contender Felix “La Sombra” Caraballo in the sixth round of a scheduled 10-rounder at MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas.

Stevenson showcased his talents in the first major boxing card in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Champions & Top Contenders Take Over PBC Social Media Platforms Next Week

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Premier Boxing Champions has put together another lineup of champions and top contenders set to appear on PBC social media platforms next week to engage with fans and give updates on how they’re managing social distancing.

SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS CONTINUE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT ON SHOWTIME® IN MAY WITH SERIES OF LEGENDARY BOUTS FROM BOXING’S BIGGEST NAMES

Viewers will have a chance to flash back to some of Errol Spence’s previous fights in May  (Photo: SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

SHOWTIME Sports will continue to present classic bouts from its vast archive of world championship fights every Friday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME throughout the month of May. SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS will also be available via the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.

The May SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS line-up highlights some of the biggest names in boxing in a slew of signature fights, including the 2017 blockbuster pay-per-view event Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. Every Friday night, viewers will be able to relive classic encounters from all-time greats such as Mayweather, Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe and more, as well as the stars of today including Premier Boxing Champions fighters Errol Spence Jr., Leo Santa Cruz, Keith Thurman and more.

PHOTOS: Remembering the Great Times with Roger Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Sr., Roger Mayweather, J’Leon Love, and Ishe Smith at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, NV (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

The boxing world suffered a tremendous loss last month, as former two-division world champion Roger “The Black Mamba” Mayweather passed away.

Mayweather, 58, had a tremendous professional career that saw him compile a 59-13 record with 35 KO’s, while also winning titles at junior welterweight and junior lightweight. Along the way he faced the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez, Rocky Lockridge, Freddie Pendleton, Pernell Whitaker, Vinny Pazienza, Livingston Bramble, Kostya Tszyu, and others.

PHOTOS: Brian Cannady Jr. Working Ahead of March 14 Fight in Tampa

Brian Cannady Jr., left, works out inside of Team Willis Boxing & Family Fitness in Fort Myers, FL (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Brian Cannady Jr. has emerged has one of the top prospects to watch coming out of Fort Myers, Florida.

Cannady, an undefeated junior featherweight, returns to the ring this weekend in nearby Tampa, where he will face off with veteran Samuel Gutierrez. The fight takes place inside of the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium, as Cannady will be looking to improve his 9-0 (5 KO’s) record.

FULL FIGHT: Cameron Krael vs. Ravshan Hudaynazarov

Cameron Krael and Ravshan Hudaynazarov had a great battle in Las Vegas 

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By Chris Robinson

We were  on hand inside of the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, NV last month as junior middleweights Cameron Krael (17-5-3, 4 KO’s) and Ravshan Hudaynazarov (17-4, 13 KO’s) went to battle over eight rounds.

The fight very much had the feel of a crossroads type of bout, the kind of contest that could go either way. Hudaynazarov recently returned from a lengthy layoff, while Krael was looking to get himself back into the win column.

VIDEOS: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II Post-Fight Reactions

Tyson Fury following his dominant victory over Deontay Wilder (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, February 22, Tyson Fury came through with perhaps his most brilliant performance to date in halting former champion Deontay Wilder in seven rounds.

The fight took place on a joint FOX/ESPN pay per view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, and was a rematch of Fury and Wilder’s first fight from December of 2918. In that contest, Wilder dropped Fury twice, as the two men fought to a split-draw.

PHOTOS: Tyson Fury Stops Deontay Wilder in Seven Rounds to Capture WBC Heavyweight Title

Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in convincing fashion on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury defeated Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder by seventh-round stoppage on Saturday night in Las Vegas in a big shocker. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) handled Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) very convincingly over seven one-sided rounds in a historic FOX/ESPN joint pay per view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Fury and Wilder had fought to a draw in December of 2018, with Wilder registering two knockdowns, but the rematch was completely different. Fury set the tone of the fight early, took the fight to Wilder, and scored two knockdowns of his own before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh.

VIDEO: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Nearly Come to Blows at Final Presser

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, February 22, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will again meet inside of the squared circle.

Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO’s) and Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s) will square off inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, in a joint pay per view being distributed by FOX and ESPN. It’s perhaps the biggest fight of the year and one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Make Their Grand Arrivals to Las Vegas

Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury made their grand arrivals Tuesday afternoon at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, just days before their big pay per view rematch.

Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) came in a red Ferrari, while Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) arrived shortly after in a Rolls-Royce SUV. Each man was bombarded with fans and support ahead of one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes at Reid Boxing’s Inaugural Weigh-in

Will Clemons, left, and Alex “ATG” Thiel will be fighting on a Reid Boxing show in Las Vegas on Thursday night (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday night, Feb. 13, from the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Reid Boxing will stage its first official event in the city.

Headlining the show is a very intriguing junior middleweight fight between battle-tested Cameron Krael (16-15-3, 4 KO’s) and hard-charging Uzbekistan Ravshan Hudaynazarov (17-3, 13 KO’s). Krael has made his name by fighting anyone put in front of him, win or lose, while Hudaynazarov is looking to get back into the win column following three defeats.

PHOTOS: Blair Cobbs Media Workout Ahead of Samuel Kotey Clash

Blair Cobbs Training in Las Vegas (Photo: Team Cobbs)

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By Chris Robinson

Ever since we crossed paths with him some years back in Las Vegas, Blair Cobbs has remained a confident individual.

Cobbs, the undefeated NABF welterweight champion, recently hosted an open media workout in Las Vegas ahead of his upcoming match with tough veteran Samuel Kotey (23-2, 16 KO’s). Cobbs (14-0-1, 10 KO’s) vs. Kotey (23-2, 16 KO’s) takes place on Friday, Feb. 14 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Cobbs is one of the more colorful characters promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, and he will be making his 2020 debut as part of the of Ryan Garcia vs. Francisco Fonseca card, which will air live on DAZN at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

PHOTOS: Gary Russell Jr. Overcomes Game Challenger Tugstsogt Nyambayar Over 12

Gary Russell and Tugstsogt Nyambayar (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Feb. 8, WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. successfully defended his title by winning a unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Tugstsogt Nyambayar. The fight aired on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from PPL Center in Allentown, PA.

Scores reading 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112 went in Russell’s favor, but the contest was far from a walkover. It was the fifth title defense for Russell (31-1, 18 KO’s) and the first loss for the 26-year old Nyambayar (11-1, 9 KO’s).