Undefeated welterweight contender Errol Spence (21-0, 18 KOs) is confident that he can beat WBA 147lb champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) when the two fighters eventually face each other in the future. It’s unclear when Spence and Thurman will face each other though.
Welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. stopped the game but limited Leonard Bundu on Sunday in the 6th round, and then immediately called out IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook for his now mandated title shot.
Following his 3rd round knockout win over Avni Yildirim (16-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night in the World Boxing Super Series tournament, IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) called out WBA 168 lb. champion George Groves, telling him that he’s coming for him and imploring him not to lose his fight next Saturday night against Jamie Cox in the tournament.
Chris Eubank Sr. is still interested in setting up a rematch between his son #2 WBA, #2 WBC Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) and unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) so that his son can avenge his loss to Saunders from 2014. However, Eubank Sr. doesn’t know if Saunders is interested in the fight with Eubank Jr. Saunders has a chance of potentially getting a nice payday fight against former two division champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in December.
Make no mistake about it: Manny Pacquiao will defeat Australian challenger Jeff Horn at his own backyard in their WBO championship match on July 2. The former schoolteacher from down under has absolutely no advantage against the eight-division champion, save his height and youth, which do not pose any threat to the Pacman even at this late stage in his career.
There’s something painful about watching a boxer fight long past their prime, but it’s also many times inevitable. Money doesn’t grow on trees and fighters fight until they can’t anymore. Sometimes they go out on their shield figuratively, and sometimes, like Bernard Hopkins, they literally go out on their head.
Seeing a great fighter get worked over by someone he would have beat in his prime recalls Rose Louis’s comments about watching her husband Joe wrestling. “It was like seeing President Eisenhower washing dishes.”
Felix Verdejo has reportedly been released from the hospital according to Dan Rafael. Unbeaten lightweight contender Verdejo (22-0, 15 KOs) has been hospitalized since last Sunday after crashing his motorcycle. Fortunately for Verdejo, 23, has wasn’t seriously injured in the accident.
What did we learn after Carl Frampton added a featherweight world title to his super-bantamweight supremacy in New York, while Josh Warrington continued his impressive ascent in Leeds?
LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao showed he still has plenty of energy by dominating Jessie Vargas in a WBO title fight on Saturday -- and his rival Floyd Mayweather was there to see it with a ringside seat.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’ll be unveiling the “vintage Mayweather” for his fight against UFC star attraction Conor McGregor on August 26 in their fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s unclear why Mayweather feels the “vintage” Floyd Jr. needs to be fighting a novice guy like McGregor.
Mayweather says he won’t fight again. He’s 50-0.
Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight as Mayweather pummeled a clearly fatigued McGregor. In an interview after the bout ended, Showtime’s Jim Gray asked Mayweather if he’d ever fight again, now that he’s 50-0 as a professional.
Following protracted negotiations of over a year, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor tonight both confirmed that they’ll be meeting in the squared circle on August the 26th, in a 12-round contest hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight will be the first of UFC superstar Conor McGregor’s Boxing career, and the 50th of his opponent Floyd Mayweather’s.
Floyd Mayweather Jr's last five opponents have experienced heroic highs or the depths of despair since they were beaten by the former pound-for-pound king.
Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks his son Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) could return to the ring in search of his 50th win, and he’d like for him to pick former four division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner, who he used to be friends with but not anymore after the two had a reported falling out.
WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton and his manager Barry McGuigan appear to be interested in facing the likes of IBF champion Lee Selby or WBC champion Gary Russell Jr. in a unification fight.
Newly crowned WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) and Leo Santa Cruz (31-1-1, 18 KOs)
With WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt out with a hand injury, the World Boxing Council are planning to make a decision on a rematch between former WBC champion Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido (44-13-4, 31 KOs).
Carl Froch questions whether it will be a wise move on WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith’s part to get into the trenches with Saul “Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) and look to slug with him this Saturday night in their fight at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and current IBF/WBA champ Anthony Joshua traded trash talk earlier today in going back and forth about how they fought Wladimir Klitschko in beating the Ukrainian fighter. Joshua said Fury’s 12 round unanimous decision win over Wladimir in 2015 was a boring one that lacked action.
Former 2-time middleweight world title challenger Gabriel Rosado (23-11, 13 KOs) weighed at 159.8 pounds on Wednesday for his scheduled 10 round fight against Glen Tapia (23-4, 15 KOs) on Thursday night on ESPN2 from the Monte Carlos Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tapia weighed in at 161 lbs. Both fighters looked good. Rosado, 31, looked like of thin at the weight, which suggests that he’s someone that might be better off fighting at super middleweight at this point in his 11-year pro career.
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