Demetrius Andrade’s promoter Eddie Hearn says VADA couldn’t ignore the positive test for Billy Joe Saunders for his failed test for the drug oxilofrine while training for his title defense on October 20 at TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-2, 20 KOs) is ready for a unification fight against WBC champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1, 41 KOs).
Ancajas joined Rungvisai inside the ring after his 12 round unanimous decision win over Iran Diaz last Saturday night. The two of them are expected to meet each other soon. How soon will be up to their management as well as them.
Matchroom Boxing USA promoter Eddie Hearn’s DAZN card last Saturday had three good efforts by IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, heavyweight contender Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller and WBA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman and one bad effort from welterweight Jessie Vargas.
Unfortunately the fights weren’t likely high profile enough to attract a lot of American subscribers into paying $10 to subscribe to DAZN to see those guys fight last Saturday night at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Hearn still needs to sign a major star or two like Mikey Garcia, Saul Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin for him to get boxing fans to subscribe in huge numbers.
The 317 pound force of nature Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller (22-0-1, 19 KOs) is looking unbeatable after knocking out Tomasz Adamek (53-6, 31 KOs) in two rounds last Saturday, and he now wants Anthony Joshua to add his name to his growing resume of wins.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn isn’t about to make the fight with Miller. He wants to let the fight marinate until next year, and even then it’s not for sure he makes it. If Miller continues to fight the way that he’s been showing lately, he may find himself in the back of the long line with Deontay Wilder waiting for a fight against Joshua.
Jessie Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KOs) blew his chance of winning on Saturday night when he was knocked down hard in the 12th round by Thomas Dulorme (24-3-1, 16 KOs) and had to settle for a majority draw at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. The vacant WBC Silver welterweight title was on the line tonight. It remains vacant for the time being.
Callum Johnson (17-0, 12 KOs) says he’s ready to pull off a big upset on Saturday night by beating IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) and taking his title home from him when he returns to the UK.
Johnson, 33, and Beterbiev will be fighting on DAZN in their kickoff card at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. At Friday’s weigh-in, Johnson looked shorter, smaller and not confident when the two of them stood during the face off.
Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz has a chance of facing Dillian Whyte on December 22 if Dereck Chisora doesn’t want the fight for if it can’t be negotiated, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
Hearn says he must know by week which of the two heavyweights that will be facing Whyte on December 22. Hearn likes Ortiz or Chisora for Whyte. It’s just whichever makes the most sense.
(Oct. 4, 2018) — From the United Kingdom and Mexico, a pair of world-class cards will stream live Saturday on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN.
The action begins at 3:30 p.m. ET from the Leicester Arena, where unbeaten 140-pound contender Jack “El Gato” Catterall (22-0, 12 KOs) will meet Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies (18-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-rounder with potential world title implications. And, in a special heavyweight attraction, Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois (8-0, 8 KOs) will take on the durable former world title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (32-10-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 4, 2018) - The Conlan Revolution has hit New York City, Australia, Arizona, Chicago, and Northern Ireland. Now, Michael “Mick” Conlan is set to conquer the Las Vegas Strip. Conlan, the talk of the 2016 Summer Olympics, will take on Nicola Cipolletta (14-6-2, 4 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout Saturday, Oct. 20 at Park Theater at Park MGM on the undercard of Ryota Murata’s WBA middleweight title defense against Rob Brant (10:30 p.m. ET).
Conlan vs. Cipolletta will be the featured attraction on the undercard broadcast, which will begin at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN.
Join Terence "Bud" Crawford and his trainer/manager, Brian "BoMac" McIntyre, for a media conference call TODAY at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Crawford, a three-division world champion, is preparing to defend his WBO welterweight world title against unbeaten challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the CHI Health Center Omaha in Crawford's hometown (ESPN, 10:30 p.m. ET).
Call-in information is as followed:
United States/Canada: 800-239-9838 or 323-794-2551
United Kingdom: 0800 358 6377
EVER heard of the apocryphal story of how a frog reacts when dumped into a pot of boiling water vs dumped in a pot of simmering water that is slowly brought to a boil?
This story is often told to demonstrate how change that slowly creeps around us (the simmering water brought to a boil) could catch us unawares and end up turning us into cooked frogs.Read more ...
Jakarta—For Ernest John Obiena, the seven-month rehabilitation period and the intense training that came after, all come down to this — the Asian Games.
Obiena, fully healed from a torn ACL injury he sustained prior to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, will be hoping to duplicate or surpass his 5.6 meters in the pole vault competitions of the Asian Games here today (Wednesday).Read more ...
“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”
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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
ITS second game against Australia in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers does not come until after its match against Chinese Taipei on Friday but Gilas Pilipinas has its sights on the Boomers, vowing to give the latter a better showing when they next meet.Read more ...
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TOP streetball action takes front and center starting today as the FIBA 3×3 World Cup begins at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Forty teams, 20 each for the men’s and women’s division, take part in the tournament happening until June 12 for the right to be called world champions.Read more ...