By Eric Thomas: Unbeaten 147lb contender Errol Spence Kr. will be fighting Leonard Bundu on August 21 at the new Amphitheater at Coney Island, in New York. Spence vs. Bundu will be televised on PBC on NBC in a fight on Sunday. The date of the fight is of less importance than what’s at stake for the winner of the contest. The fight is an IBF welterweight title eliminator. The winner becomes the mandatory challenger to IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook. The venue is an excellent one for a … [Read more...] about Errol Spence faces Leonard Bundu at Coney Island, in New York
Archives for June 2016
By Sean McDaniel: After weeks of speculation about Andre Ward’s next opponent, it was finally announced on Tuesday that he’ll be facing Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) on August 6 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Brand, 39, is ranked #10 with the World Boxing Association at light heavyweight. This fight is a tune-up for Ward, but it’s still an extremely important fight for him, because he needs to win in order for him to move forward to a big money world title shot against … [Read more...] about Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand official for August 6
By Sarabjit Sandhu: #1 IBF mandatory challenger Joseph Parker says he’s ready to challenge IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) right now, and he’s waiting for the British heavyweight to set the date so the two of them can face each other as soon as possible. Parker, 24, has a fight scheduled next month on July 21 against Solomon Haumono at the in Christchurch, in New Zealand. While Parker wants the fight, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn seems to have other ideas. He wants to … [Read more...] about Joseph Parker ready to fight Anthony Joshua
By Steve Sturges: WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs) doesn’t like what Saul “Canelo” Alvarez did recently in vacating his WBC middleweight title rather than defend the belt against his mandatory challenger Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in September. Ramirez points out that Canelo called Golovkin out inside the ring after his win Amir Khan last May, telling GGG that they could fight right now if he wants to get inside the ring. This led many boxing fans to … [Read more...] about Gilberto Ramirez slams Canelo
By Eric Saddler: I believe with the performances we’ve seen from unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 Kos) in the last eight years that he’s the most feared ad most dangerous fighter in the sport of boxing for the last decade from 2006 to 2016. You can’t deny it because he’s been no only winning his fights, but he’s been doing it by knockout in style each time. You can’t compare other fighters like flyweight Roman Gonzalez and heavyweight champion … [Read more...] about Is GGG the most feared fighter in the last 10 yrs?
By Eric Saddler: WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs) is busy training at Mt. Baldy, California in getting ready for his first title defense of his WBO belt next month against German fighter Dominik Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KOs) on July 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ramirez, 24, is being given a great platform to show off his skills with the fight against Britsch being televised on HBO PPV on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol … [Read more...] about Gilberto Ramirez training for Dominik Britsch
By Sean McDaniel: After being out of the ring for the past nine months, Floyd Mayweather Jr. revealed that he might elect to come back to the sport for the right offer. Mayweather isn’t saying what that offer is, but it might be something along the lines of $100 million. The magic question is which network would be willing to pay Mayweather the kingly price that he’s looking for in order to return to ring? Could it be Showtime once again? One potential sticking point for Mayweather getting … [Read more...] about Will Mayweather get the “right price” to come back?
GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ, Mexico's undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world champion with the matinee idol looks, two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated No. 1 featherweight contender ÓSCAR VALDEZ, undefeated Top-10 world-rated welterweight contender JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR , his opponent FRANCISCO SANTANA and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM will host a Los Angeles news conference Next Tuesday May 31. The participants will be announcing their title fights on the Terence … [Read more...] about Crawford vs. Postol