By Sean McDaniel: (27-2-1, 17 KOs) said he was going to shock the world tonight and that's exactly what he did in coming out with some heavy artillery to stop the big punching #1 WBC Ilunga Makabu (19-2, 18 Kos) in the third round to win the vacant World Boxing Council cruiserweight in front of thousands of fans at a jammed pack Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, England. The fight was stopped at 1:20 of the third round. Makabu got nailed by a right hand from Bellew in the third round that … [Read more...] about Bellew obliterates Makabu!
By Sarabjit Sandhu: In a storybook finish, Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KOs) got up off the canvas from an early 1st round knockout and went on to stop favorite Ilunga Makabu ((19-2, 19 KOs) in the 3rd round to win a highly coveted WBC cruiserweight title at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, England. Makabu thought it would be a good idea to fight with his back against the ropes in the 3rd. As it turns out, it wasn't such a great idea, as Bellew was able to throw a storm of punches until … [Read more...] about Bellew smashes Makabu in 3rd round KO
By Eric Thomas: 27-year-old interim WBA welterweight champion David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) retained his WBA title in beating the determined Shane Mosley (49-10-1, 41 KOs) by a close 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night in an exciting fight at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The scores were 114-113, 117-110 and 117-110 for Avanesyan. The crowd wasn't too happy about the scores when they were announced, but there wasn't a great deal of booing like one sees when the fans … [Read more...] about Avanesyan decisions Mosley
By Tim Nielson: #7 WBA Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) showed that he still has a lot of gas left in his tank tonight in defeating #1 WBA Michele Di Rocco (40-2-1, 18 KOs) by an impressive eighth round stoppage to claim the vacant World Boxing Association 140lb title in front of a packed house at the SSE Hydro, in Glasgow, Scotland. … [Read more...] about Burns destroys Di Rocco to claim WBA 140lb strap
By Sean McDaniel: IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury took to Twitter this week to bang on about his personal fortunate. Instead of focusing on discussing his July 9 rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, Fury opted to talk about how he has €27-€30 million. That’s obviously a lot of money if Fury does really have that much, because he’s only had one big fight during his career against Klitschko last November. The rest of Fury’s fights have been smaller ones against guys like Dereck … [Read more...] about Tyson Fury talks about his net worth
By Eric Thomas: Now that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have ridden off into the sunset in retiring from boxing, I think it’s pretty clear to me that unbeaten #2 IBF, #3 WBO, #5 WBC, #7 WBA welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) is now the best fighter in the 147lb division. I’m not taking nothing away from the other top guys like Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Tim Bradley, Kell Brook, Amir Khan, Jessie Vargas and Danny Garcia. I just think that the 26-year-old Spence … [Read more...] about Is Errol Spence the best 147lb fighter now?
By Jake Story: WBA World middleweight champion Daniel “Golden Child” Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) and his management have not been able to get a fight negotiated with WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders like they had planned for their next fight date on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. So what they’re hoping to do next is to face former WBC junior middleweight champion Sergio Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs) in a rematch on 7/30 at the Barclays Center. Jacobs and the 35-year-old … [Read more...] about Daniel Jacobs likely to face Sergio Mora
By Tim Nielson: Ricky Burns (39-5-1, 13 KOs) will be looking to rejuvenate his career tonight in his fight against Michele Di Rocco (40-1-1, 18 KOs) in Glasgow, Scotland. Burns hasn’t fought for a world title in quite some time, and he’s looking to become a world champion again. If he can beat Di Rocco, it would be his third division world title strap he’s won. Burns was pretty much given up on by many fans a long time ago after his defeats to Terence Crawford, Dejan Zlaticanin and Omar … [Read more...] about Ricky Burns faces Michele Di Rocco tonight