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Photos & quotes: Ruslan Provodnikov vs. John Molina workout

Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov was involved in the Fight of the Year in 2013 with Tim Bradley. John “The Gladiator” Molina Jr. was embroiled in the 2014 Fight of The Year with Lucas Matthysse. On Saturday, June 11, Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs) and Molina (28-6, 23 KOs) will face each other in the 12-round main event of a Showtime tripleheader from Turning Stone Resort...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnriel Casimero KOs Amnat Ruenroeng, Sampson Boxing calls for fight against Roman Gonzalez

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing sends his warm congratulations to his newest champion, John Riel Casimero of Cebu City, Philippines, for his KO 4 victory over previously unbeaten IBF flyweight champion Anmat Ruenroeng at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China. In a rematch of their controversial first fight in June 2015, won by Ruenroeng by unanimous decision, Casimero (22-3, 14...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gabriel Rosado vs. Antonio Gutierrez heads up Vargas-Salido undercard

Golden Boy Promotions is taking it up a notch for the Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido fight night with the addition of fan favorite contender and prospect boxing stars for the June 4 undercard at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.. Headlining the Ring TV Live stream and the international broadcast, Creed film star and boxing top contender “King” Gabriel Rosado (22-9, 13...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Showtime sues Pacquiao’s promoter over Mayweather fight issue

Showtime is suing Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank Inc., in an attempt to get the promotional company to help cover some legal expenses they have incurred. You may recall that after Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May, the Filipino immediately complained that he was fighting with a shoulder injury. Pacquiao’s injury was cited as a big reason why the fight was such...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner calls Floyd Mayweather ‘irrelevant’

Former world champion Adrien Broner never stops running his mouth, and his arrogant, cocky demeanor has made him the biggest villain in the boxing world since Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired. The beef between he and Mayweather was finally winding down, but out of nowhere, Broner released a diss track a few days ago and went off on The Money Team. To talk about it, Broner went on a radio...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lebedev stops Ramirez to unify WBA, IBF cruiserweight belts

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's Denis Lebedev stopped Argentina's Victor Emilio Ramirez in the second round to unify the WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles on Saturday. Lebedev, who came in as the WBA champion, hit Ramirez with hard left uppercuts early in the second round, eventually knocking down the Argentine. Ramirez beat the count and continued, but within seconds he was overwhelmed...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxer Jermain Taylor avoids prison time for 3 felony charges

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Boxer Jermain Taylor has avoided prison time on several felony charges stemming from three separate incidents in Arkansas, including firing a gun at a Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Taylor was the professional middleweight boxing champion from 2005 until 2007, and he also won a bronze medal in boxing at the 2000 Olympics. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez vacates WBC title, still pursuing Golovkin fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) Canelo Alvarez vacated his WBC middleweight title Wednesday rather than be pressured into a deal to fight Gennady Golovkin, though Alvarez said in a statement he still wants to face the unified titleholder. The WBC had imposed a Tuesday deadline for making a fight between the two champions, and Alvarez did not want to negotiate terms for the biggest fight boxing...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather spends $1K each haircut, gets multiple per week

Nothing is more important to Floyd Mayweather Jr. than his image, so we really shouldn’t be surprised to hear how much he spends on haircuts. Still, we can’t help but shake our head at it. TMZ recently spoke with Jackie Starr, who is Mayweather’s stylist and has been cutting his hair since 2009. It sounds like a pretty good gig for her, as Floyd pays $1,000 per haircut and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury goes off on religious, racist rant

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is already known for making extremely controversial statements based on his religious beliefs. He’s not going to stop, either, apparently. Fury launched into an hour-long interview, posted on YouTube by Sports View London, in which he attacks Jews, homosexuals and the LGBT community as a whole, among other groups of people who are going...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Fury Wants Deontay Wilder Fight After Klitschko Rematch?

In November 2015 Tyson Fury travelled Germany to fight the- what seemed like- unstoppable world heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko. However, one of boxing’s biggest ever shocks took place. Fury smartly out-pointed Klitschko, winning via the judges’ scorecard, and taking his shiny belts back to England. He soon after explained that the other world champion, Deontay Wilder...
Via BadCulture
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Glorious delusions: Canelo vs. Khan preview and prediction

“I like you. You have a goal, and you have the balls to reach that goal. You have this blind, stupid belief in yourself.” —Reverend Fred Sultan Whether it’s an unscrupulous boxing promoter in “The Great White Hype” speaking to the guy trying to take him down or me thinking about Amir Khan, the point holds. Amir Khan is a world-class fighter and a top five-ish contender...
Via The Queensbury Rules
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Before becoming world champ Canelo Alvarez sold Popsicles

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez didn’t always fight for a living. Before he became world champion, Alvarez was in the family business of selling Popsicles and ice cream in Mexico. His brother, Rigoberto, a former titleholder in boxing, recalled to ESPN how Canelo was too embarrassed to go out selling Popsicles on city buses. “The first time, Canelo came back with all the Popsicles...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 20 pound-for-pound boxers in 2016

Welcome to our first pound-for-pound list of 2016. If it seems overdue, it’s because the first couple months offered little prospect for movement. Manny Pacquiao’s departure shakes thing up a little, and Takashi Uchiyama’s loss leaves another vacancy. There are two new entrants, then, including Kell Brook. As always, this is partially an exercise in catching up with what...
Via The Queensbury Rules
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Badou Jack Gets Oddball Draw, James DeGale Wins And Struggles

Badou Jack turned in about three-fourths of a sterling performance Saturday on Showtime against Lucian Bute, who had been resurgent but found his offense stymied and ribcage pummeled for most of the 12 rounds. And then the bout ended with, somehow, a draw. The doubleheader also saw James DeGale in the ring as a preview for a potential showdown with Jack, and Jack outdid DeGale against...
Via The Queensbury Rules
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Weir promoted to New Mexico State head coach

The New Mexico State Aggies have found their next head basketball coach. On Tuesday, CBS Sports reported that Paul Weir, who spent the last five seasons as associate head coach and nine total seasons on the staff, has been promoted to the head coaching position with an agreement in principle reached. The New Mexico State coaching vacancy became available when Marvin Menzies left...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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