Wladimir Klitschko took his professional record to 60-3 with a dominate sixth round stoppage of lightly regarded Francesco Pianeta. The sad thing is, few people are talking about an excellent heavyweight champion defending his title.
All Access: Mayweather vs Guerrero.
A look at the first Lennox Lewis fight against Evander Holyfield in March 1999.
Certain boxers are so technically sound that they become too dangerous for their own good and don’t get the fights they deserve. Austin Trout was looking like this type of fighter until he was given his chance against Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto last year.
Not too long ago Eddie Hearn was the new kid on the block in the boxing game, and regardless of how you feel about his stable of boxers taking over the Sky Sports boxing budget, he is doing some great business for Matchroom Boxing.
“Clay comes out to meet Liston,
Liston starts to retreat.
If Liston goes back an inch further
He’ll end up in a ring side seat.
This excerpt is taken from Kevin Mitchell’s book, Jacob’s Beach: The Mob, The Garden, and The Golden Age of Boxing.
It touches on matchmaking and the control that a handful of people, the International Boxing Managers’ Guild, had over boxers and the sport itself mainly during the 1950’s. Sound familiar?
The welterweight division is certainly a hot one with so many satisfying fights to be made, but I cannot get my head around the 147-pound rankings of Ring Magazine which are shown below.
Putting aside the idea that these lists are debatable, you shouldn’t have readers demanding that you provide the logic along side your list.
If you’re starting to get frustrated that your dedication in the gym is not giving you the results you want, it is probably time to change your training routine.
Adrien Broner is one of the most talked about boxers these days. He is considered better than anybody in his weight class and most people think he’ll clean up one or two divisions above him. Apparently Gavin Rees has no chance of victory.
Most people thought Broner would be tested in his most recent fight when he moved up to lightweight and challenged Antonio DeMarco. The fight was easy for the shy young man from Cincinnati. He stood up to the champion and blasted him out inside the distance.
OUR MAN HATTON
Ring Magazine added a lot of momentum to Ricky Hatton’s incomparable rise.
Once Hatton beat Kostya Tszyu — a boxer most of the top fighters, including Mayweather Jr., did not want to engage with — he entered into one of the most exiting periods in British boxing history.
No active boxer will move an army of fans as Hatton did.
Which active boxer could excite thousands of their fans enough to fly overseas for support? Is there even one?
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn on the potential IBF welterweight title fight between Devon Alexander and Kell Brook.