Matthyse vs. Kiram: Lucas confident of winning WBA 147lb title

By Jim Dower: Lucas Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) likes his chances of beating unbeaten Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 KOs) to win the vacant WBA World welterweight title this month on January 27 on HBO Boxing After Dark at The Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo redit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions) Matthysse and Kiram will be fighting […]

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Boxing’s Least Worthy Champions

By Donavan Leonard: Unfortunately for boxing fans, there is no yearly playoff to determine the worthy holder of the crown in each division. While a plethora of titles is a boon for creating business (sanctioning organization fees, more bouts with “more at stake”, better paydays for lesser-known belt holders), it is a bane when it […]

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Canelo Alvarez agrees to May 5th rematch against Golovkin

By Dan Ambrose: Saul Canelo Alvarez has agreed to the rematch with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin for May 5. The fight contracts are close to being completed, according to the LA Times. There isn’t a rematch clause in the contract this time around, according to Canelo’s promoter Eric Gomez of Golden […]

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Golovkin opens as favorite in Canelo rematch

By Sean Jones: The odds-makers have IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) as an early favorite to defeat Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) in their rematch on May 5. Despite the 2 popular middleweights fighting to a 12 round draw in their first fight last September, the bettors at Bovada have […]

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Claressa Shields vs. Tori Nelson ShoBox Final weights, quotes

Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields and undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Tori Nelson made weight on Thursday for their 10-round WBC and IBF Super Middleweight World Championship showdown tomorrow/Friday, January 12 in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, […]

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Lawrence Okolie vs. Isaac Chamberlain on Feb.3

By Scott Gilfoid: In a domestic level scrap, a fight between unbeaten cruiserweight prospects Lawrence Okolie (7-0, 6 KOs) and Isaac Chamberlain (9-0, 4 KOs) was officially announced on Tuesday for February 3 at the O2 Arena in London, UK. There’s been a lot of talk of these 2 young cruiserweights fighting each other for […]

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Joshua vs. Parker could be finalized this week

By Marcus Richardson: The unification fight between IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and WBO champion Joseph Parker could be done this week. Parker, 25, says they’re close to having the Joshua fight done for early 2018. Parker’s promoters at Duco Events and Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport have been in a stalemate recently […]

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Badou Jack Looks Forward to Monumental 2018 Inside & Outside of the Ring Following Impressive 2017 Campaign

After an emphatic debut in the light heavyweight division, two-division world champion Badou Jack is looking to use 2018 to prove that he is the top 175-pound fighter in the world and one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport. “I am 100 percent confident in my ability to take on and beat anyone […]

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Mikey Garcia wants to replace Mayweather as boxing’s biggest star

By Sean Jones: If Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) gets his way, he’ll soon be replacing Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the biggest star in boxing. Garcia, 30, wants to take Mayweather’s place as the No.1 star in the sport now that he’s retired again. Garcia has a formidable task, however, as Mayweather was already a […]

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Adrien Broner vs. Omar Figueroa Jr. possible for April or May

By Sean Jones: Adrien ‘The Problem” Broner and former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa Jr. could be facing each other in April or May of next year on Showtime, according to RingTV. Like Broner’s last fight, a lopsided 12 round decision loss to Mikey Garcia, it’ll be televised on Showtime. Figueroa Jr. (27-0-1, 19 KOs) […]

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