CANELO SIGNS MULTI-FIGHT DEAL WITH HBO; SET TO FACE JOSHUA CLOTTEY IN DECEMBER
Later today, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya will announce that their star attraction, former jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, has signed a multi-fight deal with HBO. His first fight back with the network will ...... continue reading
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING TO REVOLUTIONIZE MMA PPV BUSINESS WITH UNPRECEDENTED FIGHTER REVENUE SHARING MODEL
In a radical move that could forever change the earning potential of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) has announced that it will enter the ...... continue reading
JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ: "I HAVE NO REGRETS AS FAR AS MY CAREER GOES"
"Yeah, the retirement is definitely official...I'm happy with the way my career has gone. I have no regrets as far as my career goes. The only regret I have about retiring this way is retiring on a loss. That's the only thing I didn't ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ALEX ARIZA REVEALS BOB ARUM'S HIDDEN AGENDA TO "MAKE SURE THAT MANNY DOESN'T FIGHT FLOYD"
"This fight is not happening because of Bob Arum...don't get me wrong, Manny truly wants to fight Floyd, and I know Floyd wants to fight Manny, but they know that it's never going to happen...I know it's not going to happen because that ...... continue reading
CHAD DAWSON RETURNS ON OCTOBER 4 SHOWTIME CARD
On Saturday, October 4th, DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing will stage a thrilling SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition with reigning undefeated IBF champion Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (20-0-0-1NC, 12KO's) defending his super featherweight ...... continue reading
OBSERVE AND FIGHT: COULD SHAKEUPS IN TEAM MAYWEATHER MEAN SHAKEUPS IN BOXING?
It's Monday. Welcome back for another edition of Observe and Fight, The Boxing Observer's compilation of observations and random thoughts from the week that was in boxing. Get caught up on some of the most recent events you may have missed ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] MICKEY BEY REFLECTS ON WIN OVER MIGUEL VAZQUEZ: "SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA PULL OUT AN UGLY ONE"
"I tried to engage and make it, but our styles kind of clashed in a weird way...I can't knock the way he fights...he gonna do whatever he gotta do to keep his title...sometimes you gotta pull out an ugly one," stated newly-crowned IBF ...... continue reading
FLOYD MAYWEATHER ON BEY VS. VAZQUEZ 119-109 SCORECARD: "RIDICULOUS...IT COULD'VE GONE EITHER WAY"
"Extremely close; extremely close. I'm not biased, so my honest opinion, it could've went either way," stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who shared his thoughts on the title-winning performance of his newest world ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] JULIAN WILLIAMS TRAINER STEPHEN EDWARDS: "I WANT HIM TO FIGHT TOUGH...WILLING TO FIGHT ANYBODY"
"I was told that he's going to fight again in December...he's faced a lot of different styles in the gym...he's even went a few rounds with Bernard Hopkins...he's a man. He's physically tough, you know, he doesn't shy away ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] CHRIS BYRD DISCUSSES TRAINING ANDRE DIRRELL, MIKE LEE, SHANNON BRIGGS AND MORE
"I'm training a lot of boxers...like Andre Dirrell right now...Shannon Briggs...Mike Lee...Dennis Gradchov...trying to teach these guys the art of boxing...I'm trying to get the athlete out of everybody," stated former heavyweight champion ...... continue reading
GEORGE GROVES ON ANTHONY DIRRELL: "HE'S A BIT CHEEKY...I'M NOT SURE DIRRELL COULD STAND UP TO SOME OF THE PUNCHES I LANDED"
'Saint' George Groves (20-2, 15 KOs) returned in style on Saturday night. The Hammersmith boxer announced himself back on the world scene with a unanimous decision verdict over the tough Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse (22-3-3, 6 KOs) in a ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2 EPILOGUE
SHOWTIME Sports peels back the curtain on the rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana and offers fans a unique glimpse into the drama and controversy surrounding the boxing event of the year. ...... continue reading
ALEX ARIZA ON WORKING WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER: "NOTHING IS OFFICIAL...UNTIL FLOYD DECIDES"
"Don't oversensationalize the headline. It doesn't mean anything. That's what professional athletes do at this level. They have non-compete/non-disclosure contracts. It doesn't mean anything until fight time," stated world-class ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] CHRIS BYRD SAYS CHRIS ALGIERI IS ALL WRONG FOR MANNY PACQUIAO: "THAT KID CAN FIGHT"
"You look at the height difference in that...I don't think people realize that kid can fight. He can fight, he can box, he's tall, he's long...he's really all wrong for Pacquiao," stated former heavyweight champion Chris Byrd, who ...... continue reading
DARGAN AND MCHUNU WALK AWAY WITH NABF TITLES
In the main event of the afternoonn cruiserweights Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (17-1, 11 KOs) and Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson (13-8-1, 7 KOs) faced off for the NABF Cruiserweight Title. The ten-round cruiserweight match-up between ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] CHRIS BYRD EXPLAINS WHY HE RESPECTS WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO SO MUCH
"This is why I respect Wladimir Klitschko so much. He fought me twice...I'd fight anybody. I didn't care who it was. They didn't want to fight me...I wanted to fight Lennox, Tyson...I just wanted to challenge everybody. That's why I ...... continue reading
FLOYD MAYWEATHER DISCUSSES HIS FUTURE PLANS AND MUCH MORE: "I CAN FIGHT WHOEVER I WANT TO FIGHT"
"I mean, I'm fighting whoever I want to fight, and that's the truth. I feel like after 18 years and 47 victories out of 47 fights, I can fight whoever I want to fight...I'm ready to get on all these ventures and everybody that's ...... continue reading
CORY SPINKS REFLECTS ON CAREER AND THE MAYWEATHER FIGHT THAT NEVER HAPPENED
"It was close, man. I don't know why it didn't come through. We set it up after the first Zab fight. We got all up in each other's face and we were setting it up. When he fought Baldomir, he was supposed to fight me...yeah, I definitely ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ALEX ARIZA COMPARES SCIENCE TO OLD SCHOOL TRAINING TECHNIQUES: "WE SAW THAT WITH THE MARQUEZ AND PACQUIAO FIGHT"
"This is how the sport is evolving. These athletes are becoming smarter. Their approach to science and nutrition and exercise is becoming different...if I'm a manager, I want to take my fighter to where the guys are progressing and they're ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2 EPILOGUE PREMIERES SATURDAY AT 9PM ET/PT
SHOWTIME Sports® will peel back the curtain on last Saturday's rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana and offer fans a unique glimpse into the drama and controversy surrounding the boxing event of the year with the premiere of the ...... continue reading