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Liam Smith: Jaime Munguia will be there for me to open up on! As junior middleweight Liam Smith gets a chance at a world title this weekend against Jaime Munguia, the British boxer tells RingTV that he wasn't surprised at how Sadam Ali lost his belt to Munguia despite picking Ali to win on experience.
Carl Frampton upset with Luke Jackson CARL FRAMPTON is embroiled in a verbal clash with big fight rival Luke Jackson after the Australian teased him over their amateur achievements.
Slim and None: Pacquiao's chances of getting Floyd Mayweather back into the ring Manny Pacquiao's career reviving win over Lucas Matthysse has caused quite a buzz in the boxing world, with fans now asking a whole bunch of questions. From the ridiculous: was the fight "fixed?" - to the slightly more plausible: will Pacquiao now fight Vasyl Lomachenko or Terence Crawford and can he actually beat either man?
David Price: Fans should be excited about Joshua vs Povetkin fight British heavyweight contender David Price is the last man to have shared a ring with Russia's Alexander Povetkin, the next man to challenge WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight ruler Anthony Joshua, and Price, who put on a decent display before being iced by the former WBA champ, spoke to Sky Sports about the upcoming September 22 fight at Wembley.
Pacquiao: I Don't Know Yet About Fighting Keith Thurman Manny Pacquiao didn't just add another title to the long list of championships he has won during his 23-year, Hall-of-Fame career. By beating Lucas Matthysse on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Filipino icon moved into position to eventually fight Keith Thurman.
Floyd Mayweather Jr tops Forbes' list of highest paid celebrities Floyd Mayweather, captures the top spot on Forbes' 20th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world's highest-paid celebrities. The boxer's August 2017 fight versus Conor McGregor generated more than $550 million in revenue, with Money Mayweather earning $275 million, securing him the No.
Second time is even sweeter for two-time flyweight champ Moruti Mthalane " now feels better'" said Mthalane to South Africa's Times Media. In a tough and closely fought contest, Mthalane recovered from an eleventh round knockdown to secure the win by scores of 116-110 and 114-113 twice. "I don't know how he caught me' maybe I'll see it properly when I watch the fight.
Frank Warren: Fury Has The Tools To Beat Them All Comfortably TYSON FURY SAID he was after a taller order following his first comeback fight at the Manchester Arena in June and now he has got his wish - in more ways than one.
Anthony Joshua versus Alexander Povetkin set for September 22, Dillian Whyte may be next British promoter Eddie Hearn is predicting a tough fight for his heavyweight ticket seller Anthony Joshua 21-0 when the unified champion takes on WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin 34-1 at Wembley Stadium in London on September 22.
VIDEO: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Manny Pacquiao? This past Saturday boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao returned to the squared circle for the first time in over a year. His opponent was Lucas Matthysse, who held the minor version of the WBA title.
Trainer: Pacquiao Proved Doubters Wrong, There are Many Haters This past weekend in Malaysia, eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation.
Deontay Wilder wants 'respect' from Anthony Joshua With Anthony Joshua in New York for Tuesday's big Matchroom press conference, there are some wondering if Deontay Wilder, his would-be rival at heavyweight, would be willing to meet with Joshua face-to-face. Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel says that's up to the WBC titleholder himself:.
Charlie Flynn Believes it is Time To Talk Scotland's 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Charlie Flynn is currently undefeated as a professional with 10 wins and two draws, and he has also taken up another battle after adding his name to a mental health campaign, Time To Talk, that aims to take youngsters out of the house and off their phones.
Usyk vs. Gassiev - Full World Boxing Super Series Card Russian Boxing Federation announced the official fight card of the biggest Russian boxing event this year - World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between world champions Olekandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev, produced under the aegis of Comosa AG and taking place at the Olimpiyskiy Sports Arena in Moscow, Russia, on July 21.
Price: Joshua Did Not Knock Takam Out Cold - Povetkin Did It was officially announced on Monday that Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on Sept. 22. The 28-year-old Joshua returns to Wembley for the first time since his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans in April, 2017.
Hearn: The Offer To Deontay Wilder Will NOT Be Improving! Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, has issued a warning that he already has a backup opponent for his boxer's planned fight on April 13 at Wembley. Hearn is trying to secure WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder for the April date.
Kell Brook injured, pulls out of July 28 Brandon Cook fight By Scott Gilfoid: Former welterweight champion Kell Brook has pulled out of his scheduled July 28 fight against junior middleweight contender Brandon Cook on Sky Box Office PPV on the Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker undercard at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Ken Shiro Looks Forward To a Long Reign as Champion Recently, I caught up with the WBC light flyweight champion, Kenshiro "Ken Shiro" Teraji. He's become recognizable with his nearly patented double peace signs that he keeps up next to his wide brimming grin that have become a bit of a ritual after the camera zooms in on him once he's declared the winner.
Lopez to see specialist for fracture in right hand Top lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez Jr. will see a Los Angeles hand specialist after suffering a hairline fracture in his right hand.
Prospect Watch: Esquiva Falcao Esquiva Falcao, a Brazilian 160-pounder, told me he loves training here, and would like to move from Brazil to the U.S. as he continues on his quest to gain a world title. Falcao got some traction on his social recently, when he posted this pic, and said that dude is his dad.
Dooley Noted: The Diminishing of Yorkies, Undercards, PPVs I am a child of the 1980s. Some of you may have been born either before or after that decade yet one thing we all have in common is being handed a bit of money to nip out to the shop for a bar of chocolate - a Mars bar or a Yorkie, ideally - and rushing home with the comforting weight of that piece of confectionery in either our hand or pocket.
Donnie Nietes vs. Aston Palicte joins Superfly 3 Rappler reports that the vacant WBO title fight between Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte has moved from August 18th in Cebu City to September 8th in Los Angeles. This is the first sign of life this card has shown since the rematch between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada fell through.
Murat Gassiev vs. Oleksandr Usyk with still no American broadcast outlet By Jim Dower: Unless something changes by Saturday, U.S fans won't be able to see the World Boxing Super Series finals fight between cruiserweight champions Murat Gassiev and Oleksandr Usyk in Moscow, Russia. According to Dan Rafael, the Gassiev-Usyk fight still doesn't have an American broadcast outlet that will be showing it to U.S boxing fans.
Bivol Prepares For Chilemba, Admits He Has One Eye on Kovalev If you're a fan of incendiary interview rhetoric, here's a tip:. Dmitry Bivol may not be for you. The 27-year-old Russian leans more toward respectful confidence when it comes to pre-fight chats, but reveals a bit more of his flame-thrower side upon actually stepping through the ropes.
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