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Chris Algieri returns to the Paramount Theater in his hometown of Huntington on July 20 to take on perhaps his toughest opponent to date, Mike Arnaoutis (24-8-2, 11 KOs).
The former kick boxing champion turned welterweight contender scored a unanimous-decision win over Jose Peralta Alejo at the Paramount last February on NBC’s Fight Night.
Now Algieri (16-0, 7 KOs) will put his unblemished...Read more »
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr., welterweight (44-0): Floyd is back in the top spot. Truth be told, it was an easy decision since Andre Ward has been inactive for so long. His win over Robert Guerrero on Cinco de Mayo proved he still has it. His September 14 bout against Canelo Alvarez is more proof that Mayweather is finally ready to put everything on the line.
2. Canelo Alvarez, junior middleweight...Read more »
The light heavyweight division is really starting to heat up. Newly minted WBC champ Adonis Stevenson made a huge impact on HBO last weekend and all future hall-of-famer Bernard Hopkins does is keep winning.
Unbeaten contender Sergey Kovalev (20-0-1, 18 KOs) has certainly inserted himself into the conversation. He's looking to make another statement on Friday night when he meets Cornelius...Read more »
How crazy have things gotten between Adrien Broner and Paul Malignaggi?
It got so crazy that Malignaggi crashed Broner’s end of a conference call on Wednesday. It got so crazy that Swanson Communication’s representatives had difficulty keeping the call under control.
The back-and-forth between the two fighters, set to square off in a welterweight bout on June 22 at the Barclays Center...Read more »
Bryant Jennings’ rise up the boxing ladder has been anything but gradual.
The Philadelphia heavyweight didn’t spend much time at the amateur level as he went pro fewer than nine months after taking up the sport.
But Jennings (16-0, 8 KOs), scheduled to take on Andre Fedosov (24-2, 19 KOs) on NBC’s Friday night fight card at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, doesn’t believe his...Read more »
Is it “The” fight everyone wants to see? Probably not. But is it the best fight available? It most certainly is.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., a world champion at 147 and 154 pounds, has agreed to fight young Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand live on SHOWTIME Pay-per-view.
“I chose my opponent for September 14th and its Canelo Alvarez,” Mayweather tweeted Wednesday...Read more »
From an under the radar amateur to a hot prospect, Freeport’s Patrick Day is fast becoming the fighter everyone is going to want to see in a few years.
His amateur record of 75-5 is nothing to overlook. Neither is his list of awards, including the 2012 152-pound USA Boxing National Championship, the 2012 PAL National Championship and the 2012 Golden Gloves title.
Day’s skills will be...Read more »
The old man is at it again; the old man being Bernard Hopkins.
The 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champ will become the oldest fighter to make his initial title defense when he takes on No. 1 rated contender Karo Murat (25-1-1) on July 13 at the Barclays Center, Golden Boy Promotions announced Sunday.
The last time Hopkins (53-6-2) fought at the Barlclays Center he had his way against...Read more »
Delvin Rodriguez has had his fare share of television bouts. In fact, it will happen again on Friday when the junior middleweight contender takes on Freddy Hernandez at the Mohegan Sun live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
It will be the 16th appearance on Friday Night Fights for Rodriguez, who is fresh off a sixth-round TKO victory over George Tahdooahnippah on February 15 at the Mohegan Sun....Read more »
In most sports, power is the great equalizer. In boxing, it can turn defeat to victory in an eyeblink. Argentina's Lucas Matthysse is one of boxing's hardest hitters, a fact that has been brought to Lamont Peterson's attention numerous times this week. Peterson won't be able to gauge that power until he feels it. So until then, his approach will be not to worry about it. "I normally don't worry...Read more »