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The respect that Brooklyn natives Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah have for each other has always been there. That fact was made even more evident during the Thursday press conference for their Saturday night fight at Barclays Center.
Both fighters, normally brash and cocky during press conferences, were complimentary and respectful toward each other in the Barclays Center main entrance on...Read more »
Adrien Broner has done a lot during his young career. His latest triumph, a split-decision win over Paulie Malignaggi last June despite jumping up two weight classes, might be his biggest accomplishment to date.
Broner (27-0, 22 KOs) took home the WBA welterweight title after that bout. Now he is facing arguably the hardest hitter of his career in Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) on Saturday,...Read more »
The battle for Brooklyn is on. Brooklyn boxers Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi (32-5) and Zab "Super" Judah (42-8) will square off on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center live on Showtime.
This is probably a fight that should've taken place a few years ago, but fans are likely to enjoy the matchup regardless.
Judah lost to Danny Garcia by unanimous decision at Barclays Center...Read more »
We're just one day away from Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios showdown from Macau, China, which will be broadcast live on HBO PPV, beginning at 9 p.m.
Here are some expert opinions.
Holt McCallany, actor: Brandon Rios is a tough fighter with good power and a great young trainer in Robert Garcia, but it won't be enough in Macau this Saturday against former pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao....Read more »
He wasn't able to fight. He wasn't able to train. He wasn't able to hear the roar of his crowd. But none of that bothered Shirley welterweight Cletus Seldin as much as what he saw when he sat on the couch to watch television.
"I'd be watching all these other area fighters on television and it was really frustrating because they were in the spotlight," said Seldin. "But I knew...Read more »
Many local favorites return to the ring on Saturday night at the Paramount Theater in Huntington for Star Boxing’s “Rockin Fights 11”.
Queens heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (37-8, 28 KOs) will take on Houston’s Maurenzo Smith (12-7-2, 9 KOs) in an eight-round heavyweight main event.
"I look at every fight as the biggest,” said Maddalone. “I've been training hard for two months for...Read more »
A three-decade old boxing rivalry will continue in New York City.
The Battle of the Badges, featuring members of the New York City Police and New York City Fire Departments returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday night.
Proceeds from the show will benefit the Atlas Cops & Kids Boxing Program and the Building Homes for Heroes Organization.
Tickets for the event...Read more »
Of all the fights that have happened the last couple of months and those that will occur over before 2014 begins, the Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez bout might just be the most overlooked.
Ward, prior to a shoulder injury that has kept him out action for 14 months, was arguably, pound-for-pound, the best in the world. But as is usually the case in boxing, a long layoff can lead to a demotion in...Read more »
Episode 1 of HBO's "24/7: Pacquiao vs. Rios" didn't contain any fireworks, but it certainly had its share of moments.
Much of the start of this episode was spent going over Manny Pacquiao's crushing knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez and introducing the audience to Brandon Rios. It proved a little slow for those who know the storylines, but it was certainly worthwhile getting to...Read more »
It was after 10 grueling rounds with Mike Perez on Saturday that heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov wound up in Roosevelt Hospital with a blood clot on his brain.
The Russian heavyweight remains hospitalized in a medically induced coma.
Perez, through his spokesman Bernie Bahrmasel, issued the following statement:
“’Mago is in my thoughts and prayers and I hope he recovers quickly,”...Read more »