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Another boxing card took a blow Wednesday when heavyweight Jonathan Banks suffered a broken thumb during a training session, forcing a postponement of his February 16 bout against Seth Mitchell.
The HBO Championship Boxing card at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City will still go on though, as WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KOs) will take on Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KOs) in...Read more »
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has always been particular about who he fights and when he fights. Both questions about his next opponent and when that fight will occur may be answered shortly.
Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) said via Twitter early Wednesday morning that IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs) is the “front runner” to be his next opponent.
It was a curious Tweet from...Read more »
Welterweight contender Chris Algieri said he was looking to step up in competition and stature after his most recent bout, an eight-round unanimous-decision win over Raul Tovar at the Paramount in Huntington last July.
He’s going to get that chance on Saturday night February 23 when he squares off against Jose Peralta Alejo (10-1-0, 6 KOs) in a 10-round bout at the Paramount. But here’s the...Read more »
The recent postponing of the February 23 Showtime bout between IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander and Kell Brook fight just goes to show how important it is to have a deep card when putting on a boxing show.
A bicep injury suffered by Alexander during training, forced the promoters to push back the fight. It’s the second time the fight has been postponed. The bout was originally set...Read more »
South African promotional giant Golden Gloves has partnered with the Monte-Carlo SBM group to present the “Monte-Carlo Million Dollar Super Four” on March 30.
The two Super Four bouts will feature super middleweight Edwin Rodriguez (22-0, 15 KOs) against Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (19-0, 13 KOs) and Denis Grachev (12-1-1, 8 KOs) versus Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) in a light heavyweight bout.
The...Read more »
Another round of Lou DiBella’s Broadway Boxing series returns to the Roseland Ballroom on February 21, featuring top welterweight prospect Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Dulorme is looking to bounce back from his first professional defeat at the hands of Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28 KOs) on HBO last October.
Dulorme, who has been competing at welterweight the last two years,...Read more »
BWAA 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire and Olympic Medalist Marlen Esparza and train with the SNAC Team using new-school training techniques such as intermittent hypoxic mitt work and a scientific approach to nutritional supplementation.
Newsday app users can view the video using the below link: http://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/the-neutral-corner-1.1276167/video-nonito-donaire-gives-training-tips-1.4536909...Read more »
It’s been anything but a smooth ride for Lamont Peterson lately.
But the current IBF and former WBA and WBO 140-pound champion took a step toward getting his career back track after signing a promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions on Monday.
Peterson turned heads after scoring a controversial split-decision win over Amir Khan on December 10, 2011 to capture the WBA and IBF 140-pound...Read more »
Nonito Donaire fought four times in 2012 and won all four bouts, raising his record to 30-1. The WBO superbantamweight champ was named Fighter of the Year for 2012 b the Boxing Writers Association of America.
It’s the fourth time in the last seven years that a Filipino boxer has won the award. Manny Pacquiao won in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Donaire’s trainer Robert Garcia won the Eddie Futch...Read more »
Is a potential mega bout between super bantamweight stars Nonito Donaire and Abner Mares in jeopardy?
If promotional giants Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions can’t get on the same page, the fight may not happen. (Where have we heard this one before?).
Top Rank promotes Donaire, while Golden Boy has a promotional deal with Mares. The companies have been at odds with each other the last...Read more »