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The next time Amir Khan steps into the ring, he’ll have a new attitude and a new weight class.
Khan is in negotiations to fight IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander, the British boxer confirmed to Newsday Monday. If negotiations go according to plan, the fight will be on Dec. 7. The venue has yet to be determined, but Khan said Las Vegas and Dubai are options. Khan, who has ventured far...Read more »
Another boxing Hall of Fame has opened. This one in Las Vegas. Here's information from a press release about the hall itself and the inaugural class. Las Vegas, June 28, 2013 - The new Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas has announced its inaugural class of 25 inductees
The Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas is located at the Luxor Hotel within SCORE! - a multi-sports attraction featuring the Halls of...Read more »
There is a lot wrong in boxing today and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is intent on helping to clean up the sport. But he isn’t just referring to drug testing, something he tried to implement in a proposed bout with Manny Pacquiao.
“I think there are too many belts in the sport of boxing,” said Mayweather. “If I beat Miguel Cotto for the WBA championship, how did Austin Trout beat him for the WBA championship?...Read more »
Golden Boy Promotions East?
At least that’s the way it seems things are going these days. The promotional giant announced Sunday the signing of Brooklyn undefeated welterweight Sadam Ali to an exclusive deal.
Until now, Ali (16-0, 10 KOs), who scored a knockout over Jermaine White in his last bout on October 27, had been promoting himself. He now joins the sport’s biggest promotional...Read more »
Gennady Golovkin may say he sole focus is on Matthew Macklin, but in the back of his mind he’s certainly thinking about a possible fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and Felix Sturm. It wouldn’t be a shock if Sergio Martinez was part of his long term plans.
Golovkin (26-0, 23 KOs) will square off against Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Ct. on...Read more »
Paulie Malignaggi has always been the talkative type. He can hype a fight with the best of them. So it was a little odd to see the WBA welterweight champion on the other side of things during his final press conference on Thursday.
Malignaggi will take on upstart Adrien Broner on Saturday night at the Barclays Center live on SHOWTIME.
“It’s gotten a little bit crazy, we’ll admit that....Read more »
The American heavyweight division has left a lot to be desired over the last 15-plus years. And there is no Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe or Evander Holyfield on the horizon.
But on Saturday night on the Adrien Broner-Paulie Malignaggi undercard at the Barclays Center, two of America’s best chances for a heavyweight title –Jonathan Banks and Seth Mitchell– will square off.
The last time the...Read more »
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 »