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Timothy Bradley has a bone to pick with the boxing world. Beating a fighter the caliber of Manny Pacquiao would usually elevate a boxer’s a career. That hasn’t been the case for Bradley.
Bradley scored a split-decision victory over Pacquiao last June. But there were no victory laps or ticker-tape parades for the WBO welterweight champion, who instead has received criticism for the way the...Read more »
Here's a release from the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame and Ring 8:
Golden-era heavyweight champ, Jack Dempsey and legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum along with Long Island greats "Irish" Bobby Cassidy and James "Buddy" McGirt lead a star-studded cast of 20 inductees into the second-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF)
The second annual NYSBHOF induction...Read more »
On Saturday night, 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins fights IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Hopkins will attempt to break his own record as the oldest man to win a world title. And while that fight is still a few days away, on Tuesday, the former champion took on Lance Armstrong. In this video, Hopkins said Armstrong duped the government, Nike and all his...Read more »
Huntington’s Paramount Theater gets high marks for everything. From its atmosphere, to its location to its seating chart, the Paramount is building a reputation as a premier venue for club boxing shows.
Over 1,100 people packed the theater on Saturday night to watch local products Chris Algieri, Cletus Seldin and Alan Gotay emerge victorious. Algieri, a welterweight contender and Gotay, a...Read more »
If you let Floyd Mayweather Jr. tell it, his newly formed relationship with Showtime and CBS is match made in heaven. The undefeated welterweight just might be right about that.
Mayweather made an appearance at the final press conference for Saturday’s Showtime card featuring IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage and Ishe Smith and spoke in glowing terms of his six-fight deal...Read more »
Huntington will be in the spotlight on Saturday night when several aspiring prospects step into the ring for NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night card.
Huntington welterweight Chris Algieri (14-0, 7 KOs) will take on Jose Peralta (10-1, 6 KOs) in a 10-round co-feature. Another Huntington resident hoping to continue his unbeaten streak is Alan Gotay (3-0, 2 KOs), who will take on Micah Branch in...Read more »
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has always been full of surprises. So it should’ve come as no surprise when the undefeated welterweight announced a deal with Showtime to broadcast his next pay-per-view fight.
Mayweather’s first fight on the Showtime will be against Robert Guerrero on May 4. The deal will enable Mayweather to fight up to six times over a 30-month period.
Terms of the deal were not...Read more »
WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KOs) continues to exude confidence in his abilities. And that confidence grows with every fight.
"Everyone that's fighting me knows what they are going up against,” Broner said during a recent roundtable discussion. “I'm the best boxer of this era.”
The undefeated phenom will get a chance to back up that talk again on Saturday night...Read more »
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 »