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All speculation regarding who Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent will be can be put to rest.
Three days after Amir Khan tweeted that he wouldn’t be taking on Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions announced Monday the WBC welterweight champion will take on WBA belt holder Marcos Maidana on May 3, live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view.
A venue for the tilt was not part of the announcement, but...Read more »
Freeport junior middleweight Patrick Day figures to have a lot of eyes on him Friday when he takes on Guillermo Ibarra (11-4, 7 KOs) on the ESPN Friday Night Fights card at Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ.
One set of eyes will belong to veteran trainer and ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas, who will work the televised portion of the card.
Atlas, whose list of fighters includes...Read more »
Sometimes a boxer just need to be humbled. Broner learned the hard way during his unanimous-decision loss to Marcos Maidana (117-109, 116-109 and 115-110) at the Alamodome on Showtime on Saturday night that boxing isn't about talent. It's about being sensible. Up until his fight with Paulie Malignaggi last June, Broner fought as either a super featherweight or a lightweight. He jumped...Read more »
Adrien Broner promised that Marcos Maidana will “bring something else” out of him. Broner (27-0) a rising star, will be making second appearance in the ring as a welterweight when he takes on Maidana at the Alamodome on Saturday night on SHOWTIME. The 24-year-old, in his most recent fight at Barclays Center last June, scored a split-decision win over Paulie Malignaggi. It was his first fight as...Read more »
Isn’t it funny how one win can rejuvenate a boxer? Paulie Malignaggi’s unanimous-decision win over Zab Judah on Saturday at Barclays Center apparently lit a fire under the “Magic Man”. "This is an emotional win for me. It definitely allows me to continue boxing. If I had lost, I don't know that I would have wanted to continue,” Malignaggi said. “But this big win puts me in the right spot to...Read more »
Arguably two of the most avoided boxers in the sport, Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara will square off for the vacant WBA junior middleweight title this at Barclays Center, Saturday live on Showtime. Trout (26-1), fresh off a loss to Canelo Alvarez hopes to eventually get a rematch. Lara (18-1), meanwhile, who made is name off a controversial loss to Paul Williams in 2011, could soon...Read more »
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 Thursday....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, Dec....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 last April....Read more »
Bernard Hopkins (53-6), still spry at the age of 48, will try and defy father time again when he puts his IBF light heavyweight title on the line against Karo Murat (25-1-1) this Saturday at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on SHOWTIME. "I've shown for 20-plus years, with a legacy that will be talked about way after I'm gone, that I am different." - HOPKINS...Read more »