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Mike Tyson has been known as many things in what can be safely referred to as an event-filled life. In that life he’s had several highs and lows.
Now it’s on to a new chapter for the former undisputed heavyweight champion. Now he can add the title of promoter to his resume.
Tyson’s company, Iron Mike Productions, announced a monthly boxing series that will begin on Saturday night at...Read more »
No official word has come from Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Golden Boy Promotions, but all indications are that his next fight won't be against Amir Khan.
Khan (28-3), long rumored to be on Mayweather’s short list for a bout on May 3, tweeted Friday “No response from Mayweather or his team. [The] fight’s not happening.”
Khan made his displeasure of how the negotiations were handled.
“[I...Read more »
Could we see Chris Algieri squaring off against WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov on HBO in May?
It’s something Star Boxing promotions boss Joe DeGuardia told Newsday’s Bobby Cassidy last week is a possibility.
Algieri (19-0) expanded his national profile after scoring a unanimous-decision win (97-93, 97-93, 98-92) over highly regarded prospect Emanuel Taylor in last...Read more »
Huntington native Chris Algieri will have his work cut out for him Friday when he squares off against Emanuel Taylor in the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights card at the Paramount Theater in Huntington.
Taylor (17-1, 12 KOs), rated sixth in the latest IBF junior welterweight rankings, has an extensive background in amateur boxing, with five junior Golden Gloves and three national...Read more »
Both Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley have things to prove.
For Pacquiao, he wants to show the world Bradley got the benefit of bad judging in their first matchup. For Bradley, who scored a controversial split decision win over Pacquiao, it is about respect.
Beating Pacquiao a second time would prove the first fight was not a fluke and that Bradley is among the best in the world.
The...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 »
Coming off two losses, a broken jaw and a long layoff, Victor Ortiz needs a big victory over Luis Collazo on Thursday night at Barclays Center.
A win could put Ortiz (29-4-2) back on track for a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. A loss could make him just another boxer. As harsh as that sounds, it is the truth. If Ortiz is intent on getting back in the ring with Mayweather, he needs to...Read more »
It was another event and another big step on the amateur boxing circuit for Le’Shawn Rodriguez.
The 165-pound middleweight from Shirley, who fights out of Veteran’s Memorial Gym, won a 3-0 decision over Anthony Campbell Saturday for his second straight US Elite National Boxing title in Spokane, Wash.
Rodriguez advanced to the final after wins over John Zabala and Bryan Flores...Read more »
Light heavyweight contender “Irish” Seanie Monaghan is looking for something bigger.
The Long Beach native picked up the 20th win of his career after a first-round TKO of Matt Vanda on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. It wasn’t the kind of challenge Monaghan (20-0) was looking for as Vanda pulled out of the fight because of a biceps injury.
Monaghan’s hope is that the manner...Read more »
So why does Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley for a second time make sense?
The first meeting between the two ended in controversy as Bradley was awarded a split-decision victory many believed he didn’t deserve.
The two will hook up again on April 12 at the MGM Grand on HBO PPV.
So why a second meeting?
Bradley (31-0) has done a lot since his win over Pacquiao (55-5),...Read more »