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It was a win that Amir Khan needed in the worst way.
After losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, some suggested that the former champion hang up the gloves. This was especially true after Khan’s devastating 4th-round knockout loss at the hands of Garcia.
Khan (27-3, 18 KOs) came back in a big way on Saturday night, scoring a 10th-round TKO over Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs) at...Read more »
Austin "No Doubt" Trout scored a resounding 12-round win over Miguel Cotto to retain the WBA super welterweight title at Madison Square Garden. It was the first time - after seven victories - that Cotto had been defeated at the Garden.
The fight started out close, but Trout began to pull away in the middle rounds. He looked sharper and was busier than Cotto throughout the contest....Read more »
One of the great things about shows like, "All Access," is that you get a chance to see the softer side of the fighters. In this one, we saw a lot of the children. It's always refreshing. Showtime has added D.B. Sweeney as a narrator and writers Jody Heaps and Jason Bowers.
Miguel Cotto challenges Austin Trout for the WBA junior middleweight title on December 1 at Madison...Read more »
As the Barclays Center preps for its boxing debut tomorrow night, we caught up with Long Island native Brian Kenny, who is part of Showtime's broadcast team. Kenny, from Island Trees, called fights at ESPN for more than decade. He now works at the MLB Network. Neutral Corner: How exciting is it to be part of this event?
Brian Kenny: It's all part of the revitalization of Brooklyn. To be part...Read more »
You want to talk boxing in Brooklyn? Consider this: On June 19, 1947, Coney Island's Herbie Kronowitz beat Brownsville's Harold Green at Ebbets Field, for the middleweight title of Brooklyn. It doesn't get more Brooklyn than that. That fight, between two top 10 contenders, is just a small slice of Brooklyn's rich boxing past. Now, Golden Boy Promotions and The Barclays Center are writing a new chapter...Read more »
Randall Bailey pulling out of his fight with Devon Alexander was a blow to the September 8 card at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. But the next best thing may actually be a better fight.
WBC super lightweight contender Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs) will take on Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) live on Showtime’s Championship Boxing on Saturday night. It should be an interesting...Read more »