The Neutral Corner
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It's going to be a super six-week run for boxing, particularly in New York. It starts on April 13, with Top Rank's super bantamweight title unification bout between WBO champion Nonito Donaire (31-1) and WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0). Donaire is the reigning Fighter of the Year and Rigondeaux is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who defected from Cuba in 2009. This card will be...Read more »
Here's the press release for a cool event: The FDNY Bravest Boxing team will take on the London Metro Police Department Boxing team in a rematch of last year’s Transatlantic Championship on Friday April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York. The night will include 10 three-round bouts with FDNY members squaring off against members of the London Metro Police Department...Read more »
Disappointed that the Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout 154-pound unification fight won’t be on the Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero undercard? Don’t be. It’s better for boxing if the two are not on the same fight card.
As great as Mayweather has become, he turned 36 years old in February. Boxing needs some new stars. Alvarez (41-0-1), the WBC 154-pound champ who is now an icon in Mexico, is in...Read more »
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 »