Issue • News • Premium Boxing legend Joe Calzaghe is returning to the sport, but on the safe side of the ropes. He and Darren Barker talk about their new venture BRITISH boxing legend Joe Calzaghe is returning to the sport. He is launching a management agency, International Sports Group, in partnership with Darren Barker,
Last Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, middleweight prospect Nico Ali Walsh (4-0, 3 KOs) returned to ring, and added another stoppage win to his record. Ali Walsh, the grandson of heavyweight legend Muhammad Ali, took down Jeremiah Yeager (1-2-1, 1 KO) in the second round, knocking him down for
Posted on 01/31/2022 By: Hans Themistode This weekend’s February 5th, card from Phoenix Arizona has been an injury-hit one. Originally, the main event was set to feature two former titlists in Jessie Vargas and Liam Williams square off in a junior middleweight bout. However, their explosive meeting was ultimately postponed due to Vargas testing positive
8:55 AM ET Women’s boxing has grown from a niche sport into something a bit larger in recent years. It became an Olympic sport in 2012. Women’s fights have headlined main event cards in big venues, and slowly, the top women’s boxers have started to seep into the consciousness of those who watch fights. Last
Lightweight star Ryan Garcia is looking to get back in action after a tumultuous 2021 and hops on social media to tell the world that despite his interesting and willingness to fight Isaac Cruz — who is coming off a loss to Gervonta Davis — Cruz just wouldn’t accept the fight, even with being offered
Issue • News • Premium Holly Stein/Allsport Claude Abrams pays tribute to the free-thinking Brian Hughes MBE, a man of value and principle I OWE a lot to Manchester boxing coach Brian Hughes, who passed away on January 25. He was 82. Brian and I go back over 35 years. There was probably no-one who influenced
Issue • Opinion • Premium Amanda Westcott/Showtime In his media review George Gigney considers the options being presented to Canelo Alvarez, Bob Arum courts controversy and more OFF the back of some good news involving Top Rank – the purse bids for Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte finally being settled, and breaking records at that
Its been 2-years since Keith Thurman suffered his first loss. Where has he been, what has he been doing, and most importantly, what will Keith Thurman look like when he returns the ring on February 5? Watch PBC Fight Camp: Thurman vs Barrios this Sunday at 1PM EST / 10AM PST on FOX. Don’t wait!
Social media star Jake Paul is looking to have at least five more boxing matches before walking away from the sport, at least as an active fighter. Last year, Paul had three fights – with a first round stoppage of MMA veteran Ben Askren, an eight round split decision over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley,
Posted on 01/30/2022 By: Hans Themistode Following his competitive unanimous decision defeat at the hands of current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in 2019, Otto Wallin has slowly fought his way back up the heavyweight ladder. In what the 31-year-old hopes will be a robust 2022 fight schedule, he’ll officially return to the ring in
As a suburban homeowner and middle-aged white guy who writes about boxing, I’m often called upon to arbitrate important matters in the world of rap music. Scott and the gang have so far resisted my offers to bring that voice to our work here at Bad Left Hook. Presumably, they want to avoid potential beefs
Frank Warren, co-promoter for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has fired back at some of the recent claims that were made by rival promoter Eddie Hearn. In a recent interview, Hearn made a claim that Fury wanted no part of a full division unification with Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA titles.
Posted on 01/30/2022 By: Hans Themistode Following one of the more successful years of his Hall of Fame bound career, Canelo Alvarez is reportedly sifting through multiple offers. According to Mike Coppinger of ESPN, Alvarez is mulling over two separate deals. PBC’s Al Haymon has extended a one-fight deal to Alvarez to face current WBC
DAZN and Social Media, 3:00 pm ET, Rungvisai vs Cuadras 2 weigh-in. PPV, 3:00 pm ET, Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams, Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin. FITE have this one for $30, also airing on Sky Sports for those of you in the United Kingdom. Eubank-Williams is a really good matchup, one I’m excited
David Benavidez Jr. is an aggressive, come-forward fighter, so it should be no surprise that he has holds his likely next opponent, veteran Canadian knockout artist David Lemieux, in high regard. Benavidez is reportedly set to face Lemieux in a 168-pound matchup sometime in the spring on Showtime, potentially in Benavidez’s hometown of Phoenix. The
Posted on 01/30/2022 By: Hans Themistode Ilunga Makabu was initially taken aback when it was revealed that current super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez would challenge him for his WBC cruiserweight crown. Although it was unexpected, Makabu welcomed a possible showdown against the pound-for-pound star with opened arms. However, before Makabu could officially entertain their high-stakes
A slow month of boxing wrapped up on ESPN from Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Robson Conceicao bounced back from his decision loss to Oscar Valdez with a clear and unanimous victory over Xavier Martinez. Martinez started out well, applying pressure and staggering Conceicao (17-1, 8 KO) with a nice left hook late in the third round.
News Ilunga Makabu beats Thabiso Mchunu, and with a win over lowly Jonathan Guidry now Trevor Bryan claims he belongs in the mix with Fury, Joshua and Usyk ILUNGA MAKABU needed to hold on to his WBC cruiserweight belt to keep his dreams of fighting Canelo Alvarez alive. He did that when he outpointed Thabiso