Kovalev-Ward Set for Nov 19th in Vegas

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One of boxing’s most highly anticipated match-up’s is one step closer to being a reality. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, the fight will take place on (HBO PPV) Nov. 19 at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Both New York and Las Vegas were being considered as the site for the fight and ultimately Las Vegas made more sense according to Main Events CEO Kathy Duva.

“We went back and forth with Las Vegas and New York for quite a while, as both venues were enthused about hosting the event”

The bout between Kovalev-Ward is contingent on both men winning their interim bouts which will take place this summer and if all goes as planned this fight will be the biggest in boxing with the winner staking his claim as the pound for pound king in the sport.

Muhammad Ali: Boxing legend in hospital with respiratory issue

Boxing great Muhammad Ali is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue, a spokesman for the former world heavyweight champion has confirmed.

Ali, 74, is being treated by doctors as a precaution and is described as being in a “fair condition”. A brief hospital stay is expected.

Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984, after quitting boxing.

The three-time world champion was last hospitalised in January 2015 following a severe urinary tract infection.

Family spokesman Bob Gunnell confirmed Ali’s condition to the Associated Press but did not divulge which hospital was treating him or when he was admitted.

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor set for September (Rumor)

If there is one sure thing about the already-hyped boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, it is the potential amount of money it would be able to generate.


This is also the reason why FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd is firm on his belief that the said fight will end up taking place in September of this year. In the recent episode of his podcast ‘The Herd’, Cowherd shared his own experiences of how such spectacles can easily draw people in.

“My intel is, Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather is going to happen. It changed late last week. Got a call, then somebody else sent me something yesterday and Saturday. We book rooms in Vegas. (This happens) in September.”

“I watched Evel Knievel as a kid. I watched Wide World of Sports. I watched presidential debates. Why do you have those debates? You have those debates not really to solve anything. It’s because CNN and FOX News, they can get big ratings and sell it to advertisers, and it’s commerce.”

“This is gonna be commerce,” Cowheard continued. “That’s what it’s gonna be.”

Cowherd argued that given the possible involvement of television giants such as CBS for Mayweather and FOX Sports for the UFC, everyone involved is bound to earn a huge payday.

“You’ve got FOX and CBS, you’ve got UFC, you’ve got boxing, you’ve got Floyd, you’ve got Conor. It’s gonna make a lot of money for people.”mcgregor-mayweather

Best Father’s Day Ideas for Dads Who Like Boxing

Best Father’s Day Ideas for Dads Who Like Boxing. These can be tricky as is shopping for Dad, but these are what we feel are the BEST books for all ages of fathers. From new dads to grandfathers, these can fit in anywhere, and guess what any dad (or guy) will love that you got them a book on boxing!

Best fathers Day Gifts

  1. Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing

  1. Hands of Stone: The Life and Legend of Roberto Duran

3. Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson

“Undisputed Truth is raw, powerful and disturbing—a head-spinning take on Mr. Tyson’s life.” (Wall Street Journal)

Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon—Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most ferocious boxers of all time—and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior. Yet—even after hitting rock bottom—the man who once admitted being addicted “to everything” fought his way back, achieving triumphant success as an actor and newfound happiness and stability as a father and husband. Brutal, honest, raw, and often hilarious, Undisputed Truth is the singular journey of an inspiring American original.

  1. The Sweet Science by A.J Liebling

  1. At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing

Named a best book of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle, At the Fights is a gritty and glittering anthology of the very best writing about boxing. Here are Jack London on the immortal Jack Johnson; Richard Wright on Joe Louis’s historic victory over Max Schmeling; A. J. Liebling’s brilliantly comic portrait of a manager who really identifies with his fighter; Jimmy Cannon on Archie Moore, the greatest fighter of the 1950s; James Baldwin and Gay Talese on Floyd Patterson’s epic fight with Sonny Liston; George Plimpton on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X; Norman Mailer on the Rumble in the Jungle; Mark Kram on the Thrilla in Manila; Pete Hamill on legendary trainer and manager Cus D’Amato; Mark Kriegel on Oscar De La Hoya; and David Remnick and Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson. National Book Award–winning novelist Colum McCann (Let the Great World Spin) offers a foreword and, in a new preface, John Schulian pays tribute to his co-editor, George Kimball, who lost his battle with cancer in 2011.

Amir Khan isn’t Brave for Losing to Canelo

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I have read a few different articles about the ‘bravery’ of Amir Khan’t for getting into the ring vs Canelo last night, and I can’t help but to laugh. (Read this puff piece by Ben Dirs for Example)

Look for the amount of $ Khan got last night, I would have fought Canelo. Don’t mistake bravery for stupidity! And let’s not forget that Mr. Khan is and has been ducking a fight with Kell Brook since forever.

Sure, Khan did the right thing for his bank account, he is a business man, and went into the ring knowing like the rest of us that he would get KO’d before the 12th round. It was a fight worth bootlegging, not paying for despite what Golden Boy or any other promoter says. Khan running to the microphone after the fight to say that GGG and Canelo need to fight is laughable. Sure, they should fight, but Khan isn’t by any means going to rush into the ring to get knocked out by Kell Brook.

Give Canelo his props, he has been one to fight whoever, whenever, but don’t let his bravery be confused for Khan’s willingness to take a paycheck with a knockout. Khan got to hit the club with his money last night because he was well rested after sleeping in the ring, but if he wants to call himself a boxer, he needs to get into the ring with Brook.

Canelo Alvarez KOs Amir Khan in sixth round to retain middleweight title

LAS VEGAS — For five rounds, Canelo Alvarez chased Amir Khan around the ring, looking to land the big punch every knew was coming.

Then, as quickly as you could snap your fingers, Alvarez plowed a powerful overhand right hand flush into Khan’s notoriously susceptible jaw, and the British fighter crumpled to the canvas, his head bouncing off the canvas and then he was out cold. And just like that, it was over.

At 2:37 of the sixth round, the pro-Canelo crowd roared its approval as Canelo raised his hands and it was all over. No 10-count necessary.

The Mexican superstar, who seems to have all the qualifications to take over as the face of boxing, retained his WBC middleweight title thanks to his spectacular knockout.

And with that, the inaugural boxing card in front of a near sellout crowd of 16,540 at the gorgeously new T-Mobile Center was history, as thousands of Canelo fans went home happy, a nice completion of the Cinco de Mayo holiday that Canelo now owns, at least in Sin City.

Gennady Golovkin, the unified middleweight champion who also holds the WBC interim belt, was an interested ringside observer and saw it unfold. After it was over, Alvarez came over to the ropes and gestured to Golovkin to come into the ring, as if to say, “You’re next.”

“Like I said in Mexico, ‘We don’t (expletive) around,’ ” said Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs). “We don’t come to play in this sport. I fear no one in this sport.

“I’ll fight (Triple G) right now. Let’s put the gloves on and get in there with him.”

Khan and trainer Virgil Hunter both agreed that Alvarez should fight Golovkin next.

“I think it’s time that Canelo steps in the ring with Triple G,” said Khan (31-4, 19 KOs).

Said Hunter: “He’s gotta quit hiding behind the flag and fight Triple G.”

HANDS OF STONE – Official US Teaser Trailer – The Weinstein Company

HANDS OF STONE follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas”

Terence “Bud” Crawford surrenders to police in assault, theft case

WBO junior welterweight boxing champion Terence “Bud” Crawford of Omaha surrendered to police Friday morning, cited for theft of services, criminal mischief, assault in the third degree and trespassing, all misdemeanors.

He had initially faced a felony theft charge, but his attorney got that reduced to a misdemeanor. “I have been in contact with the police department as well as the country attorney in terms of what charges would be brought against him and we all agree this does not rise to the level of a felony,” said Crawford’s lawyer, Steve Lefler.

Crawford was arrested and released on his signature. Leaving OPD headquarters minutes later, Crawford was asked if he wanted to talk about the case. “Not at all.”

The charges stem from a disturbance last week at Extreme Custom Fleet and Auto Spa near North 56th Street and Sorensen Parkway.

The police report says Crawford and three others came to the shop and took his car, damaging property in the process. The body shop’s owner has accused Crawford and his friends of doing $5,000 worth of damage to his shop. Michael Nelson says that Crawford came in and demanded his car, but refused to pay for a paint job.

Nelson stated he was unaware that Crawford and his friends had entered his shop on April 14th. According to Nelson, Crawford and his friends took the car off a hydraulic lift themselves which damaged the lift. Nelson told responding officers he was with another customer when he heard noises from inside his shop. The shop owner alleges that he saw Crawford “hitting buttons and pulling levers on the hydraulic lift” until the car was lowered.

In the police report, Nelson also says Crawford pushed him when he tried to keep the group from leaving. When police arrived they noted that the hydraulic lift was stuck in the “on” position and was overheating. The officer then observed smoke coming from the pump itself.

Extreme Custom Fleet and Auto Spa would not respond to questions on Friday.

Lefler was asked if Crawford had mishandled the situation. “I don’t know the answer to that. My guess is that all of us could go back and handle things differently.”

Sources tell WOWT 6 News there is surveillance video of the incident and that video has been given to police.

JORDAN BRAND SIGNS GENNADY GOLOVKIN

Over the last 30 years, the Jordan Brand has become synonymous with greatness. What started with Michael continues today with the brand’s diverse roster, which includes 50+ athletes from a variety of sports, all dedicated to pursuing greatness. Further evolving that legacy, today Jordan Brand announced that it has added yet another champion to the family: Gennady Golovkin, the Unified WBA, IBF, IBO and WBC Middleweight Champion of the World. “We are excited to add Gennady to the Jordan Brand family,” affirms Larry Miller, Jordan Brand President. “Gennady’s work ethic, dedication to his craft and style make him a perfect fit.”

The Kazakhstani boxer officially announced his association with the brand from his training camp in Big Bear, California, where he is preparing to face Dominic Wade on Saturday, April 23, in Inglewood, California for his 17th consecutive defense of his World Middleweight Championship. Golovkin is 34-0 with 31 knockouts and a current streak of 21 consecutive knockouts. Currently training in Jordan Training product, Golovkin will work closely with the brand to continue the development of the category. The five-foot, 10-inch middleweight slugger becomes the third boxer to join the Jordan Brand behind top world pound for pound undefeated champion Andre Ward and former World Champion Roy Jones Jr.

Kell Brook is Ducking Miguel Cotto

Kell Brook has rejected a fight against Miguel Cotto in New York on June 18th, HBO have revealed. The fight would have been on HBO PPV.

Why have Brook & his promoter Eddie Hearn done this, when they claim they want a big fight this summer!?

Cotto would be that fight, right? Despite his loss to Canelo, who is much bigger, who does the 2015 Boxing Globe Boxer of the Globe want to fight this year?

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