Josh Taylor was impressed by Billy Joe Saunders’ performance in his career-defining fight against Canelo Alvarez. The unbeaten IBF/WBA 140-pound champion had their super middleweight title unification fight even through eight rounds. Though that high-profile fight ended in disappointment for Saunders on May 8, Taylor thinks the British southpaw proved himself at boxing’s elite level
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A few weeks ago, Showtime announced their fall schedule which includes a bantamweight showdown pitting WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero (30-4) against WBA ‘regular’ bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (20-1). The fight will take place on August 14th and should be an interesting contrast in styles. The 32-year-old Casimero is expected to hit Las Vegas
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Youtuber Jake Paul believes Floyd Mayweather will ‘severely underestimate’ older brother Logan Paul in their upcoming exhibition clash. Logan, 26-years-old and very popular on social media, will meet the 44-year-old Mayweather in an exhibition clash on June 6 in the main event of a Showtime pay-per-view card. Mayweather, a five-division world champion, retired from the
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Posted on 05/16/2021 By: Hans Themistode The sport of boxing has always had a specific pecking order. Those who are at the top have constantly dictated terms on when, how and where a showdown will take place. Long before Floyd Mayweather became the top dog several years ago, he was forced to acquiesce to the
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Posted on 05/16/2021 By: Hans Themistode Over the past few weeks, Stephen Fulton was asked to put on his analysis cap. The WBO super bantamweight world champion was bombarded with numerous questions pertaining to the showdown between WBC titlist Luis Nery and WBA ‘Regular’ champion Brandon Figueroa. Although the betting public leaned heavily towards Nery,
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Posted on 05/16/2021 By: Hans Themistode For a number of months now, fans were unsure what to believe. Seemingly every week, promoter Eddie Hearn would announce that a showdown between unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and WBC/Ring Magazine titlist, Tyson Fury, was signed, sealed and delivered. Yet, no matter how confident Hearn appeared to be,
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Posted on 05/17/2021 By: Hans Themistode David Benavidez was originally taken aback by the amount of vitriol aimed in his direction from WBC middleweight belt holder Jermall Charlo. Just a few months ago, the former two-time super middleweight champion stated that if Charlo were to move up in weight, a clash between them would be
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2:44 PM ET Mark KriegelESPN Tyson Fury has received assurances from Prince Khalid Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi defense secretary, that his four-belt heavyweight unification fight with Anthony Joshua will happen Aug. 14 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. “I just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia,” Fury said in a video posted
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Sep 23, 2020 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Editor’s note: This story was originally published in September. It has been updated to reference that Josh Taylor will face Jose Ramirez on May
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Feature • Issue • Premium Tommy Welch was two years old the first time he told his father he wanted to be a boxer. It’s taken a long time for Scott Welch to take his son seriously, writes Matt Christie “YOUR son is out of control, Mr. Welch,” Tommy Welch’s father was told by Tommy
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