GF Adonis Stevenson Says Contrary to Reports, He’s Recovering

Adonis Stevenson is awake and responsive following post-fight surgery and a coma. In a prepared statement Simone “Sisi” God, Stevenson’s girlfriend said he is awake and recovering. On behalf of Adonis and our family, I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out, send prayers and post about Adonis’ injury.  We are so grateful for the outpour of messages, gifts and support that have come our way. Superman is a world champion and has demonstrated his strength in facing every obstacle he has ever faced.  He is a legend in the eyes of his fans, and a man that demonstrates to his family daily that inner strength…

Claressa Shields Named BWAA’s 2018 Female Fighter of the Year

In a pivotal year for women’s boxing that saw the sport reach more people than ever before, two-time United States Olympic gold medal winner Claressa Shields continued to soar, as she successfully defended her two world middleweight titles, then added three super middleweight belts before the end of a campaign that earned her the 2018 Christy Marin Award, which is given to the Boxing Writers Association of America’s Female Fighter of the Year. “I am thrilled and honored to receive the Fighter of the Year award from the Boxing Writers Association of America. It is a dream come true, and it furthers my goal to lift women’s boxing to new levels,” Shields said. “In 2019…

Adonis Stevenson Hospitalized After KO loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Round 10 (Video)

After being on the receiving end of a huge left hook from Stevenson that sent him crashing into the ropes. Gvozdyk recouped and finished the round with a powerful overhand right to end the tenth round. It was in the eleventh round that the fight would come to an end. With less than twenty seconds remaining in the round, Gvozdyk launched an assault that would leave Stevenson folded up and on the canvas. Gvozdyk now becomes the WBC light heavyweight champion on Stevenson’s 10th title defense. In an unfortunate follow-up to the fight, BoxingScene.com reports that Stevenson, who was taken to the hospital immediately following the bout for observation, was placed in a medically induced…

Floyd Mayweather Says He Was Tricked Into NYE Fight Announcement (Video)

Floyd Mayweather says he was tricked and bamboozled into making his recent fight announcement and as a result, the fight isn’t happening. In a message on his Instagram page, Mayweather pens a lengthy message about the announcement and how he was only there to make a personal appearance, not announce a fight. Maybe that’s a good thing considering the reaction from fans after the announcement. To see Mayweather’s full announcement, plus the press conference from Japan, scroll down.   View this post on Instagram   Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in…

Floyd Mayweather to Compete in His First MMA Match? Here’s the Breakdown (Video)

Floyd Mayweather is once again putting a temporary pause on retirement to step back into the ring. Except for this time, he’ll be entering the Octagon. ESPN.com reports that Mayweather will compete in an MMA match on December 31st against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31st in Japan. Mayweather was on hand with Tenshin to make the formal announcement. Mayweather will exit retirement once again and fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, about a half-hour drive outside of Tokyo. Mayweather and Nasukawa appeared at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday (Sunday night United States time) that was streamed worldwide on YouTube…

Manny Pacquiao Says He Will Fight Adrien Broner In January

First a signing with Al Haymon and now a fight against Adrien Broner on the horizon for Manny Pacquiao? Boxingscene.com reports that Manny Pacquiao says his next trip to the ring will come against “the Problem” during the month of January. The 39-year-old Filipino boxing icon said the fight with Broner could be held either on Jan. 12 or 19, likely in Las Vegas. According to Spin.ph, Pacquiao made the announcement on Wednesday night when he was introduced as the latest ambassador of International Sports Promotion Society at Makati Shangrila Hotel. “Broner, Adrien Broner,” said Pacquiao when asked by Spin on who he’s going to fight next. “I think either January 12 or 19.” Pacquiao…

Canelo Alvarez Headed to DAZN in New $365M, Multi-Year Mega Deal

Canelo Alvarez took the next step in establishing boxing global supremacy. ESPN reports that Alvarez has signed with the online streaming service to broadcast his fights. Here is the deal breakdown per Dan Rafael. In a record-shattering deal finalized early Wednesday morning, Alvarez signed a five-year, 11-fight deal worth a minimum of $365 million with DAZN, which only launched in the United States in September. It will commence with his move up to super middleweight to challenge secondary world titlist Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York, where they will meet face-to-face at the kickoff news conference on Wednesday afternoon. The signing comes on the heels of HBO’s announcement that it…

Dmitry Bivol To Defend WBA Title Against Hard-Hitting Jean Pascal

Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title against former Olympian and former WBC, IBO, and Ring Magazine champion Jean Pascal on Saturday, November 24, 2018, as boxing returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The event will be promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing, Bivol’s promoter, in association with Jean Pascal Promotions. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Bivol, age 27, of St. Petersburg Russia, risks his perfect record of 14 wins with no losses and 11 knockouts against the time-tested Pascal, who turns 36 on October 28, has 33 wins, 20 by knockout, against five losses and…

Bob Arum Says Al Haymon Doesn’t Really Exist; So Who’s Been Representing the Fighters? [Video]

Bob Arum says he believes he can make a fight between welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford if he can sit down with Al Haymon. He also believes there’s no Al Haymon and boxing’s most elusive figure is a fictional character conjured up by Sam Watson. Arum goes on to say the problem, with making the match-up is he doesn’t know who PBC Is. Here’s what the Top Rank chief said according to  Kevin Idec for Boxingscene: “The problem is who is PBC?,” Arum told BoxingScene.com, referring to the Premier Boxing Champions organization Haymon launched early in 2015. “And people say, ‘Al Haymon.’ And I say Al Haymon is a fiction Sam Watson…

Watch Terence Crawford Knockdown JoseBenavidez Jr. Before Winning By TKO [Video]

After trading insults back and forth during fight week, Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. met in the ring and let their hands do the talking. In the end, Crawford remained the champion and Benavidez became the latest believer of Crawford’s ability to put body’s on the canvas. After competing for 11 full rounds, Crawford put the cap on a dominant performance by connecting with an uppercut that sent Benavidez Jr. rolling on the canvas. Able to survive the count, Benavidez Jr. got to his feet only to be met with a barrage of punches that forced the referee to jump in and stop the fight. With the win Crawford retains the WBO welterweight title…

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