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…

Terence Crawford & Jose Benavidez Get Into Heated Exchange at #CrawfordBenavidez Media Day [Video]

Terence Crawford is excited to be back in Omaha, his beloved hometown and the site of many of his greatest fistic moments. The man nicknamed “Bud” will defend his WBO welterweight world title Saturday evening against Jose Benavidez Jr. at the CHI Health Center Omaha (formerly the CenturyLink Center), live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET. His four CHI Health Center outings have drawn nearly 45,000 fans, and another packed house is expected. The long-simmering animosity between Crawford and Benavidez spilled over into Wednesday’s media day, with the pair and their respective teams exchanging verbal haymakers. The ESPN broadcast will also include 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist and top featherweight prospect…

KO! Watch Luis Melendez’s Devastating Knockout Over Vicente Loredo (Video)

Making his amateur debut on Saturday night’s Top Rank-promoted card in Kissimmee, FL, Luis Melendez defeated Vicente Loredo by devastating knockout. To see the big ending, courtesy of Top Rank, scroll down. * * * * * * * * Luis Melendez with the MONSTER KO. #DiazIto 👻 pic.twitter.com/ySYLX5bF38 — Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) July 28, 2018

Manny Pacquiao & Lucas Matthysse Land in Malaysia to Hero’s Welcome

After speculation and rumors of the bout not coming to fruition reached a fevered pitch in the months leading up to the fight, Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse are ready to face each other a mere seven days from now. On Tuesday, future Hall-of-Famer Manny Pacquiao and WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse arrived in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia ahead of their July 15 showdown at the Axiata Arena. Manny Pacquiao: “We are locked and loaded. I am more than ready and excited to show Malaysian fight fans the fruits of hard training and preparation. We had a very great training camp and I cannot wait to fight on Sunday, July 15 (July 14 in the US).” Lucas…

Canelo & GGG Hold Joint Press Conference From Separate Locations (Video)

In what will be their only sorta joint appearance until fight week in September, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin participated a satellite press conference. With no love lost between the combatants, the two took questions from the press from separate locations (Canelo in Mexico and Golovkin in Big Bear, CA) while flanked by their respective teams. To watch the full press conference, courtesy of Golden Boy Boxing, click below.

Anthony Joshua Says No To Deontay Wilder Fight; Povetkin Up Next (Video)

A heavyweight unification bout between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in 2018 looks to now be off the table with Joshua moving on to his WBA mandatory Alexander Povetkin. Speaking to Sky Sports, WBA president Gilbert Mendoza is ordering that Joshua fight come to terms with Povetkin, or face being stripped, after giving him a month to make a decision on fighting Wilder. “The WBA have allowed over a month extension to negotiations with Povetkin and also ongoing discussions with Deontay Wilder. ”It appears the Wilder team have not returned the contract for the fight and therefore we are requesting a date for the Joshua versus Povetkin fight with immediate effect.” Joshua now has 24…

Creed 2 Trailer Released and Michael B Jordan Looks Like a Whole Meal (Video)

Ready for Creed vs Drago 2? Set to hit theaters in November, just in time for Thanksgiving, the trailer for Creed 2 appeared on the internet on Wednesday and Michael B. Jordan looks great. Here’s the quick synopsis of the sequel. Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s…

Canelo Issues Ultimatum Deal to Gennady Golovkin; Will He Accept? (Video)

Will Canelo and GGG announce a September rematch today? It’s now or never for Gennady Golovkin and his team. Dan Raphael of ESPN reports that GGG’s team has until 12 PM PT to accept an offer giving Canelo a 57 1/2 share of the purse to GGG’s 42 1/2 split. A larger share than previously negotiated.   In the meantime, Oscar De La Hoya is hosting his own countdown on twitter.   Tic-Toc, Tic-Toc. If any fight freaks see @GGGBoxing in Russia, perhaps you can lend him a pen. #whereisGGG — Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 13, 2018   Will Golovkin and his team take the offer. Stay tuned. To see Canelo’s latest footage,…