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 đź‘» 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,…

[Live Stream] Terence Crawford vs Viktor Postol Final Press Conference

Before they head into the ring Saturday night, watch WBO champion Terence Crawford and WBC champion Viktor Postol sit down for the final time together with their teams to discuss the bout. A match-up of the best against the best, Saturday night’s showdown is sure to be a good one.

Olympian Claressa Shields Discusses Childhood Abuse & Olympic Glory

After going virtually ignored by major media, boxing Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields finally gets well deserved exposure when she appeared on this week’s installment of HBO’s The Fight Game. In an inspiring interview with Melissa Stark, Shields candidly discusses her beginnings in Flynt, overcoming sexual abuse as a child, and her triumphant win at the 2012 Olympics Games in London.

[Push Play] Roy Jones Jr. “Wins” By KO Against Fan (video)

In an oddly promoted boxing/MMA hybrid card, former pound-for-pound king pen Roy Jones Jr. defeated former MMA fighter Vyron “The Cannon” Phillips earning him the right to not pay out 100K. Wait what? In case you missed it, URshow.tv conducted a contest where fans, if selected, would earn the opportunity to fight against the former champion. If the selected entrant successfully knocked him out, they would pocket a cool 100K. Undoubtedly Phillips was excited he got that call but unfortunately for him, despite having an MMA background, he was no match for Jones who finished him off in two round. Did anyone really expect a different outcome? It IS Roy Jones Jr., no matter what age he is,…

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