Broner Loses Title On Scale, Fight Still On

And the woes for Adrien Broner continue… At Thursday’s weigh-in for his Friday night match-up against Ashley Theophane, Broner failed to make the 140-lb weight limit coming in at 140.4. Given the standard 2 hours to lose the addition .4, Broner declined to return to the scales thus forfeiting the WBA world super lightweight title. Theophane now not only has the opportunity to win the vacant title but will pocket an addition undisclosed amount of Broner’s purse according to ESPN’s Dan Raphael. This is the second time Broner has been stripped of a title in his professional career for failing to make the divisional weight limit. To watch the full weigh-in courtesy of FightHype.com, click below.

Live Stream: Adrien Broner vs Ashley Theophane 10AM PT

With Adrien Broner’s current legal troubles, his on-going battle of words with Floyd Mayweather, a new reality series and the usual things that go along with a day in the life of Broner, today’s press conference is must-see TV. Today at 10AM PT, watch as Broner and opponent Ashley Theophane hold their final press conference ahead of Saturday night’s clash in Washington DC. In addition to the combatants and their teams, retired pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to appear as well. Theophane has been virtually ignored and dismissed since the fight announcement making you wonder if Mayweather Promotions is goading fans into believing a #50 is on the horizon featuring Broner and Mayweather? To access today’s press conference,…

Photos/Quotes: Theophane, Love Media Workout

LAS VEGAS (March 18, 2016) – 140-pound contender Ashley “The Treasure” Theophane and super middleweight contender J’Leon Love hosted a Las Vegas media workout Thursday as they prepared for their respective showdowns on Friday, April 1 from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. Theophane takes on super lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Love will compete in a non-televised undercard attraction. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by About Billions Promotions and Mayweather Promotions in association with HeadBangers Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, and are on sale now. To purchase…

Audio: Chris Pearson “I Would Fight Him Again Tomorrow!”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – In what was easily the fight of the night on the year end installment of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV, Eric Walker defeated Chris Pearson by unanimous decision. The raucous back and forth battle saw Walker starting fast in the early rounds with Pearson returning fire under adversity in the middle rounds. In the end it was Walker that dominated the exchanges and ultimately outworked Pearson to emerge victorious. Judges final scores for the bout 79-71, 80-72, 78-74. At the conclusion of the fight, Jeandra LeBeauf had the opportunity to speak with Pearson about his performance. After paying proper respect to his opponent, the Mayweather Promotions prospect made it clear this…

Mayweather v Berto Officially Official For September 12

LOS ANGELES, CA — At the J.W. Marriott in downtown Los Angeles, pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather and former two-time champion Andre Berto gathered with their respective teams for the first time to formally announce their upcoming bout scheduled for September 12th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Despite being bout announcement being met with lukewarm response from fans since it’s announcement, the combatants did their best to sell the merits of the fight. During his time at the dias Berto, and trainer Virgil Hunter, acknowledged the champion’s dominance in the ring, while Mayweather spoke of the “never quit attitude” Berto displays in the ring whether he wins or loses. As usual,…

Broner to Porter: “Come Sign With ‘About Billions’ After This Fight

LAS VEGAS —  It’s not a Broner fight without some kind of verbal shenanigans and Thursday was no exception… Thank you to our friends at BSO for this comedic jewel since your friends at BadCulture.net are at home. At the final press conference ahead of his Saturday night bout with Shawn Porter, “the Problem” took his time at the dais to poke at the duo of Porter Sr. and Porter Jr., in typical AB fashion. At least this time he won’t be suspended for his commentary. Here are some highlights … Implying that Porter Sr. is stealing from his son… “He [Kenny Porter] got the big boy Jeep that you gotta hop out of, the…

Smith/Theophane Post Wins On Special Edition Of FNF

Former junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith defeated Cecil McCalla by unanimous decision Thursday night at the Palms Resort. Judges final scores 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93. Making his first appearance since separating with long time trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad Smith found himself tested throughout the bout but ultimately won battle. Smith is now trained by Danny Smith (no relation), who was already working his corner along with Muhammad. In the co-feature, despite scoring a knockdown at the close Mahonri Montes found himself on on the wrong side of the decision. After going the distance, Ashley Theophane got the distance via a 10-round split decision.

ESPN: Ishe Smith vs. Cecil McCalla Headline

LAS VEGAS — Looking to get back on the winning track, former IBF super welterweight champion Ishe Smith headlines the main event on a special edition of Friday Night Fights (on a Thursday). After losing to WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara, Smith needs a victory to keep his name in the top heavy super welterweight mix. Also fighting on tonight’s card, Ashley Theophane vs. Mahonri Montes, 10 rounds, welterweights; Ronald Gavril vs. TBA, 8 rounds, super middleweights; Lanell Bellows vs. Eddie Hunter, 6 rounds, super middleweights; Juan Heraldez vs. Tavorus Teague, 6 rounds, welterweights; Ladarius Miller vs. TBA, 4 rounds, welterweights; Kevin Newman vs. Ricardo Urquizo, 4 rounds, super middleweights

Pacquiao Agrees to Terms For Mayweather Fight

Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture.net We’re getting closer but we still aren’t there… Yesterday Manny Pacquiao did his part on a deal that would FINALLY usher in a match-up between two of boxing’s biggest superstars. Speaking to ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael Top Rank vice president Carl Morreti is reporting that Pacquiao and his team have agreed to terms for a May 2 bout. No reports or statements as of yet from Mayweather himself, Mayweather Promotions or any designee authorized to speak on his behalf. Terms of the agreement include (but clearly not limited to): Pacquiao agreed to a 40 percent cut of the revenue, leaving Mayweather with the remaining 60 percent of a fight. Locale to be determined by…

Photos/Weights From San Antonio, Texas

Photo Credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions Stephanie Trapp/Showtime With their WBA World light middleweight title bout just a day away, Erislandy Lara and Ishe Smith easily made weight in today in San Antonio, TX. Lara weighed in at the 154 pound limit while Smith tipped the scales at 153.5 pounds. Other weights: Badou Jack 169.5 vs. Francisco Sierra 172.5 Chris Pearson 155.75 vs. Steve Martinez 154