Crawford and Lundy Easily Make Weight; NYC Ready For Verdejo

With pre-fight formalities complete, it’s fight time in New York. Saturday night, Terrence Crawford makes his second defense of the WBO super lightweight title against “Hammerin” Hank Lundy of Philadelphia in a fight that many expect to be a completive scrap between two combatants with deep rooted bad blood dating back to their respective amateur days. Climbing the scales on Friday at the “mecca” of boxing, Madison Square Garden, the combatants easily came in under the super welterweight limit of 140 pounds. Official weights as follows: Terence Crawford: 139.2 lbs. Hank Lundy: 138.2 lbs. After a scuffle ensued at Thursday’s final press during the fighter pose off, a weigh day pose off appeared to be out…

Manny Pacquiao To Delay “The Announcement”

If you were eagerly awaiting the announcement of Manny Pacquiao’s next, and potentially final opponent, you’ll have to wait a little while longer. According to his promoter Bob Arum, Pacquiao was expected to make a selection on Friday  during the Metro PCS Friday Night Knockouts telecast on TruTv but according to a story by ESPN, the announcement won’t be happening as Pacquiao can’t decide who he wants to face. The delay announcement came by way of Arum spokesperson Fred Sternburg on Thursday. “I was asked to tell you on Bob’s behalf that, unfortunately, Top Rank will not have an announcement on truTV as originally planned as Manny is not ready to make a decision on…

[Poll] Who Wins Bradley Vs Rios: Cast Your Vote

CAST YOUR VOTE NOW! Who will win tonight’s welterweight showdown at the Thomas and Mack Center?

Bradley vs. Rios LA Press Conference Video/Photos

LOS ANGELES, CA — The downtown Los Angeles Millenium Biltmore Hotel provided the backdrop for today’s official press conference to announce the upcoming title bout between newly re-crowned WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios. Scheduled to take place on November 7th at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Bradley and Rios are practically guaranteed to put on a action packed showdown from start to finish. Joining the main event combatants, two-time Olympic gold medalist and current WBO Vasyl Lomachenko who will make his second title defense against Romulo Koasicha of Mexico. The recent shake-up in the Bradley team, changing from long time trainer Joel Diaz to Hall…

Matthysse v Postol LA Press Conference, Video and More

LOS ANGELES, CA – On October 3rd, former champion Lucas Matthysse finds himself in contention for the super lightweight title once more as he faces off against number one contender Viktor Postol at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson, CA. A card that promises to not only produce fireworks in the main event includes a stacked card of bouts at what’s become boxing’s latest battle ground in recent years. The co-main event features an intriguing match-up between young, undefeated, knockout artist Antonio Orozco against battle tested and former champion Humberto Soto. At a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, the combatants addressed the media on their upcoming respective bouts. Here’s what they had to say: Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in…

Take 3, Alvarado vs Rios In Play For January 24th

TAKE THREE! MIKE ALVARADO  VS.  BRANDON RIOS 3 WBO INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP  Saturday, January 24, at Denver Area’s 1STBANK Center Live on HBO® A Knockout Holiday Gift — Tickets Go On Sale This Friday!  December at 10 A.M. MT DENVER (December 9, 2014) — Former world champions and co-stars of one this era’s most intense and exciting boxing rivalries — Denver’s “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO and BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS of Oxnard, Calif. — announced the final chapter of their epic trilogy at a Denver press conference today.  Boasting a combined record of 66-5-1 (45 KOs) — a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 68% —  each warrior owns a victory in the series — both…

[Video] Pacquiao vs Algieri Press Conference – Macau

MACAU, CHINA – From TR Boxing – During the launch event August 25 at the Venetian Macao for the global Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri media tour, Bob Arum announced featherweight champ Vasyl Lomachenko would fight on the card. The Pacquiao-Algieri World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title fight happens Nov. 22 at the Venetian Macao live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

Froch v Groves II & Vetyeka v Donaire This Saturday On HBO

HBO BOXING® RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE ENTHRALLING REMATCH HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: CARL FROCH VS. GEORGE GROVES II, PRESENTED SATURDAY, MAY 31, ALONG WITH THE TITLE FIGHT SIMPIWE VETYEKA VS. NONITO DONAIRE FROM MACAU Froch vs. Groves London media workout photos courtesy of Matchroom Boxing American boxing fans can catch a highly anticipated UK rematch and a title fight from Macau when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: CARL FROCH VS. GEORGE GROVES II AND SIMPIWE VETYEKA VS. NONITO DONAIRE is seen SATURDAY, MAY 31 at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO Sports team will be calling both events, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Other…

[Video] Tim Bradley LA Media Workout

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Photos/Video: Jeandra LeBeauf With April 12th rapidly approaching, Tim Bradley held court to answer questions and display his conditioning for the gathered media. In visibly good sports and attributing his conditioning to a rigorous training schedule and vegan lifestyle (emphasizing his current weight is 150lbs), he makes it clear his purpose is to leave no doubt when the final bell sounds.  Joined by trainers Joel Diaz and his father Tim Bradley Sr., Bradley shadow boxed and worked the pads before the gym called it quits and asked everyone to leave. “His own fans said he lost that fire. I didn’t say it [first]. I read it,” said Bradley when asked about his comments on Face/Off….

[Interview] Roach: “Moving Up Could Be A One Time Deal”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture Publicity is in full swing as Top Rank Promotions prepares for it’s second pay-per-view fight of the year, the June 7th clash at Madison Square Garden featuring Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez. After suffering two consecutive losses, Cotto returned to form to easily dominate Delvin Rodriguez in three rounds in October of this year. Making his second appearance with Roach in his corner, a win for Cotto further solidifies his boxing legacy making him the first Puerto Rican fighter to win titles in 4 different divisions. As he prepares for his date with Martinez, Cotto will jump up 5 pounds (fighting at an agreed upon 159 pound…