Sugar Ray Leonard is as interested in the Hassan N’dam N’Jikam-Curtis Stevens middleweight matchup as most hardcore fans. The contenders fight tonight in a 12-round IBF eliminator in Santa Monica, Calif. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.
For the better part of four decades, Ed Derian, who was 77 when he passed away on Sept. 26 at Kindred Hospital in Havertown, was the distinctive voice of Philadelphia boxing, the longest tenured and most cherished ring announcer to have graced local rings.
HBO is dusting off its star-making machine for Canelo Alvarez. The network did a good job with Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now HBO is working hand-in-hand with De La Hoya and going to go head-to-head with Mayweather to establish the next star.
Veteran sports writer Tim Smith shares his thoughts on Dan Goossen’s sudden passing. Smith recalls the many endearing qualities of the gregarious and charismatic boxing promoter, including Goossen’s love of family and zest for life.
Junior featherweight prospect Joseph Diaz Jr. looked sharp in his first headline bout, stopping well-traveled journeyman Raul Hidalgo in Round 7 of their “Golden Boy Live!” main event at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, on Monday.
Fans share their displeasure with the official scorecards of Arthur Abraham’s unanimous decision over Paul Smith, their excitement for Artur Beterbiev, plus their questions about Keith Thurman, Deontay Wilder, the Klitschko-Pulev fight and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Arthur Abraham defended his WBO super middleweight title against Paul Smith by way of unanimous decision in Germany on Saturday, however the lopsided official scorecards — 117-111 (twice) and 119-109 — do not come close to telling the story of the fight.
Russian contender Grigory Drozd dropped Krzysztof Wlodarczyk en route to a commanding points victory over the reigning Polish beltholder, winning the WBC title by lopsided unanimous decision on Saturday in Moscow.
Russian cruiserweight star Denis Lebedev bounced back from last year’s controversial stoppage loss to Guillermo Jones by scoring a chilling one-punch second-round knockout of unbeaten Polish standout Pawel Kolodziej on Saturday in Moscow.
Radio Rahim spoke to Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, HBO Sports president Ken Hershman and Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya at the L.A. press conference announcing Canelo’s return to HBO. De La Hoya spoke about his company’s relationship with Showtime and Mayweather Promotions.
The boxing world awaits the intriguing IBF middleweight title-elimination bout between Hassan N’Jikam N’Dam and Curtis Stevens on Oct. 1, but the undercard of the ESPN-televised fight looks compelling as well.
Fans share their thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s declaration that he will take over the Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Independence Day PPV dates currently held by Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Groves and boxing’s best jabbers, Beterbiev-Cloud, Carl Thompson, mythical matchups and more, in this week’s Friday mailbag
Longtime Russian cruiserweight contender Grigory Drozd finally gets a shot at a world title when he challenges Poland’s battle-tested Krzysztof Wlodarczyk for the WBC belt on Saturday in Moscow. Drozd spoke to RingTV.com about his life and the most important fight of his career.
Paul Smith challenges for his first world title on Saturday when he faces Arthur Abraham for the WBO super middleweight belt in Germany. The popular Liverpool native, a huge underdog, spoke to RingTV.com contributor Tom Gray about his opportunity.
Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya answered questions from the media at the Los Angeles press conference announcing his return to HBO. Alvarez talked about future showdowns with Miguel Cotto, James Kirkland, Gennady Golovkin and Manny Pacquiao.
Nonito Donaire Sr., who recently reunited with his son, Nonito Donaire Jr., as a trainer, says the veteran four-division titleholder still has a lot of fight left and will prove it against one of the most feared featherweights in the sport, Nicholas Walters, on Oct. 18.
HBO Sports president Ken Hershman and Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya were practically giddy during a Tuesday press conference in Los Angeles announcing Canelo Alvarez’s return to HBO. They say the long-term reunion will produce many big fights.