Rapper 50 Cent tried his hand at boxing promotion, and it seems, may have thrown in the towel. The man born Curtis Jackson filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland each got the chance to show their knuckleballs at an Astros game before hosting fans for a workout ahead of Saturday’s fight in Houston.
Having experienced much personal drama, junior middleweight James Kirkland’s frustrating decisions have once again come to light, this time affecting tentative opportunities in the ring.
In a recent conference call, RING welterweight/junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. answered questions regarding Kenny Bayless, Alex Ariza and Marcos Maidana’s aggressive approach in their first bout.
It’s still very early in the pro career of Ryan Martin, a 21-year-old lightweight prospect from Cleveland, Ohio, but he already has the physical build, style and athleticism of a future contender. The former amateur standout spoke to RingTV.com about his fighting for 50 Cent, his pro aspirations and sparring with Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Junior middleweight James Kirkland is looking for his latest opportunity to return to the ring. Canelo Alvarez and RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto might be just whom “Mandingo Warrior” is looking for.
Fledgling promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson spoke to RingTV.com about his star fighter Yuriorkis Gamboa’s challenge to lightweight beltholder Terence Crawford, SMS Promotions, his business falling out with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and concerns for his friend, the current state of boxing and his projects away from the sport.
Yuriorkis Gamboa plans on taking the upper hand early when he faces WBO lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford on June 28.
On July 2, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions will bring an ESPN2-televised card to Foxwoods Resort Casino, headlined by Mark Davis vs. Michael Farenas.
Rapper Fabolous’ insult to Adrien Broner in the song “The Hope” is just the latest in a long tradition of intertwining hip hop music with boxing. Hip hop can elevate a boxer and glamorize the sport or it can be used to kick a fighter when he’s down.
Returning former junior middleweight titleholder Yuri Foreman made it an easy night on Wednesday at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, as he widely outpointed Philadelphia trialhorse Jamaal Davis in their eight-round main event.
Billy Dib rebounded from his recent featherweight title loss with a majority decision over Mike Oliver in a Friday Night Fights main event in Hartford, Conn., on Friday. The hard-fought scrap salvaged the 50 Cent-promoted show that lost it’s original main event.
HBO’s 2 Days: Gennady Golovkin has accumulated more than 2.5 million viewers, surpassing last year’s average of 2.1 for the installment in advance of the WBA middleweight titleholder’s bout against Matthew Macklin on Saturday, according to the network.
Yuriorkis Gamboa will return to the ring for a clash of unbeatens against Colombian Darley Perez on the June 8 card that also features RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson against Adonis Stevenson.