Undefeated heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, challenger Eric Molina and others on this Saturday’s card working out in Birmingham, Alabama. Photos by Stephanie Trapp/Showtime.
It’s an old refrain — “I’m not looking past …” — but Deontay Wilder insists he’s not going to underestimate Eric Molina, who most think poses little threat to the WBC heavyweight titleholder.
Can any current heavyweight contender come close to unseating RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko? Michael Woods breaks down the possibilities.
At age 46, former RING light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver might be working the ringside microphone for “Premier Boxing Champions” but he’s still hanging on to the idea of one last title run at heavyweight.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin made short work of Mike Perez, stopping the former Cuban amateur standout in the opening round of their WBC title-elimination bout on Friday in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin hurt Perez with a right hand and took the southpaw out with a series of follow-up rights at 1:31 of Round 1.
On Friday, heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and Mike Perez will go head to head in Moscow, Russia for the opportunity to face WBC titlist Deontay Wilder.
Undefeated heavyweight beltholder Deontay Wilder will make the first defense of his WBC title against Eric Molina in the main event of a June 13 Showtime-televised card from the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala., the cable network announced on Thursday.
WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder had some words of wisdom for former champ Shannon Briggs before discussing his thoughts on current champ Wladimir Klitschko (he doesn’t give Bryant Jennings a shot) and a possible 2016 showdown (with Klitschko, not Briggs).
Bernd Bonte, the CEO of Klitschko Management Group, wasn’t impressed with Tyson Fury’s eighth-round stoppage of Christian Hammer over the weekend but he recognizes the British heavyweight contender’s marketability as a future challenger for RING champ Wladimir Klitschko.
Fans from around the world share their thoughts on Rios-Alvarado III, the fallout of Cotto-Canelo, the prospect of Canelo-Kirkland, and the NBC/Spike TV/Haymon matchups of Garcia-Peterson, Thurman-Guerrero, Broner-Molina, Berto-Lopez, and Porter-Garcia in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Although RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko didn’t see the bout, he says he’s glad Deontay Wilder won the WBC title from Bermane Stiverne.
Deontay Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title-winning decision over Bermane Stiverne generated record ratings for Showtime, the network announced. The main event of the three-fight card captured an average audience of 1.24 million viewers, the network’s fourth-highest rated fight ever.
Despite Bryant Jennings’ aspirations of bringing the world heavyweight championship back to America, WBC titlist Deontay Wilder says Jennings won’t beat RING champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Boxing historian Lee Groves believes things are finally looking up for the sport: A potential Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in May, a consistent presence on free network TV, and the emergence of Deontay Wilder, a charismatic, hard-punching American heavyweight titleholder.
Reflecting on his big win over Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, newly-minted WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder says his prophecy has been fulfilled.