Undefeated middleweight Tony Harrison wants to make good on putting Detroit, Mich. back on the boxing map – for the city and his late trainer/manager, Emanuel Steward.
Reflecting on his big win over Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, newly-minted WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder says his prophecy has been fulfilled.
Boxing fans share their thoughts on the Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder heavyweight showdown, Sergey Kovalev’s light heavyweight challenges in 2015, the prospect of a Jhonny Gonzalez-Abner Mares rematch, and Paulie Malignaggi’s latest Manny Pacquiao rant in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Paying tribute to his grandmother and Emanuel Steward, undefeated heavyweight Deontay Wilder says he’s meant to be a champion in the run-up to his challenge of WBC titlist Bermane Stiverne.
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor ended a 14-month ring absence with Saturday night’s seventh-round technical knockout of Juan Carlos Candelo.
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor on those who criticize his comeback, which continues on Saturday: “They told me that I was never going to be a world champion and I did that. Now, they’re looking at me and they’re saying that same thing, that I can’t come back and win a world title.”
Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson on Saturday’s mandatory challenger Tony Bellew: “You can be sure that I am going to knock Bellew out. I think that the fight is going to go about four or five rounds and then I’m going to knock him out.”
Super middleweights Thomas Oosthuizen and Brandon Gonzales will meet in a clash of unbeatens on Saturday’s undercard to the main event between WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and challenger Matthew Macklin.
Johnathon Banks on his knockout of Seth Mitchell in the wake of Emanuel Steward’s death: “This is dedicated to Emanuel for everything that he did for me since I was 15. It was very emotional considering what has happened over the past few weeks.”
Thomas Hearns commented exclusively to RingTV.com about his trainer and father figure Emanuel Steward. “In my opinon,” said the hall-of-fame boxer. “Emanuel Steward was the best trainer that ever lived.”