Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor scored a unanimous decision over Sam Soliman, who suffered four knockdowns and an injured right knee during their IBF title bout on Wednesday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Taylor won by scores of 116-111, 115-109, and 116-109.
The trainer of Jermain Taylor has responded to a bizarre video in which the former middleweight champ is shown firing a gun and saying “I’ll never lose to another white boy,” presumably in reference to his showdown with IBF beltholder Sam Soliman tonight.
Boxing’s ultimate road warrior Sam Soliman defends his IBF middleweight title against former champ Jermain Taylor on ESPN2 on Wednesday. RingTV.com spoke with the veteran about achieving his goal of winning a world title, his life in Australia and his showdown with Taylor.
In what looks like former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor’s last, true shot at glory, trainer Pat Burns says his charge is ready to face IBF titlist Sam Soliman on Wednesday night.
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.
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.
The Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout on Aug. 16 will head up a Showtime tripleheader that includes the WBC 168-pound titleholder Sakio Bika’s rematch with Anthony Dirrell and WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Daniel Estrada.
Lightweight veteran Petr Petrov and skilled middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. used their experience to earn Boxcino tournament titles on Friday in Verona, N.Y. Petrov outworked Fernando Carcamo to an eighth-round TKO; Monroe outboxed Brandon Adams to a decision.
ESPN’s live telecast of the of the Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch for the vacant WBC heavyweight title on Saturday was the the highest-rated fight on any ESPN network since 2003, the cable sports giant announced.
Chris Arreola weighed half a pound lighter than Bermane Stiverne at Friday’s weigh-in for thier rematch and WBC heavyweight title bout. Arreola, who has come in as heavy as the 250-pound range for past important bouts, weighed 239. Stiverne, who won their first bout by unanimous decision, weighed 239.5.
With the influx of intriguing heavyweight match-ups in the very near-future, undefeated contender Deontay Wilder gives his picks on who’s going to win and who he hopes to face for the WBC title.
Bermane Stiverne introduced himself to the boxing world in April of last year when he beat Chris Arreola, unanimously outpointing his favored rival over 12 rounds (118-109 and 117-110 twice), punctuating the victory with a vicious, third round knockdown that broke Arreola’s nose. Since then, Stiverne, now 35, has waited patiently for his opportunity […]
Heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne launched into a fiery tirade at Thursday’s final press conference for his rematch with Chris Arreola, who shot back and helped make for an intense (and profane) preview to their WBC title bout on Saturday in Los Angeles.
The public is invited to attend the Tuesday media workouts and Friday’s weigh-in for the May 10 Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch and WBC heavyweight title bout that takes place at the Galen Center on the USC campus in Los Angeles.
Among many award recipients, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will receive the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Fighter of the Year” distinction for 2013 on May 1.