Today is the 25th anniversary of Buster Douglas’ shocking win over Mike Tyson for the undisputed heavyweight champion and its effect is palpable to this day. Our own Lee Groves looks back on a true day to remember.
Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko weighed 245.82 pounds compared to 246.92 for challenger Kubrat Pulev in advance of Saturday’s fight in Hamburg, Germany.
Jim Lampley defended the closing commentary he delivered on Tuesday night’s edition of “The Fight Game,” in which he described Floyd Mayweather Jr. as “an often aggressively distasteful human being whose behaviors are a blight on the boxing landscape,” adding that “Mayweather’s retirement can not come a moment too soon.”
The topic of Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao was broached, yet again, during an edition of HBO’s “The Fight Game,” when host Jim Lampley discussed with Max Kellerman the notion of a “two-network shared pay-per-view” to make the fight a reality.
Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya stated that he has “talked to Al Haymon about various possibilities” for matching his boxers against those from Top Rank during an interview on Tuesday night’s episode of HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley.”
HBO’s “The Fight Game” with host Jim Lampley premieres tonight for the fall season at 11:00 p.m. ET/ 8:00 p.m. PT. It will be the first of four shows that will run in consecutive months, as the following show airs on Oct. 28, followed by Nov. 19, and concluding the 2014 season on Dec. 23.
At this year’s annual Boxing Writers Association of America dinner, WBO welterweight titlist Tim Bradley took a moment to plead for a resolution between the sport’s feuding power players.
Lucian Bute was not surprised when informed that 21 of 22 insiders polled by RingTV.com picked Jean Pascal to beat him in their light heavyweight fight on Saturday in Montreal on HBO, but the former super middleweight beltholder remains confident of victory.
RingTV.com polled 22 boxing insiders as to their thoughts on what will transpire in the anticipated Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute light heavyweight showdown that takes place Saturday in Montreal on HBO.
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.”
The late Emanuel “Manny” Steward trained Thomas Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Mike McCallum among his seemingly endless list of current and former world champions.
HBO’s Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward doesn’t offer many new insights, but does an excellent job of rekindling the drama around one of boxing’s greatest trilogies, and of portraying the friendship that evolved between two warriors beyond the ring.
Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.