Former junior welterweight champ Ricky Hatton spoke to RingTV.com about his thrilling battle with Kostya Tszyu – a fight that created one of the most electric environments and one of the greatest victories in British boxing history – on the 10th anniversary of his title-winning showdown.
Fans share their thoughts on Adonis Stevenson’s tougher-than-expected fight with Andrzej Fonfara, THE RING light heavyweight champ’s potential showdowns with Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev, plus David Lemieux and Jermell Charlo in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah will meet in Saturday’s clash of Brooklyn natives. Sixteen boxing experts are split over who will win the showdown between the veteran two-division titleholders.
Two-division titlewinners Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi, who will fight in their native Brooklyn on Dec. 7, recently turned 36 and 33, respectively. When they meet on Dec. 7, the loser’s career may well be at an end.
Zab Judah once coached Paulie Malignaggi as an amateur but he will fight his fellow two-division titleholder as a professional in their native Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Dec. 7.
As part of the wrap-up to last Saturday’s majority decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Canelo Alvarez, Showtime will air the final episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo.
What would have happened if Mike Tyson fought George Foreman, if Oscar De La Hoya fought Kostya Tszyu or if James Toney fought Gerald McClellan? Here’s a list of 10 elite showdowns that could have taken place at one time but didn’t for various reasons. Anson Wainwright asked three top matchmakers to tell us what might’ve happened if they had.
Ricky Hatton believes Martin Murray will match anything achieved by a British boxer — past or present — should he upset Sergio Martinez in a week from this Saturday in the WBC middleweight titleholder’s backyard of Buenos Aries, Argentina.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer contends that Ricky Hatton still is deserving of a rematch with Paulie Malignaggi despite Saturday’s knockout loss to Vyacheslav Senchenko, whom Malignaggi stopped in April.
Bob Arum on Jimmy Kimmel’s spoof of Manny Pacquiao: “Something like that is so invaluable in promoting a fight. It gets to an audience that isn’t necessarily into boxing. There’s no telling what effect it has.”
Having endured past issues with depression, including suicidal thoughts, former titleholder Ricky Hatton says he’s already won the battle whether he wins or loses Saturday night’s welterweight clash with Vyacheslav Senchenko.