From the Telegraph: In an exclusive interview, Ricky Hatton tells Gareth A Davies how the shame and guilt he felt at losing his unbeaten record led to deep depression — and how he is now fighting back.
In anticipation of Saturday’s clash between IBF welterweight titlist Shawn Porter and the U.K.’s Kell Brook, RingTV.com’s Lee Groves brings us the ultimate 147-pound history lesson.
Former Australian amateur star Damien Hooper, now an unbeaten light heavyweight prospect, faces tough guy Joel Casey on Wednesday in Australia. Hooper spoke to RingTV.com about fighting Casey, his upbringing in Toowoomba, his boyhood law troubles and amateur career, and his future plans.
From The Telegraph: Promoter Bob Arum claims Manny Pacquiao is looking for redemption against Timothy Bradley with “an outcome like the Ricky Hatton fight” (which, for those who don’t remember, was a second-round cold KO).
Manny Pacquiao insists that in their rematch, Tim Bradley will face an entirely different fighter.
Ricky Burns defends his lightweight title against Terence Crawford on Saturday in perhaps his toughest test yet. Will he come out on top? The UK’s top fighters from the past and present seem to believe so.
Luis Collazo has put controversial losses and life hardships behind him and renewed his faith in God and family. He believes he has an inspirational performance in store for fellow former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz on Thursday in his hometown of Brooklyn.
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.
Fans share their thoughts on James Toney, Anthony Joshua, Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez, the post-Klitschko heavyweight division, Vic Darchinyan, and two mythical matchups (Marvin Hagler vs. Emile Griffith and Ricky Hatton vs. MIguel Cotto) in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer believes that a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Amir Khan fight would attract a large number of viewers based on the fighters’ mutual popularity.
“Am I worried?” asked Floyd Mayweather Jr., who gave a complete rundown of the reasons he is not impressed with Canelo Alvarez’s resume at Wednesday’s press conference, “Absolutely not.”
Renowned painter Richard T. Slone, official artist for the International Boxing Hall of Fame, has been hired to illustrate Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez in advance of their Sept. 14 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.