Four-division titlewinner Roy Jones Jr. scored a 75-second knockout over Hany Atiyo at The Basket Hall in Krasnodar, Russia, on Friday. It was the 45 year old’s second straight stoppage and his fifth consecutive victory since being stopped by Denis Lebedev in May 2011.
Manny Pacquiao’s decision to accept a player-coach role with a Philippine Basketball Association expansion team has sparked curiosity and criticism in recent months, but his foray into pro hoops isn’t the first boxing-basketball crossover for a notable prize fighter.
Fans share their thoughts on Roc Nation’s future, Marcos Maidana’s chances of upsetting Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jermain Taylor’s shot at IBF middleweight titleholder Sam Soliman, the Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Firat Arslan cruiserweight championship and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Former multi-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr. halted British cruiserweight Courtney Fry in the fifth round of a scheduled 12-round bout in Riga, Latvia, on Saturday.
Antonio Tarver spoke to RingTV.com’s Tom Gray about his fight game-changing one-punch KO of Roy Jones Jr. 10 years ago this week in a special Q&A. The former light heavyweight champ talks about his history with Jones, their pro rivalry and mutual respect.
Fans share their thoughts on Bernard Hopkins’ IBF/WBA light heavyweight title unification win over Beibut Shumenov and the continuation of his amazing legacy, plus Shawn Porter, the title fight judge selection process and more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Jean Pascal was the clear winner in a mostly one-sided Canadian mega fight against hometown rival Lucian Bute in Montreal, where the showdown was well received, but the former light heavyweight champ did not look like a world-beater en route to his decision victory.
Jean Pascal faces Lucian Bute on Saturday on HBO. With a win in the Canadian super fight, Pascal eyes a title shot against Adonis Stevenson next.
Fans share their opinions on Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent and his Fighter of the Year worthiness, Manny Pacquiao’s pound-for-pound longevity, a mythical matchup between Archie Moore and Bernard Hopkins, and Nonito Donaire’s RING ranking (or lack of) in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Marcos Maidana says Adrien Broner “has not been tested by a natural welterweight like me. That’s why this is the hardest fight of his life.” Maidana challenges Broner for the WBA 147-pound title on Dec. 14.
Fans give their thoughts on what could be next for Curtis Stevens, Tomasz Adamek and cruiserweight surprise Thabiso Mchunu, and they ask Dougie his thoughts on what might have been with Shane Mosley, Felix Trinidad and Roy Jones Jr. in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Danny Green is the most popular boxer in Australia and boxing writer Anson Wainwright found out why during a recent interview with the former light heavyweight titleholder. A rugged brute in the ring, Green is down-to-earth outside of it. The veteran made for an honest, thoughtful, funny Q&A.