Echoing the sentiments of many a fan and pundit, undefeated welterweight Keith Thurman says Al Haymon’s deal with NBC is a blessing and good for the sport.
Just when you think boxing on free TV is a great thing, the news gets better: As part of NBC’s ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ series, fighters will undergo stringent drug-testing and brain studies.
Tasked with providing expert commentary for NBC’s new boxing series, ‘Premier Boxing Champions,’ Sugar Ray Leonard believes Al Haymon and the network put ‘good pressure’ on premium cable giants HBO and Showtime.
Thirty-five years ago today, boxing observers believed they would witness a rare event – the coronation of two superstars: Sugar Ray Leonard, who was favored to beat WBC welterweight titleholder Wilfredo Benitez, and Marvelous Marvin Hagler, a 4-to-1 choice to unseat undisputed middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo.
Fans share their thoughts and questions about Sergey Kovalev’s future and championship status, undefeated super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez, the meaning of “lineal/linear” champions, mythical matchups involving Kovalev, and much more in this week’s Friday mailbag.
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.
RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer shares his thoughts on compiling a list of the 20 greatest boxers since World War II for a story that appears in the October 2014 issue of THE RING and explains why Floyd Mayweather Jr., among other modern-era stars, did not make the cut.
Despite his respect for Marcos Maidana, Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard predicts a repeat performance from Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their rematch on Saturday night.
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.
The 2014 NBHOF induction brought old adversaries together again, including Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard; Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield — peacefully, this time — in a ceremony hosted by actress Rosie Perez. Photos by Ethan Miller/Getty Images.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s second consecutive Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame “Fighter of the Year” award.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the official weights for tonight’s edition of “Friday Night Fights,” notable underdog victories and much more.
With Hall of Fame weekend upon us, boxing’s greats aren’t just excited about Saturday night’s middleweight championship bout between Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto; they have their opinions on who will emerge victorious.
Sugar Ray Leonard called Bernard Hopkins “an anomaly,” wondered “what Manny Pacquiao has left,” and said “you can never go against Floyd Mayweather” during a brief assessment of each of their upcoming fights with RingTV.com.
Living legend Sugar Ray Leonard spoke to RingTV.com’s Tom Gray about all-time greats and the current state of boxing’s glamor division, and answered the ever-burning question of who would win a Leonard-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.
Hall of famer Sugar Ray Leonard is impressed with Floyd Mayweather’s success in and out of the ring. The former five-division champion told RingTV.com that Mayweather has surrounded himself with smart people.
In honor of this Saturday’s Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute light heavyweight showdown in Montreal, RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves profiled the 10 best fights – in terms of story line, historical significance and in-ring action – to take place in the Quebec-province city.
Robert Garcia on Marcos Maidana’s win over Adrien Broner: “We were ready to throw 100 punches a round. We know that’s the only way to beat somebody like Adrien Broner, or that’s the way to beat somebody like Floyd Mayweather [Jr.,]. That’s the way [Roberto] Duran beat Sugar Ray Leonard.”