BJ Flores was critical of Beibut Shumenov after losing a decision on July 25, but Sugar Ray Leonard had a different take on the Kazakhstani’s technique.
Think Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Andre Berto is sub par? Tom Gray shares a list of previous championship bouts that also fell short in quality.
Sugar Ray Leonard spoke to RingTV’s Dominic Verdin after the debut show of “PBC on NBC” at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday. The living legend talked about the importance of boxing’s return to prime-time network TV, Adrien Broner’s potential, and gave his thoughts on the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight (but no prediction).
Fans share their thoughts on the Keith Thurman-Robert Guerrero fight, what might be next for both welterweights who (in the opinion of many fans, but certainly not all) made the debut of PBC on NBC a success, and also give their opinions on the broadcast of boxing’s return to prime-time network TV in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
It’s been nearly 30 years since championship boxing has been broadcast on NBC in prime time. Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes fought on that card on May 20, 1985 and shares his experience and thoughts on the sport’s return on Saturday night.
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.