Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua will face Brazilian puncher Rafael Zumbano Love on May 9 in Birmingham, England, as he looks to sharpen his tools ahead of a clash with former heavyweight title challenger Kevin Johnson.
Tenacious British lightweight Derry Mathews won a hard fought 12 round unanimous decision over late replacement Tony Luis in Liverpool, England, on Saturday, while the unbeaten Liam Smith prevails on the undercard.
Rivalries in boxing are often connected to trilogies, but Marvin Hagler’s middleweight title defense against the explosive Thomas Hearns was once in a lifetime sporting theater. No sequel required. Hagler told RingTV.com: “It was the highlight of my career and I give Tommy credit for being the man he was that night. It takes two to tango and both of us made our mark in the history books.”
Undefeated middleweight contender Billy Joe Saunders anticipates an opportunity against WBO middleweight titlist Andy Lee, now that the Irishman has made it past former titlist Peter Quillin.
British middleweight rivals Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. confirmed at a press conference in London, England, on Thursday that they will headline a show, in separate bouts, on May 9 and the pair could be closing in on a potential rematch.
Former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa will meet former two-division titleholder Ricky Burns in the main event when Premier Boxing Champions returns to CBS on Saturday, May 9 from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
Unbeaten junior middleweight Liam Smith eyes a clash with Demetrius Andrade, while his lightweight stablemate Scott Cardle secures a British title shot.
British star James DeGale (20-1, 14 knockouts) will face former world title challenger Andre Dirrell in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 23, in a bout which will be contested for the vacant IBF super middleweight championship.
Kell Brook defends his IBF welterweight title for the first time against Ionut Dan Ion on Saturday in his native Sheffield, England. The undefeated British standout is confident of victory, which he believes will lead to showdowns with the stars of the 147-pound division (but not Amir Khan).
Despite fierce competition from rival networks, Sky Sports has secured the broadcasting rights to the $300 million megabout between welterweight superstars Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
Light heavyweight Juergen Braehmer defeated Robin Krasniqi via ninth round stoppage on Saturday night in Rostock, Germany. Tom Gray reports.
In what looks like a very satisfying card indeed, heavyweight Anthony Joshua will face American Kevin Johnson and world titleholders Jorge Linares and Evgeny Gradovich will defend against the U.K.’s Kevin Mitchell and Lee Selby, respectively, at London’s O2 Arena.
Former middleweight and super middleweight titleholder Nigel Benn has nothing but respect, admiration and genuine affection for Michael Watson, the first man to defeat him in a pro bout, one of Britain’s finest 160 pounders of the 1980s, and a true survivor.
Michael Watson, one of Britain’s best middleweights during the late 1980s, turned 50 today. Though his career came to a tragic end 24 years ago after he fell into a coma following his rematch with Chris Eubank, the London native remains a fighter. Watson spoke to RingTV.com about the best fighters he faced.
Now that he is the one calling young fighters to the podium, beloved British brawler Ricky Hatton discusses some of the brightest prospects on his roster with RingTV’s Tom Gray.