Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, the personal physician and a cornerman for Muhammad Ali during most of the former heavyweight champ’s legendary career, recalls the often forgotten second meeting between Ali and greatest rival of “The Greatest,” Joe Frazier. Tuesday, Jan. 28, marks the 40th anniversary of “Super Fight II.”
After two projected bouts against David Haye fell through last year and stalled Tyson Fury’s progress and embittered him on the boxing business, the 25-year-old heavyweight contender is just happy to be back against veteran Omar Basile on Feb. 15
British heavyweight hopeful David Price has made some camp alterations since suffering back-to-back TKO losses to Tony Thompson last year and is eager to show an improved version of himself when he takes on late replacement Istvan Ruzsinszky on Saturday.
The IBF has ordered an “immediate” rematch of Carl Froch’s controversial win over George Groves last November.
Popular British middleweight Darren Barker spoke to RingTV.com’s Tom Gray about his decision to retire following his latest hip injury, his emotional IBF title victory over Daniel Geal, his losses to Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez, and his life after boxing.
Ricky Burns will make the fifth defense of his WBO lightweight title against unbeaten American star Terence Crawford at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 1 and fans are bracing themselves for what could be a thunderous collision at 135 pounds.
Tony Bellew will make his cruiserweight debut on March 15 in Liverpool, England, and the two-time light heavyweight title challenger has vowed to fullfil his dreams in the new weight class. Bellew spoke to RingTV.com about his loss to Adonis Stevenson, his thoughts on a Stevenson-Sergey Kovalev showdown and his move to cruiserweight.
“Poison” Junior Jones was an immensely talented boxer-puncher from Brooklyn who won world titles at bantamweight and junior featherweight while carving out a reputation as one of the most exciting fighters of the nineties. He spoke to RingTV.com about the best opponents he ever shared the ring with.
Former British and Commonwealth bantamweight champion Stuart Hall says he will start fast and hard against Vusi Malinga when the two clash for the vacant IBF title on Saturday in Leeds, England. “The fans will be the winners in this fight,” Hall told RingTV.com, “because Malinga and I will meet in ring center and this will be a toe to toe war.”
Former world title challenger Kevin Mitchell should have faced Brunet Zamora, but shone brightly against late substitute Karim El Ouazghari, prevailing by ninth-round technical knockout in a scheduled 12-round lightweight attraction in London.
Felix Sturm halted IBF middleweight titlist Darren Barker in two rounds and made history by becoming the first German fighter to win a fourth world title on Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, securing his legacy in stunning fashion.
European heavyweight champ Dereck Chisora stopped Ondrej Pala in the third round of their main event in London, England, on Saturday. It was the former title challenger’s fourth bout of a successful 2013. A British title showdown with David Price or a rematch with Tyson Fury looms for Chisora in 2014.
Tony Bellew says he will dash the plans of promoters and HBO to make an Adonis Stevenson-Sergey Kovalev showdown. “After Nov. 30, nobody will want to see that fight because Stevenson is getting his ass whipped. Not just beat but knocked out… and there will no coming back from it.”
RingTV.com spoke to super middleweight contender George Groves about his controversial stoppage defeat to British rival Carl Froch, the aftermath of the thrilling but ultimately unsatisfying IBF title bout and the rematch that boxing fans want to see.
The animosity between Carl Froch and George Groves, who challenges the respected IBF super middleweight titleholder on Saturday, and the great anticipation for their showdown reminds many fans of the heated all-UK 168-pound championship rivalries of the 1990s.
Heavyweight hopeful Anthony Joshua has fought twice so far this year but Britain’s colossal 2012 Olympic champ is scheduled to fight three times in the next 30 days: on Thursday (Nov. 14), a co-feature to the Sky Sports Prizefighter tournament, under the undercard of the Nov. 23 Carl Froch-George Groves event, and a final bout of 2013 on Dec. 14.
John Conteh was Britain’s light heavyweight matinee idol during the Golden Age of the 175-pound division. The popular and affable Liverpool native, who held the WBC title from 1974-’78 and fought hall of famer Matthew Saad Muhammad among other top contenders of the day, spoke to RingTV.com about the best he faced.