Former WBF Super Featherweight Champion turned promoter Carl Greaves presents the opportunity for boxing fans to spend an evening with one of the greatest British boxers of all time - undisputed Super Middleweight World Champion Joe Calzaghe - at the Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground, Newark, Nottingham on Saturday 8th October.
For those attending there will be plenty to talk with Joe about, as during his magnificent career Joe not only won the WBO World Crown, after beating Chris Eubank at the Sheffield Arena on 11th October 1997, but went on to successfully defend the belt no less than twenty one times. He also secured all the IBF, WBC and WBA titles to become the coveted Ring Magazine Champion.
On the 4th March 2006 Joe added the IBF belt to his collection, after sensationally beating previously unbeaten Champion Jeff Lacy. More...
It is hard to believe what WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins has achieved during his 23-year long professional career.
He was the middleweight champion for ten years, notched a record 20 successful title defenses of that crown and at 46-years-old, has become the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a world title. More...
Next Saturday night in St. Charles, Missouri, Yusaf Mack of Philadelphia will attempt to follow in the legendary shoes of Bernard Hopkins and capture a slice of the Light Heavyweight championship as he takes on Tavoris Cloud for Cloud’s IBF title.
Mack of Philadelphia has been extra motivated by a man he calls one of his mentors as he watched Hopkins become the oldest man to win a major boxing championship when he won the WBC/Ring Magazine crown with his win over Jean Pascal on May 21st in Montreal. More...
The Classics are back on "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" this Friday, May 27, as Golden Boy Promotions has teamed up with TeleFutura to kick off the 2011 Memorial Day weekend with two memorable battles Golden Boy's boxing archives.
On this edition of the "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" Classics broadcast, TeleFutura will air the second of the four unforgettable battles between Israel "Magnifico" Vazquez and Rafael Marquez, as they did battle for the WBC Super Bantamweight World title on August 4, 2007. More...
On Thursday, April 28, there will be a new host and co-host for the hit series "Fight Night Club," but the stellar boxing action at L.A. Live's Club Nokia remains the same, as local favorites Frankie Gomez and Ramon Valadez, as well as Venezuelan star on the rise Alfonso Blanco, all compete in featured bouts that will have fight fans on their feet from start to finish. More...
‘Dazzling’ Darren Barker knows people may call him “bonkers” for saying it, but believes he could be the man to stop WBC Emeritus champion Sergio Martinez.
Barker takes on Domenico Spada at London Olympia on April 30 live on Sky Sports in a fight for the European Middleweight title he vacated in September, and should the Londoner extend his unbeaten professional stretch to 23 victories, he wants a shot at the Argentine ranked third in the pound-for-pound list. More...
He is boxing's ageless wonder. His accomplishments and legacy are timeless. Yet Bernard Hopkins still celebrates his birthday like everyone else and Golden Boy Promotions would like to wish "The Executioner" a very Happy Birthday when he celebrates his 46th (January 15). More...
Every year's end is reserved for holiday celebrations that promote peace, good tidings, and tributes according to the religious belief’s one follows.
The New Year that ensues shortly afterwards begins with reflections of the years past and hopes for better ones to arrive in the future. This time of year is meant for people to think of others by showing them it is not what we have in a monetary sense but what is in our hearts that truly shows how much we care for them just as it lets us know how much we are cared for in the same manner.
What I have always found to be amusing about the holiday season is that it is only this time of year we seem to bring up our fondest memories to share with one another, almost as if they are locked away in a small little vault way in the back of our minds that relies on a time coded lock only opened from December 24th through January 1st and once relived they return into that vault for 12 more months.
Boxing is a sport that has no seasons, there are no limits on how many fights one can take part in, and if one is able the amount of championships that they can possess is almost limitless.
In short, boxing unlike our yearly reminisce amongst each other during the holidays of fond memories continues to produce moments that we as spectators will remember a lifetime all year long.
It takes more than just the champions to make our sport revolve; contenders, journeymen, promoters, referees, announcers and anyone in-between all play important roles in boxing. Each helps in one way or another to elevate our sport into something that surpasses everyday life allowing us the opportunity to share an extra memory or two with one another when the opportunity arises.
It why this time of year I make it a point to take one last moment to briefly mention those we lost in our boxing community over the years past before our new year begins, because according to our nature it may be a while before we relive amongst each other what those who sacrificed so much for during their careers left behind. More...
The title of the fight is Dynasty because as Yvon Michel, Jean Pascal’s promoter and President of Groupe Yvon Michel said: “This is about creating a new one [dynasty] for Jean Pascal or continuing one for Bernard Hopkins.
Once in a while, there’s a fight that comes along that captures our imagination. These fights usually involve a young contender against an older champion. This time, however; it’s a young champion against an old contender.
Jean Pascal is a hungry young competitor who wants to prove he is the real deal. Pascal will have to use his heart and his entire skill set to go up against the legend that is Bernard Hopkins.
It’s a fight that has generated lots of interest and speculation, but most of all it has generated lots of excitement. More...
There are occasions when a writer feels compelled to compare a current athlete with an all-time great. Looking at Jean Pascal’s career so far and his potential in the future; I can’t help but be reminiscent as I see in the Pascal the same charisma, ambition and elegance in the ring as the preeminent Marvin Hagler.
Pascal will face a 45 year old, Bernard Hopkins, in Quebec City on December 18th, 2010. The fight has created an atmosphere of excitement in the province that has not been seen since 1980 when Roberto Duran faced Sugar Ray Leonard at the Olympic Stadium. Faced with such an experienced opponent, Pascal will have to channel his inner Hagler to meet the challenge from Hopkins.
Hagler won 57 fights as an amateur and in 1973; he became the Amateur Athletic Union middleweight champion. As for Pascal, his record as an amateur stands at 103 wins with 18 losses. He became the Canadian amateur champion seven times from 1998 to 2004 and he even joined the Canadian national boxing team. Both these fighters have had exceptional careers in the amateurs before turning to the professional ranks. More...
Today at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV the fighters weighed in for tomorrow night’s “Fight of the Year: The Rematch” featuring the Unified Lightweight World Championship fight between Juan Manuel Marquez 50-5-1 (37) and Juan Diaz 35-3 (17).
The bout will be televised live on HBO Pay Per View Saturday, July 31 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV.
WBA and WBO Lightweight Championship – 12 Rounds
Juan Manuel Marquez 133.5 lb
Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz 135 lb More...
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Saddoboxing had the unique opportunity to visit Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz at the Savannah Boxing Club in Houston, Texas as he prepares for his upcoming rematch against Juan Manuel Marquez. They will face each other on July 31 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and be broadcast on HBO Pay Per View.
Diaz 35-3 (17) was stopped in his first outing with Marquez 50-5-1 (37) which was Ring Magazine’s 2009 Fight of the Year and is anxious to write a new chapter with a different outcome in their rematch.
During my two day stay in Houston the temperature reached about 101 degrees each day. Walking to and from the car was enough to cause me to bead up and sweat and after a few hours of taking photos during training was enough to cause my entire shirt to be drenched.
For me and possibly most people the heat would be enough to make you want to just sit in air conditioning and try to stay cool, but for Juan Diaz it seemed to drive him even harder towards his goals. After a morning aerobic and strength training session and then an early afternoon session of sparring and training Diaz was tired, exhausted, covered in sweat but at the same time excited, motivated and ready for more.
We had a chance to sit and talk after a training session to discuss his motivation and preparation for his rematch. More...
It is hard to find much about David Tua the fighter that is not fan friendly. He has a legendary knockout punch as his stoppages of heavyweight title holders Hashim Rahman, John Ruiz, Oleg Maskaev and Michael Moorer still to this day cap many highlight reels.
His personality outside the ring is very likable as it is that of the common everyday guy who puts his family and friends first while making sure he keeps in touch with his fans, letting them know he is grateful for their support.
He has accomplished great things in his career, such as taking part in the heavyweight bout where the most combined punches on record were thrown when he faced Ike Ibeabuchi in 1997.
Tua is second thus far only to Mike Tyson for producing the most first round knockdowns and his place on Ring Magazine's top 100 hardest hitters of all time is something to be proud o.
But there is one thing that has eluded David Tua and that is a world title.
While he challenged Lennox Lewis in 2000 for the heavyweight title, Tua came up short and that is something the 37 year old wants a second chance at in the worst of ways.
After a two year hiatus due to managerial contract disputes, where Tua found his finances were not exactly being used in the way presented to him, and legal restraints which prevented him from signing to face opponents in the ring, Tua is under no illusions.
He knows this is his last chance at success and he will only get another opportunity at a world title shot if he can be 100% successful in this campaign. More...
On Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Joe Calzaghe kept his undefeated record intact by putting on a dominating performance against Roy Jones Jr.
Calzaghe, 46-0 (32), rose from the canvas in the first round and not only recovered but won every other round against Jones, 52-5 (38), in front of 14,000 fans by scores of 118-109 on all three of the judge's scorecards.
Before getting into the fight, I would like to paint an atmosphere picture for the readers to get an idea of the British presence in New York City. As I approached Madison Square Garden, walking down 33rd street and passing by a string of a few different bars and pubs, I could see that not only were most of them filled, but also people spilling into the streets, laughing, having fun and talking about how Calzaghe was going to win a victory against Jones. More...