Category Archives: Boxing

Ward conquers Kovalev in eight

WBA, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) won his rematch with Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs)  by eighth round TKO on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas. In their first fight in November, Ward rallied from a second round knockdown to win a disputed decision against Kovalev, who many believed won the bout. The rematch was no less controversial. Ward hurt Kovalev with a right hand to the head, then hit Kovalev with three low blows...

Zeuge outguns Smith to retain WBA belt

WBA 'regular' super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (21-0-1, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision over British challenger Paul Smith (38-7, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany. All three of the judges scores were 119-108 for Zeuge, who retained his title for the second time as Smith's third world title attempt ended in defeat.  Zeuge, 25, got the better of the opening two rounds, as he landed jabs and heavy hooks. Smith, 34, upped his...

Lee Selby added to Eubank Jr-Abraham card

IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby (24-1, 9 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Jonathan Victor Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs) on July 15 at Wembley Arena on the undercard of the super middleweight fight between Chris Eubank Jr and Arthur Abraham. The 30-year-old Welshman had been scheduled to face Barros, 33, last January in Las Vegas, but the Argentine was ruled out 24 hours before the fight because he did not meet the licensing requirements of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, due to a...

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to meet in mega-fight on August 26

Former pound-for-pound king and five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (49-0, 26 KOs) will fight UFC superstar Conor McGregor on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather, 40,  made the official announcement on social media on Wednesday, confirming that he will come out of retirement to face 28-year-old McGregor in a boxing match. The bout will be contested at the light middleweight limit of 154 pounds. No major world titles will be at stake. McGregor is one of...

Burnett outpoints Haskins to win IBF bantamweight title

Ryan Burnett (17-0, 9 KOs) captured the IBF bantamweight title when he defeated defending champion Lee Haskins (34-4, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Northern Irishman floored Haskins twice on the way to a points victory, despite a shocking scorecard from American judge Clark Sammartino who scored the fight 118-108 in favor of Haskins. It looks like Sammartino may have got the fighters names mixed up. Fortunately the other two judges scored it...

Billy Joe Saunders-Avtandil Khurtsidze world title fight called off

WBO middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders' title defence against madatory challenger Avtandil Khurtsidze , scheduled to take place on July 8 at the Copper Box Arena in London, has been called off after the Georgian fighter was arrested. Khurtsidze, who earned the world title shot when he won the interim WBO Middleweight title in April with a fifth round TKO victory over Britain's Tommy Langford in Leicester, was arrested in New York after being linked to charges relating to a Russian...

Chris Eubank Jr vs Arthur Abraham set for July 15

IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr (24-1, 19 KOs) will fight former two-time super middleweight world champion Arthur Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs) on July 15 at the SSE Wembley Arena in London. The 12-round bout will be for Eubank's minor world title, which he won when he defeated little-known Renold Quinlan by 10th round TKO in February. Eubank has won six fights in a row since his only loss, a split decision to rival Billy Joe Saunders for the European, British and Commonwealth...

Stevenson flattens Fonfara en route to second round TKO win

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) stopped Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KOs) in the second round of their rematch on Saturday night at the Bell Center in Montreal, which is Haiti-born Stevenson's adopted hometown, in Canada. In the first fight in May 2014, Stevenson dominated most of the bout, scoring two knockdowns, in the first and fifth rounds, but Fonfara showed his toughness and fought back, dropping Stevenson in the ninth round, before losing a...

Mikey Garcia to fight Adrien Broner at 140 pounds

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) will face fellow American Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) on July 29 in a non-title bout at light welterweight. Three-weight world champion Garcia will move up five pounds to meet Broner, a former world champion in four weight divisions. Garcia, who has won world titles at featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight, claimed the WBC 135lb belt with a third round knockout over Dejan Zlaticanin in January. Broner, who has won world titles...

Spence dethrones Brook, Groves crushes Chudinov

Unbeaten welterweight Errol Spence Jr (22-0, 19 KOs) dethroned defending champion Kell Brook (36-2, 25 KOs) by a 11th round KO on Saturday night at Bramall Football Ground in Sheffield. Brook took a knee and stayed down for the count with his left eye swollen shut, handing Spence the IBF welterweight title. An eye injury was also a decisive factor in Brook's previous defeat. Brook suffered a broken right eye socket in a fifth round loss to middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in...