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KO & Submission of the Night M-1 Challenge 73 co-winners announced
PhilBoxing.com, 16 Dec 2016
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (December 15, 2016) - M-1 Global has announced Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night bonus performance award co-winners for last Friday night's M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts in Ingushetia, Read Full Story >>>
Baltimore Pro Boxing Returns January 13
PhilBoxing.com, 16 Dec 2016
Baltimore, MD (December 15, 2016) – Jake “The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Pro Boxing makes their long awaited return to Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD for “A Scary Night at the Fights” Friday, January 13.
Tickets to “A Scary Night at the Fights” are on sale now by going to Baltimoreboxin Read Full Story >>>
DON KING’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TURKEY GIVEAWAY BEGINS SATURDAY: NINE CITIES, SEVEN STATES, FIVE DAYS
PhilBoxing.com, 16 Dec 2016
Hall of Fame Promoter, 85, Plays ‘Santa’ For Needy Families
LAS VEGAS (Dec. 15, 2016) – A 50-year-plus tradition of donating turkeys to needy families around Christmas time will continue this week when legendary Hall of Fame boxing Read Full Story >>>
The Executioner's swansong - Hopkins meets Smith in finale
By Agence France Press, Yahoo! Sports, 16 Dec 2016
Los Angeles (AFP) - Former world champion Bernard Hopkins will call time on his 28-year boxing career on Saturday, taking on Joe Smith in his farewell bout at the Forum in Los Angeles.
The 51-year-old American, a multiple world champion at middleweight and light-heavyweight, climbs into the ring Read Full Story >>>
Bernard Hopkins: “Bernard Is 51, But Still Has A Lot Left In The Tank”
By Thad Moore, Boxing.com, 16 Dec 2016
“My greatest legacy is that I came, I proved, and I showed that my legacy was always based on what they say I couldn’t do…”
Bernard Hopkins is stepping into the ring against light heavyweight Joe Smith on December 17th in a bout billed as the “Final 1.” Hopkins, who has been inactive since losing Read Full Story >>>
Joe Smith Jr. in no-lose situation against Bernard Hopkins
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 16 Dec 2016
Since turning pro in 2009, Joe Smith Jr. has fought in relative anonymity.
A union man and laborer by trade, Smith became a bit of an attraction on small club shows in New York and nearby Long Island, where he is from.
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Nietes wants to fight WBO champion Zou in 2017
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, 16 Dec 2016
Longest reigning Filipino world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes wants to book a fight with World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight champion Zou Shiming of China in 2017.
“I challenge him (Zou) for a world title bout next year, any given time and place,” the Bacolod City native Nietes, 34, told Th Read Full Story >>>
Abel Sanchez: “I hope that we fight Danny Jacobs in March, but more important is that Gennady Golovkin gets in the ring and fights”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, 16 Dec 2016
Boxing trainer Abel Sanchez is one of the most sought after cornermen in the sport due to his success with IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and he has seen many top fighters seeking him out in hope of attaining the same success. Recently Sanchez helped guide Murat Gassiev to a win over lon Read Full Story >>>
The Perfect 10 Hottest Fights For 2017/Gatling’s List For Santa
By John Gatling, NYFights.com, 16 Dec 2016
It will be the year of fighting dangerously for the famously. New president-elect Donald Trump, a fight fan, signifies aggressive business for industries as boxing goes for the knockout, to make you see new stars.
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1. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin
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Crawford sentenced to 90 days in jail, but will serve 53 days
USA Today, 16 Dec 2016
Undefeated super welterweight champion Terence Crawford was sentenced to 90 days in jail Thursday in Douglas County Court in Omaha, according a report by the Omaha World-Herald.
He will serve about 53 days of the sentence under sentencing guidelines. Crawford was jailed in connection to a disturb Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook v Amir Khan talk gets serious, IBF title could be at stake
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, 16 Dec 2016
As the International Boxing Federation informed WBN this week, welterweight champion Kell Brook is free to apply for a title defence against Amir Khan.
IBF Chairman Lindsey Tucker certainly didn't dismiss the idea of Brook facing Khan for their 147 pound belt despite Errol Spence Jr. waiting in t Read Full Story >>>
Boxing referee Kenny Bayless discusses Canelo-Golovkin and the perception of Mayweather bias
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec 2016
Since he’s been third man in the ring for the most lucrative boxing match in history, and is considered by many the best referee in the game, Kenny Bayless stands as the leading candidate to work the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight should it happen in September.
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Measured Against All Time: Bernard Hopkins – Extended Cut
By Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com, 15 Dec 2016
Author’s Note: In September 2010, it was announced that Bernard Hopkins would challenge Jean Pascal for the lineal light heavyweight title in what would be the first of two fights between the two. It seemed as good a time as any for a career retrospective. Hopkins was, then, 45 years old. A win seem Read Full Story >>>
With Bernard Hopkins’ farewell, boxing loses a passionate ambassador
By Mark Whicker, Bend Bulletin, 15 Dec 2016
Bernard Hopkins, the oldest champion in boxing history, says goodbye Saturday, 28 years after hello.
In 1988, he fought Clinton Mitchell in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He lost a four-rounder, on a majority decision, and for a while it appeared he would always be 0-1. He had not been out of Grate Read Full Story >>>
WBC ORDERS TITLE-ELIMINATOR FOR LORETO, TACONING NEXT YEAR
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Dec 2016
THE World Boxing Council has ordered former world champion Rey “Hitman” Loreto of Davao City and Jonathan “Lighting” Taconing of Zamboanga del Norte to fight in a title-eliminator next year in the Philippines.
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Jeff Horn told he needs to prove he deserves to be in the ring with ‘live dog’ Manny Pacquiao
By Grantlee Kieza, Fox Sports, 15 Dec 2016
CALIFORNIA’S young tearaway Jessie Vargas is the safest option for Brisbane’s Jeff Horn to secure a fight with the great Manny Pacquiao, according to the world champion’s camp.
But Pacquiao’s Australian strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune has warned Horn not to become overconfident as Read Full Story >>>