Category Archives: Boxing

Gennady Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio have ‘a big present for Southern California boxing fans’

Pugilistic sensation Gennady Golovkin and popular Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio formally announced their upcoming showdown on Wednesday at the El Paseo Inn in Los Angeles, California. Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) will challenge Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) on October 18 at the StubHub Center in nearby Carson. Nicknamed “The Poison,” Rubio is a hardened battler and the epitome of a professional. A victor in six consecutive bouts since losing a unanimous decision to Julio César Chávez, Jr., Rubio captured the interim WBC middleweight title by knocking out Domenico Spada on April 5. “The moment they offered the challenge I accepted,” said … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko will now knockout Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in November

Heavyweight icon Wladimir Klitschko suffered a torn left biceps and announced Monday that his fight versus mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev has been postponed. Klitschko (62-3, 53 KOs), who sustained the injury during a Friday sparring session, was slated to defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts against the 33-year-old Pulev (20-0, 11 KOs) on September 6 at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany. “I am very disappointed that the fight cannot take place as planned,” said Klitschko, 38, who earned gold as a Ukrainian at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. “I am in absolute top … Continue reading

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Ray Leonard predicts the rematch between Mayweather and Maidana will ‘be a better fight’

Speaking Sunday with Fight Hub TV, International Boxing Hall of Famer “Sugar” Ray Leonard predicted that the upcoming rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana is “going to be a better fight.” The 37-year-old Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) will again battle the 31-year-old Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) on September 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In their original prizefight in May, Mayweather earned a majority decision over Maidana to unify welterweight world titles. “Pretty Boy” officially outscored Maidana by counts of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114 in front of 16,268 electric fans. A powerful and beloved … Continue reading

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Bernard Hopkins will outscore Sergey Kovalev in Atlantic City

Relying on the sport’s “art and the skill,” pugilistic marvel Bernard Hopkins predicted Friday that he will outclass Russian slugger Sergey Kovalev. The 31-year-old Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) will face Hopkins (55-6-2-2, 32 KOs) on November 8 in a light heavyweight unification bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Kovalev, who enjoyed a brilliant amateur career, last vacated the squared circle on August 2 after knocking Blake Caparello onto Queer Street in the second round. “The man has a record and he has a ninety percent plus knockout ratio,” said Hopkins, 49, a reformed ex-convict who is also a past … Continue reading

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Boxing great Andre Ward is becoming an afterthought

Much to the dismay of the “Son of God,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Kendig upheld Dan Goossen’s promotional contract with Andre Ward on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Ward (27-0, 14 KOs), who has also twice been overruled by the California State Athletic Commission, agreed to work with Goossen until November 8, 2016. Ward, a competitor on two occasions in 24 months, last exited the squared circle on November 16 after outclassing Edwin Rodríguez to easily safeguard The Ring and WBA super middleweight belts. A brilliant tactician who hasn’t been conquered since he was a 12-year-old amateur, Ward officially beat … Continue reading

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