Bright prospects looking to start pro careers in style

[ad_1] Since Richard Schaefer, the former Golden Boy Promotions CEO, returned to the boxing business last summer, when he founded Ringstar Sports, he has been involved in some major shows. He served as the co-promoter of the Abner Mares-Jesus Cuellar card in December and the Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton rematch in January. While Schaefer will […]

Arum: I remember Leonard-Hagler like it was yesterday

[ad_1] To this day, the mere mention of the famed middleweight championship fight between all-time greats Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvelous Marvin Hagler can still elicit an argument between boxing fans over the outcome. There are legions who believe that the stylish Leonard, with his eye-catching late-round flurries, did enough to pull off the mega-upset, […]

Buffalo native Green ready to make most of UFC opportunity

[ad_1] BUFFALO, N.Y. Desmond Green has had a recurring dream the past six years. In it he gets a call from the school he broke records for as a Division-1 wrestler. “The Predator” was the first University at Buffalo wrestler in history to record 100 wins before his senior season and needed just 36 more […]

Mousasi confidence sky-high at media day

[ad_1] “If (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) doesn’t get the takedown, he’s screwed” – @mousasi_mma confidence riding sky-high ahead of #UFC210 — UFC News (@UFCNews) April 6, 2017 Gegard Mousasi’s confidence is sky-high. Maybe it’s no different from how his attitude has always been, but now he is comfortable expressing it. Mousasi doubled-down on some brash […]

PRIDE’s 30 most memorable moments

[ad_1] Here’s a look at whats coming this week on #UFCFIGHTPASS for #PRIDENeverDie week! Watch “PRIDE Fighting Decade” now! — UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) April 3, 2017 In celebration of “PRIDE never die” Week on UFC FIGHT PASS, takes a look back at the 30 most memorable moments in the […]

Gonzalez proving to family that dreams can come true

[ad_1] As Pearl Gonzalez prepared for her UFC debut against Cynthia Calvillo this Saturday, she spent three months back home in Illinois, about an hour away from where she grew up in Pilsen, a neighborhood in the Lower West Side of Chicago. It was a lot more peaceful for the 30-year-old strawweight in the suburbs, […]

Selby ready to punish Frampton flaws

[ad_1] IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby wants to defend his title against Carl Frampton and believes his superior boxing skills can silence Belfast. Northern Ireland’s Frampton (23-1-KO14) lost a rematch and the WBA Super featherweight belt to Leo Santa Cruz in January and is currently on the hunt for a second title shot at […]

Champ DC focused on Rumble, not Jon Jones

[ad_1] The future is never promised to a prizefighter. What happens on fight night is what determines what happens next – not predictions, not hopes, not dreams. The sooner he figures that out, the better. So Daniel Cormier isn’t talking about a rematch with Jon Jones before his rematch with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson on Saturday, […]

Crawford, Diaz set the stage for their junior welterweight title fight

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Junior welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford and Felix Diaz will fight at Madison Square Garden on May 20. But their news conference at MSG on Tuesday to officially announce the bout featured a verbal exchange between Crawford and Diaz’s promoter Lou DiBella instead. “Lou DiBella, I’m not running, boy, not running,” […]

Davies: Floyd's boys running scared

[ad_1] Unbeaten super-lightweight Ohara Davies is determined to face a U.S. opponent after dispatching world title challenger Derry Mathews in style last time out. Davies (15-0-KO12) confronted Floyd Mayweather when ‘Money’ visited London recently but ‘Money Team’ fighter Ashley Theophane subsequently ruled out the possibility of a clash — prompting Davies to train his sights […]