Bivol-Agnew on June 17 Ward-Kovalev undercard

[ad_1] Light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol, one of the most exciting up-and-comers in a loaded weight class, will face former world title challenger Cedric Agnew on the undercard of the rematch between unified light heavyweight titleholder Andre Ward and former titlist Sergey Kovalev, Main Events announced Wednesday. The fight will take place June 17 (HBO PPV, […]

Collins: There's no nobility in a sucker punch

[ad_1] Although many are reluctant to admit it, boxing fans, by and large, are a bloodthirsty lot. How could it be otherwise? Whether by craft or crudity, the objective of the sport is to inflict bodily harm on another human being. But even in such a brutal undertaking as prizefighting, there are limits, certain actions […]

UFC Unfiltered: Neil deGrasse Tyson joins show

[ad_1] Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Jim and Matt in studio to discuss his wrestling and rowing days at Harvard, being the only kid he knew who never had a fight, the Big Bang, flat Earth theories, knowledge of the universe being liberating, and much more. Plus, the guys talk about UFC Fight […]

Lane brings new focus to the Octagon

[ad_1]   Julian Lane knows that the phrase, “Let me bang, bro,” will follow him for eternity. But nearly five years after his plea on The Ultimate Fighter 16 went viral and became a part of the fight game lexicon, he’s at peace with it. “I’m immune to it,” he laughs. “I actually embrace it […]

Oezdemir looks to continue making mark

[ad_1] It’s very likely that only diehard mixed martial arts fans knew who Volkan Oezdemir was before his short-notice UFC debut against Ovince Saint Preux in February. Then he upset the former world title challenger and everybody knew the man with the coolest name in the sport. But whether they were in the corner of […]

Nunes-Shevchenko to main event UFC 213; Romero-Whittaker will co-main

[ad_1] UFC president Dana White on Tuesday announced big changes to the UFC 213 card on July 8 in Las Vegas. Amanda Nunes (14-4) will defend her women’s bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko (14-2) in the main event at T-Mobile Arena, while middleweights Yoel Romero (12-1) and Robert Whittaker (19-4) will battle for the interim title in the co-main […]

Arum eyes Crawford-Indongo for August

[ad_1] After Terence Crawford, the unified junior welterweight world champion, finished polishing off Felix Diaz in a masterful 10th-round knockout victory Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, attention immediately turned not only to his next fight but also to which network might televise it. As far as the next opponent, Julius Indongo […]

UFC 213's Romero-Whittaker worthy of a belt

[ad_1] Michael Bisping is injured and Georges St-Pierre won’t be ready to fight until November. The plan was for those two legends to face off in 2017 for the middleweight title, but time waits for no super fight.UFC president Dana White announced that an interim middleweight title will be created while Bisping recovers. In the […]

Nassau Coliseum to host first card since 1986

[ad_1] Former world titleholders Omar Figueroa and Robert Guerrero will square off in a 10-round welterweight fight that will headline a Premier Boxing Champions card on Fox in prime time and return the sport to the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, PBC announced on Tuesday. There has not been a […]