Sucker punch at bout nets trainer Maryland ban

[ad_1] Leon Lawson Jr., the uncle and trainer of interim super middleweight world titleholder Andre Dirrell, has been suspended indefinitely by the Maryland State Athletic Commission for his unprovoked attack of Dirrell opponent Jose Uzcategui after their bout on May 20 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The Maryland suspension, issued on […]

Six years later, Stevenson returns with plenty of goals in mind

[ad_1] Eighteen years after his first professional bout, Joe Stevenson knows more about prizefighting than the majority of his peers. And as someone who has been in the game since he was a teenager, it’s sometimes the little things that mean the most to him. “You never want to do this for anything but your […]

The Ultimate Fighter Redemption: Ep. 7 Preview

[ad_1] When the new season of The Ultimate Fighter was first announced with the theme of “Redemption,” no one exemplified that word more than season two winner Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, who will finally make his return to action this week in the final fight of the preliminary round matchups against Justin Edwards. Of course, Stevenson’s […]

Broner to fight Garcia on July 29 at 140 pounds

[ad_1] When Showtime released its spring boxing schedule it made note at the end of the announcement that the network was also working on summer fights for Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia. Little did anyone know at the time, including the folks at Showtime, that they would face each other. Showtime on Thursday announced that […]

Manuwa vs. Oezdemir set for UFC 214

[ad_1] After his second consecutive UFC win on Sunday, Volkan Oezdemir made clear his intention to take on fellow light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa next. On July 29, Oezdemir gets his wish, as he faces the British banger in a UFC 214 bout at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event, it’s the […]

The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption – Ep. 7 Recap

[ad_1] The season-long woes of Team Garbrandt finally came to an end on the most recent episode of The Ultimate Fighter, as Justin Edwards got a win over Joe Stevenson in the final preliminary round matchup. It was a battle between two of the more experienced Octagon veterans in the house, with Edwards returning from […]

Jose Aldo revitalized by UFC 212 reunification bout in the city that made him famous

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO In this stunning, complicated Brazilian city by the sea that pulsates with the spirit of samba, Jose Aldo finds himself completely energized only days before his latest challenge in the Octagon. His spirits and confidence lifted by the love of his fans and the bosom of familiarity, Aldo sees Saturday’s career-defining […]

Owners: Ali childhood home in danger of closing

[ad_1] LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The owners who restored Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home in Kentucky and opened it as a museum said it might have to close because of financial difficulties. The pink home where Ali — known then as Cassius Clay — dreamed of boxing greatness has drawn more than 10,000 visitors since opening last […]

Edwards still hungry as ever

[ad_1] Life outside the UFC hasn’t been easy for Justin Edwards. Too good for most fighters on the local circuit, the Ohio native has had trouble getting fights since his last Octagon bout against Joe Proctor two years ago. And even when fights were offered, making three to four hundred dollars wasn’t going to cut […]

Alvarez, Pascal both need victories, but for different reasons

[ad_1] Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and Jean Pascal are light heavyweights going in opposite directions. The undefeated Alvarez is on the ascent and has been sitting as the mandatory challenger for world champion Adonis Stevenson since November 2015. The title fight has been delayed for various reasons, though Alvarez has stayed active and he now knows […]