HBO not worried about losing marquee fights

[ad_1] HBO is taking in stride the loss of two of its marquee boxers — unified junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford and junior lightweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko, two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world — to ESPN. HBO has been involved in all but one of Lomachenko’s nine professional fights and it has […]

Champ Usyk latest cruiserweight in Super Series

[ad_1] The World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament, already stacked with a who’s who of the weight class, snared its biggest fish yet with the addition of world titleholder Oleksandr Usyk, who officially entered the field Saturday. Many regard Usyk as the No. 1 fighter in the world in the 200-pound division, but he will […]

Atlas: Horn would become 'national hero' with win over Pacquiao

[ad_1] BRISBANE, Australia — Defeating Manny Pacquiao will make Australian Jeff Horn an “instant national hero”, says legendary trainer and ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas. Horn, 29, is fighting for the WBO World Welterweight title at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Sunday (AEST) and has yet to be defeated in his four-year-old professional career (16-0-1). However, he […]

Diakiese wants more than to make a living in UFC, he wants a belt

[ad_1] Most people go to Florida for sun, sand, and maybe a little trip to Disney World. British lightweight prospect Marc Diakiese goes there to fight. “I have it pretty tough here every day,” he said of life at the American Top Team gym in Coconut Creek. “I’m sparring with the guy fighting Gunnar Nelson […]

Negrete dominates Frias, stays undefeated

[ad_1] INDIO, CALIFORNIA — Undefeated bantamweight Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete used a relentless attack to wear down and stop Sergio Frias at the end of the eighth round in a scheduled 10-rounder at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Negrete, a Colombian based in Los Angeles, was the aggressor throughout the fight, backing Frias into the ropes and […]

Camp Update: Busy schedule awaits Jackson/Wink in July

[ad_1] With a fight schedule that will keep him and his coaching cohorts at the Jackson Wink MMA Academy on the road every weekend in July, the best gift Mike Winkeljohn could probably get is a good notebook to keep everything in order. “I do have to sit down sometimes, stop, and go, OK, game […]

Dana White Announces the Addition of Snoop Dogg to DWTNCS

[ad_1] JOINING SNOOP ON THE SNOOPCAST FEED WILL BE RECENTLY NAMED UFC HALL OF FAMER URIJAH FABER Las Vegas, Nevada – Dana White announced today that the entertainment icon Snoop Dogg will be joining the broadcast every week for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series shown live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®.  Featuring on […]

Pacquiao, Horn make weight for title fight

[ad_1] Jeff Horn has flicked the switch into fight mode after making weight for Sunday’s ‘Battle of Brisbane’. The former schoolteacher tipped the scales at 66.3kg at Saturday morning’s weigh-in while his opponent, the legendary Manny Pacquiao, clocked in at 66.1kg in front of a big contingent of local and international media. Horn declared himself […]