Don't tell Anthony Smith that he's made it

[ad_1] It was February 5, 2010. Anthony Smith was stopped at 4:35 of the third round by Jake Hecht in a bout at the Mid America Event Center, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Hecht was a good fighter who would go on to a three-bout run in the UFC. Smith left the venue that night with […]

Braehmer-Brant bout to be Oct. 27 in Germany

[ad_1] The only remaining World Boxing Super Series bout without an official date and site now has one. Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) and Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) will meet on Oct. 27 at the Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany, in the last quarterfinal of the WBSS eight-man, single-elimination super middleweight tournament, organizers announced Saturday. […]

Luke Rockhold "I’m not one of the best, I am the best"

[ad_1] As Luke Rockhold packed his bags for an early exit from South Florida last week, it was clear that even for one of the best fighters in the world, Mother Nature is not waiting around for him to finish his camp for this weekend’s bout against David Branch. And it’s in situations like this […]

Luke Rockhold still irked by Michael Bisping loss

[ad_1] “Yeah, I wasn’t necessarily healthy, but I think it comes down to the focus,” he said. “I forced the fight. I could have won that fight with very little, but I ran in, I left openings, I made mistakes and he definitely capitalized. He’s a tough guy. He’s by no means the best in […]

Canelo's transformation to full middleweight

[ad_1] Canelo Alvarez has been fighting for almost 12 years, but he’s only 27 years old. All you need to know about the middleweight megafight between unified titleholder Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 16. Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KOs) has fought most of his career as a welterweight, before moving up […]

Canelo, Golovkin both right on 160-pound limit

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — There was an electric atmosphere as Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez stepped on the scale to weigh in at the MGM Grand Garden on Friday afternoon. They were a little more than 24 hours away from their unified middleweight world championship fight, which will take place Saturday (8 p.m. ET) at […]

David Branch "I've been on this stage before"

[ad_1] At Fight Night Pittsburgh open workouts, David Branch took a few moments to discuss his opponents, and what it’s like to make his return to the UFC after six years away: In just his second fight back in UFC, @DavidcBranchMMA isn’t starstruck and is treating Rockhold fight like any other. #UFCPittsburgh […]

Rojas wins interim belt with KO of Marrero

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — With one nasty left hook, Jesus Rojas knocked out Claudio Marrero in the seventh round to win an interim featherweight world title Friday night in the main event of the “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN” card at the Marquee Ballroom inside the MGM Grand. It was an exciting fight on the […]

Luke Rockhold "He's not the caliber fighter I am"

[ad_1] Matt Parrino from was live at the open workouts for Fight Night Pittsburgh where he caught up with Luke Rockhold. When asked if there’s a chance he’s looking past his opponent, David Branch, Rockhold was very direct in his response. Check out the clip below. Asked @LukeRockhold if he’s overestimating David Branch. […]