Provocative biography opens door on Ali's life

[ad_1] The first and last image Jonathan Eig says he saw each day in his boyhood bedroom was a poster of Muhammad Ali on the ceiling. In Eig’s view then, Ali was a “superhero.” The 53-year-old journalist told an audience on Sunday at Chicago’s Emanuel Congregation that he was dumbfounded a few years ago over […]

Welterweight Porter to take on Granados

[ad_1] Former welterweight world titleholder Shawn Porter is in a mandatory position to fight for another belt, but unified titlist Keith Thurman is sidelined with an injury until at least early next year. The WBC plans to order Porter to fight fellow former titlist Danny Garcia, but that fight could not be made before the […]

Ortiz fails drug test; Wilder bout likely canceled

[ad_1] The highly anticipated Nov. 4 showdown between heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and Luis “King Kong” Ortiz — undefeated power punchers facing their best opponent — projected to be one of the most significant fights of the year. But now the fight probably will be canceled, after Ortiz tested positive for banned substances in […]

Brad Pickett – The Promoter

[ad_1] It’s another fight week for Brad Pickett. And though the recently-retired UFC / WEC vet won’t have gloves on this Saturday when his Rise of Champions (ROC) promotion puts on its fourth show (which airs on a video-on-demand basis on UFC FIGHT PASS in October) with a 17-fight card at Brentwood Leisure Centre, it’s […]

McGregor: Wide range of options for next fight

[ad_1] Fresh off one of the richest events in combat sports history, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is the No. 1 target of virtually every boxer and mixed martial artist in the world. And he certainly knows it. During a public appearance Friday in Glasgow, Scotland — McGregor’s first since last month’s lucrative boxing match […]