Unbeaten boxer and WBO jr welterweight champion Timothy Bradley signed a new promotional contract with Top Rank Thursday and will face former lightweight champion Joel Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KO) on the Nov. 12 Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez card at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Juan Manuel Lopez began his comeback last night with a second round stoppage over Mike" Machine Gun" Oliver at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, in Puerto Rico. And yes, the vacant WBO Latino Featherweight title, was an add on, in this fight.
Talk about a surprise attack. Three fighters from Japan showcased their abilities at the MGM Grand last night against high-quality opponents and left those watching shell-shocked by the heart, grit and skills they showed in their victories.
HBO was advertising Sergio Martinez's fight with Serihy Dzinziruk as a dangerous fight, a real test. The southpaw from Germany, Martinez's previous opponent, was supposed to give Martinez a 'run for his money.' Sergio responded with a dominating performance where he knocked Dzinziruk multiple times. As a result of this great night, the Sergio Martinez band wagon was busting at the seams.
In life, people often lose focus and direction when their occupations become considerably less stimulating than a "labor of love". Most individuals find solace in other areas when a job is not as fulfilling as once imagined.
On a big weekend for British boxing, before 'Dazzling' Darren Barker faces up to Sergio 'Maravilla' Martinez from Atlantic City in the early hours of Sunday morning on Sky Sports, the new kid on the TV block, Box Nation, got its first live televised production off to a cracking start with Liam Walsh 12-0 (9), one of three unbeaten fighting Walsh brothers with their large and vociferous following, defending his Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title against Paul Appleby 17-3 (11) in a pulsating, gruelling battle that will surely rival Mitchell-Murray for British Fight of the Year.
All-time-great boxing champion James "Lights Out" Toney is turning a negative into a positive... As in he's positive he's going to Russia to kick Denis Ledbedev's ass.
Fighters and fight fans alike have always been a rare breed. As every second of every round ticks away, we love to see the drama of a great scrap unfold. We live to see our favorite fighters leave everything in the ring for our entertainment.
On July 10th, 1951, relatively unknown European Middleweight Champion Randolph Turpin pulled off the colossal upset when he defeated the heavily favored Sugar Ray Robinson to become the first British fighter in 60 years to win the World Middleweight Championship title.