Lloyd Honeyghan didn't care about Donald Curry's reputation. He wasn't bothered by betting odds, either. He just came to fight—and on September 27, 1986, that's exactly what he did. When he stepped between the ropes at the Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, few gave Honeyghan a chance of beating the undisputed welterweight champion of the world. The unbeaten Curry had knocked out Milton McCrory in a hurry at the end of the previous year to add the WBC title to the IBF and WBA belts already in his possession. The Lone Star Cobra was viewed by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet at the time. Middleweight Marvin Hagler was his major rival for the honour—and plans were
Tyson Fury is "seeking help", his trainer said on Monday, after the controversial British world heavyweight champion pulled out of his title rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko for the second time. Fury was declared "medically unfit" to fight last week. Peter Fury, Tyson's uncle and trainer, said his nephew was "at an all-time low" following allegations of doping levelled against him.
ESPN’s controversial commentator Stephen A. Smith will make his debut as a boxing analyst on Nov. 5 with a quadruple title fight, pay-per-view card headlined by Manny Pacquiao’s return against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. With Top Rank handling its own pay-per-view card, the promotional giant need to come up with a notable broadcast team. Top Rank President Todd duBoef said recently that team would be a big surprise, and he was certainly right on that call. Longtime boxing broadcaster and current MLB network host Brian Kenny will handle the blow-by-blow action, while Smith will be the color analyst and Charissa Thompson of Fox NFL Kickoff will