Tyson Fury will never fight again - says leading British promoter Eddie Hearn. Fury, 28, has withdrawn from his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled for 29 October, with reported mental health issues. The Englishman, who has not fought since beating
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
There was not one single complaint from the boxer, corner, promoter or crowd when Anthony Crolla dropped a tight decision and lost his WBA lightweight title to Jorge Linares in Manchester on Saturday night. Crolla fought the fight of his life and when the final bell sounded he could barely walk or talk, so total was his commitment and draining his exhaustion. It was an odd end, strangely muted considering the closeness of two of the three judges: all three voted in favour of Linares, one of boxing's surest operators, and two separated the fighters by just one and two points respectively. It was mesmerising at times watching the brilliant Linares think his way out of corners, counter punch with such speed that trying to count the shots is nearly impossible to the human eye.