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.
When Bob Arum announced that Top Rank would self-produce and distribute the pay-per-view broadcast rather than use HBO for Manny Pacquiao's return to the ring against welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas, one of the big questions was who would be calling the action. We now have our answer as Top Rank unveiled the broadcast team for the Nov. 5 PPV bout on Monday. Brian Kenny (MLB Network), Stephen A. Smith (ESPN) and Top Rank fighter Timothy Bradley -- who has fought both Pacquiao and Vargas -- will serve as the commentating team for the fight. Charissa Thompson (Fox Sports) will host the event with Chrystina Poncher (Top Rank TV) as the reporter handling interviews. "We wanted to give the viewers