Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson (L) and broadcaster Barry Tompkins share a laugh at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame ceremony in 2013. On Tuesday, Tompkins and broadcast partner Steve Farhood were both elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The final 60 seconds of the middleweight title fight between Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard in Las Vegas on April 6, 1987, were riveting.
TORONTO -- Anthony Pettis?missed weight Friday for his interim featherweight championship fight against Max Holloway. Pettis (19-5) was 148 pounds at the official weigh-in, exceeding the allowed weight of 145. Holloway (16-3) came in right at 145 pounds. The fight will still headline UFC 206 on Saturday at Air Canada Centre, but?Dana White told ESPN that it is now an interim title fight for Holloway only. If Pettis wins, he won't be an interim champion.? Also, Pettis will forfeit 20 percent of his purse, which is standard. The UFC created the interim title fight last month, when the UFC 206 pay-per-view lost its original main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony
Anthony Joshua has risen to the top of boxing's heavyweight division in serene fashion, with barely a clean punch landing on him in 17 straight professional wins. For the British fighter, the real work starts now. On Saturday, Joshua makes the second defense of his IBF title against a 34-year-old American with nothing to lose and a huge punch in his armory. Everyone is in agreement: Eric Molina is a credible challenger and Joshua's most dangerous fight to date. "We've specifically trained to land the knockout shot," Molina said Thursday. "There's nothing else we've worked on, other than landing that shot." That one big punch wobbled fellow American Deontay Wilder in Molina's only other world