Undefeated American David Benavidez defends his World Boxing Council super middleweight world title for the third time on Saturday against Colombia's Alexis Angulo.
Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. originally set for next month has been pushed back to November, organisers said Tuesday. In a statement, promotional company Triller said the fight in Los Angeles would now take place on November 28 to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. "Changing the date to November 28th will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history," Tyson said in a statement.
Ajagba joins a group of heavyweights that includes Fury, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Tony Yoka; Guido Vianello; and Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson.
Mike Tyson is coming back to boxing at age 54. The former heavyweight champion will meet four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match on Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park. Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history when he won the title in 1986 at age 20 and for a time was the most feared fighter in boxing.
Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion who retired in 2005, said Thursday he will make a comeback at age 54, fighting Roy Jones Jr. on September 12 in Los Angeles. On his Legends Only League website, Tyson announced the eight-round exhibition bout against Jones, a 51-year-old fighter who briefly held the heavyweight title and has fought consistently into his 50s. "It's just going to be amazing," Tyson said on a video call on ESPN.
The training videos that former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been releasing on social media weren’t just for show, it turns out. Yahoo Sports has learned from multiple sources that Tyson plans to return to boxing to face Roy Jones Jr. on Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Former world heavyweight champion boxer David Haye launched a face mask on Thursday that he hopes will prove a stylish and eco-friendly way to protect people in gyms, shops and ringside, as the sport tries to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Launching The Black Mask Company, Haye said the design was inspired by police masks in Vietnam, where there have been no recorded deaths from COVID-19, and that he wanted to help protect the environment. Already people have to wear face coverings on public transport, and from Friday they will also be compulsory in shops.
WBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has been fined £15,000 ($19,000) by the British Board of Boxing Control (BBBoC) but is free to box again after they lifted the suspension of his licence. The 30-year-old English boxer had landed himself in hot water when he issued a video on social media in March offering men advice on how to hit their partners during the coronavirus lockdown. "Following consideration of Mr. Saunders' explanation, the stewards (board) found Mr. Saunders guilty of misconduct and have fined him £15,000.00p to be donated to charities," read a BBBoC statement.
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) said in a statement that Saunders was fined 15,000 pounds ($19,000). Saunders had filmed himself punching a bag in a barn and advising "dads, husbands and men with girlfriends" how to deal with their female partners during the lockdown. "Following consideration of Mr. Saunders' explanation, the Stewards found Mr. Saunders guilty of misconduct and have fined him 15,000 pounds to be donated to charities," the BBBofC said in a statement http://bbbofc.com/content/boxer-billy-joe-saunders-0.
British boxer Billy Joe Saunders has had his suspension lifted and been fined 15,000 pounds ($19,000) for appearing to condone domestic violence. Saunders posted on social media in March a video of himself using a punching bag to advise men how to hit their female partners if they argue during the coronavirus lockdown. The WBO super middleweight champion admitted at the time he made ''a silly mistake'' and his promoter Eddie Hearn described the clip as ''idiotic'' and ''unacceptable.'' He was also heavily criticized by domestic abuse charities.
On Sunday, five days before he’d put his 15-fight KO streak on the line against Samuel Vargas, Ortiz was on Instagram playing the guitar and taking requests from his fans.
New York (AFP) - Leo Santa Cruz fights unbeaten Gervonta Davis for two world titles and Jermell Charlo faces a super welterweight unification showdown in nine Premier Boxing Champions cards unveiled Wednesday.
Berlanga on his newfound power: “He told me that I moved too much and because I was moving as much as I was, I wasn’t sitting down on my punches.”
The man who could be the successor to Manny Pacquiao as the face of boxing in the Philippines has signed with Pacquiao’s MP Promotions and plans to turn professional in 2020.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Promising young boxer Travell “Black Magic” Mazion was killed when his car slammed head-on into an oncoming car on a highway near Austin, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Herring said he wants to go in August, even though that will represent three consecutive training camps and will be hard on the body.
Jamel Herring was supposed to fight Tuesday night as part of a feel-good card topped by two boxers who had tested positive for the coronavirus. Herring tested positive Monday for COVID-19, stripping an ESPN card of a title fight and leaving Mayer as the main event. It was the second cancellation for Herring, who was pulled from a scheduled July 2 fight after becoming sick but had tested negative as late as July 3.
The tragedies in his life have buried many very good men, but Herring, a Marine sergeant who captained the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team, isn’t the kind of guy to give in.
Thai boxing matches resumed on Saturday after more than three months as the nation eases its coronavirus lockdown, but fans of the popular sport will have to make do with watching on television for now. Leaders of the sport hailed the return to the ring after the shutdown, which left hundreds of boxers and referees without work, and said they hoped spectators would be allowed to attend matches again soon. Thailand's government has eased most curbs to try to revive an economy badly hit by the pandemic, with sports competitions among the latest activities to resume.