Alan Minter, a British boxing great who followed up a bronze medal at the Olympics by becoming a world champion in the middleweight division in 1980, has died. The British Boxing Board of Control confirmed Minter's death on Thursday, without giving more details. Minter won bronze in the light-middleweight category at the Munich Olympics in 1972 and immediately turned professional, capturing British and European titles at middleweight within five years.
For years, Lopez has carried the burden of having to live up to his colorful father’s words and his day of reckoning will soon arrive.
Canelo Alvarez has filed a federal lawsuit claiming breaches of contract by streaming service DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions and its CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, and seeking $280 million. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claims the promoter and online service didn't live up to the terms of Alvarez's 11-fight, $365 million agreement made two years ago.
Terence ''Bud'' Crawford is looking for a fight. The undefeated WBO welterweight champion has never fought less than twice in a calendar year as a professional. Has Crawford, in the prime of his career at 32, gotten antsy?
Jeff Horn has been encouraged to retire after the former world champion was beaten by Tim Tszyu in a super-welterweight bout. Three years after beating Manny Pacquiao at a packed Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, the Australian said he felt relief Wednesday when the official stopped their bout ahead of the ninth round. Tim Tszyu is the son of former world champion and Russian-born Kostya Tszyu.
Alexander Povetkin inflicted a second career defeat on Dillian Whyte with a stunning fifth-round knockout on Saturday which left the British heavyweight's world title dream in tatters. It was not too much damage,'' Povetkin told Sky Sports. The prize of meeting the winner of the trilogy fight between current champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder was on the line.
De La Hoya was once elite, but that was 14 years ago. If he fights, he needs to be matched with an opponent that a boxer coming off a 12-year-layoff can compete against, not one of the best in the world.
The coronavirus pandemic-caused lockdown had just begun, and former welterweight champion Shawn Porter needed a place to train. Kenny Porter hung a heavy bag from a tree in his backyard for his son to hit. It wasn't long before Shawn Porter needed a sparring partner he knew was COVID-19 free.
Conlan will return on Saturday in London when he meets Sofiane Takoucht in a featherweight bout that will be broadcast on ESPN.
Undefeated American David Benavidez defends his World Boxing Council super middleweight world title for the third time on Saturday against Colombia's Alexis Angulo.
The title unification bout, one of the biggest in boxing that could be made, pits the pound-for-pound star Lomachenko against the brash, hard-punching Lopez, who is 15-0 with 12 knockouts.
Next on Benavidez's hit list is Roamer Alexis Angulo, whom he’ll fight on Saturday (9 p.m. ET, Showtime) at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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.