How Mixed-up Are the Heavyweight Champions? By: Ken Hissner Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko, 64-4 (53), of the UKR, lost for the first time in eleven years, to Tyson Fury, 25-0 (18), in November of 2015 losing his three titles. Fury retired in 2016 making all the titles vacant. Klitschko for …Read More »
Kell Brook And Amir Khan May Meet In Ring
Kell Brook And Amir Khan May Meet In Ring By: Sean Crose Surprise, surprise, welterweight Amir Khan finally seems interested in getting in the ring with countryman and fellow welterweight Kell Brook. The IBF world titlist of the division, Brook has long wanted a fight with Khan, but the former …Read More »
Ronda Rousey Returns After “Biggest Upset in Combat Sports History”? Not By a Long Way
Ronda Rousey Returns After “Biggest Upset in Combat Sports History”? Not By a Long Way By: Matt O’Brien Friday night sees the long-awaited comeback of“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey following her shocking defeat to Holly Holm last November, in a result infamously described by UFC commentator Joe Rogan as, “the biggest upset …Read More »
Three Tales from Joe “Shannon” Schabacker!
Three Tales from Joe “Shannon” Schabacker! By: Ken Hissner This former Olympic alternate back in the early 20’s had more than half a dozen tales but let’s hear about three of them. Shannon had a professional trainer named Jack Blackburn. Yes, the trainer of Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis. Shannon …Read More »
Why Carl Frampton Is Not My Fighter Of The Year
Why Carl Frampton Is Not My Fighter Of The Year By: Sean Crose Okay, first things first – there’s something a bit misleading about the title of this article. The truth is that I don’t have a FIGHTER OF THE YEAR, per se. Indeed, you won’t find me listing the …Read More »
Why Do So Many Show Disrespect for GGG?
Why Do So Many Show Disrespect for GGG? By: Ken Hissner This writer had a GGG NO. 1 shirt made up and it’s almost like I had something against Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the way so many walk away from me in disgust. First thing out of their mouths is “he …Read More »
Boxing Insider Notebook: Wilder, LaManna, Rabii, Spadafora, and more…
Boxing Insider Notebook: Wilder, LaManna, Rabii, Spadafora, and more… Compiled By: William Holmes The following is the Boxing Insider notebook for the week of December 20th to December 27th, covering the comings and goings in the sport of boxing that you might have missed. Deontay Wilder’s Next Fight Set for …Read More »
Dillian Whyte Flags a Possible Next Opponent and Signals WBC Title Ambitions
Dillian Whyte Flags a Possible Next Opponent and Signals WBC Title Ambitions By: G.E. Simons Dillian Whyte has confirmed his interest in facing former WBC world champion Bermane Stiverne, in what could provide a final eliminator for the right to challenge current WBC heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder. Whyte’s options …Read More »
Philly’s Fab Four Turned Professional in 2016 and Are 23-0-1!
Philly’s Fab Four Turned Professional in 2016 and Are 23-0-1! By: Ken Hissner This was to be the year that five Philly boxers were to go to the Olympic in Brazil!The best looking prospect to come out of Philly since 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Meldrick Taylor in this writer’s opinion …Read More »
Playing Favorites – The WBO Shows Its Love For Canelo Alvarez
Playing Favorites – The WBO Shows Its Love For Canelo Alvarez By: Sean Crose The World Boxing Organization’s middleweight champ, Billy Joe Saunders, may not be happy about it, but the sanctioning body has named one Canelo Alvarez as his mandatory opponent. That means Saunders is going to have to …Read More »